Premier League of Belize

The Premier League of Belize is the highest competitive football league in Belize. It was founded on 28 December 2011[1] after the merger between the Belize Premier Football League and the Super League of Belize.

Premier League of Belize
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Founded28 December 2011; 10 years ago (2011-12-28)
Country Belize
ConfederationCONCACAF
Number of teams7
Level on pyramid1
International cup(s)CONCACAF League
Current championsVerdes
(2021–22 Opening)
Most championshipsBelmopan Bandits (9)
Websitepremierleagueofbelize.com
Current: 2019–20 Premier League of Belize

HistoryEdit

The formation of the league was a combination of Belize’s suspension by FIFA[2] and the Belize Premier Football League withdrawing from the Football Federation of Belize.[3] It was decided that a brand new top league was to be formed, the winner of which would represent Belize in the CONCACAF Champions League.

OfficialsEdit

On 6 January 2012 the current President of the League was announced as Jaime O. Perdomo, Jr, the Vice-President as Al Westby and the members being Celso Carcamo, Wilhelm Miguel and Onan McLean.[4]

Subsequently, on 31 January 2012, The recently elected Executive announced that it had appointed Reynaldo Malik as the League's General Secretary.

Current Teams (2019–20 Closing Season)Edit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Belmopan Bandits Belmopan Isidoro Beaton Stadium 2,500
Verdes FC San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium 2,000
Altitude FC Independence Michael Ashcroft Stadium 2,000
Placencia Assassins Placencia Placencia Football Field 1,000
Freedom Fighters Dangriga Victor Sanchez Union Field 1,500
Wagiya SC Dangriga Carl Ramos Stadium 3,500
Belize Defence Force FC Belize City MCC Grounds 2,000
San Pedro Pirates FC San Pedro Ambergris Stadium 1,500

League championsEdit

Season Champions Runner-Up
2012 Placencia Assassins Police United
2012–13 O Belmopan Bandits Police United
2012–13 C Police United FC Belize
2013–14 O Belmopan Bandits FC Belize
2013–14 C Belmopan Bandits Police United
2014–15 O Belmopan Bandits Police United
2014–15 C Verdes Belmopan Bandits
2015–16 O Police United Verdes
2015–16 C Belmopan Bandits Placencia Assassins
2016–17 O Belmopan Bandits Belize Defence Force
2016–17 C Belmopan Bandits Verdes
2017–18 O Verdes Belmopan Bandits
2017–18 C Belmopan Bandits Belize Defence Force
2018–19 O Belmopan Bandits Verdes
2018–19 C San Pedro Pirates Belmopan Bandits
2019–20 O Verdes Belmopan Bandits
2019–20 C Season cancelled

Titles by teamEdit

Team Champions Runner-Up
Belmopan Bandits 9 4
Verdes 3 3
Police United 2 4
Placencia Assassins 1 1
San Pedro Pirates 1 0
Belize Defence Force 0 2
FC Belize 0 2

AwardsEdit

Top 5 all-time scorersEdit

Rank Player Team(s) Goals*
1   Daniel Jimenez Belize Defence Force
Belmopan Bandits
Police United
73
2   Jarret Davis FC Belize
Verdes
71
3   Jeromy James Belmopan Bandits
FC Belize
Verdes
69
4   Alexander Peters Freedom Fighters
Placencia Assassins
58
5   Georgie Welcome Belmopan Bandits 53

* Includes playoff goals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FFB electoral committee on "Top League" elections". Amandala Online. January 10, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "FIFA suspends Belize". Amandala Online. June 21, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "BPFL confirms withdrawal from FFB". Amandala Online. May 13, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "FFB electoral committee on "Top League" elections". Amandala Online. January 10, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2013.

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