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Check Out The Information About The New Zealand Football Championship

The New Zealand Football Championship is called Te Whakataetae Whutupaoro a Aotearoa in Māori. This is the top men’s association football league in New Zealand. Different from almost other premier leagues, this competition crowns titles for both Grand Champions and Premiership Winners

What is the New Zealand Football Championship?

The N.Z Football Championship is the highest tier of the New Zealand league system. Its first season was held in 2004 as the successor to a myriad of short-lived football leagues in the country, including the National Soccer League, the National Summer Soccer League, and the New Zealand Superclub League

The New Zealand Football League is also called the ISPS Handa Men's Premiership for its sponsorship reasons. It will be officially known as the National League Championship from the 2021-22 season. 

New Zealand Football PremiershipNew Zealand Football Premiership

How is the Format of the New Zealand Football Championship?

A season of the championship lasts from October to April. It contains an 18-round regular season, a playoff series involving the four highest-ranked teams, and a Grand Final between the two best teams. At the end of the season, the two clubs gain the qualification for the OFC Champions League, which is the continental competition for the Oceania region. A special thing about this league is that it does not use a system of promotion and relegation like most of the other leagues in the world. It is a closed league similar to the A-League in Australia and Major league Soccer in the United States. 

Regular Season

This is the first round of the New Zealand Championship where all 10 participating teams play the others twice: once at home and once away. Before applying this format, the teams play one another three times in the regular season until the 2008 season. They get three points for a win, one point for a draw, and none for a loss. The top four teams at the ending of the season enter the playoffs. 

The Playoffs and Grand Final  

The play-off round consists of two semi-final games. Their winners become the best two teams in the league to join the grand final game afterward. 

Qualification to OFC Champions League

The two teams of the NZFC qualifying for the OFC Champions League are the team that won the regular season (the Minor Premier) and the team that won the Grand Final (the Champion). If the same team wins both the titles, the second OFC Champions League spot is granted to the runner-up of the regular season.

Team Wellington win the 2020-21 New Zealand Football ChampionshipTeam Wellington win the 2020-21 New Zealand Football Championship

2020-21 New Zealand Football Championship

The 2020-21 season is the seventeenth edition of the NZFC. There are 8 teams taking part in the competition. The change from ten to eight teams was because Tasman United and Southern United joined Canterbury United to form a united South Island team, playing under the Canterbury United name. In this season, Auckland City is the Premier winner and Team Wellington is the Championship winner. 

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New Zealand Football Championship Teams 

Team

Location

Stadium

Capacity

Manager

Kit manufacturer

Shirt sponsor

Auckland City

Auckland

Kiwitea Street

3,250

José Figueira

Dynasty Sport

Vuksich & Borich, Trillian Trust Inc

Canterbury United

Christchurch

English Park

9,000

Lee Padmore

Nike

McDonald's

Eastern Suburbs

Auckland

Madills Farm

1,000

Tony Readings

Lilywhites

Winger Motors

Hamilton Wanderers

Hamilton

Porritt Stadium

5,000

Kale Herbert

Kelme

The Soccer Shop

Hawke's Bay United

Napier

Bluewater Stadium

5,000

Chris Greatholder

Bill Robertson

Adidas

Thirsty Whale

Team Wellington

Wellington

David Farrington Park

2,250

Scott Hales

Nike

Stonewood Homes

Waitakere United

Auckland

Seddon Fields

1,000

Chris Milicich

Lotto Sport Italia

Triumph Motorcycles

Wellington Phoenix

Lower Hutt

Fraser Park

750

Paul Temple

Adidas

Huawei

 

 Best Teams of the New Zealand Football Championship over years

According to the below New Zealand Football Championship results, Auckland City is the most successful team in the league with 12 Premiership titles and 8 Championship titles as of the 2020-21 season. The second rank belongs to Waitakere United with 5 titles in both premiership and championship. Team Wellington’s members are playing very well in recent years and they are the current champions of the league in the 2020-21 season. 

 

Champions of the New Zealand Football Championship

Season

Regular Season

Grand Final

Premiers

Points

Runners-up

Points

Champions

Score

Runners-up

2004–05

Auckland City

46

Waitakere United

40

Auckland City

3 – 2

Waitakere United

2005–06

Auckland City

48

YoungHeart Manawatu

46

Auckland City

3 – 3 (a.e.t.)

4 – 3 (p.s.o.)

Canterbury United

2006–07

Waitakere United

47

YoungHeart Manawatu

45

Auckland City

3 – 2

Waitakere United

2007–08

Waitakere United

51

Auckland City

50

Waitakere United

2 – 0

Team Wellington

2008–09

Waitakere United

33

Auckland City

25

Auckland City

2 – 1

Waitakere United

2009–10

Auckland City

31

Waitakere United

29

Waitakere United

3 – 1

Canterbury United

2010–11

Waitakere United

36

Auckland City

30

Waitakere United

3 – 2

Auckland City

2011–12

Auckland City

36

Canterbury United

29

Waitakere United

4 – 1

Team Wellington

2012–13

Waitakere United

37

Auckland City

33

Waitakere United

4 – 3

(a.e.t.)

Auckland City

2013–14

Auckland City

33

Team Wellington

26

Auckland City

1 – 0

Team Wellington

2014–15

Auckland City

42

Team Wellington

30

Auckland City

2 – 1

Hawke's Bay United

2015–16

Auckland City

38

Hawke's Bay United

30

Team Wellington

4 – 2

(a.e.t.)

Auckland City

2016–17

Auckland City

36

Team Wellington

36

Team Wellington

2 – 1

Auckland City

2017–18

Auckland City

40

Team Wellington

37

Auckland City

1 – 0

Team Wellington

2018–19

Auckland City

52

Eastern Suburbs

40

Eastern Suburbs

3 – 0

Team Wellington

2019–20

Auckland City

37

Team Wellington

34†

Auckland City

Not played

Team Wellington

2020–21

Auckland City

28

Team Wellington

26

Team Wellington

4 – 2

Auckland City

Top Best Goalscorers in the New Zealand Football Championship 

 

Year

Player

Club

Goals

2007–08

Graham Little

Team Wellington

12

2008–09

Luis Corrales

Team Wellington

12

2009–10

Seule Soromon

YoungHeart Manawatu

9

2010–11

Allan Pearce

Waitakere United

13

2011–12

George Slefendorfas

Canterbury United

12

2012–13

Roy Krishna

Waitakere United

12

2013–14

Emiliano Tade

Auckland City

12

2014–15

Tyler Boyd

Tom Jackson

Sean Lovemore

Wellington Phoenix

Southern United

Hawke's Bay United

10

2015–16

Ryan De Vries

Auckland City

15

2016–17

Tom Jackson

Team Wellington

16

2017–18

Emiliano Tade

Auckland City

16

2018–19

Callum McCowatt

Eastern Suburbs

21

2019–20

Myer Bevan

Auckland City

15

2020–21

Derek Tieku

Hamish Watson†

Hamilton Wanderers

Team Wellington

12

Reference Sources

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Football_Championship
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E2%80%9321_New_Zealand_Football_Championship