Northern Ireland Football League Champions

Northern Ireland Football League Champions

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Table lists the Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) Champions from season 1890-91 to season 2019-20. NIFL top tier is The Irish Premiership or Danske Bank Premiership due to sponsorship. Until 2013 the highest league was called It was formerly called the IFA Premiership.
Linfield are the 2019-20 Irish Premiership Champions. Linfield and Rangers have won more National League Championships than any other club in the world.
The Irish Football Association was the first in the world to introduce penalty kicks in September 1890.

Northern Ireland Premiership Champions by Year

Year Champions 1891-1936 Year Champions 1937-1982 Year Champions 1983-2020
1891 Linfield 1937 Belfast Celtic 1983 Linfield
1892 Linfield 1938 Belfast Celtic 1984 Linfield
1893 Linfield 1939 Belfast Celtic 1985 Linfield
1894 Glentoran 1940 Belfast Celtic 1986 Linfield
1895 Linfield 1941 ABANDONED 1987 Linfield
1896 Distillery 1942 ABANDONED 1988 Glentoran
1897 Glentoran 1943 ABANDONED 1989 Linfield
1898 Linfield 1944 ABANDONED 1990 Portadown
1899 Distillery 1945 ABANDONED 1991 Portadown
1900 Belfast Celtic 1946 ABANDONED 1992 Glentoran
1901 Distillery 1947 ABANDONED 1993 Linfield
1902 Linfield 1948 Belfast Celtic 1994 Linfield
1903 Distillery 1949 Linfield 1995 Crusaders
1904 Linfield 1950 Linfield 1996 Portadown
1905 Glentoran 1951 Glentoran 1997 Crusaders
1906 Cliftonville & Distillery 1952 Glentoran 1998 Cliftonville
1907 Linfield 1953 Glentoran 1999 Glentoran
1908 Linfield 1954 Linfield 2000 Linfield
1909 Linfield 1955 Linfield 2001 Linfield
1910 Cliftonville 1956 Linfield 2002 Portadown
1911 Linfield 1957 Glenavon 2003 Glentoran
1912 Glentoran 1958 Ards 2004 Linfield
1913 Glentoran 1959 Linfield 2005 Glentoran
1914 Linfield 1960 Glenavon 2006 Linfield
1915 Belfast Celtic 1961 Linfield 2007 Linfield
1916 ABANDONED 1962 Linfield 2008 Linfield
1917 ABANDONED 1963 Distillery 2009 Glentoran
1918 ABANDONED 1964 Glentoran 2010 Linfield
1919 ABANDONED 1965 Derry City 2011 Linfield
1920 Belfast Celtic 1966 Linfield 2012 Linfield
1921 Glentoran 1967 Glentoran 2013 Cliftonville
1922 Linfield 1968 Glentoran 2014 Cliftonville
1923 Linfield 1969 Linfield 2015 Crusaders
1924 Queen's Island 1970 Glentoran 2016 Crusaders
1925 Glentoran 1971 Linfield 2017 Linfield
1926 Belfast Celtic 1972 Glentoran 2018 Crusaders
1927 Belfast Celtic 1973 Crusaders 2019 Linfield
1928 Belfast Celtic 1974 Coleraine 2020 Linfield
1929 Belfast Celtic 1975 Linfield
1930 Linfield 1976 Crusaders
1931 Glentoran 1977 Glentoran
1932 Linfield 1978 Linfield
1933 Belfast Celtic 1979 Linfield
1934 Linfield 1980 Linfield
1935 Linfield 1981 Glentoran
1936 Belfast Celtic 1982 Linfield

Northern Ireland Champions Total Wins and 2019-20 Points

The 2019-20 Season ended early due to COVID-19 pandemic. Every club played 31 of the 38 competitions.

N. Ireland Champions (12 clubs) Premier League 2019-20 (Pts)
Linfield 54 Linfield (C) 69
Glentoran 24 Coleraine 65
Belfast Celtic 14 Crusaders 59
Distillery 5.5 Cliftonville 59
Crusaders 7 Glentoran 58
Cliftonville 4.5 Larne 56
Portadown 4 Glenavon 35
Glenavon 2 Carrick Rangers 32
Ards 1 Dungannon Swifts 30
Coleraine 1 Ballymena United 27
Derry City 1 Warrenpoint Town 18
Queen's Island 1 Institute (R) 15
Total Championships 118 Final Table
1906 – Shared after two drawn play-offs

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