List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative and controlling body for European football. It consists of 55 member associations, each of which is responsible for governing football in their respective countries.[1]

All widely recognised sovereign states located entirely within Europe are members, with the exceptions of the United Kingdom, Monaco and Vatican City. Eight states partially or entirely outside Europe are also members: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey.[1] The United Kingdom is divided into the four separate football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; each association has a separate UEFA membership. The Faroe Islands, an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, also has its own football association which is a member of UEFA.[1] The football association of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, was approved as a member by UEFA in 2013.[2] Kosovo was approved as a member in 2016, even though it is claimed by Serbia and is not recognised by several other UEFA member states.

Each UEFA member has its own football league system, except Liechtenstein.[3] Clubs playing in each top-level league compete for the title as the country's club champions. Clubs also compete in the league and national cup competitions for places in the following season's UEFA club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Due to promotion and relegation, the clubs playing in the top-level league are different every season, except in San Marino where there is only one level.[4]

Some clubs play in a national football league other than their own country's. Where this is the case the club is noted as such.

UEFA coefficients[edit]

The UEFA league coefficients, also known as the UEFA rankings, are used to rank the leagues of Europe, and thus determine the number of clubs from a league that will participate in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. A country's ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next; the 2009 rankings determined qualification for European competitions in the 2010–11 season.[5]

A country's ranking is calculated based on the results of its clubs in UEFA competitions over the past five seasons. Two points are awarded for each win by a club, and one for a draw. If a game goes to extra time, the result at the end of time is used to calculate ranking points; if the match goes to a penalty shootout, it is considered to be a draw for the purposes of the coefficient system. The number of points awarded to a country's clubs are added together, and then divided by the number of clubs that participated in European competitions that season. This number is then rounded to three decimal places; two and two-thirds would become 2.667.[5]

For the league coefficient the season's league coefficients for the last five seasons must be added up. In the preliminary rounds of both the Champions League and Europa League, the awarded points are halved. Bonus points for certain achievements are added to the number of points scored in a season. Bonus points are allocated for:

  • Qualifying for the Champions League group phase. (4 bonus points)
  • Reaching the second round of the Champions League. (5 bonus points)
  • Reaching the quarter, semi and final of both Champions League and Europa League. (1 bonus point)[5]

Albania[edit]

The top division of Albanian football was formed in 1930, and the inaugural title was won by SK Tirana (now known as KF Tirana). Tirana are the most successful team in the league's history, having won the competition on 24 occasions, followed by Dinamo Tirana (now playing in the second division) with 18 championships, and Partizani with 16.[7] The league became affiliated with UEFA in 1954.[8] Since the 2014–15 season, 10 teams compete in the division. The teams finishing in the bottom two places are relegated to the Albanian First Division and are replaced by the champions of each of that league's two groups.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Bylis 7 12
2 Vllaznia 7 12
3 Teuta 7 12
4 Skënderbeu 7 12
5 Partizani 7 11
6 Tirana 7 11
7 Kukësi 7 10
8 Laçi 7 7
9 Luftëtari 7 5
10 Flamurtari 7 2
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Albanian Football Association, Soccerway

Andorra[edit]

Andorra's national league system was formed in 1993, and the Andorran Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1996.[11] Records from the league's first three seasons are incomplete, but FC Santa Coloma have won more First Division titles than any other team, with at least 13.[12] Another Andorran football club, FC Andorra, play in the Spanish football league system. In recent years, eight teams have competed in the First Division. Each team plays two matches against the other seven clubs. After fourteen games, the league splits into two groups, with teams carrying their previous points totals forward. The top four teams play each other a further two times in the championship round to decide 1st–4th places, while the bottom four teams do likewise in the relegation round, to determine the 5th–8th positions. At the end of the season, the bottom-placed team is relegated, while the seventh-placed team plays a two-legged play-off against the second-placed team in the Second Division to decide which team plays in which division for the following season.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 FC Santa Coloma 4 10
2 Inter Club d'Escaldes 4 10
3 Sant Julià 4 7
4 UE Santa Coloma 4 5
5 Engordany 4 4
6 Ordino 4 4
7 Atlètic Club d'Escaldes 4 3
8 Carroi 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: FAFSoccerway

Armenia[edit]

Armenia gained independence in 1991, following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Organised football had been played in Armenia since 1936, as part of the Soviet football system. The Football Federation of Armenia gained UEFA affiliation in 1992, and the league ran as the national championship for the first time in the same year.[13][14] Since independence, the country's most successful team is Pyunik, who has won 14 league titles.[13]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Armenian Premier League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ararat 10 22
2 Shirak 10 19
3 Ararat-Armenia 8 19
4 Alashkert 9 16
5 Lori 9 15
6 Noah 10 14
7 Pyunik 10 13
8 Urartu 10 9
9 Gandzasar 10 7
10 Yerevan 10 0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Soccerway

Austria[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in the 2019–20 Austrian Football Bundesliga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 10 28
2 LASK 10 23
3 Wolfsberger AC 10 22
4 Rapid Wien 10 20
5 Sturm Graz 10 16
6 Hartberg 10 12
7 Austria Wien 10 11
8 Mattersburg 10 10
9 Wattens 10 9
10 Rheindorf Altach 10 7
11 St. Pölten 10 6
12 Admira Wacker Mödling 10 5
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga

Azerbaijan[edit]

Although the country was part of the Soviet Union, the first Azerbaijan-wide football competition took place in 1928, and became an annual occurrence from 1934. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the first independent Azeri championship took place in 1992, and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan gained UEFA affiliation in 1994[16][17] Since independence, the country's most successful team is Neftçi Baku, with eight league titles. In recent years, 10 teams had competed in the Azerbaijan Premier League, but two teams that otherwise would have competed in the 2016–17 season were denied professional licenses, making it an eight-team league at present.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Azerbaijan Premier League teams.
Team in italics is from a zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is playing its home games in Baku.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Qarabağ 7 21
2 Keşla 7 11
3 Neftçi Baku 7 11
4 Sabail 7 10
5 Zira 7 8
6 Sumgayit 7 7
7 Gabala 7 5
8 Sabah 7 5
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Soccerway

Belarus[edit]

Belarus declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. Its independence was widely recognised within Europe in 1991, an independent national championship began in 1992, and UEFA membership followed in 1993.[19] Through the 2018 season, the most successful team is BATE Borisov, with 15 league championships, including an ongoing streak of 13 titles.[20] The 2016 season saw the league expand from 14 teams to 16, accomplished by promoting three clubs from the Belarusian First League and relegating only the last-place team in the 2015 Premier League. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated to the First League and replaced by that league's top two finishers.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dynamo Brest 24 61
2 BATE Borisov 23 56
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 23 54
4 Dinamo Minsk 23 45
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 24 41
6 Isloch Minsk Raion 24 38
7 Gorodeya 24 34
8 Vitebsk 24 27
9 Slavia Mozyr 23 26
10 Minsk 24 26
11 Neman Grodno 24 26
12 Slutsk 24 26
13 Energetik-BGU Minsk 24 22
14 Dnyapro Mogilev 23 20
15 Gomel 24 19
16 Torpedo Minsk (R) 23 6
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: football.by
(R) Relegated.

Belgium[edit]

Organised football reached Belgium in the 19th century; the Royal Belgian Football Association was founded in 1895, and FC Liégeois became the country's first champions the following year. Belgium joined European football's governing body, UEFA, upon its formation in 1954.[22] Historically the country's most successful team are Anderlecht, with 34 league titles as of 2019.[23] The Belgian First Division A, historically known as the First Division and also known as the Pro League from 2008–09 through 2015–16, currently consists of 16 teams. Initially, each team plays the other clubs twice for a total of 30 matches. At this point, the league proceeds as follows (as of the current 2016–17 season):[24]

  • The top six teams take half of their points (rounded up) into a championship play-off, playing each other two further times to determine the national champion.
  • The teams finishing the regular season between 7th and 15th enter one of two six-team groups. The remaining teams in this competition are the top three teams from the Belgian First Division B (historically known as the Second Division), excluding that division's champion (which earns automatic promotion to First Division A). Each team plays the other five teams in its group home and away, and the winners of each group play one another in a two-legged play-off. The winner of that match advances to a two-legged play-off against the fourth- or fifth-place team (depending on results) from the championship play-off for the country's final UEFA Europa League place for the following season.
  • The bottom team on the regular-season table is automatically relegated to First Division B.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Club Brugge 9 23
2 Standard Liège 10 20
3 Gent 9 17
4 Antwerp 9 17
5 Mechelen 10 17
6 Genk 9 16
7 Zulte Waregem 10 16
8 Excel Mouscron 10 16
9 Charleroi 9 12
10 Kortrijk 10 11
11 Oostende 10 11
12 Sint-Truiden 9 11
13 Anderlecht 10 9
14 Waasland-Beveren 10 7
15 Eupen 10 6
16 Cercle Brugge 10 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), Soccerway

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Prior to gaining independence from Yugoslavia, clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina were eligible to compete in the Yugoslav First League, which they won three times. The country gained independence in 1992, and its Football Association gained UEFA membership in 1998.[26] Due to political tensions between Bosniaks, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats, the country did not have a single national top division until the 2002–03 season, but rather two or three. Since then, Zrinjski Mostar have won six titles, Željezničar and Sarajevo have each won three, Široki Brijeg have won twice and three other teams have won it once each.[27]

Since the 2016–17 season, the Premier League has consisted of 12 clubs, reduced from 16 in previous seasons. The 2016–17 season was the first for a two-stage season. In the first stage, each team plays all others home and away, after which the league splits into two six-team groups that also play home and away. The top six teams play for the championship and European qualifying places; the bottom six play to avoid relegation. At the end of the second stage, the bottom two clubs of the relegation group drop to either the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the First League of the Republika Srpska.[28]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Tuzla City 12 24
2 Sarajevo 12 24
3 Željezničar 12 23
4 Radnik Bijeljina 12 21
5 Zrinjski Mostar 12 20
6 Borac Banja Luka 12 18
7 Čelik Zenica 12 16
8 Široki Brijeg 12 14
9 Sloboda Tuzla 12 13
10 Velež Mostar 12 12
11 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 12 9
12 Zvijezda 09 12 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Rezultati.com

Bulgaria[edit]

A national Bulgarian championship has been held in every year since 1924, although the 1924, 1927 and 1944 seasons were not completed. The country gained UEFA membership in 1954.[30] Historically, the most successful teams in Bulgarian football have been CSKA Sofia and Levski Sofia; no other team has won more than ten league titles. In recent years, Ludogorets Razgrad has dominated the league; although the team did not make its first appearance in the top flight until 2011–12, it has won the championship in each of its first eight seasons at that level.[31] The 2015–16 season was intended to have 12 teams, but was reduced to 10 after four clubs (the two clubs that would otherwise have been promoted to what was then known as the A Group, plus two from the previous season's A Group) were denied professional licenses. Following that season, the Bulgarian Football Union revamped the country's professional league structure, expanding the top flight to 14 teams and changing that league's name from "A Group" to "First League".

Under the current structure that began in 2016–17, each team plays the others twice, once at each club's stadium. At the end of the season the league splits into separate playoffs, with table points and statistics carrying over in full. The top six teams enter a championship playoff, with each team playing the others home and away. The top finisher is league champion and enters the UEFA Champions League; the second-place team earns a place in the UEFA Europa League; and the third-place team (or fourth-place team, should the winner of that season's Bulgarian Cup finish in the top three) advances to a playoff for the country's final Europa League place. The bottom eight split into two four-team groups, playing home and away within each group. The top two teams from each group enter a knockout playoff consisting of two-legged matches (note, however, that if one of these four teams is the Bulgarian Cup winner, it is withdrawn from the playoff and its opponent receives a bye into the final). The winner of this playoff then plays the third-place team in a one-off match for the final Europa League place. The bottom two clubs from each group enter an identical knockout playoff. The winner remains in the First League; the other three teams face a series of relegation playoffs that also include the second- and third-place clubs from the Second League, with places for only two of these five teams in the next season's First League.[32]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Sofia 2019–20 First League football clubs


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ludogorets 12 30
2 Levski Sofia 12 26
3 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 12 26
4 CSKA Sofia 12 22
5 Cherno More 12 18
6 Arda 12 18
7 Beroe 12 18
8 Slavia Sofia 12 16
9 Dunav Ruse 12 13
10 Botev Vratsa 12 12
11 Etar 12 11
12 Tsarsko Selo 12 9
13 Botev Plovdiv 12 9
14 Vitosha Bistritsa 12 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Soccerway

Croatia[edit]

National Croatian leagues were organised in 1914 and during the Second World War, but during peacetime Croatia's biggest clubs competed in the Yugoslav First League. After Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, a national football league was formed in 1992, and the Croatian Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1993.[34] Since its formation, the Croatian First League has been dominated by Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split; as of the end of the 2018–19 season, one of these teams has won the title in all but two of the league's 28 seasons.[35] Since the 2013–14 season, the First League has consisted of 10 teams. At the end of the season, the 10th-placed team is relegated directly to the second division, while the 9th-placed team enters a relegation play-off.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Hajduk Split 11 23
2 Dinamo Zagreb 10 22
3 Osijek 11 19
4 Rijeka 10 19
5 Gorica 11 15
6 Lokomotiva 11 15
7 Istra 1961 11 10
8 Slaven Belupo 11 10
9 Inter Zaprešić 11 7
10 Varaždin 11 7
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: PrvaHNL.hr

Cyprus[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Cypriot First Division teams.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Anorthosis Famagusta 4 10
2 Omonia 5 10
3 AEK Larnaca 5 9
4 Apollon Limassol 5 7
5 Ethnikos Achna 4 7
6 AEL Limassol 5 7
7 Pafos FC 5 6
8 APOEL 2 6
9 Nea Salamis Famagusta 5 6
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 5 3
11 Doxa Katokopias 5 2
12 Olympiakos Nicosia 4 2
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Cyprus Football Association, Soccerway

Czech Republic[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slavia Prague 12 32
2 Viktoria Plzeň 12 26
3 Mladá Boleslav 12 22
4 Baník Ostrava 12 21
5 Jablonec 12 20
6 Slovácko 12 18
7 Sparta Prague 12 17
8 Sigma Olomouc 12 17
9 Teplice 12 17
10 Slovan Liberec 12 14
11 Bohemians 1905 12 12
12 Karviná 12 11
13 České Budějovice 12 11
14 Příbram 12 11
15 Fastav Zlín 12 10
16 Opava 12 9
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Fortuna Liga

Denmark[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Midtjylland 12 29
2 Copenhagen 12 25
3 Randers 12 20
4 OB 12 20
5 AGF 12 20
6 Brøndby 12 19
7 SønderjyskE 12 18
8 Nordsjælland 12 17
9 AaB 12 16
10 Lyngby 12 16
11 Hobro 12 12
12 Horsens 12 11
13 Esbjerg 12 9
14 Silkeborg 12 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway

England[edit]

Founded in 1888, the Football League was the world's first national football league.[41] The inaugural competition was won by Preston North End, who remained unbeaten throughout the entire season. It was the top level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the 22 clubs comprising the First Division resigned from the Football League to form the new FA Premier League.[41] As of the 2019–20 season the Premier League comprises 20 clubs;[42] each team plays every other team twice, with the bottom 3 clubs at the end of the season relegated to the EFL Championship. The most successful domestic club is Manchester United, who have won the league 20 times, while the most successful English club in Europe is Liverpool, who have won 6 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 4 UEFA Super Cups, more than any other English team.[43]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Greater London Premier League football clubs


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Liverpool 8 24
2 Manchester City 8 16
3 Arsenal 8 15
4 Leicester City 8 14
5 Chelsea 8 14
6 Crystal Palace 8 14
7 Burnley 8 12
8 West Ham United 8 12
9 Tottenham Hotspur 8 11
10 Bournemouth 8 11
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 10
12 Manchester United 8 9
13 Sheffield United 8 9
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 9
15 Aston Villa 8 8
16 Newcastle United 8 8
17 Southampton 8 7
18 Everton 8 7
19 Norwich City 8 6
20 Watford 8 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Premier League

Estonia[edit]

An independent Estonian league took place between 1921 and 1940. However, after the Second World War it became part of the Soviet Union, and became a regional system. Estonia regained independence after the dissolution of the USSR, organising the first national championship in 52 years in 1992, the same year that the Estonian Football Association joined UEFA.[45][46] FC Flora is the most successful team in the modern era, with 11 league titles as of the end of the 2018 season.[45] Since 2005, the Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams, which play one another four times. At the end of the season the bottom team is relegated to the second level of Estonian football, while the ninth-placed team enters into a relegation playoff.[47]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Flora (T) 32 81
2 FCI Levadia 32 71
3 Nõmme Kalju 32 70
4 Paide Linnameeskond 32 68
5 Tammeka 32 40
6 Narva Trans 32 36
7 Kuressaare 32 23
8 Tulevik 32 22
9 Tallinna Kalev 32 21
10 Maardu Linnameeskond 32 17
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Estonian Football Association (in Estonian), UEFA
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Faroe Islands[edit]

The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, which also comprises Greenland and Denmark itself. The league was formed in 1942, and has been contested annually since, with the exception of 1944 due to a lack of available balls.[49] The Faroe Islands gained UEFA recognition in 1992.[50] The most successful teams are HB and KI, with 23 and 17 Premier League titles respectively as of the most recently completed 2018 season. Since the 1988 season, the Premier League has consisted of 10 teams.[51] They play each other three times, with the bottom two teams relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of the 2019 Betri deidin menn teams

Finland[edit]

Finland's current league has been contested annually since 1898, with the exceptions of 1914 and 1943.[52] The most successful team are HJK with 29 titles; as of 2018, no other team has won 10 or more. However, between 1920 and 1948 a rival championship operated, organised by the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation. Frequent champions in that competition before it came under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Finland included Kullervo Helsinki, Vesa Helsinki and Tampereen Pallo-Veikot.[53] The Premier League consists of 12 teams. Since 2019 season teams play one another two times, then the top 6 teams play the championship round, and the bottom 6 the relegation round. At the end of the season the bottom club is relegated to the First Division, and the second-last club contests a in a play-off with the 2nd team of the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 KuPS 26 50
2 FC Inter 26 48
3 FC Honka 26 44
4 Ilves 26 44
5 HJK 26 37
6 IFK Mariehamn 26 32
7 HIFK 26 36
8 FC Lahti 26 35
9 RoPS 26 30
10 SJK 26 29
11 KPV 26 25
12 VPS (R) 26 16
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Veikkausliiga, Soccerway
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams played against each other twice (22 matches) after which the league split in two (top 6 and bottom 6 teams).

France[edit]

France's first football team—Le Havre AC—formed in 1872. The first French championship was first held in 1894, but only featured teams from the capital, Paris. Between 1896 and 1912, national championships were organised by several competing federations; the first universally recognised national championship took place in the 1912–13 season. However, it only lasted two seasons; from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, French football operated on a regional basis until 1932. A national league resumed between 1932 and 1939, and has operated annually since the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945.[54] Ligue 1 and its predecessors have featured 20 teams since the 1946–47 season. Each team plays the other nineteen sides home and away, and at the end of the season the bottom three teams are relegated to Ligue 2.[55] So far, Olympique de Marseille are the only French club to have won the UEFA Champions League, in 1993.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain 9 21
2 Nantes 9 19
3 Angers 9 16
4 Bordeaux 9 15
5 Lille 9 15
6 Reims 9 14
7 Montpellier 9 14
8 Nice 9 13
9 Marseille 9 13
10 Rennes 9 12
11 Amiens 9 11
12 Brest 9 11
13 Saint-Étienne 9 11
14 Lyon 9 9
15 Nîmes 9 9
16 Monaco 9 9
17 Strasbourg 9 9
18 Toulouse 9 9
19 Dijon 9 8
20 Metz 9 8
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Ligue 1

Georgia[edit]

A Georgian football championship first took place in 1926, as part of the Soviet football system. The first independent championship took place in 1990, despite the fact that Georgia remained a Soviet state until 1991. Upon independence, Georgia subsequently joined UEFA and FIFA in 1992.[57]

When Georgia organised its first independent championship, it operated with a spring-to-autumn season contained entirely within a calendar year. After the 1991 championship, the country transitioned to an autumn-to-spring season spanning two calendar years. This format continued through the 2015–16 season, after which it returned to a spring-to-autumn format. This was accomplished by holding an abbreviated 2016 season in autumn; the transition was completed for the 2017 season. Before the most recent transition, 16 teams had competed in the top flight, but the league was reduced to 14 teams for the 2016 season, and was reduced further to 10 for 2017 and beyond.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dinamo Tbilisi (Q) 30 62
2 Dinamo Batumi (Q) 30 62
3 Saburtalo Tbilisi (Q) 30 57
4 Locomotive Tbilisi 30 40
5 Torpedo Kutaisi 30 40
6 Dila Gori 30 37
7 Chikhura Sachkhere 30 35
8 Rustavi 30 34
9 Sioni Bolnisi 30 31
10 WIT Georgia 30 18
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Erovnuli Liga, Scoresway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Germany[edit]

The Bundesliga consists of 18 teams, who play each other twice, for a total of 34 matches. The teams finishing in 17th and 18th places are relegated directly to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team finishing in 16th place enters into a two-legged play-off with the team finishing 3rd in the lower division.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Borussia Mönchengladbach 7 16
2 VfL Wolfsburg 7 15
3 Bayern Munich 7 14
4 SC Freiburg 7 14
4 RB Leipzig 7 14
6 Schalke 04 7 14
7 Bayer Leverkusen 7 14
8 Borussia Dortmund 7 12
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 7 11
10 Hertha BSC 7 10
11 Werder Bremen 7 8
12 1899 Hoffenheim 7 8
13 Mainz 05 7 6
14 FC Augsburg 7 5
15 Fortuna Düsseldorf 7 4
16 Union Berlin 7 4
17 1. FC Köln 7 4
18 SC Paderborn 7 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: DFB

Gibraltar[edit]

The Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895, making it one of the ten oldest active football associations in the world. League football has been organized by the GFA since 1905. The first league season after Gibraltar were accepted as full members of UEFA was 2013–14, making qualification to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League possible since the 2014–15 season, provided the relevant club has received a UEFA licence.[2] The Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams since the 2015–16 season. All league matches are held at Victoria Stadium.

Clubs as of 2019–20 season:

Location of the stadium where all teams play in the 2019–20 Gibraltar National League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lynx 5 13
2 St Joseph's 4 10
3 Europa 4 10
4 Lincoln Red Imps 4 9
5 Bruno's Magpies 5 9
6 Mons Calpe 6 8
7 Manchester 62 3 4
8 Europa Point 5 4
9 Lions Gibraltar 5 3
10 Glacis United 4 3
11 Boca Gibraltar 4 2
12 College 1975 5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 5 October 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other once (11 matches), before the league splits into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last 10 matches.

Greece[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Olympiacos 6 16
2 Xanthi 6 15
3 PAOK 6 14
4 OFI 6 13
5 AEK Athens 6 11
6 Volos 6 9
7 AEL 6 8
8 Atromitos 6 8
9 Aris 6 5
10 Panathinaikos 6 5
11 Lamia 6 4
12 Asteras Tripolis 6 3
13 Panetolikos 6 1
14 Panionios 6 −2
Updated to match(es) played on 7 October 2019. Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway

Hungary[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of Budapest teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Fehérvár 8 21
2 Mezőkövesd 8 18
3 Ferencváros 7 16
4 Puskás Akadémia 8 14
5 Újpest 8 10
6 Kisvárda 8 10
7 Paks 8 10
8 Debrecen 7 9
9 Zalaegerszeg 8 8
10 Budapest Honvéd 8 7
11 Diósgyőr 8 7
12 Kaposvár 8 6
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway

Iceland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 KR (C) 22 16 4 2 44 23 +21 52 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Breiðablik 22 11 5 6 45 31 +14 38 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 FH 22 11 4 7 40 36 +4 37
4 Stjarnan 22 9 8 5 40 34 +6 35
5 KA 22 9 4 9 34 34 0 31
6 Valur 22 8 5 9 38 34 +4 29
7 Víkingur 22 7 7 8 37 35 +2 28 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
8 Fylkir 22 8 4 10 38 44 −6 28
9 HK 22 7 6 9 29 29 0 27
10 ÍA 22 7 6 9 27 32 −5 27
11 Grindavík (R) 22 3 11 8 17 28 −11 20 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 ÍBV (R) 22 2 4 16 23 52 −29 10
Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Israel[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 6 14
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 14
3 Maccabi Haifa 6 13
4 Hapoel Hadera 6 9
5 Bnei Yehuda 6 9
6 Hapoel Kfar Saba 6 8
7 Hapoel Haifa 6 8
8 F.C. Ashdod 6 7
9 Beitar Jerusalem 6 7
10 Maccabi Netanya 6 6
11 Hapoel Ra'anana 6 5
12 Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 4
13 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 6 4
14 Sektzia Nes Tziona 6 2
Updated to match(es) played on 8 October 2019. Source: Soccerway

Italy[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Juventus 7 19
2 Internazionale 7 18
3 Atalanta 7 16
4 Napoli 7 13
5 Roma 7 12
6 Lazio 7 11
7 Cagliari 7 11
8 Fiorentina 7 11
9 Torino 7 10
10 Hellas Verona 7 9
11 Bologna 7 9
12 Parma 7 9
13 Milan 7 9
14 Udinese 7 7
15 Sassuolo 6 6
16 Brescia 6 6
17 SPAL 7 6
18 Lecce 7 6
19 Genoa 7 5
20 Sampdoria 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Serie A, Soccerway

Kazakhstan[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of teams in the 2018 Kazakhstan Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Kairat 29 62
2 Tobol 28 59
3 Astana 28 57
4 Ordabasy 29 53
5 Zhetysu 29 48
6 Kaisar (Q) 28 40
7 Okzhetpes 28 34
8 Shakhter Karagandy 28 33
9 Irtysh Pavlodar 29 28
10 Taraz 29 24
11 Atyrau 28 20
12 Aktobe 29 12
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Kosovo[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ballkani 9 20
2 Drita 9 18
3 Gjilani 9 18
4 Llapi 9 17
5 Feronikeli 9 16
6 Prishtina 9 14
7 Trepça'89 9 10
8 Drenica 9 10
9 Ferizaj 9 9
10 Flamurtari 9 8
11 Vushtrria 9 6
12 Dukagjini 9 4
Updated to match(es) played on 16 October 2019. Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian)

Latvia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Riga 27 60
2 RFS 29 52
3 Ventspils 29 44
4 Spartaks Jūrmala 28 40
5 Valmiera Glass ViA 28 38
6 Liepāja 28 35
7 Jelgava 28 32
8 Daugavpils 28 27
9 METTA/LU 29 24
Updated to match(es) played on 5 October 2019. Source: Soccerway

Lithuania[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of the 2019 A Lyga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sūduva (Q) 26 69
2 Žalgiris (Q) 25 62
3 Riteriai (Q) 26 42
4 Kauno Žalgiris (Q) 26 40
5 Panevėžys (Q) 26 30
6 Atlantas (Q) 26 25
7 Palanga (Q) 27 16
8 Stumbras (R) 26 15
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2019. Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Luxembourg[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Union Titus Pétange 8 19
2 Progrès Niederkorn 8 17
3 Differdange 03 8 17
4 Fola Esch 8 16
5 Jeunesse Esch 8 14
6 Mondorf-les-Bains 8 12
7 UNA Strassen 8 11
8 F91 Dudelange 8 10
9 Hostert 8 9
10 Racing FC 8 8
11 Etzella Ettelbruck 8 7
12 Victoria Rosport 8 7
13 Muhlenbach Blue Boys 8 7
14 Rodange 91 8 2
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Malta[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Floriana 6 14
2 Sirens 6 13
3 Ħamrun Spartans 6 11
4 Gżira United 6 10
5 Hibernians 6 10
6 St. Lucia 6 9
7 Valletta 6 8
8 Senglea Athletic 6 8
9 Mosta 6 7
10 Balzan 6 7
11 Birkirkara 6 6
12 Sliema Wanderers 6 5
13 Gudja United 6 4
14 Tarxien Rainbows 6 0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Malta Football Association

Moldova[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (X) 24 62
2 Sfântul Gheorghe (X) 24 50
3 Petrocub-Hîncești 24 42
4 Milsami Orhei 24 35
5 Dinamo-Auto 24 31
6 Speranța Nisporeni 24 29
7 Zimbru Chișinău 24 15
8 Codru Lozova (Q) 24 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Montenegro[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in the 2019–20 Montenegrin First League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sutjeska 11 24
2 Budućnost 11 23
3 Iskra 11 21
4 Zeta 11 17
5 Titograd 11 15
6 Kom 11 13
7 Podgorica 11 13
8 Rudar 11 10
9 Grbalj 11 7
10 Petrovac 11 7
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Netherlands[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ajax 9 23
2 PSV Eindhoven 9 23
3 AZ 9 20
4 Vitesse 9 20
5 Sparta Rotterdam 9 15
6 Utrecht 9 14
7 Heracles Almelo 9 14
8 Heerenveen 9 13
9 Feyenoord 9 13
10 Willem II 9 13
11 Twente 9 12
12 Groningen 9 10
13 VVV-Venlo 9 9
14 PEC Zwolle 9 7
15 Emmen 9 7
16 ADO Den Haag 9 6
17 Fortuna Sittard 9 6
18 RKC Waalwijk 9 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: eredivisie.nl

North Macedonia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Macedonian First League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Vardar 9 20
2 Akademija Pandev 9 18
3 Makedonija GP 9 15
4 Shkupi 9 13
5 Renova 9 13
6 Shkëndija 9 11
7 Rabotnichki 9 10
8 Sileks 9 9
9 Struga 9 8
10 Borec 9 8
Updated to match(es) played on 5 October 2019. Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway

Northern Ireland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the Belfast-based 2019–20 NIFL Premiership teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Crusaders 11 26
2 Coleraine 11 23
3 Cliftonville 11 22
4 Linfield 8 18
5 Glentoran 11 17
6 Ballymena United 10 16
7 Larne 10 15
8 Dungannon Swifts 11 14
9 Glenavon 9 7
10 Carrick Rangers 10 6
11 Institute 10 5
12 Warrenpoint Town 10 3
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2019. Source: NIFL Premiership
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league splits into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last five matches.
  • Derry City, a club from Northern Ireland, has competed in the Republic of Ireland's football league system, the League of Ireland, since 1985.

Norway[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Molde 24 53
2 Bodø/Glimt 24 48
3 Odd 24 45
4 Rosenborg 24 40
5 Viking 24 37
6 Brann 24 35
7 Kristiansund 24 34
8 Haugesund 24 31
9 Vålerenga 24 29
10 Lillestrøm 24 27
11 Stabæk 24 26
12 Tromsø 24 25
13 Sarpsborg 08 24 23
14 Strømsgodset 24 23
15 Mjøndalen 24 22
16 Ranheim 24 21
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway

Poland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Pogoń Szczecin 11 21
2 Cracovia 11 20
3 Lechia Gdańsk 11 19
4 Wisła Płock 11 19
5 Lech Poznań 11 18
6 Śląsk Wrocław 11 18
7 Piast Gliwice 11 18
8 Jagiellonia Białystok 11 17
9 Legia Warsaw 11 17
10 Zagłębie Lubin 11 15
11 Górnik Zabrze 11 13
12 Raków Częstochowa 11 12
13 Wisła Kraków 11 11
14 Arka Gdynia 11 9
15 Korona Kielce 11 8
16 ŁKS Łódź 11 7
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut

Portugal[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Azores)


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Famalicão 7 19
2 Benfica 7 18
3 Porto 7 18
4 Vitória de Guimarães 7 12
5 Tondela 8 12
6 Sporting CP 7 11
7 Boavista 7 11
8 Santa Clara 7 11
9 Rio Ave 7 10
10 Marítimo 7 8
11 Braga 7 8
12 Moreirense 7 7
13 Vitória de Setúbal 7 7
14 Gil Vicente 7 6
15 Portimonense 7 5
16 Belenenses SAD 7 5
17 Paços de Ferreira 7 4
18 Aves 8 3
Updated to match(es) played on 5 October 2019. Source: Liga Portugal

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dundalk (C) 34 83
2 Shamrock Rovers (Q) 34 69
3 Bohemians 34 56
4 Derry City 33 51
5 St Patrick's Athletic 33 48
6 Sligo Rovers 34 42
7 Waterford 34 40
8 Cork City 34 34
9 Finn Harps (Y) 34 25
10 UCD (Y) 34 19
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2019. Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (Y) May at best reach relegation play-offs.

Romania[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of Bucharest teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 CFR Cluj 12 24
2 Viitorul Constanța 12 24
3 Universitatea Craiova 12 23
4 Gaz Metan Mediaș 12 21
5 Politehnica Iași 12 18
6 Botoșani 12 16
7 Astra Giurgiu 12 16
8 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 12 15
9 Chindia Târgoviște 12 15
10 FCSB 12 15
11 Dinamo București 12 14
12 Hermannstadt 12 11
13 Academica Clinceni 12 9
14 Voluntari 12 5
Updated to match(es) played on 7 October 2019. Source: LPF (in Romanian), Soccerway

Russia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lokomotiv Moscow 12 26
2 Rostov 12 26
3 Krasnodar 12 26
4 Zenit Saint Petersburg 12 26
5 CSKA Moscow 12 25
6 Ufa 12 15
7 Arsenal Tula 12 14
8 Orenburg 12 14
9 Ural Yekaterinburg 12 14
10 Krylia Sovetov Samara 12 14
11 Rubin Kazan 12 14
12 Spartak Moscow 12 14
13 Sochi 12 12
14 Akhmat Grozny 12 12
15 Dynamo Moscow 12 10
16 Tambov 12 8
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Russian Premier Liga Standings, Soccerway

San Marino[edit]

This is a complete list of football clubs in San Marino (as San Marino has only one level domestic amateur league), apart from San Marino Calcio, the only professional Sammarinese club, which as of 2019–20 competes in Serie D, the fourth level of the Italian football league system.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:[80]

Because there is no promotion or relegation in the league, the same 15 teams compete in the league.

2019–20 Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio team distribution

Scotland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Rangers 8 21
2 Celtic 8 19
3 Motherwell 8 16
4 Aberdeen 8 12
5 Ross County 8 12
6 Livingston 8 11
7 Kilmarnock 8 11
8 Hamilton Academical 8 8
9 Heart of Midlothian 8 6
10 Hibernian 8 6
11 St Mirren 8 5
12 St Johnstone 8 4
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: BBC SPFL
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).

Serbia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Serbian SuperLiga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Star Belgrade 10 27
2 Vojvodina 11 25
3 Čukarički 10 25
4 TSC Bačka Topola 11 24
5 Partizan 10 23
6 Radnički Niš 11 19
7 Voždovac 11 17
8 Mladost Lučani 11 12
9 Proleter Novi Sad 11 12
10 Spartak Subotica 11 12
11 Napredak Kruševac 11 11
12 Radnik Surdulica 10 11
13 Javor-Matis 11 9
14 Inđija 11 7
15 Rad 11 7
16 Mačva Šabac 11 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: SuperLiga (in Serbian), Soccerway

Slovakia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slovan Bratislava 11 26
2 Žilina 11 26
3 DAC Dunajská Streda 11 22
4 Spartak Trnava 11 17
5 Zlaté Moravce 11 16
6 Trenčín 11 13
7 Ružomberok 11 13
8 Zemplín Michalovce 11 12
9 Sereď 11 11
10 Senica 11 11
11 Pohronie 11 7
12 Nitra 11 7
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Futbalnet

Slovenia[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in the 2019–20 Slovenian PrvaLiga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Olimpija Ljubljana 13 27
2 Maribor 13 25
3 Aluminij 13 25
4 Mura 13 24
5 Celje 13 21
6 Bravo 13 13
7 Tabor Sežana 13 13
8 Domžale 13 13
9 Triglav Kranj 13 10
10 Rudar Velenje 13 5
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Soccerway

Spain[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of Community of Madrid teams in 2019–20 La Liga


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid 8 5 3 0 16 8 +8 18 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Barcelona 8 5 1 2 20 10 +10 16
3 Atlético Madrid 8 4 3 1 7 4 +3 15
4 Granada 8 4 2 2 15 10 +5 14
5 Real Sociedad 8 4 1 3 13 9 +4 13 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Sevilla 8 4 1 3 10 11 −1 13 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Athletic Bilbao 8 3 3 2 7 4 +3 12
8 Valencia 8 3 3 2 12 12 0 12
9 Villarreal 8 3 2 3 19 13 +6 11
10 Levante 8 3 2 3 10 10 0 11
11 Osasuna 8 2 5 1 7 7 0 11
12 Getafe 8 2 4 2 12 12 0 10
13 Valladolid 8 2 4 2 7 8 −1 10
14 Eibar 8 2 3 3 10 10 0 9
15 Celta Vigo 8 2 3 3 5 9 −4 9
16 Real Betis 8 2 3 3 11 16 −5 9
17 Alavés 8 2 2 4 5 9 −4 8
18 Mallorca 8 2 1 5 6 12 −6 7 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Espanyol 8 1 2 5 4 14 −10 5
20 Leganés 8 0 2 6 4 12 −8 2
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[83]

Sweden[edit]

A Swedish championship was first organised in 1896, and the champions were decided by a knockout cup format until 1925, when Allsvenskan was formed.[84] Sweden was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[85] As of the most recently completed 2018 season, Malmö FF have won the most national titles with 20, followed by IFK Göteborg with 18 and IFK Norrköping with 13. Malmö also have the most league titles, with 23 to 13 for both IFK Götebörg and IFK Norrköping. Since 2008,[86] Allsvenskan has featured 16 teams. They each play one another home and away, for a total of 30 games. The bottom two teams are relegated to the Superettan (The Super One), and the 14th-placed Allsvenskan team enters into a relegation playoff with the 3rd-placed Superettan team to decide which will play in Allsvenskan for the following season.[87]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Location of teams in 2019 Allsvenskan


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Malmö FF 27 59
2 Djurgårdens IF 27 59
3 Hammarby IF 27 56
4 AIK 27 56
5 IFK Norrköping 27 50
6 BK Häcken 27 46
7 IFK Göteborg 27 45
8 IF Elfsborg 27 36
9 Örebro SK 27 32
10 Helsingborgs IF 27 27
11 IK Sirius 27 25
12 Kalmar FF 27 23
13 Östersunds FK 27 22
14 GIF Sundsvall 27 20
15 Falkenbergs FF 27 19
16 AFC Eskilstuna 27 16
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)

Switzerland[edit]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Basel 10 23
2 Young Boys 10 22