Egyptian Premier League
|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Egyptian Second Division|
Egypt Cup |
Egyptian Super Cup
Champions League |
Al Ahly (38th title) |
|Most championships||Al Ahly (38 titles)|
|2016–17 Egyptian Premier League|
The Egyptian Premier League is an Egyptian professional league for Egyptian football clubs and represents the top flight of Egyptian football. The championship consists of eighteen competing teams in a home and away league system. It is currently known as the Presentation Egyptian Premier League, after the advertising company signed a sponsorship deal with the Egyptian Football Association. The league's highest attendance is 120,000 (Al-Ahly vs Zamalek).
Competition format and sponsorship
There are 18 clubs in the Egyptian Premier League. The Football Season lasts from August to May. During the course of the season, each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 34 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then the direct confrontation,then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion . If points are equal,the direct confrontation, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner. The three lowest placed teams are relegated into the Division II League, and the top three teams from the three groups into the Division II league, together, are promoted in their place.
The Egyptian Premier League has been sponsored since 2005. The sponsor has been able to determine the league's sponsorship name. The list below details who the sponsors have been and what they called the competition:
- 2005–07: Vodafone Egyptian Premier League.
- 2007–11: Etisalat Egyptian Premier League.
- 2011–14: Vodafone Egyptian Premier League.
- 2014–present: Egyptian Premier League (Sponsored by Presentation Sports)
All matches are televised on the state-owned channel NileSports as well as ON Sport and DMC Sport.
A total of 65 clubs have played in the Egyptian Premier League from its inception in 1948–49 up to and including the 2015–16 season. But only two clubs have been members of the Egyptian Premier League for every season since its inception. These are Al Ahly and Zamalek, meanwhile El-Ittihad and Al-Masry have been absent only for two seasons of the League since its inception.
Members for 2016–17
The following 18 clubs are competing in the Egyptian Premier League as of the 2016–17 season.
|Osman Ahmed Osman||Cairo||35,000|
|El Salam Stadium||Cairo||30,000|
|Military Academy Stadium||Cairo||28,500|
|Sekka El Hadeed Stadium||Cairo||25,000|
|Harras El-Hedoud Stadium||Alexandria||25,000|
|Police Academy Stadium||Cairo||22,000|
|El Mansoura Stadium||Mansura||20,000|
|Port Said Stadium||Port Said||17,988|
|Asiut University Stadium||Asyut||16,000|
|El Gouna Stadium||El Gouna||13,000|
List of seasons
Performance by club
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Third places||Winning Seasons|
|Al Ahly||38||11||3||1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2015–16|
|Zamalek||12||32||8||1959–60, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2014–15|
|Ismaily||3||6||17||1966–67, 1990–91, 2001–02|
|Ghazl El Mahalla||1||1||5||1972–73|
Performance by city
|Cairo||Al Ahly (38), El Mokawloon (1)|
|Giza||Zamalek (12), Tersana (1)|
|El-Mahalla El-Kubra||Ghazl El Mahalla (1)|
|Al Ahly||1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1988–89, 1995–96, 2005–06, 2006–07|
|Zamalek||1959–60, 1987–88, 2014–15|
All Seasons Top Goalscorers
All Time Top Goalscorers
Last updated 28 May 2013.
|2||Hossam Hassan||Al Ahly / Zamalek / Al-Masry / Tersana / El Ittihad El Sakandary||168|
|4||El-Sayed El-Dhizui||Al-Masry / Al Ahly||112|
|5||Mahmoud El Khatib||Al Ahly||108|
|6||Ahmed El-Kass||El Olympi / Zamalek / El Ittihad El Sakandary||107|
|7||Mohamed Aboutrika||Tersana / Al Ahly||105|
For a full list of clubs see List of football clubs in Egypt.
- (Arabic) Official website
- Premier League at soccerway.com; standings, results & fixtures
- RSSSF competition history
- (Arabic) yallakora.com Egyptian Premier League schedule, match results
- Filgoal.com Egyptian Premier League
- goal.com Egyptian Premier League
- Egyptian Premier League - Hailoosport.com (Arabic)
- Egyptian Premier League - Hailoosport.com