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 The scheme has been described as "sportswashing" by outside observers.  Starting in the 2009–10 season, the league was sponsored by Zain Group.  From the 2013–14 season until the 2017–18 season, Abdul Latif Jameel was sponsor and the league was known as Dawry Jameel, until a major restructuring of Saudi football, under which the league's name reverted to the Saudi Pro League.  From 2022, for a five-year period, the sponsor of the league is Roshn, a real estate division of the Public Investment Fund.
The three lowest-placed teams in the Saudi Pro League are relegated to the First Division and the top three teams from the First Division are promoted to the Saudi Pro League. Current teams For details on the 2023–24 Saudi Pro League season, see here. Locations of teams in the 2023–24 Saudi Pro League Note: Table lists in alphabetical order. Team Location Stadium Capacity Abha Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20, 000 Al-Ahli Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City 62, 345 Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium 35, 000 Al-Fateh Al-Hasa (Hofuf) Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 26, 000 Al-Fayha Al Majma'ah Al Majma'ah Sports City 7, 000 Al-Hazem Ar Rass Al-Hazem Club Stadium 8, 000 Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium 68, 752 Al-Ittihad Al-Khaleej Saihat Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium (Dammam) 35, 000 Al-Nassr Al-Awwal Park 25, 000 Al-Okhdood Najran Prince Hathloul Stadium 12, 000 Al-Raed Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium Al-Riyadh Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 15, 000 Al-Shabab Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium 22, 500 Al-Taawoun Al-Tai Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium 12, 000 Al-Wehda Mecca King Abdul Aziz Stadium 38, 000 Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium (Abha) 20, 000 Champions List of champions No Season Champion Runners Up 1 1974–75 - 1975–76 Canceled 2 1976–77 3 1977–78 4 1978–79 5 1979–80 6 1980–81 7 1981–82 8 1982–83 9 1983–84 10 1984–85 11 1985–86 12 1986–87 13 1987–88 14 1988–89 15 1989–90 16 1990–91 17 1991–92 18 1992–93 19 1993–94 20 1994–95 21 1995–96 22 1996–97 23 1997–98 24 1998–99 25 1999–00 26 2000–01 27 2001–02 28 2002–03 29 2003–04 30 2004–05 31 2005–06 32 2006–07 33 2007–08 34 2008–09 35 2009–10 36 2010–11 37 2011–12 38 2012–13 39 2013–14 40 2014–15 41 2015–16 42 2016–17 43 2017–18 44 2018–19 45 2019–20 46 2020–21 47 2021–22 48 2022–23 Performance by club # Club Winners Runners-up 0 Total titles won by city City Number of titles Clubs Al-Hilal (18), Al-Nassr (9), Al-Shabab (6) Al-Ittihad (9), Al-Ahli (3) Al-Ettifaq (2) Al-Ahsa Al-Fateh (1) League participation As of 2023, 38 clubs have participated in the Saudi football top division.
History Up until the late 1950s, football in Saudi Arabia was organized on a regional basis, with the only nationwide tournament being the King's Cup. In 1957, the first qualification process consolidated the regional tournaments of the Central, West, East, and North regions. Clubs competed in their regional leagues to qualify for the King's Cup, which was the final stage of the competition.
In December 1990, the Saudi football federation decided to merge the league with the King Cup in one tournament, it was decided to revamp local competitions and introduce professional football. A new league championship was formed called "The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques League Cup", which was a two-stage championship. The first stage was a regular double round-robin league competition with the top 4 qualifying for the final knockout stage, called the golden box. Clubs were allowed to sign players on a professional basis making the league semi-professional. This system lasted for seventeen seasons before reverting to a regular round-robin competition.
Note: The tallies below include up to the 2023–24 season. Teams denoted in bold are current participants. 48 seasons: Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad, Al-Nassr 47 seasons: Al-Shabab, Al-Ahli 45 seasons: Al-Ettifaq 39 seasons: Al-Wehda 36 seasons: Al-Qadsiah 25 seasons: Al-Tai 24 seasons: Al-Raed, Al-Riyadh 17 seasons: Al-Taawoun 16 seasons: Al-Nahda 15 seasons: Al-Fateh 13 seasons: Al-Faisaly 11 seasons: Al-Najma, Ohod 10 seasons: Al-Hazem 9 seasons: Al-Ansar, Najran 8 seasons: Al-Khaleej 7 seasons: Abha, Al-Shoulla 6 seasons: Damac, Al-Fayha, Hajer, Al-Batin 4 seasons: Al-Rawdhah 3 seasons: Al-Kawkab, Al-Jabalain 2 seasons: Al-Adalah, Sdoos, Al-Watani, Al-Orobah 1 season: Al-Okhdood, Al-Arabi, Al-Ain, Okaz Top scorers All-time top scorers As of matches played 1 July 2023 Boldface indicates a player still active in the Pro League.
Saudi Pro League - WikipediaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Saudi Pro LeagueOrganising bodySaudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF)Founded1976; 47 years agoCountrySaudi ArabiaConfederationAFCNumber of teams18 (since 2023–24)Level on pyramid1Relegation toFirst DivisionDomestic cup(s)King CupSuper CupInternational cup(s)AFC Champions LeagueArab Club Champions CupGCC Champions LeagueCurrent championsAl-Ittihad (9th title) (2022–23)Most championshipsAl-Hilal (18 titles)Most appearancesMohamed Al-Deayea (406)Top goalscorerMajed Abdullah (189 goals)TV partnersShahid and SSC (MENA)Websitespl.
The league became fully professional in 2007.  As of 2008, depending on the nation's coefficient, four teams from Saudi Arabia qualify for the AFC Champions League annually. This includes the top three positions of the league, together with the winner of the King Cup. If the winner of the King Cup is also among the top three teams then the fourth-best team qualifies for the play-offs, and if the winner of the King Cup is not in the top three league positions in the league, the top two will qualify directly for the group stages while the third team will qualify for the AFC Champions League play-offs. The league made international headlines in 2023 due to many players from other leagues, particularly those in Europe, transferring to clubs for the 2023–24 season. These players included Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté, and Roberto Firmino; repeated attempts to sign French start Kylian Mbappé were rejected.  The nation's Public Investment Fund took 75% stakes in four founding members (Al-Ahli, Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal, and Al-Nassr) in June 2023 as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 program.
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AL Shabab FC (KSA) vs AL Wehda FC - Standings - May 18, 2023AL SHABAB FC (KSA) vs - AL WEHDA FC - - - ・May 18, 2023 May 18 May 18 1 2 T SHA - ALW SOCCER > Scores > RECAPBOX SCOREPLAY-BY-PLAYODDSSTANDINGSNEWSSOCIAL LIVE STANDINGS When games are live, standings update in real-time. LEARN ABOUT THE GAME FORMAT QUALIFICATION/RELEGATION Relegation Champions League Team is currently playing CLUBS MP PTS W-D-L GF GA GD HOME AWAY AL Hilal 0 0-0-0 AL Shabab FC (KSA) AL Tai Al Ittihad Jeddah AL Nassr FC AL Ettifaq FC AL Wehda FC AL Khaleej Saihat FC AL Taawoun FC AL Raed FC AL Fateh SC AL Fayha FC Abha Club Damac FC AL Hazem FC AL Ahli Saudi AL Riyadh Al-Okhdood Club Top Leagues NFL College Football NBA MLB USFL FIFA Women's World Cup Top Shows Skip and Shannon: Undisputed The Herd with Colin Cowherd First Things First Flippin' Bats with Ben Verlander The Skip Bayless Show The Carton Show Affiliated Apps FOX Sports USFL Quick Links NASCAR Schedule 2023 NFL Preseason Schedule 2023 MLB Playoff Picture FOX SPORTS™, SPEED™, SPEED.
The winner of the King's Cup was not the league winner.  1976 saw the start of the first-ever professional football league in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with eight teams, the following season the number of clubs increased to ten. The 1981–82 season saw the merger of both the Saudi Premier League and the Saudi First Division for that season exclusively to the concern of the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification process. Twenty teams were divided into two groups, A and B. The top two in each group would enter a semi-final stage to determine the overall champions. In the following season which reverted back to regular round-robin competition, the number of first-division clubs was later increased to 12 in the 1984–85 season.
 Competition format Competition There are 18 clubs in the Saudi Pro League. During the course of a season (usually from August to May) each club plays the other clubs twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for 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 position on the league table depending on points, then the head-to-head record between the tied teams is taken into consideration, and then goal difference. Promotion and relegation A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Saudi Pro League and Saudi First Division League.
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