The Nigerian professional football league, formerly known as the Nigeria premier league was founded in the year 2013. As of the year 1972, it was known as the Nigerian football league. The Nigerian professional football league is well known around the African continent due to the active participation of the clubs in the CAF competitions. Most of the clubs in Nigeria professional football league are been managed by the state governments. The richest clubs in Nigeria professional football league are been ranked according to the number of trophies been won by the clubs and how well the clubs are been sponsored by the states governments.
The league started in the year 1972 with only six clubs as of then. The Nigerian professional football league is the highest level of the Nigerian football league system is presently sponsored by Globacom. This article will discuss the list of richest clubs in Nigeria professional football league. There are so many clubs in Nigeria professional football league but we just listed top 6 richest clubs in Nigeria.
Richest Clubs in Nigeria
Below are the lists of richest clubs in Nigeria
- Enyimba Football Club
Enyimba International football club simply known as Enyimba is a Nigerian football soccer club based in the city of Aba which plays in the Nigerian professional football league. Their name means people’s Elephant in Igbo language and is also the nickname used for the city of Aba. The club was founded in the year 1976.
Enyimba football club is considered the most successful Nigerian football club as they won two African Champions League titles in 2004, and 2005. Two African super cups in 2004 and 2005. Seven Nigerian premier league titles in 2001, 2002, 2003,2005,2007,2010, and 2015. Four (4) Nigerian FA cup titles 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2014. One (1) national second Division title in 1993. And four Nigerian super cups titles in 2001, 2003, 2010, and 2013.
- Kano Pillars Football Club
Kano pillars football club is a Nigerian football club based in Kano. The club nickname(s) is Masu Gida, they played in the top division in Nigerian football, the Nigerian premier league. Their home stadium is Sani Abacha Stadium. Kano Pillars FC was founded in 1990, Kano pillars was an amalgamation of three amateur clubs in Kano state which gave birth to Kano pillars FC. They have won four (4) Nigerian premier league titles in the year 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014. And one(1) super cup title in 2007.
- Rangers Football Club
Rangers’ international football club, commonly known as Enugu Rangers, is a Nigerian professional association football team. They are based in Enugu and play their home games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. The club Nickname(s) is flying Antelopes and they have won seven Nigeria premier league titles in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, and 2016. Five FA cup titles in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1983. And one Nigerian super cup title.
- Shooting Stars S.C.
Shooting stars sports club (often nicknamed 3SC or Oluyole Warriors) is a Nigerian football club based in Ibadan. The club was one of the founders of the Nigerian premier league in 1972 when they were called WNDC Ibadan. Shooting stars is the first club to win the FA cup in 1971. They have won five (5) Nigeria premier league titles in 1976, 1980, 1983, 1995, and 1998. Four(4) FA cup titles. One(1) CAF cup, one(1) African cup winners’ cup, and one(1) West African club championship.
- Heartland Football Club
Heartland football club formerly known as Iwuanyanwu Nationale is a Nigerian football club based in Owerri. They were relegated in 2016. In October 2017, heartland F.C. won the Nigerian national league southern conference to gain promotion back up to the top flight. The club has won five (5) Nigerian premier league titles, three (3) FA cup titles and two (2) super cup titles.
- Bendel Insurance Football Club
Bendel insurance football club, also known as insurance of Benin football club is football club based in Benin City. They were originally known as the vipers of Benin. The club was one of the founders of the Nigerian premier league in 1972. The club has won two (2) premier league title, three FA cup titles, and three (3) West African club championships.