League club

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League Club is a term used to refer to football (soccer) clubs that are in one of the top professional leagues of a country. The club itself does not have to be professional and in some of the lower leagues of more minor footballing nations some clubs have become semi-professional in order to compete. The oldest league club in the world is Notts County.

Not be confused with Leagues Clubs, an Australian phenomenon where hospitality and gaming venues fund National Rugby League teams.

League status by country

Country Professional Leagues
Argentina Primera División Argentina
Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Série C Série D
England Premier League Football League Championship Football League 1 Football League 2
France Ligue 1 Ligue 2 Championnat National
Germany Bundesliga 2. Bundesliga 3. Liga
Italy Serie A Serie B Serie C1 Serie C2
India I-League I-League 2nd Division
Japan J. League Division 1 J. League Division 2
Malaysia Malaysian Super League Malaysian Premier League
Korea K League Classic K League Challenge
Peru Primera División Peruana Segunda División Peruana
Russia Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Second Division
Scotland Scottish Premier League Scottish First Division Scottish Second Division Scottish Third Division
Spain Primera división Segunda división
Sweden Allsvenskan Superettan Division 1
USA Major League Soccer North American Soccer League United Soccer Leagues

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