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Nigeria Professional Football League Champions

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The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is the current name of the elite League of Nigeria’s Football Federation. Nigerian Football League Champions from season 1971-72 to season 2019 are listed by year in first table, by number of championships in second table ending in last year League  Tables.

Nigeria Professional Football League by Year

YearNigeria Champions
1972Mighty Jets
1973Al-Maref
1974Rangers International
1975Rangers International
1976Shooting Stars FC
1977Rangers International / Stationery Stores
1978Racca Rovers
1979Bendel Insurance
1980Shooting Stars FC
1981Rangers International
1982Rangers International
1983Shooting Stars FC
1984Rangers International
1985New Nigeria Bank
1986Leventis United
1987Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1988Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1989Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1990Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1991Julius Berger
1992Stationery Stores
1993Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1994BCC Lions
1995Shooting Stars FC
1996Udoji United
1997Eagle Cement
1998Shooting Stars FC
1999Lobi Stars
2000Julius Berger
2001Enyimba FC
2002Enyimba FC
2003Enyimba FC
2004Enyimba FC
2005Enyimba FC
2006Ocean Boys FC
2007Enyimba FC
2008Kano Pillars FC
2009Bayelsa United FC
2010Enyimba FC
2011Dolphins FC
2012Kano Pillars FC
2013Kano Pillars FC
2014Kano Pillars FC
2015Enyimba (Aba)
2016Enyimba (Aba)
2018*Suspended after 24 rounds (Lobi Stars)
2019Enyimba (Aba)
2020*Cancelled

*The Nigerian League was suspended after 24 rounds in 2018 due to administrative issues. Lobi Stars, as leaders at the time of the suspension, were nominated as the Nigerian representatives in the 2018–19 CAF Champions League. 2019-20 was cancelled after 25 rounds due to Covid-19 pandemic.  Plateau United and Rivers United will represent the Nigeria at the 2020–21 CAF Champions League.

Nigeria Professional Football League Champions 

Nigerian Champions (20 Clubs)
9Enyimba FC
5.5Rangers International
5Iwuanyanwu Nationale
5Shooting Stars FC
4Kano Pillars FC
2Bendel Insurance
2Julius Berger
2Eagle Cement / Dolphins FC
1.5Stationery Stores
1BCC Lions
1Leventis United
1Lobi Stars
1Mighty Jets
1New Nigeria Bank
1Ocean Boys FC
1Racca Rovers
1Udoji United
1Bayelsa United FC
1Plateau United (Jos)
46Total Champions
Tied Championship in 1976-77
Group A 2019 (Pts)
40Rangers International (Q)
35Lobi Stars (Q)
33Enyimba (Q)
32MFM
31Rivers United
30Katsina United
30Wikki Tourists
29Sunshine Stars
28Bendel Insurance (R)
27Kwara United (R)
21Niger Tornadoes (Q, R)
20Remo Stars (R)
53Wikki Tourist
53Enugu Rangers
52Rivers United
52Katsina United
50Shooting Stars (R)
49ABS (R)
43Gombe United (R)
29Remo Stars (R)
Group B 2019 (Pts)
38Akwa United (Q)
37Kano Pillars (Q)
36Ifeanyi Ubah (Q)
33Nasarawa United
31Abia Warriors
31Heartland
31Delta Force[a]
30Plateau United
30Gombe United (R)
30El-Kanemi Warriors (R)
27Go Round (R)
15Yobe Desert Stars (R)
53Wikki Tourist
53Enugu Rangers
52Rivers United
52Katsina United
50Shooting Stars (R)
49ABS (R)
43Gombe United (R)
29Remo Stars (R)
Championship Playoff 2019
12Enyimba (C)
11Kano Pillars
8Rangers International
6Akwa United
4Lobi Stars
0Ifeanyi Ubah

Q = Qualified for Playoff

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