Uruguayan football league system

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The Uruguayan football league system is a series of interconnected football leagues for clubs in Uruguay, and is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association at the national level. The Uruguayan League is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association, both in male and female football. The First Championship of Uruguayan Primera Division was played in 1900. Since that tournament until 2013-14, 110 championships of Uruguayan League were played (from 1900 to 1931 all were played in an amateur way, and from 1932 professionally).

Additionally, there are championships in Uruguay that are organized by other associations, of an amateur character.

Uruguayan Primera División[edit]

The Uruguayan Primera División, called Torneo Uruguayo Copa Coca-Cola for publicity, is regarded as the 23rd most difficult football league in the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

League System[edit]

The system uses a system of promotion and relegation between the different leagues in all different levels which means that even the smallest club can reach to the top level, the Primera División. The Uruguayan League has distributed teams in three categories.

2016 (Transition)[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 1 club
2 Segunda División
TBC

2017[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
2 Segunda División
15 clubs
↓ 2 clubs ↑ 1 club
3 Segunda División Amateur
TBD

2018[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
2 Segunda División
14 clubs
↓ 2 clubs ↑ 1 club
3 Segunda División Amateur
TBD

2019[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
2 Segunda División
13 clubs
↓ 2 clubs ↑ 1 club
3 Segunda División Amateur
TBD

2020[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
2 Segunda División
12 clubs
↓ 2 clubs ↑ 1 club
3 Segunda División Amateur
TBD

2021[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
2 Segunda División
11 clubs
↓ 2 clubs ↑ 1 club
3 Segunda División Amateur
TBD

2022[edit]

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
2 Segunda División
10 clubs
↓↑ 1 club
3 Segunda División Amateur
TBD

Teams participating[edit]

The following is a list of the teams participating in the tournament.

Primera División Profesional Segunda División Profesional Segunda División Amateur

Uruguayan championship of women's football[edit]

The Uruguayan championship of women's football is the most important national tournament corresponding to the female branch of Uruguayan football, and is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association since 1997 from a FIFA request.

League System[edit]

The Uruguayan female championship has distributed teams in a single category.

Teams participating[edit]

The following is a list of the teams participating in the tournament.

Primera División Profesional

El País Cup[edit]

Trophy of National Clubs Cup
Main article: National Clubs Cup

The National Clubs Cup, known as El País Cup, is the tournament of the Interior teams that are not participating in the Uruguayan League and is organized by the Interior Football Organization in an amateur way.

League System[edit]

The system uses a system of promotion and relegation between the different leagues in all different levels which means that even the smallest club can reach to the top level, the Primera División. The Championship of National Clubs Cup has distributed teams in two categories.

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 National Clubs Cup
2 Local leagues

See also[edit]

References[edit]