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English Football Pyramid System

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Detailed chart showing the set-up of the first eleven levels of the English Football Pyramid System of Leagues for Professional, Semi-Professional and Amateur football from the Premier League to 11th Division of English Football. The Pyramid is in the order of the English football league system from Tier 1 Premier League to the English Football Tier 11 – 46 different leagues. The English Football League System has no automatic promotion & relegation below the eighth level.
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1st Level

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Premier League

20 clubs, 3 relegations
2nd Level

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EFL Championship

“The League”

24 clubs, 3 promotions, 3 relegations

3rd Level

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EFL League One

24 clubs, 3 promotions, 4 relegations
4th Level

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EFL League Two

24 clubs, 4 promotions, 2 relegations
5th Level

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“Non-League Football”

National League

5th Level and Lower

23 clubs, 2 promotions, 3 relegations

6th Level

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6th Level

National League North

National League South

22 clubs, 2 p, 2 r

21 clubs, 2 p, 1 r

7th Level7th Level7th Level7th Level

Northern Premier League

Southern League

Southern League

Isthmian League

Premier DivisionCentral DivisionSouth DivisionPremier Division

22 clubs, 2 p, 4 r

21 clubs, 2 p, 3 r

22 clubs, 2 p, 4 r

22 clubs, 2 p, 4 r

8th Level8th Level8th Level8th Level8th Level8th Level8th Level8th Level

Northern PL

Northern PL

Northern PL

Southern League

Southern League

Isthmian League

Isthmian League

Isthmian League

Division One North EastDivision One MidlandsDivision One WestDivision One CentralDivision One South Division One South CentralDivision One NorthDivision One South East
19 Clubs20 Clubs20 Clubs20 Clubs19 Clubs19 Clubs20 Clubs20 Clubs
2 p, 1-3 r2 p, 2-4 r2 p, 2-4 r2 p, 2-4 r2 p, 1-3 r2 p, 1-3 r2 p, 2-4 r2 p, 2-4 r

9th Level
Combined Counties League Premier Division North – 18 clubs — 1–2p, 2rNorthern League Division One – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2r
Combined Counties League Premier Division South – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2rSouthern Combination League Premier Division – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2r
Eastern Counties League Premier Division – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2rSouthern Counties East League Premier Division – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2r
Essex Senior League – 21 clubs — 1–2p, 2rSpartan South Midlands League Premier Division – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2r
Hellenic League Premier Division – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2rUnited Counties League Premier Division North – 18 clubs — 1–2p, 2r
Midland League Premier Division – 19 clubs — 1–2p, 2rUnited Counties League Premier Division South – 21 clubs – 1-2p, 2r
North West Counties League Premier Division – 21 clubs — 1–2p, 2rWessex League Premier Division – 21 clubs – 1–2p, 2r
Northern Counties East League Premier Division – 20 clubs — 1–2p, 2rWestern League Premier Division – 19 clubs — 1–2p, 2r
10th Level
Combined Counties League Division One – 21 clubs – 2p, 0–3rNorthern League Division Two – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
Eastern Counties League Division One North – 16 clubs – 2p, 0–3rSouth West Peninsula League Premier Division East – 20 clubs – 1p, 0–3r
Eastern Counties League Division One South – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3rSouth West Peninsula League Premier Division West – 20 clubs – 1p, 0–3r
Hellenic League Division One – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3rSouthern Combination League Division One – 18 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
Midland League Division One – 19 clubs – 2p, 0–3rSouthern Counties East League Division One – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
North West Counties League Division One North – 19 clubs – 2p, 0–3rSpartan South Midlands League Division One – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
North West Counties League Division One South – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3rUnited Counties League Division One – 23 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
Northern Counties East League Division One – 21 clubs – 2p, 0–3rWessex League Division One – 20 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
Western League Division One – 21 clubs – 2p, 0–3r
11th Level
Anglian Combination Premier Division – 16 clubsNorth Riding League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Bedfordshire County League Premier Division – 16 clubsNorthamptonshire Combination League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Cambridgeshire County League Premier Division – 16 clubsNorthern Alliance Premier Division – 16 clubs
Central Midlands League Premier Division North – 14 clubsNottinghamshire Senior League Senior Division – 18 clubs
Central Midlands League Premier Division South – 14 clubsOxfordshire Senior League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Cheshire League Premier Division – 16 clubsPeterborough & District League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Devon Football League North & East Division – 16 clubsSheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Division – 15 clubs
Devon Football League South & West Division – 16 clubsShropshire County Football League – 14 clubs
Dorset Premier League – 16 clubsSomerset County League Premier Division – 18 clubs
Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division – 16 clubsSouthern Combination League Division Two – 16 clubs
Essex Alliance League Senior Division – 14 clubsSpartan South Midlands League Division Two – 16 clubs
Essex Olympian League Premier Division – 16 clubsSt Piran League East Division – 16 clubs
Gloucestershire County League – 16 clubsSt Piran League West Division – 16 clubs
Hampshire Premier League Senior Division – 16 clubsStaffordshire County Senior League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division – 15 clubsSuffolk & Ipswich League Senior Division – 16 clubs
Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division – 16 clubsSurrey Elite Intermediate League – 16 clubs
Humber Premier League Premier Division – 16 clubsThames Valley Premier League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Kent County League Premier Division – 16 clubsWearside League Division One – 16 clubs
Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division – 16 clubsWest Cheshire League Division One – 16 clubs
Lincolnshire League – 14 clubsWest Lancashire League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Liverpool Premier League Premier Division – 16 clubsWest Midlands (Regional) League Division One – 16 clubs
Manchester League Premier Division – 16 clubsWest Yorkshire League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Mid-Sussex League Premier Division – 14 clubsWiltshire Senior League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Middlesex County League Premier Division – 17 clubsYork League Premier Division – 16 clubs
Midland League Division Two – 16 clubsYorkshire Amateur League Supreme Division – 15 clubs

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