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The Telekom S-League, commonly known as just the Solomon Islands S-League or more simply the S-League for sponsorship reasons, is a semi professional league and the top division of the Solomon Islands Football Federation. It was known as the Solomon Islands National Club Championship from 2000 until 2010, when the official name was changed.[1]

Telekom S-League
Telekom S-League (Solomon Islands).png
Founded2000
CountrySolomon Islands
ConfederationOFC
Number of teams8
International cup(s)OFC Champions League
Current championsSolomon Warriors
Most championshipsKoloale FC Honiara
Solomon Warriors
(4 titles)
Websitesiff.com.sb
2019 Solomon Islands S-League

FormatEdit

In the current season, 2016, all teams compete in a round robin, where the team that ends at the first place are crowned champions. Together with the second-placed team, they qualify for the OFC Champions League. The bottom team is then relegated to the Second Division, while the best performing team from that league is promoted to this league.

HistoryEdit

Interprovincial Tournament (1977-1985)Edit

This tournament had begun the early football in Solomon Islands. It was held by the FA of the Solomon Islands.

National Club Championship (2000–10)Edit

The Solomon Islands S-League was founded in 2000, with Koloale taking out the first premiership title. The final championship was the 2009–10 season, with the next season renamed to the Telekom S-League.[2]

The Knockout Championship (2011–12)Edit

All teams of the league played a knockout tournament after the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, called the Knockout Championship. The winners of both competitions played a two legged play-off for a place in the OFC Champions League. In the case of the 2011–12 season play-off, Solomon Warriors won both these competitions and automatically qualified. The 8-team competition was abandoned in the 2013–14 season due to the increase of teams from 8 to 9.

Telekom S-League (2010–present)Edit

In 2011, the competition was renamed to the Telekom S-League.[3] Marist, Koloale, Kossa, Solomon Warriors, Makuru, Hana, Western United and Fasi Roos participated in the initial season of the new league. [4] The first inaugural S-League was won by Koloale.

TeamsEdit

Previous WinnersEdit

National Club Championship [5]
Season Winner
2000 Laugu United
2001 Koloale
2002 Koloale
2003 Koloale
2004 Central Realas
2006 Marist Fire
2006–07 Kossa
2007–08 Koloale
2008–09 Marist Fire
2009–10 Koloale
Telekom S-League
Season Winner
2010–11 Koloale
2011–12 Solomon Warriors
2013–14 Solomon Warriors
2014–15 Western United
2015–16 Western United
2016 Marist Fire
2017–18 Solomon Warriors
2018 Solomon Warriors
Knockout Championship
Season Winner
2011 Solomon Warriors
2012 Solomon Warriors
2017–18 Solomon Warriors
Champions League Play-off
Season Winner Runner-up
2011 Koloale [6] Solomon Warriors
2012 Solomon Warriors
Regular season (qualify for Champions League)
Season Winner
2015–16 Solomon Warriors

PerformancesEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Winning years
Koloale 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11
Solomon Warriors 4 2011–12, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018
Marist Fire 3 2005–06, 2008–09, 2016
Western United 2 2014–15, 2015–16
Central Realas 1 2004
Kossa 1 2006–07
Laugu United 1 2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Solomon Islands - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Category: Telekom S-League". Solomon Football. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Telekom S-League kicks off Saturday". Solomon Islands Football Federation. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  4. ^ "NSL Media Statement". Solomon Islands Football Federation. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Solomon Islands – List of champions". RSSSF. 2011.
  6. ^ "Koloale qualify for third O-League". SIFF. 16 June 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.