Summary:

Domestic football in Iraq has been going on for the past century, with the earliest recorded league tournaments being played in Baghdad and Basra in the 1920/21 season. In 1948, the Iraq Football Association was founded, and regional league systems were established in Baghdad, Basra, Kirkuk and Mosul. A nationwide league of clubs and institutions was held for the first time in 1973/74 and was won by Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, before the Iraq FA met on 18 August 1974 and decided to form a new nationwide league of clubs called the Iraqi National League. The Iraq FA Cup, which had started with a single edition in 1948/49, returned as the primary national cup competition in 1975/76 before the Iraqi Super Cup was founded in 1986 and the short-lived Iraqi Elite Cup was established in 1991.

Season-by-Season Record:

Season League Champions FA Cup Winners Elite Cup Winners Super Cup Winners
1948/49 Regional
Sharikat Naft Al-Basra
Not played Not played
1949-73 Regional Not played Not played Regional
1973/74
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Regional Not played Not played
1974/75
Al-Tayaran
(now Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya)
Not played Not played Not played
1975/76
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1976/77
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played Not played
1977/78
Al-Minaa
Al-Tayaran
(now Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya)
Not played Not played
1978/79
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1979/80
Al-Shorta
Al-Jaish
Not played Not played
1980/81
Al-Talaba
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1981/82
Al-Talaba
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1982/83
Salahaddin
Al-Jaish
Not played Not played
1983/84
Al-Jaish
Al-Sinaa
Not played Not played
1984/85 Not finished Not finished Not played Not played
1985/86
Al-Talaba
Not played Not played
Al-Rasheed
1986/87
Al-Rasheed
Al-Rasheed
Not played Not played
1987/88
Al-Rasheed
Al-Rasheed
Not played Not played
1988/89
Al-Rasheed
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1989/90
Al-Tayaran
(now Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya)
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1990/91
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
1991/92
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Zawraa
Not played
1992/93
Al-Talaba
Al-Zawraa
Al-Talaba
Not played
1993/94
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Al-Talaba
Not played
1994/95
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Not played
1995/96
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Al-Talaba
Not played
1996/97
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1997/98
Al-Shorta
Al-Zawraa
Al-Najaf
Al-Zawraa
1998/99
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Not played
1999/2000
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
Al-Zawraa
2000/01
Al-Zawraa
Not played
Al-Shorta
Al-Zawraa
2001/02
Al-Talaba
Al-Talaba
Al-Shorta
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2002/03
Al-Shorta
Al-Talaba
Al-Shorta
Al-Talaba
2003/04 Not finished Not played
Al-Zawraa
Not played
2004/05
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Not played Not played Not played
2005/06
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played Not played
2006/07
Erbil
Not played Not played Not played
2007/08
Erbil
Not played Not played Not played
2008/09
Erbil
Not played Not played Not played
2009/10
Duhok
Not played Not played Not played
2010/11
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played Not played
2011/12
Erbil
Not played Not played Not played
2012/13
Al-Shorta
Not finished Not played Not played
2013/14
Al-Shorta
Not played Not played Not played
2014/15
Naft Al-Wasat
Not played Not played Not played
2015/16
Al-Zawraa
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Not played Not played
2016/17
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
2017/18
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
Al-Zawraa
2018/19
Al-Shorta
Al-Zawraa
Not played Not played
2019/20 Not finished Not finished Not played
Al-Shorta

List of Winners:

Team League Titles FA Cup Titles Elite Cup Titles Super Cup Titles OVERALL TITLES
Al-Zawraa
14 16 3 4 37
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
7 4 3 2 16
Al-Talaba
5 2 3 1 11
Al-Shorta
6 0 3 1 10
Al-Rasheed
3 2 0 1 6
Erbil
4 0 0 0 4
Al-Jaish
1 2 0 0 3
Naft Al-Wasat
1 0 0 0 1
Duhok
1 0 0 0 1
Salahaddin
1 0 0 0 1
Al-Minaa
1 0 0 0 1
Al-Sinaa
0 1 0 0 1
Sharikat Naft Al-Basra
0 1 0 0 1
Al-Najaf
0 0 1 0 1

Iraqi Women’s Premier League:

The Iraqi Women’s Premier League’s first edition was in 2016, which was played in a group stage format. The third place playoff saw Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Ladies thrash Beladi Ladies 7-0, before Ghaz Al-Shamal Ladies defeated Zeravani Ladies 1-0 in the final to claim the first Iraqi women’s title.

Season Champions Score Runners-up
2016
Ghaz Al-Shamal
1-0
Zeravani
2017 Not played
2018 Not played
2019 Not played

Goal of the Season:

This is the list of the Soccer Iraq Goal of the Season award winners, a competition launched in the 2016/17 season crowning the best goal of the Iraqi Premier League campaign.

Season Scorer For Against Stadium Date
2016/17 Ali Raheem
Al-Zawraa
Al-Shorta
Al-Shaab Stadium 10 May 2017
2017/18 Ali Raheem
Al-Zawraa
Al-Hussein
Al-Shaab Stadium 30 May 2018
2018/19 Mohanad Ali
Al-Shorta
Al-Naft
Al-Shaab Stadium 4 March 2019
2019/20 Saad Abdul-Amir
Al-Shorta
Al-Minaa
Al-Shaab Stadium 7 March 2020