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Karachi Football League

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Covid-19
Country  Pakistan
Number of teams  19
TV partners  Ten Sports Pakistan
Confederation  AFC
Promotion to  D Division

The Karachi Football League is a semi-professional football league based in Karachi in Sindh Province and is 1st on the Pakistan football league system. It is currently the most popular football league in Pakistan and the country's most popular sports league after the PSL. Karachi United are the league's most popular club. In 2015, the final standings were 1) Burma Mohammedan, 2) Korangi Baloch Sharafi, 3) Salar Welfare Centre. The 25,000-capacity Peoples Football Stadium in Karachi is used for some major games.

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History

The Karachi Football League was created by Karachi United and began its inaugural season in 2003-04 as the "All Karachi Clubs League". From 2003-04 until 2008-09, the league was sponsored by "KASB Group of Companies" which was the Title Sponsor of the event for the first six editions. Coca-Cola Pakistan is now the league sponsor.

Format

In 2003-04, the inaugural season saw 10 clubs competing on a single league basis with the famous Lyari based Hyderi Baluch crowned as champions. In the first five seasons, five different clubs won the championship until Shazad Muhammadan won back-to-back titles in 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. In the 2008-09 season, the league expanded to 16 clubs, with the top eight clubs competing in a playoff.

Group A

  • Karachi United
  • Baloch Mujahid
  • Salar Welfare Centre
  • Khyber Muslim
  • Burma Mohammedan
  • Maymar Sports
  • Islah Baloch
  • FC Rovers
  • Young Azizabad
  • Irfan Memorial Lanhdi
  • Group B

  • Azam Sports
  • Korangi Baloch Sharafi
  • Baloch Youth Malir
  • Jam XI Malir
  • Maripur Green
  • Aga Khan Gymkhana
  • Usmanabad Union
  • Gulistan Friends Korangi
  • Malik Star
  • Wasif Memorial
  • Winners

  • 2003-04: Hyderi Baloch
  • 2004–05:
  • 2005–06:
  • 2006–07:
  • 2007–08: Shazad Mohammedan
  • 2008-09: Shazad Mohammedan
  • 2009–10:
  • 2010–11:
  • 2011–12:
  • 2012-13:
  • 2013-14:
  • 2014-15: Burma Mohammedan
  • 2015-16:
  • 2014-15 round of 16

    1. Hunter Sports vsNational Fighter 26.4.2015 – Sixteen Star Ground

    2. Baloch Mujahid vs Usmanabad Union 27.2015 – Balochh Mujahid Stadium

    3. Ghani XI vs Muslim Brothers 28.4.2015 – Sixteen Star Ground

    4. Salar Welfare Centre vs Mauripur Baloch 29.4.2015 – Sixteen Star Ground

    5. Korangi Baloch Sharafi vs Khyber Muslim 30.4.2015 – Sixteen Star Ground

    6. Irfan Memorial vs Burma Mohammedan 01.5.2015 – Sixteen Star Ground

    7. Azam Sports vs Karachi United 01.5.2015 – Baloch Mujahid Stadium

    8. Askani Sports vs Azad XI 02.5.2015 – Sixteen Star Ground

    2014-15 final standings

    1) Gold: Burma Mohammedan

    2) Silver: Korangi Baloch Sharafi

    3) Bronze: Salar Welfare Centre

    References

    Karachi Football League Wikipedia


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