|Welsh Premier League|
|Dates||12 August 2016 – 22 April 2017|
|Winners||The New Saints|
Airbus UK Broughton
|Biggest home win||New Saints 10–0 Rhyl|
|Biggest away win||Airbus UK 0–7 Newtown|
|Highest scoring||New Saints 10–0 Rhyl|
(28 August 2016)
Bala Town 4–6 New Saints
The 2016–17 Welsh Premier League (known as the Dafabet Welsh Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 25th season of the Welsh Premier League, the highest football league within Wales since its establishment in 1992. The New Saints are the defending champions. The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2016. The season began on 12 August 2016 and ended on 22 April 2017; the Europa League play-offs will follow afterwards.
Teams played each other twice on a home and away basis, before the league split into two groups at the end of January 2017 – the top six and the bottom six.
On 30 December 2016, The New Saints broke Ajax's 44-year-old world record for the longest winning streak in top-flight football with their 27th consecutive win in all competitions. Their record run of 27 wins came to an end with a 3–3 draw on 14 January 2017.
On 4 March 2017, The New Saints defeated Bangor 4–0 to clinch their sixth straight Welsh Premier League title and eleventh Welsh league title overall.
Haverfordwest County and Port Talbot Town were relegated out of the Welsh Premier League the previous season, while Cefn Druids were promoted as winners of the Cymru Alliance and Cardiff Metropolitan University were promoted as winners of Welsh Football League Division One. It will be Cardiff Metropolitan University's debut campaign in the league under that name, although they were formerly members when known as Inter Cardiff.
Stadia and locations
|Aberystwyth Town||Aberystwyth||Park Avenue||5,000|
|Airbus UK Broughton||Broughton||The Airfield||1,600|
|Bala Town||Bala||Maes Tegid||3,000|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||Cardiff||Cyncoed Campus||1,620|
|Carmarthen Town||Carmarthen||Richmond Park||3,000|
|Cefn Druids||Wrexham||The Rock||3,000|
|Connah's Quay Nomads||Connah's Quay||Deeside Stadium||1,500|
|Llandudno||Llandudno||Park MBi Maesdu||1,013|
|Rhyl||Rhyl||The Corbett Sports Stadium||3,000|
|The New Saints||Oswestry||Park Hall||2,000|
||Promotion or relegation|
|1||The New Saints (C)||32||28||1||3||101||26||+75||85|
|2||Connah's Quay Nomads||32||16||10||6||45||24||+21||58|
|4||Bangor City||32||16||4||12||53||53||0||52||Qualification to Europa League play-offs|
|6||Cardiff Metropolitan University||32||10||6||16||41||41||0||36|
|11||Rhyl (R)||30||8||4||18||38||76||−38||28||Relegation to Cymru Alliance|
|12||Airbus UK Broughton (R)||32||5||6||21||37||78||−41||21|
Source: Welsh Premier League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament
UEFA Europa League play-offs
Teams who finished in positions fourth to seventh at the end of the regular season participated in play-offs to determine the third participant for the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, who qualified for the first qualifying round.
|6 May 2017
|Bangor City||3–2||Newtown||Nantporth, Bangor|
Referee: Dean John
|7 May 2017
|Carmarthen Town||1–2||Cardiff Metropolitan University||Richmond Park, Carmarthen|
Referee: Lee Evans
|Griffiths 48'||BBC Sport
|13 May 2017
|Bangor City||1–0||Cardiff Metropolitan University||Nantporth, Bangor|
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones
|Rittenberg 31'||BBC Sport
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