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WHAT IS THE EGYPT DIVISION 1
The Egypt Division 1 is the top professional level of the Egyptian football league system. It is also called the Egyptian Premier League which is run under the administration of the CAF Confederation.
The league was founded on 22 October 1948 and had the 18-team format since the 2015-16 season. A season mostly runs from August to May. The Egypt Premier League operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Egyptian Second Division. All matches are played all over the week. All of the clubs of the league qualify for the Egypt Cup, and the champion of the league enters the Egyptian Super Cup.
Following the CAF’s 5-year Ranking for the 2019-20 season, the Egypt Division 1 is one of the top national leagues which is ranked third in Africa. In 2005, the Egyptian Premier League had the first sponsorship:
- 2005-07: It was called the Vodafone Egyptian Premier League under the sponsorship of the Vodafone mobile network operator.
- 2007-11: Etisalat Egyptian Premier League appeared for a similar reason.
- 2011-14: It was Vodafone Egyptian Premier League again.
- 2014- present: Egyptian Premier League had been sponsored by Presentation Sports.
Egyptian Premier League
HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE EGYPT DIVISION 1?
There are 18 teams taking part in the Premier League. During the season, each club plays the others twice at home and away, for a total of 34 games. The results of the teams are determined by points. Teams receive three points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. If the total points are equal, then the direct confrontation, goal difference, and goals scored are used to decide the winner.
The two best teams of the championship qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The best team also gains the winning title of the Egyptian Premier League that season. The third-placed team enters the Confederation Cup, and the three last-ranked teams are relegated to the Second Division. On the contrary, the top three clubs from the three groups of the Second Division are promoted instead.
Al-Ahly the best team in the Egyptian Premier League
2020-21 EGYPTIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
The 2020-21 Egyptian Premier League is known as the WE EPL or the WE League for sponsorship reasons. This is the 62nd season of the Egyptian professional top league for association football clubs. It is scheduled to start in late November 2020 and is expected to finish in June 2021. Al Ahly are the defending winners. They have won their 5th consecutive and 42nd overall league title in the 2019-20 season.
Here below is the Egypt Premier League standings of the 2020-21 league season as of May, 7th, 2021. Zamalek are leading with 44 points in 20 matches. Their opponents are Al Ahly with 40 points in only 18 games.
TITLES BY CLUBS IN THE EGYPTIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Since the inaugural year, 70 clubs have completed in the Premier League. However, only 7 clubs have won the league title. Al Ahly have got the title 42 times that more than any other team. The second place belongs to Zamalek. They have become the champions in 13 seasons. Ismaily have had 3 titles while Tersana, Ghazl El Mahalla, El Olympi, and Al Mokawloon have 1 title each.
ALL-TIME BEST PLAYERS IN THE EGYPT DIVISION 1
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