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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.

Real Madrid Club finished the previous season as league champions.

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 Skënderbeu 4 10
2 Kukësi 4 7
3 Partizani 4 7
4 Flamurtari 4 7
5 Laçi 4 6
6 Kamza 4 6
7 Teuta 4 5
8 Tirana 4 4
9 Kastrioti 4 3
10 Luftëtari 4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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:EngordanyInter 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 UE Sant Julià 1 3
2 Inter Club d'Escaldes 1 3
3 UE Santa Coloma 1 3
4 Lusitanos 1 1
5 FC Santa Coloma 1 1
6 Ordino 1 0
7 Encamp 1 0
8 Engordany 1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 Lori 7 16
2 Pyunik 7 15
3 Banants 7 13
4 Ararat-Armenia 7 11
5 Alashkert 7 10
6 Artsakh 7 6
7 Shirak 7 5
8 Ararat Yerevan 7 5
9 Gandzasar 6 3
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 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 7 21
2 LASK Linz 7 16
3 St. Pölten 7 14
4 Austria Wien 7 13
5 Sturm Graz 7 12
6 Wolfsberger AC 7 11
7 Rapid Wien 7 9
8 Hartberg 7 6
9 Wacker Innsbruck 7 6
10 Admira Wacker Mödling 7 4
11 Mattersburg 7 4
12 Rheindorf Altach 7 2
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 4 10
2 Sabah 4 9
3 Qarabağ 3 7
4 Sabail 4 6
5 Sumgayit 4 4
6 Gabala 4 4
7 Keşla 4 1
8 Zira 3 1
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: [2], 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 20 51
2 Vitebsk 20 44
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 20 42
4 Dinamo Minsk 20 42
5 Slutsk 21 36
6 Dinamo Brest 20 32
7 Neman Grodno 21 32
8 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 20 31
9 Gomel 20 23
10 Gorodeya 20 21
11 Smolevichi 21 18
12 Isloch Minsk Raion 21 17
13 Minsk 21 17
14 Luch Minsk 21 15
15 Dnepr Mogilev 21 13
16 Torpedo Minsk 21 12
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: [3]

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 Club Brugge 7 19
2 Genk 7 17
3 Antwerp 7 15
4 Anderlecht 7 13
5 Gent 7 13
6 Standard Liège 7 12
7 Oostende 7 10
8 Sint-Truiden 7 10
9 Cercle Brugge 7 9
10 Charleroi 7 7
11 Eupen 7 7
12 Kortrijk 7 5
13 Zulte Waregem 7 5
14 Lokeren 7 4
15 Waasland-Beveren 7 4
16 Excel Mouscron 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 Željezničar 9 20
2 Sarajevo 9 18
3 Zrinjski Mostar 9 16
4 Široki Brijeg 9 14
5 Sloboda Tuzla 9 14
6 Radnik Bijeljina 9 13
7 Čelik Zenica 9 12
8 Krupa 9 11
9 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 9 9
10 Tuzla City 9 7
11 GOŠK Gabela 9 6
12 Zvijezda 09 9 4
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 CSKA Sofia 8 19
2 Levski Sofia 8 19
3 Ludogorets Razgrad 8 17
4 Beroe 8 15
5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 8 13
6 Cherno More 8 12
7 Botev Plovdiv 8 11
8 Vitosha Bistritsa 8 10
9 Etar 8 10
10 Slavia Sofia 8 10
11 Botev Vratsa 8 8
12 Dunav Ruse 8 6
13 Septemvri Sofia 8 4
14 Vereya 8 2
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 7 17
2 Osijek 7 14
3 Lokomotiva 7 13
4 Rijeka 7 13
5 Gorica 7 10
6 Slaven Belupo 7 7
7 Hajduk Split 7 7
8 Inter Zaprešić 7 7
9 Istra 1961 7 5
10 Rudeš 7 1
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 2 6
2 Anorthosis Famagusta 2 4
3 Nea Salamis Famagusta 1 3
4 Ermis Aradippou 2 3
5 Omonia 1 3
6 Pafos FC 1 1
7 AEK Larnaca 0 0
8 APOEL 0 0
9 Apollon Limassol 0 0
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 1 0
11 Alki Oroklini 2 0
12 Doxa Katokopias 2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. Source: CFA (in Greek), Soccerway

Czech Republic

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slavia Prague 8 21
2 Viktoria Plzeň 8 21
3 Sparta Prague 8 20
4 Fastav Zlín 8 19
5 Baník Ostrava 8 16
6 Příbram 8 11
7 Bohemians 1905 8 11
8 Mladá Boleslav 8 10
9 Jablonec 8 10
10 Slovan Liberec 8 10
11 Teplice 8 9
12 Slovácko 8 9
13 Karviná 8 6
14 Opava 8 4
15 Sigma Olomouc 8 3
16 Dukla Prague 8 3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: Soccerway

Denmark

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Copenhagen 9 19
2 Midtjylland 9 18
3 AaB 9 15
4 Brøndby 9 14
5 Esbjerg 9 14
6 Horsens 9 13
7 Nordsjælland 9 12
8 AGF 9 12
9 SønderjyskE 9 11
10 Randers 9 10
11 Vendsyssel 9 9
12 Vejle 9 8
13 OB 9 6
14 Hobro 9 6
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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 Chelsea 5 15
2 Liverpool 5 15
3 Manchester City 5 13
4 Watford 5 12
5 Bournemouth 5 10
6 Tottenham Hotspur 5 9
7 Arsenal 5 9
8 Manchester United 5 9
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 8
10 Everton 5 6
11 Leicester City 5 6
12 Crystal Palace 5 6
13 Southampton 5 5
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 5
15 Fulham 5 4
16 West Ham United 5 3
17 Cardiff City 5 2
18 Huddersfield Town 5 2
19 Newcastle United 5 1
20 Burnley 5 1
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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 28 70
2 Flora 27 63
3 FCI Levadia 28 62
4 Narva Trans 28 49
5 Paide Linnameeskond 28 39
6 Tammeka 28 38
7 Tallinna Kalev 28 22
8 Tulevik 28 20
9 Kuressaare 28 14
10 Vaprus 27 13
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 2018. Source: Estonian Football Association (in Estonian), UEFA, Soccerway

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 21 55
2 KÍ Klaksvík 21 45
3 NSÍ Runavík 21 42
4 B36 Tórshavn 20 37
5 Víkingur Gøta 21 36
6 Skála ÍF 21 22
7 TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 21 21
8 EB/Streymur 21 19
9 07 Vestur 20 10
10 Argja Bóltfelag 21 9
Updated to match(es) played on 03 September 2018. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese), Soccerway

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 26 59
2 RoPS 27 52
3 KuPS 27 44
4 Honka 27 44
5 Ilves 26 40
6 VPS 27 38
7 Lahti 26 36
8 Inter Turku 26 32
9 SJK 27 27
10 IFK Mariehamn 27 23
11 TPS 27 22
12 PS Kemi Kings 27 18
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. Source: Veikkausliiga (in Finnish), Soccerway

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 5 15
2 Marseille 5 10
3 Lille 5 10
4 Toulouse 5 10
5 Dijon 5 9
6 Montpellier 5 8
7 Lyon 5 7
8 Nîmes 5 7
9 Rennes 5 7
10 Reims 5 7
11 Nice 5 7
12 Angers 5 6
13 Caen 5 6
14 Saint-Étienne 5 6
15 Monaco 5 5
16 Strasbourg 5 5
17 Nantes 5 5
18 Amiens 5 4
19 Bordeaux 5 4
20 Guingamp 5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 24 56
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 23 51
3 Dila Gori 23 42
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 24 38
5 Torpedo Kutaisi 21 34
6 Locomotive Tbilisi 23 28
7 Rustavi 24 27
8 Sioni Bolnisi 24 20
9 Samtredia 24 13
10 Kolkheti Poti 24 9
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 Bayern Munich 3 9
2 Borussia Dortmund 3 7
3 VfL Wolfsburg 3 7
4 Hertha BSC 3 7
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 7
6 Mainz 05 3 7
7 Werder Bremen 3 5
8 FC Augsburg 3 4
8 Fortuna Düsseldorf 3 4
10 RB Leipzig 3 4
11 1899 Hoffenheim 3 3
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 3 3
13 Hannover 96 3 2
14 1. FC Nürnberg 3 2
15 SC Freiburg 3 1
16 VfB Stuttgart 3 1
17 Schalke 04 3 0
18 Bayer Leverkusen 3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 Lincoln Red Imps 3 9
2 St Joseph's 3 7
3 Gibraltar United 3 7
4 Europa FC 3 7
5 Lynx 3 4
6 Glacis United 3 4
7 Mons Calpe 3 3
8 Gibraltar Phoenix 3 1
9 Boca Gibraltar 3 0
10 Lions Gibraltar 3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Greece

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Olympiacos 3 9
2 AEK Athens 3 9
3 Aris Thessaloniki 3 9
4 PAOK 3 7
5 Atromitos 3 7
6 Panetolikos 3 4
7 Panathinaikos 3 3
8 Levadiakos 3 3
9 AEL 3 3
10 PAS Giannina 3 3
11 Xanthi 3 2
12 OFI 3 1
13 Panionios 3 1
14 Apollon Smyrnis 3 0
15 Asteras Tripolis 3 0
16 Lamia 3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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 4 12
2 Budapest Honvéd 4 12
3 MTK Budapest 5 10
4 Debrecen 5 9
5 MOL Vidi 3 5
6 Újpest 4 5
7 Mezőkövesd 3 4
8 Szombathelyi Haladás 4 4
9 Paks 4 2
10 Puskás Akadémia 4 1
11 Diósgyőr 4 1
12 Kisvárda 4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 17 August 2018. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway

Iceland

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Valur 20 43
2 Stjarnan 20 40
3 Breiðablik 20 38
4 KR 20 33
5 FH 20 31
6 KA 20 25
7 Grindavík 20 25
8 ÍBV 20 23
9 Víkingur R. 20 22
10 Fylkir 20 22
11 Fjölnir 20 19
12 Keflavík (R) 20 4
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 2018. Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
(R) Relegated.

Israel

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 7
2 Hapoel Hadera 3 6
3 F.C. Ashdod 3 6
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 3 5
5 Hapoel Haifa 3 4
6 Maccabi Haifa 3 4
7 Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 4
8 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3 4
9 Hapoel Ra'anana 3 4
10 Bnei Sakhnin 3 3
11 Bnei Yehuda 3 2
12 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3 2
13 Beitar Jerusalem 3 1
14 Maccabi Netanya 3 1
First match(es) will be played on 25 August 2018. Source: Soccerway

Italy

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Juventus 4 12
2 SPAL 4 9
3 Napoli 4 9
4 Sampdoria 4 7
5 Fiorentina 4 7
6 Sassuolo 4 7
7 Genoa 3 6
8 Lazio 4 6
9 Roma 4 5
10 Torino 4 5
11 Udinese 4 5
12 Cagliari 4 5
13 Atalanta 4 4
14 Milan 3 4
15 Internazionale 4 4
16 Empoli 4 4
17 Parma 4 4
18 Bologna 4 1
19 Frosinone 4 1
20 Chievo 4 −1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 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 24 58
2 Kairat 24 54
3 Tobol 25 40
4 Ordabasy 25 34
5 Zhetysu 25 33
6 Aktobe 25 30
7 Kaisar 25 29
8 Akzhayik 25 29
9 Atyrau 25 25
10 Shakhter Karagandy 24 24
11 Kyzylzhar 24 24
12 Irtysh Pavlodar 25 20
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Kosovo

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Flamurtari 5 13
2 Feronikeli 5 11
3 Prishtina 5 11
4 Llapi 5 10
5 Gjilani 5 7
6 Ballkani 5 7
7 Liria 5 6
8 Drenica 5 6
9 Trepça'89 5 5
10 Ferizaj 5 4
11 Drita 5 3
12 KEK 5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 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/LURFSRiga
Riga teams:
METTA/LU
RFS
Riga
Locations of the 2018 Latvian Higher League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Riga 21 49
2 Ventspils 21 43
3 RFS 20 43
4 Liepāja 20 35
5 Spartaks Jūrmala 20 33
6 Jelgava 21 17
7 METTA/LU 21 13
8 Valmiera Glass ViA 20 2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 2018. Source: Soccerway

Lithuania

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sūduva (Q) 21 51
2 Žalgiris (Q) 21 46
3 Stumbras (Q) 24 38
4 Trakai (Q) 23 34
5 Kauno Žalgiris 25 31
6 Atlantas 24 22
7 Jonava 24 19
8 Palanga 24 19
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 2018. Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

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Luxembourg

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Jeunesse Esch 5 13
2 Differdange 03 6 12
3 Racing FC 6 11
4 Progrès Niederkorn 6 10
5 Union Titus Pétange 6 10
6 RM Hamm Benfica 6 7
7 Etzella Ettelbruck 6 7
8 UNA Strassen 6 7
9 Mondorf-les-Bains 6 7
10 Hostert 6 7
11 Fola Esch 5 6
12 F91 Dudelange 4 6
13 Rumelange 6 6
14 Victoria Rosport 6 5
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 Akademija Pandev 5 12
2 Shkëndija 5 11
3 Vardar 5 11
4 Rabotnichki 5 9
5 Pobeda 5 8
6 Sileks 5 5
7 Renova 5 4
8 Makedonija GP 5 3
9 Shkupi 5 2
10 Belasica 5 2
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: MacedonianFootball.com

Malta

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Gżira United 3 7
2 Ħamrun Spartans 3 7
3 Balzan 3 6
4 Mosta 3 6
5 Sliema Wanderers 3 6
6 Hibernians 3 6
7 Birkirkara 3 6
8 Qormi 3 4
9 Tarxien Rainbows 3 3
10 Valletta 3 3
11 Floriana 3 3
12 St. Andrews 3 3
13 Pietà Hotspurs 3 1
14 Senglea Athletic 3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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-AutoSheriff
Tiraspol teams:
Dinamo-Auto
Sheriff
Location of teams in 2018 Moldovan National Division


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (X) 20 48
2 Milsami Orhei 20 38
3 Petrocub-Hîncești 20 33
4 Zimbru Chișinău 20 24
5 Speranța Nisporeni 20 22
6 Sfântul Gheorghe 20 21
7 Zaria Bălți 20 14
8 Dinamo-Auto 20 13
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
(X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

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 OFK Titograd 8 18
2 Budućnost 8 15
3 Petrovac 8 14
4 Iskra 8 13
5 Sutjeska 8 12
6 Lovćen 8 10
7 Zeta 8 9
8 Rudar 8 8
9 Grbalj 8 5
10 Mornar 8 2
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 2018. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Netherlands

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


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

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 7 17
2 Glenavon 6 13
3 Coleraine 6 12
4 Glentoran 6 11
5 Ballymena United 5 10
6 Crusaders 6 10
7 Cliftonville 7 8
8 Institute 7 8
9 Newry City 7 6
10 Ards 6 5
11 Warrenpoint Town 7 3
12 Dungannon Swifts 6 2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 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 22 49
2 Brann 22 47
3 Haugesund 22 38
4 Molde 22 37
5 Ranheim 22 35
6 Vålerenga 22 33
7 Sarpsborg 08 22 32
8 Odd 22 30
9 Tromsø 22 30
10 Kristiansund 22 28
11 Bodø/Glimt 22 27
12 Strømsgodset 22 23
13 Stabæk 22 20
14 Start 22 20
15 Lillestrøm 22 19
16 Sandefjord 22 13
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway

Poland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Wisła Kraków 8 17
2 Lechia Gdańsk 8 17
3 Jagiellonia Białystok 8 16
4 Piast Gliwice 8 16
5 Zagłębie Lubin 8 15
6 Legia Warsaw 8 14
7 Lech Poznań 8 13
8 Korona Kielce 8 12
9 Miedź Legnica 8 11
10 Górnik Zabrze 8 8
11 Wisła Płock 8 7
12 Arka Gdynia 8 7
13 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 8 6
14 Śląsk Wrocław 8 6
15 Pogoń Szczecin 8 4
16 Cracovia 8 3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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 Benfica 4 10
2 Braga 4 10
3 Sporting CP 4 10
4 Porto 4 9
5 Marítimo 4 9
6 Feirense 4 7
7 Rio Ave 4 7
8 Vitória de Guimarães 4 6
9 Santa Clara 4 5
10 Belenenses 4 5
11 Vitória de Setúbal 4 4
12 Boavista 4 4
13 Moreirense 4 4
14 Chaves 4 3
15 Nacional 4 3
16 Tondela 4 2
17 Desportivo das Aves 4 1
18 Portimonense 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 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 (X) 30 73
2 Cork City (X) 31 67
3 Shamrock Rovers 31 52
4 Waterford 31 50
5 St Patrick's Athletic 31 43
6 Bohemians 31 40
7 Derry City 30 39
8 Sligo Rovers 31 35
9 Limerick 31 24
10 Bray Wanderers (Y) 31 15
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 2018. Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
(X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League; (Y) May at best reach relegation play-offs.

Romania

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 FCSB 8 15
2 Astra Giurgiu 8 14
3 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 8 14
4 Gaz Metan Mediaș 8 14
5 CFR Cluj 8 13
6 Viitorul Constanța 8 13
7 Dunărea Călărași 8 12
8 Universitatea Craiova 8 11
9 Politehnica Iași 8 11
10 Dinamo București 8 10
11 Botoșani 8 8
12 Hermannstadt 8 7
13 Concordia Chiajna 8 7
14 Voluntari 8 2
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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 7 19
2 Rostov 7 14
3 Spartak Moscow 7 14
4 Krasnodar 7 13
5 CSKA Moscow 7 12
6 Rubin Kazan 7 10
7 Akhmat Grozny 7 10
8 Orenburg 7 10
9 Dynamo Moscow 7 10
10 Lokomotiv Moscow 7 9
11 Arsenal Tula 7 8
12 Krylia Sovetov Samara 7 7
13 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 7 5
14 Ural Yekaterinburg 7 5
15 Ufa 7 4
16 Anzhi Makhachkala 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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:[85]

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 Heart of Midlothian 5 15
2 Celtic 5 10
3 Livingston 5 10
4 Rangers 5 8
5 Hibernian 5 8
6 St Johnstone 5 8
7 Kilmarnock 5 7
8 Aberdeen 5 6
9 Motherwell 5 4
10 St Mirren 5 4
11 Hamilton Academical 5 3
12 Dundee 5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 2018. Source:
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 7 21
2 Partizan 8 19
3 Radnički Niš 8 17
4 Čukarički 8 15
5 Mladost Lučani 8 15
6 Napredak Kruševac 7 10
7 Rad 8 10
8 Mačva Šabac 8 10
9 Vojvodina 8 9
10 Proleter Novi Sad 8 8
11 Zemun 8 8
12 Voždovac 8 8
13 Bačka Bačka Palanka 8 8
14 Spartak Subotica 8 7
15 Radnik Surdulica 8 7
16 Dinamo Vranje 8 3
Updated to match(es) played on 19 September 2018. Source: SuperLiga (in Serbian), Soccerway

Slovakia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slovan Bratislava 8 20
2 DAC Dunajská Streda 8 15
3 Trenčín 7 14
4 Ružomberok 8 13
5 Železiarne Podbrezová 8 13
6 Žilina 8 13
7 Sereď 8 10
8 Spartak Trnava 8 8
9 Zlaté Moravce 8 7
10 Nitra 7 6
11 Senica 8 6
12 Zemplín Michalovce 8 4
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 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 8 20
2 Olimpija Ljubljana 8 14
3 Aluminij 8 13
4 Gorica 8 13
5 Domžale 8 10
6 Mura 8 9
7 Triglav Kranj 8 9
8 Celje 8 8
9 Krško 8 7
10 Rudar Velenje 8 4
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 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 4 12
2 Real Madrid 4 10
3 Celta Vigo 4 7
4 Espanyol 4 7
5 Getafe 4 7
6 Girona 4 7
7 Alavés 4 7
8 Athletic Bilbao 3 5
9 Atlético Madrid 4 5
10 Real Betis 4 5
11 Levante 4 4
12 Sevilla 4 4
13 Real Sociedad 4 4
14 Villarreal 4 4
15 Eibar 4 4
16 Huesca 4 4
17 Valencia 4 3
18 Rayo Vallecano 3 3
19 Valladolid 4 2
20 Leganés 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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.[89] Sweden was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[90] 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,[91] 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.[92]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 AIK 21 48
2 Hammarby IF 21 44
3 IFK Norrköping 21 42
4 Malmö FF 21 40
5 BK Häcken 21 34
6 Östersunds FK 21 33
7 GIF Sundsvall 21 32
8 Djurgårdens IF 21 32
9 Örebro SK 21 29
10 Kalmar FF 21 28
11 IFK Göteborg 21 24
12 IF Elfsborg 21 19
13 IF Brommapojkarna 21 19
14 IK Sirius 21 18
15 Dalkurd FF 21 14
16 Trelleborgs FF 21 13
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)

Switzerland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Young Boys 6 18
2 St. Gallen 6 10
3 Basel 6 9
4 Luzern 6 9
5 Thun 6 8
6 Lugano 6 8
7 Zürich 6 8
8 Sion 6 6
9 Grasshopper 6 4
10 Xamax 6 4
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 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.[94] A national league was formed in 1959, and has been held annually from then onwards.[94] 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.[95]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Galatasaray 5 12
2 İstanbul Başakşehir 5 12
3 Kasımpaşa 5 12
4 Beşiktaş 5 10
5 Konyaspor 5 8
6 Kayserispor 5 8
7 Trabzonspor 5 7
8 Yeni Malatyaspor 5 7
9 Ankaragücü 5 7
10 Antalyaspor 5 7
11 Fenerbahçe 5 6
12 Göztepe 5 6
13 Alanyaspor 5 6
14 Sivasspor 5 5
15 Bursaspor 5 4
16 Çaykur Rizespor 5 3
17 BB Erzurumspor 5 2
18 Akhisar Belediyespor 5 2
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 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.[98] The Football Federation of Ukraine was formed shortly after the country achieved independence in 1991, and gained UEFA membership the following year.[99] 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.[98]

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.[100][101]

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 8 21
2 FC Oleksandriya 8 16
3 Dynamo Kyiv 7 14
4 Zorya Luhansk 8 12
5 Vorskla Poltava 8 12
6 Desna Chernihiv 8 10
7 FC Lviv 8 9
8 Chornomorets Odesa 8 9
9 Olimpik Donetsk 8 9
10 Karpaty Lviv 8 8
11 FC Mariupol 7 7
12 Arsenal Kyiv 8 4
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: Ukrainian Premier League Soccerway
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.[103][104] 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 Football League Championship, at the end of the 2013–14 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.[105] Until 2011 Swansea City and Cardiff City had similar arrangements with the FAW but are now under the jurisdiction of The Football Association.[106] 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.[104] Since the 2010–11 season, the Welsh Premier League has featured 12 teams.[107] 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.[108]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 The New Saints 4 9
2 Connah's Quay Nomads 4 9
3 Newtown 4 7
4 Barry Town United 4 7
5 Cardiff Metropolitan University 4 6
6 Aberystwyth Town 4 6
7 Bala Town 4 6
8 Caernarfon 4 6
9 Carmarthen Town 4 4
10 Llandudno 4 2
11 Cefn Druids 4 3
12 Llanelli Town 4 4
Source: [4],[5]
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.

See also

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