Turkish football league system

The Turkish football system is divided into the following leagues.

Men

Süper Lig

Süper Lig is the highest level in the Turkish football league system and is operated by the TFF.

Other professional divisions

TFF 1. Lig, is the second highest level in the Turkish football league system and is also operated by the TFF.

The TFF 2. Lig is the third highest level in the Turkish football league system and is operated by the TFF.

The TFF 3. Lig is the fourth highest level in the Turkish football league system and is operated by the TFF.

Lower divisions

Starting at Level 5.

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

Professional Leagues
1 Süper Lig
18 clubs

3 Relegations

2 TFF 1. Lig
18 clubs

3 Promotions, 3 Relegations

3 TFF 2. Lig
White Group
18 clubs

1-2 Promotions, 3 Relegations

TFF 2. Lig
Red Group
18 clubs

1-2 Promotions, 3 Relegations

4 TFF 3. Lig
Group 1
17 clubs

2 Promotions, 2 Relegations

TFF 3. Lig
Group 2
18 clubs

2 Promotions, 3 Relegations

TFF 3. Lig
Group 3
18 clubs

2 Promotions, 3 Relegations

Non-Professional Leagues
5 Regional Amateur League
Regional

9 Promotions, 22 Relegations

6 Turkish Amateur Football Leagues
Local
7 Amateur 1 Division
Local
8 Amateur Second Division
Local

Promotion and relegation can occur through every league. This means a club in the Turkish Regional Amateur League may be promoted to the top flight Süper Lig. There are two stages to being promoted to the Turkish Third League. First, provinces who do not have professional clubs send a club or clubs to play. These provinces are:

The two clubs who finished first and second gain promotion. In the second stage, the rest of the amateur clubs join in and play against each other. These provinces are:

The club who finishes first gains promotion to the Turkish TFF Third League.[1]

See also

References



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