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2015–16 Saudi Professional League

The 2015–16 Saudi Professional League - officially known as the Abdul Latif Jameel League, because of its sponsorship - was the 40th season of the Saudi Professional League, since its inception in 1976.

Professional League
Season2015–2016
ChampionsAl-Ahli (3rd title)
RelegatedNajran
Hajer
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Ahli
Al-Hilal
Al-Taawoun
Al-Fateh
Arab Club ChampionshipAl-Hilal
Al-Nassr
Matches played182
Goals scored508 (2.79 per match)
Top goalscorerOmar Al-Somah
(27 goals)
Biggest home winAl-Hilal 7–0 Al-Khaleej
(21 November 2015)
Biggest away winHajer 0–5 Al-Ittihad
(24 April 2016)
Al-Ittihad 0–5 Al-Nassr
(8 May 2016)
Highest scoringAl-Ittihad 6–2 Al-Raed
(4 February 2016)
Longest winning runAl-Ahli (8 games)[1]
Longest unbeaten runAl-Ahli (17 games)[2]
Longest winless runHajer (15 games)[3]
Longest losing runHajer (9 games)[4]
Highest attendance60,051[5]
Al-Ahli 3–2 Al-Fateh
(13 May 2016)
Lowest attendance46[5]
Najran 2–0 Hajer
(20 November 2015)
Average attendance6,906[6]

Al-Nassr were once again the defending champions for this season, having won the previous two editions in 2013–14 and 2014–15, their 7th title in total.[7] The League comprised 14 teams, 12 from the 2014–15 campaign and two new teams promoted from the 2014–15 First Division, champions Al-Qadisiyah and Al-Wehda who replaced relegated Al-Orobah and Al-Shoulla. The League started on 19 August 2015 and concluded on 14 May 2016.

On 24 April 2016, Al-Ahli won the league title after defeating Al-Hilal 3–1 in a home match. It was their first title since 1984 and their third overall.[8] Al-Ahli, Al-Hilal and Al-Taawoun all secured a berth for the 2017 AFC Champions League via league position. At the bottom, Najran and Hajer were relegated to the First Division.

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TeamsEdit

First Division champions Al-Qadisiyah return for the first time since being relegated in the 2011–12 campaign and were joined by Al-Wehda who return after relegation in 2012–13 campaign. They replaced relegated sides Al-Orobah and Al-Shoulla. This brings top flight football back to Makkah and Khobar.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Ahli Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City 62,000[9]
Al-Faisaly Harmah King Salman Sport City (Al Majma'ah) 5,200[10]
Al-Fateh Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi 19,096[11]
Al-Hilal[A] Riyadh King Fahd International 62,685[12]
Al-Ittihad Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City 62,000[9]
Al-Khaleej Saihat Prince Saud bin Jalawi (Khobar) 11,000[13]
Al-Nassr[A] Riyadh King Fahd International 62,685[12]
Al-Qadisiyah Khobar Prince Saud bin Jalawi 11,000[13]
Al-Raed Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 23,600[14]
Al-Shabab[A] Riyadh King Fahd International 62,685[12]
Al-Taawoun Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 23,600[14]
Al-Wehda Makkah King Abdul Aziz 33,195[15]
Hajer Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi 19,096[11]
Najran[B] Najran Al-Akhdoud Club 3,200[16]
Notes
  1. ^ Al-Hilal, Al-Nassr and Al-Shabab also use Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (22,500 seats)[17] as home stadium.
  2. ^ Najran played all home matches this season at Reserve Stadium in King Abdullah Sports City (1,000 seats),[18] in Jeddah, due to security reasons.[19]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al-Ahli   Christian Gross   Taisir Al-Jassim Puma Qatar Airways
Al-Faisaly   Liviu Ciobotariu   Omar Abdulaziz Erreà Aldrees
Al-Fateh   Nacif Beyaoui   Hamdan Al-Hamdan Jako Al-Majdouie Hyundai
Al-Hilal   Giorgos Donis   Yasser Al-Qahtani Nike Mobily
Al-Ittihad   Victor Pițurcă   Hamad Montashari Adidas
Al-Khaleej   Jalal Qaderi   Hussain Al-Turki Erreà Al-Majdouie Hyundai
Al-Nassr   Raúl Caneda   Hussein Abdulghani Saudi Sporta Mobily
Al-Qadisiyah   Hamad Al-Dossari   Naif Hazazi Lotto
Al-Raed   Aleksandar Ilić   Ibrahim Madkhali Hattrick Hana Water Company
Al-Shabab   Fathi Al-Jabal   Ahmed Otaif Romai
Al-Taawoun   José Gomes   Jehad Al-Hussain Erreà Herfy
Al-Wehda   Kheïreddine Madoui   Majed Al-Hazzani Erreà
Hajer   Abdullah Al-Janoubi   Mustafa Malayekah Erreà
Najran   Hélio dos Anjos   Abdulaziz Hamsal Adidas Star Plastic Industries

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players was limited to 4 per team, and should not be a goalkeeper.[20]

Team Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
Al-Ahli   Marquinho   Mohamed Abdel-Shafy   Giannis Fetfatzidis   Omar Al-Somah
Al-Faisaly   Adriano Pardal   Javier Balboa   Abel Camará   Sadat Ouro-Akoriko
Al-Fateh   Élton   Juan Falcón   Patrick Gbala   Salam Shaker
Al-Hilal   Aílton Almeida   Carlos Eduardo   Digão   Kwak Tae-Hwi
Al-Ittihad   Sulley Muntari   Lucian Sânmărtean   Gelmin Rivas
Al-Khaleej   Abdoulaye Koffi   Aminou Bouba   Aboubacar Sylla   Ibrahim Al-Zawahreh
Al-Nassr   Mohamed Husain   Marquinhos Gabriel   Modibo Maïga   Adrian Mierzejewski
Al-Qadisiyah   Gilberto Macena   Jandson   Vitor Júnior   Saad Abdul-Amir
Al-Raed   Marcos Pizzelli   Boubacar Kébé   Ismaël Bangoura   Eid Al-Farsi
Al-Shabab   Mohamed Benyettou   Fernando Farias   Rafinha   Diego Arismendi
Al-Taawoun   Sandro Manoel   Paul Efoulou   Ricardo Machado   Jehad Al-Hussain
Al-Wehda   Anderson de Oliveira   Ernest Nfor   Jehad Al-Baour   Adolfo Lima
Hajer   Bruno Lopes   André Ndame   Ashraf Nu'man   Adama François
Najran   Adriano Alves   Bismark Ferreira   Eric Pereira   Tozin

Managerial ChangesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Manner of departure Pos. Incoming manager Date of appointment
Al-Raed   Abdelkader Amrani 28 August 2015[21] Sacked 13th   Takis Lemonis 3 September 2015[22]
Al-Nassr   Jorge da Silva 23 October 2015[23] Sacked 7th   René Higuita (interim) 24 October 2015[24]
Al-Nassr   René Higuita 26 October 2015 Temporary mandate over 6th   Fabio Cannavaro[1] 26 October 2015[25]
Al-Wehda   Juan Rodriguez 29 October 2015[26] Sacked 13th   Badreldin Hamed (interim) 30 October 2015[27]
Al-Qadisiyah   Djamel Belkacem 30 October 2015[28] Sacked 9th   Alexandre Gallo 30 October 2015[28]
Hajer   Nebojša Jovović 30 October 2015[28] Sacked 11th   Abdullah Al-Janoubi (interim) 30 October 2015[28]
Hajer   Abdullah Al-Janoubi 4 November 2015 Temporary mandate over 12th   Stéphane Demol 4 November 2015[29]
Al-Wehda   Badreldin Hamed 9 November 2015 Temporary mandate over 11th   Kheïreddine Madoui[2] 9 November 2015[30]
Al-Ittihad   László Bölöni 24 November 2015[31] Mutual consent 4th   Adel Abdulrahman (interim) 24 November 2015
Al-Ittihad   Adel Abdulrahman 15 December 2015 Temporary mandate over 4th   Victor Pițurcă 15 December 2015[32]
Najran   Fathi Al-Jabal 16 December 2015[33] Mutual consent 13th   Al Hasan Al-Yami (interim) 16 December 2015[33]
Najran   Al Hasan Al-Yami 25 December 2015 Temporary mandate over 13th   Hélio dos Anjos 25 December 2015[34]
Al-Shabab   Alvaro Gutierrez 3 January 2016 Sacked 6th   Fathi Al-Jabal 3 January 2016[35]
Al-Qadisiyah   Alexandre Gallo 30 January 2016[36] Sacked 11th   Hamad Al-Dossari (interim) 30 January 2016[36]
Al-Raed   Takis Lemonis 1 February 2016[37] Mutual consent 12th   Reda Hakam (interim) 1 February 2016[37]
Al-Raed   Reda Hakam 5 February 2016[38] Temporary mandate over 12th   Aleksandar Ilić 5 February 2016[38]
Al-Nassr   Fabio Cannavaro 11 February 2016[39] Mutual consent 6th   René Higuita (interim) 12 February 2016[40]
Al-Nassr   René Higuita 18 February 2016 Temporary mandate over 7th   Raúl Caneda 18 February 2016[41]
Hajer   Stéphane Demol 8 March 2016[42] Mutual consent 14th   Abdullah Al-Janoubi 8 March 2016[42]
Notes
  1. ^ Fabio Cannavaro took charge of his first Al-Nassr game on 2 November 2015 against Al-Faisaly (Round 6).
  2. ^ Kheïreddine Madoui took charge of his first Al-Wehda game on 25 November 2015 against Al-Raed (Round 9).

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Ahli (C) 26 19 6 1 55 21 +34 63 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage[a]
2 Al-Hilal 26 17 4 5 52 23 +29 55 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Arab Club Championship group stage[a]
3 Al-Ittihad[b] 26 15 4 7 54 37 +17 49
4 Al-Taawoun 26 13 6 7 54 35 +19 45 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage[a]
5 Al-Fateh 26 11 8 7 35 28 +7 41 Qualification to AFC Champions League play-off round[a]
6 Al-Shabab 26 11 6 9 27 28 −1 39
7 Al-Khaleej 26 8 9 9 27 43 −16 33
8 Al-Nassr 26 7 11 8 39 33 +6 32 Qualification to Arab Club Championship group stage[c]
9 Al-Wehda 26 8 7 11 30 37 −7 31
10 Al-Faisaly 26 7 8 11 28 37 −9 29
11 Al-Qadisiyah 26 6 10 10 26 32 −6 28
12 Al-Raed (O) 26 6 6 14 30 45 −15 24 Qualification to relegation play-off
13 Najran (R) 26 5 6 15 36 53 −17 21 Relegation to First Division
14 Hajer (R) 26 2 3 21 15 56 −41 9
Source: slstat.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Total goal difference; 5) Total goals scored; 6) Play-off (only for deciding champion, relegation and AFC competitions participation).[44]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d Since winners of the 2016 King Cup, Al-Ahli, qualified for AFC Champions League group stage based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winner (2017 AFC Champions League group stage) is passed to the third-placed team and the spot for the third-placed team (AFC Champions League play-off round) is passed to the fourth-placed team.
  2. ^ Al-Ittihad did not obtain an AFC license. Therefore, even if they earn the right to play in Asian competitions based on league position, they will not be able to participate.[43]
  3. ^ Al-Nassr earned a place in the Arab Club Championship by virtue of being the 2016 King Cup runners-up.


Positions by roundEdit

The following table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. If a club from the Saudi Professional League wins the King Cup, they will qualify for the AFC Champions League, unless they have already qualified for it through their league position. In this case, an additional AFC Champions League group stage berth will be given to the 3rd placed team, and the AFC Champions League play-off round spot will be given to 4th.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Al-Ahli64221222211112222211111111
Al-Hilal32113111122221111122222222
Al-Ittihad43542345334333333333333333
Al-Taawoun86355553443444444444444444
Al-Fateh27768979897957776897665555
Al-Shabab11434434579565555555556666
Al-Khaleej1314131010867656678889966777777
Al-Nassr78676686765786667789888888
Al-Wehda141112121310111310101010101010101011101010101010109
Al-Faisaly11129977989888999986789999910
Al Qadsiah55889111011121111111111111111131213131112121111
Al-Raed1213141412131310111212131212121313121312121311111212
Najran109111314141212131313121313131212101111111213131313
Hajer910101111121414141414141414141414141414141414141414
Leader
2017 AFC Champions League group stage
2017 AFC Champions League play-off round
Qualified for relegation play-off
Relegation to 2016–17 First Division
Source: slstat.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] AHL FSY FAT HIL ITT KHJ NSR QDS RAE SHB WHD TWN HJR NAJ
Al-Ahli 1–1 3–2 3–1 4–2 1–1 4–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–2
Al-Faisaly 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–2
Al-Fateh 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1
Al-Hilal 1–2 0–0 3–3 0–1 7–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0
Al-Ittihad 0–3 1–2 0–0 4–3 4–1 0–5 1–1 6–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 5–0 1–0
Al-Khaleej 0–4 2–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 3–1
Al-Nassr 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–0
Al Qadsiah 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–2
Al-Raed 2–5 5–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–3
Al-Shabab 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–2
Al-Wehda 0–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Al-Taawoun 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–3 3–3 5–1 2–0 4–0 4–2 4–0 4–1
Hajer 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–5 0–5 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–4 1–2
Najran 0–1 0–1 1–3 2–3 1–2 2–3 4–3 1–1 3–3 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 14 May 2016.
Source: slstat.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season progressEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Al-AhliDWWWWDWWDWWWWDDWDLWWWWWWWW
Al-FaisalyLLWDWDLDDLWWLWLLWWDLLLLDDD
Al-FatehWLDDDDWWLWLWLDDLWLDWWWWDWL
Al-HilalWWWWLWWWWWLWWWDWLLDWWDWLWD
Al-IttihadWWLWWDWLDWWLWWWWDWDLLWWWLL
Al-KhaleejLLDWDWWLDWDDDDDLLWWWLLWDLL
Al-NassrDDWLWDLDWDDWLWDLDDDLWLLDWL
Al QadsiahWDLLDLLLDLWDDLDLDLDLWWDDWW
Al-RaedLLLDDLWDWDLLLLLLLWLWWLWDLD
Al-ShababWWDWDDLWLLLLWWWWWWLLLDLDDW
Al-WehdaLDLDLWLLLWWLDLDLLDWWLWDDWW
Al-TaawounDWWLDWWDWLWWLDWWWLDWLWLDLW
HajerDLDLLLLLLLLLDLLWWLLLLLLLLL
NajranLDLLLLLWDLLLWLDWLWDLWLLDLD
Source: slstat.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Relegation play-offsEdit

Al-Raed which finished 12th will play against Al-Batin, 3rd of the 2015–16 Saudi First Division for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score will take part in the 2016–17 Saudi Professional League.[44] Al-Raed won 5–3 on aggregate and secured their place in the next season.[45]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Batin 3–5 Al-Raed 2–1 1–4

First legEdit

Second legEdit

StatisticsEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

As of 14 May 2016[48]
Rank Player Club G.P. Clean Sheets
1   Khalid Sharhili Al-Hilal 20 10
  Yasser Al-Mosailem Al-Ahli 22
3   Mohammed Al-Owais Al-Shabab 22 8
4   Faisel Masrahi Al-Qadisiyah 26 7
5   Abdullah Al-Owaishir Al-Fateh 19 6
6   Assaf Al-Qarni Al-Ittihad 15 5
  Mansoor Al-Najai Al-Faisaly 20
  Moslem Al Freej Al-Khaleej 22
  Fayz Al-Sabiay Al-Taawoun 22

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
  Gelmin Rivas Al-Ittihad Al-Qadisiyah 3–1 17 October 2015 [49]
  Omar Al-Somah Al-Ahli Al-Nassr 4–2 18 October 2015 [50]
  Gelmin Rivas Al-Ittihad Hajer 5–0 10 December 2015 [51]
  Omar Al-Somah Al-Ahli Al-Raed 3–1 14 December 2015 [52]
  Omar Al-Somah4 Al-Ahli Al-Raed 5–2 8 May 2016 [53]
  Yasser Al-Qahtani4 Al-Hilal Hajer 4–1 8 May 2016 [53]

4 Player scored four goals

AttendancesEdit

By roundEdit

2015–16 Professional League Attendance
Round Total GP. Avg. Per Game
Round 1 32,122 7 4,589
Round 2 29,840 7 4,263
Round 3 93,882 7 13,412
Round 4 53,701 7 7,672
Round 5 69,084 7 9,869
Round 6 39,156 7 5,594
Round 7 48,285 7 6,898
Round 8 57,644 7 8,235
Round 9 44,462 7 6,352
Round 10 72,727 7 10,390
Round 11 47,422 7 6,775
Round 12 43,783 7 6,255
Round 13 30,295 7 4,328
Round 14 63,279 7 9,040
Round 15 52,709 7 7,530
Round 16 28,518 7 4,074
Round 17 55,137 7 7,877
Round 18 38,551 7 5,507
Round 19 53,191 7 7,599
Round 20 56,595 7 8,085
Round 21 45,342 7 6,477
Round 22 18,184 7 2,598
Round 23 34,391 7 4,913
Round 24 67,870 7 9,696
Round 25 14,018 7 2,003
Round 26 66,622 7 9,517
Total
1,256,810
182 6,906

Source:[54]

By teamEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Al-Ahli 360,312 60,051 7,144 27,716 −18.7%
2 Al-Ittihad 295,465 59,037 1,787 22,728 −46.4%
3 Al-Hilal 154,338 26,653 2,371 11,872 −8.7%
4 Al-Nassr 82,193 21,716 1,074 6,323 −60.9%
5 Al-Taawoun 72,910 12,507 1,274 5,608 +108.9%
6 Al-Raed 61,520 12,324 1,474 4,732 +42.9%
7 Al-Shabab 38,201 14,850 392 2,939 −10.7%
8 Al-Wehda 37,990 10,939 310 2,922 n/a

9 Al-Fateh 37,184 11,688 282 2,860 +3.0%
10 Al Qadsiah 35,022 12,050 182 2,694 n/a

11 Najran 34,761 18,777 46 2,674 +181.8%
12 Hajer 22,211 6,754 106 1,709 +5.4%
13 Al-Khaleej 18,445 6,714 93 1,419 −47.2%
14 Al-Faisaly 6,258 1,750 63 481 −15.6%
League total 1,256,810 60,051 46 6,906 −24.5%

Updated to games played on 14 May 2016
Source: [55][5][56]
Notes:
Teams played previous season in First Division.

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