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They can still peel away for some footy, however. Here's everything you need to know about the leagues you can watch on Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day (December 25). MORE: When does the January transfer window open and close? Are there football matches on Christmas Eve? While fans are left scrambling to buy a last-minute gift, a number of clubs will be hoping to deliver their supporters an early present in their Christmas Eve fixtures. Scotland's top-flight is the most notable competition with games being played on December 24 with league leaders Celtic in action. There will also be matches played in Australia, India and Turkey. Football games on Saturday, December 24 Match Competition Time (GMT) (ET) Sydney FC vs Macarthur A-League Men 6:00 01:00 Hatayspor vs Giresunspor Super Lig 10:30 05:30 Mumbai vs Chennaiyin Indian Super League 12:00 07:00 Celtic vs St Johnstone Scottish Premiership 12:30 07:30 St.
Titles Club(s) Seasons Dimitri Davidovic 1996–97, 1998–99, 2006–07 Ramón Díaz 2016–17, 2021–22 Gabriel Calderon Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal 2008–09, 2010–11 Khalil Al-Zayani 1982–83, 1986–87 Chico Formiga 1979–80, 1980–81 José Morais Razvan Lucescu Rui Vitória Juan Brown Christian Gross Jorge da Silva José Daniel Carreño Fathi Al-Jabal Michel Preud'homme Eric Gerets Cosmin Olăroiu Abduladtif Al-Hoossieni Marcos Paquetá Zé Mário Khalid Al-Koroni Francisco Maturana Ardiles Oscar Ilie Balaci Joubert Yousef Khamees Jean Fernandez Geninho Lori Sandri Paulo Campos João Carlos Joel Santana Omar Borras Noagira Candinho Telê Santana Chinesinho Mário Zagallo Didi George Smith Mahmoud Abou-Regaila Top scorers All-time top scorers As of matches played 3 September 2022 Boldface indicates a player still active in the Pro League. Player Years Goals Apps Ratio Majed Abdullah 1977–1997 189 194 0.
Promotion and relegation A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Saudi Professional League and the Saudi First Division League. The three lowest placed teams in the Saudi Professional League are relegated to the First Division, and the top three teams from the First Division are promoted to the Saudi Professional League. List of teams (2021–22 season) For details on the 2021–22 Saudi Professional League season, see here.
Are there football matches on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Complete fixtures schedule for soccer games on holiday weekend | Sporting News Hong Kong Are there football matches on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Complete fixtures schedule for soccer games on holiday weekend | Sporting News Hong Kong The Christmas season brings plenty of cheer to many, and football fans are definitely among the lucky during the holiday period. The Premier League is particularly renowned for a steady stream of matches this time of the year with three full rounds of matches and 30 games in total taking place between December 26 and January 5. But the offering isn't quite as plentiful just before the traditional Boxing Day slate, giving fans some time to enjoy the holidays with family and eating to their heart's content.
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The first season of competition was the 1976–77 season.  Al Hilal is the most successful team, holding 18 titles in its history and most recently winning the title in 2021–22. History Up until the late 1950s, football in Saudi Arabia was organized on a regional basis, with the only nationwide tournament being the King's Cup. In 1957, the first qualification process consolidated the regional tournaments of the Central, West, East and North regions.
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Locations of teams in the 2021–22 Saudi Professional League Note: Table lists in alphabetical order. Team Location Stadium Capacity Abha Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20, 000 Al-Ahli Jeddah King Abdullah Sports City 62, 345 Al-Batin Hafar al-Batin Al-Batin Club Stadium 6, 000 Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium 35, 000 Al-Faisaly Harmah Al Majma'ah Sports City  7, 000 Al-Fateh Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 26, 000 Al-Fayha Al Majma'ah Al Majma'ah Sports City Al-Hazem Ar Rass Al-Hazem Club Stadium 8, 000 Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd International Stadium  62, 685 Al-Ittihad Al-Nassr Mrsool Park 25, 000 Al-Raed Buraidah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium Al-Shabab Prince Khalid bin Sultan Stadium  15, 000 Al-Taawoun Al-Tai Ḥaʼil Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium 12, 000 Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium  20, 000 1: ^ Al-Faisaly play their home games in Al Majma'ah.
2: ^ Al-Hilal also use Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (22, 500 seats) as a home stadium. 3: ^ Al-Shabab FC also use Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (22, 500 seats) as a home stadium. List of champions No Season Champion 1 1968–69 2 1974–75 - 1975–76 Not continued 3 1976–77 4 1977–78 5 1978–79 6 1979–80 7 1980–81 8 1981–82 9 1982–83 10 1983–84 11 1984–85 12 1985–86 13 1986–87 14 1987–88 15 1988–89 16 1989–90 No. 17 1990–91 18 1991–92 19 1992–93 20 1993–94 21 1994–95 22 1995–96 23 1996–97 24 1997–98 25 1998–99 26 1999–00 27 2000–01 28 2001–02 29 2002–03 30 2003–04 31 2004–05 32 2005–06 33 2006–07 34 2007–08 35 2008–09 36 2009–10 37 2010–11 38 2011–12 39 2012–13 40 2013–14 41 2014–15 42 2015–16 43 2016–17 44 2017–18 45 2018–19 46 2019–20 47 2020–21 48 2021–22 Champions Performance by club # Club Winners Runners-up Al Ittihad 0 Al-Riyadh Total titles won by city City Number of titles Clubs Al-Hilal (18), Al-Nassr (9), Al-Shabab (6) Al-Ittihad (8), Al-Ahli (4) Al-Ettifaq (2) Al-Fateh (1) Saudi Premier League title-winning managers Rank Manager Nat.
Clubs competed in their regional leagues to qualify for the King's Cup, which was the final stage of the competition. The winner of the King's Cup was not the league winner.  1976 saw the start of the first ever professional football league in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with eight teams, the following season the number of clubs increased to ten. The 1981–82 season saw the merger of both the Saudi Premier League and the Saudi First Division for that season exclusively to the concern of the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification process. Twenty teams were divided into two groups, A and B. The top two in each group would enter a semi-final stage to determine the overall champions. In the following season which reverted back to regular round robin competition, the number of first-division clubs was later increased to 12 in the 1984–85 season. In December 1990, the Saudi federation decided to merge the league with the king cup in one tournament, it was decided to revamp local competitions and to introduce professional football.
A new league championship was formed called "The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques League Cup", which was a two-stage championship. The first stage was a regular double round-robin league competition with the top 4 qualifying to the final knockout stage, called the golden box. Clubs were allowed to sign players on a professional basis making the league semi professional. This system lasted for seventeen seasons before reverting to a regular round robin competition. The league became fully professional in 2007.  As of 2008, depending on the nation's coefficient, four teams from Saudi Arabia qualify for the AFC Champions League annually. This includes the top three positions of the league, together with the winner of the King Cup. If the winner of the King Cup is also among the top three teams then the fourth-best team qualifies to the play-offs, and if the winner of the King Cup is not in the top three league positions in the league, the top two will qualify directly to the group stages while the third team will qualify for the AFC Champions League play-offs.
Mirren vs Aberdeen Kasimpasa vs Sivasspor 13:00 08:00 Dundee United vs Hearts 14:00 09:00 Hibernian vs Livingston Northeast United vs ATK Mohun Trabzonspor vs Fenerbahce 16:00 11:00 Are there football matches on Christmas Day? While a significant day for many around the world, Christmas isn't celebrated everywhere and as such, some football games are scheduled to take place on December 25.
While most competitions across Europe close up shop, Super Lig, Turkey's first-division, has a number of fixtures lined up including matches involving giants Galatasaray and Besiktas. Italian legend Andrea Pirlo will also be on the sidelines as he coaches Fatih Karagumruk. Turkey is a largely Muslim country and as such Christmas isn't widely celebrated. The same goes for Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the UAE where there also some matches taking place.
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Competition format Competition There are 16 clubs in the Saudi Professional League. During the course of a season (usually from August to May) each club plays the other clubs twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for 30 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by position on the league table depending on points, then the head-to-head record between the tied teams is taken into consideration, and then goal difference.
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Football games on Sunday, December 25 Demirspor vs Fatih Damac vs Al-Wehda Saudi Pro League Dibba vs Sharjah UAE Pro League 12:45 07:45 Al Wahda vs Ajman Gaziantep vs Besiktas Konyaspor vs Alanyaspor Sanat Naft vs Esteghlal Persian Gulf Pro League 14:30 09:30 Mokawloon vs Zamalek Egyptian Premier League 15:00 10:00 Adalah vs Abha Khor Fakkah vs Al-Ittihad 15:30 Galatasaray vs Istanbulspor Ahly vs Smouha 17:00 Ettifaq vs Al-Khaleej Saudi League 17:30 Premier League Boxing Day schedule While there are no Premier League games on Christmas, there is a whole feast of matches lined up on December 26, as is tradition.
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Saudi Professional League - WikipediaSaudi Pro LeagueFounded1976; 46 years agoCountrySaudi ArabiaConfederationAFCNumber of teams16 (18 in 2023–24)Level on pyramid1Relegation toFDLDomestic cup(s)King C