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Benin Premier League

The Benin Premier League, also called Championnat National du Bénin in French, is the highest football division in Benin. The league was held in 1969 for the first time. Currently, it is composed of 14 clubs playing a double round-robin tournament. The winner of the Premier League earns a place in the CAF Champions League. The last two clubs are relegated to Second Division which is composed of 11 teams.

Benin Premier League
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toBenin Second Division
Domestic cup(s)Benin Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current championsBuffles du Borgou FC
Most championshipsAS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé (12)
2018–19 Benin Premier League

Clubs 2016Edit

Previous champions[1]Edit

Performance by club[1]Edit

Champion RankingsEdit

Note: There were no champions in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009. The championship was abandoned in 2004, 2010/11 2014/15 & 2015/16.

Season Champion Runner Up
1969 FAD Cotonou
1970 AS Porto-Novo
1971 AS Cotonou
1972 AS Porto-Novo
1973 AS Porto-Novo
1974 Étoile Sportive Porto-Novo
1975 no competition
1976 no competition
1977 no competition
1978 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1979 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1980 Buffles FC
1981 Ajijas Cotonou
1982 Dragons de l'Ouémé Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1983 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1984 Lions de l'Atacora
1985 Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1986 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1987 Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1988 no competition
1989 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1990 Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1991 Postel Sport FC
1992 Buffles FC
1993 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1994 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1995 Toffa Cotonou
1996 Mogas 90 FC Dragons de l'Ouémé
1997 Mogas 90 FC Dragons de l'Ouémé
1998 Dragons de l'Ouémé Mogas 90 FC
1999 Dragons de l'Ouémé Mogas 90 FC
2000 no official championship
2001 no official championships
2002 Dragons de l'Ouémé Requins de l'Atlantique FC
2003 Dragons de l'Ouémé Buffles FC
2004 abandoned
2005/06 Mogas 90 FC Dragons de l'Ouémé
2007 Tonnerre d'Abomey Soleil FC
2008/09 transitional championship, declared invalid
2009/10 AS Port autonome de Cotonou Buffles de Borgou
2010/11 abandoned
2011/12 AS Port autonome de Cotonou Tonnerre FC
2012/13 Jeunesse Athlétique du Plateau
2013/14 Buffles de Borgou Panthères de Djougou
2014/15 abandoned
2015/16 abandoned
2016/17 Buffles de Borgou Energie FC


  1. ^ a b Boesenberg, Eric; Bovi Diogo, Julio. "Benin - List of Champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.

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