Naft Al-Junoob

 

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

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 position.

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)
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2012/13: 10th
2013/14: 5th
2014/15: 7th
2015/16: 14th
2016/17: 10th
2017/18: 10th