Dhivehi League

Dhivehi League was a former Maldivian association football league, organized by the Football Association of Maldives. Every year, 8 teams competed in the league, which was the top level in the Maldivian football league system.

Dhivehi League
Founded2000
Folded2015 (Dhivehi Premier League)
Replaced byDhivehi Premier League
CountryMaldives Maldives
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSecond Division
International cup(s)AFC Cup
Last championsNew Radiant SC
Most championshipsClub Valencia
New Radiant SC

FormatEdit

Dhivehi League consists of 3 rounds of teams that play a round robin format, which means that each team plays each other twice; once at home and once as visitor. In the 3rd round only the top 6 teams will play while the lower 2 teams will be relegated.

Every year, 8 teams compete in this high-profile competition, the top level in Maldives.

Dhivehi League qualification methods:

Zone 1-8 consists of the Atolls and the two finalists of Zone 1-8 Final Tournament and the top 2 teams of Zone 9 Qualification (Malé League, First Division) participate in Dhivehi League along with the 4 best-finishers in the Dhivehi League of the previous year. Finalists of the Second Division will get the chance to promote to the first division after a qualification round with the lowest ranked two teams of the Dhivehi League.

On 22 December 2014:

The FAM normalisation committee formed by FIFA has decided to rebrand Dhivehi League as Dhivehi Premier League. FAM have decided to play two rounds in the league from 2015, instead of three rounds, the bottom team will relegate to the second division automatically and the champion of the second division will qualify for the league while runner-up of second division and second last placed team of the premier league will play a play-off match to secure a spot on the top league.

Past winnersEdit

Dhivehi Premier LeagueEdit

Dhivehi League all time standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 New Radiant SC 234 138 40 56 530 250 +280 454
2 Victory Sports Club 234 118 45 71 483 300 +183 399
3 Club Valencia 234 96 53 85 442 368 +74 341
4 Maziya S&RC 181 93 37 51 357 220 +137 316
5 VB Addu FC 180 92 39 49 448 262 +186 315
6 Club Eagles 118 41 31 46 150 186 -36 154
7 Club All Youth Linkage 105 21 23 61 105 246 -141 86
8 TC Sports Club 35 21 8 6 74 37 +37 71
9 Vyansa 83 17 16 50 78 156 -78 67
10 Hurriya SC 48 18 12 18 118 85 +33 66
11 BG Sports Club 68 14 18 36 65 118 -53 60
12 Thoddoo FC 51 08 04 39 44 192 -148 28
13 United Victory 21 05 08 08 18 25 -7 23
14 Guraidhoo ZJ 31 05 05 21 41 97 -56 20
15 Mahibadhoo SC 33 04 04 25 38 105 -67 16
16 Rasdhoo JU 12 04 00 08 14 20 -06 12
17 Veymandoo ZJ 17 03 02 12 21 68 -47 11
18 Kelaa YF 12 03 01 08 14 45 -31 10
19 Foakaidhoo ZJ 21 01 05 15 13 65 -52 08
20 Hiriyaa(Hinnavaru) 12 01 02 09 10 49 -39 05
21 Mahibadhoo ZJ 14 01 02 11 11 71 -60 05
22 STELCO 07 01 01 05 07 18 -11 04
23 Haspress Club(Hinnavaru) 05 01 01 03 06 19 -13 04
24 FVD(Vilufushi) 07 01 01 05 04 26 -22 04
25 DX Sports Club(Miladu) 07 00 03 04 06 25 -19 03
26 Thinadhoo 07 00 02 05 04 23 -19 02
27 Thinadhoo ZC 07 00 00 07 05 31 -26 00

Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Note!

Winners of Maldives National ChampionshipEdit

Winners of Malé League ChampionshipEdit

All-time top scorersEdit

As of matches played 1 Jan 2016
Rank Nationality Name Club Years Goals Apps Ratio
1   Ali Ashfaq Club Valencia, New Radiant & VB Sports Club 2003–2013 181 151 1.23

Top scorers by seasonsEdit

Season Player Nationality Club Goals Games Ratio
2000 Ali Umar   Maldives Club Valencia
2001 Ali Shiham   Maldives
2002 Ali Shiham   Maldives
2003 Ali Ashfaq   Maldives Club Valencia 19 19 1
2004 Ali Ashfaq   Maldives Club Valencia 20 11 1.818
2005 Ali Ashfaq   Maldives Club Valencia 11 11 1
2006
2007
2008
2009 Ali Ashfaq   Maldives VB Sports Club 26 14 1.857
2010 Ali Ashfaq   Maldives VB Sports Club 18 13 1.385
2011
2012
2013 Ali Ashfaq   Maldives New Radiant SC 31 18 1.722
2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dhivehi League - Maldives - Results, fixtures, tables and news -". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-05-20.