Naft Al-Junoob


Name: Naft Al-Junoob (meaning South Oil in English)
City: Basra
Year of foundation: 1979
Manager: Ali Wahab (Iraq)

Number of Iraqi Premier League titles: 0
Number of Iraqi FA Cup titles: 0
Number of Iraqi Elite Cup titles: 0
Number of Iraqi Super Cup titles: 0
Number of major continental titles: 0

Season-by-season record in the Iraqi Premier League:
2004/05: ~23rd
2005/06: ~15th
2006/07: ~15th
2007/08: ~11th
2008/09: ~9th
2009/10: ~12th
2010/11: ~17th (relegated)
2012/13: 10th
2013/14: 5th
2014/15: ~7th
2015/16: ~14th

Naft Al-Junoob’s first season in the top-flight was in the 2004/05 season when they finished 23rd, and as the seasons went by, the Basra-based gradually improved until they were as high as ninth in 2008/09. The 2010/11 season saw them suffer relegation from the top division for the first time but they returned straight away and even finished as high as fifth place in the 2013/14 season, their highest ever finish. The team in light blue had a poor 2015/16 season though and will definitely be hoping to improve on their 14th-place finish next season.