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New Zealand National League

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New Zealand National League
Founded2021; 3 years ago (2021)
CountryNew Zealand
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Chatham Cup
Charity Cup
International cup(s)OFC Champions League
Current championsWellington Olympic (1st title)
Most championshipsAuckland City
Wellington Olympic
(1 title each)
Top goalscorerGianni Bouzouzkis
Garbhan Coughlan (20)
TV partnersFIFA+
Current: 2023 National League

The New Zealand Men's National League is a men's football league in New Zealand, at the top of the New Zealand football league system. It was founded in 2021 to replace the New Zealand Football Championship. The league has 10 teams, with each club qualifying from their regional league. Four teams qualify from the Northern League, three qualify from the Central League and two qualify from the Southern League, with the Wellington Phoenix Reserves automatically qualifying every year.

The regional leagues run from March to September each year, but different league has a different number of games. After the regional phase, the Championship phase begins, where every team plays each other once. After the Championship phase is the Grand Final. Each season, two clubs qualify for the OFC Champions League, the continental competition for countries in the Oceania Football Confederation.

Current clubs[change | change source]

As of the 2023 season

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New Zealand National League clubs
As of 2023
Clubs in Auckland
Location of clubs in Auckland Region for the 2022 National League season
Clubs in Wellington
Location of clubs in Wellington Region for the 2022 National League season

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