Myanmar Premier League

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Myanmar Premier League
Country  Myanmar
Confederation AFC
Founded 1996; 18 years ago (1996)
Folded 2009; 5 years ago (2009)
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Myanmar Premier League Cup
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
AFC Cup
Last champions Finance and Revenue
Most championships Finance and Revenue (11)

The Myanmar Premier League (since 2005 simply Myanmar League) was the top division of Burmese football in Myanmar from 1996 to 2009. The league consisted of Yangon-based football clubs, made up mostly of clubs run by various government ministries plus a few private football clubs. Founded in 1996, the league was an attempt to reform the Burma First Division football, which consisted of all government ministry run football clubs, by allowing private football clubs. Nonetheless, the Yangon-based league never gained traction with Burmese fans, and has been replaced by the Myanmar National League, the country's first ever professional league since March 2009. Finance and Revenue was the most successful club in the history of MPL, winning a total of 11 out of 13 championships.

History[edit]

For the 2005/06 season, the league was renamed from Myanmar Premier League to Myanmar League in an effort to become a professional league.[1] Matches so far played on random days throughout the week were only played on weekend from that point onwards.

Previous winners[edit]

Previous winners are:[2]

Seasons[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myanmar edges towards pro football". Myanmar Times. myanmar.com. August 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Myanmar - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Customs retain ML title in photo finish". Myanmar Times. March 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Commerce snatch title with draw". Myanmar Times. February–March 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2011.