Lebanese Second Division 2008-09

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The 2008-09
2009 in association football
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 Lebanese Second Division
Lebanese Second Division
The Lebanese Second Division is the second division of Lebanese football. It is controlled by the Federation Libanaise de Football Association...

was the 75th season of the second-highest level of Soccer in Lebanon
Football in Lebanon
Football is a popular sport in Lebanon. Football in Lebanon is governed by the Federation Libanaise de Football Association. The country's most popular clubs are Al-Ansar and Al-Nejmeh...

. This season once again featured 14 Clubs just like the season before.

Overview


In the 2007-08 Premier League
Lebanese Premier League 2007-08
The Lebanese Premier League 2007/08 season is the 60th season in the Lebanese Premier League. The Championship was decided on the final matchday, when Al-Ansar and Nejmeh tied each other 1–1 while Al Ahed defeated Tadamon Sour 2–1 to win its first championship title...

, both Al-Irshad(finished 11th) and Al-Ahli Sidon
Al-Ahli Sidon
Al-Ahli Sidon is a Lebanese football club based in Sidon, Lebanon. Al-Ahli last competed in the Lebanese Premier League in the 2007/2008 season and was relegated after coming in 12th position...

 (finished last) were relegated. They joined the Second Division
Lebanese Second Division
The Lebanese Second Division is the second division of Lebanese football. It is controlled by the Federation Libanaise de Football Association...

 along with Al-Riyadah and Al-Khoyol who were promoted to the Second Division
Lebanese Second Division
The Lebanese Second Division is the second division of Lebanese football. It is controlled by the Federation Libanaise de Football Association...

 from the Third Division
Lebanese Third Division
The Lebanese Third Division is the third division of Lebanese football. It is controlled by the Federation Libanaise de Football Association. The champions qualify to the Lebanese Second Division and replace the relegated teams.-Teams:...

 in the 2007-08 season. Unlike the previous 3 seasons, no clubs pulled out before the season even started, a bonus for the league.

The 2-Group Round-Robin format
Round-robin tournament
A round-robin tournament is a competition "in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn".-Terminology:...

 was once again used in order to determine the 4 clubs to qualify for the promotion play-off group. The winner of the group would be automatically promoted to the Premier League
Lebanese Premier League
Lebanese Premier League is the top division of the Federation Libanaise de Football Association football league competitions. It was founded in 1900 and began in 1934 and their confederation is the AFC...

 for the 2009-10 Season. The runners-up would also be promoted to the Premier League.

Group A

Pos Team P W D L F A F/A Pts Promotion/Relegation
1 Al Islah
Al Islah Bourg Shamaly
Al Islah Al Bourj Al Shimaly is a Lebanese football club based in Tyre, Lebanon. It was established in 1956. The club competes in the 2009-10 Lebanese Premier League.-Current Squad:-In — 2009/10:...

6 4 1 1 12 8 4 13 Qualifies for the Promotion Play-Off Group 
2 Al-Ahli Nabatiyah 6 3 2 1 10 9 1 11
3 Homenetmen Beirut 6 2 3 1 7 6 1 9
4 Al-Khoyol 6 2 2 2 10 9 1 8
5 Al-Irshad 6 1 4 1 9 8 1 7
6 Mahabba Tripoli
Tripoli
Tripoli is the capital and largest city in Libya. It is also known as Western Tripoli , to distinguish it from Tripoli, Lebanon. It is affectionately called The Mermaid of the Mediterranean , describing its turquoise waters and its whitewashed buildings. Tripoli is a Greek name that means "Three...

6 1 3 2 8 8 0 6
7 Al-Bourj FC
Al-Bourj FC
Al-Bourj Football Club Beirut , or simply Al-Bourj, is a Lebanese football club its based in Beirut. The club competes in the Lebanese Second Division.-Current squad:-Notable former players:...

6 0 1 5 2 10 -8 1 Relegation to the
Lebanese Third Division

Group B

Pos Team P W D L F A F/A Pts Promotion/Relegation
1 Al-Ahli Sidon
Al-Ahli Sidon
Al-Ahli Sidon is a Lebanese football club based in Sidon, Lebanon. Al-Ahli last competed in the Lebanese Premier League in the 2007/2008 season and was relegated after coming in 12th position...

6 4 2 0 8 1 7 14 Qualifies for the Promotion Play-Off Group 
2 Al-Ijtima'ih 6 4 1 1 9 4 5
3 Homenmen Beirut 6 3 1 2 9 7 2 10
4 Al Akha'a Ahli Alay 6 1 4 1 7 8 -1 7
5 Al-Modh Tripoli
Tripoli
Tripoli is the capital and largest city in Libya. It is also known as Western Tripoli , to distinguish it from Tripoli, Lebanon. It is affectionately called The Mermaid of the Mediterranean , describing its turquoise waters and its whitewashed buildings. Tripoli is a Greek name that means "Three...

6 1 2 3 10 13 -3 5
6 Al-Nahaza Bir Al-Ya'as 6 1 2 3 5 8 -3 5
7 Al-Riyadah
Al-Riyadh
Al-Riyadh is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh that is currently playing in the Second Division .Although it can be known by their football team, Al-Riyadh also have squads playing at other sports....

6 0 2 4 4 11 -7 2 Relegation to the
Lebanese Third Division

Top scorers


Rank Name Club Goals
1   Unknown Al-Modh Tripoli
Tripoli
Tripoli is the capital and largest city in Libya. It is also known as Western Tripoli , to distinguish it from Tripoli, Lebanon. It is affectionately called The Mermaid of the Mediterranean , describing its turquoise waters and its whitewashed buildings. Tripoli is a Greek name that means "Three...

 
6
2   Unknown Al-Ahli Nabatiyah 4
-   Jalal Zayed Al Akha'a Ahli Alay 4
-   Unknown Al-Ishlas 4
3   Unknown Homenmen Beirut 3
-   Unknown Al-Irshad 3

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