List of professional sports leagues in Asia

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This is a list of Professional sports leagues in Asia.

League Founded Sport Country Teams
Calcutta Football League 1898 Football  India 157
Hong Kong First Division League 1908 Football  Hong Kong 11
Ranji Trophy 1934 Cricket  India 27
Santosh Trophy 1941 Football  India 31
Nippon Professional Baseball 1950 Baseball  Japan 12
Western League 1952 Baseball  Japan 5
Quaid-i-Azam Trophy 1953 Cricket  Pakistan 16
Eastern League 1955 Baseball  Japan 7
Irani Cup 1959 Cricket  India 2
Patron's Trophy 1960 Cricket  Pakistan 16
Duleep Trophy 1961 Cricket  India 5
Kuwaiti Premier League 1962 Football  Kuwait 8
Indian Open 1964 Golf  India -
Syrian Premier League 1966 Football  Syria 14
X-League 1971 American football  Japan 60
Deodhar Trophy 1973 Cricket  India 5
Pentangular Trophy 1973 Cricket  Pakistan 12
Qatar Stars League 1973 Football  Qatar 12
UAE Football League 1973 Football  United Arab Emirates 12
Iraqi Premier League 1974 Football Iraq Iraq 20
Philippine Basketball Association 1975 Basketball  Philippines 12
Saudi Professional League 1976 Football  Saudi Arabia 12
Federation Cup 1977 Football  India 8
Pakistan National Football Challenge Cup 1979 Football  Pakistan 16
KBO League 1982 Baseball  South Korea 10
KBO Futures League 1982 Baseball  South Korea 12
K League Classic 1983 Football  South Korea 12
Asia Cup 1984 Cricket  India

 Bangladesh

 Sri Lanka

 Pakistan

4
National One-day Championship 1985 Cricket  Pakistan 29
Chinese Professional Baseball League 1989 Baseball  Chinese Taipei 4
Azadegan League 1991 Football  Iran 28
J. League Division 1 1992 Football  Japan 18
Kazakhstan Premier League 1992 Football  Kazakhstan 14
Uzbek League 1992 Football  Uzbekistan 16
Kolkata Women's Football League 1993 Football  India N/A
Chinese Basketball Association 1995 Basketball  China 17
China Table Tennis Super League 1995 Table Tennis  China 20
Chennai Open 1996 Tennis  India -
S. League 1996 Football  Singapore 12
Professional Golf Tour of India 1997 Golf  India -
Korean Basketball League 1997 Basketball  South Korea 10
Women's Korean Basketball League 1998 Basketball  South Korea 6
Iranian Basketball Super League 1998 Basketball  Iran 10
Goa Professional League 1998 Football  India 11
V.League (Japan) 1998 Volleyball  Japan 8
National Cricket League of Bangladesh 1999 Cricket  Bangladesh 6
J. League Division 2 1999 Football  Japan 18
Iran Pro League 2001 Football  Iran 18
China Baseball League 2002 Baseball  China 7
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2002 Cricket  India 27
Super Basketball League 2003 Basketball  Chinese Taipei 7
Asia League Ice Hockey 2003 Ice hockey  China

 Japan

 South Korea

 Russia

9
Top League 2003 Rugby union  Japan 14
Inter-Provincial Twenty20 2004 Cricket  Sri Lanka 6
RBS Twenty-20 Cup 2004 Cricket  Pakistan 13
Chinese Super League 2004 Football  China 16
Malaysia Super League 2004 Football  Malaysia 12
Malaysia Premier League 2004 Football  Malaysia 12
Indian Ice Hockey Championship 2005 Ice Hockey  India N/A
V-League (South Korea) 2005 Volleyball  South Korea 13
Premier Hockey League 2005 Field Hockey  India 7
Baseball Philippines 2007 Baseball  Philippines 8
I-League 2007 Football  India 14
Indian Premier League 2008 Cricket  India 10
I-League 2nd Division 2008 Football  India 12
Indonesia Super League 2008 Football  Indonesia 18
United Football League 2009 Football  Philippines 22
Kansai Independent Baseball League 2009 Baseball  Japan 4
ASEAN Basketball League 2009 Basketball  Indonesia
 Malaysia
 Philippines
 Singapore
 Thailand
 Vietnam
8
Indian Volleyball League 2011 Volleyball  India 6
Elite Football League of India 2012 American Football  India 23
Afghan Premier League 2012 Football  Afghanistan 8
Super Fight League 2012 Mixed Martial Arts  India -
League of Legends Champions Korea 2012 eSports  South Korea 10
Premier Badminton League 2013 Badminton  India 6
Golf Premier League 2013 Golf  India 8
J. League Division 3 2013 Football  Japan 18
Hockey India League 2013 Field Hockey  India 6
K League Challenge 2013 Football  South Korea 11
Indian Super League 2013 Football  India 8
Philippine Super Liga 2013 Volleyball  Philippines 6
Tencent League of Legends Pro League 2013 eSports  China 12
Champions Tennis League 2014 Team Tennis  India 6
International Premier Tennis League 2014 Tennis  India

 Japan

 Singapore

 UAE

4
Vietnam eSports Champions League 2014 eSports  Vietnam 12
Pro Kabaddi League 2014 Kabaddi  India 12
Malabar Premier League 2015 Football  India 8
UBA Pro Basketball League 2015 Basketball  India 8
ESL India Premiership 2015 eSports  India 1000+
Pro Wrestling League 2015 Wrestling  India 6
Women's Kabaddi Challenge 2016 Kabaddi  India 3
Bad Bull Softball League 2016 Softball  India 8
Indian eSports Championship 2016 eSports  India 100+
Premier Futsal 2016 Futsal  India 6
iCG e-Sports Summer League 2016 eSports  Iran 12
Indian Women's League 2016 Football  India 6
China Arena Football League 2016 American football  China 6
Tamil Nadu Premier League 2016 Cricket  India 8
Kerala Super League 2016 Football  India 8
Indian Table Tennis League 2017 Table Tennis  India N/A
UCypher 2017 eSports  India N/A
Philippines Football League 2017 Football  Philippines 8

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