Nigeria - List of Foundation Dates

1929        PWD (Lagos)                           [dissolved]
1932        Oduko FC (Ife-Ife)                    [dissolved] 
1937        Hercules FC (Ibadan)                  [dissolved]
            Nigeria Railway FC (Lagos)
1938        Zik's Athletic Club (Lagos)           [dissolved] 
1946        Agric FC (Ibadan)                     [dissolved]  
1950        Oluyole Warriors (Ibadan)
1958        Stationery Stores Wonder FC (Lagos)
1960        Pepsi Cola FC (Ibadan)                [merged 1963 with WNDC Ibadan
                                                   to ICC Shooting Stars]  
1963        ICC Shooting Stars (Ibadan)           [merger of West Nigeria Development
                                                   Company Ibadan and Pepsi Cola FC Ibadan]
1964        CRSN FC (?)
1970        Enugu Rangers International FC
            Sharks FC (Port Harcourt)
1971        Brighton FC (Lagos)                   [dissolved]  
1972        Julius Berger FC (Lagos)
            Bendel Insurance FC (Benin City) 
1973        Lagos Dynamos
1974        Kwara United FC (Ilorin)
1976        Enyimba International FC (Aba)
            Heartland FC (Owerri)                 [founded as Spartans FC Owerri]  
            Alyufsalam Rocks (Ilorin)             [dissolved] 
1977        Niger Tornadoes FC (Minna)
1981        Lobi Stars FC (Makurdi)
1982        BCC Lions (Gboko)                     [founded as Benue Clement Club Lions Gboko]
1988        Dolphin FC (Port Harcourt)            [founded as Eagle Cement Port Harcourt]  
1990        Kano Pillars FC                       [merger of WREKA FC, Kano Golden Stars
                                                   and Bank of the North]  
1993        Bora United SC (Ijero) 
1994        Katsina United FC    
1995        Gombe United FC
            Sunshine Stars FC (Akure) 
1996        Akwa United FC (Uyo)
            Plateau Pyramids SC (Jos)
            Buffaloes FC (Kano) 
1997        Jos University Teaching Hospital FC
            Ibom Stars FC (Akwa) 
1998        FC Abuja                              [founded as Buffalo FC Abuja]
            Gateway FC (Abeokuta)                 [founded as Gateway United FC]  
            Warri Wolves FC                       [founded as Nigerian Ports Authority] 
            Babanawa FC (Anyigba) 
2000        Wikki Tourists FC (Bauchi)
            Bayelsa United FC (Yenagoa) 
2001        Kaduna United FC
            Zamfara United FC (Gusau)
            Makwada FC (Fufore)
            Bussdor United FC (Owerri) 
2002        Ocean Boys FC (Brass)
2005        Nasarawa United FC (Lafia)
            Gabros International FC (Nnewi) 

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Sources: [Akp 85], [Bak 97]

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Author: Hans Schöggl
Last updated: 20 Jul 2010

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