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Saudi pro League (RSL) 23/24

 The Saudi Pro League, known as the Roshn Saudi League, for sponsorship reasons, is the very best department of affiliation football in the Saudi league system. The first season of opposition become the 1976–77 season. 

Current champion: Al-Ittihad Club

Confederation: AFC

Domestic cup(s): King Cup; Super Cup

Founded: 1976; 47 years in the past

International cup(s): AFC Champions League; Arab Club Champions Cup


Until the late 1950s, football in Saudi Arabia became prepared on a regional basis, with the simplest national match being the King's Cup. In 1957, the primary qualification method consolidated the local tournaments of the Central, Western, Eastern and Northern regions. The clubs competed in their regional leagues to qualify for the King's Cup, which became the very last level of the competition. The winner of the King's Cup has now become the winner of the league.

1976 marked the beginning of the first professional football league in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with eight groups, the following season the variety of clubs expanded to ten. The 1981-82 season saw the merger of the Saudi Premier League and the Saudi First Division for this season exclusively for the sake of qualification for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Twenty teams were divided into two organizations, A and B. The top two from each institution could enter a semi-final degree to determine the overall champions. In the following season, which returned to the daily opposition of spherical robin, the variety of first division clubs was expanded to 12 in the 1984-85 season.

In December 1990, the Saudi Football Federation decided to merge the league with the King's Cup into a single match, it decided to reorganize the local competitions and introduce professional football. A new league championship was created called the "League Cup of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques", which became an a-level championship. The first level turned into a daily double round-robin league competition, with the top 4 qualifying for the final knockout level, called the golden container. Clubs were allowed to report players on an expert basis making the league semi-professional. This device suffered for seventeen seasons before returning to an ordinary round-robin competition. The league became absolutely professional in 2007.

Saudi Pro League 2023-2024

The Saudi Pro League made global headlines in 2023 due to the transfer of many players from other leagues, especially those from Europe, to clubs for the 2023-24 season. Cristiano Ronaldo was the first superstar to sign in the league, with the BBC claiming that he led this "revolution" in Asian football. During his move to Al-Hilal, Neymar also credited Ronaldo for the instant transformation of the league.

 The other players who have joined the league are the holder of the Golden Ball Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté, Roberto Firmino, Sergej Milinković-Savić, Sadio Mané, Riyad Mahrez and Jordan Henderson. According to the Spanish booklet Marca, the league has "shaken up the European switch market". The country's Public investment Fund took 75% stakes in 4 founding persons (Al-Ahli, Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr) in June 2023 as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 bid. These actions have been defined as a "sports washing" ploy by some Western journalists.


From the 2009-10 season, the league became sponsored through Zain Group. From the 2013-14 season to the 2017-18 season, Abdul Latif Jameel became a sponsor and the league became Dawry Jameel, until a primary restructuring of Saudi football, under which the league's appeal reverted to the Saudi Pro League. From 2022, for a period of 5 to 12 months, the sponsor of the league is Roshn, a real estate division of the Public Investment Fund.


There are 18 golf facilities within the Saudi Pro League. During a season (usually from August to May), each member plays the other clubs twice (a double round-robin tournament), from their home stadium and once at that of their fighters, for 34 matches. Teams get 3 factors for a win and one factor for a draw. No factors are presented for a loss. The teams are ranked using the position on the league desk according to points, then the head-to-head ranking between the tied groups is taken into account, then the distinction of goals.

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