Past Winners of the Nigeria Premier League

Nigeria Premier League Past Winners

Nigeria Premier League Past Winners

Since the inception of the Nigerian Premier League in 1972 with only six teams, 20 different teams have lifted the won the country’s top prize.

Rangers International of Enugu have dominated the league over the years with 6 league wins closely followed by Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Owerri (Now Heartland FC) and Enyimba of Aba who have both won it on 5 different occasions, including 4 consecutive titles won by Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Owerri between 1987-1990 the only team to have ever achieved such fit in the history of the League.

The League recently changed its name to now be called the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)

Here are the list of winners from 1972 – 2012

1972 : Mighty Jets (Jos)

1973 : Bendel Insurance FC (Benin City)

1974 : Rangers International (Enugu)

1975 : Rangers International (Enugu)

1976 : Shooting Stars FC (Ibadan)

1977 : Rangers International (Enugu)

1978 : Racca Rovers (Kano)

1979 : Bendel Insurance FC (Benin City)

1980 : Shooting Stars FC (Ibadan)

1981 : Rangers International (Enugu)

1982 : Rangers International (Enugu)

1983 : Shooting Stars FC (Ibadan)

1984 : Rangers International (Enugu)

1985 : New Nigeria Bank (Benin City)

1986 : Leventis United (Ibadan)

1987 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)

1988 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)

1989 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)

1990 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)

1991 : Julius Berger (Lagos)

1992 : Stationery Stores (Lagos)

1993 : Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)

1994 : BCC Lions (Gboko)

1995 : Shooting Stars FC (Ibadan)

1996 : Udoji United (Awka)

1997 : Eagle Cement (Port Harcourt)

1998 : Shooting Stars FC (Ibadan)

1999 : Lobi Stars (Makurdi)

2000 : Julius Berger (Lagos)

2001 : Enyimba (Aba)

2002 : Enyimba (Aba)

2003 : Enyimba (Aba)

2004 : Dolphins FC (Port Harcourt)

2005 : Enyimba (Aba)

2006 : Ocean Boys FC (Brass)

2007 : Enyimba (Aba)

2008 : Kano Pillars F.C. (Kano)

2009 : Bayelsa United (Yenegoa)

2010 : Enyimba (Aba)

2011 : Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt)

2012 : Kano Pillars F.C.

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