League Champions

The first championship that was organised on the island was held in 1909. The first contestants were the Boys’ Empire League, Floriana, Malta University, St. Joseph’s United and Sliema Wanderers. The title was won by Floriana. This success was repeated for three successive seasons. Hamrun Spartans in 1914 broke Floriana’s domination to win their first championship. Up to 1919, the title changed hands each year with Valletta United, St. George’s and the King’s Own Malta regiment winning the championship. Between 1919 and 1940, the championship was always a matter of the ‘Old Firm’, Floriana and Sliema Wanderers, except for 1931-32 when Valletta United won the league.

Following World War II, the league format became more stable. However Floriana and Sliema were still dominant, sharing the titles between 1948 and 1958. In 1960, Hibernians won the championship for the first time and one year later, Maltese clubs started participating in the UEFA club competitions. The Old Firm’s dominion was broken with Valletta and Hibernians winning several championships. The 1980’s saw a newcomer to elite soccer, Rabat Ajax winning the championship consecutively for two years.

In the 90’s, the championship once again became a matter of the big clubs: Valletta, Floriana, Sliema, Hamrun and Hibernians. But with the start of the new millennium, Birkirkara were declared champions for the first time. Marsaxlokk also won their first ever title in 2007.

SeasonChampionsRunners-Up
1909/10FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1910/11No competition held
1911/12FlorianaHamrun Spartans
1912/13FlorianaHamrun Spartans
1913/14Hamrun SpartansSt. George’s
1914/15Valletta UnitedHamrun Spartans
1915/16No competition held
1916/17St. George’sSliema Wanderers
1917/18Hamrun SpartansSt. George’s
1918/19King’s Own Malta Regiment Hamrun United
1919/20Sliema WanderersHamrun Spartans
1920/21FlorianaMarsa United
1921/22FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1922/23Sliema WanderersFloriana
1923/24Sliema WanderersVittoriosa Stars
1924/25FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1925/26Sliema WanderersFloriana
1926/27FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1927/28FlorianaValletta United
1928/29FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1929/30Sliema WanderersSt. George’s
1930/31FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1931/32Valletta UnitedSliema Wanderers
1932/33Sliema WanderersHibernians
1933/34Sliema WanderersHibernians
1934/35FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1935/36Sliema WanderersFloriana
1936/37FlorianaHibernians
1937/38Sliema WanderersFloriana
1938/39Sliema WanderersMelita
1939/40Sliema WanderersSt. George’s
1940/44No competition held
1944/45VallettaSliema Athletics
1945/46VallettaSliema Athletics
1946/47Hamrun SpartansValletta
1947/48VallettaHamrun Spartans
1948/49Sliema WanderersHamrun Spartans
1949/50FlorianaHamrun Spartans
1950/51FlorianaHibernians
1951/52FlorianaHamrun Spartans
1952/53FlorianaBirkirkara
1953/54Sliema WanderersFloriana
1954/55FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1955/56Sliema WanderersFloriana
1956/57Sliema WanderersValletta
1957/58FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1958/59VallettaSliema Wanderers
1959/60VallettaHibernians
1960/61HiberniansValletta
1961/62FlorianaValletta
1962/63VallettaHibernians
1963/64Sliema WanderersValletta
1964/65Sliema WanderersValletta
1965/66Sliema WanderersFloriana
1966/67HiberniansSliema Wanderers
1967/68FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1968/69HiberniansFloriana
1969/70FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1970/71Sliema WanderersMarsa
1971/72Sliema WanderersFloriana
1972/73FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1973/74VallettaHibernians
1974/75FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1975/76Sliema WanderersFloriana FC
1976/77FlorianaSliema Wanderers
1977/78VallettaHibernians
1978/79HiberniansValletta
1979/80VallettaSliema Wanderers
1980/81HiberniansSliema Wanderers
1981/82HiberniansSliema Wanderers
1982/83Hamrun SpartansValletta/Rabat Ajax
1983/84VallettaRabat Ajax
1984/85Rabat AjaxHamrun Spartans
1985/86Rabat AjaxHibernians
1986/87Hamrun SpartansValletta
1987/88Hamrun SpartansSliema Wanderers
1988/89Sliema WanderersValletta
1989/90VallettaSliema Wanderers
1990/91Hamrun SpartansValletta
1991/92VallettaFloriana
1992/93FlorianaHamrun Spartans
1993/94HiberniansFloriana
1994/95HiberniansSliema W.
1995/96Sliema WanderersValletta
1996/97VallettaBirkirkara
1997/98VallettaBirkirkara
1998/99VallettaBirkirkara
1999/2000BirkirkaraSliema W.
2000/01VallettaSliema W.
2001/02HiberniansSliema W.
2002/03Sliema W.Birkirkara
2003/04Sliema W.Birkirkara
2004/05Sliema W.Birkirkara
2005/06BirkirkaraSliema W.
2006/07MarsaxlokkSliema W.
2007/08VallettaMarsaxlokk
2008/09HiberniansValletta
2009/10BirkirkaraValletta
2010/11VallettaFloriana
2011/12VallettaHibernians
2012/13BirkirkaraHibernians