1929 PWD (Onikan, Lagos) [dissolved; PWD = Public Works Department] 1932 Oduko FC (Ife-Ife) [dissolved] 1937 Hercules FC (Ibadan) [dissolved] Nigeria Railway FC (Lagos) 1938 Zik's Athletic Club (Lagos) [dissolved] 1946 Agric FC (Ibadan) [dissolved] 1950 Oluyole Warriors (Ibadan) 1951 NEPA FC (Lagos) [NEPA = National Electric Power Authority; founded as Electric Corporation of Nigeria; dissolved 1997] 1956 Redoubtables FC (Onitsha) [called Onitsha United 1991-2007, Anambra United 2007-2012] 1958 Stationery Stores Wonder FC (Lagos) 1960 Pepsi Cola FC (Ibadan) [merged 1963 with WNDC Ibadan to ICC Shooting Stars] 1963 ICC Shooting Stars (Ibadan) [merger of West Nigeria Development Company Ibadan and Pepsi Cola FC Ibadan] 1964 CRSN FC (?) 1970 Jan 29 Enugu Rangers International FC [founded as Rangers Sports Club] Mighty Jets FC (Jos) Sharks FC (Port Harcourt) [merged 2016 with Dolphin FC to Rivers United FC] Niger Tornadoes FC (Minna) 1971 Brighton FC (Lagos) [dissolved] 1972 Julius Berger FC (Lagos) [aka Bridge FC] Bendel Insurance FC (Benin City) [founded as Vipers of Benin] NITEL Vasco da Gama FC (Enugu) [founded as P and T Vasco da Gama; dissolved 1996] African Continental Bank FC (Lagos) [dissolved 1994] 1973 Lagos Dynamos Bendel United FC (Benin City) [founded as Flash Flamingoes] New Nigeria Bank FC (Benin City) [dissolved 1989] 1974 Kwara United FC (Ilorin) [founded as Kwara Water Corporation FC] 1975 Plateau United FC (Jos) [founded as JIB Strikers FC] 1976 Aug 4 Heartland FC (Owerri) [founded as Spartans FC] Nov ? Enyimba International FC (Aba) Alyufsalam Rocks (Ilorin) [dissolved] Calabar Rovers FC 1981 Lobi Stars FC (Makurdi) [founded as Lobi Bank FC] 1982 BCC Lions (Gboko) [BCC = Benue Clement Club] Leventis United FC (Ibadan) [merger of Carpet Royal (Ibadan), Iddo Tigers (Lagos) and Sanyo FC (Ibadan); dissolved 1987] 1985 NITEL United FC (Lagos) [dissolved] 1986 El Kanemi Warriors (Maiduguri) 1988 Dolphin FC (Port Harcourt) [founded as Eagle Cement; merged 2016 with Sharks FC to Rivers United] 1989 Nov 30 Gombe United FC Jos University Teaching Hospital FC [JUTH] 1989 Sirdona FC (Abule-Egba) 1990 Kano Pillars FC [merger of WREKA FC, Kano Golden Stars and Bank of the North] Udoji United FC (Awka) [played 1990-92 in Enugu; dissolved 2000] 1991 Yobe Desert Stars FC (Damaturu) Keffi United FC Jasper United (Onitsha) [founded as Premier Breweries FC; dissolved 2003] 1993 Bora United SC (Ijero) 1994 Katsina United FC [2009-15 called Spotlight FC] Crown FC (Ogbomosho) 1995 Sunshine Stars FC (Akure) 1996 Prime FC (Osogbo) Akwa United FC (Uyo) Plateau Pyramids SC (Jos) Buffaloes FC (Kano) 1997 Ifeanyi Ubah FC (Nnewi) [founded as Gabros International FC] Jos University Teaching Hospital FC Ibom Stars FC (Akwa) Kwara United FC 1998 Gateway FC (Abeokuta) [founded as Gateway United FC] Warri Wolves FC [founded as Nigerian Ports Authority] Babanawa FC (Anyigba) AS Racines (Lagos) Abuja FC [founded as Buffalo FC (Abuja)] 1999 Anambra United FC (Onitsha) [founded as Ebonyi Angels] 2000 Wikki Tourists FC (Bauchi) Bayelsa United FC (Yenagoa) 2001 Kaduna United FC Delta Force FC (Asaba) [founded as Delta United FC] Zamfara United FC (Gusau) [dissolved 2013] Makwada FC (Fufore) Bussdor United FC (Owerri) [founded as Bussdor United FC (Port Harcourt)] 2002 Nov 12 Ocean Boys FC (Brass) [dissolved 2012] Nasarawa United FC (Lafia) 2003 Abia Warriors FC (Umuahia) 2004 Remo Stars FC (Ijebu-Ode) [2004-09 played in Lagos] Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC (Ilorin) [founded as Bukola Babes FC] Gidi FC (Lagos) 2005 Anambra Pillars FC (Onitsha) [founded as Power United] Nasarawa United FC (Lafia) 2006 Rising Stars FC (Orido City) [originally farm team of Sunshine Stars FC] ESAN FC (Uromi) 2007 Sep ? COD United FC (Lagos) [COD = City Of David] Mountain Top FC (Lagos) [founded as MFM FC (MFM = Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries)] Taraba United FC (Jalingo) [founded as Taraba FC] Westside FC (Ilesa) 2008 My People FC (Lagos) FC Yarmalight (Gombe) 2010 TEAP FC (Abuja) [TEAP = The Everlasting Arms Parish] 2011 DSS FC (Kaduna) Nembe City FC 2012 Dec 21 Ikot Ekpene Allstars FC Giwa FC (Jos) Ogun All Stars FC (Abeokuta) Lagos Tigers FC 2012 Dec 21 Ikot Ekpene Allstars FC 2014 Dec 1 Ikorodu United FC (Lagos) 2016 Feb ? Rivers United FC (Port Harcourt) [merger of Sharks FC and Dolphin FC] George Tournah FC (Kolo) 2017 Oasis FC (Lagos) Women Club Foundation Dates 198? Ufuoma Babes (Warri) 1986 Rivers Angels FC (Port Harcourt) [founded as Larry Angels FC] 1990 Pelican Stars FC (Calabar) 1993 Feb 12 Confluence Queens FC (Lokoja) 1995 Osun Babes FC (Osogbo) [founded as Comfort Queens FC; disbanded 2000 as Obi Babes, reestablished 2004 as Oyinlola Babes, modern name since 2011] 1999 Apr 19 FC Robo International (Lagos) 2000 Bayelsa Queens FC (Yenagoa) Delta Queens FC (Asaba) 2005 Sunshine Queens FK (Akure) 2007 Beautiful Tours Angels FC (Abuja) 2013 COD United Amazons FC (Lagos)
Sources: [Akp 85], [Bak 97], [Boe 03]
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