1929 PWD (Lagos) [dissolved] 1932 Oduko FC (Ife-Ife) [dissolved] 1937 Hercules FC (Ibadan) [dissolved] Nigeria Railway FC (Lagos) 1938 Zik's Athletic Club (Lagos) [dissolved] 1946 Agric FC (Ibadan) [dissolved] 1950 Oluyole Warriors (Ibadan) 1958 Stationery Stores Wonder FC (Lagos) 1960 Pepsi Cola FC (Ibadan) [merged 1963 with WNDC Ibadan to ICC Shooting Stars] 1963 ICC Shooting Stars (Ibadan) [merger of West Nigeria Development Company Ibadan and Pepsi Cola FC Ibadan] 1964 CRSN FC (?) 1970 Enugu Rangers International FC Sharks FC (Port Harcourt) [merged 2016 with Dolphin FC to Rivers United FC] Niger Tornadoes FC (Minna) 1971 Brighton FC (Lagos) [dissolved] 1972 Julius Berger FC (Lagos) [aka Bridge FC] Bendel Insurance FC (Benin City) [founded as Vipers of Benin] NITEL Vasco da Gama FC (Enugu) [founded as P and T Vasco da Gama] 1973 Lagos Dynamos 1974 Kwara United FC (Ilorin) [founded as Kwara Water Corporation FC] 1975 Plateau United FC (Jos) [founded as JIB Strikers FC] 1976 Aug 4 Heartland FC (Owerri) [founded as Spartans FC] Nov ? Enyimba International FC (Aba) Alyufsalam Rocks (Ilorin) [dissolved] 198? Bendel United FC (Uromi) [founded as Flash Flamingoes & Esan FC] 1981 Lobi Stars FC (Makurdi) [founded as Lobi Bank FC] 1982 BCC Lions (Gboko) [BCC = Benue Clement Club] 1988 Dolphin FC (Port Harcourt) [founded as Eagle Cement; merged 2016 with Sharks FC to Rivers United] 1989 Sirdona FC (Abule-Egba) 1990 Gombe United FC Kano Pillars FC [merger of WREKA FC, Kano Golden Stars and Bank of the North] 1991 Jasper United (Onitsha) [founded as Premier Breweries FC] 1993 Bora United SC (Ijero) 1994 Spotlight FC (Katsina) [founded as Katsina United FC] Crown FC (Ogbomosho) 1995 Sunshine Stars FC (Akure) 1996 Abuja FC [founded as Buffalo FC (Kano)] Prime FC (Osogbo) Akwa United FC (Uyo) Plateau Pyramids SC (Jos) Buffaloes FC (Kano) 1997 Ifeanyi Ubah FC (Nnewi) [founded as Gabros International FC] Jos University Teaching Hospital FC Ibom Stars FC (Akwa) 1998 Gateway FC (Abeokuta) [founded as Gateway United FC] Warri Wolves FC [founded as Nigerian Ports Authority] Babanawa FC (Anyigba) AS Racines (Lagos) 1999 Anambra United FC (Onitsha) [founded as Ebonyi Angels] 2000 Wikki Tourists FC (Bauchi) Bayelsa United FC (Yenagoa) 2001 Kaduna United FC Zamfara United FC (Gusau) Makwada FC (Fufore) Bussdor United FC (Owerri) [founded as Bussdor United FC (Port Harcourt)] 2002 Nov 12 Ocean Boys FC (Brass) 2003 Abia Warriors FC (Umuahia) 2005 Anambra Pillars FC (Onitsha) [founded as Power United] Nasarawa United FC (Lafia) 2006 Rising Stars FC (Orido City) [originally farm team of Sunshine Stars FC] 2007 Sep ? COD United FC (Lagos) [COD = City Of David] MFM FC (Lagos) [MFM = Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC] Taraba FC (Jalingo) Westside FC (Ilesa) 2008 My People FC (Lagos) FC Yarmalight (Gombe) 2010 TEAP FC (Abuja) [TEAP = The Everlasting Arms Parish] 2011 DSS FC (Kaduna) 2012 Giwa FC (Jos) Ogun All Stars FC (Abeokuta) 2014 Dec 1 Ikorodu United FC (Lagos) 2016 Feb ? Rivers United FC (Port Harcourt) [merger of Sharks FC and Dolphin FC] George Tournah FC (Kolo)
Sources: [Akp 85], [Bak 97]
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