2015–16 Iraqi Premier League

The 2015–16 Iraqi Premier League (known officially as the Fuchs Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 42nd season of the Iraqi Premier League since its establishment in 1974. The season started on 15 September 2015 and concluded on 22 May 2016.

Iraqi Premier League
Season2015–16
Dates15 September 2015 – 22 May 2016
ChampionsAl-Zawraa
(13th title)
RelegatedDuhok
Al-Sinaa
AFC CupAl-Zawraa
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Arab Club ChampionshipNaft Al-Wasat
Matches played198
Goals scored410 (2.07 per match)
Top goalscorerHammadi Ahmed
Mohannad Abdul-Raheem
(12 goals each)
Highest scoringAl-Karkh 4–4 Al-Talaba
(21 March 2015)
Longest winning run5 games
Al-Minaa
Longest unbeaten run24 games
Al-Zawraa
Longest winless run13 games
Al-Sinaa
Longest losing run5 games
Al-Kahrabaa

Al-Zawraa won a record 13th Iraqi Premier League title, finishing one point ahead of defending champions Naft Al-Wasat. Al-Zawraa went through all 24 matches without a single defeat: the seventh time that a team has won the league undefeated since the league's inception in 1974.[1]

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Zawraa 17 11 6 0 24 10 +14 39 Qualified to Elite Group
2 Naft Al-Wasat 17 10 5 2 24 14 +10 35
3 Al-Naft 17 9 5 3 21 10 +11 32
4 Al-Talaba 17 7 6 4 20 14 +6 27
5 Naft Maysan 17 6 6 5 16 16 0 24
6 Al-Kahrabaa 17 3 7 7 9 17 −8 16
7 Naft Al-Junoob 17 3 6 8 15 20 −5 15
8 Al-Karkh 17 2 6 9 11 20 −9 12
9 Al-Samawa 17 2 4 11 14 26 −12 10
10 Duhok[a] 9 2 1 6 8 15 −7 7 Relegated to Iraq Division One
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Duhok withdrew from the league after 11 matches, with their results from the second round-robin being annulled.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away KAH KAR NFT SMA TLB ZWR DUH NFJ NFW NFM
Al-Kahrabaa 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
Al-Karkh 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–4 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1
Al-Naft 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–0
Al-Samawa 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 [a] 0–1 3–1 2–2
Al-Talaba 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
Al-Zawraa 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0
Duhok[b] 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–3
Naft Al-Junoob 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 [a] 2–3 1–1
Naft Al-Wasat 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Naft Maysan 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–2
Source: Goalzz
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Duhok's results away to Naft Al-Junoob (3–1 loss) and Al-Samawa (1–0 loss) were annulled after their withdrawal from the league.
  2. ^ Duhok withdrew from the league after 11 matches, with their results from the second round-robin being annulled.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 17 10 3 4 22 11 +11 33 Qualified to Elite Group
2 Al-Minaa 18 9 5 4 27 17 +10 32
3 Amanat Baghdad 18 9 3 6 22 17 +5 30
4 Al-Shorta 18 9 2 7 20 19 +1 29
5 Zakho 18 7 7 4 17 10 +7 28
6 Erbil 17 5 8 4 19 17 +2 23
7 Al-Najaf 18 7 2 9 13 22 −9 23
8 Karbalaa 18 5 7 6 17 16 +1 22
9 Al-Hudood 18 2 6 10 11 23 −12 12
10 Al-Sinaa 18 1 7 10 8 24 −16 10 Relegated to Iraq Division One
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away HUD MIN NJF QWJ SHR SIN AMN ERB KRB ZAK
Al-Hudood 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
Al-Minaa 1–1 3–0[a] 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1
Al-Najaf 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 0–0
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Al-Shorta 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 1–0
Al-Sinaa 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1
Amanat Baghdad 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–1
Erbil 1–1 3–1 2–0 [b] 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0
Karbalaa 3–2 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
Zakho 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
Source: Goalzz
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Al-Minaa–Al-Najaf match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Al-Minaa, as Al-Najaf did not turn up for the game.
  2. ^ The Erbil–Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya match was postponed due to Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya's involvement in the AFC Cup, and was later cancelled due to the result having no effect on qualification or relegation.

Elite GroupEdit

The Elite Group started on 2 April and finished on 22 May. Each team played each other just once.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Al-Zawraa (C) 7 4 3 0 13 5 +8 15 Qualification for the AFC Cup group stage
2 Naft Al-Wasat 7 4 2 1 10 6 +4 14 Qualification for the Arab Club Championship play-off round
3 Al-Talaba 7 3 3 1 8 6 +2 12
4 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 7 3 0 4 11 7 +4 9 Qualification for the AFC Cup group stage[a]
5 Al-Naft 7 2 3 2 9 9 0 9
6 Al-Minaa 7 2 2 3 9 13 −4 8
7 Al-Shorta 7 1 2 4 6 12 −6 5
8 Amanat Baghdad 7 1 1 5 6 14 −8 4
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya qualified for the AFC Cup as Iraq FA Cup winners.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away MIN NFT QWJ SHR TLB ZWR AMN NFW
Al-Minaa 1–0 2–2 1–0
Al-Naft 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2–0 3–0[a] 1–2 1–3
Al-Shorta 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1
Al-Talaba 1–0 1–1 2–1
Al-Zawraa 5–1 1–1 1–0
Amanat Baghdad 0–4 0–2 1–2
Naft Al-Wasat 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1
Source: Goalzz
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya–Al-Shorta match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, as Al-Shorta did not turn up for the game.

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld Pts Eff Qualification
1 Al-Zawraa 24 54 75.0% 2017 AFC Cup
2 Naft Al-Wasat 24 49 68.1% 2017 Arab Club Championship
3 Al-Talaba 24 39 54.2%
4 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 24 42 58.3% 2017 AFC Cup[a]
5 Al-Naft 24 41 56.9%
6 Al-Minaa 25 40 53.3%
7 Al-Shorta 25 34 45.3%
8 Amanat Baghdad 25 34 45.3%
Eliminated in the Group Stage
9 Zakho 18 28 51.9%
10 Naft Maysan 17 24 47.1%
11 Erbil 17 23 45.1%
12 Al-Kahrabaa 17 16 31.4%
13 Al-Najaf 18 23 42.6%
14 Naft Al-Junoob 17 15 29.4%
15 Karbalaa 18 22 40.7%
16 Al-Karkh 17 12 23.5%
17 Al-Hudood 18 12 22.2%
18 Al-Samawa 17 10 19.6%
Relegated
19 Al-Sinaa 18 10 18.5%
20 Duhok 9 7 25.9%
  1. ^ Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya qualified for the AFC Cup as Iraq FA Cup winners.

Top scorersEdit

Rank[2] Player Club Goals
1   Hammadi Ahmed Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 12
  Mohannad Abdul-Raheem Al-Zawraa
3   Omar Khribin Al-Minaa 10
  Abdul-Qadir Tariq Al-Talaba
5   Alaa Abdul-Zahra Al-Zawraa 9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iraqi League 2015–2016". Goalzz.com.
  2. ^ Kooora.com

External linksEdit