NB: a major spelling reform of Greenlandic took place in 1973 (although newspapers appear to have adapted a couple of years later), with as main feature the replacement of the character "kra" (K' as capital, ĸ in lower case) by Q/q; not all club names were changed accordingly (Kâgssagssuk, named after a mythological orphan boy, retain their old spelling and clubs like K'ingmeĸ and Aĸigssiaĸ only adapted their name partially). 1933 Kigssaviarssuk-33 (Qaqortoq) [founded 17 Jun 1933; now Kissaviarsuk-33; also known as K-33; town spelled K'aĸortoĸ until 1973] 1934 NÛK (Nuuk) [also known as Nuuk Idrætslag, IL Nuuk; town spelled Nûk until 1973] 1937 Kâgssagssuk (Maniitsoq) [town spelled Manîtsoĸ until 1973; new spelling Kaassaassuk (seldom used)] 1941 Tupilak-41 (Aasiaat) [also known as T-41; town spelled Ausiait until 1973] 1943 Âgssik-43 (Narsaq) [now Aassik-43; also known as A-43; town spelled Narssaĸ until 1973] Siuteroĸ (Nanortalik) [founded 2 Nov 1943; Siuteroq since spelling reform 1973] 1944 Grønlands Seminarius Sportklub (Nuuk) [founded 3 Feb 1944; town spelled Nûk until 1973] Grønland-44 (Qeqertarsuaq) [town spelled K'eĸertarssuaĸ until 1973] Kalak-44 (Narsarmijit) 1945 K'ingmeĸ (Upernavik) [Qimmeq since spelling reform 1973; usually listed as Kingmeq] Kugsak (Qasigiannguit) [founded 23 Apr 1945; town spelled K'asigiánguit until 1973] Nagtoralik (Paamiut) [town spelled Pâmiut until 1973] Pamêĸ (Arsuk) [Pameeq since spelling reform 1973] 1947 Nauja (Igaliku) [town spelled Igaliko until 1973] 1948 Nagdlúnguaĸ-48 (Ilulissat) [founded 8 Feb 1948; also known as N-48; Nagdlúnguaq-48 since spelling reform 1973] 1950 Arssaĸ (Alluitsup Paa) [Arsaq since spelling reform 1973; town spelled Agdluitsup pâ until 1973] Nanoĸ (K'utdligssat) [town (now spelled Qullissat) abandoned 1972] 1951 A-51 (Akunnaaq) [town spelled Akúnâĸ until 1973] SAK (Sisimiut) [Siumut Amerloq Kunuk] SK-51 (Kapisillit) [town spelled Kapisigdlit until 1973] 1953 Amaroĸ (Saattut) [Amaroq since spelling reform 1973; town spelled Sâtut until 1973] Ípernaĸ (Ilimanaq) [Ippernaq since spelling reform 1973; town spelled Ilimanaĸ until 1973] Ípernaĸ (Kangaatsiaq) [Ippernaq since spelling reform 1973; town spelled Kangâtsiaĸ until 1973] 1954 Eĸaluk-54 (Tasiusaq) [founded 10 Oct 1954; Eqaluk-54 since spelling reform 1973; town spelled Tasiussaĸ until 1973] 1955 Ukaleĸ (Qaarsut) [Ukaleq since spelling reform 1973; town spelled K'aersut until 1973] 1956 Eĸaluk-56 (Ikerasak) [Eqaluk-56 since spelling reform 1973] Kugsak (Ukkusissat) [town spelled Uvkusigssat until 1973] 1958 Terianniaq-58 (Upernavik Kujalleq) [town spelled Upernavik Kujatdleĸ until 1973] 1959 K-59 (Diskofjord) [town now called Qeqertaq] 1960 ATA (Tasiilaq) [Ammassalimmi Timersoqatigiiffik Ammassak; town called Ammassalik until 1992; spelled Angmagssalik until 1973] 1962 TM-62 (Kusuluk) Sarfaĸ (Niaqornaarsuk) [Sarfaq since spelling reform 1973; town spelled Niaĸornârssuk until 1973] ASP-62 (Aappilattoq) [town spelled Augpilagtoĸ until 1973] 1964 K-64 (Kuummiut) 1966 E-66 (Eqalugaarsuit) [town spelled Eqalugârssuit until 1973] 1967 B-67 (Nuuk) [town spelled Nûk until 1973] 1968 UB-68 (Uummannaq) [Umanak Boldklubben; town spelled Umánaĸ until 1973] S-68 (Sisimiut) 1969 I-69 (Ilulissat) [town spelled Ilulíssat until 1973] 1970 Christianshåb IF-70 (Qasigiannguit) [town spelled K'asigiánguit until 1973] 1971 Aĸigssiaĸ (Maniitsoq) [founded 25 May 1971; Aqissiaq since spelling reform 1973; usually listed as Aqigssiaq; town spelled Manîtsoĸ until 1973] 1973 Malik '73 (Nanortalik) Piniartoq (Saqqaq) [*1] Q-73 (Qeqertaq) 1976 Disko-76 (Qeqertarsuaq) SI-76 (Ikamiut) 1977 R-77 (Oqaatsut) 1979 IT-79 (Nuuk) [Inuit Timersoqatigiiffiat-79] Kamik (Kullorsuaq) FC Malamuk (Uummannaq) [*2] 1980 IT-80 (Isortoq) 1982 Nutaraq (Innarsuit) 1983 UB-83 (Upernavik) [Upernavik Boldklub] S-83 (Sermiliqaaq) 1984 KB-84 (Kangaatsiaq) [Kangaatsiaq Boldklub] 1985 Arfeq-85 (Attu) N-85 (Narsaq) [Narsaq-85; founded 25 Aug 1985] KT-85 (Kangaamiut) PT-85 (Paamiut) 1987 IT-87 (Itelleq) 1988 NBK-88 (Niaqornaarsuk) [Niaqornaarsuk Bold Klub] 1992 QTP-92 (Qaanaaq) 1993 Ukaliatsiaq (Ittoqqortoormiit) 1995 FC Nanortalik (Nanortalik) 1997 Aasiak-97 (Aasiaat) 2015 NB-15 (Nuuk) 2016 FC Aqisseq (Kangaatsiaq) [founded 31 Oct 2016] 2018 FC Asummiut (Sisimiut)  Piniartoq (Saqqaq) reportedly founded 1973 but already featured in the 1963/64 championship (as Piniartoĸ (Sarĸaĸ)).  FC Malamuk (Uummannaq) reportedly founded 1979 but already featured in the 1959/60 championship (as Malamuk (Umánaĸ)) and various other editions before 1979; in fact, Malamuk were one of the founding members of the GIF (Greenlandic sports federation) in 1953; presumably a separate football section was established in 1979.
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