Greek football league system

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The Greek football league system includes five levels in which teams can possibly make it to Super League Greece, Greece's highest division of football.

Cup Eligibility[edit]

Greek Cup: Levels 1-3
Greek Football Amateur Cup: Levels 4 and 5

in 2013-14

Greek Cup: Levels 1-2 = 46 Teams
Greek Football Amateur Cup: Levels 3 and 4

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Super League Greece: Bottom four clubs relegated to Football League.
Football League: Top three clubs promoted to Super League Greece. Bottom three relegated to Football League 2 to either North or South group based on location. There may be an uneven number in the North and South groups.
Football League 2: The champions of each group, plus the winner of a play-off round between the runner up, are promoted to Football League. The bottom five teams of each group are relegated to the semi-professional Delta Ethniki.
Delta Ethniki: The top team in each group is promoted to Football League 2. Groups 1-5 promote to the North group of the division, and groups 6-10 promote to the South group. The five/six last place team in each group is relegated to the local championships.
Local championships: The top team in each regional league is entered into the promotional playoffs with other regions that would promote to the same Delta Ethniki group as they would. The winner of each knockout competition is promoted to the respective group in Delta Ethniki.

League Pyramid 2012-13[edit]

Level

League(s) / Division(s)

1

Super League Greece
16 clubs

2

Football League
21 clubs

3

Football League 2 North Group
18 clubs

Football League 2 South Group
18 clubs

4

Delta Ethniki Group 1
~16 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 2
~14 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 3
~18 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 4
~17 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 5
~16 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 6
~18 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 7
~15 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 8
~14 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 9
~15 clubs

Delta Ethniki Group 10
~17 clubs

5

Local championships
Regional premier amateur leagues
Promote to Group 1: Drama, Evros, Serres, Rhodope, Xanthi, Kavala
Promote to Group 2: Chalcidice, Kilkis, Macedonia, Pella
Promote to Group 3: Florina, Grevena, Kastoria, Pieria, Kozani
Promote to Group 4: Evrytania, Karditsa, Larisa, Fokida, Trikala
Promote to Group 5: Aetolia-Acarnania, Arta, Corfu, Epirus, Preveza-Lefkada, Thesprotia
Promote to Group 6: Achaia, Elis, Kefalonia, Laconia, Messinia, Zakynthos, Ithaca
Promote to Group 7: Argolis, Arkadia, Boeotia, Corinth, Euboea, West Attica
Promote to Group 8: Athens, Lesbos
Promote to Group 9: Chios, Cyclades, Dodecanese, East Attica, Piraeus
Promote to Group 10: Chania, Heraklion, Lasithi, Rethymno

League Pyramid 2013-14[edit]

Level

League(s) / Division(s)

1

Super League Greece
18 clubs

2

Football League
14 clubs

Football League
14 clubs

3

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

4

Local championships/Delta Ethniki
Regional premier amateur leagues
Promote to Group 1: Drama, Evros, Serres, Thrace, Xanthi, Kavala
Promote to Group 2: Chalcidice, Kilkis, Macedonia, Pella
Promote to Group 3: Florina, Grevena, Kastoria, Pieria, Kozani
Promote to Group 4: Evrytania, Karditsa, Larisa, Fokida, Trikala
Promote to Group 5: Aetolia-Acarnania, Arta, Corfu, Epirus, Preveza-Lefkada, Thesprotia
Promote to Group 6: Achaia, Elis, Kefalonia, Laconia, Messinia, Zakynthos, Ithaca
Promote to Group 7: Argolis, Arkadia, Boeotia, Corinth, Euboea, West Attica
Promote to Group 8: Athens, Lesbos
Promote to Group 9: Chios, Cyclades, Dodecanese, East Attica, Piraeus
Promote to Group 10: Chania, Heraklion, Lasithi, Rethymno

League Pyramid 2014-15[edit]

Level

League(s) / Division(s)

1

Super League Greece
18 clubs

2

Football League
14 clubs

Football League
14 clubs

3

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

Gamma Ethniki
16 clubs

4

Local championships/Delta Ethniki
Regional premier amateur leagues
Promote to Group 1: Drama, Evros, Serres, Thrace, Xanthi, Kavala
Promote to Group 2: Chalcidice, Kilkis, Macedonia, Pella
Promote to Group 3: Florina, Grevena, Kastoria, Pieria, Kozani
Promote to Group 4: Evrytania, Karditsa, Larisa, Fokida, Trikala
Promote to Group 5: Aetolia-Acarnania, Arta, Corfu, Epirus, Preveza-Lefkada, Thesprotia
Promote to Group 6: Achaia, Elis, Kefalonia, Laconia, Messinia, Zakynthos, Ithaca
Promote to Group 7: Argolis, Arkadia, Boeotia, Corinth, Euboea, West Attica
Promote to Group 8: Athens, Lesbos
Promote to Group 9: Chios, Cyclades, Dodecanese, East Attica, Piraeus
Promote to Group 10: Chania, Heraklion, Lasithi, Rethymno

References[edit]

  • new League-System 2013-14 [1]