Nepal National League

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Nepal National League
Nepal National League Logo.jpg
Country Nepal
Confederation AFC
Founded 2011/12
Number of teams 9
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to None
Domestic cup(s) ANFA cup
League cup(s) Ncell Cup
International cup(s) AFC Cup
Current champions Nepal Police Club (1 Time)
(2011/12)
Most championships Nepal Police Club (1 Time)
TV partners Kantipur TV
Website the-anfa.com
2015 Nepal National League

The Nepal National League is a top-tier club-level association football competition in Nepal. The champions secure qualification to a continental cup, previously the AFC President's Cup (Now AFC Cup).

Format[edit]

Matches of the National Leagues will be on round robin format. National League 'A' have the participation of 9 teams, including the top five teams of the current Martyr's Memorial A-Division League and four teams from a separate ´A´ Division League held in the districts. Thirty-seven districts besides the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley is divided into three groups considering the physical infrastructure and football activities. 10 districts are recognized as ´A´ Division, 12 as ´B´ Division and the remaining 15 as ´C´ Division.

The 10 ´A´ Divisions of the districts are further divided into two groups of five teams in the Eastern Region and the Western Region respectively. The finalists of each region will be eligible to compete in the National League A. During the qualifiers, the team that finishes at the bottom are relegated to the ´B´ Division. In the case of the Kathmandu Valley, the present 18 ´A´ Division clubs play a separate league and the top 5 are get change to play in National League A. The remaining clubs will stay in the Martyr's Memorial A Division. There are plans to hold the Super League´s 50 percent matches in Kathmandu and the rest in the districts.

The running of ´B´ and ´C´ Division Leagues are also proposed in order to empower the district associations. At present, six out of 15 ´B´ Division clubs and two from the districts will compete in the National League ´B´.[1][2][3]

National League A Division[edit]

Four district teams (A categorized Districts) and Five teams from Martyr's Memorial A-Division League. 'A' Categorized Districts are Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke, Kailali

B Division[edit]

Two district teams (B Categorized Districts) and four teams from Martyr's Memorial B-Division League to compete in one venue. 'B' Categorized Districts are Dhankuta, Ilam, Siraha, Rautahat, Sindhupalchok, Kavre, Dhanusha, Nawalparasi, Tanahu, Kanchanpur, Surkhet, Syangja.

C Division[edit]

Two district teams (C categorized Districts) and four teams from Martyr's Memorial C-Division League to compete in Super C Division league (Round Robin) 'C' Categorized Districts are Panchthar, Sarlahi, Bara, Saptari, Baglung, Mahottari, Nuwakot, Dhading, Bardiya, Dolakha, Dang, Gorkha, Lamjung, Palpa, Udayapur.[4]

Editions[edit]

2011–12 Nepal National League[edit]

Final Standing

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nepal Police Club (C) 9 6 3 0 14 3 +11 21 Qualification to 2012 AFC President's Cup
2 Himalayan Sherpa Club 9 6 1 2 14 8 +6 19
3 Manang Marshyangdi Club 9 5 2 2 17 6 +11 17
4 Jawalakhel Youth Club 9 5 1 3 11 9 +2 16
5 Nepal Army Club 9 4 1 4 16 9 +7 13
6 Three Star Club 9 3 4 2 11 6 +5 13
7 Ranipokhari Corner Team 9 4 1 4 11 8 +3 13
8 New Road Team 9 3 2 4 7 9 −2 11
9 Sangam Club 9 1 0 8 8 30 −22 3
10 Mitra Milan Club 9 0 1 8 8 29 −21 1

Updated to games played on 4 May 2013.
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

2015 Nepal National League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Jhapa XI 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 2016 AFC Cup
2 Manang Marshyangdi Club 6 3 2 1 8 2 +6 11
3 APF Club 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11
4 Nepal Army Club 6 2 4 0 9 3 +6 10
5 Three Star Club 5 2 2 1 7 2 +5 8
6 Nepal Police Club 5 2 0 3 4 7 −3 6
7 Far Western FC 7 1 3 3 6 10 −4 6
8 Lumbini FC 7 1 1 5 5 17 −12 4
9 Morang XI 6 0 3 3 3 10 −7 3

Updated to games played on 16 April 2015.
Source: [5]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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