Nigeria Champions

Lagos League
founded 1931 (according to another source, Diamond FC won the first edition 1923);
additional information on 1923-1945;
Railway won numerous Lagos League and Governors Cup trophies in the 1940s
and 1950s, becoming the most successful club in Lagos

National League/Nigeria Football League
additional information on 1972-1979
1972    Mighty Jets (Jos)
1973    Bendel Insurance (Benin City)
1974    Rangers International (Enugu)
1975    Rangers International (Enugu)
1976    IICC Shooting Stars (Ibadan)
1977      none
1978    Racca Rovers (Kano)
1979    Bendel Insurance (Benin City)
1980    IICC Shooting Stars (Ibadan)
1981    Rangers International (Enugu)
1982    Rangers International (Enugu)
1983    IICC Shooting Stars (Ibadan)
1984    Rangers International (Enugu)
1985    New Nigeria Bank (Benin City)
1986    Leventis United (Ibadan)
1987    Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)
1988    Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)
1989    Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)
1990    Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)
1991    Julius Berger (Lagos)
1992    Stationery Stores (Lagos)
1993    Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri)
1994    BCC Lions (Gboko)
1995    3SC Shooting Stars (Ibadan)
1996    Udoji United FC (Awka)
1997    Eagle Cement (Port Harcourt)
1998    3SC Shooting Stars (Ibadan)
1999    Lobi Stars FC (Makurdi) 
2000    Julius Berger (Lagos)
2001    Enyimba (Aba)
2002    Enyimba (Aba)
2003    Enyimba (Aba)
2004    Dolphin (Port Harcourt)  
2005    Enyimba (Aba)
2006    Ocean Boys FC (Brass)
2007    Enyimba (Aba)
2008    Kano Pillars
2009    Bayelsa United FC (Yenagoa)
2010    Enyimba (Aba)
2011    Dolphin (Port Harcourt)  
2012    Kano Pillars
2013    Kano Pillars 
2014    Kano Pillars 

Number of Titles (42)

 6  Enyimba (Aba)

 5  Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Owerri) [now called Heartland FC]
    Rangers International (Enugu)
    Shooting Stars (Ibadan)

 4  Kano Pillars

 3  Dolphin (Port Harcourt) [includes Eagle Cement (Port Harcourt)]

 2  Bendel Insurance (Benin City)
    Julius Berger (Lagos) 

 1  Bayelsa United FC (Yenagoa)
    BCC Lions (Gboko) 
    Leventis United (Ibadan) 
    Lobi Stars FC (Makurdi) 
    Mighty Jets (Jos) 
    New Nigeria Bank (Benin City)
    Ocean Boys FC (Brass)
    Racca Rovers (Kano) 
    Stationery Stores (Lagos)
    Udoji United FC (Awka)

NB: Enugu Rangers are often credited with the 1977 title as well.  They entered
    the 1978 CAF Champions's Cup as Nigerian representatives in spite of losing
    a coin toss for first place in the league to Stationery Stores.  It appears
    the title was not officially awarded.


Second Level Champions

1991    El-Kanemi Warriors (Maiduguri)
1992      not known (Concord or Sharks)
1993    Enyimba (Aba)
1994    Eagle Cement (Port Harcourt)
1995      not known (Kano Pillars or Jasper United)
1996    Niger Tornadoes (Minna)   
1997    Kwara United (Ilorin)
1998    Kwara Stars (Ilorin)
1999    Udoji United (Akwa)
2000    El-Kanemi Warriors (Maiduguri)
2001    Sunshine Stars (Akure) 
2002    Dolphin (Port Harcourt)	
2003    Mighty Jets (Jos)
2004    Nasarawa United (Lafia)
2005      not known (Kaduna United, Ranchers Bees, Bayelsa United or Ocean Boys)
2006    Zamfara United 
2007    Sunshine Stars (Akure) 
2008    Warri Wolves  
2009    Dolphin (Port Harcourt)	
2010    Crown (Ogbomosho)
2011    Wikki Tourists (Bauchi)
2012    Nembe City FC
2013    Giwa FC (Jos) 


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