1948/49 Sharakat Nafat Al-Basra
NB: competition was considered the national championship but played in knock-out format; clubs were divided over 2 divisions, the champions below are those of the first level. A Baghdad-based league was first held in 1961/62, the FA Cup tournament continued. 1956/57 Al-Maslaha Naqil Al-Rakab 1957/58 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1958/59 Amana Al-Asama 1959/60 Nadi Athori [aka Assyrian SC] 1960/61 Al-Maslaha Naqil Al-Rakab
1961/62 Al-Quwa Al-Jawia 1962/63 Madrasa Al-Shurta 1963/64 Al-Quwa Al-Jawia 1964/65 Al-Maslaha Naqil Al-Rakab 1965/66 Al-Farqa Al-Thalatha 1966/67 abandoned after Six-Day War in June 1967 1967/68 Aliyat Al-Shurta 1968/69 Aliyat Al-Shurta 1969/70 Aliyat Al-Shurta 1970/71 Al-Maslaha Naqil Al-Rakab 1971/72 Aliyat Al-Shurta 1972/73 Al-Tayaran (=Al-Quwa Al-Jawia)
1974/75 Al-Tayaran 1975/76 Al-Zawra 1976/77 Al-Zawra 1977/78 Al-Mina 1978/79 Al-Zawra 1979/80 Al-Shurta 1980/81 Al-Talaba 1981/82 Al-Talaba 1982/83 Salah-Al-Deen 1983/84 Al-Jaish 1984/85 abandoned 1985/86 Al-Talaba 1986/87 Al-Rasheed 1987/88 Al-Rasheed 1988/89 Al-Rasheed 1989/90 Al-Tayaran 1990/91 Al-Zawra 1991/92 Al-Quwa Al-Jawia 1992/93 Al-Talaba 1993/94 Al-Zawra 1994/95 Al-Zawra 1995/96 Al-Zawra 1996/97 Al-Quwa Al-Jawia 1997/98 Al-Shurta 1998/99 Al-Zawra 1999/00 Al-Zawra Premier League (Dawri Al-Nokba) 2000/01 Al-Zawra 2001/02 Al-Talaba 2002/03 abandoned 2003/04 abandoned 2004/05 Al-Quwa Al-Jawia 2005/06 Al-Zawra 2006/07 Arbil 2007/08 Arbil 2008/09 Arbil 2009/10 Duhok 2010/11 Al-Zawra 2011/12 Arbil 2012/13 Al-Shurta 2013/14 abandoned [*] 2014/15 Nafit Al-Wasat [*] the league was abandoned on Jun 18, with about three quarters of the matches played, and leaders Al-Shurta and second-placed Arbil were nominated as Iraq's entries for the 2015 AFC Cup; several sources take this to imply that Al-Shurta were declared champions for the 2013/14 season but no unequivocal statement from the Iraqi FA to that effect was made; relegation was suspended for the season Number of Titles (37; since 1974/75) 12 Al-Zawra (Baghdad) 5 Al-Quwa Al-Jawia (Baghdad) [includes Al-Tayaran] Al-Talaba (Baghdad) 4 Arbil (Arbil) 3 Al-Rasheed (Baghdad) Al-Shurta (Baghdad) 1 Duhok (Duhok) Al-Jaish (Baghdad) Al-Mina (Basra) Nafit Al-Wasat (Najaf) Salah-Al-Deen (Tikrit) Notes on team names: Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (Air Force) renamed Al-Tayaran (Airlines) in 1968 and reverted to Air Force at the beginning of season 1991-92; Maslaha Naqil Al-Rakab (Passenger Transport Department); Fareeka Al-Thalatha (Third Battalion) renamed Salah-Al-Deen in 1973 and next season merged with Al-Jaish (Army); Al-Jamiaa (University) renamed Al-Talaba (Students) in 1978; Al-Shurta (Police) were named Quwat Al-Emen Al-Dakhili (Internal Security Forces) in 1984; Al-Rasheed renamed Al-Karkh at the beginning in 1991; Baladiyat (Municipalities) renamed Amana in 1977; Iktisad renamed Tijara (Trade) in 1978; Wahid Huzairan (First of June) renamed Kirkuk; The Kurdish name for the city of Arbil is Hawlar.
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