Benin Premier League

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Benin Premier League
Country Benin
Confederation CAF
Founded 1969
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Benin Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Benin Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Buffles du Borgou FC
(2013/14)
Most championships AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé (12)

The Benin Premier League, also called Championnat National du Bénin in French, is the highest football division in Benin. The league was delivered in 1969 for the first time. Currently, it is composed by 14 clubs playing a double round-robin tournament. The winner of the Premier League earns a place in the CAF Champions League. The last two clubs are relegated to Second Division which is composed by 11 teams.

Clubs 2016[edit]

Previous champions[1][edit]

Performance by club[1][edit]

Club Titles Last Title
AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé 12 2003
Mogas 90 FC 3 2006
Requins de l'Atlantique FC 3 1990
AS Porto-Novo 3 1973
Buffles du Borgou FC 3 2014
ASPAC FC 2 2012
Jeunesse Athlétique du Plateau 1 2013
Tonnerre d'Abomey FC 1 2007
Toffa Cotonou 1 1995
Postel Sport FC 1 1991
Lions de l'Atakory 1 1984
Ajijas Cotonou 1 1981
Etoile Sportive Porto-Novo 1 1974
AS Cotonou 1 1971
FAD Cotonou 1 1969

Champion Rankings[edit]

Note: There were no champions in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009. The championship was abandoned in 2004 and in 2011.

Season Champion Runner Up
1969 FAD Cotonou
1970 AS Porto-Novo
1971 AS Cotonou
1972 AS Porto-Novo
1973 AS Porto-Novo
1974 Étoile Sportive Porto-Novo
1978 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1979 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1980 Buffles FC
1981 Ajijas Cotonou
1982 Dragons de l'Ouémé Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1983 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1984 Lions de l'Atacora
1985 Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1986 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1987 Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1989 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1990 Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1991 Postel Sport FC
1992 Buffles FC
1993 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1994 Dragons de l'Ouémé
1995 Toffa Cotonou
1996 Mogas 90 FC Dragons de l'Ouémé
1997 Mogas 90 FC Dragons de l'Ouémé
1998 Dragons de l'Ouémé Mogas 90 FC
1999 Dragons de l'Ouémé Mogas 90 FC
2002 Dragons de l'Ouémé Requins de l'Atlantique FC
2003 Dragons de l'Ouémé Buffles FC
2006 Mogas 90 FC Dragons de l'Ouémé
2007 Tonnerre FC Soleil FC
2010 AS Port autonome de Cotonou Buffles de Borgou
2012 AS Port autonome de Cotonou Tonnerre FC
2013 JA Plateau

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boesenberg, Eric; Bovi Diogo, Julio. "Benin - List of Champions". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 2 April 2015.