The League continued to be organised by Conselho de Desportos till the season of 1958-59, Clube de Desportos de Vasco da Gama taking the title that year. In 1959, Goa Football Association was established as the official administrative body of football and from that season onwards the league was conducted by GFA. The 1959-60 League was conducted by the GFA and Clube Independente de Margao emerged champions.
Until the 1968-69 season there was no Senior League. The First Division League was considered Senior. The GFA introduced the Senior Division League in 1969-70, which was topmost of Division football. But the league was later abandoned.
In 1970-71 season, apart from the Senior Division League, there came into existence the first division league which was split into two groups, namely the North Zone and South Zone. While the North Zone consisted of teams from Ilhas and Bardez the South Zone accommodated teams from Mormugao and Salcete. From the around 24 teams in the Second Division, just one make it to the First Division League. While there are around 60 teams battling it out in the Third Division, of which two teams are fortunate enough to make it to the next stage. Subsequently, the teams finishing at the bottom of their respective pool, are relegated to other divisions.
In 1977 the Goa Football Association introduced the Super League in the season of 1977-78, with Salgaocar Sports Club clinching the title. With football, globally, continuing to develop at a fast pace, the Goa Football Association, though better late than never, thought it was time to push the game onto another platform. Goa emerged as the first State ever in the country, to go professional with the game and till date it remains the only State in the country, where the status of the game is professional. The first Professional League was launched in the 1998-99 season. The five top teams of the 1997-98 Super League - Churchill Brothers Sports Club, Salgaocar Sports Club, Dempo Sports Club, Vasco Sports Club and VLM Sports Club - automatically qualified for the Pro League which is being sponsored by Shaw Wallace under their flagship brand product, Director Special whisky. The Professional league will have six teams from the 2000-2001 season, after the GFA thought it wise to increase the number and increase the competitiveness factor.
1951-52 Clube Desportivo Chinchinim 1952-53 Sporting Clube de Goa 1953-54 Clube de Desportos de Vasco da Gama 1954-55 Associacao Desportiva de Velha Goa 1955-56 Clube de Desportos de Vasco da Gama 1956-57 Associacao Desportiva de Velha Goa 1957-58 Grupo Desportivo da Policia 1958-59 Clube de Desportos de Vasco da Gama 1959-60 Clube Independente de Margao 1960-61 Clube Desportivo Salgaocar 1962-63 Salgaocar Sports Club 1963-64 Salgaocar Sports Club 1964-65 Vasco Sports Club 1965-66 Salgaocar Sports Club 1966-67 Vasco Sports Club 1967-68 Sesa Goa Sports Club 1968-69 Vasco Sports Club 1969-70 League Unfinished 1970-71 League Unfinished 1971-72 Dempo Sports Club 1972-73 Sesa Goa Sports Club 1973-74 Dempo Sports Club 1974-75 Salgaocar Sports Club 1975-76 not held due to national emergency 1976-77 not held due to national emergency 1977-78 Salgaocar Sports Club 1978-79 Dempo Sports Club 1979-80 Dempo Sports Club 1980-81 Dempo Sports Club 1981-82 Salgaocar Sports Club 1982-83 Salgaocar Sports Club 1983-84 Dempo Sports Club 1984-85 Salgaocar Sports Club 1985-86 Salgaocar Sports Club 1986-87 Dempo Sports Club 1987-88 Dempo Sports Club 1988-89 Salgaocar Sports Club 1989-90 MRF Sports Foundation 1990-91 Salgaocar Sports Club 1991-92 MRF Sports Foundation 1992-93 Salgaocar Sports Club 1993-94 Dempo Sports Club 1994-95 Salgaocar Sports Club 1995-96 Churchill Brothers SC 1996-97 Churchill Brothers SC 1997-98 Churchill Brothers SC Goa Professional League 1998 Salgaocar Sports Club 1999 Churchill Brothers SC 2000 Churchill Brothers SC 2001 Churchill Brothers SC 2002 Salgaocar Sports Club 2003 Salgaocar Sports Club 2004 Salgaocar Sports Club 2005 Dempo Sports Club 2006 Sporting Clube de Goa 2007 Dempo Sports Club 2008 Churchill Brothers SC 2009 Dempo Sports Club 2010 Dempo Sports Club 2011 Salgaocar Sports Club Number of Wins: 19 Salgaocar Sports Club 13 Dempo Sports Club 7 Churchill Brothers SC 6 Vasco Sports Club 2 Associacao Desportiva de Velha Goa 2 MRF Sports Foundation 2 Sesa Goa Sports Club 2 Sporting Clube de Goa 1 Clube Desportivo Chinchinim 1 Clube Independente de Margao 1 Grupo Desportivo da Policia
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