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2016–17 Saudi First Division was the 40th season of the Saudi First Division since its establishment in 1976. The season started on 11 August 2016 and concluded on 5 May 2017.[1]

Saudi First Division
Season2016–17
ChampionsAl-Feiha
PromotedAl-Feiha
Ohod
RelegatedAl-Adalh
Al-Jeel
Wej
Matches played240
Goals scored599 (2.5 per match)
Top goalscorerAbdulfattah Adam
(20 goals)
Biggest home winAl-Feiha 5–0 Al-Qaisumah
(1 April 2017)
Biggest away winAl-Orobah 1–4 Ohod
(23 September 2016)
Al-Watani 1–4 Hajer
(2 October 2016)
Damac 1–4 Al-Shoulla
(15 October 2016)
Al-Adalh 2–5 Al-Feiha
(18 March 2017)
Wej 2–5 Ohod
(22 April 2017)
Highest scoringAl-Nojoom 4–3 Al-Jeel
(24 December 2016)
Al-Jeel 5–2 Al-Watani
(30 December 2016)
Al-Adalh 2–5 Al-Feiha
(18 March 2017)
Wej 2–5 Ohod
(22 April 2017)
Longest winning run7 matches
Ohod
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Al-Feiha
Longest winless run8 matches
Al-Watani
Al-Nojoom
Al-Orobah
Wej
Longest losing run5 matches
Al-Watani
Al-Tai
Al-Orobah
All statistics correct as of 5 May 2017.

Contents

TeamsEdit

A total of 16 teams are contesting the league, including 11 sides from the 2015–16 season, two relegated from the 2015–16 Saudi Professional League and three promoted from the 2015–16 Saudi Second Division. Al-Qaisumah were promoted as champions, while Al-Adalh were promoted as Group B winners. Wej secured the final berth by winning the play-offs.[2]

Team changesEdit

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Al-Fayha (C, P) 30 13 11 6 50 35 +15 50 Promotion to Professional League
2 Ohod (P) 30 13 9 8 42 30 +12 48
3 Najran 30 13 7 10 38 34 +4 46 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Al-Nahda 30 12 9 9 37 31 +6 45
5 Al-Orobah 30 10 11 9 34 32 +2 41
6 Al-Qaisumah 30 11 8 11 44 50 −6 41
7 Al-Shoulla 30 11 8 11 35 33 +2 41
8 Damac 30 9 13 8 33 39 −6 40
9 Hajer 30 10 10 10 38 36 +2 40
10 Al-Hazem 30 10 8 12 36 30 +6 38
11 Al-Watani 30 10 7 13 27 37 −10 37
12 Al-Nojoom 30 8 13 9 38 37 +1 37
13 Al-Tai 30 10 7 13 34 42 −8 37
14 Al-Adalh (R) 30 8 12 10 31 41 −10 36 Relegation to Second Division
15 Al-Jeel (R) 30 8 11 11 45 45 0 35
16 Wej (R) 30 6 12 12 37 47 −10 30
Updated to match(es) played on 5 May 2017. Source: Goalzz
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, promotion and relegation).[3]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away[1] ADA FAY HAZ JEL NAH NOJ ORO QAI SHO TAI WAT DAM HJR NAJ OHD WEG
Al-Adalh 2–5 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–0
Al-Fayha 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 3–0
Al-Hazem 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 0–0
Al-Jeel 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 5–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 4–2
Al-Nahda 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–1
Al-Nojoom 0–0 1–2 3–2 4–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Al-Orobah 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–4 2–2
Al-Qaisumah 4–2 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 1–1
Al-Shoulla 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0
Al-Tai 2–0 2–3 1–0 3–1 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–0
Al-Watani 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–4 1–2 1–0 0–1
Damac 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Hajer 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–1
Najran 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–1
Ohod 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–2
Weg 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–5

Updated to games played on 5 May 2017.
Source: Goalzz
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season progressEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Al-AdalhLLWDLWDLDWDDDDWDLDLWDWLLLLWDWD
Al-FayhaWDDLDLLDWWLWWDWWWDDWDLDWWLWDWD
Al-HazemLLLWWLDWLWWWLDDDLDWLDWLDLWLLDW
Al-JeelDLDWLLWWLLLDWDLWDDLWWLWDDDLLDD
Al-NahdaDWLLWWDWWWLWWLLLWDDWDLDDLDWWLD
Al-NojoomDLWDLWLDDLDLLLWDWDDDDLWDDWLWWD
Al-OrobahWWDLDDWLDWWDWDWDLLLLLDLWDDWDLW
Al-QaisumahDDWDDWLWLLDDLWLWLLWWDWLDLWWWLL
Al-ShoullaLDLLWWLLWWDDWWDWLWWLDDDDLWLWLL
Al-TaiLDWLLDDDWLDLWLLLLLWDWWWWWLWLLD
Al-WataniDLDLLLLLWWLWLWDLLWDWLLWDDLWDWW
DamacDWLWWLLDDLWWDLDDWDDDDWDLWLDDWL
HajerWDWDWLWDLWLDLWLDWDDLDWLDDWLLWL
NajranDWLLWWLDLLWLLWWLWWLDWDLWWDDDWW
OhodWWWWWWWDWLDLDDWLDDWLDWDLWLLWLD
WegDDLWDWDDDLWLDLLWWDLLLLDDDWLLLD
Source:[citation needed]
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

StatisticsEdit