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|Number of teams||10|
|Levels on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Surinamese Eerste Klasse|
|Domestic cup(s)||Beker van Suriname
Suriname President's Cup
|International cup(s)||CFU Club Championship
CONCACAF Champions League
|Current champions||Inter Moengotapoe
|2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse|
The Hoofdklasse is a football championship for clubs run by the Surinaamse Voetbal Bond. The Hoofdklasse is at the top of the system of Surinamese football championships. The league currently comprises ten teams and operates a system of promotion and relegation. Seasons run from October to May of the next year, with teams playing 18 games in the regular season.
The competition was founded in 1924, when Suriname was still a Dutch colony.
At the beginning of the 20th century the NGVB (Guyaneesche Dutch Football Association) was founded. The rival Suriname Football Association was founded on October 1, 1920. There had long been animosity between the two unions, but the opening of the stadium by M. de la Fuente a reconciliation was brought about between the unions. The first club formed by the SVB, and it still occupies an important place within the Surinamese top flight, was Forward. This club recently celebrated its 90th anniversary (August 1, 2009). On January 15, 1921, SV Transvaal was established. Before the SVB was founded, there was already another association with the same name. It was founded in 1914. With the creation of the current SVB came a newfound momentum in the development of Surinamese football.
Source for list of champions: RSSSF
Number of titles
|Inter Moengotapoe, Leo Victor||5|
|Ajax, Walking Bout Company||3|
|Arsenal, MVV, Olympia||2|
|Blauw-Wit-Excelsior, FCS Nacional, SNL||1|
Members for 2012–13
|First season of
|Number of seasons
of current spell
|Randjiet Boys (R)||Leidingen||Eerste Klasse2nd;||2012–13||?||0||-|
|Walking Bout Company||Paramaribo||3rd||2002–03||10||3||2008–09|
1 Only the Eredivisie titles (starting in the 1956-57 season) are displayed here. See below for a table with all national titles included.
- Allard Doesburg and Hans Schöggl (27 January 2012). "Surinam - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 March 2012.