The Elite League, often referred to as GFF Elite League, is the top level of the football system in Guyana. Contested by 10 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation. Top level before GFF Elite League was GFF National Super League.

GFF Elite League
Founded2015
CountryGuyana
ConfederationCONCACAF
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
International cup(s)Caribbean Club Shield
Current championsDefence Force
(2023)
Most championshipsFruta Conquerors
(2 times)
WebsiteGFF Elite League
Current: 2024 GFF Elite League

The competition was formed as the Stag Elite League in 2015 following a hiatus for the 2014-15 season. Its inaugural season consisted of 8 of the 11 FIFA licensed teams from Guyana.[1][2] The league expanded to 10 teams for its second season, but four teams pulled out before the season began.

2023 teams

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Team Location Stadium Capacity
Ann's Grove United Georgetown
Buxton United Buxton Buxton Community Ground 2,000
Den Amstel[3] Uitvlugt
Fruta Conquerors Georgetown Georgetown Football Stadium 2,000
Guyana Defence Force Georgetown Guyana Defence Force Ground 2,000
Guyana Police Force Georgetown
Milerock Linden Mackenzie Sports Club 1,000
Santos Georgetown Georgetown Football Stadium 2,000
Victoria Kings Victoria
Western Tigers Georgetown Georgetown Football Stadium 2,000

Champions

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Ed. Season Champion Runner-up
1
2015–16 Slingerz Alpha United
2
2016–17 Guyana Defence Force Fruta Conquerors
3
2017–18 Fruta Conquerors Guyana Defence Force
4
2019 Fruta Conquerors Western Tigers
2020 Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021
2022 No tournament.
5
2023 Guyana Defence Force Western Tigers

Performance by club (GFF Elite League and GFF National Super League)

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Club City Titles Years
Alpha United Georgetown 5 2009–10, 2010, 2012, 2012–13, 2013–14
Santos Georgetown 3 1990, 1991–92, 1998
Fruta Conquerors Georgetown 3 2000–01, 2017–18, 2019
Guyana Defence Force Georgetown 2 2016-17, 2023.
Topp XX Linden 2 1992, 1997
Wester Tigers Georgetown 1 1994–95
Milerock Linden 1 1995–96
Omai Gold Seekers Bartica 1 1996
Slingerz Vergenoegen 1 2015–16

Top goalscorers

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Rank Player Team Goals
2016-17   Sherwin Caesar Defence Force 10
2017-18   Delon Lanferman Den Amstel 19
2019   Delon Lanferman Den Amstel 9
2023   Nicholas McArthur Police 17
2024   Olvis Mitchell GDF 4

Multiple hat-tricks

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Rank Country Player Hat-tricks
1   Nicholas McArthur 4
2   Akin Baynes 1
  Obumchi Benjamin
  Dorwin George
  Stephen McDonald
  Olvis Mitchell
  Darron Niles
  Junior Redman
  Daniel Wilson
Most hat-tricks by a player in a single season

References

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  1. ^ "Guyana Football Federation announces its Elite League". Kaieteur News. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ Santokie Nagulendran (7 June 2015). "Elite League looks to inject life into Guyanese domestic football". Kaieteur News. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Den Amstel Uitvlugt (2022)". www.national-football-teams.com.
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