Panama - List of Champions


A national league was first formed in 1937 after the merger of the Liga Nacional (founded in 1925 and covering the capital Ciudad de Panamá) and the Liga Atlántica (founded in 1933, with as centre Colón). The first organised league was the Isthmian League, created 1921, whose inaugural winners were Standard Oval; in 1925 the Liga Nacional de Football was formed, with 6 participants and inaugural winners Panamá Hardware; in 1934 Roxy won the Liga Nacional de Football and Colón Rangers the (inaugural edition of the) Liga Atlántica.

The Asociación Nacional Pro Fútbol (ANAPROF) was formed in 1988.


Season     Champions                                Runners-Up
national club championship
1951       San José FC [Chiriquí Province]  (first ever edition)
1952-85      unknown
1986         unknown
1987         unknown
ANAPROF League
1988       CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)             Deportivo La Previsora (La Chorrera)
1989       Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                    Deportivo La Previsora (La Chorrera)
1990       CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)             Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá) 
1991       Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                    AFC Euro Kickers (Cd. Panamá) 
1992       CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)             Sporting Colón
1993       AFC Euro Kickers (Cd. Panamá)            Projusa (Santiago)
1994/95    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       1-0 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá) 
1995/96    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       [*] CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá) 
1996/97    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                1-0 AFC Euro Kickers (Cd. Panamá) 
1997/98    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                1-0 Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)
1998/99    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        3-0 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá) 
1999/00    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                2-0 CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)  
2000/01    Panamá Viejo FC (Cd. Panamá)         4-3 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)           [asdet]
2001 Ap    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        3-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)  
2001 Cl    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        0-0 CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)    [aet, 3-2 pen]
2002 Ap    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        2-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)
2002 Cl    CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)     2-1 0-1 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)          [4-1 pen]
2003 Ap    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)            2-2 4-1 Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)
2003 Cl    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                5-1 Alianza FC (Cd. Panamá) 
2004 Ap    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        1-0 CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá) 
2004 Cl    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)    1-1 5-3 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)   
2005 Ap    CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)         3-1 Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)
2005 Cl    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       2-0 Atlético Veragüense (Santiago)  
2006 Ap    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       3-0 CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá) 
2006 Cl    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                2-0 Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón) 
2007 Ap    Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                2-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)  
     Cl    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       0-0 Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)   [aet, 4-2 pen]
2008 Ap    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       3-1 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)          [aet]
     Cl    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        3-2 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)           [aet]
2009 Ap    San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       0-0 Chorrillo FC                   [aet, 5-4 pen]
Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2009/10 Ap Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        3-2 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)     
2009/10 Cl Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        1-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)
2010/11 Ap Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                1-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)
        Cl San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       3-2 Chorrillo FC                   [aet]
2011/12 Ap Chorrillo FC                         4-1 CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá) 
        Cl Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                2-1 Chepo FC
2012/13 Ap Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)        4-1 Chepo FC
        Cl Sporting San Miguelito               4-1 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)  
2013/14 Ap Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)                1-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)    
        Cl 

[*] San Francisco won 1995/96 championship final after winning a penalty shoot-out

NB: starting with the 2007 season, two separate championships were awarded, 
      the playoff between Apertura and Clausura winners being abolished;
    however, later all "half-season" titles between 2001 and 2006 were counted
      as official titles, relegating the playoff between the two to a sort
      of post-season super cup match;
    due to a change in calendar, there were two Apertura tournaments in 2009 (one
      of ANAPROF and one of LPF); relegation was decided after the two 2009 Apertura
      tournaments and then after the 2009/10 Clausura, 2010/11 Apertura and 2010/11
      Clausura tournaments.

Number of Wins (since 1988; 39) [runners-up finishes (39) between square brackets]
 
12 [ 8] Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá) 

10 [ 5] Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)

 8 [10] San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)  [formerly Deportivo La Previsora]

 5 [ 6] CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá) 

 1 [ 2] Chorrillo FC
 1 [ 2] AFC Euro Kickers (Cd. Panamá) 
 1      Panamá Viejo FC (Cd. Panamá) 
 1      Sporting San Miguelito

   [ 2] Chepo FC
   [ 1] Alianza FC (Cd. Panamá) 
   [ 1] Atlético Veragüense (Santiago) 
   [ 1] Projusa (Santiago) 
   [ 1] Sporting Colón (Colón)


Championship Finals 2001-2006

NB: between Apertura and Clausura winners; later both considered champions

2001         not played (Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón) won both tournaments)
2002       CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)         2-0 Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)
2003         not played (Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá)  won both tournaments)
2004         not played (Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón) won both tournaments)
2005       CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá)         2-0 San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)   
2006       San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)       1-0 Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá) 

LINFUNA

From 1994 to 1996 Panamese football went through a schism, with the
alternative federation, LINFUNA (officially recognised by FIFA then).
LINFUNA and ANAPROF joined again in 1996.

Season     Champions                                Runners-Up

1994/95    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)            Projusa (Santiago)
1995/96    Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)            Cosmos FC (Cd. Panamá) 

Number of wins (2) [runners-up finishes (2) between square brackets]
 
 2      Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)

   [ 1] Cosmos FC (Cd. Panamá) 
   [ 1] Projusa (Santiago) 


Total Number of Titles (includes LINFUNA; 41) [runners-up finishes (41) between square brackets]
 
12 [ 8] Tauro FC (Cd. Panamá) 
12 [ 5] Deportivo Árabe Unido (Colón)

 8 [10] San Francisco FC (La Chorrera)  [formerly Deportivo La Previsora]

 5 [ 6] CD Plaza Amador (Cd. Panamá) 

 1 [ 2] Chorrillo FC
 1 [ 2] AFC Euro Kickers (Cd. Panamá) 
 1      Panamá Viejo FC (Cd. Panamá) 
 1      Sporting San Miguelito

   [ 2] Chepo FC
   [ 2] Projusa (Santiago) 
   [ 1] Alianza FC (Cd. Panamá) 
   [ 1] Atlético Veragüense (Santiago) 
   [ 1] Cosmos FC (Cd. Panamá) 
   [ 1] Sporting Colón (Colón)




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