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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

Year Nigeria Champions
1972 Mighty Jets
1973 Al-Maref
1974 Rangers International
1975 Rangers International
1976 Shooting Stars FC
1977 Rangers International / Stationery Stores
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
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 Enyimba FC
2005 Enyimba FC
2006 Ocean Boys FC
2007 Enyimba FC
2008 Kano Pillars FC
2009 Bayelsa United FC
2010 Enyimba FC
2011 Dolphins FC
2012 Kano Pillars FC
2013 Kano Pillars FC
2014 Kano Pillars FC
2015 Enyimba (Aba)
2016 Enyimba (Aba)
2018* Suspended after 24 rounds (Lobi Stars)
2019 Enyimba (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)
9 Enyimba FC
5.5 Rangers International
5 Iwuanyanwu Nationale
5 Shooting Stars FC
4 Kano Pillars FC
2 Bendel Insurance
2 Julius Berger
2 Eagle Cement / Dolphins FC
1.5 Stationery Stores
1 BCC Lions
1 Leventis United
1 Lobi Stars
1 Mighty Jets
1 New Nigeria Bank
1 Ocean Boys FC
1 Racca Rovers
1 Udoji United
1 Bayelsa United FC
1 Plateau United (Jos)
46 Total Champions
Tied Championship in 1976-77
Group A 2019 (Pts)
40 Rangers International (Q)
35 Lobi Stars (Q)
33 Enyimba (Q)
32 MFM
31 Rivers United
30 Katsina United
30 Wikki Tourists
29 Sunshine Stars
28 Bendel Insurance (R)
27 Kwara United (R)
21 Niger Tornadoes (Q, R)
20 Remo Stars (R)
53 Wikki Tourist
53 Enugu Rangers
52 Rivers United
52 Katsina United
50 Shooting Stars (R)
49 ABS (R)
43 Gombe United (R)
29 Remo Stars (R)
Group B 2019 (Pts)
38 Akwa United (Q)
37 Kano Pillars (Q)
36 Ifeanyi Ubah (Q)
33 Nasarawa United
31 Abia Warriors
31 Heartland
31 Delta Force[a]
30 Plateau United
30 Gombe United (R)
30 El-Kanemi Warriors (R)
27 Go Round (R)
15 Yobe Desert Stars (R)
53 Wikki Tourist
53 Enugu Rangers
52 Rivers United
52 Katsina United
50 Shooting Stars (R)
49 ABS (R)
43 Gombe United (R)
29 Remo Stars (R)
Championship Playoff 2019
12 Enyimba (C)
11 Kano Pillars
8 Rangers International
6 Akwa United
4 Lobi Stars
0 Ifeanyi Ubah

Q = Qualified for Playoff

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