National Premier League

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National Premier League
Red Stripe Premier League Logo.png
Country Jamaica
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 1973
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to KSAFA Super League
South Central Confederation Super League
Eastern Confederation Super League
Western Confederation Super League
Domestic cup(s) JFF Champions Cup
International cup(s) CFU Club Championship
CONCACAF Champions League
Current champions Montego Bay United
(2013–14)
Most championships Portmore United
Santos
Tivoli Gardens
(5 titles each)
Website PremierLeagueJamaica.com
2014–15 season

The National Premier League, also known for sponsorship purposes as the Red Stripe Premier League,[1] is the top division for men's association football in Jamaica. Contested between 12 clubs, the two lowest placed teams are relegated to their corresponding local second division league.[2]

History[edit]

The National Premier League was formed in 1973 to serve as the top tier of Jamaican professional club football. To date, the league has produced three Caribbean champions, Portmore United (2005) and Harbour View (2004 & 2007).[citation needed]

Competition format[edit]

The competition is divided into three stages, with clubs playing each other once during each stage. Following the third stage (33 matches), the teams are divided into two groups based on point totals and enter the fourth round of league play. The top six clubs contend for the championship, with the bottom six teams fighting to avoid relegation. The bottom two finishers are replaced the next season by the top two finishers of the second division regional playoffs.

The top two finishers in a given season qualify for the CFU Club Championship, a regional club tournament held each spring. A top three finish in the CFU Club Championship is the only route for Jamaican teams to enter the CONCACAF Champions League.

Clubs[edit]

A total of 12 teams contest the league in the current season, including 10 sides from the 2013–14 season and two promoted from the 2013–14 National Play-off.

Club City Stadium
Arnett Gardens Kingston Tony Spaulding Sports Complex
Barbican Kingston University Sports Complex
Boys' Town Kingston Collie Smith Drive Sporting Complex
Cavalier Kingston Stadium East Field
Harbour View Kingston Harbour View Stadium
Humble Lions May Pen Effortville Community Centre
Montego Bay United Montego Bay Catherine Hall Stadium
Reno Savanna-la-Mar Frome Sports Club
Rivoli United Spanish Town Prison Oval
Sporting Central Academy Clarendon Park Juici Park
Tivoli Gardens Kingston Railway Oval
Waterhouse Kingston Waterhouse Stadium

Champions[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-Up Championship Seasons

Santos

5
1
1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80

Portmore United

5
3
1992–93, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12

Tivoli Gardens

5
4
1982–83, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2011–12

Harbour View

4
5
1999–00, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2012–13

Boys' Town

3
5
1983–84, 1985–86, 1988–89

Reno

3
3
1989–90, 1990–91, 1994–95

Arnett Gardens

3
3
1977–78, 2000–01, 2001–02

Montego Bay United

3
4
1986–87, 1996–97, 2013–14

Violet Kickers

2
0
1993–94, 1995–96

Waterhouse

2
4
1997–98, 2005–06

Wadadah

2
0
1987–88, 1991–92

Jamaica Defence Force

1
0
1984–85

Cavalier

1
3
1980–81

Note: No championship was awarded for the 1978-79 and 1981-82 seasons.

Source: RSSSF

Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Team Goals
2002–03 Jamaica Roen Nelson Hazard United 19
2003–04 Jamaica Fabian Taylor Harbour View 19
2004–05 Jamaica Christopher Nicholas Tivoli Gardens 25
2005–06 Jamaica Kevin Lamey Waterhouse 22
2006–07 Jamaica Irvino English Waterhouse 18
2007–08 Jamaica Roen Nelson Portmore United 16
2008–09 Jamaica Devon Hodges Rivoli United 24
2009–10 Jamaica Devon Hodges Rivoli United 18
2010–11 Jamaica Kirk Ramsey Arnett Gardens 17
2011–12 Jamaica Jermaine Anderson Waterhouse 14
2012–13 Jamaica Jermaine Anderson Waterhouse 21
2013–14 Jamaica Brian Brown Harbour View 19

External links and References[edit]