DPR Korea League
|Number of teams||11|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||DPR K-League 2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Republican Championship|
|International cup(s)||AFC Cup|
|Current champions||April 25 Sports Club
|Most championships||April 25 Sports Club (15)|
|TV partners||Korean Central Television|
|2017 DPR Korea League|
Each North Korean football clubs are classified as 1st class (1급; 1級), 2nd class (2급; 2級) and 3rd class (3급; 3級).
Because of this and the general unwillingness of the North Korean football system to follow general world player transfer rules due to the political system of the country, the DPR Korea League winners are generally not eligible for any Asian Football Confederation club competition. Were they eligible they would be ranked for entry into the AFC President's Cup, to which, in 2014, North Korean teams were invited for the first time.
- April 25 Sports Club (Nampho)
- Amrokgang Sports Club (Pyongyang)
- Bonghwasan Sports Club
- Kigwancha Sports Club (Sinuiju)
- Kyonggongop Sports Club
- Maebong Sports Club
- Mangyongbong Sports Club
- Pyongyang City Sports Club (Pyongyang)
- Rimyongsu Sports Club (Sariwon)
- Ryongnamsan Sports Club
- Sobaeksu Sports Club (Pyongyang)
The League history
Technical Innovation Contests
Highest Class Football League
Performance by club
|April 25 Sports Club||15||1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015|
|Kigwancha Sports Club||5||1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000|
|Pyongyang City Sports Club||5||1991, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009|
|Amrokgang Sports Club||3||2001, 2006, 2008|
|Hwaebul Sports Club||2||2014, 2016|
|Chandongja Sports Club||1||1989|
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