Qatari Second Division

The Qatari Second Division (Arabic: دوري الدرجة الثانية القطري) is the second tier of football league competition in Qatar. It is sponsored by Qatargas.

Qatari Second Division
Founded1963 (1963)
Country Qatar
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams18
Promotion toQatar Stars League
Domestic cup(s)Sheikh Jassem Cup
Current championsAl-Wakrah
(2018–19)
Most championshipsAl-Markhiya
(5 titles)
2018–19 season

The league currently features six teams.[1] It was announced on 15 April 2009 that no clubs would be relegated from the top flight in the Qatari League 2008-09 season, due to expansion reasons, however the announcement was made with only one game remaining.[2] This meant that the Qatari Second Division would remain with the same number of teams despite the recent formation of Lekhwiya SC and El Jaish SC, while the top flight would expand to 12 teams. The top team is promoted to the Qatar Stars League. There is no relegation to the second division.

On 6 October 2013 it was announced that the league would be known as the Qatargas League due to sponsorship reasons.[3]

Qatari Second Division Member Clubs

  • Table as of 2017-18 Season
Qatari Second Division
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al Shahaniya Al-Shahaniya Thani bin Jassim Stadium 1998
Al-Shamal Madinat ash Shamal Al-Shamal SC Stadium 1980
Al-Wakrah Al Wakrah Al-Wakrah Stadium 1959
Mesaimeer Mesaimeer, Al Rayyan Al-Sailiya Stadium 1998
Muaither Muaither, Al Rayyan Khalifa International Stadium 1996

Championship history

[4]

Most successful clubs in QatarGas League

#ClubChampions
1
Al-Markhiya
5
0
2
Al-Sailiya SC
4
0
Al-Gharafa SC (Al-Ittihad)
4
0
Al-Jaish
3
Um-Salal
6
Al-Rayyan
2
Al-Shamal
0
8

Al-Shahania
1
Mesaimeer
Al Wakra
Al-Taawun (Al Khor)
Al Ahli
Al-Karaitiyat
Lekhwiya
Muaither SC
Al-Nahda (doesn't exist any more)

Total titles won by town or city

Town or city Number of titles Clubs
Al Rayyan
13
Al-Sailiya SC (4), Al-Gharafa SC (4), Al-Rayyan SC (2), Mesaimeer (1), Muaither SC (1), Al-Shahania (1)
Doha
10
Al-Markhiya (4), Al-Jaish (3), Lekhwiya SC (1), Al Ahli (1), Al-Nahda (doesn't exist any more) (1)
Umm Salal
4
Um-Salal (3), Al-Karaitiyat (1)
Alshammal
2
Al-Shamal (2)
Al Wakrah
1
Al-Wakrah SC (1)
Al Khor
1
Al-Taawun (Al Khor) (1)

Top scorers

References

  1. "Second Division League". Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  2. Q-League expands to 12 Archived May 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Qatargas and QFA Sign 3 Year Sponsorship Agreement". QFA. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  4. List of Champions - 2nd Division - QFA Archived May 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Arabic)
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