Maldives - List of Champions

National Championship


A national league only started in 1983; before, apparently the winners of various regional leagues (e.g. the Malé League and the Gan League, which presumably encompassed all islands in the Addu Atoll, including Feydhoo, Gan and Hithadhou) played off for the title; shared championships probably indicate that the final was drawn and the tie not broken.
Year Champions             Runners-Up
National Playoffs
1946    Customs and Naadhee Ahthamadhun [shared] [1st edition]
1947-64    not known      
1964/65    not known                    
1966       not known  
1967       not known                    [MCS/CAT champions Addu Atoll league]
1968       not known                    [Equipment/Fire champions Addu Atoll league]
1969       not known                    [*1]
1970    DNC and Zamaanee Club (Male)    [shared] [20th edition; *2]
1971       not known                    [Feydhoo DNC champions Addu Atoll league, runners-up: SUSF RAF Gan]
1972    Victory SC and DNC              [shared] [*3]
1973       not known                    [*3]
1974    ASA Nooraaneemaage [Hithadhou Island]
1975-82    not known
Maldives First Division
1983    Victory               Valencia  
1984    Victory
1985    Victory
1986    Victory 
1987    New Radiant           Valencia 
1988    Victory 
1989    Club Lagoons
1990    New Radiant           Valencia 
1991    New Radiant 
1992    Victory 
1993    Valencia
1994    Valencia
1995    New Radiant           Valencia
1996    Club Lagoons          Valencia
1997    New Radiant       2-1 Hurriyya
1998    Valencia      1-1 2-0 Victory
1999    Valencia          2-1 Hurriyya
2000    Victory 
2001    Victory           2-1 Valencia
2002    Victory           4-2 Valencia
2003    Victory           2-1 Valencia
2004    New Radiant       1-1 Valencia    [aet, 6-5 pen]
2005    Victory           1-0 New Radiant
2006    Victory           0-0 Valencia    [aet, 3-1 pen]
2007    New Radiant       3-1 Victory
2008    Valencia          3-2 Victory     [aet]
Presidents Cup
2009    Victory           2-1 VB Sports
2010    VB Sports         5-2 Victory           
2011    Victory           2-1 New Radiant [aet]
2012    New Radiant       0-0 Victory     [aet, 2-1 pen]
2013    New Radiant       4-2 Maziya      [aet]
2014    New Radiant       1-0 Eagles      [aet]
2015    Maziya            3-1 New Radiant 
2016    Eagles            1-0 TC Sports   [aet]
2017    New Radiant       3-0 TC Sports 

[*1] in 1969, DNC (=Delightful Neighbors Club) from Feydhoo first entered the
     national tournament, beating Orchid Club (Malé) 3-1
[*2] the 20th edition in 1970, played on the atoll Addu (probably on Feydhoo)
     was the only ever to be played outside of Malé
[*3] DNC reportedly won a soccer league 1973, but are listed with only 2
     shared national titles; possibly they only won the regional Gan league;
     see: http://www.feydhoo.com/Photoes/nfpicturepro/displayimage.php?album=14&pos=2;
     in 1972 they won both the Gan League and the National Championship 

NB: Valencia are also reported to have won the 'National Championship'
    in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 but that must refer to a different
    tournament from the above (which is called 'National Football Tournament'
    at http://www.valencia.com.mv/Achievements.htm)
    Victory were reported to have won 19 championships in all after
    their win in 2006; for 9, the corresponding seasons are not known.

Number of Titles (in total 67 championships have been played (up to and 
                  including 2017; 48 champions known, including 6 shared
                  titles, so only 45 seasons)

 21  Victory SC  [NB: for 6 seasons, the year is not known; includes at
                      least 1 shared title (1972)]
 11  New Radiant 

  5  Valencia 

  2  Club Lagoons [later renamed IFC, currently VB Sports]

  2  DNC [both shared]

  1  ASA Nooraaneemaage 
     Eagles [their win in 2016 was their first ever]
     VB Sports

  1  Customs [shared]
     Maziya
     Naadhee Ahthamadhun [shared]
     Zamaanee Club [shared]

NB: DNC = Delightful (formerly Diligent) Neighbours Club; they were from 
    Feydhoo Island, Addu Atoll; club were dissolved 1975 or 1976

Dhivehi League Championship

        
League in existence since 2000; combines the top teams from the Malé League 
with teams from the other islands and used to be the final qualifying stage
for the national championship playoffs (see above); since 2009 apparently
considered the national championship.

2000    Victory 
2001    Valencia
2002    Valencia
2003    Valencia
2004    Valencia
2005    Hurriyya
2006    New Radiant
2007    Victory
2008    Valencia
2009    VB Sports
2010    VB Sports
2011    VB Sports
2012    New Radiant
2013    New Radiant
2014    New Radiant
2015    New Radiant
2016    Maziya     
2017    New Radiant
2018    TC Sports
2019/20 Maziya   
2020/21   

Number of Titles (20)

  6  New Radiant 

  5  Valencia 

  3  VB Sports

  2  Maziya    
     Victory SC   

  1  Hurriyya 
     TC Sports

Malé League Championship

Since 2000 top teams from the Malé League qualified for Dhivehi league together
with some teams from other islands.  Between 2007 and 2016 there was no such
qualifying stage restricted to Malé.

2001    Victory
2002    Island FC
2003    Victory
2004    New Radiant
2005    Valencia
2006    Victory
2007-16 not played
2017    Maziya     
2018    New Radiant

Number of Titles (8)

  3  Victory SC   

  2  New Radiant 

  1  Island FC
     Maziya     
     Valencia 

STO Minivan Championship

For clubs from the outer islands; since 2017, the semifinalists qualify
for the Dhivehi league.

2016    B. Eydhafushi          1-0 TH. Thimarafushi
2017    DH. Kudahuvadhoo       2-0 GDH. Thinadhoo
2018    TH. Thimarafushi       3-0 SH. Foakaidhoo

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