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Botola
Botola logo
Country Morocco Morocco
Confederation CAF
Founded 1956
Number of teams 16
Relegation to Botola 2
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Coupe du Trône
Moroccan Super Cup
CAF cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Raja Casablanca (2012-13)
TV Al Aoula, Arryadiya, 2M TV
Website Official website
Football current event 2013–14 Botola

The Botola, is the top division of the Moroccan football league system, the highest football league in Morocco.

History

The first edition of the Moroccan Football League under the FRMF was created in 1956/1957 just after the independence of Morocco.

Competition

Every year 16 teams are in race to have the perfect place in the end of competition. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to Botola 2 and the top two teams from Botola 2 are promoted in their place.

Champion and runner up, participates on the African Champions League. The third placed and Coupe du Trône winner are qualified to participate on African Confederation Cup.

Sponsorship

Since 2000, Maroc Telecom is the official sponsor of the Botola for a 15 millions dirham/year contract.

Broadcasting rights

On September 2007, the SNRT Group (Al Aoula, 2M TV and Arryadia) bought a three seasons contract for 225 millions dirhams.

Each week, all games of the Botola are broadcasted on live by at least one TV channel.

Clubs

The three most popular Moroccan clubs are Wydad Casablanca, Raja Casablanca and FAR Rabat. Other historically established sides include Maghreb Fez and Kawkab Marrakech.

Members for 2011–12

The following 16 clubs will compete in the Moroccan Pro League during the 2011–12 season.

Club
Position
in 2010–11
First season in
Botola
Number of seasons
in Botola
Botola
titles
Chabab Massira01111th1994–95180
Chabab Rif Hoceima01212th2010-1120
CODM de Meknès0161st GNF2 (Promoted)1992-9361
Difaa El Jadida01010th2005-06XX0
FAR Rabat0066th1959-604312
FUS Rabat0077th2009–10XX0
Hassania Agadir0099th1996-97XX2
Ittihad Zemmouri Khemisset0162nd GNF2 (Promoted)2002-0370
KAC Kenitra01313th2007-08XX4
Maghreb Fez0022nd2006-07XX4
Moghreb Tétouan0088th2005-06XX0
Olympic Safi0055th2004-05XX0
Olympique Khouribga0044th1995-96XX1
Raja Casablanca0011st1956-574610
Widad Fez01414th2009-10XX0
Wydad Casablanca0022nd1956-574612

Stadiums

The recently opened Marrakech Stadium in Marrakech (capacity: 45,240) is currently mainly used for international competition, as it was constructed as part of Moroccan's failed bid to land the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Current stadiums

Stadium City Seating Capacity
Stade Mohamed V Casablanca 55,000
Stade Moulay Abdellah Rabat 52,000
Stade d'Honneur Meknes 20,000
Fez Stadium Fes 45,000
Stade Cheikh Laaghdef Laâyoune 25,000
Stade El Massira Safi 20,000
Stade Municipal de Kénitra Kénitra 15,000
Stade Mimoun Al Arsi Al Hoceima 12,000
Stade Saniat Rmel Tétouan 12,000
Stade du 18 novembre Khemisset 10,000
Stade El Abdi El Jadida 10,000
Stade Al Inbiaâte Agadir 10,000

Champions

Year by year

SeasonChampionRunner-up
1956-57 Wydad Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1957-58 Kawkab Marrakech Wydad Casablanca
1958-59 Étoile de Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1959-60 KAC Kenitra FAR Rabat
1960-61 FAR Rabat Maghreb Fez
1961-62 FAR Rabat Racing de Casablanca
1962-63 FAR Rabat Kawkab Marrakech
1963-64 FAR Rabat Stade Marocain
1964-65 Maghreb Fez Racing de Casablanca
1965-66 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
1966-67 FAR Rabat Renaissance de Settat
1967-68 FAR Rabat Renaissance de Settat
1968-69 Wydad Casablanca Maghreb Fez
1969-70 FAR Rabat Union Sidi Kacem
1970-71 Renaissance de Settat FAR Rabat
1971-72 Racing de Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1972-73 KAC Kenitra FUS Rabat
1973-74 Raja de Beni Mellal FUS Rabat
1974-75 Mouloudia Oujda Maghreb Fez
1975-76 Wydad Casablanca Difaa El Jadida
1976-77 Wydad Casablanca Mouloudia Oujda
1977-78 Wydad Casablanca Maghreb Fez
1978-79 Maghreb Fez KAC Kenitra
1979-80 Chabab Mohammédia Wydad Casablanca
1980-81 KAC Kenitra FUS Rabat
1981-82 KAC Kenitra Wydad Casablanca
1982-83 Maghreb Fez Renaissance de Berkane
1983-84 FAR Rabat Olympique Khouribga
1984-85 Maghreb Fez KAC Kenitra
1985-86 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
1986-87 FAR Rabat Kawkab Marrakech
1987-88 Raja Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1988-89 FAR Rabat Maghreb Fez
1989-90 Wydad Casablanca IR Tanger
1990-91 Wydad Casablanca FAR Rabat
1991-92 Kawkab Marrakech Raja Casablanca
1992-93 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
1993-94 Olympique de Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1994-95 CODM de Meknès Olympique de Casablanca
1995-96 Raja Casablanca Olympique Khouribga
1996-97 Raja Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1997-98 Raja Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1998-99 Raja Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1999-00 Raja Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
2000-01 Raja Casablanca FUS de Rabat
2001-02 Hassania Agadir Wydad Casablanca
2002-03 Hassania Agadir Raja Casablanca
2003-04 Raja Casablanca FAR Rabat
2004-05 FAR Rabat Raja Casablanca
2005-06 Wydad Casablanca FAR Rabat
2006-07 Olympique Khouribga FAR Rabat
2007-08 FAR Rabat IZK Khemisset
2008-09 Raja Casablanca Difaa El Jadida
2009-10 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
2010-11 Raja Casablanca Maghreb Fez
2011-12 ? ?

Topscorers

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1980/81 Morocco Mohamed Boussati KAC Kenitra 25
1986/87 Morocco Hassan Nader
Morocco Mohammed Chaouch
Wydad Casablanca
Kawkab Marrakech
13
1987/88 Mohamed Anaflous FAR Rabat 17
1988/89 Morocco Hassan Nader Wydad Casablanca 18
1989/90 Morocco Abdeslam Laghrissi FAR Rabat 22
1990/91 Mohamed Anaflous FAR Rabat 15
1991/92 Mohamed Anaflous FAR Rabat 11
1992/93 Morocco Youssef Fertout Wydad Casablanca 18
1993/94 Morocco Ahmed Bahja Kawkab Marrakech 14
1994/95 Morocco Abdeslam Laghrissi FAR Rabat 15
1997/98 Morocco Rachid Rokki Chabab Mohammédia 15
1999/00 Morocco Mustapha Bidoudane FUS Rabat 17
2000/01 Morocco Samir Sarsar Kawkab Marrakech 12
2001/02 Morocco Omar Zaouit Tihad Sportif Casablanca 14
2002/03 Morocco Mustapha Bidoudane Raja Casablanca 14
2003/04 Morocco Mustapha Bidoudane Raja Casablanca 13
2004/05 Morocco Mohamed Armoumen FAR Rabat 12
2005/06 Flag of Guinea Mamadou Ba Camara Olympique Khouribga 9
2006/07 Morocco Jawad Ouaddouch FAR Rabat 12
2007/08 Morocco Abderrazak Lamnasfi FAR Rabat 13
2008/09 Morocco Mustapha Allaoui FAR Rabat 14
2009/10 Morocco Omar Hassi Widad Fez 12
2010/11 Morocco Jawad Ouaddouch FAR Rabat 11

See also

External links

Template:Botola seasons

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