2021–22 Saudi Professional League

The 2021–22 Saudi Professional League was the 46th edition of the Saudi Professional League, the top Saudi professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1976. Fixtures for the 2021–22 season were announced on 18 July 2021.[5]

Professional League
Season2021–22
Dates11 August 2021 – 22 May 2022
ChampionsAl-Hilal (18th title)
RelegatedAl-Faisaly
Al-Ahli
Al-Hazem
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Hilal
Matches played240
Goals scored637 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerOdion Ighalo
(24 goals)
Biggest home winAl-Ittihad 6–1 Abha
(11 September 2021)
Al-Hilal 5–0 Al-Shabab
(17 February 2022)
Biggest away winAl-Tai 0–4 Al-Hilal
(11 January 2022)
Abha 0–4 Al-Ittihad
(6 February 2022)
Highest scoringAl-Fateh 5–5 Damac
(25 November 2021)
Longest winning runAl-Ittihad
(10 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAl-Shabab
(17 matches)
Longest winless runAl-Hazem
(11 matches)
Longest losing runAl-Hazem
(7 matches)
Highest attendance58,755[1]
Al-Ittihad 1–3 Al-Hilal
(23 May 2022)
Lowest attendance0[2]
Al-Ittihad 3–0 Al-Nassr
(11 February 2022)
0[3]
Al-Nassr 1–0 Al-Fayha
(17 March 2022)
0[4]
Al-Shabab 1–0 Al-Faisaly
(12 May 2022)
Total attendance1,692,423
Average attendance7,659
All statistics correct as of 29 May 2022.

Al-Hilal were the two-time defending champions after winning their 17th title last season.[6] Al-Fayha, Al-Hazem, and Al-Tai join as the three promoted clubs from the 2020–21 MS League.[7] They replace Al-Ain, Al-Qadsiah, and Al-Wehda who were relegated to the 2021–22 MS League.

On 27 June, Al-Hilal secured their eighteenth league title in the final matchday following a 2–1 home win against Al-Faisaly.[8] It was also the club's third consecutive title and fifth in the last six seasons. Al-Hazem were the first team to be relegated following a 5–2 defeat away to Al-Ettifaq on 21 May.[9] In the final matchday, both Al-Faisaly and Al-Ahli were relegated following a defeat to Al-Hilal and a draw with Al-Shabab respectively.

OverviewEdit

SponsorshipEdit

On 8 August 2021, the Saudi Professional League announced that they had signed a sponsorship deal with real estate company Roshn.[10] On 9 August 2021, the Saudi FF signed a sponsorship deal with Chinese tech company Lenovo to become the official technology partner of all Saudi football competitions.[11]

ChangesEdit

On 8 August 2021, Ministry of Sports announced that they had increased the capacity limit from 40% to 60% in all stadiums. It was also announced that children under 12 wouldn't be allowed to attend matches and that the attendance would be limited to those who are fully vaccinated.[12]

TeamsEdit

Sixteen teams will compete in the league – the top thirteen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the MS League.

Teams who were promoted to the Pro League

The first club to be promoted was Al-Hazem, who were promoted following a 4–2 away win against Al-Sahel on 20 April 2021. Al-Hazem will play in the top flight of Saudi football after a season's absence.[13] Al-Hazem were crowned champions following a 1–0 away win against Hajer on 21 May 2021.[14]

The second club to be promoted was Al-Fayha, following a 0–0 home draw with Al-Tai on 20 May 2021.[15] Al-Fayha will play in the top flight of Saudi football after a season's absence.

The third and final club to be promoted was Al-Tai who were promoted on the final matchday following a 2–0 away win over Arar.[16] Al-Tai will play in the top flight of Saudi football for the first time since the 2007–08 season.

Teams who were relegated to the MS League

The first club to be relegated was Al-Ain, who were relegated after only a year in the top flight following a 2–0 defeat away to Al-Nassr on 14 May 2021.[17]

In the final matchday, both Al-Qadsiah and Al-Wehda were relegated following a draw with Abha and a loss against Al-Shabab respectively.[18] Al-Qadsiah were relegated after only a year in the top flight while Al-Wehda were relegated after three years in the top flight.

StadiumsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Abha Abha Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20,000[19]
Al-Ahli Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City
Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
62,345
27,000
Al-Batin Hafar al-Batin Al-Batin Club Stadium 6,000[20]
Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium 35,000[21]
Al-Faisaly Harmah Al Majma'ah Sports City (Al Majma'ah) 7,000
Al-Fateh Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 26,000[22][23]
Al-Fayha Al Majma'ah Al Majma'ah Sports City 7,000
Al-Hazem Ar Rass Al-Hazem Club Stadium 8,000[24]
Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
62,685
22,500
Al-Ittihad Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City
Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
62,345
27,000
Al-Nassr Riyadh Mrsool Park 25,000
Al-Raed Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 25,000
Al-Shabab Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
62,685
22,500
Al-Taawoun Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 25,000
Al-Tai Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium 12,000[25]
Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium (Abha) 20,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Abha   Martin Ševela   Karam Barnawi Offside Al-Dakheel Oud, Yelo, Mezaj Maghribi1, Hayat National Hospital1, The Burger's Origin2, Furn Al-Dhayaa2, X Antra3
Al-Ahli   Robert Siboldi   Yasser Al-Mosailem Xtep MG Cars, Boga Super Foods1, Dorrah for Real Estate1, Saudi German Hospital2
Al-Batin   Alen Horvat   Mazyad Freeh Skillano Al-Odhaib Company, Traof, AlNadeg1, ARASCO2
Al-Ettifaq   Patrice Carteron   Raïs M'Bolhi adidas Al-Dakheel Oud, Kammelna1, Saudi German Hospital1, 42 Group2, Shgardi2, Jana Center3
Al-Faisaly   Marinos Ouzounidis   Igor Rossi adidas ALDREES, Gree Electric, Roco1, Mr Mandoob2, UPS2
Al-Fateh   Giorgos Donis   Mohammed Al-Fuhaid Offside Kia Motors, Al-Jabr Finance, Fuschia, Al Kifah Holding1, Almoosa Hospital1, B-Care2
Al-Fayha   Vuk Rašović   Sami Al-Khaibari Puma Al-Romaih Investment, Brave, Abdal1, Aromatic Families1, Hayat Water2, Sky Ways2, Tasooma3
Al-Hazem   Roel Coumans   Khaled Al-Barakah S Team Arabica Star, Point1, Superano1, Asal Al-Barri2, Qaid2, Two Mark3
Al-Hilal   Ramón Díaz   Salman Al-Faraj S Team EMAAR, Jahez, Tawuniya1, Floward2, Shawarmer2
Al-Ittihad   Cosmin Contra   Marcelo Grohe Erreà DARCO, Emkan1, Bolt2, Yelo2
Al-Nassr   Miguel Ángel Russo   Abdullah Madu Victory Lebara, Shurfah, ToYou1, Harrys Pizza2
Al-Raed   Yousef Al-Ghadeer   Sultan Al-Farhan Challenge Shawahe, Yelo, Aldakheel Oud1, Arabica Star1, B-Care2, Qaid2
Al-Shabab   Marius Șumudică   Éver Banega Offside Almozaini, Bolt, Half Million, Prestige1, Takenda1, Azom2, TikTok2, Veloce3
Al-Taawoun   Mohammed Al-Abdali   Cássio Skillano Fuchs, Nice One, Alsaif Gallery1, Hayat National Hospital1, Arabica Star2, B-Care2
Al-Tai   José Luis Sierra   Abdulaziz Al-Harabi Mashar Al-Adham, Mashar, Abar1, Al Ahli Medical1, Qaid2, Ldonk2
Damac   Krešimir Režić   Farouk Chafaï Skillano ARROW, Bin Thaliba1, Mustasharak Hospital1, Qaid2, X Antra3
  • 1 On the back of the strip.
  • 2 On the right sleeve of the strip.
  • 3 On the shorts.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Abha   Abderrazek Chebbi End of contract 31 May 2021 Pre-season   Martin Ševela 1 July 2021[26]
Al-Ahli   Laurențiu Reghecampf   Besnik Hasi 6 June 2021[27]
Al-Batin   Aleksandar Veselinović   Nenad Lalatović 24 June 2021[28]
Al-Faisaly   Péricles Chamusca   Paolo Tramezzani 18 June 2021[29]
Al-Hilal   José Morais   Leonardo Jardim 1 June 2021[30]
Al-Raed   Besnik Hasi   Pablo Machín 19 June 2021[31]
Al-Shabab   Carlos Inarejos   Péricles Chamusca 31 May 2021[32]
Al-Fayha   Al-Habib bin Ramadan 1 June 2021   Vuk Rašović 21 June 2021[33]
Al-Hazem   Mohammed Dahmane   Hélder 7 June 2021[34]
Al-Taawoun   Nestor El Maestro Sacked 22 August 2021[35] 14th   José Gomes 22 August 2021[35]
Al-Ittihad   Fábio Carille 23 August 2021[36] 6th   Cosmin Contra 29 August 2021[37]
Al-Tai   Mohamed Kouki 28 August 2021[38] 16th   Zoran Manojlović 30 August 2021[39]
Al-Nassr   Mano Menezes 19 September 2021[40] 8th   Pedro Emanuel 1 October 2021[41]
Al-Faisaly   Paolo Tramezzani Mutual consent 7 October 2021[42] 9th   Daniel Ramos 7 October 2021[43]
Al-Ettifaq   Khaled Al-Atwi 16 October 2021[44] 12th   Vladan Milojević 17 October 2021[45]
Al-Batin   Nenad Lalatović Sacked 17 October 2021[46] 15th   Alen Horvat 21 October 2021[47]
Al-Tai   Zoran Manojlović 4 November 2021[48] 16th   José Luis Sierra 7 November 2021[49]
Al-Nassr   Pedro Emanuel 10 November 2021[50] 9th   Miguel Ángel Russo 5 December 2021[51]
Al-Hazem   Hélder 27 November 2021[52] 15th   Constantin Gâlcă 6 December 2021[53]
Al-Fateh   Yannick Ferrera Mutual consent 9 January 2022[54] 12th   Giorgos Donis 16 January 2022[55]
Al-Raed   Pablo Machín Sacked 26 January 2022[56] 8th   João Pedro Sousa 26 January 2022[56]
Al-Hilal   Leonardo Jardim Mutual consent 14 February 2022[57] 4th   Ramón Díaz 14 February 2022[58]
Al-Hazem   Constantin Gâlcă 21 February 2022[59] 16th   Roel Coumans 1 March 2022[60]
Al-Faisaly   Daniel Ramos 24 February 2022[61] 13th   Marinos Ouzounidis 27 February 2022[62]
Al-Ettifaq   Vladan Milojević Sacked 1 March 2022[63] 15th   Patrice Carteron 4 March 2022[64]
Al-Ahli   Besnik Hasi 4 March 2022[65] 11th   Robert Siboldi 5 March 2022[66]
Al-Taawoun   José Gomes Mutual consent 20 March 2022[67] 13th   John van den Brom 31 March 2022[68]
Al-Shabab   Péricles Chamusca Sacked 23 March 2022[69] 4th   Marius Șumudică 23 March 2022[70]
Al-Taawoun   John van den Brom 7 May 2022[71] 14th   Mohammed Al-Abdali (caretaker) 7 May 2022
Al-Raed   João Pedro Sousa 24 May 2022[72] 12th   Yousef Al-Ghadeer 6 June 2022[73]

Foreign playersEdit

The policy of foreign players remained unchanged. Clubs can register a total of seven foreign players over the course of the season.[74]

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

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Player 7 Former Players
Abha   Tayeb Meziani   Amine Atouchi   Abdelali Mhamdi   Uroš Matić   Mitchell te Vrede   Saad Bguir   Bilel Ifa   Prestige Mboungou
  Dani Suárez
Al-Ahli   Carlos Eduardo   Dankler   Franck Kom   Filip Bradarić   Ezgjan Alioski   Omar Al Somah   Paulinho
  Alassane Ndao
  Ljubomir Fejsa
  Hamdi Nagguez
Al-Batin   Fábio Abreu   Maurício Antônio   Renato Chaves   Youssef El Jebli   Mohamed Rayhi   Martín Campaña   Afriyie Acquah
Al-Ettifaq   Ayoub Abdellaoui   Raïs M'Bolhi   Youssouf Niakaté   Amin Younes   Filip Kiss   Robin Quaison   Naïm Sliti   Souza
  Walid Azaro
Al-Faisaly   Martin Boyle   Clayson   Igor Rossi   Ismael   Rossi   Júlio Tavares   Hicham Faik   Guilherme Augusto
  Raphael Silva
  Romain Amalfitano
Al-Fateh   Sofiane Bendebka   Petros   Ivan Santini   Mourad Batna   Marwane Saâdane   Christian Cueva   Maksym Koval   Gustav Wikheim
Al-Fayha   Ramon Lopes   Ricardo Ryller   Samuel Owusu   Panagiotis Tachtsidis   Amadou Moutari   Aleksandar Trajkovski   Vladimir Stojković   Fernando Andrade
  Kyriakos Papadopoulos
  John Boye
Al-Hazem   Alison   Neris   Abdelilah Hafidi   Naoufel Zerhouni   Ola John   Ezekiel Henty   Luka Stojanović   Malik Asselah
  Ibrahima Tandia
  Moha
  Tiago Rodrigues
  Carlos Strandberg
Al-Hilal   Michael   Matheus Pereira   Gustavo Cuéllar   Moussa Marega   Odion Ighalo   André Carrillo   Jang Hyun-soo   Luciano Vietto
  Bafétimbi Gomis
Al-Ittihad   Bruno Henrique   Igor Coronado   Marcelo Grohe   Romarinho   Ahmed Hegazi   Abderrazak Hamdallah   André André   Garry Rodrigues
  Youssouf Niakaté
  Karim El Ahmadi
Al-Nassr   Pity Martínez   Ramiro Funes Mori   Anselmo   Talisca   Vincent Aboubakar   Jonathan Rodríguez   Jaloliddin Masharipov   Petros
  Abderrazak Hamdallah
Al-Raed   Eduardo Henrique   René   Christian Atsu   Karim El Berkaoui   Mohamed Fouzair   Éder   Iago Herrerín
Al-Shabab   Éver Banega   Luciano Vietto   Carlos Júnior   Iago Santos   Paulinho   John Mary   Alfred N'Diaye   Sebá
  Igor Lichnovsky
  Odion Ighalo
Al-Taawoun   Cássio   Léandre Tawamba   Christian Luyindama   Mostafa Fathi   Aschraf El Mahdioui   Álvaro Medrán   Zé Luís   Iago Santos
  Sandro Manoel
  Cédric Amissi
  Henrique Luvannor
  Kaku
Al-Tai   Amir Sayoud   Tobías Figueroa   Dener   Marcelo   Collins Fai   Cephas Malele   Knowledge Musona   Lucas
  Martin Lukov
Damac   Farouk Chafaï   Hillal Soudani   Moustapha Zeghba   Sergio Vittor   Emilio Zelaya   Domagoj Antolić   Nono   Filipe Augusto
  Mijo Caktaš

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Hilal (C) 30 20 7 3 63 28 +35 67 Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage[75]
2 Al-Ittihad 30 20 5 5 62 29 +33 65
3 Al-Nassr 30 19 4 7 58 36 +22 61
4 Al-Shabab 30 15 10 5 52 36 +16 55
5 Damac 30 12 8 10 38 44 −6 44
6 Al-Tai 30 11 4 15 33 45 −12 37
7 Al-Raed 30 10 6 14 35 45 −10 36
8 Al-Fateh 30 9 8 13 45 41 +4 35[a]
9 Abha 30 9 8 13 27 43 −16 35[a]
10 Al-Fayha 30 8 11 11 21 24 −3 35[a] Qualification for AFC Champions League play-off round[b]
11 Al-Ettifaq 30 8 10 12 40 47 −7 34[c]
12 Al-Taawoun 30 7 13 10 43 48 −5 34[c]
13 Al-Batin 30 8 9 13 31 41 −10 33[d]
14 Al-Faisaly (R) 30 7 12 11 28 37 −9 33[d] Relegation to MS League
15 Al-Ahli (R) 30 6 14 10 38 43 −5 32
16 Al-Hazem (R) 30 4 5 21 23 50 −27 17
Source: spl.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) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[76]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Al-Fateh 5, Abha 5, Al-Fayha 4. Head-to-head goal difference: Al-Fateh +1, Abha –1.
  2. ^ Al-Fayha qualified for the AFC Champions League play-off round as 2021–22 King Cup winners.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Al-Ettifaq 3, Al-Taawoun 3. Head-to-head goal difference: Al-Ettifaq +2, Al-Taawoun –2.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Al-Batin 4, Al-Faisaly 1.

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 afterward. 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 ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Al-Hilal412422474444455444444442222211
Al-Ittihad1364111112212111111111111111122
Al-Nassr153786346799743332232234333333
Al-Shabab111315101110863323222223323323444444
Damac16911654221131334555555555555555
Al-Tai151616161614111215151616161089111113101010101112129896
Al-Raed51055335810665667668788979991214127
Al-Fateh141572477578101212811121212141512786788668
Abha38913141515141313141111139887866667677989
Al-Fayha6413656355565767766778988667710
Al-Ettifaq22689111213121213108910101010101214151414151311121511
Al-Taawoun71414141516161616161214141514111313151111121212131413101012
Al-Batin12710121313131514141513131415151514121415131515141515151313
Al-Faisaly103811799991088101213141415111313141313111114131114
Al-Ahli912129101214118977911121399999111110101010111415
Al-Hazem8111315128101011111115151616161616161616161616161616161616
Leader and AFC Champions League group stage
Relegation to MS League
Source: spl.sa

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ABH AHL BAT ETT FSY FAT FAY HAZ HIL ITT NSR RAE SHB TWN TAI DAM
Abha 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3
Al-Ahli 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–4 1–2 1–3 3–4 1–1 3–1 1–1
Al-Batin 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–4 2–0 0–3 3–2 0–0 2–1
Al-Ettifaq 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 5–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–1 0–1
Al-Faisaly 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–0
Al-Fateh 3–0 0–1 2–3 4–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 4–4 0–1 2–3 2–0 3–0 1–2 5–5
Al-Fayha 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0
Al-Hazem 2–0 2–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–2 3–3 0–1 0–1
Al-Hilal 2–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–2 5–0 3–2 1–0 2–0
Al-Ittihad 6–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1
Al-Nassr 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 4–2 3–1 4–1 4–1
Al-Raed 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–3 4–0 0–2
Al-Shabab 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–1
Al-Taawoun 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–5 1–1 1–2 3–0
Al-Tai 0–1 1–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 0–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2
Damac 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Source: goalzz.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statisticsEdit

As of 27 June 2022

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[77]
1   Odion Ighalo Al-Shabab/Al-Hilal 24
2   Romarinho Al-Ittihad 20
  Talisca Al-Nassr
4   Léandre Tawamba Al-Taawoun 18
5   Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Nassr/Al-Ittihad 15
6   Emilio Zelaya Damac 13
  Karim El Berkaoui Al-Raed
  Carlos Al-Shabab
  Moussa Marega Al-Hilal
10   Firas Al-Buraikan Al-Fateh 11

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
  Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Ittihad Al-Ahli 4–3 (A) 26 February 2022 [78]
  Odion Ighalo Al-Hilal Al-Ahli 4–2 (H) 18 March 2022 [79]
  Firas Al-Buraikan Al-Fateh Damac 3–0 (A) 29 May 2022 [80]
Notes

(H) – Home; (A) – Away

Most assistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists[81]
1   Matheus Pereira Al-Hilal 11
2   Igor Coronado Al-Ittihad 10
3   Panagiotis Tachtsidis Al-Fayha 9
  Ezgjan Alioski Al-Ahli
5   Fawaz Al-Sqoor Al-Shabab 8
  Hattan Bahebri Al-Shabab
  Knowledge Musona Al-Tai
8   Saleh Al-Amri Abha 7
  Abdullah Al-Ammar Damac
10   Ahmed Al-Zain Al-Raed 6
  Romarinho Al-Ittihad
  Bruno Henrique Al-Ittihad

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[82]
1   Vladimir Stojković Al-Fayha 13
2   Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad 12
3   Abdullah Al-Mayouf Al-Hilal 11
4   Maksym Koval Al-Fateh 9
  Fawaz Al-Qarni Al-Shabab
6   Moustapha Zeghba Damac 8
  Martín Campaña Al-Batin
8   Raïs M'Bolhi Al-Ettifaq 7
  Abdelali Mhamdi Abha
  Mustafa Malayekah Al-Faisaly

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 77[83]
    • Al-Ahli
    • Al-Taawoun
  • Most red cards: 8[83]
    • Al-Ettifaq

AttendancesEdit

By roundEdit

2021–22 Professional League Attendance
Round Total GP. Avg. Per Game
Round 1 38,554 8 4,820
Round 2 43,357 8 5,420
Round 3 46,759 8 5,845
Round 4 66,838 8 8,355
Round 5 50,724 8 6,341
Round 6 73,053 8 9,132
Round 7 39,761 8 4,971
Round 8 63,970 8 7,997
Round 9 69,559 8 8,695
Round 10 59,643 8 7,456
Round 11 99,764 8 12,471
Round 12 43,070 8 5,384
Round 13 102,742 8 12,843
Round 14 60,736 8 7,592
Round 15[a] 30,641 8 3,831
Round 16[a] 61,124 8 7,641
Round 17[a] 44,604 8 5,576
Round 18[a] 58,788 8 7,349
Round 19[a] 44,528 8 5,566
Round 20[a] 40,133 7[b] 5,734
Round 21[a] 39,750 8 4,969
Round 22[a] 48,731 8 6,092
Round 23[a] 65,566 8 8,196
Round 24 86,528 8 10,816
Round 25 90,813 7[c] 12,974
Round 26 50,955 8 6,370
Round 27 119,916 7[d] 17,131
Round 28 51,816 8 6,477
Round 29 85,769 8 10,722
Round 30 0 0 0
Total 1,778,192 229 7,766
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matches from 29 December (Round 15) until 5 March (Round 23) were played at a maximum of 50% capacity.[84][85]
  2. ^ Al-Ittihad played their home match against Al-Nassr behind closed doors due to disciplinary reasons.[86]
  3. ^ Al-Nassr played their home match against Al-Fayha behind closed doors due to disciplinary reasons.[87]
  4. ^ Al-Shabab played their home match against Al-Faisaly behind closed doors due to disciplinary reasons.[88]

By teamEdit

A match played behind closed doors is not included.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Al-Ittihad 436,383 58,755 0 33,568 n/a1
2 Al-Ahli 190,939 24,202 7,031 13,639 n/a
3 Al-Hilal 159,341 24,175 5,211 11,382 n/a
4 Al-Nassr 114,946 16,458 0 8,842 n/a2
5 Al-Fateh 102,162 16,754 1,392 7,298 n/a
6 Al-Ettifaq 87,447 15,670 907 6,247 n/a
7 Al-Raed 83,671 20,082 668 5,977 n/a
8 Al-Shabab 73,342 11,234 3,099 5,642 n/a3
9 Al-Tai 74,772 7,762 3,036 5,341 n/a
10 Al-Taawoun 74,346 9,780 2,188 5,311 n/a
11 Al-Fayha 66,213 6,342 1,527 4,730 n/a
12 Damac 62,845 14,790 453 4,489 n/a
13 Al-Faisaly 59,883 6,410 1,764 4,278 n/a
14 Abha 42,434 12,243 141 3,031 n/a
15 Al-Batin 40,999 4,238 1,102 2,929 n/a
16 Al-Hazem 22,700 3,260 531 1,622 n/a
League total 1,692,423 58,755 0 7,659 n/a

Updated to games played on 29 May 2022
Source: [89]
Notes:
1: Al-Ittihad played their home match against Al-Nassr behind closed doors.[86]
2: Al-Nassr played their home match against Al-Fayha behind closed doors.[87]
3: Al-Shabab played their home match against Al-Faisaly behind closed doors.[88]

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goalkeeper of the Month Rising Star of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club Player Club Player Club
August   Vuk Rašović Al-Fayha   Ahmed Hegazi Al-Ittihad   Vladimir Stojković Al-Fayha   Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [90]
September   Krešimir Režić Damac   Igor Coronado Al-Ittihad   Moustapha Zeghba Damac   Nawaf Boushal Al-Fateh [91]
October   Péricles Chamusca Al-Shabab   Abdulrahman Ghareeb Al-Ahli   Fawaz Al-Qarni Al-Shabab   Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [92]
November   Péricles Chamusca Al-Shabab   Naïm Sliti Al-Ettifaq   Ahmed Al-Kassar Al-Faisaly   Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [93]
January   Miguel Ángel Russo Al-Nassr   Romarinho Al-Ittihad   Vladimir Stojković Al-Fayha   Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [94]
February   Cosmin Contra Al-Ittihad   Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Ittihad   Mustafa Malayekah Al-Faisaly   Firas Al-Buraikan Al-Fateh [95]
March   Ramón Díaz Al-Hilal   Odion Ighalo Al-Hilal   Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad   Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti Al-Ittihad [96]
May & June   Ramón Díaz Al-Hilal   Naïm Sliti Al-Ettifaq   Abdullah Al-Mayouf Al-Hilal   Nawaf Al-Aqidi Al-Tai [97]

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