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Country Leagues Former Leagues
 Albania Albanian Superliga[1]
Albanian First Division[1]
 Algeria Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1[2]
Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2[2]
 Argentina Argentine Primera División (1931-)[3]
Primera B Nacional[4]
Primera B Metropolitana[5]
 Australia A-League[6]
 Austria Austrian Football Bundesliga,[7]
Austrian Football Second League[7]
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Premier League (from ~2013)[8][9]
 Belarus Belarusian Premier League,[10]
 Belgium Belgian First Division A (also know as Belgian Pro League) (from ~1960),[11]
Belgian First Division B (2016-)[12]
 Bolivia Bolivian Primera División[13]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016-)[14][15]
 Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[16]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[17]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[18]
Campeonato Paulista[19]
Campeonato Mineiro[20]
Campeonato Carioca[21]
Campeonato Gaúcho[22]
Campeonato Paraibano[23]
Campeonato Pernambucano[24][25]
Campeonato Paranaense[26][27]
 Bulgaria First Professional Football League[28]
 Canada Canadian Premier League[29][30]
Major League Soccer[31][32]
USL Championship (formerly United Soccer League, USL Pro)[33]
USL League One[34][35][36][37]
North American Soccer League (2011–2017)[38]
 Chile Chilean Primera División[39]
 China PR Chinese Super League,[40][41]
China League One
China League Two (2004-2010, 2014–)[42]
 Colombia Categoría Primera A[43]
 Costa Rica Liga FPD[44]
 Croatia Croatian First Football League[45]
 Cyprus Cypriot First Division[46]
 Czech Republic Czech First League[47][48]
Czech National Football League[48][49][50][51]
 Denmark Danish Superliga[52][53]
 Dominican Republic Liga Dominicana de Fútbol[54]
 Ecuador Ecuadorian Serie A[55][56]
 Egypt Egyptian Premier League[57] (1990-)[58]
 England Premier League[59]
EFL Championship,[59][60][61]
EFL League One,[59][60][61]
EFL League Two[59][60][61][62]
 Finland Veikkausliiga[63][64]
 France Ligue 1[65]
Ligue 2 (1993-)[65]
 Germany Bundesliga[66]
2. Bundesliga[66]
3. Liga[67][68][69]
 Ghana Ghana Premier League[70]
 Greece Super League Greece[71][72]
Super League Greece 2[71][73]
Football League (-2019),[71][73]
Gamma Ethniki (formerly Football League 2, 1983-2013)[73][74]
 Honduras Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras[75][76][77]
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Premier League,[41] Hong Kong First Division League (-2014)[41]
 Hungary Nemzeti Bajnokság I[78]
 India Indian Super League,[79]
I-League[80]
 Indonesia Liga 1[81][41]
 Iran Persian Gulf Pro League (formerly Iran Pro League)[82][41]
 Israel Israeli Premier League,[83] Liga Leumit (-2009)[83]
 Italy Serie A[84]
Serie B,[84]
Serie C[84]
 Japan J1 League[85][41]
J2 League,[85]
J3 League[86][87][88][89][90][91]
 Jordan Jordanian Pro League[41]
 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Premier League[92]
 Malaysia Malaysia Super League[41]
 Mexico Liga MX,[16] Ascenso MX (-2020) [93]
 Moldova Moldovan National Division[94][95]
 Morocco Botola (2011–)[96][97]
 Myanmar Myanmar National League[98][99]
 Netherlands Eredivisie (1980-)[100][101]
Eerste Divisie[100]
 New Zealand A-League[6]
 Nigeria Nigerian Professional Football League (formerly Nigerian Premier League)[102]
 Norway Eliteserien (formerly Tippeligaen, 2001-)[53]
 Paraguay Paraguayan Primera División[103]
Paraguayan División Intermedia[103]
 Peru Peruvian Primera División[104]
Peruvian Segunda División[105]
 Philippines Philippine Premier League (2019)[106]
Philippines Football League [107][108][109][110][111]
 Poland Ekstraklasa[112]
I liga[113][114][115][116][117][118]
 Portugal Primeira Liga[119]
LigaPro[119]
 Qatar Qatar Stars League[120]
 Romania Liga I[78][121]
 Russia Russian Premier League[122][123]
Russian Football National League[124]
 Saudi Arabia Saudi Professional League (2007-)[125][126]
 Scotland Scottish Premiership[127] Scottish Championship[128][129][130][131][132][133][134][135][136] (-2020)[137][138][139]
 Serbia Serbian SuperLiga[140][141][142]
Serbian First League (2016-)[143]
 Singapore Singapore Premier League (formerly S.League)[144][145][41]
 Slovakia Slovak Super Liga (2009-)[146][147]
 Slovenia Slovenian PrvaLiga[148][149][150]
 South Africa South African Premier Division (also known as Premier Soccer League, 1996–)[151]
National First Division[152][153]
 South Korea K League 1[154]
K League 2[154][155]
 Spain La Liga[156]
Segunda División[156]
 Sweden Allsvenskan[157][53]
  Switzerland Swiss Super League[158]
 Syria Syrian Premier League (2003–2011)[159]
 Thailand Thai League 1[160][41]
 Tunisia Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1[161]
 Turkey Süper Lig[162]
 Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League[16]
Ukrainian First League,[163]
Ukrainian Second League[163]
 United Arab Emirates UAE Pro-League[164]
 United States Major League Soccer[31]
USL Championship (formerly United Soccer League, USL Pro)[33]
USL League One[34][35][36][37]
USSF Division 2 Professional League[165]
USL First Division[33]
North American Soccer League (1968–84)[166]
North American Soccer League (2011–2017)[38]
American Soccer League (1921–33)[167]
American Soccer League (1988–89),[168]
Eastern Professional Soccer League (1928–29)[169]
United Soccer League (1984–85)[170]
National Professional Soccer League (1967),[171]
United Soccer Association,[171]
American Professional Soccer League,[172]
A-League (1995–2004),[173] 1995 USISL Professional League,[173]
1996 USISL Professional League,[174]
1996 USISL Select League[174]
 Uruguay Uruguayan Primera División[175]
Uruguayan Segunda División[175]
 Venezuela Venezuelan Primera División[176][177]
Venezuelan Segunda División[177]
 Vietnam V.League 1 (2015-)[178][179]

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