Tahiti Ligue 1

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Tahiti Ligue 1
Country  Tahiti
Confederation OFC
Founded 1948
Number of teams 10
Relegation to Ligue 2
Domestic cup(s) Tahiti Cup
Tahiti Coupe des Champions
International cup(s) OFC Champions League
Current champions AS Pirae
(2013–14)
Most championships AS Central Sport (20 times)
Top goalscorer Raimana Li Fung Kuee (30 Goals)
Website www.ftf.pf

The Tahitian Ligue 1 is the top division of the Fédération Tahitienne de Football in French Polynesia. The league is currently named Ligue 1 Vini for sponsorship reasons.

Competition Format[edit]

The competition is divided into a regular season and play-offs.[1] The regular season is a league format. At the end of the regular season the top 6 teams - and in past seasons the winners of the Moorea island league - enter a play-off league to determine the overall champions and qualifiers for the OFC Champions League.[2] Meanwhile the lower teams enter a separate play-off league along with teams from Ligue 2 to determine promotion and relegation for the following season. The league has a unique point scoring system whereby teams are awarded 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a defeat. The only way a team cannot score a point is by failing to field a team. According to Charles Ariitoma the President of the FTF this was introduced because "we don't want anyone to be sad." [3]

Teams[edit]

These are the teams for the 2014-15 Tahiti First Division season:

Championship Winners[edit]

List[edit]

Champions so far are:[4]

Number of Titles[edit]

Championships Club
20 AS Central Sport
9 AS Vénus
8 AS Pirae
7 AS Excelsior
AS Fei Pi
5 AS Manu-Ura
3 AS Jeunes Tahitiens
AS Tefana
2 AS Dragon
1 AS Arue
AS PPT
AS Tamarii Punaruu

Topscorers[edit]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2001–02 New Caledonia Michel Hmaé AS Pirae 23
2002–03 New Caledonia Ramon Djamali AS Manu-Ura 22
2003–04 French Polynesia Naea Bennett AS Pirae 19
2006–07 French Polynesia Naea Bennett AS Pirae 24
2007–08 French Polynesia Raimana Li Fung Kuee
French Polynesia Taufa Neuffer
AS Manu-Ura
AS Tefana
11
2011–12 French Polynesia Steevy Chong Hue AS Dragon 12
2013–14 French Polynesia Teaonui Tehau AS Vénus 25
2014–15 French Polynesia Raimana Li Fung Kuee AS Pirae 30

References[edit]