2020–21 Saudi Professional League

Professional League
Season2020–21
Dates17 October 2020 – 30 May 2021
ChampionsAl-Hilal (17th title)
RelegatedAl-Qadsiah
Al-Wehda
Al-Ain
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Hilal
Al-Faisaly
Al-Shabab
Al-Taawoun
Matches played240
Goals scored746 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorerBafétimbi Gomis
(24 goals)
Best goalkeeperCássio (11 clean sheets)
Biggest home winAl-Nassr 7–0 Al-Batin
(20 March 2021)
Biggest away winAl-Ain 0–5 Al-Hilal
(9 February 2021)
Highest scoringAl-Ain 3–4 Al-Ahli
(7 November 2020)
Damac 4–3 Al-Ahli
(5 December 2020)
Al-Fateh 2–5 Al-Hilal
(28 February 2020)
Al-Nassr 7–0 Al-Batin
(20 March 2021)
Abha 3–4 Damac
(21 March 2021)
Al-Taawoun 3–4 Al-Fateh
(25 April 2021)
Al-Ettifaq 4–3 Al-Shabab
(14 May 2021)
Al-Ain 3–4 Al-Batin
(30 May 2021)
Longest winning runAl-Hilal
(5 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAl-Ittihad
(11 matches)
Longest winless runAl-Ahli
Al-Raed
(9 matches)
Longest losing runAl-Ahli
Al-Wehda
(7 matches)
All statistics correct as of 30 May 2021.

The 2020–21 Saudi Professional League was the 45th edition of the Saudi Professional League, the top Saudi professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1976. The season began on 17 October 2020 as a consequence of the postponement of the previous season's conclusion due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Fixtures for the 2020–21 season were announced on 29 September 2020.[2]

Al-Hilal are the defending champions after winning the Pro League for the 16th time last season.[3] Al-Ain, Al-Batin, and Al-Qadsiah join as the three promoted clubs from the 2019–20 MS League.[4] They replace Al-Adalah, Al-Fayha, and Al-Hazem who were relegated to the 2020–21 MS League.

On 29 March, the Ministry of Sports announced that fans will be allowed to return to stadiums for the final three rounds of matches with a maximum of 40% capacity. [5]

On 23 May, Al-Hilal secured their seventeenth league title with one match to spare following a 1–0 away win against Al-Taawoun. It was also the club's second consecutive title and fourth in the last five seasons.[6] Al-Ain were the first team to be relegated following a 2–0 defeat away to Al-Nassr on 14 May.[7] In the final matchday, both Al-Qadsiah and Al-Wehda were relegated following a draw with Abha and a loss against Al-Shabab respectively.[8]

Teams

Sixteen teams will compete in the league – the top thirteen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the MS League.

Teams who were promoted to the Pro League

The first club to be promoted was Al-Batin, who were promoted following Al-Bukayriyah's 1–1 draw with Al-Ain on 1 September 2020. Al-Batin will play in the top flight of Saudi football after a season's absence.[9] Al-Batin were crowned champions following their 1–1 draw with Al-Bukayriyah on the final matchday.[10]

The second club to be promoted was Al-Ain, who were promoted on 10 September 2020 following their 2–0 win at home against Ohod.[11] Al-Ain will play in the top flight of Saudi football for the first time in history. Al-Ain became the first team from the Al Bahah Region to play in the Pro League.

The third and final club to be promoted was Al-Qadsiah, following their 3–1 home win against an already promoted Al-Batin side on 10 September 2020.[12] Al-Qadsiah will play in the top flight of Saudi football after a season's absence.

Teams who were relegated to the MS League

The first club to be relegated was Al-Adalah, who were relegated after only a year in the top flight following a 1–1 home draw with Al-Raed.[13]

On 4 September 2020, Al-Hazem became the second club to be relegated following a 1–0 defeat away to Al-Shabab.[14] Al-Hazem were relegated after two years in the top flight.

On 9 September 2020, Al-Fayha became the third and final club to be relegated following a 1–0 defeat away to Al-Taawoun in the final matchday.[15] Al-Fayha were relegated after three years in the Pro League. This was Al-Fayha's first relegation from the top flight of Saudi football.

Stadiums

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Abha Abha Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20,000[16]
Al-Ahli Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City 62,345
Al-Ain Al Bahah King Saud Sport City Stadium (Al Bahah) 10,000[17]
Al-Batin Hafar al-Batin Al-Batin Club Stadium 6,000[18]
Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium 35,000[19]
Al-Faisaly Harmah Al Majma'ah Sports City [1] 7,000
Al-Fateh Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 26,000[20][21]
Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium [2] 62,685
Al-Ittihad Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City 62,345
Al-Nassr Riyadh King Saud University Stadium 25,000
Al-Qadsiah Khobar Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium 15,000[22]
Al-Raed Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 25,000
Al-Shabab Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium [3] 62,685
Al-Taawoun Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 25,000
Al-Wehda Mecca King Abdul Aziz Stadium 38,000
Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium [4] 20,000

1: ^ Al-Faisaly play their home games in Al Majma'ah.
2: ^ Al-Hilal and Al-Shabab also use Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (22,500 seats) as a home stadium.

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Abha Tunisia Abderrazek Chebbi Tunisia Karim Aouadhi Offside Yelo, Vveyon, Mezaj Maghribi1, Saudi German Hospital1, ARASCO2
Al-Ahli Romania Laurențiu Reghecampf Saudi Arabia Yasser Al-Mosailem Xtep Saudia, MG Cars, Almsakin Palace, Boga Super Foods2, Saudi German Hospital2
Al-Ain Spain Pablo Machín Saudi Arabia Saeed Al-Qarni Puma Gento, Ugine1
Al-Batin Serbia Aleksandar Veselinović Saudi Arabia Mazyad Freeh Skillano Traof, AlNadeg1, Yelo1, ARASCO2, Maroom Medical Center2
Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Atwi Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi Jako Al Mattar, Mystery, Kammelna1, Innosoft2, Thouq2, Saudi German Hospital3
Al-Faisaly Brazil Péricles Chamusca Brazil Igor Rossi adidas ALDREES, Gree Electric, Yelo1, Roco2, ARASCO2
Al-Fateh Belgium Yannick Ferrera Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Fuhaid Offside Kia Motors, Fuschia, Al Kifah Holding1, Almoosa Hospital1, ARASCO2, B-Care2
Al-Hilal Portugal José Morais Saudi Arabia Salman Al-Faraj Mouj EMAAR, Jahez, Tawuniya1, Sayyar2, Shawarmer2
Al-Ittihad Brazil Fábio Carille Morocco Karim El Ahmadi Tamim B-IT Fitness1, Fakeeh2, Yelo2
Al-Nassr Brazil Mano Menezes Saudi Arabia Yahya Al-Shehri Victory Etihad Airways, Almsakin Palace, Nejree1, Richy2, Naqi Water2
Al-Qadsiah Tunisia Yousef Al Mannai Saudi Arabia Naif Hazazi Puma MG Cars, Almana Group of Hospital, Ghodran Group1
Al-Raed Kosovo Besnik Hasi Saudi Arabia Hussain Al-Showaish Challenge Yelo, Address Cafe1, ARASCO2, B-Care2
Al-Shabab Spain Carlos Inarejos Argentina Éver Banega Xtep Arkitainer, Aqdar, Bussma, Half Million, The Chefz, Nice One, Saudi German Hospital, Marvel Home1, Sanabel Alsalam1,
Tact1, F6or Faris2, QAID2, 3days3, Azom3, HealthZone3, The Real Burger3, Shawarma Classic3, Veloce3
Al-Taawoun England Nestor El Maestro Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Al-Zubaidi Erreà Fuchs, Nice One, Al Odhaib1, ARASCO2
Al-Wehda Greece Giorgos Donis Saudi Arabia Waleed Bakshween Tamim Lebs.com, Al Ghazal, QAID2
Damac Croatia Krešimir Režić Algeria Farouk Chafaï Skillano Abu Zaid, Bin Thaliba1, Saudi German Hospital1, Bnoon2, Fazzah2, Superano3
  • 1 On the back of the strip.
  • 2 On the right sleeve of the strip.
  • 3 On the shorts.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Al-Wehda Saudi Arabia Essa Al-Mehyani (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 9 September 2020 Pre-season Portugal Ivo Vieira 10 September 2020[23]
Al-Taawoun Saudi Arabia Abdullah Asiri (caretaker) 16 September 2020 France Patrice Carteron 16 September 2020[24]
Al-Ain Tunisia Al Habib Ben Ramadan End of contract 20 September 2020 Portugal Bruno Baltazar 2 October 2020[25]
Portugal Bruno Baltazar Resigned 12 October 2020[26] Germany Michael Skibbe 12 October 2020[26]
Al-Nassr Portugal Rui Vitória Mutual consent 27 December 2020[27] 15th Croatia Alen Horvat 27 December 2020[28]
Damac Algeria Noureddine Zekri 4 January 2021[29] 16th Croatia Krešimir Režić 12 January 2021[30]
Al-Shabab Portugal Pedro Caixinha Sacked 5 January 2021[31] 3rd Spain Carlos Inarejos 5 January 2021[31]
Al-Ain Germany Michael Skibbe 28 January 2021[32] 16th Spain Pablo Machín 31 January 2021[33]
Al-Wehda Portugal Ivo Vieira 2 February 2021[34] 10th Jordan Mahmoud Al-Hadid 2 February 2021[35]
Al-Hilal Romania Răzvan Lucescu Mutual consent 15 February 2021[36] 3rd Brazil Rogério Micale 15 February 2021
Al-Taawoun France Patrice Carteron 11 March 2021[37] 4th England Nestor El Maestro 13 March 2021[38]
Al-Batin Portugal José Garrido Sacked 20 March 2021[39] 13th Serbia Aleksandar Veselinović 24 March 2021[40]
Al-Wehda Jordan Mahmoud Al-Hadid 21 March 2021[41] 14th Greece Giorgos Donis 23 March 2021[42]
Al-Ahli Serbia Vladan Milojević Mutual consent 24 March 2021[43] 7th Romania Laurențiu Reghecampf 31 March 2021[44]
Al-Nassr Croatia Alen Horvat Sacked 9 April 2021[45] 5th Brazil Mano Menezes 9 April 2021[46]
Al-Hilal Brazil Rogério Micale 2 May 2021[47] 1st Portugal José Morais 2 May 2021[47]

Foreign players

The policy of foreign players remained unchanged. Clubs can register a total of seven foreign players over the course of the season.[48]

Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Player 7 Former Players
Abha Algeria Mehdi Tahrat Bosnia and Herzegovina Benjamin Tatar Morocco Amine Atouchi Morocco Abdelali Mhamdi Sweden Carlos Strandberg Tunisia Karim Aouadhi Tunisia Saad Bguir Australia Craig Goodwin
Al-Ahli Bosnia and Herzegovina Elvis Sarić Brazil Lucas Lima Morocco Driss Fettouhi Romania Alexandru Mitrita Senegal M'Baye Niang Serbia Ljubomir Fejsa Syria Omar Al Somah Germany Marko Marin
Ghana Samuel Owusu
Al-Ain Angola Bastos Brazil Getterson Croatia Filip Bradarić Ghana Naeem Niger Amadou Moutari Senegal Badou Ndiaye Venezuela Juanpi Algeria Saphir Taïder
Morocco Mohammed Nahiri
Nigeria Peter Nworah
Tunisia Haythem Jouini
Al-Batin Angola Fábio Abreu Brazil Renato Chaves Netherlands Youssef El Jebli Netherlands Mohamed Rayhi Netherlands Xandro Schenk Uruguay Martín Campaña Trinidad and Tobago Khaleem Hyland
Al-Ettifaq Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi Brazil Elierce Souza Estonia Karol Mets Morocco Walid Azaro Senegal Souleymane Doukara Slovakia Filip Kiss Tunisia Naïm Sliti
Al-Faisaly Brazil Guilherme Brazil Igor Rossi Brazil Raphael Silva Cape Verde Julio Tavares France Romain Amalfitano Kazakhstan Alexander Merkel Netherlands Hicham Faik
Al-Fateh Algeria Sofiane Bendebka Algeria Hillal Soudani Morocco Mourad Batna Morocco Marwane Saâdane Netherlands Mitchell te Vrede Peru Christian Cueva Ukraine Maksym Koval Norway Gustav Wikheim
Serbia Saša Jovanović
Al-Hilal Argentina Luciano Vietto Colombia Gustavo Cuéllar France Bafétimbi Gomis Italy Sebastian Giovinco South Korea Jang Hyun-soo Peru André Carrillo Syria Omar Kharbin
Al-Ittihad Brazil Bruno Henrique Brazil Marcelo Grohe Brazil Romarinho Cape Verde Garry Rodrigues Egypt Ahmed Hegazi Morocco Karim El Ahmadi Serbia Aleksandar Prijović Brazil Bruno Uvini
Al-Nassr Argentina Pity Martínez Australia Brad Jones Brazil Maicon Brazil Petros South Korea Kim Jin-su Morocco Nordin Amrabat Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Nigeria Ahmed Musa
Al-Qadsiah Australia Rhys Williams Brazil Edson da Cruz Colombia Danilo Asprilla Madagascar Carolus Andria Nigeria Leke James Nigeria Stanley Ohawuchi Serbia Uroš Vitas Romania Mihai Bordeianu
Al-Raed Algeria Azzedine Doukha Chile Ronnie Fernández Cameroon Arnaud Djoum Germany Marko Marin Morocco Karim El Berkaoui Morocco Mohamed Fouzair Serbia Nemanja Miletić Morocco Jalal Daoudi
Serbia Nemanja Nikolić
Syria Jehad Al-Hussain
Al-Shabab Argentina Éver Banega Argentina Cristian Guanca Brazil Sebá Chile Igor Lichnovsky Nigeria Odion Ighalo Portugal Fábio Martins Senegal Alfred N'Diaye Lithuania Giedrius Arlauskis
Senegal Makhete Diop
Al-Taawoun Brazil Cássio Brazil Iago Santos Brazil Sandro Manoel Burundi Cédric Amissi Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Paraguay Kaku Senegal Abdoulaye Sané Australia Mitchell Duke
Al-Wehda Australia Dimitri Petratos Brazil Anselmo Brazil Luis Gustavo Brazil Pedro Henrique France Youssouf Niakaté Portugal Hernâni Spain Alberto Botía
Damac Algeria Farouk Chafaï Algeria Moustapha Zeghba Argentina Sergio Vittor Argentina Emilio Zelaya Croatia Domagoj Antolić Norway Amahl Pellegrino Romania Constantin Budescu Algeria Ibrahim Chenihi
Argentina Cristian Lema
Tunisia Bilel Saidani

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Hilal (C) 30 18 7 5 60 27 +33 61 Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage
2 Al-Shabab 30 17 6 7 68 43 +25 57
3 Al-Ittihad[a] 30 15 11 4 45 29 +16 56
4 Al-Taawoun 30 13 8 9 42 30 +12 47[b] Qualification for AFC Champions League play-off round
5 Al-Ettifaq 30 14 5 11 50 48 +2 47[b]
6 Al-Nassr 30 13 7 10 53 40 +13 46
7 Al-Fateh 30 12 6 12 55 55 0 42
8 Al-Ahli 30 11 6 13 44 56 −12 39
9 Al-Faisaly 30 9 9 12 42 47 −5 36[c] Qualification for the Champions League group stage[d]
10 Al-Raed 30 10 6 14 44 47 −3 36[c]
11 Damac 30 9 9 12 43 48 −5 36[c]
12 Al-Batin 30 9 9 12 43 55 −12 36[c]
13 Abha 30 10 6 14 42 50 −8 36[c]
14 Al-Qadsiah (R) 30 8 11 11 41 47 −6 35 Relegation to MS League
15 Al-Wehda (R) 30 9 5 16 40 60 −20 32
16 Al-Ain (R) 30 5 5 20 34 64 −30 20
Source: spl.com source=إحصائيات رابطة دوري المحترفين السعودي 2020-2021
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Total goal difference; 5) Total goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[50]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Ittihad cannot qualify for Asian Football Confederation competitions as they did not obtain an AFC license.[49]
  2. ^ a b Positions determined by head-to-head points: Al-Taawoun 4 pts; Al-Ettifaq 1 pt.
  3. ^ a b c d e Positions determined by head-to-head points: Al-Faisaly: 16 pts; Al-Raed: 15 pts; Damac: 13 pts; Al-Batin: 12 pts; Abha: 3 pts.
  4. ^ Al-Faisaly qualified for the Champions League group stage as 2020–21 King Cup winners.

Positions by round

The following table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled but added to the full round they were played immediately afterward. If a club from the Saudi Professional League wins the King Cup, they will qualify for the AFC Champions League, unless they have already qualified for it through their league position. In this case, an additional AFC Champions League group stage berth will be given to the 3rd placed team, and the AFC Champions League play-off round spot will be given to 4th.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Al-Hilal572111111111111233222211111111
Al-Shabab764222233332222111111122222222
Al-Ittihad1211810106445544544544443333334333
Al-Taawoun98111178684766455456875544443444
Al-Ettifaq3158111212106479867675656676666665
Al-Nassr1114141315151515151514111076767987765555556
Al-Fateh4416347111388711111112131110111314129987777
Al-Ahli627353322223333322334457798888
Al-Faisaly8534675579111212121314111212108891112129999
Al-Raed1395458121112121314141411121414141213101210710101010
Damac101315151616161616161616161515151515151515151515141415151311
Al-Batin15151378911710111314131312131413131210101113131313131412
Abha1412101212119912139869810810111314111310111112121113
Al-Qadsiah139699101068101010910989856998881011111214
Al-Wehda2101214141414139655781091097911121414151514141515
Al-Ain161616161313131414141515151616161616161616161616161616161616
Leader
2022 AFC Champions League group stage
2022 AFC Champions League play-off round
Relegation to 2021–22 MS League
Updated to match(es) played on 30 May 2021. Source: spl.com.sa

Results

Home \ Away ABH AHL AIN BAT ETT FSY FAT HIL ITT NSR QAD RAE SHB TWN WHD DAM
Abha 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–3 2–3 0–0 0–1 3–4
Al-Ahli 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–2 0–3 1–0 1–3
Al-Ain 2–4 3–4 3–4 1–0 1–1 2–4 0–5 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 4–0 1–1
Al-Batin 3–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–4 1–1 3–0 0–2
Al-Ettifaq 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 4–3 0–3 1–2 4–2
Al-Faisaly 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–1 1–5 0–0 2–4 2–0
Al-Fateh 1–3 4–1 3–2 1–2 2–3 3–2 2–5 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–3 1–1
Al-Hilal 2–3 5–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0
Al-Ittihad 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–2 1–0
Al-Nassr 2–2 1–2 3–0 7–0 2–2 4–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–4 3–0 3–1 2–2
Al-Qadsiah 1–1 3–1 3–3 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–4 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1
Al-Raed 2–1 1–2 4–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 4–2
Al-Shabab 1–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–5 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 3–0 2–1
Al-Taawoun 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–4 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 4–0 1–0 3–1
Al-Wehda 1–4 2–4 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–4 0–2 1–1
Damac 2–1 4–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–3 1–2 2–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 30 May 2021. Source: goalzz.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statistics

As of 30 May 2021

Scoring

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[51]
1 France Bafétimbi Gomis Al-Hilal 24
2 Argentina Emilio Zelaya Damac 19
3 Argentina Cristian Guanca Al-Shabab 17
Angola Fabio Abreu Al-Batin
5 Sweden Carlos Strandberg Abha 16
Brazil Romarinho Al-Ittihad
7 Morocco Karim El Berkaoui Al-Raed 15
Cape Verde Júlio Tavares Al-Faisaly
9 Suriname Mitchell te Vrede Al-Fateh 13
Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Al-Taawoun

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
Syria Omar Al Somah Al-Ahli Al-Ain 4–3 (A) 7 November 2020 [52]
Australia Dimitri Petratos Al-Wehda Al-Batin 3–2 (H) 29 November 2020 [53]
Sweden Carlos Strandberg Abha Al-Ain 4–2 (A) 1 January 2021 [54]
Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Al-Taawoun Damac 3–1 (H) 25 January 2021 [55]
Morocco Karim El Berkaoui4 Al-Raed Damac 4–2 (H) 31 January 2021 [56]
France Bafétimbi Gomis4 Al-Hilal Al-Ain 5–0 (A) 9 February 2021 [57]
France Youssouf Niakaté Al-Wehda Al-Faisaly 4–2 (A) 12 February 2021 [58]
Netherlands Mitchell te Vrede Al-Fateh Al-Ain 3–2 (H) 13 February 2021 [59]
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Mogren Al-Raed Al-Ain 4–0 (H) 28 February 2021 [60]
Serbia Aleksandar Prijović Al-Ittihad Al-Qadsiah 4–1 (A) 28 February 2021 [61]
Brazil Romarinho Al-Ittihad Al-Wehda 4–2 (H) 5 March 2021 [62]
France Bafétimbi Gomis Al-Hilal Al-Wehda 4–2 (A) 11 March 2021 [63]
Algeria Farouk Chafaï Damac Abha 4–3 (A) 21 March 2021 [64]
Colombia Danilo Asprilla Al-Qadsiah Al-Ettifaq 3–1 (A) 10 April 2021 [65]
Notes

(H) – Home; (A) – Away
4 Player scored 4 goals

Most assists

Rank Player Club Assists[66]
1 Netherlands Youssef El Jebli Al-Batin 11
Argentina Éver Banega Al-Shabab
3 Tunisia Saad Bguir Abha 8
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Hamdan Al-Shabab / Al-Hilal
Tunisia Naïm Sliti Al-Ettifaq
6 Peru Christian Cueva Al-Fateh 7
Nigeria Stanley Ohawuchi Al-Qadsiah
Saudi Arabia Saleh Al-Amri Abha
9 Croatia Domagoj Antolić Damac 6
Argentina Pity Martínez Al-Nassr
Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Al-Taawoun
Peru André Carrillo Al-Hilal
Morocco Mourad Batna Al-Fateh
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Kwikbi Al-Ettifaq

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[67]
1 Brazil Cássio Al-Taawoun 11
2 Algeria Azzedine Doukha Al-Raed 7
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Mayouf Al-Hilal
4 Brazil Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad 6
5 Australia Brad Jones Al-Nassr 5
Saudi Arabia Amin Bukhari Al-Ain
Saudi Arabia Zaid Al-Bawardi Al-Shabab
8 Saudi Arabia Mustafa Malayekah Al-Faisaly 4
Morocco Abdelali Mhamdi Abha
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Rubeai Al-Ahli
Ukraine Maksym Koval Al-Fateh
Algeria Moustapha Zeghba Damac

Discipline

Player

  • Most yellow cards: 12[68]

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 78[68]
    • Al-Taawoun
  • Most red cards: 7[68]
    • Al-Qadsiah

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goalkeeper of the Month Rising Star of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club Player Club Player Club
October Belgium Yannick Ferrera Al-Fateh Argentina Éver Banega Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Mayouf Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia Saud Abdulhamid Al-Ittihad [69]
November Romania Răzvan Lucescu Al-Hilal Syria Omar Al Somah Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia Amin Bukhari Al-Ain Saudi Arabia Abdulelah Al-Amri Al-Nassr [70]
December Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Atwi Al-Ettifaq Tunisia Naïm Sliti Al-Ettifaq Brazil Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia Saud Abdulhamid Al-Ittihad [71]
January Croatia Alen Horvat Al-Nassr Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Al-Taawoun Brazil Cássio Al-Taawoun Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Hamdan Al-Shabab [72]
February Spain Carlos Inarejos Al-Shabab Argentina Éver Banega Al-Shabab Brazil Cássio Al-Taawoun Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman Ghareeb Al-Ahli [73]
March Brazil Rogério Micale Al-Hilal Algeria Farouk Chafaï Damac Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia Abdulelah Al-Amri Al-Nassr [74]
April & May Brazil Fábio Carille Al-Ittihad Nigeria Odion Ighalo Al-Shabab Brazil Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Najei Al-Nassr [75]

Number of teams by region

Rank Region Number Teams
1 Eastern Province 4 Al-Batin, Al-Ettifaq, Al-Fateh and Al-Qadsiah
Riyadh Al-Faisaly, Al-Hilal, Al-Nassr and Al-Shabab
3 Mecca 3 Al-Ahli, Al-Ittihad and Al-Wehda
4 Al-Qassim 2 Al-Raed and Al-Taawoun
Asir Abha and Damac
6 Al Bahah 1 Al-Ain

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  4. ^ "القادسية يلحق بالعين والباطن.. إلى دوري المحترفين".
  5. ^ "عودة الجماهير لملاعب السعودية.. بشرط!".
  6. ^ "فريق الهلال يُحقق لقب دوري الأمير محمد بن سلمان للمحترفين قبل جولة من ختام من المسابقة".
  7. ^ "رسميا.. العين اول الهابطين من الدوري السعودي للمحترفين".
  8. ^ "الوحدة والقادسية يودعان.. وضمك والباطن وأبها ينجون".
  9. ^ "عاد للأضواء للمرة الرابعة.. الباطن أول المتأهلين لدوري المحترفين".
  10. ^ "الباطن.. بطلا بـ76 نقطة".
  11. ^ "بعد 44 عاما.. العين يعانق الأضواء".
  12. ^ "القادسية.. الصعود الخامس".
  13. ^ "العدالة يهبط رسمياً إلى دوري الدرجة الأولى إثر تعادله مع الرائد".
  14. ^ "المرة الثانية.. الحزم يهبط".
  15. ^ "السهلاوي يهزم الكابوس.. ويفجر الأفراح".
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  19. ^ "Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad Stadium".
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  21. ^ "Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Sports City Stadium".
  22. ^ "استاد مدينة الأمير سعود بن جلوي الرياضية (الراكة)".
  23. ^ "إيفو فييرا مدربا للوحدة".
  24. ^ "#التعاون يتفق مع الفرنسي #باتريس_كارتيرون".
  25. ^ "البرتغالي #برونو_بالتازار مدربًا لـ #العين".
  26. ^ a b "نادي العين يعلن تعاقده مع مايكل سكيبه بعد اعتذار برونو بالتازار".
  27. ^ "فيتوريا يفتح باب الإقالات في الدوري".
  28. ^ "هورفات بديل فيتوريا في النصر".
  29. ^ "رسميا .. ضمك يُقيل بن زكري".
  30. ^ "ضمك يثبت الكرواتي كرشمير ريزتش مدربًا للفريق حتى نهاية الموسم".
  31. ^ a b "الشباب يقيل كايشينيا".
  32. ^ "العين يقيل مدربه الألماني مايكل سكيبه".
  33. ^ "بابلو ماشين مدرباً لنادي العين".
  34. ^ "الوحدة يعلن إقالة المدرب البرتغالي إيفو فييرا".
  35. ^ "الأردني محمود الحديد مدربا مؤقتا للوحدة السعودي".
  36. ^ "#الهلال ينهي علاقته التعاقدية مع "رازفان"".
  37. ^ "كارتيرون يترك التعاون.. ونيستور بديلا".
  38. ^ "رسميًا.. مايسترو مديرًا فنيًا للتعاون السعودى خلفًا للفرنسي كارتيرون".
  39. ^ "سباعية النصر تطيح بمدرب الباطن".
  40. ^ "الباطن يستعين بـ«المدرسة الصربية» للبقاء".
  41. ^ "رسمياً.. الوحدة يعلن إقالة مدربه محمود الحديد بعد رباعية العين".
  42. ^ "رسمياً.. دونيس في مهمة إنقاذ الوحدة".
  43. ^ "#الأهلي ينهي علاقته بمدرب الفريق الأول لكرة القدم "فلادان ميلويفيتش" بالتراضي".
  44. ^ "رسميّا.. ريجي يقود الأهلي".
  45. ^ "النصر يقيل هورفات ويستقر على خليفته".
  46. ^ ""النصر" يتعاقد مع مدرب منتخب البرازيل السابق "مانو مينيز"".
  47. ^ a b "مورايس يخلف ميكالي في الهلال".
  48. ^ "اعتماد عدد اللاعبين الأجانب والمواليد المحترفين للموسم المقبل 20-21".
  49. ^ "رسمياً.. عدم منح الاتحاد والنصر الرخصة الآسيوية".
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  52. ^ "مهاجم @ALAHLI_FC عمر السومة أول لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك".
  53. ^ "لاعب @alwehdaclub1 ديمتري بيتراتوس ثاني لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك".
  54. ^ "لاعب @abhaFC كارلوس ستراندبيرج ثالث لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  55. ^ "لاعب @AltaawounFC تاوامبا رابع لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  56. ^ "لاعب @alraedclub كريم البركاوي أول لاعب ينجح في تسجيل سوبر هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  57. ^ "لاعب @Alhilal_FC بافيتيمبي غوميز ثاني لاعب ينجح في تسجيل سوبر هاتريك".
  58. ^ "لاعب @alwehdaclub1 يوسف نياكاتي سابع لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك".
  59. ^ "لاعب @FatehClub ميتشل تيفريدي ثامن لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك".
  60. ^ "لاعب @alraedclub عبدالله المقرن أول لاعب سعودي وتاسع لاعب بشكل عام ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  61. ^ "مهاجم @ittihad الكسندر بريجوفيتش عاشر لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  62. ^ "مهاجم @ittihad رومارينهو اللاعب الحادي عشر الذي ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  63. ^ "لاعب @Alhilal_FC بافيتيمبي غوميز أول لاعب ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك مرتين هذا الموسم".
  64. ^ "لاعب @DAMAC_CLUB فاروق شافعي أول مدافع ينجح في تسجيل هاتريك هذا الموسم".
  65. ^ "لاعب @qadisiyah1967 دانيلو أسبريا ينجح في تسجيل الهاتريك رقم 14 هذا الموسم".
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