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Cambodian League

Cambodian League
Country  Cambodia
Confederation AFC
Founded 1982 (1982)
Divisions 1
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Cambodia Second League
Domestic cup(s) Hun Sen Cup
King Cup
FFC Challenge Cup
International cup(s) AFC Cup
Current champions Phnom Penh Crown (5th title)
Most championships Phnom Penh Crown (5 titles)
TV partners BTV News
Website Official website
2015 Cambodian League

The Cambodian League (Khmer: ខេមបូឌៀលីក) is the top division of the Cambodian Football Federation. It is a Cambodia professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Cambodia football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 12 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Cambodia Division 1 League. With 12 teams playing 22 games each totaling 132 games in the season. With the new comer Abilrex Niigata[1] from Japan. However, Albirex has announced that they won't participate in 2015 Cambodian League due to financial crisis and replaced by CMAC United.


  • Overview 1
    • Competition format 1.1
    • Rules on foreign players 1.2
  • Previous winners 2
  • Top scorers 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Competition format

  • The new 2014 series of Metfone C-League will feature the very first home and away fixtures in Cambodia football history. With the play-offs abolished, the FFC will introduce an end of season cup competition in its place. The King Cup will likely involve the top four finishers in the championship race playing-off for this new cup to add a bit of spice to the end of the campaign, while the teams below will play-off for the FFC Challenge Cup under the same format.
  • At the end of the season, the club with the most points is crowned champion.
  • Teams are ranked by total points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.
  • Top team is qualified for AFC Cup qualifying round.

Rules on foreign players

Clubs are only allowed to register five foreign players per season, but only three of them can be on the game sheet in each game.

Previous winners

Previous champions are:[2]

Top scorers

Season Nationality Name Club Goals
2008 Khim Borey National Defense Ministry 18
2009 Justine Uche Prince Phnom Penh Crown 21
2010 Julius Ononiwu Kirivong Sok Sen Chey 25
2011 Julius Oiboh Nagacorp 28
2012 Nwakuna Friday Boeung Ket Rubber Field 20
2013 Khoun Laboravy Svay Rieng 20
2014 Dzarma Bata Svay Rieng 23


  1. ^ "Albirex Niigata Phnom Penh FC for 2014". Goal Singapore. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cambodia - List of Champions".  

External links

  • Metfone Cambodian League
  • FFC, the Football Federation
  • Cambodian Football Reference, Football Reference

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