List of professional sports leagues in Asia

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This is a list of Professional sports leagues in Asia

League Founded Sport Country Teams
Hong Kong First Division League 1908 Football Hong Kong Hong Kong 11
Ranji Trophy 1934 Cricket India India 27
Nippon Professional Baseball 1950 Baseball Japan Japan 12
Western League (Japanese baseball) 1952 Baseball Japan Japan 5
Quaid-i-Azam Trophy 1953 Cricket Pakistan Pakistan 16
Eastern League (Japanese baseball) 1955 Baseball Japan Japan 7
Patron's Trophy 1960 Cricket Pakistan Pakistan 16
Kuwaiti Premier League 1962 Football Kuwait Kuwait 8
Syrian Premier League 1966 Football Syria Syria 14
X-League 1971 American football Japan Japan 60
Pentangular Trophy 1973 Cricket Pakistan Pakistan 12
Qatar Stars League 1973 Football Qatar Qatar 12
UAE Football League 1973 Football United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 12
Iraqi Premier League 1974 Football Iraq Iraq 30
Philippine Basketball Association 1975 Basketball Philippines Philippines 11
Saudi Professional League 1976 Football Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 12
Pakistan National Football Challenge Cup 1979 Football Pakistan Pakistan 16
Korean Professional Baseball 1982 Baseball South Korea South Korea 8
Korea Baseball Futures League 1982 Baseball South Korea South Korea 12
K League 1983 Football South Korea South Korea 16
National One-day Championship 1985 Cricket Pakistan Pakistan 29
Chinese Professional Baseball League 1989 Baseball Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 4
Azadegan League 1991 Football Iran Iran 28
Kazakhstan Premier League 1992 Football Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 14
Uzbek League 1992 Football Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 16
Indonesia Super League 2008 Football Indonesia Indonesia 18
Chinese Basketball Association 1995 Basketball China China 17
S. League 1996 Football Singapore Singapore 12
Korean Basketball League 1997 Basketball South Korea South Korea 10
Women's Korean Basketball League 1998 Basketball South Korea South Korea 6
Iranian Basketball Super League 1998 Basketball Iran Iran 10
V.League (Japan) 1998 Volleyball Japan Japan 8
National Cricket League of Bangladesh 1999 Cricket Bangladesh Bangladesh 6
J. League Division 1 1992 Football Japan Japan 18
J. League Division 2 1999 Football Japan Japan 18
J. League Division 3 2013 Football Japan Japan 18
Iran Pro League 2001 Football Iran Iran 18
China Baseball League 2002 Baseball China China 7
Korea National League 2003 Football South Korea South Korea 11
Super Basketball League 2003 Basketball Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 7
Duleep Trophy 2003 First-class cricket India India 27
Asia League Ice Hockey 2003 Ice hockey China China / Japan Japan / South Korea South Korea 7
Top League 2003 Rugby union Japan Japan 14
Inter-Provincial Twenty20 2004 Cricket Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 6
RBS Twenty-20 Cup 2004 Cricket Pakistan Pakistan 13
Chinese Super League 2004 Football China China 16
Premier League Malaysia 2004 Football Malaysia Malaysia 14
Super League Malaysia 2004 Football Malaysia Malaysia 14
V-League (South Korea) 2005 Volleyball South Korea South Korea 7
Baseball Philippines 2007 Baseball Philippines Philippines 8
I-League 2007 Football India India 14
Indian Premier League 2008 Cricket India India 10
United Football League 2009 Football Philippines Philippines 22
Kansai Independent Baseball League 2009 Baseball Japan Japan 4
ASEAN Basketball League 2009 Basketball Indonesia Indonesia / Malaysia Malaysia
Philippines Philippines / Singapore Singapore / Thailand Thailand/ Vietnam Vietnam
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