In 1961, a league championship of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (corresponding to current Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe) was organised but aborted.
before independence (as Rhodesia) 1962 Bulawayo Rovers 1963 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1964 Bulawayo Rovers 1965 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1966 St. Pauls 1967 State House Tornados (Salisbury) 1968 Bulawayo Sables 1969 Bulawayo Sables 1970 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1971 Arcadia United (Salisbury) 1972 Salisbury Sables 1973 Metal Box 1974 Salisbury Sables 1975 Chibuku (Salisbury) 1976 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1977 Zimbabwe Saints (Bulawayo) 1978 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1979 CAPS United (Salisbury) NB: St. Pauls' title in 1966 was the only one for a club from outside Salisbury or Bulawayo (until that of Black Rhinos 1984) since independence 1980 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1981 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1982 Dynamos (Salisbury) 1983 Dynamos (Harare) 1984 Black Rhinos (Mutare) 1985 Dynamos (Harare) 1986 Dynamos (Harare) 1987 Black Rhinos (Mutare) 1988 Zimbabwe Saints (Bulawayo) 1989 Dynamos (Harare) 1990 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 1991 Dynamos (Harare) 1992 Black Aces (Harare) 1993 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 1994 Dynamos (Harare) 1995 Dynamos (Harare) 1996 CAPS United (Harare) 1997 Dynamos (Harare) 1998/99 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 2000 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 2001 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 2002 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 2003 AmaZulu (Bulawayo) 2004 CAPS United (Harare) 2005 CAPS United (Harare) 2006 Highlanders (Bulawayo) 2007 Dynamos (Harare) 2008 Monomotapa (Harare) 2009 Gunners (Harare) 2010 Motor Action (Harare) 2011 Dynamos (Harare) 2012 Dynamos (Harare) 2013 Dynamos (Harare) 2014 Dynamos (Harare) 2015 Chicken Inn (Bulawayo) 2016 CAPS United (Harare) 2017 FC Platinum (Zvishavane) 2018 FC Platinum (Zvishavane) 2019 NB: The city of Harare was known as Salisbury before 1982. Notes: Black Aces FC were a splinter club from the previous Chibuku FC which folded CAPS United = Central African Pharmaceutical Society - CAPS United were previously known as CAPS Rovers (until 1978 or 1979) Black Rhinos were a splinter club from Highlanders (Bulawayo) - both teams continuing in parallel Bulawayo Rovers won the Matabeleland Division One 26 times
Thanks to Angus Gordon-Farleigh for notes
Sources: [Oli 95], [Mac 96], [Ric 99].
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