List of professional sports leagues

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This is a list of professional sports leagues.

A sports league is a professional body that governs the competition of its teams.[clarification needed] They make the rules for competition and behavior and disciplines its members as necessary. This is done through a structure that varies by league. Some are made up of a board of governors that have a commissioner or president, while others are single entity organizations where the league owns the franchises and therefore does not have a board of governors.[clarification needed]

This list attempts to show those sports leagues for which all players and teams are paid to play. In other words, these players can be considered to play their chosen sport as their profession. Some leagues don't pay well enough to allow players to use them as their primary or only source of income, but because the players are paid, it's still considered professional, or semi-professional. As such, some leagues listed here may not be fully professional.

Auto racing[edit]

Badminton[edit]

 England

 India

Bandy[edit]

 Finland

 Russia

 Sweden

Baseball[edit]

America[edit]

 United States and  Canada

 Colombia

 Dominican Republic

 Mexico

 Nicaragua

 Panama

 Puerto Rico

 Venezuela

Asia[edit]

Australia[edit]

 Australia

Europe[edit]

 Austria

 Germany

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Sweden

Basketball[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Major promotions

Major sanctioning bodies

 India

Cricket[edit]

Africa[edit]

Americas[edit]

West Indies

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Oceania[edit]

 Australia

 New Zealand

Curling[edit]

Cycling[edit]

 United States

International

Gridiron football: American football & Canadian football[edit]

 United States

 Canada

 Japan

 India

 Germany

 Mexico

Football: Association football[edit]

Football: Australian rules football[edit]

Football: Futsal[edit]

 Argentina

 Brazil

 India

 Indonesia

 Iran

 Italy

 Kyrgyzstan

 Japan

 South Korea

 Portugal

 Spain

 Russia

 Thailand

 Turkey

 Uzbekistan

Fencing[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Australia[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's[edit]

Top-level tours[edit]

Senior tours[edit]

Developmental tours[edit]

Women's[edit]

Top-level tours[edit]

Senior tours[edit]

Developmental tours[edit]

  • Symetra Tour (second-tier US tour, operated by the LPGA)
  • Ladies European Tour Access Series, LETAS,[24] the official feeder tour to the Ladies European Tour, has been formed to give players not part of a major tour an opportunity to compete and progress on to the Ladies European Tour.
  • Step Up Tour (second-tier Japanese tour, operated by the LPGA of Japan)
  • Nordea Tour (women's version is a second-tier tour in Sweden, feeding to the Ladies European Tour)

Ice hockey[edit]

Americas

 Canada and  United States

 United States only

Asia

 Japan,  South Korea, and  Russia

 Kazakhstan

Eurasia

 Russia,  Belarus,  China,  Croatia,  Finland,  Kazakhstan,  Latvia, and  Slovakia

 Russia only

 Turkey

Europe

 Austria,  Slovenia,  Hungary,  Czech Republic, and  Italy

 Belarus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 France

 Finland

 Germany

 Hungary and  Romania

 Italy

 Latvia

 Lithuania

 Netherlands and  Belgium

 Norway

 Poland

 Slovakia

  Switzerland

 Sweden

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom ( England,  Scotland,  Wales, and  Northern Ireland)

Oceania

 Australia

Inline hockey[edit]

Kabaddi[edit]

International

Asia

 India

Lacrosse[edit]

Box / Indoor lacrosse[edit]

 United States and  Canada

Field lacrosse[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Speedway[edit]

Roll Ball[edit]

 India

Rugby league[edit]

 Australia

 France

 England

 Lebanon

 New Zealand

 Papua New Guinea

 Russia

 United States

Rugby union[edit]

International

 Argentina

 Australia

 England

 France

 Italy

Ireland Ireland

 Japan

 New Zealand

 Russia

 Scotland

 South Africa

 United States

 Wales

Softball[edit]

 India

 United States

 United Kingdom

Table tennis[edit]

Team handball[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Asia[edit]

 India

Track and field[edit]

Ultimate[edit]

 United States

Video gaming/Electronic sports[edit]

 United States

Asia[edit]

 China

 India

 South Korea

 Taiwan/ Hong Kong/ Macau

Southeast Asia

Multiple regions[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

United States
Japan
Mexico

See also[edit]

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