List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative and controlling body for European football. It consists of 54 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 of 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 on May 24, 2013. [2] UEFA regulations stipulate that all new applicants must have United Nations recognition.[3] Kosovo (recognised by 107 of the United Nations' 193 members) is therefore not currently eligible for membership.[4]

Each UEFA member has its own football league system, except Liechtenstein.[5] 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.[6]

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.

Club name Club finished the previous season as league champions.

UEFA coefficients[edit]

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.[7]

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.[7]

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)[7]

Albania[edit]

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 with 18 championships, and Partizani Tirana—now playing in the First Division—with 15.[9] The league became affiliated with UEFA in 1954.[10] As of 2013–14, twelve teams compete in the division. The teams finishing in the bottom two places will be relegated to the second tier.

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
KS Besa Kavajë
KF Bylis Ballsh
FK Flamurtari Vlorë
KS Kastrioti Krujë
FK Kukësi Kukës
KF Laçi Laç
KS Lushnja Lushnjë
FK Partizani Tirana
KF Skënderbeu Korçë
KS Teuta Durrës
KF Tirana Tirana
KS Vllaznia Shkodër


Andorra[edit]

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 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in 2013–14 Primera Divisió
Club Location
FC Encamp Encamp
Inter Club d'Escaldes Escaldes-Engordany
FC Lusitanos Andorra la Vella
FC Ordino Ordino
CE Principat Andorra la Vella
UE Sant Julià Sant Julià de Lòria
FC Santa Coloma Santa Coloma d'Andorra
UE Santa Coloma Santa Coloma d'Andorra


Armenia[edit]

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.[13][14] Since independence, the country's most successful team are FC Pyunik, who have won ten league titles.[13] As of the 2012 season, eight teams compete in the Premier League. Each team plays the other four times during the season, and at the end of the ongoing season, the bottom team is relegated to the First League.[15]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in the 2013–14 Armenian Premier League
Club Location
Alashkert FC Martuni
FC Ararat Yerevan Yerevan
FC Banants Yerevan
Gandzasar FC Kapan
Mika FC Yerevan
Pyunik FC Yerevan
Shirak FC Gyumri
Ulisses FC Yerevan


Austria[edit]

An Austrian football championship has taken place since 1911–12, although prior to Anschluss with Germany in 1938, only clubs from Vienna, the country's capital, participated. The Austrian Football Association joined UEFA in 1954, the year of the European governing body's formation.[16][17] The most successful teams are SK Rapid Wien and FK Austria Wien, with 32 and 23 league titles respectively. FC Wacker Innsbruck are the most successful team from outside of the capital, having won 10 league championships.[18] As of the 2013–14 season, ten teams compete in the Austrian Bundesliga. They play each other four times, with the bottom club being relegated to the Austrian First League.

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in the 2013–14 Austrian Football Bundesliga
Club Location
FC Admira Wacker Mödling Maria Enzersdorf
FK Austria Wien Vienna
SV Grödig Grödig
SK Rapid Wien Vienna
FC Red Bull Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim
SV Ried Ried im Innkreis
SK Sturm Graz Graz
FC Wacker Innsbruck Innsbruck
SC Wiener Neustadt Wiener Neustadt
Wolfsberger AC Wolfsberg


Azerbaijan[edit]

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[19][20] Since independence, the country's most successful team are PFC Neftchi Baku, with seven league titles. As of the 2013–14 season, ten teams compete in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in 2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League
Club Location
AZAL PFK Baku
Baku FC Baku
Gabala FK Gabala
Inter Baku PIK Baku
Khazar Lankaran FK Lankaran
Neftchi Baku PFK Baku
Qarabağ FK Agdam
Ravan Baku FK Baku
Simurq PIK Zaqatala
Sumgayit FK Sumgayit


Belarus[edit]

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.[21] Up to the end of the 2010 season, the most successful teams are FC Dinamo Minsk and FC BATE, with seven league championships apiece, although BATE have won five titles in the five most recently completed seasons.[22] As of the 2012 season, eleven teams compete in the Belarusian Premier League. At the end of the season, the bottom team is relegated to the Belarusian First League, and the eleventh-placed Premier League team plays the second-placed First League team in a relegation play-off.

Clubs and locations as of 2013 season:

Locations of teams in the 2013 Belarusian Premier League
Club Location
FC BATE Barysaw
FC Belshina Bobruisk Babruysk
FC Dinamo Brest Brest
FC Dinamo Minsk Minsk
FC Dnepr Mogilev Mogilev
FC Gomel Gomel
FC Minsk Minsk
FC Naftan Novopolotsk Navapolatsk
FC Neman Grodno Hrodna
FC Shakhtyor Salihorsk
Slavia Mozyr Mozyr
FC Torpedo Zhodino Zhodzina


Belgium[edit]

Organised football reached Belgium in the 19th century; the 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 32 league titles as of 2013.[24] The Belgian Pro League, historically known as the First Division, currently consists of 16 teams. Initially, each team plays the other clubs twice for a total of 30 matches. At this point, the bottom two teams play a five match play-off, with the losing team being relegated to the Belgian Second Division, while the winning team enters another relegation play-off with the second, third and fourth teams from the Second Division. 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. Teams that finish the regular season between 7th and 14th enter one of two four team groups. Each team plays the other three teams in its group home and away, and the winners of each group play each other in a two-legged play-off to decide Belgium's final UEFA Europa League place for the following season.[25]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
R.S.C. Anderlecht Anderlecht
Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Bruges
R. Charleroi S.C. Charleroi
Club Brugge K.V. Bruges
K.R.C. Genk Genk
K.A.A. Gent Ghent
K.V. Kortrijk Kortrijk
Lierse S.K. Lier
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen Lokeren
KV Mechelen Mechelen
R.A.E.C. Mons Mons
K.V. Oostende Oostende
Oud-Heverlee Leuven Leuven
Standard Liège Liège
Waasland-Beveren Beveren
S.V. Zulte Waregem Waregem


Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

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.[26] 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, Široki Brijeg and Željezničar have won the title twice, while four other teams have won it once each.[27] As of 2012, the Premier League consists of 16 clubs. Each team plays the others twice; once at their own stadium, one at their opponent's. At the end of the season the bottom two clubs are relegated to either the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the First League of the Republika Srpska.[28]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
FK Borac Banja Luka
NK Čelik Zenica
FK Leotar Trebinje
FK Mladost Velika Obarska
FK Olimpic Sarajevo
FK Radnik Bijeljina
FK Rudar Prijedor
FK Sarajevo Sarajevo
FK Slavija Istočno Sarajevo
NK Široki Brijeg Široki Brijeg
NK Travnik Travnik
FK Velež Mostar
NK Vitez Vitez
HŠK Zrinjski Mostar
NK Zvijezda Gradačac
FK Željezničar Sarajevo


Bulgaria[edit]

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.[29] 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.[30] As of 2010, the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group consists of 16 teams. Each team plays the others twice, once at each club's stadium. At the end of the season the bottom three clubs are relegated to the Bulgarian B Professional Football Group.[31]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
Beroe Stara Zagora Stara Zagora
Botev Plovdiv Plovdiv
Cherno More Varna Varna
Chernomorets Burgas Burgas
CSKA Sofia Sofia
Levski Sofia Sofia
Litex Lovech Lovech
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Plovdiv
Lokomotiv Sofia Sofia
Ludogorets Razgrad Razgrad
FC Lyubimets 2007 Lyubimets
Neftochimic Burgas Burgas
Pirin Gotse Delchev Gotse Delchev
Slavia Sofia Sofia


Croatia[edit]

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.[32] Since its formation, the Croatian First League has been dominated by NK Dinamo Zagreb and HNK Hajduk Split; as of the end of the 2009–10 season, one of these teams has won the title in 18 of the league's 19 seasons.[33] As of the 2013–14 season, the First League consists of 10 teams, down from 12 in the previous season. 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 2013–14 season:

Locations of teams in 2013–14 Prva HNL
Club Location
GNK Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb
HNK Hajduk Split Split
NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac Zagreb
NK Istra 1961 Pula
NK Lokomotiva Zagreb
NK Osijek Osijek
HNK Rijeka Rijeka
NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica
RNK Split Split
NK Zadar Zadar


Cyprus[edit]

The first national Cypriot football championship was in the 1931–32 season. The Cyprus Football Association organised the Cypriot league for the first time in 1934–35, and gained UEFA membership in 1962.[34] The most successful teams in Cypriot league history are APOEL F.C. and AC Omonia; as of 2010 both clubs have won 20 national titles.[35] The First Division consists of fourteen teams, each of whom initially play one another twice. After 26 games the bottom two teams are relegated to the Cypriot Second Division. The remaining twelve teams retain all of their points, and enter into two groups of six, playing the other three teams in their group two further times. The winners of the group of the top six teams become champions, while the two bottom-placed teams in the group of the seventh to twelfth-placed teams are relegated to the Second Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of clubs in 2013–14 Cypriot First Division
Club Location
AEK Kouklia Paphos
AEK Larnaca Larnaca
AEL Limassol Limassol
Alki Larnaca Larnaca
Anorthosis Larnaca
APOEL Nicosia
Apollon Limassol Limassol
Aris Limassol Limassol
Doxa Katokopias Larnaca
Enosis Neon Paralimni Paralimni
Ermis Aradippou Aradippou
Ethnikos Achna Achna
Nea Salamina Larnaca
AC Omonia Nicosia


Czech Republic[edit]

The Czech Republic's borders have changed on several occasions since the first national Czech football league in 1896. The Football Association of the Czech Republic, formed in 1901, is a direct continuation of the organisation that ran football in Czechoslovakia, and gained UEFA membership in 1954.[36] The current First League began in the 1993–94 season, after the separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993. Since then, the most successful are AC Sparta Prague, who have won 11 titles.[37][38] The First League consists of sixteen teams, which play one another twice for a total of 30 games. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated to the Czech Second League[39]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
FC Baník Ostrava Ostrava
FK Baumit Jablonec Jablonec nad Nisou
Bohemians 1905 Prague
FK Dukla Praha Prague
FK Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav
1. FK Příbram Příbram
SK Sigma Olomouc Olomouc
SK Slavia Praha Prague
1. FC Slovácko Uherské Hradiště
FC Slovan Liberec Liberec
AC Sparta Praha Prague
FK Teplice Teplice
FC Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň
FC Vysočina Jihlava Jihlava
FC Zbrojovka Brno Brno
1. SC Znojmo Znojmo


Denmark[edit]

A national Danish league first took place in 1912–13, and the Danish title has been awarded annually since, with the exceptions of 1915 and 1928.[40] The Danish Football Association became one of UEFA's inaugural members in 1954.[41] Kjøbenhavns Boldklub remain the league's most successful team; they won 15 league titles prior to a merge with Boldklubben 1903 to form FC København in 1992. In total, FCK and its predecessors have won 30 Danish championships.[40] As of the 2014–15 season, the Danish Superliga consists of 12 teams. Each team plays the others three times; one club hosts two matches, the other club one. At the end of the season the bottom two teams are relegated to the Danish 1st Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
Aalborg BK Aalborg
Brøndby IF Brøndby
Esbjerg fB Esbjerg
Hobro IK Hobro
F.C. København Copenhagen
FC Midtjylland Herning
FC Nordsjælland Farum
OB Odense
Randers FC Randers
Silkeborg IF Silkeborg
SønderjyskE Haderslev
FC Vestsjælland Slagelse


England[edit]

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 2014–15 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 Football League Championship. The most successful club is Manchester United, who have won the league 20 times.[44]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
Arsenal F.C. London
Aston Villa F.C. Birmingham
Burnley F.C. Burnley
Chelsea F.C. London
Crystal Palace F.C. London
Everton F.C. Liverpool
Hull City A.F.C. Kingston upon Hull
Leicester City F.C. Leicester
Liverpool F.C. Liverpool
Manchester City F.C. Manchester
Manchester United F.C. Manchester
Newcastle United F.C. Newcastle upon Tyne
Queens Park Rangers F.C. London
Southampton F.C. Southampton
Stoke City F.C. Stoke-on-Trent
Sunderland A.F.C. Sunderland
Swansea City A.F.C. Swansea,  Wales
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. London
West Bromwich Albion F.C. West Bromwich
West Ham United F.C. London


Estonia[edit]

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 and FC Levadia Tallinn are the most successful teams in the modern era, with seven league titles apiece as of the end of the 2009 season.[45] In 2010, the Premier Division consists 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 2013 season:

Club Location
FC Flora Tallinn
FC Infonet Tallinn
FC Kuressaare Kuressaare
FC Levadia Tallinn
JK Narva Trans Narva
JK Nõmme Kalju Tallinn
Paide Linnameeskond Paide
JK Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe
JK Tallinna Kalev Tallinn
JK Tammeka Tartu


Faroe Islands[edit]

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.[48] The Faroe Islands gained UEFA recognition in 1992.[49] The most successful teams are Havnar Bóltfelag and KÍ Klaksvík, with 20 and 17 Premier League titles respectively as of the completed 2009 season. In 2013, 10 clubs compete in the Premier League. They play each other three times, with the bottom two teams relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2013 season:

Locations of Faroe Islands Premier League 2013 teams.
Club Location
07 Vestur Sandavágur
Argja Bóltfelag Argir
B36 Tórshavn Tórshavn
EB/Streymur Streymnes
Havnar Bóltfelag Tórshavn
ÍF Fuglafjørður Fuglafjørður
KÍ Klaksvík Klaksvík
NSÍ Runavík Runavík
TB Tvøroyri Tvøroyri
Víkingur Gøta Norðragøta


Finland[edit]

Finland's current league has been contested annually since 1898, with the exceptions of 1914 and 1943.[50] 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.[51] 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 2013 season:

Location of teams in 2013 Veikkausliiga
Club Location
HJK Helsinki
FC Honka Espoo
FC Inter Turku
FF Jaro Jakobstad
JJK Jyväskylä
KuPS Kuopio
FC Lahti Lahti
IFK Mariehamn Mariehamn
MYPA Kouvola
RoPS Rovaniemi
TPS Turku
VPS Vaasa


France[edit]

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.[52] As of the 2010–11 season, 20 teams compete in Ligue 1. 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.[53] So far, Olympique de Marseille are the only French club to have won the UEFA Champions League, in 1993.

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
SC Bastia Bastia
FC Girondins de Bordeaux Bordeaux
SM Caen Caen
Évian Thonon Gaillard FC Annecy
En Avant de Guingamp Guingamp
RC Lens Lens
Lille OSC Villeneuve d'Ascq
FC Lorient Lorient
Olympique Lyonnais Lyon
Olympique de Marseille Marseille
AS Monaco Fontvieille,  Monaco
FC Metz Metz
Montpellier HSC Montpellier
FC Nantes Nantes
OGC Nice Nice
Paris Saint-Germain Paris
Stade de Reims Reims
Stade Rennais FC Rennes
AS Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne
Toulouse FC Toulouse


Georgia[edit]

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.[54] Currently, ten teams compete in the Georgian Top League. They play each other four times, with the bottom two teams relegated to the First League.[55] The most successful team since independence are FC Dinamo Tbilisi; as of the 2009–10 season they have won 13 of 21 league titles. Their closest challengers are FC Torpedo Kutaisi, who have won three titles.[56]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
FC Baia Zugdidi Zugdidi
FC Chikhura Sachkhere Sachkhere
FC Dila Gori Gori
FC Dinamo Tbilisi Tbilisi
FC Guria Lanchkhuti Lanchkhuti
FC Merani Martvili Martvili
FC Metalurgi Rustavi Rustavi
FC Sioni Bolnisi Bolnisi
Spartaki-Tskhinvali Tbilisi Tskhinvali
FC Torpedo Kutaisi Kutaisi
FC WIT Georgia Mtskheta
FC Zestafoni Zestaponi


Germany[edit]

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 2014–15 season:

Club Location
FC Augsburg Augsburg
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen
FC Bayern München Munich
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau
Hamburger SV Hamburg
Hannover 96 Hanover
Hertha BSC Berlin
TSG Hoffenheim Sinsheim
1. FC Köln Cologne
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz
SC Paderborn 07 Paderborn
FC Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart
SV Werder Bremen Bremen
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg


Gibraltar[edit]

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. 2013–14 will be the first season of the league since Gibraltar were accepted as full members of UEFA, thus qualification to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the first time may be achieved for the 2014–15 season, provided the relevant club has received a UEFA licence.[2] All league matches are held at Victoria Stadium.

Clubs as of 2013–14 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.
Club
College Cosmos F.C.
Gibraltar Phoenix F.C.
Glacis United F.C.
Lincoln F.C.
Lions Gibraltar F.C.
Lynx F.C.
Manchester United F.C. (Gibraltar)
St Joseph's F.C.


Greece[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
Asteras Tripolis Tripoli
Atromitos Athens
Ergotelis Heraklion
Kalloni Mytilene
Kerkyra Corfu
Levadiakos Livadeia
Niki Volos Volos
OFI Heraklion
Olympiacos Piraeus
Panathinaikos Athens
Panetolikos Agrinio
Panionios Athens
Panthrakikos Komotini
P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki
PAS Giannina Ioannina
Platania Chanion Chania
Skoda Xanthi Xanthi
Veria Veria


Hungary[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Club Location
Budapest Honvéd Budapest
Debreceni VSC Debrecen
Diósgyőri VTK Miskolc
Ferencvárosi TC Budapest
Győri ETO Győr
Kaposvári Rákóczi Kaposvár
Kecskeméti TE Kecskemét
Lombard Pápa Pápa
Mezőkövesd-Zsóry SE Mezőkövesd
MTK Budapest Budapest
Paksi SE Paks
Pécsi MFC Pécs
Puskás Akadémia Felcsút
Szombathelyi Haladás Szombathely
Újpest Budapest
Videoton Székesfehérvár


Iceland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013 season:

Location of teams in the 2013 Úrvalsdeild
Club Location
Breiðablik Kópavogur
FH Hafnarfjörður
Fylkir Reykjavík
ÍA Akranes
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar
Keflavík Reykjanesbær
KR Reykjavík
Fram Reykjavík
Stjarnan Garðabær
Þór Akureyri Akureyri
Víkingur Ólafsvík Ólafsvík
Valur Reykjavík


Israel[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

A football pitch, seen from one of its corners, in the daytime, with more than a dozen men exercising on it. The pitch is surrounded by stands which are packed with spectators. A floodlight mast stands behind the opposite corner. An industrial building is in the background.
Bloomfield Stadium is the home ground of Bnei Yehuda F.C., Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. and Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.
Club Location
F.C. Ashdod Ashdod
Beitar Jerusalem F.C. Jerusalem
Bnei Sakhnin F.C. Sakhnin
Bnei Yehuda F.C. Tel Aviv
Hapoel Ironi Acre F.C. Acre
Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. Beersheba
Hapoel Haifa F.C. Haifa
Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Ra'anana F.C. Ra'anana
Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. Tel Aviv
Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon F.C. Ramat HaSharon
Maccabi Haifa F.C. Haifa
Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C. Petah Tikva
Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. Tel Aviv


Italy[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
Atalanta B.C. Bergamo
Cagliari Calcio Cagliari
Calcio Catania Catania
A.C. Cesena Cesena
A.C. Chievo Verona Verona
Empoli F.C. Empoli
ACF Fiorentina Florence
Genoa C.F.C. Genoa
Hellas Verona F.C. Verona
F.C. Internazionale Milano Milan
Juventus F.C. Turin
S.S. Lazio Rome
A.C. Milan Milan
S.S.C. Napoli Naples
U.S. Città di Palermo Palermo
Parma F.C. Parma
A.S. Roma Rome
U.C. Sampdoria Genoa
U.S. Sassuolo Calcio Reggio Emilia
Torino F.C. Turin
Udinese Calcio Udine


Kazakhstan[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013 season:

Locations of teams in the 2013 Kazakhstan Premier League
Club Location
FC Aktobe Aktobe
FC Akzhayik Oral
FC Astana Astana
FC Atyrau Atyrau
FC Irtysh Pavlodar
FC Kairat Almaty
FC Ordabasy Shymkent
FC Shakhter Karagandy Karagandy
FC Taraz Taraz
FC Tobol Kostanay
FC Vostok Oskemen
FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan


Latvia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013 season:

Location of teams in the 2013 Latvian Higher League
Club Location
FC Daugava Daugavpils
FK Daugava Rīga Riga
Ilūkstes NSS Ilūkste
FK Jelgava Jelgava
FC Jūrmala Jūrmala
FK Liepājas Metalurgs Liepāja
FS Metta/LU Riga
Skonto FC Riga
FK Spartaks Jūrmala
FK Ventspils Ventspils


Liechtenstein[edit]

A Liechtenstein national football league operated for three seasons from 1934 until 1936. The league was also organised in 1937, but only FC Triesen entered; Triesen were awarded the title by default, and the league was never revived.[57] The clubs listed below play in the Swiss football league system; no other clubs in Liechtenstein compete in a national league.[58] They also compete in the Liechtenstein Football Cup, with the winner representing Liechtenstein in the UEFA Europa League. Liechtenstein clubs do not play in the Swiss Cup, and are not eligible to qualify for European competitions via the Swiss league system. Since the formation of the Liechtenstein Football Cup, the most successful team are FC Vaduz, with 42 wins as of 2014.[59]

The following clubs compete in the Swiss football league system:[58]

Club Location
FC Balzers Balzers
USV Eschen/Mauren Eschen and Mauren
FC Ruggell Ruggell
FC Schaan Schaan
FC Triesen Triesen
FC Triesenberg Triesenberg
FC Vaduz Vaduz


Lithuania[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013 season:

Location of teams in the 2013 A Lyga
Club Location
FK Atlantas Klaipėda
FK Banga Gargždai
FK Dainava Alytus
FK Ekranas Panevėžys
FK Kruoja Pakruojis
FK Šiauliai Šiauliai
FK Sūduva Marijampolė
FK Tauras Tauragė
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius


Luxembourg[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
FC Differdange 03 Differdange
F91 Dudelange Dudelange
FC Etzella Ettelbruck Ettelbruck
CS Fola Esch Esch-sur-Alzette
CS Grevenmacher Grevenmacher
FC Jeunesse Canach Canach
Jeunesse Esch Esch-sur-Alzette
UN Käerjéng 97 Bascharage
FC Progrès Niedercorn Niederkorn
Racing FC Union Luxembourg Luxembourg City
FC RM Hamm Benfica Luxembourg City
US Rumelange Rumelange
FC Swift Hesperange Hesperange
FC Wiltz 71 Wiltz


Malta[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
Balzan F.C. Balzan
Birkirkara F.C. Birkirkara
Floriana F.C. Floriana
Hibernians F.C. Paola
Mosta F.C. Mosta
Naxxar Lions F.C. Naxxar
Qormi F.C. Qormi
Rabat Ajax F.C. Mtarfa
Sliema Wanderers F.C. Sliema
Tarxien Rainbows F.C. Tarxien
Valletta F.C. Valletta
Vittoriosa Stars F.C. Birgu


Moldova[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries is located in Moldova
List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries
Chişinău
Chişinău
Tiraspol
Tiraspol
Chişinău teams:AcademiaDaciaVerisZimbru
Chişinău teams:
Academia
Dacia
Veris
Zimbru
Tiraspol teams:Dinamo-AutoSheriffFC Tiraspol
Location of teams in National Division 2013–14
Club Location
FC Academia Chișinău Chișinău
FC Costuleni Costuleni
CSCA-Rapid Chișinău Chișinău
FC Dacia Chișinău Chișinău
FC Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Tiraspol
FC Milsami Orhei
FC Olimpia Bălți
FC Sheriff Tiraspol Tiraspol
FC Speranța Crihana Veche Crihana Veche
FC Tiraspol Tiraspol
FC Veris Chișinău
FC Zimbru Chișinău Chișinău


Montenegro[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of the 2012–13 Montenegrin First League teams
Club Location
FK Budućnost Podgorica Podgorica
FK Čelik Nikšić Nikšić
FK Dečić Tuzi
OFK Grbalj Kotor
FK Lovćen Cetinje
FK Mladost Podgorica Podgorica
FK Mogren Budva
FK Mornar Bar
OFK Petrovac Petrovac
FK Rudar Pljevlja
FK Sutjeska Nikšić
FK Zeta Golubovci


Netherlands[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
ADO Den Haag The Hague
AFC Ajax Amsterdam
AZ Alkmaar
SC Cambuur Leeuwarden
SBV Excelsior Rotterdam
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Go Ahead Eagles Deventer
FC Groningen Groningen
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen
Heracles Almelo Almelo
NAC Breda Breda
PEC Zwolle Zwolle
PSV Eindhoven
FC Twente Enschede
FC Utrecht Utrecht
Vitesse Arnhem
Willem II Tilburg


Northern Ireland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
Ards F.C. Bangor
Ballinamallard United F.C. Ballinamallard
Ballymena United F.C. Ballymena
Cliftonville F.C. Belfast
Coleraine F.C. Coleraine
Crusaders F.C. Belfast
Dungannon Swifts F.C. Dungannon
Glenavon F.C. Lurgan
Glentoran F.C. Belfast
Linfield F.C. Belfast
Portadown F.C. Portadown
Warrenpoint Town F.C. Warrenpoint


Norway[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014 season:

Club Location
Aalesund Ålesund
Bodø/Glimt Bodø
Brann Bergen
Haugesund Haugesund
Lillestrøm Lillestrøm
Molde Molde
Odd Skien
Rosenborg Trondheim
Sandnes Ulf Sandnes
Sarpsborg 08 Sarpsborg
Sogndal Sogndal
Stabæk Bærum
Start Kristiansand
Strømsgodset Drammen
Vålerenga Oslo
Viking Stavanger


Poland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
Cracovia Kraków
Górnik Zabrze Zabrze
Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok
Korona Kielce Kielce
Lech Poznań Poznań
Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk
Legia Warszawa Warsaw
Piast Gliwice Gliwice
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Bielsko-Biała
Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin
Ruch Chorzów Chorzów
Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław
Widzew Łódź Łódź
Wisła Kraków Kraków
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin
Zawisza Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz


Portugal[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Location of teams in Liga Zon Sagres 2014–15 (Madeira)
Club Location
A. Académica de Coimbra Coimbra
F.C. Arouca Arouca
Belenenses Lisbon
S.L. Benfica Lisbon
Boavista F.C. Porto
S.C. Braga Braga
G.D. Estoril Estoril
Gil Vicente F.C. Barcelos
C.S. Marítimo Funchal
Moreirense F.C. Moreira de Cónegos
C.D. Nacional Funchal
F.C. Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira
F.C. Penafiel Penafiel
F.C. Porto Porto
Rio Ave F.C. Vila do Conde
Sporting Clube de Portugal Lisbon
Vitória S.C. Guimarães
Vitória F.C. Setúbal


Republic of Ireland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014 season:

Club Location
Athlone Town Athlone
Bohemians Dublin
Bray Wanderers Bray
Cork City Cork
Derry City Derry,  Northern Ireland
Drogheda United Drogheda
Dundalk Dundalk
Limerick Limerick
Shamrock Rovers Dublin
Sligo Rovers Sligo
St Patrick's Athletic Dublin
UCD Dublin


Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Locations of teams participating in the 2013-14 season
Club Location
FK Bregalnica Štip
FK Gorno Lisiče Skopje
FK Gostivar Gostivar
FK Makedonija GjP Skopje
FK Metalurg Skopje
FK Napredok Kičevo
FK Pelister Bitola
FK Rabotnički Skopje
FK Renova Džepčište
FK Shkëndija Tetovo
FK Turnovo Turnovo
FK Vardar Skopje


Romania[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
FC Astra Giurgiu Giurgiu
FC Botoșani Botoșani
FC Brașov Brașov
FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț Piatra Neamț
CFR Cluj Cluj-Napoca
CS Concordia Chiajna Chiajna
ASC Corona Brașov Brașov
FC Dinamo București Bucharest
CS Gaz Metan Mediaș Mediaș
FC Oțelul Galați Galați
CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu Târgu Jiu
FC Petrolul Ploiești Ploiești
ACS Poli Timișoara Timișoara
AFC Săgeata Năvodari Constanța
FC Steaua București Bucharest
FC Universitatea Cluj Cluj-Napoca
FC Vaslui Vaslui
FC Viitorul Constanța Constanța


Russia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Locations of teams in the 2013–14 Russian Premier League
Club Location
FC Amkar Perm
FC Anzhi Makhachkala
PFC CSKA Moscow Moscow
FC Dynamo Moscow Moscow
FC Krasnodar Krasnodar
FC Krylia Sovetov Samara Samara
FC Kuban Krasnodar
FC Lokomotiv Moscow Moscow
FC Rostov Rostov-on-Don
FC Rubin Kazan
FC Spartak Moscow Moscow
FC Terek Grozny
FC Tom Tomsk
FC Ural Yekaterinburg
FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg


San Marino[edit]

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 2014–15 competes in Lega Pro, the third level of the Italian football league system.

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:[60]

Six men are down on one knee on a grass football field. Five men are standing behind them. The man standing on the top right is wearing a yellow top, with the letters "BROS" across his top. The other ten are wearing similar tops, but in white.
An S.S. Cosmos line-up from 2007–08.
Club Location
S.P. Cailungo Borgo Maggiore
S.S. Cosmos Serravalle
F.C. Domagnano Domagnano
S.C. Faetano Faetano
F.C. Fiorentino Fiorentino
S.S. Folgore/Falciano Serravalle
A.C. Juvenes/Dogana Serravalle
S.P. La Fiorita Montegiardino
A.C. Libertas Borgo Maggiore
S.S. Murata San Marino
S.S. Pennarossa Chiesanuova
S.S. San Giovanni Borgo Maggiore
S.P. Tre Fiori[60] Fiorentino
S.P. Tre Penne Serravalle
S.S. Virtus Acquaviva


Scotland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Location of teams in the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership
Club Location
Aberdeen F.C. Aberdeen
Celtic F.C. Glasgow
Dundee F.C. Dundee
Dundee United F.C. Dundee
Hamilton Academical F.C. Hamilton
Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. Inverness
Kilmarnock F.C. Kilmarnock
Motherwell F.C. Motherwell
Partick Thistle F.C. Glasgow
Ross County F.C. Dingwall
St. Johnstone F.C. Perth
St. Mirren F.C. Paisley


Serbia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga
Club Location
FK Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
FK Čukarički Belgrade
FK Donji Srem Pećinci
FK Jagodina Jagodina
FK Javor Ivanjica
FK Napredak Kruševac Kruševac
FK Novi Pazar Novi Pazar
OFK Beograd Belgrade
FK Partizan Belgrade
FK Rad Belgrade
FK Radnički 1923 Kragujevac
FK Radnički Niš Niš
FK Sloboda Užice Užice
FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda Subotica
FK Vojvodina Novi Sad
FK Voždovac Belgrade


Slovakia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Club Location
FK AS Trenčín Trenčín
FK DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda Dunajská Streda
FK Dukla Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica
MFK Košice Košice
FC Nitra Nitra
MFK Ružomberok Ružomberok
FK Senica Senica
ŠK Slovan Bratislava Bratislava
Spartak Myjava Myjava
FC Spartak Trnava Trnava
MŠK Žilina Žilina
FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce Zlaté Moravce


Slovenia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Location of teams in the 2012–13 Slovenian PrvaLiga
Club Location
NK Celje Celje
NK Domžale Domžale
ND Gorica Nova Gorica
FC Koper Koper
NK Krka Novo Mesto
NK Maribor Maribor
NK Olimpija Ljubljana
NK Rudar Velenje Velenje
NK Triglav Kranj Kranj
NK Zavrč Zavrč


Spain[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
UD Almería Almería
Athletic Club Bilbao
Atlético de Madrid Madrid
FC Barcelona Barcelona
RC Celta de Vigo Vigo
Córdoba CF Córdoba
RC Deportivo de La Coruña A Coruña
SD Eibar Eibar
Elche CF Elche
RCD Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat
Getafe CF Getafe
Granada CF Granada
Levante UD Valencia
Málaga CF Málaga
Rayo Vallecano Madrid
Real Madrid C.F. Madrid
Real Sociedad San Sebastián
Sevilla FC Seville
Valencia CF Valencia
Villarreal CF Vila-real


Sweden[edit]

A Swedish championship was first organised in 1896, and the champions were decided by a knockout cup format until 1925, when Allsvenskan was formed.[61] Sweden was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[62] As of the 2013 season, IFK Göteborg have won the most Swedish Champions titles (18), followed by Malmö FF (17) and IFK Norrköping (12). But Malmö FF has won the most League titles, 20. IFK Göteborg has 13. Since 2008,[63] 16 teams compete in Allsvenskan. They each play one another home and away, for a total of 30 games. The bottom two teams are relegated to the Superettan (English: 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.[64]

Clubs and locations as of 2014 season:

Club Location
AIK Stockholm
Åtvidabergs FF Åtvidaberg
IF Brommapojkarna Stockholm
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm
IF Elfsborg Borås
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg
Gefle IF Gävle
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg
BK Häcken Gothenburg
Halmstads BK Halmstad
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg
Kalmar FF Kalmar
Malmö FF Malmö
Mjällby AIF Mjällby
IFK Norrköping Norrköping
Örebro SK Örebro


Switzerland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Location of the 2014–15 Swiss Super League teams
Club Location
FC Aarau Aarau
FC Basel Basel
Grasshopper Club Zürich Zurich
FC Luzern Lucerne
FC Sion Sion
FC St. Gallen St. Gallen
FC Thun Thun
FC Vaduz Vaduz,  Liechtenstein
BSC Young Boys Bern
FC Zürich Zurich


Turkey[edit]

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.[65] A national league was formed in 1959, and has been held annually from then onwards.[65] Since the formation of a national league, the most successful teams are Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, each with 19 league titles as of the most recently completed 2013–14 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.[66]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
Akhisar Belediyespor Manisa
Balıkesirspor Balıkesir
Beşiktaş Istanbul
Bursaspor Bursa
Çaykur Rizespor Rize
Eskişehirspor Eskişehir
Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Galatasaray Istanbul
Gaziantepspor Gaziantep
Gençlerbirliği Ankara
İstanbul Başakşehir Istanbul
Karabükspor Karabük
Kasımpaşa Istanbul
Kayseri Erciyesspor Kayseri
Konyaspor Konya
Mersin İY Mersin
Sivasspor Sivas
Trabzonspor Trabzon


Ukraine[edit]

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.[67] The Football Federation of Ukraine was formed shortly after the country achieved independence in 1991, and gained UEFA membership the following year.[68] Since the formation of a national league, FC Dynamo Kyiv have won thirteen titles, FC Shakhtar Donetsk five, and SC Tavriya Simferopol one, as of the completed 2009–10 season.[67] Currently, 16 teams compete in the Premier League. They play one another twice, and at the end of the season the bottom two teams are relegated to the Ukrainian First League.[69]

Clubs and locations as of 2013–14 season:

Locations of team home grounds in the 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League
Club Location
FC Arsenal Kyiv Kiev
FC Chornomorets Odesa Odessa
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk
FC Dynamo Kyiv Kiev
FC Hoverla Uzhhorod Uzhhorod
FC Illychivets Mariupol Mariupol
FC Karpaty Lviv Lviv
FC Metalist Kharkiv Kharkiv
FC Metalurh Donetsk Donetsk
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya Zaporizhia
FC Sevastopol Sevastopol
FC Shakhtar Donetsk Donetsk
SC Tavriya Simferopol Simferopol
FC Volyn Lutsk Lutsk
FC Vorskla Poltava Poltava
FC Zorya Luhansk Luhansk


Wales[edit]

Although Wales joined UEFA in 1954, Welsh football operated on a regional basis until 1992, with no national championship.[70][71] Several Welsh clubs play not in the Welsh football league system, but in the English football league system. Currently, one Welsh club, Swansea City, competes in the Premier League. Another Welsh club, Cardiff 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.[72] Until 2011 Swansea City and Cardiff City had similar arrangements with the FAW but are now under the jurisdiction of The Football Association.[73] The most successful Welsh club since the formation of the Welsh Premier League is The New Saints, with 8 league titles.[71] As of 2014–15, 12 teams compete in the Welsh Premier league. 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.[74]

Clubs and locations as of 2014–15 season:

Club Location
Aberystwyth Town F.C. Aberystwyth
Airbus UK Broughton F.C. Broughton
Bala Town F.C. Bala
Bangor City F.C. Bangor
Carmarthen Town A.F.C. Carmarthen
Cefn Druids A.F.C. Rhosymedre
Gap Connah's Quay F.C. Connah's Quay
Newtown A.F.C. Newtown
Port Talbot Town F.C. Port Talbot
Prestatyn Town F.C. Prestatyn
Rhyl F.C. Rhyl
The New Saints F.C. Oswestry,  England[W 1]
  1. ^ In 2003, Total Network Solutions F.C., representing Llansantffraid, merged with Oswestry Town F.C., an English club that had historically played in the Welsh football structure. The merged club, which became The New Saints in 2006, played in Llansantffraid until moving to a ground in Oswestry starting with the 2007–08 season. The two communities are 8 miles/13 km apart.[75]

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