Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Best Individual And Club Records

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Best Individual And Club Records is a research compilation by PositiveNaija aimed at promoting awareness, excellence and reliable record keeping of the Nigerian national football.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is the highest level of the Nigerian football league system, for the Nigerian club-football championships. It is fed into by the Nigeria National League (NNL).

Its existence dates back to 1990 (1970) when a law came into effect to introduce professional football in the country.

It is organised/managed by the League Management Company (LMC), a limited liability company incorporated as a commonwealth of the participating clubs and the Federation

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Best Individual And Club Records - PositiveNaija

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Best Individual And Club Records

AKWA UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
  • Most unbeaten run in NPFL history: 18 games (2021)

Players

  • Adeyinka Adewale: Most clean sheets in a single NPFL season (16; 2021)
Bridge Football Club

Players

  • Rashidi Yekini: Oldest player to score a hat-trick in a Nigerian league game (2003)
Enugu Rangers International Football Club
  • Never been relegated (since 1970)
Enyimba Football Club
  • Club with most titles won (8 titles – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2015, and 2019)
  • First club to win the CAF Champions League (2003)
  • Club with the most CAF Champions League titles (2003 and 2004)

Players

  • Mfon Udoh: Highest number of goals scored in an NPFL season (23 goals; 2014)
  • Mfon Udoh: Highest number of golden boots (2014 and 2019)
Heartland Football Club
  • First winner of the Nigeria Professional Football League (1990)
  • Most consecutive league trophies won in the league history (4 titles in a row – 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990)

Players

  • Victor Okemka Ezeji: Highest goal scorer in NPFL history (148 goals; 2015)
  • Ishaya Jatau: First golden boot winner in NPFL history (17 goals; 1990)
Kano Pillars Football Club
  • Most unbeaten run at home stadium in NPFL history: 202 games (2015)

Players

  • Ahmed Musa: Youngest top goalscorer in a league season (18 years old – 18 goals; 2010)
  • Rabiu Ali: first player in the history of the NPFL to score in 14 consecutive seasons (2022)
Kwara United Football Club

Players

  • Dele Aiyenugba: Most clean sheets in a single NPFL season (16; 2021)
Lobi Stars Football Club

Players

  • Anthony Okpotu: Most hat-tricks in a single NPFL season (3; 2017)
Mighty Jets International Football Club
  • First winner of the Nigerian League (1972)
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club
  • First NPFL game played under floodlights (MFM FC Vs Kano Pillars; Agege Stadium, Lagos; 2016)
Rivers United Football Club
  • Biggest aggregate win by a Nigerian club in a CAF Confederation Cup tie (5-0 over Bloemfontein Celtic; 2021)
Sunshine Stars Football Club

Players

  • Chibundu Amah: Fastest hat-trick in NPFL history (within 10 minutes; 2019)

 

 

 

Research credits

*This compilation [Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Best Individual And Club Records ] was first researched by Toju Micheal Ogbe on the 3rd of June 2022 – and was last updated by Toju Micheal Ogbe on the 6th of June, 2022 – without interference or sponsorship by the featured institutions, clubs and players.

Written and poster designed by: Toju Micheal Ogbe.

*If you have information or recommendations that could be relevant in improving this compilation, please comment or write to us at positivenaija@yahoo.com and we will review/update the article accordingly. Thank you.

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