However, the next three consecutive seasons would be again dominated by St. George, under the guide of their manager Mencho, St. George would add their 7th, 8th and 9th Premier League titles (22nd, 23rd, & 24th titles overall). George's biggest rivals, Ethiopian Coffee, would put a stop to their tremendous run by winning the 2010-11 title, their first Premier League title (second title overall).
C. 16 2022-23 Esmael Goro-Agoro 8 *The 2019-20 Season was voided after week 17. All-Time Top Goal Scorers No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. See also Ethiopian Higher League Addis Ababa City Cup Ethiopian Cup Ethiopian Super Cup List of Ethiopian football champions References ^ Berhanu, Markos (October 7, 2020). "SuperSport acquires exclusive rights to broadcast Ethiopian Premier League matches". Ethiosports. ^ "Ethiopia - List of Champions". www. rsssf. com. RSSSF.
Winners Winning years, First Division era Winning years, Premier League era Saint George SC (Addis Abeba) 1950, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022 Mechal (includes Army & Defense) [Addis Abeba] 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1976, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1989 Cotton FC (Dire Dawa) 5 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1983 Asmara (includes Hamassien) [Eritrea] 4 1955, 1957, 1972, 1973 exited Ethiopia (1994) EEPCO (Addis Abeba) 3 1993 1998, 2001 Tele SC (Eritrea) 1959, 1969, 1970 Ethiopian Coffee (Addis Abeba; a. k.
 Champions In total 18 clubs have won the top division of Ethiopian football, including titles before the inception of the Ethiopian Premier League, namely in the Division one. This list includes clubs from Eritrea (Asmara [includes Hamassien], Embassoria [includes Akale Guzay], Tele SC) which played their football in Ethiopia until the creation of the Eritrean Premier League in 1994.
 In June 2017 as part of the Ethiopian Football Federation's digitization process the rights to broadcast the premier league were opened for bidding to five companies including Kana TV, ENN, Walta TV and Chinese Pay television broadcaster, StarTimes.  However, the Federation was not satisfied with their income distribution statements in the proposals and negotiations stalled.  In October 2020, SuperSport secured exclusive broadcast rights to the Ethiopian Premier League.
The title race once again came down to the last day as Hawassa City had to beat Nyala S. to fend off the likes of Ethiopian Coffee S. and Trans Ethiopia for the Premier League title.  The following two season were once again dominated by St. as they were able to lift their 5th and 6th Premier League titles (20th and 21st titles overall). The start of the 2006–07 season saw the league expand to 16 clubs. The season ended with Hawassa City winning their second title in as many years preventing a St. three peat.
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lifted the trophy for the first time in their history on the last day.  Jimma Aba Jifar and St. George came into the last day tied on points and goal difference, but a 5–0 victory for Jimma Aba Jifar and a 2-0 result for St. meant that the title would go to Jimma thanks to +3 goal difference advantage over St. After the 2017-18 season the EFF and premier league clubs agreed to reduce the number of foreign players allowed on each team to three. Rising wages and the neglect of home grown players were given as some of the reasons why the move was made. On May 5, 2020, the 2019-20 Season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, no champion was awarded and no clubs were relegated from the league in this season.
 Premier League Era The inaugural 1997-98 Ethiopian Premier League Season saw Ethio Electric (known as Mebrat Hail at the time) lift the trophy. The following year the league decided to increase the number of teams to 10, a year that ended with perennial favorites St. George S. C lifting their first Premier League trophy (16th title overall). George would go on to repeat as champions the following year (1999-00 season).  The 2000–01 season was a special one in the league thanks in large part to the offensive display of Ethio Electric striker Yordanos Abay.
Ethiopian Premier League - WikipediaBetking Ethiopian Premier LeagueFounded1997 (1990 E. C. )Country Ethiopia (16 teams)ConfederationCAFNumber of teams16Level on pyramid1Relegation toEthiopian Higher LeagueDomestic cup(s)Ethiopian CupEthiopian Super CupAddis Ababa City CupGofere Sidama CupTana CupInternational cup(s)CAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederation CupCurrent championsSaint George (15th title) (2021–22)Most championshipsSaint George SC (15)Top goalscorerAbubeker NassirYigezu Bogale(14 goals each)TV partnersSuperSportWebsiteethiopianpremierleague.
a. Coffee) 1997 2011 Embassoria (includes Akale Guzay) [Eritrea] 1958, 1974 Ethio-Cement 1961, 1964 2004, 2007 British Military Mission-BMME (Addis Abeba) 1944 Fasil Kenema (Gondar) 2021 Dedebit (Addis Abeba/Mekele) 2013 Jimma Aba Jifar (Jimma) 2018 Mekelle 70 Enderta (Mekelle) 2019 Ermejachen (Addis Abeba) 1981 Key Baher (Addis Abeba) 1948 Medr Babur (Dire Dawa) 1977 Ogaden Anbassa (Harar) 1978 Omedla (Addis Abeba) 1979 Tegl Fre (Addis Abeba) 1980 Previous winners *The 2006–07 season was abandoned in June 2007 after 12 clubs (including all 7 clubs from the capital Addis Abeba) boycotted the league season.
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As a result, the team with the most points among those that remained, Hawassa City, was crowned champion. Top Goal Scorer Top Goal Scorer by Season Year Best scorers Team Goals 2000–01 Yordanos Abay EEPCO 24 2001–02 20 2004–05 Medhane Tadesse Trans Ethiopia 19 2005–06 Tesfaye Tafese Unknown 2006–07 2007–08 Saladin Said Saint George SC 21 2010–11 Adane Girma Getaneh Kebede Saint George SC Dedebit 2011–12 Adane Girma 22 2014-15 Samuel Sanumi Dedebit Getaneh Kebede 25 Okiki Afolabi Jimma Aba Jifar 23 2018-19 Amanuel Gebremichael Mekelle 70 Enderta 18 2019-20* Mujib Kassim Fasil Kenema SC 14* Abubeker Nassir Ethiopian Coffee SC 29 2021-22 Yigezu Bogale Sidama Coffee S.
Abay scored what was then a record 24 goals during his league campaign helping Ethio Electric to its second Premier League title (3rd overall title). His record would stand 16 years until being surpassed by Dedebit striker Getaneh Kebede who scored 25 goals during the 2016-17 season. The following season (2001-02 season) Ethio Electric were picked by many to repeat as champions, but fell short of expectation by finishing behind eventual champions St. George.  The 2002–03 season saw the first real contenders from outside the Addis Ababa push for a Premier League title. The title race came down to the last day with St.
2017-18 Mekelakeya 11 1988-89 Saint George 30 2016-17 Ethio Electric S. C Sidama Coffee 25, 000 Wolaitta Dicha Wolaita Sodo Sodo Stadium 30, 000 Wolkite City Wolkite Wolkite Stadium 1, 500 2021–22 season Champion: Saint George SC Relegated: Sebeta City, Jimma Aba Jifar, Addis Ababa City Promoted: Ethio Electric S. C., Legetafo Legedadi and Ethiopian Insurance F. C. Television Rights In the past matches were rarely if ever broadcast live on television, with those that did airing on the national broadcaster EBC. However, the liberalization of the television market in recent years has allowed for informal transmission of live matches, especially on regional channels such as Amhara TV in the north and Debub TV in the south.
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