Egyptian Premier League

Egyptian Premier League
Soccerball current event.svgEgyptian Premier League 2020-21
Flag of Egypt.svg
General data
Sport Soccer
Venue EgyptFlag of Egypt.svg Egypt
Confederacy CAF
Continent Africa orthographic projection.svg Africa
Official name Egyptian Premier League
Tradename Presentation Egyptian Premier League
Organized by EFF
Participating teams 18
Historical facts
Foundation 1 January 1948 (70 years)
First champion Al-ahly (1948-49)
Statistical data
Current champion Al-ahly (2019-20)
More championships Al-ahly (42)
Competition data
Zone 1
Red Arrow Down.svg Descent to Second Division
Classification a CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
National cup Egypt Cup
Egyptian Super Cup
Other data
Sponsored by Presentation Sports
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Official Web site efa.eg

La Egyptian Premier League (in Arabic, الدوري المصري الممتاز) (Egyptian Premier League), is the highest category of professional football in Egypt. The championship has been held since 1948 and is organized by the Egyptian Football Federation.

The league has a current format of 18 teams, where the first two classified ensure qualification for the CAF Champions League and the last three placed are automatically and without promotion, relegated to the Second Division of Egypt.

The league is ranked 17th in the IFFHS ranking of the most powerful leagues on the planet. Historically two are the most important clubs in the country: Al-Ahly and Zamalek, both clubs in the capital, Cairo. Al-Ahly is the most successful team in pharaonic football with 42 titles, by 12 of its rival, Zamalek, the first being the one that has won the most CAF Champions Leagues with 8, followed precisely by the Zamalek club with 5 .

Classics

As always, in any league, there are certain games that stand out from the games of the season. In Egypt, the classic matches are those with the most popular football fans in Egypt: Al-Ahly, Zamalek and Ismaily.

  • If one refers to it as the 'Cairo Derby', 'Egypt Derby' or 'Africa Derby', Al-Ahly - Zamalek is one of the fiercest rivalries in world football. It is a match between the most successful clubs in the entire African continent, since between both teams they add 13 Champions League titles, so far more than any other country in Africa.
  • The rivalry between the Cairo-Ismailia clubs is another clash of the titans in Egyptian football, the Cairo clubs Al-Ahly and Zamalek have mixed relations with the city of Ismailia, the home of the Ismaily SC club, the third most important club in Egypt.
  • Normally Zamalek-Ismaily matches are generally peaceful matches as fans cheering and standing together in stands and have traditionally had good relationships with each other, as opposed to the relationship between Al-Ahly and Ismaily fans.
  • The reason for the hatred among Ismaily fans for Al-Ahly fans is unclear, but most agree that the main conflict dates back to 1967 with the Six Day War. The Israeli troops forced the inhabitants of Ismailia and most of the people living in the Suez Canal to evacuate and leave their homes, going west into the interior of Egypt. Ismaily SC asked Al-Ahly for shelter, but the Cairo giant denied them. This was a severe blow to the relationship between both parties, and has always been a sore spot ever since. Also, during the rebuilding of Ahly in the 2004 championship, Ahly managed to sign a number of former Ismaily star players including Mohamed Barakat, Islam Al Shater and Emad Al Nahhas.

Clubs

The three most popular clubs in Egypt are Al-Ahly, Zamalek and Ismaily. Other historically popular clubs are Al Ittihad Alexandria, Tersana, and Al Masry.

A total of 65 clubs have played in the Egyptian Premier League since its inception in 1948-49 up to and including the 2013-14 season. However, only two clubs have been members of the Egyptian Premier League in each season since its inception: Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek.

Format

There are 18 clubs in the Egyptian Premier League. The football season, which lasts from August to May, is interspersed with a six-week winter break that lasts from late December to February. During the course of the season, each club plays against the other teams twice, once in their stadium and once as a visitor, for a total of 34 games. Teams are ranked by total points, head-to-head, goal difference, and goals scored.

The champion and runner-up qualify for the CAF Champions League, while the third placed qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup.

The bottom three finishers are relegated to the Division II League, and the top three teams from the three groups in the Division II league, collectively, are promoted.

Teams 2019-20 season

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Egypt.

Team City Stadium Capacity
Al-ahly El Cairo Cairo International Stadium 74.100
Al-Ittihad Al-Iskandary Alexandria Alexandria Stadium 19.676
Al-masry Port Said Port Said Stadium 18.000
Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab El Cairo Osman Ahmed Osman Stadium 35.000
Aswan SC Aswan Aswan Stadium 20.000
The Entag the Harby SC El Cairo Al-Salam Stadium 30.000
El Gouna F.C. El Gouna El Gouna Stadium 10.000
ENPPI Club El Cairo Petro Sport Stadium 16.000
FC Masr El Cairo Maadi Olympic Center 6.000
Haras El-Hodood Alexandria Haras El-Hodood Stadium 22.000
Ismaily Ismailia Ismailia Stadium 18.525
Misr El Makasa Fayun Fayún Stadium 20.000
Pyramids El Cairo June 30 Stadium 30.000
Smouha Alexandria Alexandria Stadium 19.676
Tala'ea El Gaish El Cairo Gehaz El Reyada Stadium 20.000
So much SC Tanta Tanta Stadium 8.000
Wadi Degla El Cairo Cairo Military Academy 28.500
Zamalek El Cairo Cairo International Stadium 74.100

History

- The following table is a summary of the seasons played.

Season Champion runner-up Top scorer Club goals
1948-49 Al-ahly (1) Tersana Flag of Egypt.svg Mohammed Diab Al Attar
Flag of Egypt.svg El-Sayed El-Dhizui
Al-Ittihad Alexandria
Al Masry
15
1949-50 Al-ahly (2) Tersana Flag of Egypt.svg El-Sayed El-Dhizui Al-masry
13
1950-51 Al-ahly (3) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg El-Sayed El-Dhizui Al-masry
12
1951-52
It was not played due to the 1952 Olympic Games.
1952-53 Al-ahly (4) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg ahmed mekawi Al-ahly
12
1953-54 Al-ahly (5) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Abdel nabi Tersana
18
1954-55
Not finalized due to a deadlock between the Egyptian Federation and the Al-ahly.
1955-56 Al-ahly (6) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Sayed saleh Al-ahly
12
1956-57 Al-ahly (7) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Alaa al hamouly Zamalek
16
1957-58 Al-ahly (8) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Hamdi Abdel Fattah Tersana
19
1958-59 Al-ahly (9) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg El-Sayed El-Dhizui Al-ahly
16
1959-60 Zamalek (1) Tersana Flag of Egypt.svg Hamdi Abdel Fattah Tersana
15
1960-61 Al-ahly (10) Zamalek Flag of Yemen.svg Ali mohsen Zamalek
16
1961-62 Al-ahly (11) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Moustafa reyadh Tersana
18
1962-63 Tersana (1) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan al shazly Tersana
32
1963-64 Zamalek (2) Tersana Flag of Egypt.svg Moustafa reyadh Tersana
27
1964-65 Zamalek (3) Ismaily Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan al shazly Tersana
23
1965-66 El-Olympi (1) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan al shazly Tersana
16
1966-67 Ismaily (1) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Aly Abo Greisha Ismaily
15
Undisputed tournaments, Six Day War and War of Attrition.
1972-73 Ghazl El-Mehalla (1) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg omasha Ghazl El-Mehalla
11
1973-74
Not completed due to the Yom Kippur War.
1974-75 Al-ahly (12) Tersana Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan al shazly Tersana
34
1975-76 Al-ahly (13) Ghazl Al-Mehalla Flag of Egypt.svg Ossama khalil Ismaily
17
1976-77 Al-ahly (14) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Ali khalil
Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan Shahata
Zamalek
Zamalek
17
1977-78 Zamalek (4) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud Al-Khatib Al-ahly
11
1978-79 Al-ahly (15) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Ali khalil Zamalek
12
1979-80 Al-ahly (16) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan Shahata Zamalek
12
1980-81 Al-ahly (17) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud Al-Khatib Al-ahly
11
1981-82 Al-ahly (18) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Gamal gouda Al-masry
8
1982-83 Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab (1) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud Al Mashaki Ghazl El-Mehalla
9
1983-84 Zamalek (5) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Ayman shawky El-Korum
8
1984-85 Al-ahly (19) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed hazem Ismaily
11
1985-86 Al-ahly (20) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed hazem Ismaily
11
1986-87 Al-ahly (21) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Emad souliman Ismaily
11
1987-88 Zamalek (6) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Gamal Abdulhamid Zamalek
11
1988-89 Al-ahly (22) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud Al Mashaki Ghazl El-Mehalla
11
1989-90
Not finalized due to the preparation of the National Soccer Team for the 1990 Soccer World Cup.
1990-91 Ismaily (2) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Muhammad Ramadan Al-ahly
14
1991-92 Zamalek (7) Ismaily Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed El Kass El-Olympi
14
1992-93 Zamalek (8) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed El Kass El-Olympi
16
1993-94 Al-ahly (23) Ismaily Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed El Kass
Flag of Egypt.svg Bashir Abdel Samad
El-Olympi
Ismaily
15
1994-95 Al-ahly (24) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Abdullah Al-Sawi
Flag of Egypt.svg ahmed sari
The Qanah
Al-Ittihad Alexandria
10
1995-96 Al-ahly (25) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed Salah Abo Greisha Al-ismaily
14
1996-97 Al-ahly (26) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Ayman moheb The Mansoura
17
1997-98 Al-ahly (27) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Abdul Hamid Bassiouny Zamalek
15
1998-99 Al-ahly (28) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Hassan Al-ahly
15
1999-00 Al-ahly (29) Ismaily Flag of Nigeria.svg John utaka Ismaily
17
2000-01 Zamalek (9) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Tarek El Sayed Zamalek
13
2001-02 Ismaily (3) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Hassan Zamalek
18
2002-03 Zamalek (10) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed belal Al-ahly
19
2003-04 Zamalek (11) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Abdel Halim Ali Zamalek
21
2004-05 Al-ahly (30) ENPPI Club Flag of Egypt.svg Emad Moteab Al-ahly
15
2005-06 Al-ahly (31) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed Aboutrika Al-ahly
18
2006-07 Al-ahly (32) Zamalek Flag of Angola.svg Flavio Amado Al-ahly
17
2007-08 Al-ahly (33) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Alaa ibrahim Petrojet
15
2008-09 Al-ahly (34) Ismaily Flag of Ghana.svg Ernest Papa Arko
Flag of Angola.svg Flavio Amado
Tala'ea El-Gaish
Al-ahly
12
2009-10 Al-ahly (35) Zamalek Flag of Nigeria.svg Minusu buba Ittihad El-Shorta
14
2010-11 Al-ahly (36) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed abd al zaher
Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud Abdel Razek
ENPPI Club
Zamalek
23
2011-12
Not completed due to the Port Said Tragedy.
2012-13
Not completed due to the 2013 Egyptian Coup.
2013-14 Al-ahly (37) Smouha Flag of Ghana.svg John antwi Ismaily
11
2014-15 Zamalek (12) Al-ahly Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Salama El-Daklyeh
20
2015-16 Al-ahly (38) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Salama Smouha
17
2016-17 Al-ahly (39) Misr El Makasa Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed El Sheikh Misr El Makasa
17
2017-18 Al-ahly (40) Ismaily Flag of Morocco.svg walid azarou Al-ahly
18
2018-19 Al-ahly (41) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed ali kamel Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab
18
2019-20 Al-ahly (42) Zamalek Flag of Egypt.svg Abdullah El Said Pyramids F.C.
17

Titles by club

Club Securities Subtitles Champion years
600px Rosso con striscia verticale spessa Bianca.svg Al-ahly 42 11 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
600px Horizontal White Red HEX-FF0000.svg Zamalek 12 35 1960, 1964, 1965, 1978, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2015
600px Giallo Azzurro with vertical band Bianca Ismaily 3 6 1967, 1991, 2002
Blu e bianco2 Tersana 1 5 1963
Porto Azzuro Ghazl El-Mehalla 1 1 1973
600px Rosso with Bianchi insert Olympic Club (Alexandria) 1 - 1966
Giallo e Nero Strisce Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab 1 - 1983
Azzurro e Nero.svg ENPPI Club - 1 —–
Blue Smouha - 1 —–
Flag of None.svg Misr El Makasa - 1 —–

Historic scorers

Last updated: 14 October 2011.

No. Player Equipment) goals
1 Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan El Shazly Tersana 187
2 Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Hassan Al-ahly, Zamalek, Al-masry, Tersana, Al Ittihad Alexandria 168
3 Flag of Egypt.svg Moustafa reyadh Tersana 123
4 Flag of Egypt.svg El-Sayed El-Dhizui Al-masry, Al-ahly 112
5 Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud El-Khateeb Al-ahly 108
6 Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed El Kass Olympic Club, Zamalek, Al Ittihad Alexandria 107
7 Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed Aboutrika Teresa, Al-ahly 102

Historical classification

Updated on November 27, 2020. Active teams in 2020-21 in green

Pos Team temp PJ PG PE PP GF GC DG Pts.
1 Al-ahly 62 1548 1044 344 160 2751 939 +1812 3476
2 Zamalek SC 62 1548 917 400 231 2584 1159 +1425 3148
3 Ismaily SC 57 1468 651 470 347 2019 1408 +611 2417
4 Al-masry 60 1499 528 496 475 1670 1541 +129 2080
5 Al-Ittihad Alexandria 60 1499 469 497 523 1493 1727 . 1912
6 Ghazl El-Mehalla 47 1131 369 412 360 1102 1064 +38 1518
7 Tersana SC 44 1046 380 295 371 1317 1222 +95 1435
8 El-Mokawloon El-Arab SC 36 995 308 365 322 992 958 +34 1280
9 Olympic Club 38 906 276 290 340 987 1117 . 1117
10 El-Mansoura SC 30 771 195 271 305 633 855 . 856
11 Suez SC 30 705 194 225 286 596 767 . 807
12 The Qanah FC 28 652 201 198 253 641 736 . 801
13 ENPPI Club 15 482 177 178 127 576 459 +117 709
14 Haras El-Hodood 16 458 152 146 160 502 493 +9 602
15 Tala'ea El-Gaish SC 15 430 137 145 158 466 500 . 556
16 El Sekka El Hadid SC 23 511 132 156 223 509 691 . 552
17 PetroJet FC 11 347 118 111 128 406 410 -4 465
18 Misr El Makasa 9 258 102 82 6274 349 295 +54 388
19 Smouha SC 9 261 93 94 74 265 241 +24 373
20 So much SC 15 365 82 126 157 312 471 . 372
21 Baladeyet El-Mahalla 13 329 82 118 129 291 369 . 364
22 Wadi Degla SC 9 258 78 81 99 288 316 . 315
23 The Entag The Harby SC 10 250 71 89 90 261 288 . 302
24 The Minya SC 14 348 53 115 180 194 468 . 274
25 Aswan SC 11 266 64 82 154 261 464 . 272
26 The Koroum SC 11 296 60 91 145 226 371 . 271
27 Ittihad El Shorta SC 7 193 57 75 61 193 205 . 246
28 The Dakhleya SC 6 194 49 72 73 198 243 . 219
29 El Gouna F.C. 7 186 51 62 73 172 213 . 215
30 El-Plastic 8 202 45 66 91 123 223 . 201
31 Gomhoriat Shebin SC 6 174 43 66 65 127 182 . 195
32 Pyramids F.C. 5 140 50 43 47 198 193 +5 193
33 El-Marrikh SC 8 208 37 79 78 134 252 . 190
34 ESCO F.C. 6 158 46 49 63 141 175 . 187
35 Dina Farms F.C. 6 164 43 57 64 157 202 . 186
36 Diametta SC 8 195 40 61 94 134 254 . 181
37 Al-Tayaran 8 192 34 67 91 139 262 . 169
38 Al Teram 10 196 39 51 106 203 348 . 168
39 Port Fouad SC 7 152 39 33 80 139 231 . 150
40 Al Aluminum SC 5 142 30 35 77 119 212 . 125
41 The Sharkia SC 5 141 28 40 73 109 202 . 124
42 Suez Cement SC 4 112 30 30 52 109 172 . 120
43 Goldi SC 4 104 28 30 46 108 140 . 114
44 Ala'ab Damanhour SC 6 160 28 31 101 120 277 . 105
44 Ghazl damietta 5 103 13 55 35 46 83 . 94
45 Raja AC 3 93 22 28 43 95 144 . 94
46 Asyut Petroleum SC 3 90 17 23 50 75 139 . 74
47 Beni Suef SC 4 100 15 22 63 69 183 . 67
48 Telecom Egypt SC 2 60 15 18 27 68 92 . 63
49 Ghalz suez 2 57 15 14 28 56 78 . 59
50 Kafr El Sheikh SC 2 49 12 19 18 34 46 . 55
51 Asyut Cement SC 2 52 13 16 23 50 72 . 55
52 Al Nasr SC 2 72 12 18 42 67 130 . 51
53 Factory 36SC 3 77 8 23 46 46 104 . 47
54 Bahariya Club 2 44 11 12 21 56 79 . 45
55 Maleyat Kafr El Zayat SC 3 58 11 11 36 54 109 . 44
56 Flag of Greece.svg Flag of Egypt.svg Athletic Union GA 2 38 9 13 16 36 59 . 40
57 Nogoom FC 1 34 5 11 18 30 46 . 26
58 Al Nasr Lel Taa'den SC 1 34 7 5 22 27 66 . 26
59 The Shams Club 1 30 5 9 16 30 59 . 24
60 Telephonat Bani Sweif 1 21 4 10 7 16 23 -7 22
61 ZED FC 1 34 3 12 19 18 57 . 21
62 Suez Petroleum 2 44 4 7 33 30 107 . 19
63 Sohag SC 1 26 1 12 13 23 53 . 15
64 Belkas SC 1 22 3 5 14 12 40 . 14
65 Jute Bilbeis SC 1 26 3 3 20 14 47 . 12
66 Sekak Hadid Sohag SC 1 26 2 6 18 14 51 . 12
67 Naseg Helwan SC 1 22 0 4 18 6 50 . 4
68 Ceramica Cleopatra FC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
69 National Bank of Egypt SC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also

  • Egypt Cup
  • Egyptian Super Cup
  • Egypt soccer team
  • Annex: Egyptian football stadiums
  • Africa's Strongest League of the XNUMXst Century