M*League Division 1

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M*League Division 1
M*League.jpg
Country  Northern Mariana Islands
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2005[1]
Divisions M*League
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to M*League Division 2
Current champions IFC Wild Bills (3rd title)
(2013–14)
Most championships Inter Godfather's[2] (4 titles)
Website www.nmifa.com
2013–14 M*League Division 1

The M*League, "M" for Marianas, is the top level football competition of the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association. It was an invitational league in the Northern Mariana Islands. The league has operated since 2005[1] and grew to include eight teams in the 2010 competition.[3] On 2 August 2012 the competition was re-branded as the M*League following the suit of many other AFC national competitions.

Current clubs (2013)[edit]

In 2008, eight teams played in the league:[4] In September 2012 the NMIFA officially launched a two tier completion. It was announced that in the inaugural season there would 5 teams in Division 1 and 4 teams in Division 2.

Division 1[edit]

Club
IFC Wild Bills
Inter Godfather's
Kanoa FC
KFAS
Mantansa FC
MP United
Paire FC
Tan Holdings FC

Division 2[edit]

Club
Shirley's FC
Sun Palace FC
Thundercats FC
WNT FC

Previous winners[edit]

Champions so far are:[2]

Northern Mariana Invitational Championship[edit]

M*League Division 1[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

  • Note: 2007-2010 top goalscorers for Northern Mariana Invitational Championship.
Year Top scorer Team Goals
2007 Japan Masatoshi Otsuka[5] Fiesta Inter Saipan
2009 Northern Mariana Islands Joe Wang Miller MP United 23[7]
2010 Northern Mariana Islands Joe Wang Miller MP United 15[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "about the NMIFA". NMIFA. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Northern Marianas - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b 'MP United rules men's league', Saipan Tribune, 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ Schöggl.H (2010) Northern Marianas 2010, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ a b 'Fiesta Inter takes football crown', Saipan Tribune, 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  6. ^ 'Inter Godfather's Bags Men's League Title', Marianas Variety, 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  7. ^ Schöggl.H (2010) Northern Marianas 2009, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2011-05-14.

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