The Iraq Central FA League, previously named the Iraq FA Baghdad League (Arabic: دوري الاتحاد العراقي لمنطقة بغداد) and also known as the League of the Institutes (Arabic: دوري المؤسسات, romanized: Dawri Al-Muassasat) due to containing a number of teams representing different Iraqi institutes, was the top-level division of football in Baghdad and its neighbouring cities between 1948 and 1973.
|Number of teams||8|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Iraq Central FA Second Division|
|Domestic cup(s)||Iraq FA Cup|
Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup
|International cup(s)||Asian Champion Club Tournament|
|Last champions||Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya|
|Most championships||Al-Haris Al-Maliki|
It was controlled by the Iraq Central Football Association and was played under a variety of different formats including a double-elimination format, a round-robin format and a double round-robin format. It was one of four regional league championships played in Iraq at the time, with the others being in Basra, Kirkuk and Mosul. The last champions of the competition were Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, who won the title in the 1972–73 season.
List of championsEdit
- Renamed to Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in 1958.
Most successful teamsEdit
|1||Al-Haris Al-Maliki||7||1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56|
|2||Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab||4||1956–57, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1970–71|
|Aliyat Al-Shorta||1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1971–72|
|Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya||1957–58, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1972–73|
|5||Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya Al-Malikiya||1||1948–49|