The Nigeria Professional Football League has been
ranked the 57th strongest national league in the world
for 2019 by
the International Federation of Football History &
Compared to its ranking the previous year, the NPFL
has made remarkable progress as it occupied the
77th position in 2018.
Eight African Leagues were included in the top 60;
namely Tunisia (15), Morocco (17), Egypt (30), Angola
(48), South Africa (50), Zambia (55), Nigeria (57) and
The Nigeria Professional Football League tallied 346.5
points, 316 less than the strongest league in Africa,
Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
Since the beginning of the new millennium, Nigeria
have won the CAF Champions League on two
occasions through Enyimba of Aba, with their last title coming in 2004.
For the first time since 2009, the Premier League has
been recognized as the strongest league in the world
following the performances of Liverpool, Tottenham
Hotspur and Manchester City in European
In second place is Brazil’s Serie A, followed by Spain’s
La Liga, Italian Serie A and Colombia’s Categoría Primera A.