Solomon Islands S-League

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Telekom S-League
Telekom S-League (Solomon Islands).png
Country Solomon Islands
Confederation OFC
Founded 2003
Divisions 1
Number of teams 8
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Solomon Islands 2nd Division
League cup(s) Championship Series
International cup(s) Champions League
Current champions Solomon Warriors FC
(2013–14)
Most championships Koloale FC (4 times)
2013–14 Telekom S-League

The Solomon Islands S-League (or the Telekom S-League for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Solomon Islands Football Federation. It was previously known as the Solomon Islands National Club Championship and was founded in 2003. The inaugural season with the new name was in 2011.

Format[edit]

The teams play a double round robin to decide the S-League champion. All teams of the league also play a knockout tournament after the season, the Championship Series. The winners of both competitions play a two legged playoff for a place in the OFC Champions League.[1] Both titles are awarded with a $150,000 price. Should a team win both competitions, it is automatically qualified for the Champions league.

History[edit]

Club Championship (2003-2011)[edit]

The Solomon Islands S-League was founded in 2003 where Koloale FC won the Club Championship. They would have the National Club Championship up until 2010 where they introduced the S-League.

Telekom S-League (2011-present)[edit]

In 2011 the competition was renamed to S-League.[2] Eleven teams applied for eight places in the initial season, namely Marist, Koloale, KOSSA, Solomon Warriors, Makuru, Northern United, Central United and Hana from Honiara; Western United from Western Province, Sokamora from Makira Ulawa Province and Fasi Roos from Malaita Province. The clubs whose applications were accepted by the Solomon Islands Football Federation finally were: Marist, Koloale, KOSSA, Solomon Warriors, Makuru, Hana, Western United and Fasi Roos.[3]

The Inaugural S-League season 2011 was won by Koloale FC.

Teams[edit]

Teams for the 2011-12 season.

League table[edit]

The league table for the 2013-14 season.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Solomon Warriors 10 7 3 0 36 10 +26 24 2013-14 OFC Champions League group stage
2 Koloale FC Honiara 10 5 4 1 19 10 +9 19
3 Western United 10 5 2 3 17 17 0 17
4 X-Beam 11 5 3 3 26 19 +7 18
5 Kossa FC 11 5 2 4 23 19 +4 17
6 Malaita Kingz FC 10 3 3 4 12 11 +1 12
7 Hana 10 3 1 6 15 31 −16 10 2014-15 Solomon Islands 2nd Division
8 Real Kakamora FC 10 2 2 6 9 16 −7 8

Updated to games played on 7 February 2014.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Championship Winners[edit]

Solomon Islands National Club Championship/Telekom S-League[edit]

Previous winners of the league are:[4]

Premiership Titles[edit]

:Note: As of the 2010-11 season, they had the final series. Every season before that only had no final series.

Final Series Titles[edit]

O-League Playoffs[edit]

Topscorers[edit]

Season Best scorers Team Goals
2003-04 Solomon Islands Batram Suri
Solomon Islands Tinoni Ratu
Koloale FC
Koloale FC
11
2011-12 Solomon Islands Benjamin Totori Koloale FC 23[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koloale are S-League champions". OFC. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Telekom S-League kicks off Saturday". Solomon Islands Football Federation. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "NSL Media Statement". Solomon Islands Football Federation. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Solomon Islands - List of champions". RSSSF. 2011. 
  5. ^ "Koloale qualify for third O-League". SIFF. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  6. ^ S-League wraps up with awards ceremony - OFC

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