Polish football league system

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The Polish football league system is a series of leagues for club football in Poland.

The men's system

The Ekstraklasa lies at the top of the Polish football system, followed by I liga, II liga and III liga. From 5th tier there is regional level.

Level

League(s)/Division(s)[1]

1

Ekstraklasa
16 clubs
↓ 2 teams

2

I liga
18 clubs
↑ 2 teams
↓ 3 teams

3

II liga
18 clubs
↑ 3 teams
↓ 4 teams

4

III liga
Group I (North-East)
18 clubs
↑ 1 team
↓ 3-7 teams

III liga
Group II (North-West)
18 clubs
↑ 1 team
↓ 3-7 teams

III liga
Group III (South-West)
18 clubs
↑ 1 team
↓ 3-7 teams

III liga
Group IV (South-East)
18 clubs
↑ 1 team
↓ 3-7 teams

5 IV liga (Regional, Voivodeship league) — 20 parallel divisions[2]

15-20 clubs (total: 336 clubs)
↑ 16 teams

6 Klasa okręgowa (District division) — 55 parallel divisions

14 up to 18 clubs

7 Klasa A (A-Class, Local division) — 127 parallel divisions

14 clubs

8 Klasa B (B-Class, Local division) — 187 parallel divisions

In most of the regions it is the last league level.
Up to 14 clubs.

9 Klasa C (C-Class, Local division) — 28 parallel divisions

Not in all regions.
Number of clubs vary.

The women's system

Level

League(s)/Division(s)[3]

1

Ekstraliga Kobiet
12 clubs
↓ 2 teams

2

I liga (Group South)
12 clubs
↑ 1 team

I liga (Group North)
12 clubs
↑ 1 team

3

II liga (Group Lesser Poland)
12 clubs

II liga (Group Masovian)
12 clubs

II liga (Group Silesian)
12 clubs

II liga (Group Greater Poland)
12 clubs

4

III liga (Regional)

16 provincial leagues

5

IV liga (Regional)

1 league in Mazovia

References

  • Official PZPN website
  1. ^ http://www.90minut.pl/archsezon.php?id_sezon=93
  2. ^ http://www.90minut.pl/ligireg.php?id_sezon=93"
  3. ^ http://www.90minut.pl/kobiety.php?id_sezon=93


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