European Leagues

European Leagues (EL) is a sports organization within association football created for growth of professional football in Europe.[2]

European Leagues
European Leagues logo
Formation6 June 2005[1]
HeadquartersNyon, Switzerland[1]
26 European Professional Football Leagues
Official language
English, French, German,
WebsiteOfficial website

Its members are the professional football leagues organisations[1] of 29 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Serbia.[3] In addition, there are seven associate leagues representing some of these countries as well as Turkey.


Created in 1997, originally under the name Association of the European Union Premier Professional Football Leagues (EUPPFL).[1] The name was changed from European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) to European Leagues in April 2018.


Members of EPFL in 2015:[3]


Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
  Austria Österreichische Fußball Bundesliga 2005 Bundesliga
Erste Liga
  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Professional Football League 2013 Premier League
I Division
Super Cup
  Belgium Pro League 2005 Pro League
Super Cup
  Czech Republic Ligová Fotbalová Asociace 2018 Czech First League
Czech National Football League
Czech Cup
  Denmark Divionsforeningen 2005 Superliga
1. division
2. division (Øst / Vest)
  England The Premier League 2005 Premier League
  Finland The Finnish Football League Association 2005 Veikkausliiga
  France Ligue de Football Professionnel 2005 Ligue 1
Ligue 2
Coupe de la Ligue
Trophée des Champions
  Germany DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH 2005 Bundesliga
2. Bundesliga
  Greece Super League Greece 2005 Super League
  Israel Israeli Professional Football Leagues 2014 Premier League
Liga Leumit
  Italy Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A 2005[note 1] Serie A
  Kazakhstan Professional Football League of Kazakhstan 2015 Premier League
First League
Super Cup
  Norway Norsk Toppfotball 2007 Eliteserien
1. divisjon
  Netherlands Eredivisie CV 2005 Eredivisie
  Poland Polish Professional Football League 2007 Ekstraklasa
Super Cup
  Portugal Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional 2005 Primeira Liga
Segunda Liga
Taça da Liga
  Romania Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal (2009–2011)
Liga 1
Cupa Ligii
  Russia Russian Football Premier League 2007 Championship
Super Cup
  Scotland Scottish Professional Football League[note 2] 2005 Premiership
League 1
League 2
League Cup
Challenge Cup
  Serbia Serbian Superliga 2010 Super Liga
  Spain Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional 2005 La Liga
Segunda División
  Sweden Swedish Elite Football 2005 Allsvenskan
   Switzerland Swiss Football League 2005 Super League
Challenge League
  Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 2009 Championship
Super Cup


Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
  England The Football League 2006 Championship
League Cup
League Trophy
  France Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football 2008
  Italy Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B 2011 Serie B
  Italy Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico 2008 Campionato
  Netherlands Federatie Betaald Voetbal Organisaties 2008
  Russia Football National League 2011 First Division
  Russia Association Professional Football League 2007 Second Division (West / Centre
/ South / Ural-Povolzhe / East)
  Turkey Turkish Union of Clubs 2010


Country Organisation Affiliation Competitions
  Latvia Futbola Virslīga 2018 Virslīga
  Lithuania Lithuanian Football Clubs Association A lyga 2018 A lyga
  Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Football League 2019 Premiership
Premier Intermediate League
League Cup


Former EPFL members:[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lega Serie A was established in 2010. The date of accession indicate the period during which the Lega was unified and the top two divisions of Italy, called Lega Calcio.
  2. ^ According to the EPFL is a continuation of The Scottish Premier League


  1. ^ a b c d "Leagues". UEFA. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  2. ^ REPORT on the future of professional football in Europe / Governance / 13. European Parliament
  3. ^ a b Member leagues EPFL
  4. ^ League Results 2010 2011 Season Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine EPFL

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