Saudi Women's Premier League
|Founded||17 November 2020|
|Number of teams||8|
|Current champions||Al-Nassr (2nd titles) |
|Most championships||Al Nassr (2nd titles)|
|Current: 2022–23 Saudi Women's Premier League|
The Saudi Women's Premier League (Arabic: الدوري السعودي الممتاز للسيدات) is the top flight of women's association football in Saudi Arabia. The competition is run by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
The first Saudi women's club were King's United based in Jeddah, and Eastern Flames in Dhahran. Both were formed in 2006. Other women's teams were formed after in Riyadh and Dammam. In 2008, the first Saudi women's tournament was held with the participation of seven teams. In December 2019, the Jeddah Women's Football League was held, which was the first women competition organized by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation; it was won by Jeddah Eagles.
In February 2020, Saudi Arabia decided to launch a football league for women in the whole country. On 17 November 2020, the national league with 24 teams was launched; it was divided into three regions, Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam which represent the Women's Community Football League, and the four best teams qualified to the WFL Champions Cup. Challenge Sports Club won the first edition.
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The list of champions and runners-up:
Women's community football League
SAFF Women's National Football Championship
|2021–22||Al Nassr||Al Hilal|
Saudi Women's Premier League
|2022–23||Al Nassr||Al Hilal|
- Al Hilal (ex. Challenge SC)
- Al-Ittihad Jeddah (ex. Jeddah Eagles LFC)
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Most successful clubs
|Rank||Club||Champions||Runners-Up||Winning Seasons||Runners-Up Seasons|
|1||Al Nassr||2||0||2021–22, 2022–23|
- Al-Ahli (formerly Mrass)
- Al-Hilal (formerly Challenge)
- Al-Ittihad (formerly Jeddah Eagles)
- Al-Nassr (formerly Al Mamlaka)
- Al-Shabab (formerly Storm)
- Al-Yamamah FC
- Eastern Flames FC
- Sama FC
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Source: "Saudi Women's Premier League", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 22nd), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Women's_Premier_League.
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