Pune Football League

The TRNA INDIA Pune Football League is organised by Pune District Football Association (https://soccertrac.com/organization_controller/view_organization_profile/40#) and is a ladder-based competition involving a total of four divisions and 100+ teams.

TRNA INDIA Pune Football League
CountryIndia
Divisions4
Number of teams100+
Level on pyramid4
Current championsGenesis FC (3 times winner)
2018 Pune Football League

The PFL features teams from all over the city from Pimpri-Chincwad all the way up to Hadapsar. Teams at the top level i.e. – PFL Super and First Divisions have a professional / semi-professional setup and usually practice thrice a week on average and the players are on a previously agreed monthly stipend.

Instead of a monthly stipend, players in the lower divisions are given match fees per game which usually range between 50-300 rupees per game depending on the result - apart from conveyance allowances. (Certain low-budget teams do not provide any monetary benefit.)

These teams usually conduct practices one a week on an average.

Apart from a coach and team manager, most teams do not have any support staff like physios or nutritionists. While the manager handles all the financial matters of the club, everything else is handled by the team coach.

Trials are conducted by all clubs in the pre-season phase after which the final team of twenty two players is registered with the Mumbai District Football Association. No player can play for two teams in the same calendar year.

While the initial round-robin phase generally lasts for a period of three months, the top teams continue their campaign in another month-long post-season phase to determine the champions and the promoted teams.

League Structure

Super Division

The Super Division is the top most division in PFL organised by Pune District Football Association.

Super Division Format

All the teams will play each other in an all-play-all format The top 6 teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round . The team standing first and second after the completion of the round-robin playoff league shall be declared the winner and runner-up and will be promoted to the MAHA League (Season 2018-19). The bottom 2 Teams after the completion of the preliminary league will be demoted to the Division One (Season 2019-20).

Participating Teams

AIYFA Sky Hawks ABombay Engineering Group
CMS Falcons ADeccan XI "A"
Diego Juniors FCAFatima XI A
Greenbox Chetak FC AIndrayani Sports Club A
Mischief Makers FCParshuramians SC A
Phoenix SC ASangam Young Boys A
Shivajians FC - BThundercatz A

Division One

The brand new Division One structure decided by the Pune District Football Association (PDFA)

Division One Format

  1. All the teams in the division will be divided into two or more groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games.
  2. The top two teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs.
  3. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round.
  4. The team standing first and second after the completion of the round-robin playoff league shall be declared the winner and runner-up and will be promoted to the Super Division (Season 2018-19).
  5. The teams in last place in each group after the completion of the preliminary league will be demoted to the Division Two (Season 2019-20).

Participating Teams

Aryans Sports AAssociation Poona SocialCity ClubCity Police - PuneCommandos FC A
Deccan XI FC BDeccan XI FC DGhorpadi Young Ones XIGiantz FC AGunners Football Club
JOLLY RANGEHILLS FCKP XIPIFARangehills MilanRoopali SC A
Sangvi Football Club ATIGER COMBINEUNITED POONA SPORTS ACADEMY AUtkarsh Krida Manch AVOBA

Division Two

The Pune District Football Association (PDFA) announced the Division Two, to be contested by Twenty Teams like last year.

Division Two Format

  1. All the teams in the division will be divided into three groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games.
  2. The top two teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs.
  3. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round.
  4. The post season playoffs will include a league phase followed by a single-leg knock out format to decide who will contest the Division Two Final.
  5. All eight quarter-finalists will be promoted to the Division One (Season 2019-20).

Participating Teams

AIYFA Sky Hawks BAshoka FCBlue Stag Sports AcademyCentral Railways - PuneCMS Falcons BDeccan XI FC CDynamites SC
FC BECKDINHO A (FCB-A)FC JosephFC ShivneriFIN IQ GOG FCCGhorpadi Tamil UnitedGOLFA
Greenbox Chetak FC BKhadki Blues AKIRKEENS FCNDA YSCNEW INDIA SOCCER CLUBParshuramians SC B
PCH LIONSRahul FARam Sporting ARANGEHILLS YOUNG BOYSReal Pune UnitedSangam Young Boys C
Strikers FC ASUKHAI FCSwaraj FCUnique Wanowrie FCValley Hunters FCWanwadi Sports Club

Division Three

The decision to revamp the structure of the Pune Football League by the Pune District Football Association (PDFA) brings one of the biggest divisions – to form the new PFL Division Three. This Year -51 Teams will participate in This Third Division

Division Three Format

  1. All the teams in the division will be divided into eight or more groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games.
  2. The top two/three teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs.
  3. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round .
  4. The post season playoffs will include a league phase followed by a single-leg knock out format to decide who will contest the Division Three Final .
  5. All eight quarter-finalists will be promoted to the Division Two (Season 2019-20).

Participating Teams

Bhor FCINFANTS FCAkhil Bhusari ColonyFriends XIUtkarsh Krida Manch BMathew FAIndrayani Sports Club B
DMR FCInvedors FCThundercatz BBlack Hawks FCPredators FCGolden Feather FCBharati FC
Giantz FC BBopodi Soccer ClubCommandos FC BUNITED POONA SPORTS ACADEMY BKMP XIPhoenix SC B
Eagle FCNav Maharashtra SCAssociation Poona Social - BMominpura FCAryans Sports BShivajians FC - C
JUNNER TALUKA FOOTBALL CLUBSunny DaysAFA SamfordNAAZ FAKNIGHTS XISai Football Academy(SAI SPORTS)
National Youth FAYoddha FCPuneri WarriorsSaswad Football ClubCMS Falcons CGalactik Warriors Football Club
Poona Social Sports ClubDiego Juniors FCA U-21Snigmay FCBETA A-teamVOBA BTelecom Sport.ClubHighlanders FC
Noisy BoysLegends United Football Club IndiaDaksh Football AcademySangvi Football Club BGalaxy United Football ClubP. C. H. LIONS B
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