III liga

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III liga (Trzecia liga) is a Polish football league that sits in the 4th tier of the Polish football league system. Until the end of the 2007–08 season III liga referred to a league at the 3rd tier (now called II liga) but this was changed with the formation of the Ekstraklasa as the top level league in Poland.

III liga
Founded19 February 2000
(New Formula)
2008
(as III liga)
CountryPoland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams72 (in 2019–20)
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toII liga
Relegation toIV liga
Domestic cup(s)Polish Cup
Current: 2020–21 III liga
Geographical criteria since 2016–17 season.

Groups of III liga are divided based on administrative division of Poland. Top teams of III liga are promoted to II liga and bottom teams are relegated to IV liga.

Seasons 2000/01—2007/08Edit

18–21 parallel divisions as IV liga (one or two in each of 16 Voivodeship)

  • 2000–01 season – 21 groups
  • 2001–02 season – 20 groups
  • 2002–03 season – 19 groups
  • 2003–04 season – 19 groups
  • 2004–05 season – 19 groups
  • 2005–06 season – 19 groups
  • 2006–07 season – 18 groups
  • 2007–08 season – 18 groups

Seasons 2008/09—2015/16Edit

8 parallel divisions as III liga.[1]
Group A (ŁódźMasovian)
Group B (PodlaskieWarmian-Masurian)
Group C (Kuyavian-PomeranianGreater Poland)
Group D (PomeranianWest Pomeranian)
Group E (Lower SilesianLubusz)
Group F (OpoleSilesian)
Group G (ŚwiętokrzyskieLesser Poland)
Group H (LublinPodkarpackie)

Seasons 2016/17 and onEdit

4 parallel divisions as III liga.[2]
Group 1 (ŁódźMasovianPodlaskieWarmian-Masurian)
Group 2 (Kuyavian-PomeranianGreater PolandPomeranianWest Pomeranian)
Group 3 (Lower SilesianLubuszOpoleSilesian)
Group 4 (ŚwiętokrzyskieLesser PolandLublinPodkarpackie)

Champions of the Polish fourth levelEdit

Season Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
2019–20 Sokół Ostróda KKS 1925 Kalisz Śląsk Wrocław II Motor Lublin

ReferencesEdit