List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries

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  UEFA countries on this map of the world's six football confederations

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative and controlling body for European football. It consists of 55 member associations, each of which is responsible for governing football in their respective countries.[1]

All widely recognised sovereign states located entirely within Europe are members, with the exceptions of the United Kingdom, Monaco and Vatican City. Eight states partially or entirely outside Europe are also members: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey.[1] The United Kingdom is divided into the four separate football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; each association has a separate UEFA membership. The Faroe Islands, an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, also has its own football association which is a member of UEFA.[1] The football association of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, was approved as a member by UEFA in 2013.[2] Kosovo was approved as a member in 2016, even though it is claimed by Serbia and is not recognised by several other UEFA member states.

Each UEFA member has its own football league system, except Liechtenstein.[3] Clubs playing in each top-level league compete for the title as the country's club champions. Clubs also compete in the league and national cup competitions for places in the following season's UEFA club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Due to promotion and relegation, the clubs playing in the top-level league are different every season, except in San Marino where there is only one level.[4]

Some clubs play in a national football league other than their own country's. Where this is the case the club is noted as such.

UEFA coefficients

The UEFA league coefficients, also known as the UEFA rankings, are used to rank the leagues of Europe, and thus determine the number of clubs from a league that will participate in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. A country's ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next; the 2009 rankings determined qualification for European competitions in the 2010–11 season.[5]

A country's ranking is calculated based on the results of its clubs in UEFA competitions over the past five seasons. Two points are awarded for each win by a club, and one for a draw. If a game goes to extra time, the result at the end of time is used to calculate ranking points; if the match goes to a penalty shootout, it is considered to be a draw for the purposes of the coefficient system. The number of points awarded to a country's clubs are added together, and then divided by the number of clubs that participated in European competitions that season. This number is then rounded to three decimal places; two and two-thirds would become 2.667.[5]

For the league coefficient the season's league coefficients for the last five seasons must be added up. In the preliminary rounds of both the Champions League and Europa League, the awarded points are halved. Bonus points for certain achievements are added to the number of points scored in a season. Bonus points are allocated for:

  • Qualifying for the Champions League group phase. (4 bonus points)
  • Reaching the second round of the Champions League. (5 bonus points)
  • Reaching the quarter, semi and final of both Champions League and Europa League. (1 bonus point)[5]

Albania

The top division of Albanian football was formed in 1930, and the inaugural title was won by SK Tirana (now known as KF Tirana). Tirana are the most successful team in the league's history, having won the competition on 24 occasions, followed by KS Dinamo Tirana (now playing in the second division) with 18 championships, and Partizani Tirana with 15.[7] The league became affiliated with UEFA in 1954.[8] Since the 2014–15 season, 10 teams compete in the division. The teams finishing in the bottom two places are relegated to the Albanian First Division and are replaced by the champions of each of that league's two groups.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Albanian Superliga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Partizani 29 60
2 Kukësi 29 48
3 Flamurtari 29 47
4 Teuta 30 46
5 Skënderbeu 29 43
6 Laçi 29 41
7 Luftëtari 29 37
8 Tirana 29 36
9 Kastrioti 29 30
10 Kamza (D) 30 17
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Albanian Football Association, Soccerway
(D) Disqualified.

Andorra

Andorra's national league system was formed in 1993, and the Andorran Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1996.[12] Records from the league's first three seasons are incomplete, but FC Santa Coloma have won more First Division titles than any other team.[13] Another Andorran football club, FC Andorra, play in the Spanish football league system. In recent years, eight teams have competed in the First Division. Each team plays two matches against the other seven clubs. After fourteen games, the league splits into two groups, with teams carrying their previous points totals forward. The top four teams play each other a further two times in the championship round to decide 1st–4th places, while the bottom four teams do likewise in the relegation round, to determine the 5th–8th positions. At the end of the season, the bottom-placed team is relegated, while the seventh-placed team plays a two-legged play-off against the second-placed team in the Second Division to decide which team plays in which division for the following season.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Map of Andorra and the 8 teams of the 2018–19 Primera Divisió
Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany teams: Engordany Inter d'Escaldes
Escaldes-Engordany teams:
Engordany
Inter d'Escaldes
Santa Coloma teams: FC Santa Coloma UE Santa Coloma
Santa Coloma
Santa Coloma
Location of teams in the 2018–19 Primera Divisió
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sant Julià 21 45
2 FC Santa Coloma 21 43
3 Inter Club d'Escaldes 21 40
4 Engordany 21 31
5 Ordino 21 23
6 UE Santa Coloma 21 21
7 Lusitanos 21 19
8 Encamp 21 10
Source: FAF Soccerway

Armenia

Armenia gained independence in 1991, following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Organised football had been played in Armenia since 1936, as part of the Soviet football system. The Football Federation of Armenia gained UEFA affiliation in 1992, and the league ran as the national championship for the first time in the same year.[15][16] Since independence, the country's most successful team are FC Pyunik, who have won ten league titles.[15]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ararat-Armenia 24 43
2 Banants 24 42
3 Pyunik 24 40
4 Alashkert 24 40
5 Lori 24 38
6 Shirak 24 30
7 Gandzasar 24 27
8 Artsakh 24 18
9 Ararat Yerevan 24 15
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: Soccerway

Austria

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in the 2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 22 55
2 LASK Linz 22 46
3 Sturm Graz 22 31
4 Wolfsberger AC 22 30
5 Austria Wien 22 30
6 St. Pölten 22 30
7 Mattersburg 22 29
8 Rapid Wien 22 27
9 Hartberg 22 26
10 Admira Wacker Mödling 22 21
11 Rheindorf Altach 22 18
12 Wacker Innsbruck 22 17
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga

Azerbaijan

Although the country was part of the Soviet Union, the first Azerbaijan-wide football competition took place in 1928, and became an annual occurrence from 1934. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the first independent Azeri championship took place in 1992, and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan gained UEFA affiliation in 1994[18][19] Since independence, the country's most successful team are PFC Neftchi Baku, with eight league titles. In recent years, 10 teams had competed in the Azerbaijan Premier League, but two teams that otherwise would have competed in the 2016–17 season were denied professional licenses, making it an eight-team league at present.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Azerbaijan Premier League teams.
Team in italics is from a zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is playing its home games in Baku.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Qarabağ 24 54
2 Neftçi Baku 24 52
3 Sabail 24 35
4 Gabala 24 33
5 Sabah 24 26
6 Zira 24 25
7 Sumgayit 24 20
8 Keşla 24 19
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Soccerway

Belarus

Belarus declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. Its independence was widely recognised within Europe in 1991, an independent national championship began in 1992, and UEFA membership followed in 1993.[21] Through the 2017 season, the most successful team is FC BATE, with 14 league championships, including an ongoing streak of 12 titles.[22] The 2016 season saw the league expand from 14 teams to 16, accomplished by promoting three clubs from the Belarusian First League and relegating only the last-place team in the 2015 Premier League. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated to the First League and replaced by that league's top two finishers.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of teams in the 2018 Belarusian Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 BATE Borisov (C) 30 73
2 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 64
3 Dinamo Minsk 30 63
4 Vitebsk 30 62
5 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 30 55
6 Dinamo Brest 30 52
7 Neman Grodno 30 43
8 Slutsk 30 36
9 Gorodeya 30 34
10 Isloch Minsk Raion 30 33
11 Minsk 30 30
12 Gomel 30 28
13 Luch Minsk 30 24
14 Torpedo Minsk 30 24
15 Smolevichi (R) 30 24
16 Dnepr Mogilev (R) 30 16
Source: [2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Belgium

Organised football reached Belgium in the 19th century; the Royal Belgian Football Association was founded in 1895, and FC Liégeois became the country's first champions the following year. Belgium joined European football's governing body, UEFA, upon its formation in 1954.[24] Historically the country's most successful team are R.S.C. Anderlecht, with 33 league titles as of 2016.[25] The Belgian First Division A, historically known as the First Division and also known as the Pro League from 2008–09 through 2015–16, currently consists of 16 teams. Initially, each team plays the other clubs twice for a total of 30 matches. At this point, the league proceeds as follows (as of the current 2016–17 season):[26]

  • The top six teams take half of their points (rounded up) into a championship play-off, playing each other two further times to determine the national champion.
  • The teams finishing the regular season between 7th and 15th enter one of two six-team groups. The remaining teams in this competition are the top three teams from the Belgian First Division B (historically known as the Second Division), excluding that division's champion (which earns automatic promotion to First Division A). Each team plays the other five teams in its group home and away, and the winners of each group play one another in a two-legged play-off. The winner of that match advances to a two-legged play-off against the fourth- or fifth-place team (depending on results) from the championship play-off for the country's final UEFA Europa League place for the following season.
  • The bottom team on the regular-season table is automatically relegated to First Division B.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Genk 30 63
2 Club Brugge 30 56
3 Standard Liège 30 53
4 Anderlecht 30 51
5 Gent 30 50
6 Antwerp 30 49
7 Sint-Truiden 30 47
8 Kortrijk 30 43
9 Charleroi 30 42
10 Excel Mouscron 30 40
11 Zulte Waregem 30 33
12 Eupen 30 32
13 Cercle Brugge 30 28
14 Oostende 30 27
15 Waasland-Beveren 30 27
16 Lokeren (R) 30 20
Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), Soccerway
(R) Relegated.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prior to gaining independence from Yugoslavia, clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina were eligible to compete in the Yugoslav First League, which they won three times. The country gained independence in 1992, and its Football Association gained UEFA membership in 1998.[28] Due to political tensions between Bosniaks, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats, the country did not have a single national top division until the 2002–03 season, but rather two or three. Since then, Zrinjski have won five titles, Željezničar have won three, Sarajevo and Široki Brijeg have each won twice, and three other teams have won it once each.[29]

Since the 2016–17 season, the Premier League has consisted of 12 clubs, reduced from 16 in previous seasons. The 2016–17 season was the first for a two-stage season. In the first stage, each team plays all others home and away, after which the league splits into two six-team groups that also play home and away. The top six teams play for the championship and European qualifying places; the bottom six play to avoid relegation. At the end of the second stage, the bottom two clubs of the relegation group drop to either the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the First League of the Republika Srpska.[30]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sarajevo 26 57
2 Zrinjski Mostar 26 53
3 Široki Brijeg 26 40
4 Željezničar 26 36
5 Radnik Bijeljina 26 35
6 Čelik Zenica 26 35
7 Sloboda Tuzla 26 34
8 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 26 30
9 Tuzla City 26 29
10 Zvijezda 09 26 27
11 GOŠK Gabela 26 23
12 Krupa 26 21
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Soccerway, UEFA

Bulgaria

A national Bulgarian championship has been held in every year since 1924, although the 1924, 1927 and 1944 seasons were not completed. The country gained UEFA membership in 1954.[32] Historically, the most successful teams in Bulgarian football have been PFC CSKA Sofia and PFC Levski Sofia; no other team has won more than seven league titles. In recent years, PFC Ludogorets Razgrad has dominated the league; although the team did not make its first appearance in the top flight until 2011–12, it has won the championship in each of its first seven seasons at that level.[33] The 2015–16 season was intended to have 12 teams, but was reduced to 10 after four clubs (the two clubs that would otherwise have been promoted to what was then known as the A Group, plus two from the previous season's A Group) were denied professional licenses. Following that season, the Bulgarian Football Union revamped the country's professional league structure, expanding the top flight to 14 teams and changing that league's name from "A Group" to "First League".

Under the current structure that began in 2016–17, each team plays the others twice, once at each club's stadium. At the end of the season the league splits into separate playoffs, with table points and statistics carrying over in full. The top six teams enter a championship playoff, with each team playing the others home and away. The top finisher is league champion and enters the UEFA Champions League; the second-place team earns a place in the UEFA Europa League; and the third-place team (or fourth-place team, should the winner of that season's Bulgarian Cup finish in the top three) advances to a playoff for the country's final Europa League place. The bottom eight split into two four-team groups, playing home and away within each group. The top two teams from each group enter a knockout playoff consisting of two-legged matches (note, however, that if one of these four teams is the Bulgarian Cup winner, it is withdrawn from the playoff and its opponent receives a bye into the final). The winner of this playoff then plays the third-place team in a one-off match for the final Europa League place. The bottom two clubs from each group enter an identical knockout playoff. The winner remains in the First League; the other three teams face a series of relegation playoffs that also include the second- and third-place clubs from the Second League, with places for only two of these five teams in the next season's First League.[34]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in the 2018–19 Parva Liga
Sofia 2018–19 First League football clubs
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 26 62
2 CSKA Sofia 26 57
3 Levski Sofia 26 54
4 Botev Plovdiv 26 45
5 Cherno More 26 42
6 Beroe 26 42
7 Etar 26 40
8 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 26 35
9 Slavia Sofia 26 33
10 Botev Vratsa 26 31
11 Vitosha Bistritsa 26 25
12 Septemvri Sofia 26 21
13 Dunav Ruse 26 20
14 Vereya 26 6
Updated to match(es) played on 17 March 2019. Source: Soccerway

Croatia

National Croatian leagues were organised in 1914 and during the Second World War, but during peacetime Croatia's biggest clubs competed in the Yugoslav First League. After Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, a national football league was formed in 1992, and the Croatian Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1993.[36] Since its formation, the Croatian First League has been dominated by NK Dinamo Zagreb and HNK Hajduk Split; as of the end of the 2015–16 season, one of these teams has won the title in all but one of the league's 25 seasons.[37] Since the 2013–14 season, the First League has consisted of 10 teams. At the end of the season, the 10th-placed team is relegated directly to the second division, while the 9th-placed team enters a relegation play-off.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dinamo Zagreb 29 76
2 Rijeka 29 56
3 Osijek 29 50
4 Hajduk Split 29 47
5 Gorica 29 45
6 Lokomotiva 29 44
7 Inter Zaprešić 29 27
8 Slaven Belupo 29 26
9 Istra 1961 29 18
10 Rudeš 29 10
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: PrvaHNL.hr

Cyprus

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Cypriot First Division teams.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 APOEL 22 49
2 Apollon Limassol 22 47
3 AEL Limassol 22 45
4 AEK Larnaca 22 39
5 Omonia 22 31
6 Nea Salamis Famagusta 22 31
7 Anorthosis Famagusta 22 28
8 Pafos FC 22 21
9 Doxa Katokopias 22 20
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 22 17
11 Alki Oroklini 22 17
12 Ermis Aradippou 22 10
Source: CFA (in Greek), Soccerway

Czech Republic

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slavia Prague (Q) 28 69
2 Viktoria Plzeň (Q) 28 64
3 Sparta Prague (Q) 28 54
4 Jablonec (Q) 28 48
5 Baník Ostrava 28 42
6 Slovan Liberec 28 39
7 Mladá Boleslav 28 38
8 Sigma Olomouc 28 37
9 Fastav Zlín 28 36
10 Teplice 28 35
11 Opava 28 33
12 Slovácko 28 33
13 Bohemians 1905 28 30
14 Příbram 28 29
15 Karviná (Q) 28 23
16 Dukla Prague (Q) 28 19
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Denmark

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Copenhagen 26 61
2 Midtjylland 26 60
3 OB 26 42
4 Brøndby 26 38
5 Esbjerg 26 38
6 Nordsjælland 26 36
7 AaB 26 36
8 Randers 26 34
9 AGF 26 31
10 Horsens 26 31
11 SønderjyskE 26 28
12 Vendsyssel 26 22
13 Hobro 26 21
14 Vejle 26 20
Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway

England

Founded in 1888, the Football League was the world's first national football league.[45] The inaugural competition was won by Preston North End, who remained unbeaten throughout the entire season. It was the top level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the 22 clubs comprising the First Division resigned from the Football League to form the new FA Premier League.[45] As of the 2017–18 season the Premier League comprises 20 clubs;[46] each team plays every other team twice, with the bottom 3 clubs at the end of the season relegated to the EFL Championship. The most successful domestic club is Manchester United, who have won the league 20 times, while the most successful English club in Europe is Liverpool FC, who have won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 3 UEFA Super Cups, more than any other English team.[47]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Liverpool (Q) 34 85
2 Manchester City (Q) 33 83
3 Tottenham Hotspur (X) 33 67
4 Arsenal (X) 33 66
5 Chelsea (X) 34 66
6 Manchester United (X) 33 64
7 Leicester City 34 47
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 47
9 Everton 34 46
10 Watford 33 46
11 West Ham United 34 42
12 Bournemouth 34 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 39
14 Burnley 34 39
15 Newcastle United 34 38
16 Southampton 33 36
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 33
18 Cardiff City 34 31
19 Fulham (R) 34 20
20 Huddersfield Town (R) 34 14
Updated to match(es) played on 16 April 2019. Source: Premier League
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated; (X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Estonia

An independent Estonian league took place between 1921 and 1940. However, after the Second World War it became part of the Soviet Union, and became a regional system. Estonia regained independence after the dissolution of the USSR, organising the first national championship in 52 years in 1992, the same year that the Estonian Football Association joined UEFA.[48][49] FC Flora Tallinn is the most successful team in the modern era, with 10 league titles as of the end of the 2016 season.[48] Since 2005, the Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams, which play one another four times. At the end of the season the bottom team is relegated to the second level of Estonian football, while the ninth-placed team enters into a relegation playoff.[50]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of the 2018 Meistriliiga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Nõmme Kalju (C) 36 86
2 FCI Levadia 36 84
3 Flora 36 83
4 Narva Trans 36 61
5 Paide Linnameeskond 36 51
6 Tammeka 36 49
7 Tulevik 36 29
8 Tallinna Kalev 36 28
9 Kuressaare (O) 36 21
10 Vaprus (R) 36 13
Source: Estonian Football Association (in Estonian), UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, which also comprises Greenland and Denmark itself. The league was formed in 1942, and has been contested annually since, with the exception of 1944 due to a lack of available balls.[52] The Faroe Islands gained UEFA recognition in 1992.[53] The most successful teams are Havnar Bóltfelag and KÍ Klaksvík, with 22 and 17 Premier League titles respectively as of the most recently completed 2016 season. Since the 1988 season, the Premier League has consisted of 10 teams.[54] They play each other three times, with the bottom two teams relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of the 2018 Faroe Islands Premier League teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Havnar Bóltfelag (C) 27 73
2 NSÍ Runavík 27 55
3 B36 Tórshavn 27 53
4 KÍ Klaksvík 27 51
5 Víkingur Gøta 27 39
6 Skála ÍF 27 29
7 TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn 27 28
8 EB/Streymur 27 21
9 Argja Bóltfelag 27 18
10 07 Vestur (R) 27 17
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2018. Source: Faroe Soccer (in Faroese), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finland

Finland's current league has been contested annually since 1898, with the exceptions of 1914 and 1943.[56] The most successful team are HJK Helsinki with 22 titles; as of 2010, no other team has won 10 or more. However, between 1920 and 1948 a rival championship operated, organised by the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation. Frequent champions in that competition before it came under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Finland included Kullervo Helsinki, Vesa Helsinki and Tampereen Pallo-Veikot.[57] The Premier League consists of 12 teams, which play one another three times each for a total of 33 matches. At the end of the season the bottom club is relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Location of teams in 2018 Veikkausliiga
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 HJK (C) 33 78
2 RoPS 33 62
3 KuPS 33 58
4 Honka 33 58
5 Ilves 33 49
6 VPS 33 41
7 Inter Turku 33 40
8 Lahti 33 40
9 SJK 33 32
10 IFK Mariehamn 33 31
11 TPS (R) 33 29
12 PS Kemi Kings (R) 33 24
Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2018. Source: Veikkausliiga (in Finnish), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

France

France's first football team—Le Havre AC—formed in 1872. The first French championship was first held in 1894, but only featured teams from the capital, Paris. Between 1896 and 1912, national championships were organised by several competing federations; the first universally recognised national championship took place in the 1912–13 season. However, it only lasted two seasons; from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, French football operated on a regional basis until 1932. A national league resumed between 1932 and 1939, and has operated annually since the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945.[58] Ligue 1 and its predecessors have featured 20 teams since the 1946–47 season. Each team plays the other nineteen sides home and away, and at the end of the season the bottom three teams are relegated to Ligue 2.[59] So far, Olympique de Marseille are the only French club to have won the UEFA Champions League, in 1993.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain (Q) 32 81
2 Lille 32 64
3 Lyon 32 56
4 Saint-Étienne 32 53
5 Marseille 32 51
6 Montpellier 32 48
7 Reims 32 48
8 Nice 32 48
9 Strasbourg 32 44
10 Nîmes 32 43
11 Rennes 32 43
12 Angers 32 41
13 Bordeaux 32 38
14 Nantes 32 37
15 Toulouse 32 35
16 Monaco 32 32
17 Amiens 32 32
18 Dijon 32 25
19 Guingamp 32 24
20 Caen 32 23
Updated to match(es) played on 17 April 2019. Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Georgia

A Georgian football championship first took place in 1926, as part of the Soviet football system. The first independent championship took place in 1990, despite the fact that Georgia remained a Soviet state until 1991. Upon independence, Georgia subsequently joined UEFA and FIFA in 1992.[61]

When Georgia organised its first independent championship, it operated with a spring-to-autumn season contained entirely within a calendar year. After the 1991 championship, the country transitioned to an autumn-to-spring season spanning two calendar years. This format continued through the 2015–16 season, after which it returned to a spring-to-autumn format. This was accomplished by holding an abbreviated 2016 season in autumn; the transition was completed for the 2017 season. Before the most recent transition, 16 teams had competed in the top flight, but the league was reduced to 14 teams for the 2016 season, and was reduced further to 10 for 2017 and beyond.

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Saburtalo Tbilisi (C) 36 79
2 Dinamo Tbilisi 36 69
3 Torpedo Kutaisi 36 69
4 Chikhura Sachkhere 36 64
5 Dila Gori 36 63
6 Locomotive Tbilisi 36 44
7 Rustavi 36 37
8 Sioni Bolnisi (O) 36 31
9 Samtredia (R) 36 21
10 Kolkheti Poti (R) 36 14
Source: Erovnuli Liga (in Georgian), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Germany

The Bundesliga consists of 18 teams, who play each other twice, for a total of 34 matches. The teams finishing in 17th and 18th places are relegated directly to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team finishing in 16th place enters into a two-legged play-off with the team finishing 3rd in the lower division.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Bayern Munich (Q) 29 67
2 Borussia Dortmund (X) 29 66
3 RB Leipzig 29 58
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 52
5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 29 51
6 1899 Hoffenheim 29 47
7 Werder Bremen 29 46
8 Bayer Leverkusen 29 45
9 VfL Wolfsburg 29 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 29 37
11 Hertha BSC 29 35
12 Mainz 05 29 33
13 SC Freiburg 29 32
14 FC Augsburg 29 28
15 Schalke 04 29 27
16 VfB Stuttgart 29 21
17 1. FC Nürnberg 29 18
18 Hannover 96 29 14
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: DFB
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Gibraltar

The Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895, making it one of the ten oldest active football associations in the world. League football has been organized by the GFA since 1905. The first league season after Gibraltar were accepted as full members of UEFA was 2013–14, making qualification to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League possible since the 2014–15 season, provided the relevant club has received a UEFA licence.[2] The Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams since the 2015–16 season. All league matches are held at Victoria Stadium.

Clubs as of 2018–19 season:

The stand of a football stadium, appearing to be made of concrete, in the daytime. The centre section of the stand is covered by a roof. On the front edge of the roof, the letters "VICTORIA STADIUM" can be seen.
View of the Victoria Stadium's West Stand.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lincoln Red Imps 23 57
2 Europa FC 23 57
3 St Joseph's 23 45
4 Mons Calpe 23 42
5 Gibraltar United 23 35
6 Gibraltar Phoenix 23 34
7 Lynx 23 25
8 Glacis United 23 21
9 Boca Gibraltar 23 7
10 Lions Gibraltar 23 6
Updated to match(es) played on 16 April 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Greece

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 PAOK (Q) 28 74
2 Olympiacos (Q) 28 69
3 AEK Athens (Q) 28 54
4 Atromitos (Q) 28 49
5 Aris Thessaloniki 28 43
6 Panetolikos 28 36
7 Panionios 28 35
8 Lamia 28 34
9 Panathinaikos 28 33
10 AEL 28 31
11 Xanthi 28 29
12 Asteras Tripolis 28 29
13 OFI 28 28
14 PAS Giannina 28 27
15 Levadiakos (R) 28 21
16 Apollon Smyrnis (R) 28 10
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Hungary

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Location of Budapest teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ferencváros 28 64
2 MOL Vidi 28 56
3 Újpest 28 46
4 Debrecen 28 44
5 Budapest Honvéd 28 40
6 Mezőkövesd 28 35
7 MTK Budapest 28 34
8 Paks 28 32
9 Puskás Akadémia 28 31
10 Kisvárda 28 29
11 Diósgyőr 28 28
12 Szombathelyi Haladás 28 25
Updated to match(es) played on 13 April 2018. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway

Iceland

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Valur (C, Q) 22 46
2 Breiðablik (Q) 22 44
3 Stjarnan (Q) 22 40
4 KR (Q) 22 37
5 FH 22 37
6 ÍBV 22 29
7 KA 22 28
8 Fylkir 22 26
9 Víkingur R. 22 25
10 Grindavík 22 25
11 Fjölnir (R) 22 19
12 Keflavík (R) 22 4
Updated to match(es) played on 29 September 2018. Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Israel

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 26 66
2 Maccabi Haifa 26 44
3 Maccabi Netanya 26 43
4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 26 39
5 Bnei Yehuda 26 37
6 Hapoel Hadera 26 33
7 Hapoel Haifa 26 32
8 Hapoel Tel Aviv 26 31
9 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 26 30
10 Hapoel Ra'anana 26 30
11 Beitar Jerusalem 26 29
12 Maccabi Petah Tikva 26 28
13 F.C. Ashdod 26 22
14 Bnei Sakhnin 26 21
Source: Soccerway

Italy

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Juventus (Q) 32 84
2 Napoli 32 67
3 Internazionale 32 60
4 Milan 32 55
5 Roma 32 54
6 Atalanta 32 53
7 Lazio 32 52
8 Torino 32 50
9 Sampdoria 32 48
10 Fiorentina 32 40
11 Sassuolo 32 37
12 Cagliari 32 37
13 SPAL 32 35
14 Parma 32 35
15 Genoa 32 34
16 Udinese 32 32
17 Bologna 32 31
18 Empoli 32 29
19 Frosinone 32 23
20 Chievo (R) 32 11
Updated to match(es) played on 17 April 2019. Source: Serie A, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Kazakhstan

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of teams in the 2018 Kazakhstan Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Astana (C) 33 77
2 Kairat 33 62
3 Tobol 33 53
4 Ordabasy 33 46
5 Kaisar 33 45
6 Zhetysu 33 43
7 Aktobe 33 42
8 Shakhter Karagandy 33 36
9 Atyrau 33 36
10 Irtysh Pavlodar (O) 33 35
11 Kyzylzhar (R) 33 35
12 Akzhayik (R) 33 30
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Kosovo

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Feronikeli 27 62
2 Prishtina 27 62
3 Llapi 27 60
4 Drita 27 46
5 Drenica 27 38
6 Gjilani 27 35
7 Trepça'89 27 35
8 Ballkani 27 32
9 Flamurtari 27 29
10 Ferizaj 27 28
11 Liria (R) 27 27
12 KEK (R) 27 1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian), Soccerway
(R) Relegated.

Latvia

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Locations of the 2018 Latvian Higher League teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Riga (C) 28 64
2 Ventspils 28 60
3 RFS 28 55
4 Liepāja 28 51
5 Spartaks Jūrmala 28 42
6 Jelgava 28 21
7 METTA/LU (O) 28 19
8 Valmiera Glass ViA (R) 28 8
Source: Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Lithuania

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Stumbras 6 13
2 Žalgiris 6 13
3 Sūduva 6 12
4 Kauno Žalgiris 6 12
5 Riteriai 6 8
6 Atlantas 6 6
7 Palanga 6 4
8 Panevėžys 6 1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway

Luxembourg

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 F91 Dudelange 20 43
2 Fola Esch 20 39
3 Jeunesse Esch 20 37
4 Progrès Niederkorn 20 34
5 UNA Strassen 20 33
6 Differdange 03 20 33
7 Racing FC 20 30
8 Union Titus Pétange 20 30
9 Mondorf-les-Bains 20 24
10 Victoria Rosport 20 24
11 Etzella Ettelbruck 20 21
12 Hostert 20 18
13 RM Hamm Benfica 20 15
14 Rumelange 20 12
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

North Macedonia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Macedonian First League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Shkëndija 28 63
2 Vardar 28 51
3 Akademija Pandev 27 47
4 Rabotnichki 28 39
5 Renova 28 36
6 Shkupi 28 36
7 Makedonija GP 28 35
8 Sileks 28 28
9 Belasica 28 24
10 Pobeda 27 20
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: MacedonianFootball.com

Malta

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Valletta 24 54
2 Hibernians 24 52
3 Gżira United 24 49
4 Ħamrun Spartans 24 42
5 Sliema Wanderers 24 42
6 Balzan 24 40
7 Birkirkara 24 39
8 Floriana 24 29
9 Mosta 24 27
10 Tarxien Rainbows 24 26
11 Senglea Athletic 24 23
12 St. Andrews 24 18
13 Qormi 24 16
14 Pietà Hotspurs 24 13
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: Malta Football Association

Moldova

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Location of teams in 2018 Moldovan National Division


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 28 63
2 Milsami Orhei 28 45
3 Petrocub-Hîncești 28 45
4 Speranța Nisporeni 28 38
5 Zimbru Chișinău 28 36
6 Dinamo-Auto 28 28
7 Sfântul Gheorghe 28 26
8 Zaria Bălți (R) 28 22
Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Montenegro

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of the 2018–19 Montenegrin First League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sutjeska 29 60
2 Budućnost 29 55
3 Zeta 29 48
4 OFK Titograd 29 45
5 Grbalj 29 40
6 Petrovac 29 38
7 Iskra 29 37
8 Rudar 29 31
9 Lovćen 29 21
10 Mornar 29 12
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

Netherlands

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ajax 30 74
2 PSV Eindhoven 30 74
3 Feyenoord 30 56
4 AZ 30 52
5 Utrecht 30 47
6 Heracles Almelo 30 45
7 Vitesse 30 44
8 Willem II 30 43
9 Groningen 30 42
10 Heerenveen 30 37
11 ADO Den Haag 30 36
12 PEC Zwolle 30 35
13 VVV-Venlo 30 34
14 Fortuna Sittard 30 31
15 Emmen 30 29
16 De Graafschap 30 26
17 Excelsior 30 26
18 NAC Breda 30 22
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: eredivisie.nl

Northern Ireland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of the Belfast-based teams in the 2018–19 NIFL Premiership
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Linfield (C) 35 81
2 Ballymena United (X) 35 69
3 Crusaders (X) 35 65
4 Glenavon (X) 35 64
5 Cliftonville (Q) 35 58
6 Coleraine (Q) 35 52
7 Glentoran 35 42
8 Institute 35 41
9 Dungannon Swifts 35 39
10 Warrenpoint Town 35 34
11 Newry City 35 23
12 Ards 35 20
Updated to match(es) played on 13 April 2019. Source: NIFL Premiership, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (X) Assured of at least a Europa League play-off place, but may still qualify for the Europa League directly.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last five matches.
  • Derry City, a club from Northern Ireland, has competed in the Republic of Ireland's football league system, the League of Ireland, since 1985.

Norway

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Rosenborg (C) 30 64
2 Molde 30 59
3 Brann 30 58
4 Haugesund 30 53
5 Kristiansund 30 46
6 Vålerenga 30 42
7 Ranheim 30 42
8 Sarpsborg 08 30 41
9 Odd 30 40
10 Tromsø 30 36
11 Bodø/Glimt 30 32
12 Lillestrøm 30 32
13 Strømsgodset 30 31
14 Stabæk (O) 30 29
15 Start (R) 30 29
16 Sandefjord (R) 30 23
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Poland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Regular Season

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lechia Gdańsk 30 60
2 Legia Warsaw 30 60
3 Piast Gliwice 30 53
4 Cracovia 30 48
5 Zagłębie Lubin 30 47
6 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 47
7 Pogoń Szczecin 30 43
8 Lech Poznań 30 43
9 Wisła Kraków 30 42
10 Korona Kielce 30 40
11 Miedź Legnica 30 32
12 Górnik Zabrze 30 31
13 Śląsk Wrocław 30 31
14 Wisła Płock 30 30
15 Arka Gdynia 30 29
16 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 30 24
Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut

Championship Round

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lechia Gdańsk 30 60
2 Legia Warsaw 30 60
3 Piast Gliwice 30 53
4 Cracovia 30 48
5 Zagłębie Lubin 30 47
6 Jagiellonia Białystok 30 47
7 Pogoń Szczecin 30 43
8 Lech Poznań 30 43
Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut

Portugal

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Azores)


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Benfica (X) 29 72
2 Porto (X) 29 72
3 Sporting CP 29 64
4 Braga 29 61
5 Moreirense 29 49
6 Vitória de Guimarães 29 45
7 Belenenses SAD 29 40
8 Santa Clara 29 37
9 Rio Ave 29 35
10 Marítimo 29 33
11 Portimonense 29 32
12 Boavista 29 32
13 Vitória de Setúbal 29 31
14 Desportivo das Aves 29 30
15 Tondela 29 28
16 Nacional 29 27
17 Chaves 29 25
18 Feirense 29 15
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Liga Portugal
(X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Republic of Ireland

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of Dublin Premier Division teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dundalk (C) 36 87
2 Cork City 36 77
3 Shamrock Rovers 36 62
4 Waterford 36 59
5 St Patrick's Athletic 36 50
6 Bohemians 36 48
7 Sligo Rovers 36 42
8 Derry City 36 42
9 Limerick (R) 36 27
10 Bray Wanderers (R) 36 18
Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Romania

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 CFR Cluj 26 54
2 FCSB 26 49
3 Universitatea Craiova 26 45
4 Astra Giurgiu 26 42
5 Viitorul Constanța 26 38
6 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 26 37
7 Botoșani 26 36
8 Politehnica Iași 26 34
9 Dinamo București 26 32
10 Hermannstadt 26 32
11 Gaz Metan Mediaș 26 31
12 Dunărea Călărași 26 24
13 Voluntari 26 21
14 Concordia Chiajna 26 18
Source: LPF (in Romanian), Soccerway

Russia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of teams in 2018–19 Russian Premier League
Map of Russia with the teams of the 2018–19 Premier League
Moscow
Moscow
Locations of teams in 2018–19 Russian Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Zenit Saint Petersburg 23 48
2 Lokomotiv Moscow 23 42
3 Krasnodar 23 42
4 CSKA Moscow 23 40
5 Spartak Moscow 23 36
6 Rostov 23 35
7 Orenburg 23 32
8 Arsenal Tula 23 32
9 Rubin Kazan 23 30
10 Akhmat Grozny 23 30
11 Krylia Sovetov Samara 23 27
12 Ural Yekaterinburg 23 27
13 Dynamo Moscow 23 25
14 Ufa 23 21
15 Anzhi Makhachkala 23 19
16 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 23 13
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Russian Premier League, Soccerway

San Marino

This is a complete list of football clubs in San Marino (as San Marino has only one level domestic amateur league), apart from San Marino Calcio, the only professional Sammarinese club, which as of 2016–17 competes in Serie D, the fourth level of the Italian football league system.

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:[91]

Because there is no promotion or relegation in the league, the same 15 teams competed in the league.

2018–19 Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio team distribution

Scotland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Celtic (X) 33 77
2 Rangers 33 66
3 Kilmarnock 33 58
4 Aberdeen 33 58
5 Hibernian 33 52
6 Heart of Midlothian 33 50
7 St Johnstone 33 44
8 Motherwell 33 43
9 Livingston 33 42
10 Hamilton Academical 33 25
11 St Mirren 33 21
12 Dundee 33 18
Updated to match(es) played on 7 April 2019. Source: Soccerway BBC
(X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).

Serbia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Locations of the 2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Star Belgrade 30 84
2 Radnički Niš 30 75
3 Partizan 30 54
4 Čukarički 30 54
5 Mladost Lučani 30 46
6 Napredak Kruševac 30 41
7 Vojvodina 30 39
8 Proleter Novi Sad 30 38
9 Spartak Subotica 30 38
10 Radnik Surdulica 30 38
11 Voždovac 30 37
12 Mačva Šabac 30 32
13 Bačka Bačka Palanka 30 25
14 Rad 30 21
15 Dinamo Vranje 30 20
16 Zemun 30 18
Source: SuperLiga (in Serbian), Soccerway

Slovakia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in 2018–19 Slovak First Football League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slovan Bratislava 22 58
2 Žilina 22 44
3 DAC Dunajská Streda 22 44
4 Ružomberok 22 36
5 Zemplín Michalovce 22 32
6 Sereď 22 31
7 Nitra 22 26
8 Spartak Trnava 22 25
9 Trenčín 22 22
10 Železiarne Podbrezová 22 21
11 Senica 22 15
12 Zlaté Moravce 22 14
Source: Soccerway

Slovenia

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of teams in the 2018–19 Slovenian PrvaLiga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maribor 27 63
2 Olimpija Ljubljana 27 51
3 Domžale 27 40
4 Mura 27 39
5 Aluminij 27 37
6 Celje 27 37
7 Rudar Velenje 27 29
8 Triglav Kranj 27 28
9 Gorica 27 26
10 Krško 27 20
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: PrvaLiga (in Slovene), Soccerway, UEFA.com

Spain

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of Madrid teams in 2018–19 La Liga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Barcelona (Q) 32 74
2 Atlético Madrid 32 65
3 Real Madrid 32 61
4 Sevilla 32 52
5 Getafe 32 51
6 Valencia 32 49
7 Athletic Bilbao 32 46
8 Alavés 32 45
9 Real Betis 32 43
10 Real Sociedad 32 41
11 Leganés 32 41
12 Espanyol 32 41
13 Eibar 32 40
14 Girona 32 34
15 Villarreal 32 33
16 Levante 32 33
17 Celta Vigo 32 32
18 Valladolid 32 31
19 Rayo Vallecano 32 27
20 Huesca 32 25
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Sweden

A Swedish championship was first organised in 1896, and the champions were decided by a knockout cup format until 1925, when Allsvenskan was formed.[96] Sweden was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[97] As of the most recently completed 2017 season, Malmö FF have won the most national titles with 20, followed by IFK Göteborg with 18 and IFK Norrköping with 13. Malmö also have the most league titles, with 23 to 13 for both IFK Götebörg and IFK Norrköping. Since 2008,[98] Allsvenskan has featured 16 teams. They each play one another home and away, for a total of 30 games. The bottom two teams are relegated to the Superettan (The Super One), and the 14th-placed Allsvenskan team enters into a relegation playoff with the 3rd-placed Superettan team to decide which will play in Allsvenskan for the following season.[99]

Clubs and locations as of 2018 season:

Location of teams in 2018 Allsvenskan


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 AIK (C) 30 67
2 IFK Norrköping 30 65
3 Malmö FF 30 58
4 Hammarby IF 30 58
5 BK Häcken 30 53
6 Östersunds FK 30 49
7 Djurgårdens IF 30 48
8 GIF Sundsvall 30 44
9 Örebro SK 30 35
10 Kalmar FF 30 34
11 IFK Göteborg 30 31
12 IF Elfsborg 30 30
13 IK Sirius 30 30
14 IF Brommapojkarna (R) 30 26
15 Dalkurd FF (R) 30 24
16 Trelleborgs FF (R) 30 15
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Switzerland

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Location of the 2018–19 Swiss Super League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Young Boys (C) 29 78
2 Basel 29 53
3 Thun 29 39
4 Sion 29 37
5 St. Gallen 29 36
6 Lugano 29 34
7 Zürich 29 34
8 Luzern 29 34
9 Xamax 29 29
10 Grasshopper 29 22
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Swiss Super League
(C) Champion.

Turkey

Turkish football operated on a regional basis until the 1950s. A national knockout tournament took place in 1957 and 1958, to decide European qualification. The Turkish Football Federation retrospectively recognised these tournaments as deciding the Turkish champions; both competitions were won by Beşiktaş J.K.[101] A national league was formed in 1959, and has been held annually from then onwards.[101] Since the formation of a national league, the most successful teams are Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, with 20 and 19 league titles respectively as of the most recently completed 2016–17 season. Currently, 18 teams compete in the Süper Lig. Each team plays the other teams home and away, with the bottom three teams relegated to the TFF First League for the following season.[102]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Istanbul Süper Lig football clubs


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 İstanbul Başakşehir 28 61
2 Galatasaray 28 56
3 Beşiktaş 28 53
4 Trabzonspor 28 49
5 Yeni Malatyaspor 28 38
6 Alanyaspor 28 38
7 Antalyaspor 28 38
8 Çaykur Rizespor 28 37
9 Kasımpaşa 28 37
10 Konyaspor 28 36
11 Kayserispor 28 36
12 Sivasspor 28 35
13 Ankaragücü 28 35
14 Fenerbahçe 28 33
15 Bursaspor 28 28
16 Göztepe 28 27
17 BB Erzurumspor 28 25
18 Akhisar Belediyespor 28 24
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: Süper Lig, Soccerway

Ukraine

As a member of the Soviet Union, Ukraine's league operated as a feeder to the national Soviet leagues, meaning that until 1992 the strongest Ukrainian teams did not take part.[105] The Football Federation of Ukraine was formed shortly after the country achieved independence in 1991, and gained UEFA membership the following year.[106] Since the formation of a national league, FC Dynamo Kyiv have won 15 titles, FC Shakhtar Donetsk nine, and SC Tavriya Simferopol one, as of the most recently completed 2015–16 season.[105]

Through the 2013–14 season, 16 teams participated in the Premier League. However, during that season's winter break, the Euromaidan protests began, soon followed by Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the still-ongoing war in the country's east. These developments led to the league dropping to 14 teams in 2014–15 and 12 in 2016–17.

Beginning with the 2016–17 season, the league season is divided into two stages. In the first stage, the teams play one another home and away, after which the league splits into two groups, each playing a home-and-away schedule within the group and with table points carrying over intact. The top six teams play to determine the league champion and European qualifying spots, while the bottom six teams play to avoid relegation, with the bottom two at the end of the second stage dropping to the Ukrainian First League.[107][108]

Clubs and locations as of 2018–19 season:

Home venues of teams in the 2018–19 Ukrainian Premier League.
Teams in italics are from a conflict zone of the War in Donbass and are playing their home games in different cities.


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Shakhtar Donetsk 22 57
2 Dynamo Kyiv 22 50
3 FC Oleksandriya 22 41
4 Zorya Luhansk 22 32
5 FC Lviv 22 30
6 FC Mariupol 22 30
7 Vorskla Poltava 22 29
8 Desna Chernihiv 22 28