The FAO League or FAO First Division League is the premier state level football league in Odisha. The league is organised by the Football Association of Odisha (FAO), the official football governing body of Odisha, India.
|Organising body||Football Association of Odisha (FAO)|
|Confederation||All India Football Federation (AIFF)|
|Number of teams||24|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Relegation to||FAO 2nd Division League|
|International cup(s)||Super Cup|
|Current champions||Odisha Sports Hostel (1st title) |
|Most championships||Sunrise Club |
|TV partners||Odisha TV|
Since the inception of the FAO League, a total of five clubs have been crowned champions. Sunrise have won the most titles in league history, being crowned champions four times. Odisha Police have won the league twice whereas East Coast Railway, Odisha Sports Hostel, Radha Gobinda Club, and Radha Raman Club have won it once.
The FAO League was brought up as Siddhartha Odisha First Division League in the year 2010 as Odisha's premier level football league. The Football Association of Odisha introduced the league system to provide the footballing talents of the state, a platform, to showcase their abilities. The league system continued with the same format for seven years, until it got its much-needed revamp in 2018.
In a total revamp of the league, the FAO League was converted from premier league of the state to second-highest level footballing league in the year 2018 as the premier state level football league was introduced by the Football Association of Odisha. The league system currently is a three-tier system consisting of Diamond, Gold' and Silver leagues. The top four teams of the Diamond League, the top three teams of Gold League and the winners of Silver League would be promoted to the FAO Super cup i.e. the premier level football league in Odisha.
Qualification for Super Cup
From the 2017–18 season, after the release of revamped format, the top four teams from the Diamond, three from Gold and one from Silver are drawn amongst each other to compete in the FAO Super Cup i.e. an eight-team knockout tournament organised annually after the FAO League stage.
- Sunrise Club
- Odisha Police
- Sports Hostel
- Rising Students Club
- East Coast Railway
- Radha Raman Club
- Jay Durga Club
- Young Utkal Club
- Bidanasi Club
- Rising Star Club
- Rovers Club
- Mangala Club
- Radha Gobinda Club
- Sunshine Club
- Independent Club
- Chauliaganj Club
- Club N Club
- Town Club
- Royal Club
|2010||8 September||East Coast Railway||2–2 (5–4 pen.)||Rising Student's Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2011||28 August||Odisha Police||3–1||Radha Gobinda Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2012||30 September||Odisha Police||1–0||Jobra Durga Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2013||28 July||Radha Gobinda Club||3–0||Jobra Durga Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2014||10 August||Sunrise Club||1–0||East Coast Railway||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2015||22 December||Sunrise Club||1–0||Rising Student's Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2016||10 August||Sunrise Club||4–1||East Coast Railway||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2017||17 September||Radha Raman Club||2–1||Sunrise Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|2018||28 September||Sunrise Club||Odisha Police||Barabati Stadium,Cuttack|
|2019||6 September||Odisha Sports Hostel||Rising Student's Club||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
Championships by team
|Sunrise Club||4||1||2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|Odisha Police||2||1||2011, 2012|
|East Coast Railway||1||2||2010|
|Radha Gobinda Club||1||1||2013|
|Odisha Sports Hostel||1||0||2019|
|Radha Raman Club||1||0||2017|
|Rising Student's Club||0||3||—|
|Jobra Durga Club||0||2||—|
FAO Second Division League
|2010||Kishore Club||Town Club|
|2011||Yuva Vandhu Cultural Group (YVCG)||Lalbagh Club|
|2012||Town Club||Royal Club|
|2013||Jay Bharat Cultural Club||Uday Club|
|2014||Lalbagh Club||Royal Club|
|2016||Club 'N' Club||Royal Club|
|2017||Chauliaganj Club||Royal Club|
|2018||FAO XI||Eleven Gun Club|
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