Liga Premiére

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Liga Premiére
MYDLiga 1.png
Founded5 January 1905
Country Midrasia (20 teams)
ConfederationFFA
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNorteBanque Liga 2
Domestic cup(s)Copa de Mydra
Supercopa Mydraziane
International cup(s)Champions Cup
Current championsAC Lotric (10th title)
(2018-19)
Most championshipsOlympique de Lotrique
(24 titles)
TV partnersDémarrer & Ciel (live matches)
Démarrer & TV1 (highlights)
2019-20 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 Aeia.

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 FFA's league coefficient, Liga Premiére has dominated domestic Aeian footballing leagues, though the league faces considerable competition coming from the Navish Superliga. 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 in Aeia, with high levels of average attendance and fans of the league and its teams coming from all over Aeia. In mid-2018 it was announced that the Midrasian Football Federation announced it would be restructuring and rebranding 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 rebrand it was annonced 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. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 38 matchdays. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion.

Promotion and relegation

A system of promotion and relegation exists across the entirety of the Midrasian Football Federation. The three lowest placed teams in Liga Premiére are relegated to the Liga 2, and the top two teams from the Liga 2 promoted to Liga Premiére, with an additional club promoted after a series of play-offs involving the third, fourth, fifth and sixth placed clubs. 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

If points are equal between two or more clubs, the rules are:

  • If all clubs involved have played each other twice:
    • If the tie is between two clubs, then the tie is broken using the goal difference for the two matches those clubs have played against each other (without away goals rule)
    • If the tie is between more than two clubs, then the tie is broken using the games the clubs have played against each other:
      • a) head-to-head points
      • b) head-to-head goal difference
      • c) head-to-head goals scored
  • If two legged games between all clubs involved have not been played, or the tie is not broken by the rules above, it is broken using:
    • a) total goal difference
    • b) total goals scored
  • If the tie is still not broken, the winner will be determined by Fair Play scales. These are:
    • yellow card, 1 point
    • doubled yellow card/ejection, 2 points
    • direct red card, 3 points
    • suspension or disqualification of coach, executive or other club personnel (outside referees' decisions), 5 points
    • misconduct of the supporters: mild 5 points, serious 6 points, very serious 7 points
    • stadium closure, 10 points
    • if the Competition Committee removes a penalty, the points are also removed
  • If the tie is still not broken, it will be resolved with a tie-break match in a neutral stadium.

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.

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 (FC Pelosiens and Skaer Thiaric), and the winner of the Liga 2 play-offs, Laterna Cardinaux.

Stadiums and locations

Liga Premiére is located in Midrasia
Lotric
Lotric
Oyonaix
Oyonaix
Roúk
Roúk
Almiaro
Almiaro
Benedormo
Benedormo
Internationale
Internationale
Argois
Argois
Pelosiens
Pelosiens
Mydroll
Mydroll
Montscia
Montscia
Cardinaux
Cardinaux
Saint Sébastien
Saint Sébastien
Hellingbourg
Hellingbourg
Vaelleniana
Vaelleniana
Thiaric
Thiaric
Ibbené
Ibbené
Sporting
Sporting
Draquenbourg
Draquenbourg
Lotric  teamsAC LotricChasteaulouOlympique 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 Sidariz 62,050
Almiaro Almiaro Stade de la Sute 87,950
Argois Argois Ferraria 54,000
Benedormo Benedormo Caldrone Vermillion 37,350
Chasteaulou Lotric Parc de Chasteaulou 48,000
Pelosiens Argois Bacchiad 26,743
Draquenbourg Florence La fosse del Dragon 29,000
Hellingbourg Berghelling Stade Nortebanque 40,000
Ibbené Ibbené Repain 35,000
Internationale Bordeiu Stade de San 51,724
Laterna Cardinaux Laterna Stade Candare 15,000
Montscia Montscia Barrieur 37,250
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
Skaer Thiaric Skaer Hent Saonenn 27,500
Sporting Padania Florence La Roseraie 32,154
Vaelleniana Berghelling Campfa y Per 62,758

2018–2019 season

Pos Crest Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 ACLotric.png AC Lotric 38 22 7 9 79 53 +26 73
2 FCAlmiaro.png Almiaro 38 22 6 10 80 55 +25 72
2 Olympique de Lotrique.png Olympique de Lotrique 38 21 6 11 81 60 +31 69
4 Argois3.png Argois 38 17 11 10 62 43 +19 62
5 InterBordeiu.png Internationale 38 18 8 12 68 57 +11 62
6 FCIbbeny.png Ibbené 38 18 8 12 49 39 +10 62
7 Benedormo.png Benedormo 38 17 11 10 64 56 +8 62
8 FCHellingbourg.png Hellingbourg 38 18 7 13 62 53 +9 61
9 FCMydroll.png Mydroll 38 17 10 11 40 35 +5 61
10 Chasteaulou.png Chasteaulou 38 15 14 9 58 46 +12 59
11 FCOyonaix.png Oyonaix 38 15 7 16 41 44 -3 52
12 Vaelleniana.png Vaelleniana 38 13 8 17 55 60 -5 47
13 Olympique rouk.png Olympique Roúk 38 11 12 15 52 59 -7 45
14 Sporting Padania.png Sporting Padania 38 11 10 17 30 50 -20 43
15 FCMontscia.png Montscia 38 11 9 18 42 64 -22 42
16 FCSaint Sebastien.png Saint Sébastien 38 9 14 15 47 60 -13 41
17 Draquenboug.png Draquenbourg 38 9 8 21 23 40 -17 35
18 Ardante.png Ardante 38 9 8 21 35 55 -20 35
19 Union de Mydroll.png Union de Mydroll 38 7 12 19 23 38 -15 33
20 Nord club.png Norte Club 38 8 8 22 19 43 -24 32

Player records

Top scorers

As of 1 August 2019.

Rank Nat Name Club Years Goals Apps Ratio
1 Midrasia Melcion Descendas Internationale, Saint Sébastien & Blanchard 1972–1985 349 383 0.9
2 Midrasia Simone Qualquart Almiaro, AC Lotric & Perpignan 2008– 334 379 0.9
3 Midrasia Adrien Canavre Almiaro & Benedormo 1998–2011 251 278 0.9
4 Midrasia Enzo Lazaré Olympique de Lotrique & Benedormo 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 GC Argois 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