Federação Norte-rio-grandense de Futebol
|Number of teams||8|
|Domestic cup(s)||Copa do Brasil|
|Current champions||ABC (55th title)
|Most championships||ABC (55 titles)|
First stage: standard round-robin, in which all teams play each other once.
Second stage: home-and-away playoffs between the top 8 teams in the first stage. The winner of this stage is crowned the champion.
The team last placed in the first stage is relegated to the second division.
As in any other Brazilian soccer championship, the format can change every year.
First Division 2016
- ABC Futebol Clube
- Alecrim Futebol Clube
- América Futebol Clube
- Associação Sportiva Sociedade Unida (ASSU)
- Associação Cultural Esporte Clube Baraúnas
- Globo Futebol Clube
- Palmeira Futebol Clube da Una
- Associação Cultural e Desportiva Potiguar
List of champions
Titles by team
- ABC 55 times
- América 35 times
- Alecrim 7 times
- Potiguar 2 times
- Centro Esportivo, Coríntians, Santa Cruz, Baraúnas, ASSU 1 time