1996–97 Saudi Premier League

Saudi Professional League
Season1996–97
ChampionsAl-Ittihad
RelegatedAl-Ansar
Al-Qadisiya
1995-96
1997-98

Al-Ittihad won the 1996–97 Saudi Premier League, their second championship, the last being won in 1982.

Stadia and locations

Locations of teams in the 1996-97 Saudi Premier League
Club Location Stadium
Al-Ahli Jeddah Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
Al-Ansar Medina Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Ittihad Jeddah Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
Al-Nasr Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Najma Unaizah Al-Najma Club Stadium
Al-Qadisiya Al Khubar Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium
Al-Riyadh Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Shabab Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Ta'ee Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium
Al-Wahda Mecca King Abdul Aziz Stadium

Final league table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Al-Ittihad 22 14 2 6 54 24 +30 44
2 Al-Nasr 22 12 3 7 37 31 +6 39
3 Al-Hilal 22 10 6 6 23 19 +4 36
4 Al-Shabab 22 10 5 7 31 23 +8 35
5 Al-Ahli 22 7 9 6 28 28 0 30
6 Al-Riyadh 22 7 8 7 33 30 +3 29
7 Al-Ettifaq 18 9 2 7 35 36 −1 29
8 Al Wahda 22 8 4 10 37 49 −12 28
9 Al Nejmeh 22 6 8 8 28 30 −2 26
10 Al-Ta'ee 22 7 5 10 27 34 −7 26
11 Al-Ansar 22 7 4 11 23 34 −11 25
12 Al-Qadisiya 22 5 4 13 26 44 −18 19

Promoted: Al-Sho'ala and Al-Ta'awan.

Playoffs

Semifinals

22 May 1997 Al-Shabab 2–4 Al-Ittihad King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Salem Al-Alawi 40'
Fuad Amin 41'
15' Ahmed Bahja
25' (pen.) Ahmed Bahja
36' Ahmed Bahja
86' (pen.) Ahmed Bahja
Referee: Ibrahim Al-Omar
23 May 1997 Al-Nasr 2–2 Al-Hilal King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Ohene Kennedy 60'
Ohene Kennedy 67'
25' Mansour Al-Mowena
46' Mansour Al-Mowena
Referee: Omer Al Mehannah
29 May 1997 Al-Ittihad 2–2 Al-Shabab Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
Khamis Al-Zahrani 42'
Meshal Al-Turki 73'
30' Fahad Al-Mehallel
63' Abdullah Al-Shihan
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid
30 May 1997 Al-Hilal 3–1 Al-Nasr King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Abdullah Al-Shareedah 30'
Khamis Al-Dosari 44'
Sami Al-Jaber 86'
81' Ang Victor Referee: Abdulaziz Al-Dakhil

Third place match

4 June 1996 Al-Nasr 1–0 Al-Shabab Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Khaled Al-Dhaidh 88' Referee: Abdulaziz Al-Sulaiman

Final

6 June 1997 Al-Hilal 0–2 Al-Ittihad Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah
13' Ghiberti Al-Shamrani
90' Gary Al-Qarni
Referee: Omer Al Mehannah


 Saudi Premier League
1996-97 Winners 
Al-Ittihad
2nd title

External links

  • RSSSF Stats
  • Saudi Arabia Football Federation
  • Saudi League Statistics
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