M*League Division 1

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M*League Division 1
M*League.jpg
Country  Northern Mariana Islands
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2005[1]
Divisions M*League
Number of teams 8
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to M*League Division 2
Current champions IFC Wild Bills (3rd title)
(2013–14)
Most championships Inter Godfather's[2] (4 titles)
Website www.nmifa.com
2013–14 M*League Division 1

The M*League is the top level football competition of the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association. It was an invitational league in the Northern Mariana Islands. The league has operated since 2005[1] and grew to include eight teams in the 2010 competition.[3] On 2 August 2012 the competition was re-branded as the M*League following the suit of many other AFC national competitions.

Current clubs (2013)[edit]

In 2008, eight teams played in the league:[4] In September 2012 the NMIFA officially launched a two tier completion. It was announced that in the inaugural season there would 5 teams in Division 1 and 4 teams in Division 2.

Division 1[edit]

Club
IFC Wild Bills
Inter Godfather's
Kanoa FC
KFAS
Mantansa FC
MP United
Paire FC
Tan Holdings FC

Division 2[edit]

Club
Shirley's FC
Sun Palace FC
Thundercats FC
WNT FC

Previous winners[edit]

Champions so far are:[2]

Northern Mariana Invitational Championship[edit]

M*League Division 1[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

  • Note: 2007-2010 top goalscorers for Northern Mariana Invitational Championship.
Year Top scorer Team Goals
2007 Japan Masatoshi Otsuka[5] Fiesta Inter Saipan
2009 Northern Mariana Islands Joe Wang Miller MP United 23[6]
2010 Northern Mariana Islands Joe Wang Miller MP United 15[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "about the NMIFA". NMIFA. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Northern Marianas - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b 'MP United rules men's league', Saipan Tribune, 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ Schöggl.H (2010) Northern Marianas 2010, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ a b 'Fiesta Inter takes football crown', Saipan Tribune, 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  6. ^ Schöggl.H (2010) Northern Marianas 2009, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2011-05-14.

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