European Leagues

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European Leagues
European Leagues logo
Formation6 June 2005[1]
HeadquartersNyon, Switzerland[1]
26 European Professional Football Leagues
Official language
English, French, German,
WebsiteOfficial website

European Leagues (EL) is a sports organization within association football created for growth of professional football in Europe.[2]

Its members are the professional football leagues organisations[1] of 29 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Serbia.[3] In addition, there are seven associate leagues representing some of these countries as well as Turkey.


Created in 1997, originally under the name Association of the European Union Premier Professional Football Leagues (EUPPFL).[1] The name was changed from European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) to European Leagues in April 2018.


Members of EPFL in 2015:[3]


Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
 Austria Österreichische Fußball Bundesliga 2005 Bundesliga
Erste Liga
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Professional Football League 2013 Premier League
I Division
Super Cup
 Belgium Pro League 2005 Pro League
Super Cup
 Czech Republic Ligová Fotbalová Asociace 2018 Czech First League
Czech National Football League
Czech Cup
 Denmark Divionsforeningen 2005 Superliga
1. division
2. division (Øst / Vest)
 England The Premier League 2005 Premier League
 Finland The Finnish Football League Association 2005 Veikkausliiga
 France Ligue de Football Professionnel 2005 Ligue 1
Ligue 2
Trophée des Champions
 Germany DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH 2005 Bundesliga
2. Bundesliga
 Greece Super League Greece 2005 Super League
 Israel Israeli Professional Football Leagues 2014 Premier League
Liga Leumit
 Italy Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A 2005[note 1] Serie A
 Kazakhstan Professional Football League of Kazakhstan 2015 Premier League
First League
Super Cup
 Norway Norsk Toppfotball 2007 Eliteserien
1. divisjon
 Netherlands Eredivisie CV 2005 Eredivisie
 Poland Polish Professional Football League 2007 Ekstraklasa
Super Cup
 Portugal Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional 2005 Primeira Liga
Segunda Liga
Taça da Liga
 Romania Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal (2009–2011)
Liga 1
Cupa Ligii
 Russia Russian Football Premier League 2007 Championship
Super Cup
 Scotland Scottish Professional Football League[note 2] 2005 Premiership
League 1
League 2
League Cup
Challenge Cup
 Serbia Serbian Superliga 2010 Super Liga
 Spain Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional 2005 La Liga
Segunda División
 Sweden Swedish Elite Football 2005 Allsvenskan
  Switzerland Swiss Football League 2005 Super League
Challenge League
 Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 2009 Championship
Super Cup


Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
 England The Football League 2006 Championship
League Cup
League Trophy
 France Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football 2008
 Italy Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B 2011 Serie B
 Italy Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico 2008 Campionato
 Netherlands Federatie Betaald Voetbal Organisaties 2008
 Russia Football National League 2011 First Division
 Russia Association Professional Football League 2007 Second Division (West / Centre
/ South / Ural-Povolzhe / East)
 Turkey Turkish Clubs Association 2010 Süper Lig


Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
 Latvia Futbola Virslīga 2018 Virslīga
 Lithuania Lithuanian Football Clubs Association A lyga 2018 A lyga
 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Football League 2019 Premiership
Premier Intermediate League
League Cup


Former EPFL members:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lega Serie A was established in 2010. The date of accession indicate the period during which the Lega was unified and the top two divisions of Italy, called Lega Calcio.
  2. ^ According to the EPFL is a continuation of The Scottish Premier League


  1. ^ a b c d "Leagues". UEFA. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  2. ^ REPORT on the future of professional football in Europe / Governance / 13. European Parliament
  3. ^ a b Member leagues EPFL
  4. ^ League Results 2010 2011 Season Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine EPFL

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