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The 2017–18 Qatari League, also known as Qatar Stars League, is the 45th edition of top level football championship in Qatar.[1]

Qatar Stars League
Season2017–18
ChampionsAl-Duhail
RelegatedAl-Kharaitiyat
Al-Markhiya
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Duhail
Al-Sadd
Al-Rayyan
Al-Gharafa

Contents

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club City/Town Stadium Coach
Al-Ahli Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium   George Jorge
Al-Arabi Doha Grand Hamad Stadium   Luka Bonačić
Al-Duhail Doha Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium   Djamel Belmadi
Al-Gharafa Doha Thani bin Jassim Stadium   Bülent Uygun
Al-Kharaitiyat Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium   Yassir Al Sobaie
Al-Khor Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium   Nacif Beyaoui
Al Markhiya Al Wakrah Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium   Adel Sellimi
Al-Rayyan Al-Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium   Michael Laudrup
Al-Sadd Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium   Jesualdo Ferreira
Al-Sailiya Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium   Sami Trabelsi
Qatar SC Doha Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani   Gabriel Calderón
Umm Salal Doha Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium   Talal El Karkouri

Foreign playersEdit

The total number of foreign players is restricted to nine per club. Clubs can register up to four professional foreign players, of which a maximum of three are allowed from nations outside the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 AFC Player Yemen Player(s) Former Player
Al-Ahli   Simao Mate Junior   Hamza Younés   Yassine Chikhaoui   Hadi Al Masri   Mohammed Fuad Omar   Cristian Nazarit
  Kim Gwi-hyeon
Al-Arabi   Diego Jardel   Ivan Fustar   Kwame Karikari   Saad Natiq   Mudir Al-Radaei   Mardik Mardikian
  Ammar Jemal
Al-Duhail   Lucas Mendes   Youssef El-Arabi   Youssef Msakni   Nam Tae-hee
Al-Gharafa   Wesley Sneijder   Diogo Amado   Rubert Quijada   Mehdi Taremi   Vladimir Weiss
  Luis Jimenez
Al Khairitiyat   Josue Mohy   Anouar Diba   Rachid Tiberkanine   Sanzhar Tursunov   Ahmed Al-Haifi
Al-Khor   Luciano Castan   Madson Formagini   Ariel Ngueukam   Soroush Rafiei   David da Silva
  Julien Ebah
Al Markhiya   Eric Pereira   Léo Mineiro   Tijan Jaiteh   Rebin Sulaka   Ammar Hamsan   Kwame Karikari
  Alain Traoré
Al-Rayyan   Abderrazak Hamdallah   Mouhcine Moutouali   Gonzalo Viera   Koh Myong-jin   Yohan Mollo
Al-Sadd   Baghdad Bounedjah   Jugurtha Hamroun   Xavi Hernandez   Morteza Pouraliganji
Al-Sailiya   Nadir Belhadj   Dragos Grigore   Valentin Lazar   Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov   Alaa Al-Sasi
Qatar SC   Bruno Gallo   Patrick Fabiano   Osama Omari    Luis Jimenez   Mohammad Tayyebi
  Sajjad Shahbazzadeh
  Habib Habibou
  Michael Babatunde
Umm Salal   Yannick Sagbo   Adil Rhaili   Oussama Darragi   Mahmoud Al-Mawas   Mohammed Ba Rowis   Youssef Sekour

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Duhail SC 22 19 3 0 86 27 +59 60 Qualification to 2019 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Al-Sadd 22 16 1 5 68 25 +43 49
3 Al-Rayyan 22 13 4 5 54 39 +15 43 Qualification to 2019 AFC Champions League play-off round
4 Al-Gharafa 22 10 5 7 43 34 +9 35
5 Umm Salal 22 8 9 5 33 34 −1 33
6 Al-Sailiya 22 8 4 10 40 42 −2 28
7 Al-Arabi 22 6 6 10 30 42 −12 24
8 Qatar SC 22 7 3 12 24 46 −22 24
9 Al-Khor 22 6 4 12 25 39 −14 22
10 Al-Ahli 22 6 4 12 24 43 −19 22
11 Al-Kharaitiyat 22 4 4 14 29 62 −33 16 Relegation to 2018–19 Qatargas League
12 Al Markhiya 22 2 7 13 19 42 −23 13
Updated to match(es) played on 4 April. Source: RSSSF, Qatar Stars League, and FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Youssef El-Arabi Al-Duhail 26
2   Youssef Msakni 25
3   Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Rayyan 18
4   Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd 16
5   Rodrigo Tabata Al-Rayyan 15
6   Rachid Tiberkanine Al Kharaitiyat 13
7   Wagner Ribeiro Al-Rayyan 12
  Nam Tae-hee Al Duhail 12
  Jugurtha Hamroun Umm Salal 12
10   Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov Al-Sailiya 10
  Madson Al-Duhail 10
  Yannick Sagbo Al-Sailiya 10
  Andres Quintana Al Rayyan 10
14   Wesley Sneijder Al-Gharafa 9

Team of the YearEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit