2021–22 Saudi Professional League

Professional League
Season2021 – 22
Dates11 August 2021 – 22 May 2022
ChampionsAl-Hilal (18th title)
RelegatedAl-Faisaly
Al-Ahli
Al-Hazem
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Hilal
Matches played240
Goals scored637 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerOdion Ighalo
(24 goals)
Biggest home winAl-Ittihad 6–1 Abha
(11 September 2021)
Al-Hilal 5–0 Al-Shabab
(17 February 2022)
Biggest away winAl-Tai 0–4 Al-Hilal
(11 January 2022)
Abha 0–4 Al-Ittihad
(6 February 2022)
Highest scoringAl-Fateh 5–5 Damac
(25 November 2021)
Longest winning runAl-Ittihad
(10 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAl-Shabab
(17 matches)
Longest winless runAl-Hazem
(11 matches)
Longest losing runAl-Hazem
(7 matches)
Highest attendance58,755[1]
Al-Ittihad 1–3 Al-Hilal
(23 May 2022)
Lowest attendance0[2]
Al-Ittihad 3–0 Al-Nassr
(11 February 2022)
0[3]
Al-Nassr 1–0 Al-Fayha
(17 March 2022)
0[4]
Al-Shabab 1–0 Al-Faisaly
(12 May 2022)
Total attendance1,692,423
Average attendance7,659
All statistics correct as of 29 May 2022.

The 2021–22 Saudi Professional League was the 46th edition of the Saudi Professional League, the top Saudi professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1976. Fixtures for the 2021–22 season were announced on 18 July 2021.[5]

Al-Hilal were the two-time defending champions after winning their 17th title last season.[6] Al-Fayha, Al-Hazem, and Al-Tai join as the three promoted clubs from the 2020–21 MS League.[7] They replace Al-Ain, Al-Qadsiah, and Al-Wehda who were relegated to the 2021–22 MS League.

On 27 June, Al-Hilal secured their eighteenth league title in the final matchday following a 2–1 home win against Al-Faisaly.[8] It was also the club's third consecutive title and fifth in the last six seasons. Al-Hazem were the first team to be relegated following a 5–2 defeat away to Al-Ettifaq on 21 May.[9] In the final matchday, both Al-Faisaly and Al-Ahli were relegated following a defeat to Al-Hilal and a draw with Al-Shabab respectively.

Overview

Sponsorship

On 8 August 2021, the Saudi Professional League announced that they had signed a sponsorship deal with real estate company Roshn.[10] On 9 August 2021, the Saudi FF signed a sponsorship deal with Chinese tech company Lenovo to become the official technology partner of all Saudi football competitions.[11]

Changes

On 8 August 2021, Ministry of Sports announced that they had increased the capacity limit from 40% to 60% in all stadiums. It was also announced that children under 12 wouldn't be allowed to attend matches and that the attendance would be limited to those who are fully vaccinated.[12]

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-Hazem, who were promoted following a 4–2 away win against Al-Sahel on 20 April 2021. Al-Hazem will play in the top flight of Saudi football after a season's absence.[13] Al-Hazem were crowned champions following a 1–0 away win against Hajer on 21 May 2021.[14]

The second club to be promoted was Al-Fayha, following a 0–0 home draw with Al-Tai on 20 May 2021.[15] Al-Fayha will play in the top flight of Saudi football after a season's absence.

The third and final club to be promoted was Al-Tai who were promoted on the final matchday following a 2–0 away win over Arar.[16] Al-Tai will play in the top flight of Saudi football for the first time since the 2007–08 season.

Teams who were relegated to the MS League

The first club to be relegated was Al-Ain, who were relegated after only a year in the top flight following a 2–0 defeat away to Al-Nassr on 14 May 2021.[17]

In the final matchday, both Al-Qadsiah and Al-Wehda were relegated following a draw with Abha and a loss against Al-Shabab respectively.[18] Al-Qadsiah were relegated after only a year in the top flight while Al-Wehda were relegated after three years in the top flight.

Stadiums

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Abha Abha Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20,000[19]
Al-Ahli Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City
Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
62,345
27,000
Al-Batin Hafar al-Batin Al-Batin Club Stadium 6,000[20]
Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium 35,000[21]
Al-Faisaly Harmah Al Majma'ah Sports City (Al Majma'ah) 7,000
Al-Fateh Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 26,000[22][23]
Al-Fayha Al Majma'ah Al Majma'ah Sports City 7,000
Al-Hazem Ar Rass Al-Hazem Club Stadium 8,000[24]
Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
62,685
22,500
Al-Ittihad Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City
Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
62,345
27,000
Al-Nassr Riyadh Mrsool Park 25,000
Al-Raed Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 25,000
Al-Shabab Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
62,685
22,500
Al-Taawoun Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium 25,000
Al-Tai Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium 12,000[25]
Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium (Abha) 20,000

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Abha Slovakia Martin Ševela Saudi Arabia Karam Barnawi Offside Al-Dakheel Oud, Yelo, Mezaj Maghribi1, Hayat National Hospital1, The Burger's Origin2, Furn Al-Dhayaa2, X Antra3
Al-Ahli Uruguay Robert Siboldi Saudi Arabia Yasser Al-Mosailem Xtep MG Cars, Boga Super Foods1, Dorrah for Real Estate1, Saudi German Hospital2
Al-Batin Croatia Alen Horvat Saudi Arabia Mazyad Freeh Skillano Al-Odhaib Company, Traof, AlNadeg1, ARASCO2
Al-Ettifaq France Patrice Carteron Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi adidas Al-Dakheel Oud, Kammelna1, Saudi German Hospital1, 42 Group2, Shgardi2, Jana Center3
Al-Faisaly Greece Marinos Ouzounidis Brazil Igor Rossi adidas ALDREES, Gree Electric, Roco1, Mr Mandoob2, UPS2
Al-Fateh Greece Giorgos Donis Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Fuhaid Offside Kia Motors, Al-Jabr Finance, Fuschia, Al Kifah Holding1, Almoosa Hospital1, B-Care2
Al-Fayha Serbia Vuk Rašović Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Khaibari Puma Al-Romaih Investment, Brave, Abdal1, Aromatic Families1, Hayat Water2, Sky Ways2, Tasooma3
Al-Hazem Netherlands Roel Coumans Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Barakah S Team Arabica Star, Point1, Superano1, Asal Al-Barri2, Qaid2, Two Mark3
Al-Hilal Argentina Ramón Díaz Saudi Arabia Salman Al-Faraj S Team EMAAR, Jahez, Tawuniya1, Floward2, Shawarmer2
Al-Ittihad Romania Cosmin Contra Brazil Marcelo Grohe Erreà DARCO, Emkan1, Bolt2, Yelo2
Al-Nassr Argentina Miguel Ángel Russo Saudi Arabia Abdullah Madu Victory Lebara, Shurfah, ToYou1, Harrys Pizza2
Al-Raed Saudi Arabia Yousef Al-Ghadeer Saudi Arabia Sultan Al-Farhan Challenge Shawahe, Yelo, Aldakheel Oud1, Arabica Star1, B-Care2, Qaid2
Al-Shabab Romania Marius Șumudică Argentina Éver Banega Offside Almozaini, Bolt, Half Million, Prestige1, Takenda1, Azom2, TikTok2, Veloce3
Al-Taawoun Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Abdali Brazil Cássio Skillano Fuchs, Nice One, Alsaif Gallery1, Hayat National Hospital1, Arabica Star2, B-Care2
Al-Tai Chile José Luis Sierra Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Al-Harabi Mashar Al-Adham, Mashar, Abar1, Al Ahli Medical1, Qaid2, Ldonk2
Damac Croatia Krešimir Režić Algeria Farouk Chafaï Skillano ARROW, Bin Thaliba1, Mustasharak Hospital1, Qaid2, X Antra3
  • 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
Abha Tunisia Abderrazek Chebbi End of contract 31 May 2021 Pre-season Slovakia Martin Ševela 1 July 2021[26]
Al-Ahli Romania Laurențiu Reghecampf Kosovo Besnik Hasi 6 June 2021[27]
Al-Batin Serbia Aleksandar Veselinović Serbia Nenad Lalatović 24 June 2021[28]
Al-Faisaly Brazil Péricles Chamusca Italy Paolo Tramezzani 18 June 2021[29]
Al-Hilal Portugal José Morais Portugal Leonardo Jardim 1 June 2021[30]
Al-Raed Kosovo Besnik Hasi Spain Pablo Machín 19 June 2021[31]
Al-Shabab Spain Carlos Inarejos Brazil Péricles Chamusca 31 May 2021[32]
Al-Fayha Tunisia Al-Habib bin Ramadan 1 June 2021 Serbia Vuk Rašović 21 June 2021[33]
Al-Hazem Tunisia Mohammed Dahmane Portugal Hélder 7 June 2021[34]
Al-Taawoun England Nestor El Maestro Sacked 22 August 2021[35] 14th Portugal José Gomes 22 August 2021[35]
Al-Ittihad Brazil Fábio Carille 23 August 2021[36] 6th Romania Cosmin Contra 29 August 2021[37]
Al-Tai Tunisia Mohamed Kouki 28 August 2021[38] 16th Serbia Zoran Manojlović 30 August 2021[39]
Al-Nassr Brazil Mano Menezes 19 September 2021[40] 8th Portugal Pedro Emanuel 1 October 2021[41]
Al-Faisaly Italy Paolo Tramezzani Mutual consent 7 October 2021[42] 9th Portugal Daniel Ramos 7 October 2021[43]
Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia Khaled Al-Atwi 16 October 2021[44] 12th Serbia Vladan Milojević 17 October 2021[45]
Al-Batin Serbia Nenad Lalatović Sacked 17 October 2021[46] 15th Croatia Alen Horvat 21 October 2021[47]
Al-Tai Serbia Zoran Manojlović 4 November 2021[48] 16th Chile José Luis Sierra 7 November 2021[49]
Al-Nassr Portugal Pedro Emanuel 10 November 2021[50] 9th Argentina Miguel Ángel Russo 5 December 2021[51]
Al-Hazem Portugal Hélder 27 November 2021[52] 15th Romania Constantin Gâlcă 6 December 2021[53]
Al-Fateh Belgium Yannick Ferrera Mutual consent 9 January 2022[54] 12th Greece Giorgos Donis 16 January 2022[55]
Al-Raed Spain Pablo Machín Sacked 26 January 2022[56] 8th Portugal João Pedro Sousa 26 January 2022[56]
Al-Hilal Portugal Leonardo Jardim Mutual consent 14 February 2022[57] 4th Argentina Ramón Díaz 14 February 2022[58]
Al-Hazem Romania Constantin Gâlcă 21 February 2022[59] 16th Netherlands Roel Coumans 1 March 2022[60]
Al-Faisaly Portugal Daniel Ramos 24 February 2022[61] 13th Greece Marinos Ouzounidis 27 February 2022[62]
Al-Ettifaq Serbia Vladan Milojević Sacked 1 March 2022[63] 15th France Patrice Carteron 4 March 2022[64]
Al-Ahli Kosovo Besnik Hasi 4 March 2022[65] 11th Uruguay Robert Siboldi 5 March 2022[66]
Al-Taawoun Portugal José Gomes Mutual consent 20 March 2022[67] 13th Netherlands John van den Brom 31 March 2022[68]
Al-Shabab Brazil Péricles Chamusca Sacked 23 March 2022[69] 4th Romania Marius Șumudică 23 March 2022[70]
Al-Taawoun Netherlands John van den Brom 7 May 2022[71] 14th Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Abdali (caretaker) 7 May 2022
Al-Raed Portugal João Pedro Sousa 24 May 2022[72] 12th Saudi Arabia Yousef Al-Ghadeer 6 June 2022[73]

Foreign players

The policy of foreign players remained unchanged. Clubs can register a total of seven foreign players over the course of the season.[74]

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 Tayeb Meziani Morocco Amine Atouchi Morocco Abdelali Mhamdi Serbia Uroš Matić Suriname Mitchell te Vrede Tunisia Saad Bguir Tunisia Bilel Ifa Republic of the Congo Prestige Mboungou
Spain Dani Suárez
Al-Ahli Brazil Carlos Eduardo Brazil Dankler Cameroon Franck Kom Croatia Filip Bradarić North Macedonia Ezgjan Alioski Syria Omar Al Somah Brazil Paulinho
Senegal Alassane Ndao
Serbia Ljubomir Fejsa
Tunisia Hamdi Nagguez
Al-Batin Angola Fábio Abreu Brazil Maurício Antônio Brazil Renato Chaves Netherlands Youssef El Jebli Netherlands Mohamed Rayhi Uruguay Martín Campaña Ghana Afriyie Acquah
Al-Ettifaq Algeria Ayoub Abdellaoui Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi France Youssouf Niakaté Germany Amin Younes Slovakia Filip Kiss Sweden Robin Quaison Tunisia Naïm Sliti Brazil Souza
Morocco Walid Azaro
Al-Faisaly Australia Martin Boyle Brazil Clayson Brazil Igor Rossi Brazil Ismael Brazil Rossi Cape Verde Júlio Tavares Netherlands Hicham Faik Brazil Guilherme Augusto
Brazil Raphael Silva
France Romain Amalfitano
Al-Fateh Algeria Sofiane Bendebka Brazil Petros Croatia Ivan Santini Morocco Mourad Batna Morocco Marwane Saâdane Peru Christian Cueva Ukraine Maksym Koval Norway Gustav Wikheim
Al-Fayha Brazil Ramon Lopes Brazil Ricardo Ryller Ghana Samuel Owusu Greece Panagiotis Tachtsidis Niger Amadou Moutari North Macedonia Aleksandar Trajkovski Serbia Vladimir Stojković Brazil Fernando Andrade
Greece Kyriakos Papadopoulos
Ghana John Boye
Al-Hazem Brazil Alison Brazil Neris Morocco Abdelilah Hafidi Morocco Naoufel Zerhouni Netherlands Ola John Nigeria Ezekiel Henty Serbia Luka Stojanović Algeria Malik Asselah
Mali Ibrahima Tandia
Morocco Moha
Portugal Tiago Rodrigues
Sweden Carlos Strandberg
Al-Hilal Brazil Michael Brazil Matheus Pereira Colombia Gustavo Cuéllar Mali Moussa Marega Nigeria Odion Ighalo Peru André Carrillo South Korea Jang Hyun-soo Argentina Luciano Vietto
France Bafétimbi Gomis
Al-Ittihad Brazil Bruno Henrique Brazil Igor Coronado Brazil Marcelo Grohe Brazil Romarinho Egypt Ahmed Hegazi Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Portugal André André Cape Verde Garry Rodrigues
France Youssouf Niakaté
Morocco Karim El Ahmadi
Al-Nassr Argentina Pity Martínez Argentina Ramiro Funes Mori Brazil Anselmo Brazil Talisca Cameroon Vincent Aboubakar Uruguay Jonathan Rodríguez Uzbekistan Jaloliddin Masharipov Brazil Petros
Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah
Al-Raed Brazil Eduardo Henrique Brazil René Ghana Christian Atsu Morocco Karim El Berkaoui Morocco Mohamed Fouzair Portugal Éder Spain Iago Herrerín
Al-Shabab Argentina Éver Banega Argentina Luciano Vietto Brazil Carlos Júnior Brazil Iago Santos Brazil Paulinho Cameroon John Mary Senegal Alfred N'Diaye Brazil Sebá
Chile Igor Lichnovsky
Nigeria Odion Ighalo
Al-Taawoun Brazil Cássio Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian Luyindama Egypt Mostafa Fathi Netherlands Aschraf El Mahdioui Spain Álvaro Medrán Cape Verde Zé Luís Brazil Iago Santos
Brazil Sandro Manoel
Burundi Cédric Amissi
Moldova Henrique Luvannor
Paraguay Kaku
Al-Tai Algeria Amir Sayoud Argentina Tobías Figueroa Brazil Dener Brazil Marcelo Cameroon Collins Fai Switzerland Cephas Malele Zimbabwe Knowledge Musona Brazil Lucas
Bulgaria Martin Lukov
Damac Algeria Farouk Chafaï Algeria Hillal Soudani Algeria Moustapha Zeghba Argentina Sergio Vittor Argentina Emilio Zelaya Croatia Domagoj Antolić Spain Nono Brazil Filipe Augusto
Croatia Mijo Caktaš

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Hilal (C) 30 20 7 3 63 28 +35 67 Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage[75]
2 Al-Ittihad 30 20 5 5 62 29 +33 65
3 Al-Nassr 30 19 4 7 58 36 +22 61
4 Al-Shabab 30 15 10 5 52 36 +16 55
5 Damac 30 12 8 10 38 44 −6 44
6 Al-Tai 30 11 4 15 33 45 −12 37
7 Al-Raed 30 10 6 14 35 45 −10 36
8 Al-Fateh 30 9 8 13 45 41 +4 35[a]
9 Abha 30 9 8 13 27 43 −16 35[a]
10 Al-Fayha 30 8 11 11 21 24 −3 35[a] Qualification for AFC Champions League play-off round[b]
11 Al-Ettifaq 30 8 10 12 40 47 −7 34[c]
12 Al-Taawoun 30 7 13 10 43 48 −5 34[c]
13 Al-Batin 30 8 9 13 31 41 −10 33[d]
14 Al-Faisaly (R) 30 7 12 11 28 37 −9 33[d] Relegation to MS League
15 Al-Ahli (R) 30 6 14 10 38 43 −5 32
16 Al-Hazem (R) 30 4 5 21 23 50 −27 17
Source: spl.com
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).[76]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Al-Fateh 5, Abha 5, Al-Fayha 4. Head-to-head goal difference: Al-Fateh +1, Abha –1.
  2. ^ Al-Fayha qualified for the AFC Champions League play-off round as 2021–22 King Cup winners.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Al-Ettifaq 3, Al-Taawoun 3. Head-to-head goal difference: Al-Ettifaq +2, Al-Taawoun –2.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Al-Batin 4, Al-Faisaly 1.

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-Hilal412422474444455444444442222211
Al-Ittihad1364111112212111111111111111122
Al-Nassr153786346799743332232234333333
Al-Shabab111315101110863323222223323323444444
Damac16911654221131334555555555555555
Al-Tai151616161614111215151616161089111113101010101112129896
Al-Raed51055335810665667668788979991214127
Al-Fateh141572477578101212811121212141512786788668
Abha38913141515141313141111139887866667677989
Al-Fayha6413656355565767766778988667710
Al-Ettifaq22689111213121213108910101010101214151414151311121511
Al-Taawoun71414141516161616161214141514111313151111121212131413101012
Al-Batin12710121313131514141513131415151514121415131515141515151313
Al-Faisaly103811799991088101213141415111313141313111114131114
Al-Ahli912129101214118977911121399999111110101010111415
Al-Hazem8111315128101011111115151616161616161616161616161616161616
Leader and AFC Champions League group stage
Relegation to MS League
Source: spl.sa

Results

Home \ Away ABH AHL BAT ETT FSY FAT FAY HAZ HIL ITT NSR RAE SHB TWN TAI DAM
Abha 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3
Al-Ahli 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–4 1–2 1–3 3–4 1–1 3–1 1–1
Al-Batin 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–4 2–0 0–3 3–2 0–0 2–1
Al-Ettifaq 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 5–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–1 0–1
Al-Faisaly 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–0
Al-Fateh 3–0 0–1 2–3 4–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 4–4 0–1 2–3 2–0 3–0 1–2 5–5
Al-Fayha 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0
Al-Hazem 2–0 2–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–2 3–3 0–1 0–1
Al-Hilal 2–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–2 5–0 3–2 1–0 2–0
Al-Ittihad 6–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1
Al-Nassr 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 4–2 3–1 4–1 4–1
Al-Raed 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–3 4–0 0–2
Al-Shabab 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–1
Al-Taawoun 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–5 1–1 1–2 3–0
Al-Tai 0–1 1–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 0–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2
Damac 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
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 27 June 2022

Scoring

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[77]
1 Nigeria Odion Ighalo Al-Shabab/Al-Hilal 24
2 Brazil Romarinho Al-Ittihad 20
Brazil Talisca Al-Nassr
4 Cameroon Léandre Tawamba Al-Taawoun 18
5 Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Nassr/Al-Ittihad 15
6 Argentina Emilio Zelaya Damac 13
Morocco Karim El Berkaoui Al-Raed
Brazil Carlos Al-Shabab
Mali Moussa Marega Al-Hilal
10 Saudi Arabia Firas Al-Buraikan Al-Fateh 11

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Ref.
Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Ittihad Al-Ahli 4–3 (A) 26 February 2022 [78]
Nigeria Odion Ighalo Al-Hilal Al-Ahli 4–2 (H) 18 March 2022 [79]
Saudi Arabia Firas Al-Buraikan Al-Fateh Damac 3–0 (A) 29 May 2022 [80]
Notes

(H) – Home; (A) – Away

Most assists

Rank Player Club Assists[81]
1 Brazil Matheus Pereira Al-Hilal 11
2 Brazil Igor Coronado Al-Ittihad 10
3 Greece Panagiotis Tachtsidis Al-Fayha 9
North Macedonia Ezgjan Alioski Al-Ahli
5 Saudi Arabia Fawaz Al-Sqoor Al-Shabab 8
Saudi Arabia Hattan Bahebri Al-Shabab
Zimbabwe Knowledge Musona Al-Tai
8 Saudi Arabia Saleh Al-Amri Abha 7
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Ammar Damac
10 Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al-Zain Al-Raed 6
Brazil Romarinho Al-Ittihad
Brazil Bruno Henrique Al-Ittihad

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[82]
1 Serbia Vladimir Stojković Al-Fayha 13
2 Brazil Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad 12
3 Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Mayouf Al-Hilal 11
4 Ukraine Maksym Koval Al-Fateh 9
Saudi Arabia Fawaz Al-Qarni Al-Shabab
6 Algeria Moustapha Zeghba Damac 8
Uruguay Martín Campaña Al-Batin
8 Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi Al-Ettifaq 7
Morocco Abdelali Mhamdi Abha
Saudi Arabia Mustafa Malayekah Al-Faisaly

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 77[83]
    • Al-Ahli
    • Al-Taawoun
  • Most red cards: 8[83]
    • Al-Ettifaq

Attendances

By round

2021–22 Professional League Attendance
Round Total GP. Avg. Per Game
Round 1 38,554 8 4,820
Round 2 43,357 8 5,420
Round 3 46,759 8 5,845
Round 4 66,838 8 8,355
Round 5 50,724 8 6,341
Round 6 73,053 8 9,132
Round 7 39,761 8 4,971
Round 8 63,970 8 7,997
Round 9 69,559 8 8,695
Round 10 59,643 8 7,456
Round 11 99,764 8 12,471
Round 12 43,070 8 5,384
Round 13 102,742 8 12,843
Round 14 60,736 8 7,592
Round 15[a] 30,641 8 3,831
Round 16[a] 61,124 8 7,641
Round 17[a] 44,604 8 5,576
Round 18[a] 58,788 8 7,349
Round 19[a] 44,528 8 5,566
Round 20[a] 40,133 7[b] 5,734
Round 21[a] 39,750 8 4,969
Round 22[a] 48,731 8 6,092
Round 23[a] 65,566 8 8,196
Round 24 86,528 8 10,816
Round 25 90,813 7[c] 12,974
Round 26 50,955 8 6,370
Round 27 119,916 7[d] 17,131
Round 28 51,816 8 6,477
Round 29 85,769 8 10,722
Round 30 0 0 0
Total 1,778,192 229 7,766
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matches from 29 December (Round 15) until 5 March (Round 23) were played at a maximum of 50% capacity.[84][85]
  2. ^ Al-Ittihad played their home match against Al-Nassr behind closed doors due to disciplinary reasons.[86]
  3. ^ Al-Nassr played their home match against Al-Fayha behind closed doors due to disciplinary reasons.[87]
  4. ^ Al-Shabab played their home match against Al-Faisaly behind closed doors due to disciplinary reasons.[88]

By team

A match played behind closed doors is not included.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Al-Ittihad 436,383 58,755 0 33,568 n/a1
2 Al-Ahli 190,939 24,202 7,031 13,639 n/a
3 Al-Hilal 159,341 24,175 5,211 11,382 n/a
4 Al-Nassr 114,946 16,458 0 8,842 n/a2
5 Al-Fateh 102,162 16,754 1,392 7,298 n/a
6 Al-Ettifaq 87,447 15,670 907 6,247 n/a
7 Al-Raed 83,671 20,082 668 5,977 n/a
8 Al-Shabab 73,342 11,234 3,099 5,642 n/a3
9 Al-Tai 74,772 7,762 3,036 5,341 n/a
10 Al-Taawoun 74,346 9,780 2,188 5,311 n/a
11 Al-Fayha 66,213 6,342 1,527 4,730 n/a
12 Damac 62,845 14,790 453 4,489 n/a
13 Al-Faisaly 59,883 6,410 1,764 4,278 n/a
14 Abha 42,434 12,243 141 3,031 n/a
15 Al-Batin 40,999 4,238 1,102 2,929 n/a
16 Al-Hazem 22,700 3,260 531 1,622 n/a
League total 1,692,423 58,755 0 7,659 n/a

Updated to games played on 29 May 2022
Source: [89]
Notes:
1: Al-Ittihad played their home match against Al-Nassr behind closed doors.[86]
2: Al-Nassr played their home match against Al-Fayha behind closed doors.[87]
3: Al-Shabab played their home match against Al-Faisaly behind closed doors.[88]

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
August Serbia Vuk Rašović Al-Fayha Egypt Ahmed Hegazi Al-Ittihad Serbia Vladimir Stojković Al-Fayha Saudi Arabia Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [90]
September Croatia Krešimir Režić Damac Brazil Igor Coronado Al-Ittihad Algeria Moustapha Zeghba Damac Saudi Arabia Nawaf Boushal Al-Fateh [91]
October Brazil Péricles Chamusca Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman Ghareeb Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia Fawaz Al-Qarni Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [92]
November Brazil Péricles Chamusca Al-Shabab Tunisia Naïm Sliti Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al-Kassar Al-Faisaly Saudi Arabia Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [93]
January Argentina Miguel Ángel Russo Al-Nassr Brazil Romarinho Al-Ittihad Serbia Vladimir Stojković Al-Fayha Saudi Arabia Moteb Al-Harbi Al-Shabab [94]
February Romania Cosmin Contra Al-Ittihad Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia Mustafa Malayekah Al-Faisaly Saudi Arabia Firas Al-Buraikan Al-Fateh [95]
March Argentina Ramón Díaz Al-Hilal Nigeria Odion Ighalo Al-Hilal Brazil Marcelo Grohe Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti Al-Ittihad [96]
May & June Argentina Ramón Díaz Al-Hilal Tunisia Naïm Sliti Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Mayouf Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Aqidi Al-Tai [97]

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  40. ^ "النصر يقيل مانو مينيزيس بعد 194 يوما".
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  42. ^ "الفيصلي ينهي عقد المدرب الإيطالي باولو تراميزاني بالتراضي".
  43. ^ "رسميا..الفيصلي يتعاقد مع المدرب البرتغالي دانييل راموس".
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  47. ^ "الباطن يتعاقد مع المدرب هورفات".
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  49. ^ "خوسيه سييرا مدربا الطائي".
  50. ^ "بعد 5 مباريات فقط.. إقالة بيدرو إيمانويل من تدريب النصر".
  51. ^ "الأرجنتيني ميغيل أنخيل مدرباً للنصر حتى نهاية الموسم".
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  58. ^ "الهلال يتعاقد مع رامون دياز حتى نهاية الموسم".
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