Príncipe Island League

Príncipe Island League[1] is the top division of the São Toméan Football Federation for the Príncipe Island. The league consists only a single tier and features six clubs. GD Os Operários is the current championship winner which won a total of five titles and is now the only club with the most titles numbering five.

Príncipe Island League
Founded1985
RegionSão Tomé and Príncipe Príncipe (and its surroundings), São Tomé and Príncipe
Number of teams6
Promotion toSão Tomé and Príncipe Championship
Domestic cup(s)Príncipe Island Cup
Current championsFC Porto Real
(2018)

Since 2011, every single club on the island has a regional championship title.

HistoryEdit

The first edition took place in 1985. Cancellations occurred first to financial problems and only a few clubs that time, from 1986 to 1988, then from 1991 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1997. A few more cancellations occurred from 2004 to 2005, 2008 and there were no single season in 2010.

In 2009, two clubs shared the most number of championship titles and were GD Os Operários and Sundy, in 2014, it was three with Porto Real's win and Sporting Principe in 2016 which made it to four. In 2017, Os Operários again became the only club to possess the most titles with five. Sundy, Porto Real and Sporting Príncipe are now second in title totals with four each.

Príncipe Island League - Clubs 2017Edit

Previous winnersEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Winning Years
GD Os Operários 5 1990, 1993, 1998, 2004, 2017
FC Porto Real 5 1985, 1999, 2013, 2014, 2018
Sporting Clube do Príncipe 4 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
GD Sundy 4 1989, 2001, 2002, 2009
1º de Maio 1 2003
UDAPB 1 2007

Performance by areaEdit

Club Winners Winning Years
Santo António 9 1990, 1993, 1998, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
Porto Real 5 1985, 1999, 2013, 2014, 2018
Sundy 4 1989, 2001, 2002, 2009
Novo Estrela 1 2003
Picão 1 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Principe Island League". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
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