Bolivian football league system

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The Bolivian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Bolivia.[1]

Overview[edit]

At the top is the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano (first division) with 12 clubs.[2] Below the 1st level is the Nacional B (second division). In order to qualify for the Nacional B there are 9 subdivisions at the 3rd level: the Departmental Championships or Regional Leagues, which comprises teams from the different Departments of Bolivia: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Oruro, Tarija Department, Beni Department Pando Department, Potosí

Current system[edit]

Level League/Division(s)
1 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
12 clubs
2 Liga Nacional B
15 clubs
champion of each level 3 regional league, top 3 from Copa Bolivia, winner of Torneo Nacional Provincial, and teams relegated from level 1
(all of these teams simultaneously play in their respective level 3 league)
3 Chuquisaca Football Association Championship
Primera A
12 clubs
Cochabamba Football Association Championship
Primera A
9 clubs
La Paz Football Association Championships
Primera A
11 clubs
Oruro Football Association Championship
Primera A
10 clubs
Santa Cruz Association Championship
Primera A
14 clubs
Potosí Football Association Championship
Primera A
10 clubs
Tarija Football Association Championship
Primera A
12 clubs
Pando Football Association Championship
Primera A
10 clubs
Beni Football Association Championship
Primera A
10 clubs
Copa Bolivia
Runners-up of each regional league
Torneo Nacional Provincial
9 champions of provincial regionals
4 same as level 3 except Primera B (second division) for each regional league

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldsoccer.com/blogs/never-a-dull-moment-in-bolivian-football
  2. ^ http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/922-South-America/7709-no-head-for-heights