Belarusian First League
|Number of teams||16|
|Levels on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||Belarusian Premier League|
|Relegation to||Belarusian Second League|
|2013 Belarusian First League|
The Belarusian First League is the second division of professional football in Belarus. There are 16 teams in the competition. At the end of the season the winner gets promoted to Belarusian Premier League and runner-up advances to the promotion play-offs, while two lowest-placed teams get relegated to Belarusian Second League and get replaced with two top Second League teams. It is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation.
Belarusian First League was organized in 1992.
First League in 2012
In 2012 the Belarusian First League will consist of the following 15 teams:
|Team||Location||Position in 2011|
|Bereza-2010||Bereza||Second league, 2|
|Dnepr||Mogilev||Premier league, 12|
|Lida||Lida||Second league, 1|
|Vitebsk||Vitebsk||Premier league, 11|
- Klechesk Kletsk did not obtain the license and withdrew to the Second League, reducing the First League from 16 to 15 teams for 2012.
Winners and promoted teams
Teams in bold were promoted to Premier League at the end of the season.