NIGERIA PREMIER FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NPFL)

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) which was formerly known as the Nigerian Professional Football League is the highest level of club football in the Nigerian football league system. The league was organized in the year 1972 and it is held annually in Nigeria by twenty clubs. The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation at at the end of every season. The bottom four clubs are relegated to the Nigeria National League and the top two clubs qualifies for the coming year’s CAF Champions League. The third and the fourth position clubs also qualifies for the CAF Confederation Cup. The most successful club is Enyimba with a record of nine titles and they are also they the current champions of the league. Below is the list of clubs that won the NPFL titles from 1972.

ENYIMBA (9 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st2001
2nd2002
3rd2003
4th2005
5th2007
6th2010
7th2015
8th2019
9th2023
Enyimba NPFL titles.

RANGERS INTERNATIONAL (7 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st1974
2nd1975
3rd1977
4th1981
5th1982
6th1984
7th2016
Rangers International’s NPFL titles.

SHOOTING STARS (5 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st1976
2nd1980
3rd1983
4th1995
5th1998
Shooting Stars’ NPFL titles.

HEARTLAND F.C (5 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st1987
2nd1988
3rd1989
4th1990
5th1993
Heartland’s NPFL titles.
Enyimba Players celebrating NPFL trophy

KANO PILLARS (4 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st2008
2nd2012
3rd2013
4th2014
Kano Pillars’ NPFL titles.

DOLPHIN (3 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st1997
2nd2004
3rd2011
Dolphin’s NPFL titles.

BENDEL INSURANCE (2 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st1973
2nd1979
Bendel Insurance’s NPFL titles.

JULIUS BERGER (2 TITLES)

TITLEYEAR
1st1991
2nd2000
Julius Berger’s NPFL titles.

LOBI STARS (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1999
Lobi Stars’ NPFL title.

BCC LIONS (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1994
BCC Lions’ NPFL title.

STATIONERY STORES (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1992
Stationery Stores’ NPFL title.

LEVENTIS UNITED (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1986
Leventis United’s NPFL title.

PLATEAU UNITED (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st2017
Plateau United’s NPFL title.

BAYELSA UNITED (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st2009
Bayelsa United’s NPFL title.

OCEAN BOYS (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st2006
Ocean Boys NPFL title.

UDOJI UNITED (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1996
Udoji United’s NPFL title.

NEW NIGERIA BANK (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1985
New Nigeria Bank’s NPFL title.

RACCA ROVERS (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1978
Racca Rovers’ NPFL title.

MIGHTY JETS (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st1972
Mighty Jets’ NPFL title.

AKWA UNITED (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st2021
Akwa United’s NPFL title.

RIVERS UNITED (1 TITLE)

TITLEYEAR
1st2022
Rivers United’s NPFL title.

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