Federation Professional League

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Federation Professional League
Country South Africa
Founded 1969
Folded 1990
Most championships Cape Town Spurs (7 titles)

The Federation Professional League (FPL) was a South African football (soccer) league founded in 1969. It was established to allow coloureds and Indian South Africans to participate in a competitive league.

It was established in the wake of the SASL's disbandment in 1967 and was considered a rival to the National Football League which was only available to white South Africans.

Previous winners[edit]

Year Winner[1] Runner-up Third-place
FPL League
1969
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Verulam Suburbs  
1970
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
Mainstay League
1971
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
1972
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Glenville  
1973
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
1974
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
1975
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Berea F.C.  
1976
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
1977
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Swaraj United  
FPL Castle League
1978
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Durban City  
Seven Seas League
1979
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
1980
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Glenville  
1981
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Cape Town Spurs F.C.  
1982
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Glendene  
1983
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Lightbody's Santos  
1984
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Lightbody's Santos  
Quindrink League
1985
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Swaraj United  
La Mercy Beach League
1986
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Lightbody's Santos  
1987
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Lightbody's Santos  
1988
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Lightbody's Santos  
1989
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Battswood F.C.  
1990
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Lightbody's Santos Battswood F.C. Port Elizabeth Blackpool

When the league folded in December 1990, six teams continued for the next season, at the highest level of South African football, known as NSL Castle League. Those six highest ranked teams were: Real Taj, Tongaat Crusaders United, Bosmont Chelsea, Santos, Manning Rangers, Dangerous Darkies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa Cup History". rsssf.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "South Africa 1996". rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 May 2011.