Premier League of Belize

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Premier League of Belize
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Country  Belize
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 2011
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
International cup(s) CONCACAF Champions League
Current champions Belmopan Bandits
(2016–17 Opening)
Most championships Belmopan Bandits (6)
Website premierleagueofbelize.com
2016–17 Premier League of Belize

The Premier League of Belize is the highest competitive football league in Belize. It was founded on December 28, 2011[1] after the merger between the Belize Premier Football League and the Super League of Belize.

History[edit]

The formation of the league was a combination of Belize’s suspension by FIFA[2] and the Belize Premier Football League withdrawing from the Football Federation of Belize.[3] It was decided that a brand new top league was to be formed, the winner of which would represent Belize in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Officials[edit]

On January 6, 2012 the current President of the League was announced as Jaime O. Perdomo, Jr, the Vice-President as Al Westby and the members being Celso Carcamo, Wilhelm Miguel and Onan McLean.[4]

Subsequently, on January 31, 2012, The recently elected Executive announced that it had appointed Reynaldo Malik as the League's General Secretary.

Current Teams - 2016–17 Closing Season[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Belize Defence Force Belize City, Belize MCC Grounds (stadium) 5,000
Belmopan Bandits Belmopan, Cayo Isidoro Beaton Stadium 2,500
FC Belize Belize City, Belize MCC Grounds (stadium) 5,000
Freedom Fighters Punta Gorda, Toledo Victor Sanchez Union Field 1,500
Placencia Assassins Placencia, Stann Creek Placencia Football Field 1,000
Police United Belmopan, Cayo Isidoro Beaton Stadium 2,500
Verdes San Ignacio, Cayo Norman Broaster Stadium 2,000
Wagiya Dangriga, Stann Creek Carl Ramos Stadium 3,500

Previous Winners[edit]

Season Winner Runner-Up
2012 Placencia Assassins Police United
2012–13 O Belmopan Bandits Police United
2012–13 C Police United FC Belize
2013–14 O Belmopan Bandits FC Belize
2013–14 C Belmopan Bandits Police United
2014–15 O Belmopan Bandits Police United
2014–15 C Verdes Belmopan Bandits
2015–16 O Police United Verdes
2015–16 C Belmopan Bandits Placencia Assassins
2016–17 O Belmopan Bandits Belize Defence Force
2016–17 C

Titles by Team[edit]

Team Champions Runner-Up
Belmopan Bandits 6 1
Police United 2 4
Placencia Assassins 1 1
Verdes 1 1
FC Belize 0 2
Belize Defence Force 0 1

Top Scorers by Season[edit]

Season Scorer Team Goals
2012 Belize Jesse Smith San Pedro Seadogs 8
2012–13 O Belize Daniel Jimenez Police United 13
2012–13 C Belize Jeromy James 9
Belize Deon McCaulay
2013–14 O Belize Deon McCaulay Belmopan Bandits 13
2013–14 C Belize Clifton West Police United 7
2014–15 O Belize Harrison Roches Police United 10
2014–15 C Belize Jarret Davis Verdes 10
2015–16 O Belize Deon McCaulay Verdes 10
2015–16 C Belize Devon Makin Police United 6
2016–17 O Honduras Jairo Rochez Belmopan Bandits 14
2016–17 C

Top 5 All-Time Scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Team(s) Goals
1 Belize Jarret Davis FC Belize
Verdes
48
2 Belize Deon McCaulay Belize Defence Force
Belmopan Bandits
R.G. City Boys United
Verdes
42
3 Belize Jeromy James Belmopan Bandits
FC Belize
41
Belize Daniel Jimenez Belize Defence Force
Police United
Belize Harrison Roches Police United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FFB electoral committee on "Top League" elections". Amandala Online. January 10, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "FIFA suspends Belize". Amandala Online. June 21, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "BPFL confirms withdrawal from FFB". Amandala Online. May 13, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "FFB electoral committee on "Top League" elections". Amandala Online. January 10, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 

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