Lao League 1

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ແປັບຊີ ລາວ ລີກ 1
Founded1990 (1990)
CountryLaos
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toLao League 2
Domestic cup(s)Lao FF Cup
International cup(s)
Current championsYoung Elephants
(2nd title)
(2022/23)
Most championshipsLao Army (8 titles)
Most appearancesPhotthavong Sangvilay (45)
Top goalscorerBounphachan Bounkong (32)
TV partnersFIFA + (Live Streaming)
Websitelaoleague.com
Current: 2024–25

The Lao League 1 (Lao: ລາວ ພຣີເມຍລີກ), known as the Pepsi Lao League 1 for sponsorship reasons (formerly Lao League), is a professional football league representing the sport's highest division in Laos. The league is composed of 10 clubs.

Format

Over the course of a season, which runs from February to September, each team plays against the others three times in a triple round-robin. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. The teams are ranked in the league table by points gained, then goal difference, then goals scored and then their head-to-head record for that season.

Team and stadiums

A total of 8 teams participated in the 2023 Lao League 1 season.

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Champasak United Champasak Province Champasak Stadium 12,000
Ezra Vientiane New Laos National Stadium 25,000
Lao Army Vientiane Army Stadium KM5 1,000
Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Province Luang Prabang Stadium 12,000
Master 7 Vientiane New Laos National Stadium 25,000
Namtha United Luang Namtha Province Luang Namtha Stadium 1,00
Viengchanh Vientiane Province National University Of Laos 5,000
Young Elephants Vientiane New Laos National Stadium 25,000

Champions

Years Champions
1990 Lao Army (1)
1991 Lao Army (2)
1992 Lao Army (3)
1993 Savannakhet FC (1) / Lao Army (4)
1994 Lao Army (5)
1995 Pakse (1) / Education Team (1)
1996 Lao Army (6)
1997 Sayaboury (1) / Lao Army (7)
1998 Khammouan Province Team (1)
1999 Unknown
2000 Unknown
2001 Lao Bank (1)
2002 MCTPC (1)
2003 MCTPC (2)
2004 MCTPC (3)
2005 Vientiane (1)
2006 Vientiane (2)
2007 Lao-American College (1)
2008 Lao Army (8)
2009 Not held
2010 Lao Bank (2)
2011 Yotha (1)
2012 Lao Police Club (1)
2013 SHB Champassak (1)
2014 Hoang Anh Attapeu (1)
2015 Lao Toyota (1)
2016 Lanexang United (1)
2017 Lao Toyota (2)
2018 Lao Toyota (3)
2019 Lao Toyota (4)
2020 Lao Toyota (5)
2021 Championship canceled
2022 Young Elephants (1)
2023 Young Elephants (2)
2024-25 TBD

Titles by club

Club Winners Winning Seasons
Lao Army 8 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2008
Chanthabouly (previously Lao Toyota) 5 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Yotha 4 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011
Young Elephants 2 2022, 2023
Lao Bank 2 2001, 2010
Vientiane Capital 2 2005, 2006
Lanexang United 1 2016
Hoang Anh Attapeu 1 2014
SHB Champasak 1 2013
Lao Police Club 1 2012
Lao-American College 1 2007
Khammouan Province Team 1 1998
Pakse 1 1995
Savannakhet 1 1993

Top scorers

Season Player Club Goal
2016 Liberia Abu Kamara Champa 19
2020 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth Young Elephants 12
2022 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth Master 7 15
2023 Laos Bounphachan Bounkong Young Elephants 16
Most goals by a player in a single game

Multiple hat-tricks

Rank Nation Player Hat-tricks
1 Laos Keoviengphet Liththideth 3
Brazil Rafinha
2 Laos Bounphachan Bounkong 2
Laos Phathana Phommathep
Brazil Rafinha
6 Laos Vannasone Douangmaity 1
Laos Phouthone Innalay
Liberia Jed
Brazil Laercio Gomes Costa
Laos Soukphachan Lueanthala
Japan Takumu Nishihara
Laos Peter Phanthavong
Laos Vinnaoung Phouluang
Laos Somlith Sengvanny
Laos Tee Sihalath
Laos Khamkeng Sintasene
Laos Kydavone Souvanny
Japan Takaya Sugasawa
Laos Jam Vanpaserth
Laos Chony Wenpaserth

References

  1. ^ "Lao's Top League". Lao Football Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-09-15. Retrieved 2013-01-17.

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