National Premier League
|Number of teams||12|
|Levels 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
|Most championships||Portmore United
(5 titles each)
The National Premier League, also known as the Jamaican National Premier League and, for sponsorship purposes, the Red Stripe Premier League or previously the Digicel Premier League or Wray and Nephew National Premier League, is the first division football league in the nation of Jamaica. Twelve teams currently compete in the league.
The National Premier League was formed in 1973 to serve as the top tier of Jamaican professional football. To date, the NPL has produced three Caribbean championships, won by Portmore United (2005) and Harbour View (2004 & 2007).
The competition is divided in three stages in which every team plays another once; after the third stage (i.e. after 33 games) the top six teams will be placed in one group and the bottom six in another. The top six teams will play against each other in the fourth round, with the top team being crowned champions. The bottom six teams will also only play against each other with no chance of winning the title. The bottom 2 are then relegated and 2 teams from a play-off of the 4 regional league winners are promoted.
The top two teams from the league qualify for the CFU Club Championship, and the bottom two are relegated at the end of the season. NPL teams are also eligible to compete in the regional championship, the CONCACAF Champions League, by earning a top 3 finish in the CFU Club Championship.
A total of 12 teams contest the league in its current season, including 10 sides from the 2013–14 season and two promoted from the 2013–14 National Play Off.
|Montego Bay United (Defending Champions)|
|Sporting Central Academy|
|2002–03||Roen Nelson||Hazard United||19|
|2003–04||Fabian Taylor||Harbour View||19|
|2004–05||Christopher Nicholas||Tivoli Gardens||25|
|2007–08||Roen Nelson||Portmore United||16|
|2008–09||Devon Hodges||Rivoli United||24|
|2009–10||Devon Hodges||Rivoli United||18|
|2010–11||Kirk Ramsey||Arnett Gardens||17|
- Red Stripe to serve Jamaica better through football - Sporting Eagle
- KSAFA teams strong challengers for DPL title - Jamaica Observer