Highlanders FC

The Highlanders Football Club is a Zimbabwean football club based in Bulawayo, which plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League ( first Zimbabwean league).


At the beginning of the twentieth century sent Lobengula, king of the Ndebele, his two grandsons, Albert and Rhodes to South Africa to study there. Both played alongside their studies and football Rhodes founded after his return in 1926 the Lions Football Club. Most of the players came from Makokoba, the oldest district of Bulawayo. Ten years later, the club was renamed in the Matebeleland Highlanders Football Club. In 1966, the association of the Rhodesia National Football League, the request to participate in their league play. The Highlanders approved and launched in the second division two years later. In the very first season was the club first and thus was promoted to the first division. 1970 managed the club for the first time then move up to the Premier Soccer League, but increased after just one season again and after another season again. He disagreed with the league, the Highlanders left the Premier Soccer League and founded the South Zone Soccer League. Angered by this fact many members left their club and founded Olympics with a new one but should also accrue under black and white striped emblem. Despite the shrinkage members the Highlanders continued to exist and were the founding members of the new league, as well as the clubs Black Chiefs, Callies, Portuguese, Old Miltonians, Black Horrors, Ramblers and Go Beer Rovers.

In 1979, the club from the capital, Harare recognized the significance of this action and expressed their support in the fight against injustice in Zimbabwean football. As a result, created the National Professional Soccer League, which merged with the National Football League Rhodesia to Zimbabwe Football Association ( ZIFA ). In 1990, managed the Highlanders in the new first division, the first national championship. There followed further in the years 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006.


  • Zimbabwean Championship: 1990, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006
  • Zimbabwean Cup Winners: 1990, 2001
  • Zimbabwean Super Cup Winners: 2001, 2005
  • Zimbabwean Independence Trophy: 1986, 1988, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2011

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