Football in Papua New Guinea
CountryPapua New Guinea
Governing bodyPapua New Guinea Football Association
National team(s)men's national team
women's nationsl team
national futsal team
Club competitions
International competitions

The sport of football in the country of Papua New Guinea is run by the Papua New Guinea Football Association.[1] The association has been affiliated with FIFA and the Oceania Football Confederation since 1966. The association administers national football and futsal teams, as well as the national league. Football is the most popular sport together with rugby league in Papua New Guinea.

In 2016 PNG hosted the U-20 Women's World Cup.

League system

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Papua New Guinea National Soccer League
14 clubs in 4 regional conferences

Top clubs from PNG participate in the Oceania Champions League including in 2009-10 when Hekari United won that competition and went on to represent Oceania at the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.

Champions

Season Winner
Papua New Guinea Overall Championship
1976 Mopi FC (1)
1977 Germania FC (1)
1978 Tarangau SC (1)
1979 Tarangau SC (2)
1980 No competition
1981 Mopi FC (2)
1982 Buresong FC (1)
1983 No competition
1984 Buresong FC (2)
1985 No competition
1986 Guria Port Moresby (1)
1987 Westpac FC (1)
1988 Guria Lahi (1)
1989 Guria Port Moresby (2)
1990 Leipon Manus (1)
1991 Not known
1992 Guria Port Moresby (3)
1993 Not known
1994 Not known
1995 ICF University (1)
1996 ICF University (2)
1997 ICF University (3)
1998 ICF University (4)
Season Winner
1999 Guria Lahi (2)
2000 Unitech FC (1)
2001 Sobou FC (1)
2002 Sobou FC (2)
2003 Sobou FC (3)
2004 Sobou FC (4)
2005 Sobou FC (5)
Papua New Guinea National Soccer League
2006 Hekari United (1)
2007–08 Hekari United (2)
2008–09 Hekari United (3)
2009–10 Hekari United (4)
2010–11 Hekari United (5)
2011–12 Hekari United (6)
2013 Hekari United (7)
2014 Hekari United (8)
2015 Toti City FC (1)
2015–16 Toti City FC (2)
2017 Toti City FC (3)
2018 Toti City FC (4)
2019 Toti City FC (5)
2019–20 Toti City FC (6)
2021 Cancelled

References

  1. ^ "PNG Soccer moves to bridge gap - Papua New Guinea - News - Islands Business magazine". Islandsbusiness.com. 2013-09-20. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-06.