|Founded||16 May 2009|
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Charity Cup|
|League cup(s)||General Aung San Shield|
|International cup(s)|| AFC Cup |
AFC Champions League
ASEAN Club Championship
|Current champions|| Shan United |
|Most championships|| Yangon United |
|Most appearances||David Htan (316)|
|Top goalscorer||César (118)|
|TV partners|| MRTV Sports (Live) |
Sky Net (Highlights) MRTV (FTA)
Eleven Sports (Online Media)
MyCujoo (Online Media)
MNL Youtube (online media) Genius Sports
|Current: 2023 season|
The Myanmar National League (Burmese : မြန်မာ နေရှင်နယ် လိဂ်; abbreviated MNL) is the premier national professional football league of Myanmar. In 2009, the league replaced the Myanmar Premier League, which consisted only of 14 Yangon-based football clubs, with eight professional clubs representing different regions across the nation.  On 16 May 2009, the league launched its inaugural two-month tournament, the Myanmar National League Cup 2009 in preparation for the first full season in 2010.  Despite its national ambitions, the league held the MNL Cup 2009 matches in the country's two main stadiums in Yangon due to the lack of adequate facilities elsewhere. On 5 July 2009, Yadanabon FC defeated Yangon United FC in the MNL Cup final to become the first-ever MNL Champions.
The league added three clubs for the 2010 season  and one more club joined for the 2011 season, bringing the total to twelve clubs.  Two more clubs representing the Chin and Shan States will participate in the MNL season starting in January 2012. 
Promotion and relegation will be added by the 2014 season as the MNL looks to expand once again. 
In the past, professional football competition in Myanmar has only existed in a limited form. All premier leagues up to this point have been made up of Yangon-based football clubs, most of which were affiliated with government Ministries. It was only after 1996, when the Premier League (Burmese : ပထမတန်း) was relaunched as the Myanmar Premier League that non-government clubs were invited to join the league. Still, the league was based only in Yangon, and never caught the imagination of Burmese football fans, who follow European football with near religious fervor.
The Myanmar Football Federation sought approval from the government to launch a nationwide league in February 2008, and finally received permission to set up private clubs in December 2008. Each club was permitted to sign at most five foreign players and one foreign coach. The government granted each club tax exemptions for an initial three-year period, while each club owner must provide a minimum initial investment of Ks.200 million (approximately US$200,000). It was expected that the annual operating cost for each club would be about Ks.500 million (US$500,000).  The investment apparently covers costs such as salaries, transportation and equipment, but does not include the club stadiums, which are all nationalized. 
Myanmar Derby or The Classic Match of Myanmar is the matchup between Yangon United and Yadanarbon. It is the matchup that presents Myanmar football in the modern era. The name was given to the encounter of two teams due to the hype and massive atmosphere around the match. The first encounter between them happened in the 2009 MNL Cup season. On 18 June 2009, Yadanarbon and Yangon United met at Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon. Before the match, Yadanarbon was the leader in the table after 3 matches of the season while Yangon followed in second with one less point. Yadanarbon made the lead by 2–1 in the first forty-five minutes but Yangon bounced back to draw by the 2–2 result at the end. The match was full of the exciting and dramatic moments. Then, it was considered one of the most classic matches in Myanmar League history. The Yangon United versus Yadanarbon matchup was dubbed as "Myanmar Derby" ever since then.
The Yangon Utd Dominance refers to the 2011 to 2013 season, which Yangon United won Myanmar National League in three consecutive seasons as the first club in the league history.
In 2019 season, Shan United under U Aung Naing head coach Myanmar, had become the first club in the league history that completed the season with an unbeaten record. Shan United finished at the top of the final standing with 12 wins and 10 draws. They have earned a second invincible season, this time with U Han Win Aung. They have won 15 matches and drew three.
Between these two seasons, they had secured the 2020 Myanmar National League as well.
(For Burmese Champions before 2009, see Myanmar Premier League)
|2||2010||Yadanarbon||Zeyar Shwe Myay|
|3||2011||Yangon United||Ayeyawady United|
|4||2012||Yangon United||Kanbawza FC|
|5||2013||Yangon United||Nay Pyi Taw|
|9||2017||Shan United||Yangon United|
|10||2018||Yangon United||Shan United|
|11||2019||Shan United||Ayeyawady United|
|12||2020||Shan United ||Hanthawaddy United|
|14||2022||Shan United||Yangon United|
|Club||Champions||Runners-up||Winning Seasons||Runners-up Seasons|
|2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018||2014, 2016, 2017, 2022|
|2017, 2019, 2020, 2022||2012, 2018|
|2009, 2010, 2014, 2016||2015|
|2009, 2011, 2019|
|Nay Pyi Taw|
|Zeyar Shwe Myay|
Delta United changed their name to Ayeyawady United to represent the Ayeyawady Division. Okkathar United changed their name to Hantharwaddy United to represent the Bago Division. Mahar United changed their name to Sagaing United to represent the Sagaing Division.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Head coach||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Ayeyawady United||U Myo Hlaing Win||Aung Naing Win||Pro Sport|
|Dagon Star||U Min Tun Lin||Maung Maung Win||Pro Sport|
|G.F.A||U KB Siang Cung Lian||Shwe Win Tun||SCM|
|Hanthawaddy United||U Myo Min Tun||Ko Ko Naing||SCM||Grand Royal|
|I.S.P.E||U Chit Naing||Aye Chan Thar||FBT|
|Kachin United||U Kyaw Thu Aung Myint Tun||Mung Htoi Aung||Ayeyawady Sports|
|Mahar United||U Zaw Linn Tun||Kyaw Swar Min||M21|
|Myawady||U Maung Maung Aye||Wai Yan Oo||M21|
|Rakhine United||U Kyaw Lwin||Zaw Zaw Naing||Warrix Sports||Rakhapura|
|Shan United||U Han Win Aung||Hein Thiha Zaw||Pro Sport||KBZ Pay|
|Yadanarbon||U Aung Kyaw Moe||Hein Nay San||M21||Alpine|
|Yangon United||U Kyaw Dun||Yan Naing Oo||M21||FNI|
|2||Soe Min Oo||2009–||109||267|
|3||Kyaw Ko Ko||2010–2019,2023–||91||182|
|4||Keith Nah||2014, 2015–2016, 2019–2021||86||126|
|5||Win Naing Soe||2015–2021||77||142|
|7||Maung Maung Lwin||2014–2021||41||143|
Figures for active players (in bold).
|2||Zaw Min Tun||2009–2018||271||8|
|3||Soe Min Oo||2009–||267||109|
|5||Yan Aung Kyaw||2009–2020||246||3|
|9||Khin Maung Lwin||2007–2017||187||5|
|10||Kyaw Ko Ko||2010–2019,2023–||182||91|
Figures for active players (in bold) .
|2022||Yan Kyaw Htwe||Ayeyawady United||14|
|2020||Raphael Success ||Ayeyawady United||16|
|2019||Win Naing Soe||Yadanarbon||18|
|2018||Joseph Mpande||Hanthawaddy United||18|
|2017||Keith Martu Nah||Ayeyawady United||15|
|Christopher Chizoba||Shan United|
|2016||Win Naing Soe||Yadanarbon||16|
|Keith Martu Nah|
|Christopher Chizoba||Ayeyawady United|
|2015||César Augusto||Yangon United||28|
|2014||César Augusto||Yangon United||26|
|2013||César Augusto||Yangon United||20|
|2012||Saša Ranković||Zeya Shwe Myay||20|
|2011||Charles Obi||Yangon United||18|
|2010||Jean-Roger Lappé-Lappé||Hantharwady United||20|
|2009-10||Soe Min Oo||Shan United||12|
|2022||U Maung Maung Aye||Myawady|
|2020||Aung Naing||Shan United|
|2019||Aung Naing||Shan United|
|2018||Myo Min Tun||Yangon United|
|2017||Soe Myat Min||Shan United|
|2014||U Khin Maung Tint||Yadanarbon|
|2013||Eric Williams||Yangon United|
|2012||Ivan Venkov Kolev||Yangon United|
|2011||Eric Williams||Yangon United|
|2022||Nanda kyaw||Shan United|
|2020||David Htan||Shan United|
|2019||David Htan||Shan United|
|2018||Maung Maung Lwin||Yangon United|
|2013||César Augusto||Yangon United|
|2012||Kyi Lin||Yangon United|
|2011||Kyaw Ko Ko||Zayar Shwe Myay|
|2010||Assalé Molo Hilaire||Yadanarbon|
|1||David Htan||Yangon United, Shan United||6|
|2||Yan Aung Kyaw||Yangon United||5|
|Kyi Lin||Yangon United|
|Pyae Phyo Aung||Yangon United|
|Sithu Aung||Yangon United, Yadanarbon, Shan United|
|5||Khin Maung Lwin||Yangon United||4|
|7||Thiha Sithu||Yadanarbon, Shan United||3|
|Yan Aung Win||Yangon United, Yadanarbon|
|Myo Min Tun||Yangon United|
|Eric Williams||Yangon United||2011, 2013|
|Aung Naing||Shan United||2019, 2020,|
|Ivan Kolev||Yangon United||1||2012|
| Saric / |
Tin Maung Tun
|Soe Myat Min||Shan United||2017|
|Myo Min Tun||Yangon United||2018|
|Han Win Aung||Shan United||2022|
There are 12 clubs in the Myanmar League. During the course of a season, which lasts from January to October, each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 22 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then head-to-head, then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal, the head-to-head, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner. If still equal, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. If there is a tie for the championship, for relegation, or for qualification to other competitions, a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. The two lowest placed teams are relegated into the MNL-2 and the top two teams from the MNL-2 are promoted in their place.
In the past the champions will play in AFC Champions League playoffs and AFC Cup for the champions of General Aung San Shield. Due to reforms from the AFC for the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup format, there will be no more a direct qualification spot for the AFC Champions League for that Myanmar Champion, for the time being.
The Myanmar League has been sponsored since 2009 until 2010 and has been sponsored again since 2015. The sponsor has been able to determine the league's sponsorship name. The list below details who the sponsors have been and what they called the competition:
|2009–2010||Grand Royal||Grand Royal Myanmar National League|
|2010–2014||No sponsor||Myanmar National League|
|2015–2016||Ooredoo||Ooredoo Myanmar National League|
|2017||Max Cement||Max Cement Myanmar National League|
|2018–2022||MPT||MPT Myanmar National League|
Since 2013, 100PLUS has been the sponsor of Myanmar Football Federation and MNL. The sponsorship is extended to 2020 to support major football events in the country, the various football teams within the national setup, football tournaments for youth development and the local professional competitions. 
Like the reserve league, the youth league is open to all the youth teams of all professional clubs in Myanmar.
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Yangon United Football Club is a Burmese football club, based at Yangon United Sports Complex, in Yangon, Myanmar. Owned by Tay Za, a prominent Burmese businessman, the club was one of eight teams that participated in the inaugural edition of the Myanmar National League in 2009, where they finished as runners-up. Yangon United's biggest rivals are Yadanarbon F.C., with whom they contest the Myanmar rivalry. However, due to Yadanarbon's decline, Yangon United's main rivals are now Shan United, in which now they contest in the new MNL derby.
Hantharwady United Football Club is a professional football club, based in Bago, Myanmar, and represents the Bago Region. The club was a founding member of the Myanmar National League (MNL) in 2009. It finished in sixth place in the league's inaugural cup competition, the MNL Cup 2009. In 2012, the club changed its name from Okktha United to Hantharwady United. As Okktha United, the club won their first ever major trophy by winning the MFF Cup in 2010.
Thiha Sithu is a Burmese professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper for Shan United FC and Myanmar National Football Team. During his career, he played for Ministry of Commerce, Ayeyawaddy United and Yadanarbon. Within his 11 years of professional club career life, he contributed his all clubs to win nine champions along with five 1st runner ups. Sithu also set the Myanmar National League clean sheet record by not conceding a single goal for 14 matches in 2017. and he was also winner of 2014 Myanmar National League Best Player award.
Marjan Sekulovski is a football head coach from the Republic of Macedonia, who is currently head coach of FK Pelister in the Macedonian First Football League.
Sithu Aung is a Burmese professional footballer who plays as midfielder for Myanmar national football team and Yadanarbon. He has played much of his career as a left-back, he has also been used as a winger. Aged 13, Sithu Aung joined the youth team of Yangon United, for whom he made his professional debut in 2012 at the age of 16. He got MNL champion 6 times and played AFC Cup 3 time in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He spent three season at Yangon United club, before moving to Yadanarbon FC for undisclosed fee in the 2014 MNL transfer window and making him the third Yangon United player to join the club in 18 months.
The 2015 General Aung San Shield is the first season of Myanmar knockout football competition. The tournament is organized by the Myanmar Football Federation. It is the league cup competition started in 2015 Myanmar football season. This cup succeeded the Myanmar Football Federation Cup. MFF has changed the cup competition style as follows.
The 2015 General Aung San Shield Final was the 5th final of the MFF Cup. Ayeyawady United won the match 2-1 with goals from Riste Naumov and Kyaw Min Oo, for their third title. Moukailou scored for Yadanarbon FC. Ayeyawady qualified to AFC Cup competition with its win. The match was played at Bogyoke Aung San Stadium in Yangon. on 27 September 2015 and was the final match of the Bogyoke Aung San Cup.
The 2016 Myanmar National League, also known as the 2016 Ooredoo Myanmar National League, was the 7th season of the Myanmar National League, the top Burmese professional league for association football clubs since its founding in 2009.The transfer period for the 2016 season was from 1 November 2015 to 8 January 2016.
The 2016 MFF Charity Cup is the 5th MFF Charity Cup, an annual Myanmar football match played between the winners of the previous season's Myanmar National League and 2015 General Aung San Shield. The match was contested by Ayeyawady United, the 2015 General Aung San Shield winners, and Yangon United, champions of the 2015 Myanmar National League. It is held at Aung San Stadium on 3 January 2016.
The 2016 General Aung San Shield is the second season of Myanmar knockout football competition. The tournament is organized by the Myanmar Football Federation. It is the league cup competition started in 2016 Myanmar football season. This cup succeeded the Myanmar Football Federation Cup. MFF has changed the cup competition style as follows.
The 2017 Myanmar National League, also known as the 2017 Max Cement Myanmar National League, is the 8th season of the Myanmar National League, the top Burmese professional league for association football clubs since its founding in 2009. The nation's highest professional football league was shaken up at the end of the 2016 season following a series of surprise announcements by MNL-1 teams Zwegapin United and Zeyar Shwe Myay stating that they were going to drop out of the League in the next season. Also, Manaw Myay announced the team would be disbanded, despite winning promotion to Myanmar’s premier domestic league by finishing the season's MNL-2 from the first place. A committee meeting between the Myanmar Football Federation and Myanmar National League officials held in Yangon on September 10 decided to reverse Southern Myanmar's relegation to MNL-2 in the next season, while Nay Pyi Taw received a surprise promotion into the first-tier league. Facing the loss of three squads and fears of scheduling complications for an 11-team league, MFF officials resolved to allow Southern Myanmar to remain in MNL-1, despite an 11th-place finish with only 14 points in the 2016 season. MNL-2 second-place finishers G.F.A, as well as third-place Nay Pyi Taw, were also promoted to the top league to maintain a 12-team schedule.
The 2017 General Aung San Shield is the third season of Myanmar knockout football competition. The tournament is organized by the Myanmar Football Federation. It is the league cup competition started in 2017 Myanmar football season. This cup succeeded the Myanmar Football Federation Cup. MFF has changed the cup competition style as follows.
The 2017 General Aung San Shield Final is the 7th final of the MFF Cup. The General Aung San Shield winner will qualify to AFC Cup competition. The match was contested by Shan United and Yangon United at Bogyoke Aung San Stadium in Yangon. The match will play on 25 October 2017 and was the final match of the Bogyoke Aung San Cup.
The 2018 Myanmar National League, also known as the 2018 MPT Myanmar National League, is the 9th season of the Myanmar National League, the top Burmese professional league for association football clubs since its founding in 2009. The departure of the two clubs from the MNL-1 disrupted the previous season. More disruption came when Nay Pyi Taw and City Yangon withdrew from the competition towards the end of the 2017 season. At an emergency meeting of the MNL committee on September 12, Nay Pyi Taw was expelled from the league after its players complained of not having been paid since April. The expulsion came after players boycotted a game in early September. An unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey in July last year created a crisis for City Yangon that forced its departure from the MNL. It was a big disappointment for the club, which won the 2017 MNL-2 championship to end the season undefeated. MNL-2 third-place winners Myawady FC were promoted along with runners-up Sagaing United to the 2018 Myanmar National League.
The 2018 General Aung San Shield was the fourth season of Myanmar knockout football competition. The tournament is organized by the Myanmar Football Federation. It is the league cup competition started in 2018 Myanmar football season. This cup succeeded the Myanmar Football Federation Cup. MFF has changed the cup competition style as follows.
The 2019 Myanmar National League is the 10th season of the Myanmar National League, the top Myanmar professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2009, also known as MPT Myanmar National League due to the sponsorship deal with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications. A total of 12 teams will compete in the league. The season began on 12 January 2019 and is scheduled to conclude on 24 September 2019.
The 2020 Myanmar National League is the 11th season of the Myanmar National League, the top Myanmar professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2009, also known as MPT Myanmar National League due to the sponsorship deal with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications. Recently, AIA agreed a sponsorship deal with Myanmar National League in order to support both MNL and Myanmar Football. A total of 12 football teams will compete in the league.
The 2021 Myanmar National League was supposed to be the 12th season of the Myanmar National League, the top Myanmar professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2009.
The 2022 Myanmar National League is scheduled to be the 13th season of the Myanmar National League, the highest domestic league in the country for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2009, also known as MPT Myanmar National League due to the sponsorship deal with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications. Recently, AIA agreed a sponsorship deal with Myanmar National League in order to support both MNL and Myanmar Football.