Premier League

CountryJamaicaJamaica
Season2023

The Premier League, also known as the Jamaica National Premier League, is the highest level of professional football in Jamaica. Established in 1973, it is organized by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and is often referred to as the "Red Stripe Premier League" due to its long-standing sponsorship with the beer company.

The league consists of 12 teams from across the island, including popular clubs such as Portmore United, Tivoli Gardens, and Waterhouse FC. The teams compete in a regular season that runs from September to April, followed by a playoff system to determine the national champion. The bottom two teams at the end of the season are relegated to the lower division, while the top two teams from the lower division are promoted, ensuring a constant cycle of competition and fresh talent.

Over the years, the Premier League has been a breeding ground for some of Jamaica's most talented footballers, many of whom have gone on to represent the national team, the Reggae Boyz, in international competitions. This includes players like Ricardo Gardner, who had a successful career with Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League, and Leon Bailey, who currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga.

Despite facing challenges such as limited funding and infrastructure, the Premier League has remained a cornerstone of Jamaican football. It has not only provided a platform for local players to showcase their skills but has also played a crucial role in fostering community spirit and national pride. Matches often draw large crowds, with passionate fans turning out in their numbers to support their local teams.

The league has also made significant strides in improving its standards and professionalism. In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the quality of pitches, enhance player welfare, and increase the commercial viability of the league. This has included securing broadcast deals to televise matches both locally and internationally, thus increasing the league's visibility and appeal.

In conclusion, the Premier League is more than just a football league; it is a symbol of Jamaican culture and passion for the beautiful game. Despite its challenges, it continues to grow and develop, contributing significantly to the development of football in Jamaica and the Caribbean at large.

Premier League Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Premier League in 2023

Player Team Goals
tivoli-gardens 11
cavalier 8
portmore-united 8
harbour-view 8
dunbeholden 7
molynes-united 7
cavalier 6
waterhouse 6
vere-united 5
arnett-gardens 5

Premier League standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Cavalier players, news and schedule Cavalier 18 12 4 2 28 9 19 40
2 Mount Pleasant Academy players, news and schedule Mount Pleasant Academy 18 12 3 3 27 13 14 39
3 Tivoli Gardens players, news and schedule Tivoli Gardens 18 11 4 3 33 15 18 37
4 Portmore United players, news and schedule Portmore United 18 10 6 2 31 13 18 36
5 Arnett Gardens players, news and schedule Arnett Gardens 18 10 4 4 28 17 11 34
6 Waterhouse players, news and schedule Waterhouse 18 7 5 6 24 18 6 26
7 Dunbeholden players, news and schedule Dunbeholden 18 6 6 6 16 20 -4 24
8 Montego Bay United players, news and schedule Montego Bay United 18 6 5 7 24 25 -1 23
9 Harbour View players, news and schedule Harbour View 18 4 7 7 25 27 -2 19
10 Vere United players, news and schedule Vere United 18 5 4 9 18 24 -6 19
11 Humble Lions players, news and schedule Humble Lions 18 5 3 10 18 30 -12 18
12 Molynes United players, news and schedule Molynes United 18 3 7 8 18 31 -13 16
13 Treasure Beach players, news and schedule Treasure Beach 18 2 2 14 10 30 -20 8
14 Lime Hall Academy players, news and schedule Lime Hall Academy 18 1 4 13 8 36 -28 7

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 44/54 81%
Over/Under 8/11 73%
League Correct %
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 20/23 87%
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 44/54 81%
First League logo First League 105/133 79%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 121/157 77%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 56/73 77%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 99/128 77%
NPFL logo NPFL 86/113 76%
Pro League logo Pro League 102/135 76%