Enyimba Football Club was founded as a state-owned club in November 1976 in the newly established Imo State.
In August 1991 after Imo State was divided further, the state, Abia was created from the part which included the city of Aba, Enyimba’s hometown, so the new state’s government took over as owners of The Club. Enyimba was a part of the Professional League inaugurated in 1990 but it wasn’t until 2001 that the club’s rise to fame began.
The club won the Nigerian Championship title that year and that first silverware marked the beginning of the club’s dominance in Nigerian football. Enyimba kept the Abia State flag flying high by winning the Nigerian Premier League in 2002 and 2003 but announced their arrival on the world stage by winning the African Champions League in 2003, becoming the first and only Nigerian club to do so.
The club wrote its name in gold when it successfully defended the title in 2004 and have continued to enjoy huge success, competing strongly and regularly for domestic and international competitions and earning several best club awards.
Enyimba Football Club is now one of the prominent football clubs in Africa and the most successful in Nigeria with more than 5 million fans worldwide.