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 2021-22. 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 2021-22 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. Irish League Winners are listed in chronological order. 

Northern Ireland Premiership Winners by Year

YearChampions 1891-1936YearChampions 1937-1982YearChampions 1983-2020
1891Linfield1937Belfast Celtic1983Linfield
1892Linfield1938Belfast Celtic1984Linfield
1893Linfield1939Belfast Celtic1985Linfield
1894Glentoran1940Belfast Celtic1986Linfield
1895Linfield1941ABANDONED1987Linfield
1896Distillery1942ABANDONED1988Glentoran
1897Glentoran1943ABANDONED1989Linfield
1898Linfield1944ABANDONED1990Portadown
1899Distillery1945ABANDONED1991Portadown
1900Belfast Celtic1946ABANDONED1992Glentoran
1901Distillery1947ABANDONED1993Linfield
1902Linfield1948Belfast Celtic1994Linfield
1903Distillery1949Linfield1995Crusaders
1904Linfield1950Linfield1996Portadown
1905Glentoran1951Glentoran1997Crusaders
1906 Cliftonville & Distillery1952Glentoran1998Cliftonville
1907Linfield1953Glentoran1999Glentoran
1908Linfield1954Linfield2000Linfield
1909Linfield1955Linfield2001Linfield
1910Cliftonville1956Linfield2002Portadown
1911Linfield1957Glenavon2003Glentoran
1912Glentoran1958Ards2004Linfield
1913Glentoran1959Linfield2005Glentoran
1914Linfield1960Glenavon2006Linfield
1915Belfast Celtic1961Linfield2007Linfield
1916ABANDONED1962Linfield2008Linfield
1917ABANDONED1963Distillery2009Glentoran
1918ABANDONED1964Glentoran2010Linfield
1919ABANDONED1965Derry City2011Linfield
1920Belfast Celtic1966Linfield2012Linfield
1921Glentoran1967Glentoran2013Cliftonville
1922Linfield1968Glentoran2014Cliftonville
1923Linfield1969Linfield2015Crusaders
1924Queen's Island1970Glentoran2016Crusaders
1925Glentoran1971Linfield2017Linfield
1926Belfast Celtic1972Glentoran2018Crusaders
1927Belfast Celtic1973Crusaders2019Linfield
1928Belfast Celtic1974Coleraine2020Linfield
1929Belfast Celtic1975Linfield2021Linfield
1930Linfield1976Crusaders2022Linfield
1931Glentoran1977Glentoran
1932Linfield1978Linfield
1933Belfast Celtic1979Linfield
1934Linfield1980Linfield
1935Linfield1981Glentoran
1936Belfast Celtic1982Linfield

Northern Ireland Champions Total Wins and 2021-22 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 2021-22 (Pts)
Linfield56Linfield (C)83
Glentoran24Cliftonville82
Belfast Celtic14Glentoran71
Distillery5.5Crusaders68
Crusaders7Larne (O)62
Cliftonville4.5Coleraine51
Portadown4Glenavon54
Glenavon2Ballymena United53
Ards1Dungannon Swifts35
Coleraine1Carrick Rangers34
Derry City1Portadown (O)25
Queen's Island1Warrenpoint Town (R)21
Total Championships120Final Table
1906 – Shared after two drawn play-offs

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