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List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries

A map of the world. The blue area, marked "UEFA", covers continental Europe, the British Isles, Iceland, and parts of Northern Asia and the Middle East.
  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

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

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 13 31
2 Skënderbeu 13 29
3 Teuta 13 22
4 Laçi 13 22
5 Kukësi 13 21
6 Flamurtari 13 19
7 Luftëtari 13 13
8 Tirana 13 10
9 Kamza 13 8
10 Kastrioti 13 7
Updated to match(es) played on 12 November 2018. Source: Albanian Football Association, Soccerway

Andorra

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 8 16
2 Inter Club d'Escaldes 8 16
3 Engordany 8 13
4 UE Santa Coloma 8 12
5 FC Santa Coloma 8 12
6 Lusitanos 8 9
7 Ordino 8 7
8 Encamp 8 1
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: FAF Soccerway

Armenia

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:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Armenia
Yerevan
Yerevan
Locations of the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Alashkert 14 29
2 Pyunik 15 27
3 Banants 14 26
4 Lori 14 24
5 Shirak 15 19
6 Ararat-Armenia 14 17
7 Gandzasar 14 13
8 Artsakh 14 12
9 Ararat Yerevan 14 7
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Soccerway

Austria

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Austria
Location of teams in the 2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 14 38
2 LASK Linz 14 26
3 Wolfsberger AC 14 24
4 St. Pölten 14 23
5 Hartberg 14 21
6 Austria Wien 14 18
7 Sturm Graz 14 16
8 Rapid Wien 14 16
9 Wacker Innsbruck 14 15
10 Mattersburg 14 14
11 Rheindorf Altach 14 11
12 Admira Wacker Mödling 14 9
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga

Azerbaijan

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:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Azerbaijan
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 11 26
2 Qarabağ 11 23
3 Sabail 11 20
4 Sabah 11 16
5 Gabala 11 12
6 Sumgayit 11 11
7 Keşla 11 9
8 Zira 11 6
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Soccerway

Belarus

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) 27 69
2 Dinamo Minsk 28 57
3 Vitebsk 28 56
4 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 27 55
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 28 51
6 Dinamo Brest 28 48
7 Neman Grodno 28 40
8 Slutsk 28 36
9 Gorodeya 28 31
10 Minsk 28 30
11 Gomel 28 27
12 Isloch Minsk Raion 28 27
13 Torpedo Minsk 28 24
14 Smolevichi 28 23
15 Luch Minsk 28 23
16 Dnepr Mogilev (R) 28 16
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: [2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Belgium

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 15 35
2 Club Brugge 15 31
3 Antwerp 15 31
4 Anderlecht 15 30
5 Sint-Truiden 15 24
6 Gent 15 23
7 Standard Liège 15 23
8 Charleroi 15 20
9 Cercle Brugge 15 19
10 Oostende 15 18
11 Eupen 15 16
12 Kortrijk 15 16
13 Zulte Waregem 15 12
14 Waasland-Beveren 15 11
15 Excel Mouscron 15 10
16 Lokeren 15 10
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), Soccerway

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 17 37
2 Zrinjski Mostar 17 32
3 Željezničar 17 28
4 Široki Brijeg 17 26
5 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 17 23
6 Sloboda Tuzla 17 22
7 Radnik Bijeljina 17 21
8 Čelik Zenica 17 21
9 Zvijezda 09 17 20
10 Tuzla City 17 19
11 GOŠK Gabela 17 16
12 Krupa 17 12
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Soccerway, UEFA

Bulgaria

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 six 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:

Map of Bulgaria and the 14 teams of the 2018–19 Parva Liga
Sofia
Sofia
Location of teams in the 2018–19 Parva Liga
List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Sofia
Sofia 2018–19 First League football clubs


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 15 38
2 CSKA Sofia 15 35
3 Levski Sofia 15 34
4 Beroe 15 27
5 Botev Plovdiv 15 26
6 Cherno More 15 21
7 Etar 15 21
8 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 15 21
9 Botev Vratsa 15 18
10 Slavia Sofia 15 17
11 Dunav Ruse 15 14
12 Vitosha Bistritsa 15 13
13 Septemvri Sofia 15 7
14 Vereya 15 4
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Soccerway

Croatia

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 14 36
2 Lokomotiva 14 28
3 Osijek 14 27
4 Gorica 14 26
5 Rijeka 14 24
6 Hajduk Split 14 16
7 Slaven Belupo 14 13
8 Inter Zaprešić 14 11
9 Istra 1961 14 9
10 Rudeš 14 2
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: PrvaHNL.hr

Cyprus

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Cyprus
Locations of the 2018–19 Cypriot First Division teams.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 AEL Limassol 7 19
2 Apollon Limassol 5 15
3 APOEL 6 13
4 Nea Salamis Famagusta 7 13
5 AEK Larnaca 4 10
6 Doxa Katokopias 6 9
7 Anorthosis Famagusta 6 6
8 Omonia 6 6
9 Alki Oroklini 7 4
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 7 4
11 Pafos FC 6 4
12 Ermis Aradippou 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 28 October 2018. Source: CFA (in Greek), Soccerway

Czech Republic

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slavia Prague 15 37
2 Viktoria Plzeň 15 35
3 Sparta Prague 15 30
4 Jablonec 15 29
5 Baník Ostrava 15 27
6 Fastav Zlín 15 27
7 Slovan Liberec 15 23
8 Mladá Boleslav 15 18
9 Opava 15 17
10 Teplice 15 16
11 Bohemians 1905 15 16
12 Sigma Olomouc 15 15
13 Příbram 15 15
14 Slovácko 15 12
15 Karviná 15 11
16 Dukla Prague 15 11
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Soccerway

Denmark

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Midtjylland 16 35
2 Copenhagen 16 35
3 Esbjerg 16 25
4 OB 16 21
5 SønderjyskE 16 21
6 Brøndby 16 21
7 AaB 16 21
8 Horsens 16 21
9 Randers 16 19
10 Nordsjælland 16 18
11 AGF 16 18
12 Vendsyssel 16 15
13 Vejle 16 15
14 Hobro 16 15
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway

England

Founded in 1888, the Football League was the world's first national football league.[42] 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.[42] As of the 2017–18 season the Premier League comprises 20 clubs;[43] 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.[44]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Manchester City 12 32
2 Liverpool 12 30
3 Chelsea 12 28
4 Tottenham Hotspur 12 27
5 Arsenal 12 24
6 Bournemouth 12 20
7 Watford 12 20
8 Manchester United 12 20
9 Everton 12 19
10 Leicester City 12 17
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 16
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 14
13 West Ham United 12 12
14 Newcastle United 12 9
15 Burnley 12 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 8
17 Southampton 12 8
18 Cardiff City 12 8
19 Huddersfield Town 12 7
20 Fulham 12 5
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Premier League

Estonia

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.[45][46] FC Flora Tallinn is the most successful team in the modern era, with 10 league titles as of the end of the 2016 season.[45] 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.[47]

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 (Q) 36 21
10 Vaprus (R) 36 13
Source: Estonian Football Association (in Estonian), UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Faroe Islands

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.[49] The Faroe Islands gained UEFA recognition in 1992.[50] 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.[51] 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

Finland's current league has been contested annually since 1898, with the exceptions of 1914 and 1943.[53] 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.[54] 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 (Q) 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; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

France

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.[55] 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.[56] 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 13 39
2 Lille 13 26
3 Montpellier 13 25
4 Lyon 13 24
5 Saint-Étienne 13 23
6 Marseille 13 22
7 Nice 13 20
8 Strasbourg 13 18
9 Reims 13 17
10 Nantes 13 16
11 Bordeaux 13 16
12 Rennes 13 16
13 Angers 13 15
14 Nîmes 13 14
15 Toulouse 13 14
16 Amiens 13 13
17 Caen 13 12
18 Dijon 13 11
19 Monaco 13 7
20 Guingamp 13 7
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway

Georgia

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.[58]

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 32 71
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 32 63
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 32 59
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 32 57
5 Dila Gori 32 53
6 Locomotive Tbilisi 32 35
7 Sioni Bolnisi 32 31
8 Rustavi 32 30
9 Samtredia 32 21
10 Kolkheti Poti 32 14
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Erovnuli Liga (in Georgian), Soccerway

Germany

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 11 27
2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 11 23
3 RB Leipzig 11 22
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 20
5 Bayern Munich 11 20
6 1899 Hoffenheim 11 19
7 Werder Bremen 11 17
8 Hertha BSC 11 16
9 Mainz 05 11 15
10 FC Augsburg 11 13
11 SC Freiburg 11 13
12 VfL Wolfsburg 11 12
13 Bayer Leverkusen 11 11
14 Schalke 04 11 10
15 1. FC Nürnberg 11 10
16 Hannover 96 11 9
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 8
18 VfB Stuttgart 11 8
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: DFB

Gibraltar

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 Europa FC 8 19
2 Lincoln Red Imps 7 16
3 Gibraltar United 7 14
4 St Joseph's 7 13
5 Gibraltar Phoenix 8 13
6 Mons Calpe 7 10
7 Glacis United 7 10
8 Lynx 7 5
9 Boca Gibraltar 7 3
10 Lions Gibraltar 7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 4 November 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Greece

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 PAOK 10 26
2 Atromitos Athens 10 24
3 Olympiacos 10 20
4 Xanthi 10 18
5 AEK Athens 10 17
6 Panathinaikos 10 15
7 Aris Thessaloniki 10 15
8 Panionios 10 14
9 Panetolikos 10 12
10 Lamia 10 11
11 AE Larissa 10 11
12 Levadiakos 10 7
13 OFI Crete 10 7
14 PAS Giannina 10 7
15 Asteras Tripolis 10 6
16 Apollon Smyrna 10 1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 November 2018. Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway

Hungary

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Map of Hungary and the 12 teams of the 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Budapest
Budapest
Location of teams in 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Budapest
Location of Budapest teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ferencváros 14 30
2 Budapest Honvéd 14 27
3 MTK Budapest 14 24
4 MOL Vidi 13 22
5 Újpest 13 22
6 Mezőkövesd 14 22
7 Debrecen 14 21
8 Paks 14 20
9 Puskás Akadémia 14 14
10 Diósgyőr 14 9
11 Kisvárda 14 9
12 Szombathelyi Haladás 14 8
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway

Iceland

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

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 10 26
2 Bnei Yehuda 10 19
3 Hapoel Hadera 10 19
4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 10 16
5 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 10 15
6 Maccabi Petah Tikva 10 13
7 Maccabi Netanya 10 13
8 Maccabi Haifa 10 12
9 Bnei Sakhnin 10 10
10 Hapoel Ra'anana 10 10
11 Hapoel Haifa 10 9
12 Hapoel Tel Aviv 10 9
13 F.C. Ashdod 10 9
14 Beitar Jerusalem 10 8
Updated to match(es) played on 12 November 2018. Source: Soccerway

Italy

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Juventus 12 34
2 Napoli 12 28
3 Internazionale 12 25
4 Lazio 12 22
5 Milan 12 21
6 Roma 12 19
7 Sassuolo 12 19
8 Atalanta 12 18
9 Fiorentina 12 17
10 Torino 12 17
11 Parma 12 17
12 Sampdoria 12 15
13 Cagliari 12 14
14 Genoa 12 14
15 SPAL 12 13
16 Bologna 12 10
17 Udinese 12 9
18 Empoli 12 9
19 Frosinone 12 7
20 Chievo 12 0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Serie A, Soccerway

Kazakhstan

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Map of Kazakhstan and the 12 teams of the 2018 Premier League
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 (Q) 33 35
11 Kyzylzhar (R) 33 35
12 Akzhayik (R) 33 30
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Kosovo

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Prishtina 15 36
2 Feronikeli 15 35
3 Llapi 15 29
4 Gjilani 15 24
5 Drita 15 22
6 Flamurtari 15 22
7 Trepça'89 15 19
8 Drenica 15 18
9 Ballkani 15 18
10 Liria 15 16
11 Ferizaj 15 14
12 KEK 15 1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 November 2018. Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian), Soccerway

Latvia

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Latvia
Riga
Riga
Riga teams: METTA/LU RFS Riga
Riga teams:
METTA/LU
RFS
Riga
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

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

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Jeunesse Esch 11 28
2 F91 Dudelange 11 22
3 Differdange 03 11 22
4 Fola Esch 11 21
5 Racing FC 11 21
6 Progrès Niederkorn 11 19
7 Union Titus Pétange 11 16
8 Etzella Ettelbruck 11 14
9 Mondorf-les-Bains 11 13
10 Victoria Rosport 11 11
11 Hostert 11 11
12 UNA Strassen 11 10
13 RM Hamm Benfica 11 8
14 Rumelange 11 6
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Macedonia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Republic of Macedonia
Skopje
Skopje
Skopje clubs:
Skopje clubs:
Location of teams in 2018–19 Macedonian First League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Shkëndija 14 31
2 Vardar 14 28
3 Akademija Pandev 14 22
4 Renova 14 19
5 Pobeda 14 17
6 Rabotnichki 14 17
7 Makedonija GP 14 16
8 Shkupi 14 15
9 Sileks 14 14
10 Belasica 14 14
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2018. Source: MacedonianFootball.com

Malta

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Gżira United 10 24
2 Hibernians 10 24
3 Valletta 10 22
4 Sliema Wanderers 10 19
5 Balzan 10 18
6 Ħamrun Spartans 10 18
7 Birkirkara 10 15
8 St. Andrews 10 13
9 Floriana 10 12
10 Tarxien Rainbows 10 12
11 Pietà Hotspurs 10 10
12 Mosta 10 7
13 Qormi 10 4
14 Senglea Athletic 10 4
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Malta Football Association

Moldova

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Moldova
Tiraspol
Tiraspol
Tiraspol teams: Dinamo-Auto Sheriff
Tiraspol teams:
Dinamo-Auto
Sheriff
Location of teams in 2018 Moldovan National Division


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C, Q) 27 60
2 Milsami Orhei (Q) 27 45
3 Petrocub-Hîncești (Q) 27 45
4 Speranța Nisporeni 27 35
5 Zimbru Chișinău 27 33
6 Sfântul Gheorghe 27 26
7 Dinamo-Auto 27 25
8 Zaria Bălți 27 22
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2018. Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Montenegro

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Map of Montenegro and the 12 teams of the 2018–19 First League
Location of the 2018–19 Montenegrin First League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sutjeska 15 28
2 Zeta 15 26
3 Budućnost 15 26
4 Petrovac 15 24
5 OFK Titograd 15 22
6 Rudar 15 18
7 Grbalj 15 18
8 Iskra 15 17
9 Lovćen 15 12
10 Mornar 15 8
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Netherlands

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 PSV Eindhoven 12 36
2 Ajax 12 31
3 Feyenoord 11 23
4 Heracles Almelo 12 20
5 VVV-Venlo 11 18
6 AZ 12 18
7 Vitesse 12 18
8 Utrecht 12 18
9 Heerenveen 12 14
10 Fortuna Sittard 12 13
11 Willem II 12 13
12 Emmen 12 13
13 ADO Den Haag 12 12
14 Excelsior 12 12
15 PEC Zwolle 12 11
16 Groningen 12 10
17 De Graafschap 12 10
18 NAC Breda 12 8
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: eredivisie.nl

Northern Ireland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

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


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Linfield 16 34
2 Glenavon 15 32
3 Ballymena United 15 30
4 Crusaders 16 28
5 Cliftonville 15 26
6 Coleraine 15 25
7 Glentoran 15 19
8 Institute 16 17
9 Warrenpoint Town 16 14
10 Dungannon Swifts 15 12
11 Newry City 16 11
12 Ards 16 10
Updated to match(es) played on 17 November 2018. 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

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Rosenborg (C) 29 63
2 Molde (Q) 29 56
3 Brann (Q) 29 55
4 Haugesund 29 50
5 Kristiansund 29 46
6 Ranheim 29 42
7 Odd 29 40
8 Vålerenga 29 39
9 Sarpsborg 08 29 38
10 Tromsø 29 36
11 Bodø/Glimt 29 31
12 Strømsgodset 29 30
13 Lillestrøm 29 29
14 Start 29 29
15 Stabæk 29 28
16 Sandefjord (R) 29 23
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Poland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lechia Gdańsk 15 31
2 Jagiellonia Białystok 15 28
3 Legia Warsaw 15 26
4 Wisła Kraków 15 25
5 Piast Gliwice 15 25
6 Korona Kielce 15 25
7 Pogoń Szczecin 15 22
8 Lech Poznań 15 21
9 Arka Gdynia 15 20
10 Wisła Płock 15 18
11 Zagłębie Lubin 15 17
12 Śląsk Wrocław 15 16
13 Cracovia 15 14
14 Górnik Zabrze 15 13
15 Miedź Legnica 15 13
16 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 15 11
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut

Portugal

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Madeira
Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Azores
Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Azores)


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Porto 10 24
2 Sporting CP 10 22
3 Braga 10 21
4 Benfica 10 20
5 Rio Ave 10 18
6 Moreirense 10 16
7 Vitória de Guimarães 10 15
8 Vitória de Setúbal 10 14
9 Santa Clara 10 14
10 Belenenses 10 12
11 Portimonense 10 11
12 Desportivo das Aves 10 10
13 Marítimo 10 10
14 Tondela 10 9
15 Feirense 10 9
16 Boavista 10 9
17 Nacional 10 9
18 Chaves 10 7
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Liga Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Map of Dublin with the three League of Ireland Premier Division Dublin teams
Locations of Dublin Premier Division teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dundalk (C) 36 87
2 Cork City 36 77
3 Shamrock Rovers 36 62
4 Waterford 36 59
5 St Patrick's Athletic 36 50
6 Bohemians 36 48
7 Sligo Rovers 36 42
8 Derry City 36 42
9 Limerick (R) 36 27
10 Bray Wanderers (R) 36 18
Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Romania

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 CFR Cluj 15 30
2 FCSB 15 28
3 Universitatea Craiova 15 26
4 Viitorul Constanța 15 26
5 Gaz Metan Mediaș 15 25
6 Astra Giurgiu 15 20
7 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 15 20
8 Dunărea Călărași 15 17
9 Dinamo București 15 17
10 Concordia Chiajna 15 17
11 Politehnica Iași 15 17
12 Botoșani 15 16
13 Hermannstadt 15 15
14 Voluntari 15 8
Updated to match(es) played on 12 November 2018. Source: LPF (in Romanian), Soccerway

Russia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Map of Russia with the teams of the 2018–19 Premier League
Yenisey (see below)
Yenisey
(see below)
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 14 31
2 Krasnodar 14 26
3 Lokomotiv Moscow 14 25
4 Rostov 14 23
5 CSKA Moscow 14 23
6 Rubin Kazan 14 20
7 Ural Yekaterinburg 14 19
8 Akhmat Grozny 14 19
9 Spartak Moscow 14 19
10 Orenburg 14 19
11 Arsenal Tula 14 17
12 Dynamo Moscow 14 16
13 Krylia Sovetov Samara 14 14
14 Ufa 14 14
15 Anzhi Makhachkala 14 13
16 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 14 6
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Russian Premier League, Soccerway

San Marino

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:[86]

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

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Celtic 12 26
2 Heart of Midlothian 13 26
3 Rangers 12 24
4 Kilmarnock 13 24
5 St Johnstone 13 23
6 Aberdeen 12 21
7 Livingston 12 19
8 Hibernian 12 18
9 Motherwell 12 11
10 Hamilton Academical 13 10
11 St Mirren 13 5
12 Dundee 13 4
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. 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

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Serbia
Belgrade
Belgrade
Novi Sad
Novi Sad
Belgrade clubs:
Belgrade clubs:
Novi Sad clubs:
Novi Sad clubs:
Locations of the 2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Star Belgrade 16 46
2 Radnički Niš 16 37
3 Partizan 16 33
4 Čukarički 16 32
5 Napredak Kruševac 16 28
6 Mladost Lučani 16 25
7 Proleter Novi Sad 16 23
8 Vojvodina 16 21
9 Mačva Šabac 16 17
10 Bačka Bačka Palanka 16 16
11 Rad 16 15
12 Voždovac 16 15
13 Radnik Surdulica 16 15
14 Zemun 16 13
15 Spartak Subotica 16 12
16 Dinamo Vranje 16 7
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2018. Source: SuperLiga (in Serbian), Soccerway

Slovakia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slovan Bratislava 15 39
2 DAC Dunajská Streda 15 33
3 Žilina 15 32
4 Sereď 15 23
5 Ružomberok 15 23
6 Spartak Trnava 15 18
7 Trenčín 15 17
8 Železiarne Podbrezová 15 16
9 Nitra 15 15
10 Zemplín Michalovce 15 15
11 Senica 15 14
12 Zlaté Moravce 15 8
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Soccerway

Slovenia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Map of Slovenia with teams in the 2016–17 PrvaLiga
Location of teams in the 2018–19 Slovenian PrvaLiga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maribor 16 36
2 Olimpija Ljubljana 16 32
3 Mura 16 22
4 Gorica 16 22
5 Domžale 16 21
6 Aluminij 16 21
7 Celje 16 20
8 Triglav Kranj 16 15
9 Rudar Velenje 16 15
10 Krško 16 12
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: PrvaLiga (in Slovene), Soccerway, UEFA.com

Spain

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Community of Madrid
Location of Madrid teams in 2018–19 La Liga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Barcelona 12 24
2 Sevilla 12 23
3 Atlético Madrid 12 23
4 Alavés 12 23
5 Espanyol 12 21
6 Real Madrid 12 20
7 Valladolid 12 17
8 Levante 12 17
9 Girona 12 17
10 Real Sociedad 12 16
11 Getafe 12 16
12 Real Betis 12 16
13 Eibar 12 15
14 Celta Vigo 12 14
15 Valencia 12 14
16 Villarreal 12 11
17 Athletic Bilbao 12 10
18 Leganés 12 10
19 Rayo Vallecano 12 7
20 Huesca 12 6
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: La Liga, Soccerway

Sweden

A Swedish championship was first organised in 1896, and the champions were decided by a knockout cup format until 1925, when Allsvenskan was formed.[90] Sweden was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[91] 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,[92] 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.[93]

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 (Q) 30 26
15 Dalkurd FF (R) 30 24
16 Trelleborgs FF (R) 30 15
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Switzerland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Young Boys 14 37
2 Basel 14 23
3 Thun 14 22
4 Zürich 14 20
5 St. Gallen 14 20
6 Luzern 14 18
7 Lugano 14 16
8 Sion 14 14
9 Grasshopper 14 14
10 Xamax 14 11
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Swiss Super League

Turkey

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.[95] A national league was formed in 1959, and has been held annually from then onwards.[95] 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.[96]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 İstanbul Başakşehir 12 27
2 Galatasaray 12 23
3 Kasımpaşa 12 22
4 Yeni Malatyaspor 12 21
5 Antalyaspor 12 20
6 Ankaragücü 12 19
7 Beşiktaş 12 18
8 Göztepe 12 18
9 Konyaspor 12 17
10 Trabzonspor 12 16
11 Sivasspor 12 14
12 Bursaspor 12 13
13 Fenerbahçe 12 13
14 Akhisar Belediyespor 12 12
15 Kayserispor 12 12
16 Alanyaspor 12 12
17 BB Erzurumspor 12 11
18 Çaykur Rizespor 12 8
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Süper Lig, Soccerway

Ukraine

As a member of the Soviet Union, Ukraine's league operated as a feeder to the national Soviet leagues, meaning that until 1992 the strongest Ukrainian teams did not take part.[99] The Football Federation of Ukraine was formed shortly after the country achieved independence in 1991, and gained UEFA membership the following year.[100] Since the formation of a national league, FC Dynamo Kyiv have won 15 titles, FC Shakhtar Donetsk nine, and SC Tavriya Simferopol one, as of the most recently completed 2015–16 season.[99]

Through the 2013–14 season, 16 teams participated in the Premier League. However, during that season's winter break, the Euromaidan protests began, soon followed by Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the still-ongoing war in the country's east. These developments led to the league dropping to 14 teams in 2014–15 and 12 in 2016–17.

Beginning with the 2016–17 season, the league season is divided into two stages. In the first stage, the teams play one another home and away, after which the league splits into two groups, each playing a home-and-away schedule within the group and with table points carrying over intact. The top six teams play to determine the league champion and European qualifying spots, while the bottom six teams play to avoid relegation, with the bottom two at the end of the second stage dropping to the Ukrainian First League.[101][102]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Ukraine
Home venues of teams in the 2018–19 Ukrainian Premier League.
Teams in italics are from a conflict zone of the War in Donbass and are playing their home games in different cities.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Shakhtar Donetsk (Q) 15 40
2 Dynamo Kyiv 15 32
3 FC Oleksandriya 15 30
4 Vorskla Poltava 15 24
5 Zorya Luhansk 15 21
6 Desna Chernihiv 15 20
7 FC Mariupol 15 20
8 FC Lviv 15 18
9 Karpaty Lviv 15 16
10 Olimpik Donetsk 15 16
11 Chornomorets Odesa 15 9
12 Arsenal Kyiv 15 7
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Ukrainian Premier League Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other twice (22 matches), before the league split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last 10 matches.

Wales

Although Wales joined UEFA in 1954, Welsh football operated on a regional basis until 1992, with no national championship.[104][105] Several Welsh clubs play not in the Welsh football league system, but in the English football league system. Currently, one Welsh club, Cardiff City, competes in the Premier League. Another Welsh club, Swansea City, was relegated to the second level, the EFL Championship, at the end of the 2017–18 season. Four other Welsh clubs participate lower down the English football league system: Newport County A.F.C., Wrexham F.C., Colwyn Bay F.C. and Merthyr Town F.C. Despite competing in Football Association competitions, the latter four are under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales.[106] Until 2011 Swansea City and Cardiff City had similar arrangements with the FAW but are now under the jurisdiction of The Football Association.[107] The most successful Welsh club since the formation of the Welsh Premier League is The New Saints, with 12 league titles after having clinched their seventh straight league crown in 2017–18.[105] Since the 2010–11 season, the Welsh Premier League has featured 12 teams.[108] Relegation to and promotion from lower regional leagues is in part dictated by whether or not clubs can obtain a Premier League licence; only clubs able to obtain a licence are eligible for promotion, and clubs which fail to obtain one are relegated regardless of their final league position.[109]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 The New Saints 12 26
2 Connah's Quay Nomads 12 25
3 Barry Town United 12 25
4 Newtown 12 20
5 Bala Town 12 20
6 Cardiff Metropolitan University 12 17
7 Aberystwyth Town 12 17
8 Caernarfon 12 16
9 Cefn Druids 12 12
10 Llandudno 12 9
11 Carmarthen Town 12 9
12 Llanelli Town 12 7
Source: [3],[4]
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other twice (22 matches), before the league splits into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last 10 matches.

See also

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