1962 Arsenal [*1] 1963-66 not known [*1] 1967 Pan Am Jets [*1] 1968 not awarded [*2] 1969 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1970 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1971 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1972 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1973 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1974/75 Empire (Gray's Farm) [*3] 1975/76 Supa Stars 1976/77 Supa Stars 1977/78 Five Islands 1978/79 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1979-82 not known 1983 Lion Hill Spliff FC (St. John's) [*4] 1983/84 Villa Lions FC (St. John's) 1984/85 Liberta FC 1985/86 Villa Lions FC (St. John's) 1986/87 Liberta FC 1987/88 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1988/89 not known 1989/90 J and J Construction (Parham) 1990/91 not known 1991/92 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1992/93 not known 1993/94 Lion Hill Spliff FC (St. John's) 1994/95 English Harbour 1995/96 English Harbour 1996/97 English Harbour 1997/98 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1998/99 Empire (Gray's Farm) 1999/00 Empire (Gray's Farm) 2000/01 Empire (Gray's Farm) 2001/02 Parham FC 2002/03 Parham FC 2003/04 Bassa FC (All Saint's) 2004/05 Bassa FC (All Saint's) 2005/06 SAP (Bolans) 2006/07 Bassa FC (All Saint's) 2007/08 Bassa FC (All Saint's) 2008/09 SAP (Bolans) 2009/10 Bassa FC (All Saint's) 2010/11 Parham FC 2011/12 Old Road 2012/13 Old Road 2013/14 SAP (Bolans) Total Number of Titles (where known) 13 Empire (Gray's Farm) [all listed above] [*5] 5 Bassa FC (All Saint's) [all listed above] Five Islands [4 seasons not known] 4 Lion Hill Spliff [2 seasons not known] Parham FC (includes J and J Construction) 3 SAP (Bolans) [all listed above] [*6] 2 Old Road [all listed above] other clubs to have won championships English Harbour (at least 3, see above) Liberta FC (at least 2, see above) [*7] Pan Am Jets (includes Arsenal) (at least 2, see above) [*1] Supa Stars (at least 2, see above) Villa Lions FC (at least 2, see above) Urlings (at least 1; aka Golden Stars) NB: Hoppers FC (Green Bay, founded 1969) never won the league (up to and including the 2013/14 season) [*1] Arsenal renamed Pan Am Jets between 1962 and 1965; in 1962 Arsenal won the league ahead of Atomic and Empire; Empire had beaten Atomic 2-1 in their first ever top level match that season (see note [*5]); Empire finished 4th in 1964 [*2] league ended in a 3-way tie between Antigua Sugar Factory (A.S.F.), Rangers (from Church Lane) and Empire, with Empire having the best goal record; after a playoff between the three teams ended in another dead-heat, Rangers refused to play Empire in a second playoff and the title was not awarded [*3] in 1974/75 Empire won the league-and-cup double, the first club on Antigua to achieve this feat [*4] Empire finished runners-up 1983, losing out to Lion Hill Spliff on goal difference [*5] Empire's 13 titles are the record for Antigua; Empire were formed in 1962 when the existing club Realto Sports Club (founded in the 1950s) changed name to Empire (after the Empire Grocery "on the Bridge"); they were first relegated in 1984 but immediately returned after winning promotion in 1985 [*6] SAP abbreviates Spirit, Attitude & Performance; the club won the First Division on two occasions as well (1989/90 and 1997/98) and two FA Cups (2004/05 and 2008/09) [*7] the club called Liberta FC which won two championships in the late 1980s are apparently not related to the current Liberta SC which were founded on Jan 29, 1991
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