Paraguayan football league system

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The Paraguayan football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for football clubs in Paraguay.

Overview[edit]

At the top is the Primera División or División de Honor(first division) with 12 clubs.

Below the 1st level is the Intermedia (second division).

In order to get promoted to the Intermedia there are two subdivisions at the 3rd level: the Primera División B Metropolitana, which comprises teams from the Gran Asunción area; and the Primera División B Nacional which contains the best teams from the different Departments of Paraguay.

The 4th level is similar, with the Primera División C containing only teams from the Gran Asunción area. The other subdivision is comprised by all 17 federations from each Paraguayan Department (governed by the UFI), which in turn, contain several regional leagues that cover the whole country.[1]

Level Divisions
1st División de Honor/Primera División
12 clubs
2nd División Intermedia
16 clubs
3rd Primera División B (metropolitan)
12/14 clubs
Primera División B Nacional
8 clubs
Campeonato Nacional de Interligas
154 local soccer teams (composed with players from the clubs of the respective regional leagues)
4th Primera División C
13/14 clubs
Classificatorio de la UFI para la B Nacional
Clubs with good infrastructure can participate
Regional leagues
Over 1,700 clubs in 163 leagues

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unión del Fútbol del Interior (ed.) Federaciones (U.F.I. Retrieved Dec 26, 2012.