Algerian Ligue 1 Preview & Tips

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The Algerian Ligue 1 is the Algerian professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the Algerian football league system.

The league is contested by 16 clubs, and it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2.

Between 1957 and 1962, a North African Championship without participation from Morocco and Tunisia (which had gained independence) was organised as the "Algerian championship".

On 21 August 2010, the FAF announced that the name of the league would change to Ligue Professionnelle 1 to reflect the professionalization of the league.

Algeria Ligue 1 Fixtures

Check the Algeria Ligue 1 fixtures to see if any club could be resting players ahead of an important local or continental cup fixture.

Algeria Ligue 1 Table

Keep an eye on the Algeria Ligue 1 table to see who is in the running for the title, African continental qualification and those in danger of relegation.

Algeria Ligue 1 History

The league was created in 1962, when Algeria became an independent nation. Until 1950, only regional leagues (Algiers, Constantine, Oran) were contested. Some 'national' playoffs were played in the first decade of the 20th century, first in 1904. Between 1920 and 1956 the winners played off for the North African Championship, together with league winners from Morocco and Tunisia.