UAE First Division League

UAE First Division League is the second tier of football league competition in the United Arab Emirates.[1]

UAE First Division League
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Founded1974; 47 years ago (1974)
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toUAE Pro League
Relegation toUAE Second Division League
Domestic cup(s)President's Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League (via cups)
Current champions2018–19: Khor Fakkan (6th title)
Most championshipsIttihad Kalba (7 titles)
TV partnersSharjah Sports
Current: 2020–21 season

As of 2019–20 the league features 11 sides who play each once for a total of 10 games each. The top two sides gain promotion to the UAE Pro-League. On 29 May 2019, UAEFA announced that a UAE Second Division League to be established with smaller clubs and private universities with semi-professional teams compete for promotion to UAE Division one.[2][3]

Current teamsEdit

Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al Arabi Umm al Quwain Umm al Quwain Stadium 3,000
Al Bataeh Al Bataeh Al Bataeh Stadium 2,000
Al Hamriyah Al Hamriyah Al Hamriya Sports Club Stadium 5,000
Al Taawon Al Jeer Taawon Stadium 200
Dibba Al Fujairah Dibba Al-Fujairah Dibba (F) Stadium 100
Dibba Al Hisn Dibba Al-Hisn Dibba (H) Stadium 700
Hatta Hatta Hamdan Bin Rashid Stadium 5,000
Dhaid Dhaid Al-Dhaid Stadium 500
Fujairah Fujairah Fujairah Club Stadium 10,645
Masafi Masafi Masafi Stadium 2,000
Masfout Masfout Masfout Club Stadium 3,000

List of ChampionsEdit

Source:[4][5]

Al Khaleej was renamed in June 2017 to the match the name of the city Khorfakkan*[6]

ChampionsEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Winning seasons
Kalba
7
1979–80, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14
Khor Fakkan
6
1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2018–19
Emirates
5
1977–78, 1983–84,1996–97, 2002–03, 2012–13
Baniyas
4
1994–95, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2017–18
Fujairah
3
1985–86, 1989–90, 2005–06
Al Rams
2
1975–76, 1980–81
Al Wahda 1976–77, 1984–85
Al Jazira 1982–83, 1987–88
Al Shaab1 1992–93, 1997–98
Al Dhafra 2001–02, 2006–07
Ajman 2010–11, 2016–17
Al Urooba 1991–92, 2020–21
Al Shabab1
1
1974–75
Ras Al Khaimah 1986–87
Sharjah 1999–00
Dubai1 2003–04
Dibba Al Fujairah 2014–15
Hatta 2015–16

1 Club no longer exists.

Performance by cityEdit

City / Area Titles Clubs Winning seasons
Abu Dhabi
8
Baniyas (4): 1994–95, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2017–18
Al Wahda (2): 1976–77, 1984–85
Al Jazira (2): 1982–83, 1987–88
Kalba
7
Kalba (7): 1979–80, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14
Ras Al Khaimah
6
Emirates (5): 1977–78,1983–84,1996–97, 2002–03, 2012–13
Ras Al Khaimah (1): 1986–87
Khor Fakkan Khor Fakkan (6): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2018–19
Fujairah
3
Fujairah (3): 1985–86, 1989–90, 2005–06
Sharjah Al Shaab (2): 1992–93, 1997–98
Sharjah (1): 1999–00
Dubai
2
Al Shabab (1): 1974–75
Dubai (1): 2003–04
Ar-Rams Al Rams (2): 1975–76, 1980–81
Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra (2): 2001–02, 2006–07
Ajman Ajman (2): 2010–11, 2016–17
Qidfa / Mirbah Al Urooba (2): 1991–92, 2020–21
Hatta
1
Hatta (1): 2015–16
Dibba Al-Fujairah Dibba Al-Fujairah (1): 2014–15

Performance by emiratesEdit

Emirates Titles Clubs Winning seasons
Sharjah
16
Kalba (7): 1979–80, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14
Khor Fakkan (6): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2018–19
Sharjah (3): 1999–00, 1992–93, 1997–98
Abu Dhabi
10
Baniyas (4): 1994–95, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2017–18
Al Wahda (2): 1976–77, 1984–85
Al Jazira (2): 1982–83, 1987–88
Al Dhafra (2): 2001–02, 2006–07
Ras Al Khaimah
8
Emirates (5): 1977–78,1983–84,1996–97, 2002–03, 2012–13
Al Rams (2): 1975–76, 1980–81
Ras Al Khaimah (1): 1986–87
Fujairah
6
Fujairah (3): 1985–86, 1989–90, 2005–06
Al Urooba (2): 1991–92, 2020–21
Dibba Al-Fujairah (1): 2014–15
Dubai
3
Al Shabab (1): 1974–75
Dubai (1): 2003–04
Hatta (1): 2015–16
Ajman
2
Ajman (2): 2010–11, 2016–17

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "اتحاد الكرة يطلق مسابقة دوري الدرجة الثانية في الموسم الجديد" (in Arabic). Sharjah. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "اتحاد الكرة يُطلق مسابقة دوري الدرجة الثانية في الموسم الجديد". UAEFA. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "دوري الدرجة الثانية". www.uaefa.ae. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "تاريخ الدوري الإماراتي الدرجة الاولي". www.kooora.com. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.emaratalyoum.com/sports/local/2017-06-14-1.1003587