Liga Premiére

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Liga Premiére
MYDLiga 1.png
Founded5 January 1905
Country Midrasia (20 teams)
ConfederationAFA
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNorteBanque Liga 2
Domestic cup(s)Copa de Mydra
Supercopa Mydraziane
International cup(s)Champions Cup
Current championsFC Almiaro (19th title)
(19-20)
Most championshipsOlympique de Lotrique
(24 titles)
TV partnersOnSport & Ciel (live matches)
Démarrer & TV1 (highlights)
2020-21 Liga Premiére

Liga Premiére, originally known as Liga 1 is a Midrasian professional league for men's association football clubs. The league is Midrasia's primary domestic football competition, located at the top of the football league system. The league hosts 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the bottom three teams each season being relegated to Liga 2. Formed in 1905 as a union of all of Midrasia's regional footballing championships, Liga Premiére is one of the oldest and most prestigious football leagues in Mundial.

A large number of teams have competed and won the league throughout its long history, however in recent years, the league has mostly been dominated by a small sect of top-tier clubs, particularly Olympique de Lotrique and FC Almiaro who are seen as the 'grandees' of modern Midrasian football.

According to the AF's league coefficient, Liga Premiére is one of Mundial's foremost domestic leagues, along with the Navish Superliga and Atrescan LegaUno. Team's from Liga Premiére have a history of dominating international footballing tournaments and player of the year awards. Most recently, both Olympique de Lotrique and FC Almiaro have won the FFA Champions Cup, making Midrasia the only nation to have two domestic teams win the tournament.

Today Liga Premiére remains one of the most popular and profitable domestic footballing leagues, with high levels of average attendance and fans of the league and its teams coming from all over Mundial. In mid-2017 it was announced that the Midrasian Football Federation announced it would be restructuring and re-branding the existing Liga 1 into the Liga Premiére, in a move that was driven by a desire to attract more overseas viewers, as well as reforming the league's financial structure to allow for a more balanced share of TV revenue. In light of the re-brand it was announced that bidding prices for the broadcasting rights for the 19/20 season had increased significantly, allegedly surpassing Đ3.5 billion.

Format

The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format in which each team within the league plays each other twice, both home and away. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The season runs from mid-August to mid-May. Teams are ranked in a league table by their overall points, with the team with the highest number of total points crowned as champion.

Promotion and relegation

A system of promotion and relegation exists within all divisions of the Midrasian footballing pyramid. Each season, the three lowest placed teams in Liga Premiére are relegated to the Liga 2, whilst the top two teams from the Liga 2 promoted to Liga Premiére. The third promoted team is the winner of the Liga 2 play-offs which involve the teams which finished in third, fourth, fifth, and sixth place in Liga 2. The lowest ranked clubs from Liga 2 are relegated to Liga 3 the bottom tier of Midrasian professional football. Any teams relegated from Liga 3 are regarded as non-league teams and can only play in the amateur Midrasian and regional footballing ladder.

Ranking of clubs on equal points

In cases where overall points are equal between two or more teams, the following tie-break criteria is applied:

  • overall goal difference
  • overall goals scored
  • overall goals conceded
  • head-to-head results
  • head-to-head goals scored
  • fair-play scales (1 point for a yellow card, 2 points for 2nd yellow card/ejection, 3 points for straight red: least points wins)

Qualifying for international competitions

The top teams in the league qualify for the FFA Champions Cup. Based on Liga Premiére's league coefficient, Midrasia is able to send a total of 3 teams to the competition. The first, second and third placed teams within the league gain qualification for the tournament.

A further three teams placing fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively also earn qualification for the Asuran League tournament. The winner of the Copa de Mydra also gains qualification to the preliminary rounds of the Asuran League. If the winner of the Copa de Mydra has already qualified for the Asuran League or Champions Cup through their league position, the team placed in seventh is granted qualification to the Asuran League.

Teams

A total of 20 teams contest the league in its current season, including 17 sides from the 2018-19 season and three promoted from Liga 2. These are two clubs promoted directly from that division (Union de Mydroll and FC Cadillac), and the winner of the Liga 2 play-offs, Saint Solenn.

Stadiums and locations

Liga Premiére is located in Midrasia
Lotric
Lotric
Oyonaix
Oyonaix
Roúk
Roúk
Almiaro
Almiaro
Baiaposto
Baiaposto
Discipuli
Discipuli
Argois SC
Argois SC
Union
Union
Mydroll
Mydroll
Cadillac
Cadillac
Cardinaux
Cardinaux
Saint Sébastien
Saint Sébastien
Hellingbourg
Hellingbourg
Vaelleniana
Vaelleniana
Saint Solenn
Saint Solenn
Ibbené
Ibbené
Sporting
Sporting
Draquenbourg
Draquenbourg
Lotric  teams AC Lotric Chasteaulou Olympique de Lotrique
Lotric  teams
AC Lotric
Chasteaulou
Olympique de Lotrique
Map showing the locations of teams in Liga Premiére
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AC Lotric Lotric Cidaris 62,050
Almiaro Almiaro La Colosseo 87,950
Argois SC Argois Ferraria 54,000
Baiaposto Baiaposto Caldrone Vermillon 37,350
Cadillac Cadillac Arène Saint Marie 38,754
Chasteaulou Lotric Parc de Chasteaulou 42,000
Discipuli Bordeiu Stade de San 67,229
Draquenbourg Draquenbourg La fosse del Dragon 29,000
Hellingbourg Berghelling Stade Nortebanque 40,000
Ibbené Ibbené Repain 35,000
Laterna Cardinaux Laterna Stade Municipale 15,000
Mydroll Mydroll Compien 29,532
Olympique de Lotrique Lotric Arène de Xambar 72,164
Olympique Roúk Roúk Stade de Roúk 31,500
Oyonaix Oyonaix Le Cage 22,000
Saint Sébastien Saint Sébastien Stade Sigona 32,000
Saint Solenn Saint Solenn-en-Lirié Rue de la Tour 27,873
Sporting Pavania Vabre La Roseraie 32,154
Union de Mydroll Blancharte Saldone 30,000
Vaelleniana Berghelling Campfa y Per 62,758

2019–2020 season

Pos Crest Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FCAlmiaro.png Almiaro 38 28 5 5 102 37 +65 89
2 Olympique de Lotrique.png Olympique de Lotrique 38 20 9 9 79 51 +28 69
3 ACLotric.png AC Lotric 38 18 14 6 96 59 +37 68
4 FCIbbeny.png Ibbené 38 18 14 6 60 33 +27 68
5 FCHellingbourg.png Hellingbourg 38 18 9 11 60 46 +14 63
6 Argois3.png Argois SC 38 17 6 15 33 29 +4 57
7 FCMydroll.png Mydroll 38 15 10 13 32 34 -2 55
8 InterBordeiu.png Discipuli 38 15 8 15 63 58 +5 55
9 Draquenboug.png Draquenbourg 38 14 10 14 19 19 0 52
10 Sporting Padania.png Sporting Pavania 38 13 12 13 60 59 +1 51
11 Vaelleniana.png Vaelleniana 38 13 10 15 41 52 -11 49
12 Benedormo.png Baiaposto 38 12 11 15 42 46 -4 47
13 FCOyonaix.png Oyonaix 38 12 10 16 25 41 -4 47
14 Chasteaulou.png Chasteaulou 38 12 9 17 48 67 -19 45
15 Olympique rouk.png Olympique Roúk 38 11 10 17 32 48 -16 43
16 FCSaint Sebastien.png Saint Sébastien 38 11 9 18 45 62 -17 42
17 Laterna Cadinaux.png Laterna Cardinaux 38 11 6 21 30 45 -15 39
18 Skaer Thiaric.png Skaer Thiaric 38 10 8 20 48 78 -30 38
19 FCMontscia.png Montscia 38 9 10 19 28 42 -14 37
20 Pelosiens.png Pelosiens 38 6 14 18 45 82 -37 32

Player records

Top scorers

As of 24 May 2020.

Rank Nat Name Club Years Goals Apps Ratio
1 Midrasia Melcion Descendas Discipuli, Saint Sébastien & Blancharte 1972–1985 349 383 0.9
2 Midrasia Simone Qualquart Almiaro, AC Lotric & Perpinia 2008– 334 379 0.9
3 Midrasia Adrien Canavre Almiaro & Baiaposto 1998–2011 251 278 0.9
4 Midrasia Enzo Lazaré Olympique de Lotrique & Baiaposto 2011– 246 304 0.8
5 Midrasia Domenico Draveo Olympique de Lotrique & Mydroll 1986–1999 234 347 0.7
6 Chalcia Theodore Dimitrios Olympique de Lotrique 2008–2018 231 339 0.7
7 Midrasia Vilista Mydroll 1947–1962 228 550 0.4
8 Midrasia Henri Thiers Vaelleniana 1939–1955 223 353 0.6
9 Liiduria Andreas Masing Ibbené 1989–2005 219 448 0.5
10 Midrasia Mathis Lecocq Argois SC 1939–1950 195 231 0.8

Italics denotes players still playing professional football,

Bold denotes players still playing in Liga Premiére.

Most appearances

Rank Nat Name Years Apps Goals
1 Midrasia Fabian Espulgas 1981–1998 622 0
2 Midrasia Vilista 1947–1962 550 228
3 Midrasia Marc Simon 1983–2002 543 36
4 Midrasia Democrito Sangiovanni 1980–1997 542 52
5 Midrasia Macedoni Bacardí 1983–2001 523 32
6 Midrasia David Florient 1995–2012 510 0
7 Midrasia Jeroni Gavas 1998–2015 505 58
8 Midrasia Mathieu Morel 1983–2003 504 12
9 Midrasia Donatello La Torre 1987–2003 497 104
10 Midrasia Cyrille Bureau 1980–1997 483 139