Uzbekistan Pro-B League
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Uzbekistan Pro-B League (Uzbek: O'zbekiston Pro-B ligasi / Ўзбекистон Про-Б Лигаси; Russian: Про лига Б Узбекистана) is the third level (after the Super League and Pro League) football league in Uzbekistan
|Organising body||Uzbekistan Professional Football League and Uzbekistan Football Federation|
|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Uzbekistan Pro League|
|Relegation to||Uzbekistan Second League|
|League cup(s)||Uzbekistan League Cup|
|TV partners||NTRCU Regional Channels|
|Current: 2020 Uzbekistan Pro-B League|
Structure of the leagueEdit
On 21 November 2017 according to the UzPFL management decision the Uzbekistan First League was officially renamed to Uzbekistan Pro-B League starting from the 2018 season. The league has been reduced from 18 (2017) to 16 teams.
In 2020 in the Pro-B League Uzbekistan involved 16 teams in a double round system (28 rounds), home and away. The winner of the Uzbekistan Pro-B League receives the permit in the Uzbekistan Pro League, and the club took third place in the Pro League gets a place in the play-offs, consisting of two matches (home and away) where his opponent will be the Pro-B League club, who took there the penultimate eleventh place. The winner of the playoffs gets a chance in Pro League Uzbekistan, and the losing club will start the new season in the Pro-B League Uzbekistan. The clubs finishing in last place in the Pro-B League, will start the season in the Uzbekistan Second League — the fourth level and the importance of football in the country.
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Winners and promotions by seasonEdit
|Season||Winners||Runner-up||3rd place||Top scorer|
- Высшая и Первая лиги Узбекистана сменят названия (in Russian). Gazeta.uz. 2017-11-21.
- Uzbekistan Pro-B League at Soccerway