2015–16 Qatar Stars League

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Qatar Stars League
Season2015–16
ChampionsAl-Rayyan (8th title)
RelegatedQatar
Al-Mesaimeer
2017 AFC Champions LeagueAl-Rayyan
Lekhwiya
El-Jaish
Al-Sadd
Matches played182
Goals scored561 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorerAbderrazak Hamdallah
Rodrigo Tabata
(21 goals each)
Biggest home winLekhwiya 7-0 Al-Kharaitiyat
(26 September 2015)
Biggest away winQatar 0-9 Al-Rayyan
(22 November 2015)
Highest scoringQatar 0-9 Al-Rayyan
(22 November 2015)
Lekhwiya 4–5 Al-Ahli
(10 April 2016)
Longest winning run11 games
Al-Rayyan
Longest unbeaten run11 games
Al-Rayyan
Longest winless run20 games
Al-Mesaimeer
Longest losing run9 games
Al-Mesaimeer

The 2015–16 Qatari League, also known as Qatari Stars League, was the 43rd edition of top level football championship in Qatar. The season started on 11 September 2015. Lekhwiya were the defending champions having won their fourth championship. Al-Rayyan secured their 8th title on the 5th of March with 5 games remaining.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club City/Town Stadium Coach
Al-Ahli Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium Qatar Yousuf Adam Mahmoud
Al-Arabi Doha Grand Hamad Stadium Italy Gianfranco Zola
Al-Gharafa Al Rayyan Thani bin Jassim Stadium Portugal Pedro Caixinha
El-Jaish Doha Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium France Sabri Lamouchi
Al-Kharaitiyat Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium Bosnia and Herzegovina Amar Osim
Al-Khor Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium France Jean Fernandez
Al-Mesaimeer Mesaimeer Al-Seliah Stadium Croatia Rodion Gačanin
Al-Rayan Al Rayyan Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium Uruguay Jorge Fossati
Al-Sadd Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira
Al-Sailiya Al Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium Tunisia Sami Trabelsi
Al-Wakrah Al Wakrah Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium Uruguay Mauricio Larriera
Lekhwiya Doha Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium Algeria Djamel Belmadi
Qatar Doha Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni
Umm Salal Doha Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium Turkey Bülent Uygun

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Rayan (C) 26 20 2 4 69 23 +46 62 2017 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 El-Jaish 26 14 6 6 48 29 +19 48 2017 AFC Champions League 2nd qualifying round
3 Al-Sadd 26 13 8 5 54 38 +16 47
4 Lekhwiya1 26 14 2 10 60 41 +19 44 2017 AFC Champions League Group stage
5 Umm Salal 26 10 11 5 39 34 +5 41 2017 GCC Champions League
6 Al-Ahli 26 10 7 9 42 40 +2 37
7 Al-Sailiya 26 11 3 12 40 46 −6 36
8 Al-Arabi 26 10 5 11 33 37 −4 35
9 Al-Gharafa 26 9 7 10 33 37 −4 34
10 Al-Khor 26 9 6 11 25 31 −6 33
11 Al-Wakrah 26 9 3 14 34 45 −11 30
12 Al-Kharaitiyat 26 7 6 13 38 47 −9 27
13 Qatar (R) 26 6 9 11 31 51 −20 27 Relegation to the 2016–17 Qatargas League
14 Al-Mesaimeer (R) 26 1 3 22 15 62 −47 6

Updated to games played on 16 April 2016.
Source: Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Lekhwiya qualified for the 2017 AFC Champions League by winning the 2016 Emir of Qatar Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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