Odisha Women's League
The Odisha Women's League, previously known as FAO Women's League, is the women's top division football league of Odisha. The league is the among the existing top tier women's football leagues in India. The league is organised every year by the apex football governing body of Odisha, i.e., the Football Association of Odisha (FAO), in association with the Department of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) of the Government of Odisha. It is currently contested by 6 clubs across the state.
|Founded||15 August 2011|
|Confederation||AIFF (India) |
|Number of teams||6|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Promotion to||Indian Women's League|
|Current champions||Rising Students Club |
|Most championships||East Coast Railway |
Rising Students Club
|Current: 2020–21 Odisha Women's League|
Since the inception of the Odisha Women's League, a total of four clubs have been crowned champions. East Coast Railway and Rising Students Club have won the most titles in league history, being crowned champions thrice. Chand Club and SAI-STC has won it once.
Odisha Women's League was brought up as AT Group Women's Football League in the year 2011 as Odisha's premier level women's football league. The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) introduced the league system to provide a platform for women to showcase their footballing abilities. The league system eventually continued to be a hit among the footballing enthusiasts of Odisha. Footballing talents from the FAO Women's League are recruited in the Odisha women's football team, and eventually in India women's national football team.
On 27 February 2021, during the press meet and jersey launch ceremony for the 2020-21 season, the league was rechristened as Odisha Women's League. The ceremony took place in the presence of Principal Secretary of Department of Sports and Youth Services, Vishal Kumar Dev, and Honorary Secretary of Football Association of Odisha (FAO) at the Kalinga Stadium.
|Bidanasi Club||2018–19||DNP||League Stage|
|Chand Club||2011||DNP||Champions (2011)|
|Chauliaganj Club||2011||DNP||League Stage|
|East Coast Railway||2012||League Stage||Champions (2012, 2015, 2019–20)|
|Mangala Club||2011||DNP||Runners-Up (2013)|
|Morning Club||2011||DNP||League Stage|
|Odisha Government Press||2020–21||League Stage||League Stage|
|Odisha Police||2011||League Stage||Runners-Up (2018–19, 2019–20)|
|Odisha Sports Hostel||2013||League Stage||Runners-Up (2015, 2017)|
|Radha Gobinda Club||2011||DNP||League Stage|
|Radha Raman Club||2011||DNP||Runners-Up (2011)|
|Rising Students Club||2011||League Stage||Champions (2013, 2017, 2020–21)|
|SAI-STC Cuttack||2017||League Stage||Champions (2018–19)|
|Sunrise Club||2011||DNP||League Stage|
|Sunshine Club||2011||DNP||League Stage|
|2011||Chand Club||Radha Raman Club|
|2012||East Coast Railway||Chand Club|
|2013||Rising Students Club||Mangala Club|
|2015||East Coast Railway||Sports Hostel (Odisha)|
|2017||Rising Students Club||Sports Hostel (Odisha)|
|2019–20||East Coast Railway||Odisha Police|
|2020–21||Rising Students Club||East Coast Railway|
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