Egypt Premier League Previews & Tips
The Egypt Premier League was founded in 1948 and is the highest tier of men’s football in Egypt. The 2019/20 season is the 61st season and runs from 21 September 2019 – 29 October 2020.
There have been 18 teams that play in the Egypt Premier League since the 2015/16 season. Games in the Egypt Premier League are played across all days of the week, unlike most leagues that have most of their matches on weekends.
Egypt Premier League Winners & Runners-up
Al Ahly hold on the Premier League title was broken by Zamalek last season after winning five successive titles. Pyramids finished third for the third season running.
|2019–20||Al Ahly (42)||tbc||Pyramids|
|2018–19||Al Ahly (41)||Zamalek||Pyramids|
|2017–18||Al Ahly (40)||Ismaily||Al Masry|
|2016–17||Al Ahly (39)||Misr Lel Makasa||Zamalek|
|2015–16||Al Ahly (38)||Zamalek||Smouha|
|2014–15||Zamalek (12)||Al Ahly||ENPPI|
|2013–14||Al Ahly (37)||Smouha||Zamalek|
|2010–11||Al Ahly (36)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|2009–10||Al Ahly (35)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|2008–09||Al Ahly (34)||Ismaily||Petrojet|
|2007–08||Al Ahly (33)||Ismaily||Zamalek|
|2006–07||Al Ahly (32)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|2005–06||Al Ahly (31)||Zamalek||ENPPI|
|2004–05||Al Ahly (30)||ENPPI||Haras El Hodoud|
|2003–04||Zamalek (11)||Al Ahly||Ismaily|
|2002–03||Zamalek (10)||Al Ahly||Ismaily|
|2001–02||Ismaily (3)||Al Ahly||Zamalek|
|2000–01||Zamalek (9)||Al Ahly||Al Masry|
|1999–00||Al Ahly (29)||Ismaily||Zamalek|
|1998–99||Al Ahly (28)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1997–98||Al Ahly (27)||Zamalek||Al Mokawloon|
|1996–97||Al Ahly (26)||Zamalek||El Mansoura|
|1995–96||Al Ahly (25)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1994–95||Al Ahly (24)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1993–94||Al Ahly (23)||Ismaily||Zamalek|
|1992–93||Zamalek (8)||Al Ahly||Ghazl El Mahalla|
|1991–92||Zamalek (7)||Ismaily||Ghazl El Mahalla|
|1990–91||Ismaily (2)||Al Ahly||Zamalek|
|1988–89||Al Ahly (22)||Zamalek||Ghazl El Mahalla|
|1987–88||Zamalek (6)||Al Ahly||Ghazl El Mahalla|
|1986–87||Al Ahly (21)||Zamalek||Tersana|
|1985–86||Al Ahly (20)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1984–85||Al Ahly (19)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1983–84||Zamalek (5)||Al Ahly||Ismaily|
|1982–83||Al Mokawloon (1)||Zamalek||Al Ahly|
|1981–82||Al Ahly (18)||Zamalek||El Ittihad El Sakndary|
|1980–81||Al Ahly (17)||Zamalek||Al Masry|
|1979–80||Al Ahly (16)||Zamalek||Al Masry|
|1978–79||Al Ahly (15)||Zamalek||Ghazl El Mahalla|
|1977–78||Zamalek (4)||Al Ahly||El Olympi|
|1976–77||Al Ahly (14)||Zamalek||El Ittihad El Sakndary|
|1975–76||Al Ahly (13)||Ghazl El Mahalla||Zamalek|
|1974–75||Al Ahly (12)||Tersana||Ismaily|
|1972–73||Ghazl El Mahalla (1)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1966–67||Ismaily (1)||Al Ahly||Tersana|
|1965–66||El Olympi (1)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1962–63||Tersana (1)||Zamalek||Al Ahly|
|1961–62||Al Ahly (11)||Zamalek||Tersana|
|1960–61||Al Ahly (10)||Zamalek||Tersana|
|1959–60||Zamalek (1)||Tersana||Al Ahly|
|1958–59||Al Ahly (9)||Zamalek||Tersana|
|1957–58||Al Ahly (8)||Zamalek||El Olympi|
|1956–57||Al Ahly (7)||Zamalek||Ismaily|
|1955–56||Al Ahly (6)||Zamalek||El Qannah|
|1953–54||Al Ahly (5)||Zamalek||Tersana|
|1952–53||Al Ahly (4)||Zamalek||Al Masry|
|1950–51||Al Ahly (3)||Zamalek||Al Masry|
|1949–50||Al Ahly (2)||Tersana||Zamalek|
|1948–49||Al Ahly (1)||Tersana||Ismaily|
Egypt Premier League Fixtures
Check the Egypt Premier League fixtures to see if any club could be resting players ahead of an important local or continental cup fixture.
Egypt Premier League Table
Keep an eye on the Egypt Premier League table to see who is in the running for the title, African continental qualification and those in danger of relegation.
Egypt Premier League Format
The 18 teams in the Egypt Premier League play each other home and away over the course of a 34 match season. Teams receive three points for victory, zero points for a defeat and one point for a draw.
The top team at the end of 34 matches is crowned champions while the bottom three teams are relegated to the division below.
Egypt Premier League History
The Egyptian Premier League was founded in 1948 and has 18 competing teams since the 2015-16 season. The league is ranked as the third best in Africa based on its performance in continental competitions over the years.
Unlike many leagues from around Africa and indeed the globe, the Egyptian Premier League matches are spread out throughout the week, opposed to the majority of matches being played on weekends.
Until 2012 the Egyptian Premier League had one of the highest average attendances per game in Africa. However, in a league match between Al Masry and Al Ahly on 1 February 2012, a riot occurred, now known as the Port Said Stadium riot where 74 people were killed and 500 were injured.
That had a devastating effect on Egyptian football as all domestic matches were played behind closed doors until 2017. Slowly fans have been allowed back since then with gradually increasing numbers.