Benin Premier League

Benin Premier League
Founded 1969
Country Benin
Confederation CAF
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Benin Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Benin Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Buffles du Borgou FC
Most championships AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé (12)
2017 Benin Premier League

The Benin Premier League, also called Championnat National du Bénin in French, is the highest football division in Benin. The league was delivered in 1969 for the first time. Currently, it is composed by 14 clubs playing a double round-robin tournament. The winner of the Premier League earns a place in the CAF Champions League. The last two clubs are relegated to Second Division which is composed by 11 teams.

Clubs 2016

Previous champions[1]

Performance by club[1]

Club Titles Last Title
AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé122003
Buffles du Borgou FC42017
Mogas 90 FC32006
Requins de l'Atlantique FC31990
AS Porto-Novo31973
Jeunesse Athlétique du Plateau12013
Tonnerre d'Abomey FC12007
Toffa Cotonou11995
Postel Sport FC11991
Lions de l'Atakory11984
Ajijas Cotonou11981
Etoile Sportive Porto-Novo11974
AS Cotonou11971
FAD Cotonou11969

Champion Rankings

Note: There were no champions in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009. The championship was abandoned in 2004, 2010/11 2014/15 & 2015/16.

Season Champion Runner Up
1969FAD Cotonou
1970AS Porto-Novo
1971AS Cotonou
1972AS Porto-Novo
1973AS Porto-Novo
1974Étoile Sportive Porto-Novo
1975no competition
1976no competition
1977no competition
1978Dragons de l'Ouémé
1979Dragons de l'Ouémé
1980Buffles FC
1981Ajijas Cotonou
1982Dragons de l'OuéméRequins de l'Atlantique FC
1983Dragons de l'Ouémé
1984Lions de l'Atacora
1985Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1986Dragons de l'Ouémé
1987Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1988no competition
1989Dragons de l'Ouémé
1990Requins de l'Atlantique FC
1991Postel Sport FC
1992Buffles FC
1993Dragons de l'Ouémé
1994Dragons de l'Ouémé
1995Toffa Cotonou
1996Mogas 90 FCDragons de l'Ouémé
1997Mogas 90 FCDragons de l'Ouémé
1998Dragons de l'OuéméMogas 90 FC
1999Dragons de l'OuéméMogas 90 FC
2000no official championship
2001no official championships
2002Dragons de l'OuéméRequins de l'Atlantique FC
2003Dragons de l'OuéméBuffles FC
2005/06Mogas 90 FCDragons de l'Ouémé
2007Tonnerre d'AbomeySoleil FC
2008/09transitional championship, declared invalid
2009/10AS Port autonome de CotonouBuffles de Borgou
2011/12AS Port autonome de CotonouTonnerre FC
2012/13Jeunesse Athlétique du Plateau
2013/14Buffles de BorgouPanthères de Djougou
2016/17Buffles de BorgouEnergie FC


  1. 1 2 Boesenberg, Eric; Bovi Diogo, Julio. "Benin - List of Champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
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