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Welsh Premier League
2016–17
DafabetWelshPL
Season information
Dates 12 August 2016 – 22 April 2017
Winners The New Saints
(11th title)
Relegated Rhyl
Airbus UK Broughton
Season statistics
Matches played 192
Goals scored 587
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
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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.

Teams

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

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aberystwyth Town Aberystwyth Park Avenue 5,000
Airbus UK Broughton Broughton The Airfield 1,600
Bala Town Bala Maes Tegid 3,000
Bangor City Bangor Nantporth 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
Newtown Newtown Latham Park 5,000
Rhyl Rhyl The Corbett Sports Stadium 3,000
The New Saints Oswestry Park Hall 2,000

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 The New Saints  (C) 32 28 1 3 101 26+75 85
UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Connah's Quay Nomads 32 16 10 6 45 24+21 58
UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Bala Town 32 16 9 7 61 46+15 57
4 Bangor City 32 16 4 12 53 530 52 Qualification to Europa League play-offs
5 Carmarthen Town 32 10 9 13 40 46−6 39
6 Cardiff Metropolitan University 32 10 6 16 41 410 36
7 Newtown 32 12 9 11 59 41+18 45
8 Cefn Druids 32 9 12 11 40 48−8 39
9 Llandudno 30 7 12 11 31 45−14 33
10 Aberystwyth Town 42 10 14 18 41 63−22 44
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.

Semi-finals

6 May 2017 (2017-05-06)
14:30 BST
Bangor City 3–2 Newtown Nantporth, Bangor
Attendance: 638
Referee: Dean John
Taylor-Fletcher Soccerball 5'
Nardiello Soccerball 12'
Roberts Soccerball 75'
BBC Sport
Soccerway
Boundford Soccerball 19'
Mitchell Soccerball 26'

7 May 2017 (2017-05-07)
14:15 BST
Carmarthen Town 1–2 Cardiff Metropolitan University Richmond Park, Carmarthen
Attendance: 417
Referee: Lee Evans
Griffiths Soccerball 48' BBC Sport
Soccerway
Roscrow Soccerball 60'
Corsby Soccerball 90+3'

Final

13 May 2017 (2017-05-13)
17:15 BST
Bangor City 1–0 Cardiff Metropolitan University Nantporth, Bangor
Attendance: 956
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones
Rittenberg Soccerball 31' BBC Sport
Soccerway

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