About FAZ

PRESIDENT LUNGU CONGRATULATES ZAMBIA UNDER 20 FOR COSAFA TRIUMPH

Lotto Zambia

Leauge History


THE ZAMBIAN PREMIER LEAGUE /TOPFLIGHT: 1962-2019

The Zambian topflight was established in1962 under the National Football League (NFL), comprising 13 teams. Ordered alphabetically, these are; Bancroft North-End (Konkola Blades), Broken Hill Warriors (Kabwe Warriors), City of Lusaka, Kitwe United, Lusaka Queens Park, Mufulira United and Mufulira Wanderers.

The rest are Nchanga Rangers, Nchanga Sports, Ndola FC, Ndola United, Rhokana United (Nkana FC) and Roan United. Of the 13 founder members, Lusaka Queens Park, Nchanga Sports and Ndola United have since been disbanded.

Of the surviving ten teams, Nkana is the most successful with 12 League titles while Wanderers are second on 9 crowns. Overall, Wanderers are Zambia’s most successful club with 49 honours domestically.

Elsewhere, four of the ten surviving teams, Kitwe United, Konkola Blades and Ndola United, have failed to win the topflight title.

Outside the 13 founder members, only Zesco United and Zanaco FC have won the most league titles, seven times each.

Elsewhere, only Zambia Army (Green Buffaloes) and Nkana Red Devils (Nkana FC) have won the league title the unbeaten fashion. 

The former led the way in 1974, winning 19 and drawing 7 in 26 games. Nkana would emulate the feat in 1982, in what was the club’s first ever Premier league crown. From 22 matches played, the team from the mining town of Kitwe, won 10 times and drew the rest.

Collectively with the 13 founder members whose first league games were played on March 4, 1962, a total of 67 teams have gone on to play in the topflight up to May 26, 2019 when the transitional Premier league was concluded.

 Total of 11 teams have won the topflight title the last 58 seasons (1962-2019).


ZAMBIA’S TOPFLIGHT/PREMIER LEAGUE WINNERS SINCE INCEPTION WHEN THE FIRST OFFICIAL LEAGUE MATCHES WERE PLAYED ON MARCH 4, 1962


Winners Name No. of Titles Location
Nkana FC12Kitwe
Mufulira Wanderers09Mufulira
Zesco United08Ndola
Zanaco FC07Lusaka
Green Buffaloes06Lusaka
Power Dynamos06Kitwe
Kabwe Warriors05Kabwe
Nchanga Rangers02Chingola
Roan United01Luanshya
City of Lusaka01Lusaka
Red Arrows01Lusaka

ZAMBIA’S FOOTBALLER-OF-THE-YEAR WINNERS SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE PRESTIGIOUS INDIVIDUAL AWARD IN I968-2018


YEAR PLAYER PLAYING POSITION CLUB
1968Godfrey ChitaluStrikerKitwe United
1969Boniface SimutoweUtility PlayerKabwe Warriors
1970Godfrey ChitaluStrikerKitwe United
1971Richard StephensonMidfielderKabwe Warriors
1972Godfrey ChitaluStrikerKabwe Warriors
1973Dickson MakwazaDefenderMufulira Wanderers
1974Bernard ChandaStrikerRhokana United
1975Edwin MbasoDefenderNdola United
1976Alex CholaStrikerMufulira Blackpool
1977Vincent ChilesheGoalkeeprRoan United
1978Godfrey ChitaluStrikerKabwe Warriors
1979Godfrey ChitaluStrikerKabwe Warriors
1980Kaizer KalamboDefenderNdola United
1981Michael MusondaDefenderPower Dynamos
1982Peter KaumbaMidfielderPower Dynamos
1983Ashols MeluStrikerMufulira Wanderers
1984Kalusha BwalyaMidfielderMufulira Wanderers
1985Jack ChandaMidfielder/StrikerKabwe Warriors
1986Johnson BwalyaMidfielderMufulira Wanderers
1987Ashols MeluDeffenderMufulira Wanderers
1988Wisdom ChansaMidfilder/StrikerPower Dynamos
1989Derby MakinkaMidfeilderPower Dynamos
1990Gibby MbaselaMidfeilderNkana Red Devils
1991Maybin M’gaiwaStrikerKabwe Warriors
1992Eston MulengaDefenderNkana FC
1993James PhiriGoalkeeperZanaco FC
2005Adubelo PhiriStrikerRed Arrows
2006Sebastian MwansaMidfielderGreen Buffaloes
2007Rainford KalabaMidfielderZesco United
2008Kennedy MudendaMidfielderPower Dynamos
2009Patrick KabambaMidfielderZanaco FC
2010Jacob BandaGoalkeeperZesco United
2010Jacob BandaGoalkeeperZesco United
2012Mukuka MulengaMidfielderPower Dynamos
2013Bronson ChamaDefenderRed Arrows FC
2014Ronald KampambaStrikerNkana FC
2015Winstone KalengoStrikerZesco United
2016Ziyo TemboDefenderZanaco FC
2017Augustine MulengaStrikerZanaco FC
2018Idris MbomboStrikerNkana FC