Saturday, 20 January 2018

Nigerian Professional Football League NPF: History,Past & Current Winners 


The Nigerian Professional Football League was formerly called the Nigerian Premier League.

Currently The NPFL is the highest level of the Nigerian football league system,it kicked off in 2013.
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Enyimba F.C. and Enugu Rangers have been crowned champions both seven times making them the two teams in the nigerian league with the most league cup wins.

Nigerian Professional Football League Facts

They are currently about 20 teams in the Nigerian league,and they are listed below:
  • Plateau United
  • MFM FC
  • Enyimba International FC
  • Akwa United FC
  • Nasarawa United FC
  • El-Kanemi Warriors FC
  • Lobi Stars FC
  • Kano Pillars
  • FC Ifeanyi Ubah
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  • Sunshine Stars
  • Niger Tornadoes
  • Abia Warriors
  • Wikki Tourists
  • Rangers International FC
  • Rivers United FC
  • Katsina Utd
  • Shooting Stars
  • Gombe United FC
  • Remo Stars
The Nigerian Premier League is currently sponsored by Nigerian telecommunication giant Globacom. 

The league kicked off in 1972 with only six teams that season, Mighty Jets eventually become the winner of the first season.The website of the Nigerian premier league is www.npfl.ng

Previous Nigerian league winners and the year won is listed below: 

  • 1972 : Mighty Jets
  • 1973 : Bendel Insurance
  • 1974 : Rangers International
  • 1975 : Rangers International
  • 1976 : Shooting Stars FC
  • 1977 : Rangers International
  • 1978 : Racca Rovers
  • 1979 : Bendel Insurance
  • 1980 : Shooting Stars FC
  • 1981 : Rangers International
  • 1982 : Rangers International
  • 1983 : Shooting Stars FC
  • 1984 : Rangers International
  • 1985 : New Nigeria Bank
  • 1986 : Leventis United
  • 1987 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale
  • 1988 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale
  • 1989 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale
  • 1990 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale
  • 1991 : Julius Berger
  • 1992 : Stationery Stores
  • 1993 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale
  • 1994 : BCC Lions
  • 1995 : Shooting Stars FC
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  • 1996 : Udoji United
  • 1997 : Eagle Cement
  • 1998 : Shooting Stars FC
  • 1999 : Lobi Stars
  • 2000 : Julius Berger
  • 2001 : Enyimba FC
  • 2002 : Enyimba FC
  • 2003 : Enyimba FC
  • 2004 : Dolphins FC
  • 2005 : Enyimba FC
  • 2006 : Ocean Boys FC
  • 2007 : Enyimba FC
  • 2008 : Kano Pillars F.C
  • 2009 : Bayelsa United
  • 2010 : Enyimba FC
  • 2011 : Dolphins
  • 2012 : Kano Pillars F.C
  • 2013 : Kano Pillars F.C
  • 2014 : Kano Pillars F.C
  • 2015: Enyimba 
  • 2016: Rangers International 
  • 2017: Plateau United 

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