European Professional Football Leagues

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Association of European Professional Football Leagues
EPFL European Professional Football Leagues
Motto Great Football makes Great Things
Formation 6 June 2005[1]
Headquarters Nyon, Switzerland[1]
Membership
29 European Professional Football Leagues
Official language
English, French, German,
Website Official website

European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is a sports organization within football (soccer) created for growth of professional football in Europe.[2]

Its members are the professional football leagues organisations[1] of 24 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Ukraine, and Serbia.[3] In addition, there are seven associate leagues representing some of these countries as well as Turkey.

History[edit]

Created in 1997, originally under the name Association of the European Union Premier Professional Football Leagues (EUPPFL).[1]

Members[edit]

Members of EPFL in 2015:[3]

Regular[edit]

Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
 Austria Österreichische Fußball Bundesliga 2005 Bundesliga
Erste Liga
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Professional Football League 2013 Premier League
I Division
Cup
Super Cup
 Belgium Pro League 2005 Pro League
Super Cup
 Denmark Divionsforeningen 2005 Superliga
1. division
2. division (Øst / Vest)
 England The Premier League 2005 Premier League
 Finland The Finnish Football League Association 2005 Veikkausliiga
Liigacup
 France Ligue de Football Professionnel 2005 Ligue 1
Ligue 2
Coupe de la Ligue
Trophée des Champions
 Germany DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH 2005 Bundesliga
2. Bundesliga
 Greece Super League Greece 2005 Super League
 Israel Israeli Professional Football Leagues 2014 Premier League
Liga Leumit
 Italy Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A 2005[note 1] Serie A
Coppa
Supercoppa
 Kazakhstan Professional Football League of Kazakhstan 2015 Premier League
First League
Cup
Super Cup
 Norway Norsk Toppfotball 2007 Eliteserien
1. divisjon
 Netherlands Eredivisie CV 2005 Eredivisie
 Poland Polish Professional Football League 2007 Ekstraklasa
Super Cup
 Portugal Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional 2005 Primeira Liga
Segunda Liga
Taça da Liga
 Romania Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal (2009–2011)
2014
Liga 1
Cupa Ligii
 Russia Russian Football Premier League 2007 Championship
Super Cup
 Scotland Scottish Professional Football League[note 2] 2005 Premiership
Championship
League 1
League 2
League Cup
Challenge Cup
 Serbia Serbian Superliga 2010 Super Liga
 Spain Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional 2005 La Liga
Segunda División
 Sweden Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll 2005 Allsvenskan
Superettan
  Switzerland Swiss Football League 2005 Super League
Challenge League
 Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 2009 Championship
Super Cup

Associate[edit]

Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
 England The Football League 2006 Championship
One
Two
League Cup
League Trophy
 France Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football 2008
 Italy Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B 2011 Serie B
 Italy Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico 2008 Campionato
Coppa
Supercoppa
 Netherlands Federatie Betaald Voetbal Organisaties 2008
 Russia Football National League 2011 First Division
Cup
 Russia Association Professional Football League 2007 Second Division (West / Centre
/ South / Ural-Povolzhe / East)
 Turkey Turkish Union of Clubs 2010

Former[edit]

Former EPFL members:[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lega Serie A was established in 2010. The date of accession indicate the period during which the Lega was unified and the top two divisions of Italy, called Lega Calcio.
  2. ^ According to the EPFL is a continuation of The Scottish Premier League

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