Polish football league system

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The Polish football league system is a series of leagues for club football in Poland.

The men's system[edit]

The Ekstraklasa lies at the top of the Polish football system, followed by I liga, II liga and III liga. Starting from the 2016/2017, 4th tier in Poland has 4 groups. Size of 5th level is under discussion. [1]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Ekstraklasa
16 clubs
↓ 2 teams

2

I liga
18 clubs
↑ 2 teams
↓ 3-4 teams

3

II liga
18 clubs
↑ 3-4 teams
↓ 4 teams

4

III liga
Group I (North-East)
18 clubs

III liga
Group II (North-West)
18 clubs

III liga
Group III (South-East)
18 clubs

III liga
Group IV (South-West)
18 clubs

5 IV liga - 21 parallel divisions (Regional)

16-20 clubs total - 368 clubs

6 Regional league "Klasa okręgowa" - 55 parallel divisions

14 up to 18 clubs

7 A class "Klasa A" - 128 parallel divisions

14 clubs

8 B class "Klasa B" - 192 parallel divisions

In most of the regions it is the last league level.
Up to 14 clubs.

9 C class "Klasa C" - 23 parallel divisions

Not in all regions.
Number of clubs vary.

The women's system[edit]

The women's league system was changed massively in 2010-11:[2]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Ekstraliga Kobiet
12 clubs 2teams (go down)

2

I liga (Group North)
10 clubs

I liga (Group South)
10 clubs(one team go up)

3

II liga
locally divided

II liga
locally divided

II liga
locally divided

II liga
locally divided

4

III liga(Regional)

16 provincial leagues

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ekstraklasa". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ ekstrasligakobiet.pl Archived May 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.