List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries

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  UEFA countries on this map of the world's six football confederations

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative and controlling body for European football. It consists of 55 member associations, each of which is responsible for governing football in their respective countries.[1]

All widely recognised sovereign states located entirely within Europe are members, with the exceptions of the United Kingdom, Monaco and Vatican City. Eight states partially or entirely outside Europe are also members: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey.[1] The United Kingdom is divided into the four separate football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; each association has a separate UEFA membership. The Faroe Islands, an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, also has its own football association which is a member of UEFA.[1] The football association of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, was approved as a member by UEFA in 2013.[2] Kosovo was approved as a member in 2016, even though it is claimed by Serbia and is not recognised by several other UEFA member states.

Each UEFA member has its own football league system, except Liechtenstein.[3] Clubs playing in each top-level league compete for the title as the country's club champions. Clubs also compete in the league and national cup competitions for places in the following season's UEFA club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Due to promotion and relegation, the clubs playing in the top-level league are different every season, except in San Marino where there is only one level.[4]

Some clubs play in a national football league other than their own country's. Where this is the case the club is noted as such.

UEFA coefficients[edit]

The UEFA league coefficients, also known as the UEFA rankings, are used to rank the leagues of Europe, and thus determine the number of clubs from a league that will participate in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. A country's ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next; the 2009 rankings determined qualification for European competitions in the 2010–11 season.[5]

A country's ranking is calculated based on the results of its clubs in UEFA competitions over the past five seasons. Two points are awarded for each win by a club, and one for a draw. If a game goes to extra time, the result at the end of time is used to calculate ranking points; if the match goes to a penalty shootout, it is considered to be a draw for the purposes of the coefficient system. The number of points awarded to a country's clubs are added together, and then divided by the number of clubs that participated in European competitions that season. This number is then rounded to three decimal places; two and two-thirds would become 2.667.[5]

For the league coefficient the season's league coefficients for the last five seasons must be added up. In the preliminary rounds of both the Champions League and Europa League, the awarded points are halved. Bonus points for certain achievements are added to the number of points scored in a season. Bonus points are allocated for:

  • Qualifying for the Champions League group phase. (4 bonus points)
  • Reaching the second round of the Champions League. (5 bonus points)
  • Reaching the quarter, semi and final of both Champions League and Europa League. (1 bonus point)[5]

Albania[edit]

The top division of Albanian football was formed in 1930, and the inaugural title was won by SK Tirana (now known as KF Tirana). Tirana are the most successful team in the league's history, having won the competition on 24 occasions, followed by KS Dinamo Tirana (now playing in the second division) with 18 championships, and Partizani Tirana with 15.[7] The league became affiliated with UEFA in 1954.[8] Since the 2014–15 season, 10 teams compete in the division. The teams finishing in the bottom two places are relegated to the Albanian First Division and are replaced by the champions of each of that league's two groups.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Partizani 22 46
2 Teuta 22 39
3 Kukësi 22 38
4 Laçi 22 34
5 Skënderbeu 22 33
6 Flamurtari 22 33
7 Tirana 22 25
8 Luftëtari 22 22
9 Kastrioti 22 19
10 Kamza 22 16
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Albanian Football Association, Soccerway

Andorra[edit]

Andorra's national league system was formed in 1993, and the Andorran Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1996.[11] Records from the league's first three seasons are incomplete, but FC Santa Coloma have won more First Division titles than any other team.[12] Another Andorran football club, FC Andorra, play in the Spanish football league system. In recent years, eight teams have competed in the First Division. Each team plays two matches against the other seven clubs. After fourteen games, the league splits into two groups, with teams carrying their previous points totals forward. The top four teams play each other a further two times in the championship round to decide 1st–4th places, while the bottom four teams do likewise in the relegation round, to determine the 5th–8th positions. At the end of the season, the bottom-placed team is relegated, while the seventh-placed team plays a two-legged play-off against the second-placed team in the Second Division to decide which team plays in which division for the following season.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Map of Andorra and the 8 teams of the 2018–19 Primera Divisió
Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany teams: Engordany Inter d'Escaldes
Escaldes-Engordany teams:
Engordany
Inter d'Escaldes
Santa Coloma
Santa Coloma
Location of teams in the 2018–19 Primera Divisió


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sant Julià 15 33
2 FC Santa Coloma 15 29
3 Inter Club d'Escaldes 15 28
4 Engordany 15 22
5 Lusitanos 15 18
6 UE Santa Coloma 15 17
7 Ordino 15 14
8 Encamp 15 5
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: FAF Soccerway

Armenia[edit]

Armenia gained independence in 1991, following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Organised football had been played in Armenia since 1936, as part of the Soviet football system. The Football Federation of Armenia gained UEFA affiliation in 1992, and the league ran as the national championship for the first time in the same year.[14][15] Since independence, the country's most successful team are FC Pyunik, who have won ten league titles.[14]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Alashkert 17 33
2 Banants 17 29
3 Pyunik 17 27
4 Ararat-Armenia 17 26
5 Lori 17 25
6 Gandzasar 17 22
7 Shirak 17 22
8 Ararat Yerevan 17 13
9 Artsakh 16 12
Updated to match(es) played on 2 December 2018. Source: Soccerway

Austria[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in the 2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg (Q) 18 48
2 LASK Linz 18 34
3 St. Pölten 18 29
4 Wolfsberger AC 18 27
5 Austria Wien 18 27
6 Sturm Graz 18 26
7 Hartberg 18 23
8 Rapid Wien 18 20
9 Mattersburg 18 19
10 Wacker Innsbruck 18 17
11 Rheindorf Altach 18 14
12 Admira Wacker Mödling (Q) 18 11
Updated to match(es) played on 16 December 2018. Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Azerbaijan[edit]

Although the country was part of the Soviet Union, the first Azerbaijan-wide football competition took place in 1928, and became an annual occurrence from 1934. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the first independent Azeri championship took place in 1992, and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan gained UEFA affiliation in 1994[17][18] Since independence, the country's most successful team are PFC Neftchi Baku, with eight league titles. In recent years, 10 teams had competed in the Azerbaijan Premier League, but two teams that otherwise would have competed in the 2016–17 season were denied professional licenses, making it an eight-team league at present.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Azerbaijan Premier League teams.
Team in italics is from a zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is playing its home games in Baku.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Neftçi Baku 17 38
2 Qarabağ 17 37
3 Sabail 17 27
4 Gabala 17 23
5 Sabah 17 20
6 Keşla 17 15
7 Sumgayit 17 15
8 Zira 17 14
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Soccerway

Belarus[edit]

Belarus declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. Its independence was widely recognised within Europe in 1991, an independent national championship began in 1992, and UEFA membership followed in 1993.[20] Through the 2017 season, the most successful team is FC BATE, with 14 league championships, including an ongoing streak of 12 titles.[21] The 2016 season saw the league expand from 14 teams to 16, accomplished by promoting three clubs from the Belarusian First League and relegating only the last-place team in the 2015 Premier League. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated to the First League and replaced by that league's top two finishers.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 BATE Borisov (C) 30 73
2 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 64
3 Dinamo Minsk 30 63
4 Vitebsk 30 62
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 30 55
6 Dinamo Brest 30 52
7 Neman Grodno 30 43
8 Slutsk 30 36
9 Gorodeya 30 34
10 Isloch Minsk Raion 30 33
11 Minsk 30 30
12 Gomel 30 28
13 Luch Minsk 30 24
14 Torpedo Minsk 30 24
15 Smolevichi (R) 30 24
16 Dnepr Mogilev (R) 30 16
Source: [2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Belgium[edit]

Organised football reached Belgium in the 19th century; the Royal Belgian Football Association was founded in 1895, and FC Liégeois became the country's first champions the following year. Belgium joined European football's governing body, UEFA, upon its formation in 1954.[23] Historically the country's most successful team are R.S.C. Anderlecht, with 33 league titles as of 2016.[24] The Belgian First Division A, historically known as the First Division and also known as the Pro League from 2008–09 through 2015–16, currently consists of 16 teams. Initially, each team plays the other clubs twice for a total of 30 matches. At this point, the league proceeds as follows (as of the current 2016–17 season):[25]

  • The top six teams take half of their points (rounded up) into a championship play-off, playing each other two further times to determine the national champion.
  • The teams finishing the regular season between 7th and 15th enter one of two six-team groups. The remaining teams in this competition are the top three teams from the Belgian First Division B (historically known as the Second Division), excluding that division's champion (which earns automatic promotion to First Division A). Each team plays the other five teams in its group home and away, and the winners of each group play one another in a two-legged play-off. The winner of that match advances to a two-legged play-off against the fourth- or fifth-place team (depending on results) from the championship play-off for the country's final UEFA Europa League place for the following season.
  • The bottom team on the regular-season table is automatically relegated to First Division B.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Genk (Q) 26 57
2 Club Brugge 26 49
3 Standard Liège 26 46
4 Antwerp 26 45
5 Sint-Truiden 26 43
6 Anderlecht 26 41
7 Gent 26 38
8 Charleroi 26 38
9 Kortrijk 26 34
10 Excel Mouscron 26 32
11 Eupen 26 29
12 Zulte Waregem 26 28
13 Cercle Brugge 26 27
14 Oostende 26 25
15 Waasland-Beveren 26 25
16 Lokeren 26 17
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Prior to gaining independence from Yugoslavia, clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina were eligible to compete in the Yugoslav First League, which they won three times. The country gained independence in 1992, and its Football Association gained UEFA membership in 1998.[27] Due to political tensions between Bosniaks, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats, the country did not have a single national top division until the 2002–03 season, but rather two or three. Since then, Zrinjski have won five titles, Željezničar have won three, Sarajevo and Široki Brijeg have each won twice, and three other teams have won it once each.[28]

Since the 2016–17 season, the Premier League has consisted of 12 clubs, reduced from 16 in previous seasons. The 2016–17 season was the first for a two-stage season. In the first stage, each team plays all others home and away, after which the league splits into two six-team groups that also play home and away. The top six teams play for the championship and European qualifying places; the bottom six play to avoid relegation. At the end of the second stage, the bottom two clubs of the relegation group drop to either the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the First League of the Republika Srpska.[29]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sarajevo 19 43
2 Zrinjski Mostar 19 38
3 Široki Brijeg 19 30
4 Željezničar 19 28
5 Sloboda Tuzla 19 28
6 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 19 26
7 Radnik Bijeljina 19 22
8 Zvijezda 09 19 21
9 Čelik Zenica 19 21
10 Tuzla City 19 20
11 GOŠK Gabela 19 18
12 Krupa 19 15
Updated to match(es) played on 2 December 2018. Source: Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Soccerway, UEFA

Bulgaria[edit]

A national Bulgarian championship has been held in every year since 1924, although the 1924, 1927 and 1944 seasons were not completed. The country gained UEFA membership in 1954.[31] Historically, the most successful teams in Bulgarian football have been PFC CSKA Sofia and PFC Levski Sofia; no other team has won more than seven league titles. In recent years, PFC Ludogorets Razgrad has dominated the league; although the team did not make its first appearance in the top flight until 2011–12, it has won the championship in each of its first seven seasons at that level.[32] The 2015–16 season was intended to have 12 teams, but was reduced to 10 after four clubs (the two clubs that would otherwise have been promoted to what was then known as the A Group, plus two from the previous season's A Group) were denied professional licenses. Following that season, the Bulgarian Football Union revamped the country's professional league structure, expanding the top flight to 14 teams and changing that league's name from "A Group" to "First League".

Under the current structure that began in 2016–17, each team plays the others twice, once at each club's stadium. At the end of the season the league splits into separate playoffs, with table points and statistics carrying over in full. The top six teams enter a championship playoff, with each team playing the others home and away. The top finisher is league champion and enters the UEFA Champions League; the second-place team earns a place in the UEFA Europa League; and the third-place team (or fourth-place team, should the winner of that season's Bulgarian Cup finish in the top three) advances to a playoff for the country's final Europa League place. The bottom eight split into two four-team groups, playing home and away within each group. The top two teams from each group enter a knockout playoff consisting of two-legged matches (note, however, that if one of these four teams is the Bulgarian Cup winner, it is withdrawn from the playoff and its opponent receives a bye into the final). The winner of this playoff then plays the third-place team in a one-off match for the final Europa League place. The bottom two clubs from each group enter an identical knockout playoff. The winner remains in the First League; the other three teams face a series of relegation playoffs that also include the second- and third-place clubs from the Second League, with places for only two of these five teams in the next season's First League.[33]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in the 2018–19 Parva Liga
Sofia 2018–19 First League football clubs


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ludogorets Razgrad (Q) 21 52
2 CSKA Sofia 21 45
3 Levski Sofia 21 42
4 Botev Plovdiv 21 38
5 Beroe 21 36
6 Cherno More 21 34
7 Etar 21 33
8 Botev Vratsa 21 27
9 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 21 26
10 Slavia Sofia 21 24
11 Vitosha Bistritsa 21 20
12 Septemvri Sofia (Q) 21 17
13 Dunav Ruse (Q) 21 15
14 Vereya (Q) 21 6
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Croatia[edit]

National Croatian leagues were organised in 1914 and during the Second World War, but during peacetime Croatia's biggest clubs competed in the Yugoslav First League. After Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, a national football league was formed in 1992, and the Croatian Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1993.[35] Since its formation, the Croatian First League has been dominated by NK Dinamo Zagreb and HNK Hajduk Split; as of the end of the 2015–16 season, one of these teams has won the title in all but one of the league's 25 seasons.[36] Since the 2013–14 season, the First League has consisted of 10 teams. At the end of the season, the 10th-placed team is relegated directly to the second division, while the 9th-placed team enters a relegation play-off.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dinamo Zagreb 21 54
2 Osijek 21 40
3 Rijeka 21 38
4 Lokomotiva 21 35
5 Gorica 21 31
6 Hajduk Split 21 30
7 Slaven Belupo 21 21
8 Inter Zaprešić 21 18
9 Istra 1961 21 16
10 Rudeš 21 4
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: PrvaHNL.hr

Cyprus[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Cypriot First Division teams.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 APOEL (Q) 21 46
2 AEL Limassol (Q) 21 45
3 Apollon Limassol (Q) 21 44
4 AEK Larnaca (Q) 21 36
5 Anorthosis Famagusta (Q) 21 34
6 Nea Salamis Famagusta 21 30
7 Omonia 21 28
8 Doxa Katokopias (Q) 21 20
9 Pafos FC (Q) 21 18
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni (Q) 21 17
11 Alki Oroklini (Q) 21 16
12 Ermis Aradippou (Q) 21 10
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: CFA (in Greek), Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Czech Republic[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slavia Prague 21 52
2 Viktoria Plzeň 21 49
3 Baník Ostrava 21 38
4 Jablonec 21 37
5 Sparta Prague 20 35
6 Fastav Zlín 21 30
7 Slovan Liberec 21 28
8 Slovácko 21 27
9 Mladá Boleslav 21 26
10 Opava 21 25
11 Teplice 21 25
12 Příbram 21 23
13 Sigma Olomouc 21 22
14 Bohemians 1905 21 19
15 Karviná 21 16
16 Dukla Prague 20 16
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Soccerway

Denmark[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Copenhagen (Q) 22 53
2 Midtjylland (Q) 21 47
3 Esbjerg 22 32
4 Brøndby 22 31
5 Randers 22 31
6 Horsens 22 31
7 AGF 22 30
8 OB 22 30
9 Nordsjælland 22 28
10 AaB 21 28
11 SønderjyskE 22 22
12 Vejle 22 19
13 Vendsyssel 22 19
14 Hobro (Q) 22 17
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

England[edit]

Founded in 1888, the Football League was the world's first national football league.[43] The inaugural competition was won by Preston North End, who remained unbeaten throughout the entire season. It was the top level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the 22 clubs comprising the First Division resigned from the Football League to form the new FA Premier League.[43] As of the 2017–18 season the Premier League comprises 20 clubs;[44] each team plays every other team twice, with the bottom 3 clubs at the end of the season relegated to the EFL Championship. The most successful domestic club is Manchester United, who have won the league 20 times, while the most successful English club in Europe is Liverpool FC, who have won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 3 UEFA Super Cups, more than any other English team.[45]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Manchester City 27 65
2 Liverpool 26 65
3 Tottenham Hotspur 26 60
4 Manchester United 26 51
5 Arsenal 26 50
6 Chelsea 26 50
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 39
8 Watford 26 37
9 Everton 27 33
10 West Ham United 26 33
11 Bournemouth 26 33
12 Leicester City 26 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 27
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 27
15 Burnley 26 27
16 Newcastle United 26 25
17 Cardiff City 26 25
18 Southampton 26 24
19 Fulham 26 17
20 Huddersfield Town 26 11
Updated to match(es) played on 11 February 2019. Source: Premier League

Estonia[edit]

An independent Estonian league took place between 1921 and 1940. However, after the Second World War it became part of the Soviet Union, and became a regional system. Estonia regained independence after the dissolution of the USSR, organising the first national championship in 52 years in 1992, the same year that the Estonian Football Association joined UEFA.[46][47] FC Flora Tallinn is the most successful team in the modern era, with 10 league titles as of the end of the 2016 season.[46] Since 2005, the Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams, which play one another four times. At the end of the season the bottom team is relegated to the second level of Estonian football, while the ninth-placed team enters into a relegation playoff.[48]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Nõmme Kalju (C) 36 86
2 FCI Levadia 36 84
3 Flora 36 83
4 Narva Trans 36 61
5 Paide Linnameeskond 36 51
6 Tammeka 36 49
7 Tulevik 36 29
8 Tallinna Kalev 36 28
9 Kuressaare (O) 36 21
10 Vaprus (R) 36 13
Source: Estonian Football Association (in Estonian), UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Faroe Islands[edit]

The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, which also comprises Greenland and Denmark itself. The league was formed in 1942, and has been contested annually since, with the exception of 1944 due to a lack of available balls.[50] The Faroe Islands gained UEFA recognition in 1992.[51] The most successful teams are Havnar Bóltfelag and KÍ Klaksvík, with 22 and 17 Premier League titles respectively as of the most recently completed 2016 season. Since the 1988 season, the Premier League has consisted of 10 teams.[52] They play each other three times, with the bottom two teams relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Havnar Bóltfelag (C) 27 73
2 NSÍ Runavík 27 55
3 B36 Tórshavn 27 53
4 KÍ Klaksvík 27 51
5 Víkingur Gøta 27 39
6 Skála ÍF 27 29
7 TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 27 28
8 EB/Streymur 27 21
9 Argja Bóltfelag 27 18
10 07 Vestur (R) 27 17
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2018. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finland[edit]

Finland's current league has been contested annually since 1898, with the exceptions of 1914 and 1943.[54] The most successful team are HJK Helsinki with 22 titles; as of 2010, no other team has won 10 or more. However, between 1920 and 1948 a rival championship operated, organised by the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation. Frequent champions in that competition before it came under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Finland included Kullervo Helsinki, Vesa Helsinki and Tampereen Pallo-Veikot.[55] The Premier League consists of 12 teams, which play one another three times each for a total of 33 matches. At the end of the season the bottom club is relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 HJK (C) 33 78
2 RoPS 33 62
3 KuPS 33 58
4 Honka 33 58
5 Ilves 33 49
6 VPS 33 41
7 Inter Turku 33 40
8 Lahti 33 40
9 SJK 33 32
10 IFK Mariehamn 33 31
11 TPS (R) 33 29
12 PS Kemi Kings (R) 33 24
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2018. Source: Veikkausliiga (in Finnish), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

France[edit]

France's first football team—Le Havre AC—formed in 1872. The first French championship was first held in 1894, but only featured teams from the capital, Paris. Between 1896 and 1912, national championships were organised by several competing federations; the first universally recognised national championship took place in the 1912–13 season. However, it only lasted two seasons; from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, French football operated on a regional basis until 1932. A national league resumed between 1932 and 1939, and has operated annually since the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945.[56] Ligue 1 and its predecessors have featured 20 teams since the 1946–47 season. Each team plays the other nineteen sides home and away, and at the end of the season the bottom three teams are relegated to Ligue 2.[57] So far, Olympique de Marseille are the only French club to have won the UEFA Champions League, in 1993.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain 23 62
2 Lille 25 50
3 Lyon 25 46
4 Marseille 25 40
5 Saint-Étienne 25 40
6 Montpellier 24 38
7 Reims 25 38
8 Nice 25 37
9 Strasbourg 25 36
10 Nîmes 25 36
11 Rennes 25 36
12 Angers 25 33
13 Bordeaux 24 31
14 Nantes 25 27
15 Toulouse 25 27
16 Monaco 25 22
17 Amiens 25 21
18 Dijon 24 20
19 Caen 25 19
20 Guingamp 24 14
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway

Georgia[edit]

A Georgian football championship first took place in 1926, as part of the Soviet football system. The first independent championship took place in 1990, despite the fact that Georgia remained a Soviet state until 1991. Upon independence, Georgia subsequently joined UEFA and FIFA in 1992.[59]

When Georgia organised its first independent championship, it operated with a spring-to-autumn season contained entirely within a calendar year. After the 1991 championship, the country transitioned to an autumn-to-spring season spanning two calendar years. This format continued through the 2015–16 season, after which it returned to a spring-to-autumn format. This was accomplished by holding an abbreviated 2016 season in autumn; the transition was completed for the 2017 season. Before the most recent transition, 16 teams had competed in the top flight, but the league was reduced to 14 teams for the 2016 season, and was reduced further to 10 for 2017 and beyond.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Saburtalo Tbilisi (C) 36 79
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 36 69
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 36 69
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 36 64
5 Dila Gori 36 63
6 Locomotive Tbilisi 36 44
7 Rustavi 36 37
8 Sioni Bolnisi (O) 36 31
9 Samtredia (R) 36 21
10 Kolkheti Poti (R) 36 14
Source: Erovnuli Liga (in Georgian), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Germany[edit]

The Bundesliga consists of 18 teams, who play each other twice, for a total of 34 matches. The teams finishing in 17th and 18th places are relegated directly to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team finishing in 16th place enters into a two-legged play-off with the team finishing 3rd in the lower division.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Borussia Dortmund 21 50
2 Bayern Munich 22 48
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 22 43
4 RB Leipzig 22 41
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 36
6 VfL Wolfsburg 22 35
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 34
8 1899 Hoffenheim 22 33
9 Hertha BSC 22 32
10 Werder Bremen 22 31
11 Mainz 05 22 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 25
13 SC Freiburg 22 24
14 Schalke 04 22 23
15 FC Augsburg 22 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 22 15
17 Hannover 96 22 14
18 1. FC Nürnberg 21 12
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: DFB

Gibraltar[edit]

The Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895, making it one of the ten oldest active football associations in the world. League football has been organized by the GFA since 1905. The first league season after Gibraltar were accepted as full members of UEFA was 2013–14, making qualification to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League possible since the 2014–15 season, provided the relevant club has received a UEFA licence.[2] The Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams since the 2015–16 season. All league matches are held at Victoria Stadium.

Clubs as of 2018–19 season:

The stand of a football stadium, appearing to be made of concrete, in the daytime. The centre section of the stand is covered by a roof. On the front edge of the roof, the letters "VICTORIA STADIUM" can be seen.
View of the Victoria Stadium's West Stand.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lincoln Red Imps 17 39
2 Europa FC 17 39
3 St Joseph's 17 33
4 Mons Calpe 17 30
5 Gibraltar Phoenix 17 29
6 Gibraltar United 17 27
7 Glacis United 17 17
8 Lynx 17 15
9 Boca Gibraltar 16 7
10 Lions Gibraltar 16 3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Greece[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 PAOK 20 54
2 Olympiacos 21 48
3 AEK Athens 21 40
4 Atromitos 21 39
5 Aris Thessaloniki 21 33
6 Panathinaikos 21 31
7 Xanthi 21 27
8 Panetolikos 21 27
9 Panionios 21 23
10 AEL 21 22
11 Asteras Tripolis 21 21
12 Lamia 20 21
13 PAS Giannina 21 20
14 OFI 20 17
15 Levadiakos 21 16
16 Apollon Smyrnis 20 9
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway

Hungary[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Location of Budapest teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ferencváros 21 43
2 MOL Vidi 21 37
3 Debrecen 21 34
4 Újpest 21 32
5 Budapest Honvéd 21 32
6 MTK Budapest 21 30
7 Mezőkövesd 21 28
8 Paks 21 27
9 Puskás Akadémia 21 24
10 Diósgyőr 21 24
11 Kisvárda 21 23
12 Szombathelyi Haladás 21 10
Updated to match(es) played on 16 February 2018. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway

Iceland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Valur (C, Q) 22 46
2 Breiðablik (Q) 22 44
3 Stjarnan (Q) 22 40
4 KR (Q) 22 37
5 FH 22 37
6 ÍBV 22 29
7 KA 22 28
8 Fylkir 22 26
9 Víkingur R. 22 25
10 Grindavík 22 25
11 Fjölnir (R) 22 19
12 Keflavík (R) 22 4
Updated to match(es) played on 29 September 2018. Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Israel[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Q) 23 57
2 Bnei Yehuda 23 37
3 Maccabi Haifa 23 37
4 Maccabi Netanya 23 36
5 Hapoel Hadera 23 32
6 Hapoel Haifa 23 30
7 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 22 29
8 Beitar Jerusalem 22 26
9 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 23 26
10 Hapoel Ra'anana 23 26
11 Hapoel Tel Aviv 23 25
12 Maccabi Petah Tikva 23 25
13 F.C. Ashdod 23 21
14 Bnei Sakhnin (Q) 23 17
Updated to match(es) played on 21 January 2018. Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Italy[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Juventus 24 66
2 Napoli 24 53
3 Internazionale 24 46
4 Milan 24 42
5 Roma 23 38
6 Atalanta 24 38
7 Lazio 24 38
8 Fiorentina 24 35
9 Torino 24 35
10 Sampdoria 24 33
11 Sassuolo 24 30
12 Parma 24 29
13 Genoa 24 28
14 Cagliari 24 24
15 Udinese 24 22
16 SPAL 24 22
17 Empoli 24 21
18 Bologna 23 18
19 Frosinone 24 16
20 Chievo 24 9
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Serie A, Soccerway

Kazakhstan[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of teams in the 2018 Kazakhstan Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Astana (C) 33 77
2 Kairat 33 62
3 Tobol 33 53
4 Ordabasy 33 46
5 Kaisar 33 45
6 Zhetysu 33 43
7 Aktobe 33 42
8 Shakhter Karagandy 33 36
9 Atyrau 33 36
10 Irtysh Pavlodar (O) 33 35
11 Kyzylzhar (R) 33 35
12 Akzhayik (R) 33 30
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Kosovo[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Feronikeli 18 42
2 Prishtina 18 40
3 Llapi 18 38
4 Gjilani 18 27
5 Drita 18 26
6 Flamurtari 18 25
7 Drenica 18 24
8 Ballkani 18 24
9 Trepça'89 18 22
10 Liria 18 19
11 Ferizaj 18 18
12 KEK 18 1
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2019. Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian), Soccerway

Latvia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of the 2018 Latvian Higher League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Riga (C) 28 64
2 Ventspils 28 60
3 RFS 28 55
4 Liepāja 28 51
5 Spartaks Jūrmala 28 42
6 Jelgava 28 21
7 METTA/LU (O) 28 19
8 Valmiera Glass ViA (R) 28 8
Source: Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Lithuania[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sūduva 28 67
2 Žalgiris 28 62
3 Stumbras 28 45
4 Trakai 28 42
5 Kauno Žalgiris 28 35
6 Atlantas 28 23
7 Palanga (O) 28 20
8 Jonava (R) 28 19
Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Luxembourg[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Jeunesse Esch 13 29
2 Fola Esch 13 27
3 F91 Dudelange 13 26
4 Progrès Niederkorn 13 25
5 Differdange 03 13 23
6 Racing FC 13 22
7 Union Titus Pétange 13 18
8 UNA Strassen 13 16
9 Mondorf-les-Bains 13 15
10 Etzella Ettelbruck 13 15
11 Victoria Rosport 13 12
12 Hostert 13 12
13 RM Hamm Benfica 13 9
14 Rumelange 13 8
Updated to match(es) played on 2 December 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Macedonia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Macedonian First League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Shkëndija 19 43
2 Vardar 19 35
3 Akademija Pandev 19 33
4 Rabotnichki 19 27
5 Shkupi 19 24
6 Renova 19 22
7 Makedonija GP 19 21
8 Sileks 19 19
9 Pobeda 19 18
10 Belasica 19 18
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: MacedonianFootball.com

Malta[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Hibernians 18 43
2 Valletta 18 41
3 Gżira United 18 35
4 Ħamrun Spartans 18 33
5 Balzan 18 31
6 Sliema Wanderers 18 31
7 Birkirkara 18 30
8 Mosta 18 19
9 Tarxien Rainbows 18 19
10 Floriana 18 18
11 St. Andrews 18 18
12 Senglea Athletic 18 17
13 Qormi 18 10
14 Pietà Hotspurs 18 10
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Malta Football Association

Moldova[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Location of teams in 2018 Moldovan National Division


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 28 63
2 Milsami Orhei 28 45
3 Petrocub-Hîncești 28 45
4 Speranța Nisporeni 28 38
5 Zimbru Chișinău 28 36
6 Dinamo-Auto 28 28
7 Sfântul Gheorghe 28 26
8 Zaria Bălți (R) 28 22
Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Montenegro[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of the 2018–19 Montenegrin First League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sutjeska 19 36
2 Zeta 19 32
3 OFK Titograd 19 32
4 Budućnost 19 29
5 Petrovac 19 28
6 Grbalj 19 25
7 Iskra 19 22
8 Rudar 19 22
9 Lovćen 19 16
10 Mornar 19 9
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Netherlands[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 PSV Eindhoven 22 57
2 Ajax 22 53
3 Feyenoord 22 42
4 AZ 22 40
5 Vitesse 22 33
6 Utrecht 22 32
7 Heracles Almelo 22 32
8 VVV-Venlo 22 29
9 Groningen 22 27
10 ADO Den Haag 22 27
11 Fortuna Sittard 22 26
12 Willem II 22 25
13 PEC Zwolle 22 25
14 Excelsior 22 25
15 Heerenveen 22 24
16 Emmen 22 24
17 De Graafschap 22 18
18 NAC Breda 22 16
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: eredivisie.nl

Northern Ireland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of the Belfast-based teams in the 2018–19 NIFL Premiership


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Linfield 28 65
2 Ballymena United 27 59
3 Crusaders 29 56
4 Glenavon 27 47
5 Coleraine 29 45
6 Cliftonville 27 42
7 Dungannon Swifts 29 33
8 Institute 28 32
9 Glentoran 27 31
10 Warrenpoint Town 28 28
11 Newry City 28 17
12 Ards 29 14
Updated to match(es) played on 15 February 2019. Source: NIFL Premiership, Soccerway
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last five matches.
  • Derry City, a club from Northern Ireland, has competed in the Republic of Ireland's football league system, the League of Ireland, since 1985.

Norway[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Rosenborg (C) 30 64
2 Molde 30 59
3 Brann 30 58
4 Haugesund 30 53
5 Kristiansund 30 46
6 Vålerenga 30 42
7 Ranheim 30 42
8 Sarpsborg 08 30 41
9 Odd 30 40
10 Tromsø 30 36
11 Bodø/Glimt 30 32
12 Lillestrøm 30 32
13 Strømsgodset 30 31
14 Stabæk (O) 30 29
15 Start (R) 30 29
16 Sandefjord (R) 30 23
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Poland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lechia Gdańsk 22 46
2 Legia Warsaw 22 42
3 Jagiellonia Białystok 22 39
4 Korona Kielce 22 35
5 Piast Gliwice 22 34
6 Pogoń Szczecin 22 34
7 Lech Poznań 22 33
8 Cracovia 22 33
9 Zagłębie Lubin 22 30
10 Wisła Kraków 21 29
11 Arka Gdynia 22 25
12 Śląsk Wrocław 21 21
13 Miedź Legnica 22 21
14 Górnik Zabrze 22 20
15 Wisła Płock 22 20
16 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 22 15
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut

Portugal[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Azores)


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Porto 22 54
2 Benfica 21 50
3 Braga 22 49
4 Sporting CP 22 45
5 Moreirense 22 38
6 Vitória de Guimarães 22 35
7 Belenenses SAD 22 30
8 Rio Ave 22 28
9 Santa Clara 22 27
10 Portimonense 22 27
11 Tondela 22 23
12 Boavista 22 23
13 Marítimo 22 23
14 Nacional 22 23
15 Vitória de Setúbal 22 22
16 Desportivo das Aves 21 21
17 Chaves 22 19
18 Feirense 22 14
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Liga Portugal

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of Dublin Premier Division teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Derry City 1 3
2 Shamrock Rovers 1 3
3 Bohemians 1 3
4 St Patrick's Athletic 36 50
5 Dundalk (C) 36 87
6 Sligo Rovers 36 42
7 Waterford 36 59
8 Cork City 36 77
9 FIN 36 27
10 UCD 36 18
Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
(C) Champion.

Romania[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 CFR Cluj (Q) 24 48
2 Universitatea Craiova (Q) 24 45
3 FCSB (Q) 23 44
4 Astra Giurgiu 24 36
5 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 24 36
6 Botoșani 24 35
7 Viitorul Constanța 24 34
8 Politehnica Iași 24 34
9 Hermannstadt 24 29
10 Gaz Metan Mediaș 24 29
11 Dinamo București (Q) 24 28
12 Dunărea Călărași (Q) 24 22
13 Concordia Chiajna (Q) 23 17
14 Voluntari (Q) 24 17
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: LPF (in Romanian), Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Russia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of teams in 2018–19 Russian Premier League
Map of Russia with the teams of the 2018–19 Premier League
Moscow
Moscow
Locations of teams in 2018–19 Russian Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Zenit Saint Petersburg 17 34
2 Krasnodar 17 33
3 CSKA Moscow 17 30
4 Spartak Moscow 17 28
5 Lokomotiv Moscow 17 28
6 Rubin Kazan 17 25
7 Rostov 17 24
8 Akhmat Grozny 17 23
9 Ural Yekaterinburg 17 22
10 Orenburg 16 22
11 Arsenal Tula 17 20
12 Dynamo Moscow 17 20
13 Krylia Sovetov Samara 16 17
14 Ufa 17 16
15 Anzhi Makhachkala 17 15
16 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 17 10
Updated to match(es) played on 10 December 2018. Source: Russian Premier League, Soccerway

San Marino[edit]

This is a complete list of football clubs in San Marino (as San Marino has only one level domestic amateur league), apart from San Marino Calcio, the only professional Sammarinese club, which as of 2016–17 competes in Serie D, the fourth level of the Italian football league system.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:[89]

Because there is no promotion or relegation in the league, the same 15 teams competed in the league.

2018–19 Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio team distribution

Scotland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Celtic 26 60
2 Rangers 26 52
3 Aberdeen 26 47
4 Kilmarnock 26 46
5 Heart of Midlothian 26 43
6 St Johnstone 26 38
7 Motherwell 26 36
8 Hibernian 26 35
9 Livingston 26 31
10 Dundee 26 18
11 Hamilton Academical 26 18
12 St Mirren 26 13
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: BBC
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).

Serbia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Star Belgrade 22 62
2 Radnički Niš 22 53
3 Partizan 22 47
4 Čukarički 22 39
5 Mladost Lučani 22 36
6 Napredak Kruševac 22 33
7 Proleter Novi Sad 22 29
8 Radnik Surdulica 22 29
9 Vojvodina 22 28
10 Voždovac 22 22
11 Mačva Šabac 22 22
12 Spartak Subotica 22 19
13 Bačka Bačka Palanka 22 18
14 Rad 22 17
15 Zemun 22 16
16 Dinamo Vranje 22 13
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: SuperLiga (in Serbian), Soccerway

Slovakia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slovan Bratislava 19 49
2 DAC Dunajská Streda 19 38
3 Žilina 19 35
4 Ružomberok 19 31
5 Zemplín Michalovce 19 27
6 Sereď 19 25
7 Nitra 19 24
8 Spartak Trnava 19 22
9 Trenčín 19 21
10 Železiarne Podbrezová 19 20
11 Senica 19 15
12 Zlaté Moravce 19 11
Updated to match(es) played on 16 February 2019. Source: Soccerway

Slovenia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in the 2018–19 Slovenian PrvaLiga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maribor 19 45
2 Olimpija Ljubljana 19 36
3 Aluminij 19 30
4 Domžale 19 27
5 Celje 19 26
6 Mura 19 24
7 Gorica 19 22
8 Rudar Velenje 19 18
9 Triglav Kranj 19 16
10 Krško 19 15
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2018. Source: PrvaLiga (in Slovene), Soccerway, UEFA.com

Spain[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of Madrid teams in 2018–19 La Liga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Barcelona 24 54
2 Atlético Madrid 24 47
3 Real Madrid 24 45
4 Sevilla 24 37
5 Getafe 24 36
6 Alavés 24 36
7 Real Sociedad 24 34
8 Real Betis 24 33
9 Valencia 24 32
10 Eibar 24 31
11 Levante 24 30
12 Leganés 24 29
13 Espanyol 24 29
14 Athletic Bilbao 23 27
15 Girona 24 27
16 Valladolid 24 26
17 Celta Vigo 24 24
18 Villarreal 24 23
19 Rayo Vallecano 24 23
20 Huesca 23 18
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway

Sweden[edit]

A Swedish championship was first organised in 1896, and the champions were decided by a knockout cup format until 1925, when Allsvenskan was formed.[93] Sweden was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[94] As of the most recently completed 2017 season, Malmö FF have won the most national titles with 20, followed by IFK Göteborg with 18 and IFK Norrköping with 13. Malmö also have the most league titles, with 23 to 13 for both IFK Götebörg and IFK Norrköping. Since 2008,[95] Allsvenskan has featured 16 teams. They each play one another home and away, for a total of 30 games. The bottom two teams are relegated to the Superettan (The Super One), and the 14th-placed Allsvenskan team enters into a relegation playoff with the 3rd-placed Superettan team to decide which will play in Allsvenskan for the following season.[96]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 AIK (C) 30 67
2 IFK Norrköping 30 65
3 Malmö FF 30 58
4 Hammarby IF 30 58
5 BK Häcken 30 53
6 Östersunds FK 30 49
7 Djurgårdens IF 30 48
8 GIF Sundsvall 30 44
9 Örebro SK 30 35
10 Kalmar FF 30 34
11 IFK Göteborg 30 31
12 IF Elfsborg 30 30
13 IK Sirius 30 30
14 IF Brommapojkarna (R) 30 26
15 Dalkurd FF (R) 30 24
16 Trelleborgs FF (R) 30 15
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Switzerland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Young Boys 21 56
2 Basel 21 37
3 Thun 21 35
4 Zürich 21 28
5 St. Gallen 21 27
6 Sion 21 25
7 Luzern 21 25
8 Lugano 21 23
9 Xamax 21 19
10 Grasshopper 21 17
Updated to match(es) played on 17 February 2019. Source: Swiss Super League

Turkey[edit]

Turkish football operated on a regional basis until the 1950s. A national knockout tournament took place in 1957 and 1958, to decide European qualification. The Turkish Football Federation retrospectively recognised these tournaments as deciding the Turkish champions; both competitions were won by Beşiktaş J.K.[98] A national league was formed in 1959, and has been held annually from then onwards.[98] Since the formation of a national league, the most successful teams are Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, with 20 and 19 league titles respectively as of the most recently completed 2016–17 season. Currently, 18 teams compete in the Süper Lig. Each team plays the other teams home and away, with the bottom three teams relegated to the TFF First League for the following season.[99]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season: