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The Tonga Cup is Tonga's men's football domestic cup held annually. The current titleholders are Ngeleʻia FC.

Tonga country in Oceania

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian country and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The sovereign state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

Ngele'ia FC is a Tongan football club located in Kolofou, Tonga. It played in the Lion Shield, the top level of football competition in Tonga, from at least 1971 until 2009, winning four outright titles and one shared title in the seventies and eighties. They are the second most successful team in Tonga in terms of top-flight league titles after Lotoha'apai SC and also the most successful team in the Tonga Cup, the premier knockout competition in Tongan football, winning nine of the twelve known competitions.

Previous winners

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Veitongo FC Tongan football club

Veitongo Football Club is a football club from Tonga, currently playing in the Tonga Major League, the highest level of association football competition in Tonga.

Navutoka is a football club from Tonga, currently playing in the Tonga Major League, the highest level of association football competition in Tonga.

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Lotohaʻapai United Tonga football club

Lotoha'apai United is a Tongan football club located in Veitongo, Tonga. It currently plays in Tonga Major League. The team is record champion of the league and made its continental debut in the 1999 Oceania Club Championship preliminary round.

The 1971–72 season of the Lion Shield was the third season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Kolofo'ou No.1, Veitongo and Ngeleia shared the championship after they all finished level on 18 points after eleven games. This was Kolofo'ou's third consecutive title.

The 1983 season of the Tongan A Grade was the 10th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Ngeleʻia FC won the championship for the second time, their second title in a then-record of 7 consecutive championships.

The 2003 season of the Tonga Major League was the 25th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Lotohaʻapai United won the championship for the sixth time, the 6th in a record streak of 11 titles in the Tonga Major League.

Marist Prems is a football club from Tonga, currently playing in the Tonga Major League, the highest level of association football competition in Tonga.

Kolofo'ou No.1 is a football club from Tonga, and played in the Tonga Major League, the highest level of association football competition in Tonga. They were the most successful team in Tonga in the 1970s, winning three consecutive national titles. Their last recorded participation in the Tonga Major League was in 2010.

Sione Uhatahi is a Tongan footballer who plays as a defender for Veitongo and the Tonga national football team. He is the younger brother of Mark Uhatahi.

The 2015 season of the Tonga Major League was the 36th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Veitongo FC won the championship for the third time, and first since the 1978 championship. The competitions consisted of 6 teams and the season start was delayed from March 21 due to 'bad weather'.

The 1975 season of the Lion Shield was the fifth recorded season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Kolofo'ou No.1 won the championship, their fifth successive title. Navutoka FC were runners-up.

The 1977-78 season of the Tongan A Grade was the sixth recorded season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Veitongo FC won the championship, their first title. The season began on the December 17, 1977.

The 1991 season of the Tongatapu Inter Club Championship was the 18th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. The champion of this season is unknown.

The 1990 season of the Tongatapu Inter Club Championship was the 17th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Ngeleʻia FC won the championship for the eighth time.

The 1982 season of the Tongan A Grade was the 9th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Ngeleʻia FC won the championship for the first time, their first title in a then-record of 7 consecutive championships. The season began on January 30, 1982 and all matches were played on a Saturday at Mala'e Pangai.

The 2016 season of the Tonga Major League was the 37th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. Veitongo FC won the championship for the fourth time, and the second time in a row. Details on the season are minimal, but it appears that the competition with decided with a final round in which Veitongo defeated Marist 8–2.

The 2017 season of the Tonga Major League is the 38th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. A total of seven teams compete in the league. The winner qualifies for the 2018 OFC Champions League Qualifying stage. Because the Tonga Major League is the only men's senior competition on Tonga there is no relegation.

The 2018 season of the Tonga Major League is the 39th season of top flight association football competition in Tonga. The winner qualifies for the 2019 OFC Champions League Qualifying stage. Because the Tonga Major League is the only men's senior competition on Tonga there is no relegation.

References

  1. "Tonga - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 April 2012.