Struttura piramidale delle leghe calcistiche inglesi

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Il sistema calcistico inglese è organizzato in una serie di leghe interconnesse fra loro che formano la cosiddetta struttura piramidale.

Il sistema è formato da oltre 140 leghe e 480 divisioni, organizzate in maniera tale che mediante le promozioni e le retrocessioni da una lega all'altra anche il più piccolo club possa raggiungere la massima serie.[1] Il numero esatto di club varia di anno in anno (nella stagione 2010-2011 vi sono stati 6958 club iscritti), ma stimando una media di 15 squadre per divisione si ottiene un numero di circa 7000 club iscritti.

Nella tabella sottostante è riportata l'attuale struttura del sistema calcistico inglese. Per ogni divisione vengono riportati il nome ufficiale, il nome dello sponsor (che può variare di anno in anno) e il numero di squadre che partecipano al campionato.

Dal primo all'ottavo livello la vincente del campionato viene promossa direttamente al campionato di livello superiore, mentre le squadre retrocesse compiono il percorso opposto. Al di sotto dell'ottavo livello le promozioni e le retrocessioni sono regolate dai regolamenti di ciascuna lega.

Le leghe dal quinto all'undicesimo livello formano il National League System (NLS), e sono sotto la giurisdizione della The Football Association. Il livello più alto della NLS (5°) è chiamato anche "Step 1" da parte della FA, il sesto livello "step 2", e così via.

Livello

Lega/Divisione

1

Premier League
(Barclays Premier League)
20 club

2

Football League Championship
(Coca-Cola Football League Championship)
24 club

3

Football League One
(Coca-Cola Football League 1)
24 club

4

Football League Two
(Coca-Cola Football League 2)
24 club

5

Conference National
(Blue Square Premier)
24 club

6

Conference North
(Blue Square North)
22 club

Conference South
(Blue Square South)
22 club

7

Northern Premier League Premier Division
(UniBond League Premier Division)
22 club

Southern Football League Premier Division
(British Gas Business Football League Premier Division)
22 club

Isthmian League Premier Division
(Ryman Football League Premier Division)
22 club

8

Northern Premier League Division One North
(UniBond League Division One North)
23 club

Northern Premier League Division One South
(UniBond League Division One South)
22 club

Southern Football League Division One Midlands
(British Gas Business Football League Division One Midlands)
22 club

Southern Football League Division One South & West
(British Gas Business Football League Division One South & West)
22 club

Isthmian League Division One North
(Ryman Football League Division One North)
22 club

Isthmian League Division One South
(Ryman Football League Division One South)
22 club

9

North West Counties Football League Premier Division 22 club
Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division 20 club
Northern League Division One (Arngrove Northern League Division One) 22 club
Western League Premier Division (Toolstation League Premier Division) 21 club
Wessex League Premier Division (Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division) 22 club
Sussex County League Division One 20 club
Hellenic Football League Premier Division (FTB Futbol Hellenic League Premier Division) 22 club
Midland Football Alliance (Aspire Midland Football Alliance) 23 club
United Counties Football League Premier Division (Eagle Bitter United Counties League Premier Division) 21 club
Eastern Counties Football League Premier Division (Ridgeons Football League Premier Division) 22 club
Kent League Premier Division 17 club
Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division (Minerva Footballs Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division) 22 club
Combined Counties League Premier Division (Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division) 22 club
Essex Senior Football League 16 club
(All divisions run in parallel)

10

North West Counties Football League Division Two 18 club
Northern Counties East Football League Division One 19 club
East Midlands Counties Football League 18 club
Northern League Division Two (Arngrove Northern League Division Two) 20 club
Western League Division One (Toolstation League Division One) 21 club
South West Peninsula League Premier Division (Carlsberg South West Peninsula Premier Division) 20 club
Wessex League Division One (Sydenhams Wessex League Division One) 21 club
Sussex County League Division Two 18 club
Hellenic Football League Division One West (FTB Futbol Hellenic League Division One West) 17 club
Hellenic Football League Division One East (FTB Futbol Hellenic League Division One East) 18 club
United Counties League Division One (Eagle Bitter United Counties League Division One) 16 club
Eastern Counties Football League Division One (Ridgeons Football League First Division) 20 club
Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One (Minerva Footballs Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One) 21 club
Combined Counties League Division One (Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Division One) 18 club
West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division (Sport Italia West Midlands League Premier Division) 21 club
Midland Football Combination Premier Division 21 club
(All divisions run in parallel)

11

Anglian Combination Premier Division 16 club
Bedfordshire Football League Premier Division 15 club
Brighton Hove and District Football League Premier Division 11 club
Cambridgeshire Football League Premier Division 15 club
Central Midlands League Supreme Division 18 club
Cheshire Association Football League Division One 16 club
Crawley and District Football League Premier Division 9 club
Dorset Premier Football League 15 club
East Berkshire Football League Premier Division 12 club
East Sussex Football League Premier Division 10 club
Essex and Suffolk Border Football League Premier Division 16 club
Essex Olympian Football League Division One 14 club
Gloucestershire County League 17 club
Hampshire Premier League 18 club
Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division 16 club
Kent County League Premier Division 15 club
Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division 14 club
Liverpool County Premier League Premier Division 16 club
Manchester Football League Premier Division 18 club
Mid-Sussex Football League Premier Division 13 club
Middlesex County Football League Premier Division 14 club
Midland Football Combination Division One 16 club
North Berks Football League Division One 12 club

Northamptonshire Combination Premier Division 14 club
Northampton Town League Premier Division 12 club
Northern Football Alliance Premier Division 17 club
Oxfordshire Senior Football League Premier Division12 club
Peterborough and District League Premier Division 16 club
Reading Football League Senior Division 12 club
Somerset County Football League Premier Division 18 club
South West Peninsula League Division One East 18 club
South West Peninsula League Division One West 17 club
Spartan South Midlands League Division Two 18 club
Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Division 18 club
Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Senior Division 16 club
Surrey Elite Intermediate League16 club
Sussex County League Division 3 14 club
Wearside Football League 20 club
West Cheshire Amateur League Division One 17 club
West Lancashire Football League Premier Division 16 club
West Riding County Amateur Football League Premier Division 14 club
West Midlands (Regional) League Division One 17 club
West Sussex Football League Premier Division 10 club
West Yorkshire Football League Premier Division 16 club
Wiltshire Football League Premier Division 17 club
Worthing and District Football League Premier Division 10 club

12

Aldershot & District League Senior Division
Anglian Combination Division One
Bedfordshire Football League Division One
Brighton Hove and District Football League Division One
Bristol Premier Combination Premier Division
Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Premier Division One
Cambridgeshire Football League Senior A Division
Central Midlands League Premier Division
Cheshire Association Football League Division Two 16 club
Cornwall Combination
Crawley and District Football League Division One
Devon and Exeter Football League Premier Division
Dorset Senior League Senior Division
East Berkshire Football League Division One
East Cornwall League Premier Division
East Sussex Football League Division One
Essex and Suffolk Border Football League Division One
Essex Olympian Football League Division Two
Gloucester Northern Senior League Division One
Hampshire League
Hertfordshire Senior County League Division One
Kent County League Division One East
Kent County League Division One West
Leicestershire Senior League Division One
Liverpool County Premier League Division One
Manchester Football League Division One
Mid-Sussex Football League Division One

Middlesex County Football League Division One
Midland Football Combination Division Two
North Berks Football League Division Two
North Bucks and District League Premier Division
North Devon Football League Premier Division
Northamptonshire Football Combination Division One
Northampton Town Football League Division One
Northern Football Alliance Division One
Oxfordshire Senior Football League Division One
Peterborough and District Football League Division One
Plymouth and West Devon Combination Premier Division
Reading Football League Premier Division
Somerset County Football League Division One
South Devon Football League Premier Division
Staffordshire County Senior Football League Division One
Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Division One
Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Premier Division
Surrey South Eastern Combination Intermediate Division One
Teesside Football League Division One
West Cheshire Amateur Football League Division Two
West Lancashire Football League Division One
West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two
West Riding County Amateur Football League Division One
West Sussex Football League Division One
West Yorkshire Football League Division One
Wiltshire Football League Division One
Worthing and District Football League Division One

13

Aldershot & District League Division One
Andover and District Saturday Football League
Anglian Combination Division Two
Altrincham and District Amateur Football League Division One
Banbury District and Lord Jersey FA Premier Division
Basingstoke and District Football League Premier Division
Bedfordshire Football League Division Two
Bournemouth Saturday Football League Division One
Brighton Hove and District Football League Division Two
Bristol Premier Combination Division One
Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Premier Division Two
Cambridgeshire Football League Senior B Division
Chesterfield and District Amateur League
Crawley and District Football League Division Two
Devon and Exeter Football League Senior Division One
Doncaster and District Senior League Premier Division
Dorset Senior League Division One
East Berkshire Football League Division Two
East Cornwall League Division One
East Sussex Football League Division Two
Essex and Suffolk Border Football League Division Two
Essex Olympian Football League Division Three
Falmouth and Helston League Division One
Gloucester Northern Senior League Division Two
Hertford and District League Premier Division
Humber Premier League Premier Division
Ilford and District League Premier Division
Kent County League Division Two East
Kent County League Division Two West
Leicester and District League Premier Division
Leicester City Football League Division One
Liverpool County Premier League Division Two
Mid-Essex League Premier Division
Mid-Sussex Football League Division Two
Middlesex County Football League Division Two
Midland Football Combination Division Three
Midlands Regional Alliance Premier Division

Mining League Division One
North Berks Football League Division Three
North Bucks and District League Intermediate Division
North Devon Football League Senior Division
Northamptonshire Football Combination Division Two
North & Mid-Herts Football League Premier Division
North Leicestershire League Premier Division
Northern Football Alliance Division Two
Nottinghamshire Senior League
Peterborough and District Football League Division Two
Plymouth and West Devon Combination Senior Division
Portsmouth Saturday Football League Premier Division
Reading Football League Division One
Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Division
Shropshire County Premier Football League Premier Division
Somerset County Football League Division Two East
Somerset County Football League Division Two West
Southampton Saturday Football League Premier Division
South Devon Football League Division One
Southend Borough Combination Premier Division
Staffordshire County Senior Football League Division Two
Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Division Two
Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Division One
Surrey South Eastern Combination Intermediate Division Two
Teesside Football League Division Two
West Cheshire Amateur Football League Division Three
West Lancashire Football League Division Two
West Riding County Amateur Football League Division Two
West Sussex Football League Division Two North
West Sussex Football League Division Two South
West Yorkshire Football League Division Two
Wiltshire Football League Division Two
Winchester and District Saturday Football League
Witney and District League Premier Division
Worthing and District Football League Division Two

14

Aldershot & District League Division Two | Anglian Combination Division Three | Altrincham and District Amateur Football League Division Two | Banbury District and Lord Jersey FA Division One | Basingstoke and District Football League Division One | Bath and District League Division One | Bedfordshire Football League Division Three | Bournemouth Saturday Football League Division Two | Bradford League | Brighton Hove and District Football League Division Three | Bristol and District League Senior Division | Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Division One | Cambridgeshire Football League Division One A | Cambridgeshire Football League Division One B | Cheltenham League Division One | Cirencester and District League Division One | Craven and District League Premier Division | Devon and Exeter Football League Senior Division Two | Doncaster and District Senior League Division One | Dorset Senior League Division Two | Driffield and District League Premier Division | Duchy League Premier Division | East Berkshire Football League Division Three | East Riding Amateur League Premier Division | East Riding County League Premier Division | East Sussex Football League Division Three | Essex and Suffolk Border Football League Division Three | Essex Business Houses Football League Premier Division | Falmouth & Helston League|Falmouth and Helston League Division Two | Furness Premier League Premier Division | Guildford and Woking Alliance League Premier Division | Halifax and District League Premier Division | Harrogate and District League Premier Division | Hertford and District League Division One | Humber Premier League Division One | Huddersfield and District Association Football League Division One | Ilford and District League Division One | Lancashire Amateur League Premier Division | Leeds Red Triangle Football League Premier Division | Leicester and District League Division One | Leicester City Football League Division Two | Mid-Essex League Division One | Mid Somerset League Premier Division | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Three | Middlesex County Football League Division Three East | Middlesex County Football League Division Three West | Midlands Regional Alliance Division One | Mining League Division Two | Newcastle Corinthians League Division One | North Berks Football League Division Four | North Bucks and District League Division One | North Devon Football League Intermediate Division One | North Gloucestershire League Premier Division | North & Mid-Herts Football League Division One Mid | North & Mid-Herts Football League Division One North | North Leicestershire League Division One | North Northumberland League Division One | Northamptonshire Football Combination Division Three | Plymouth and West Devon Combination Intermediate Division | Portsmouth Saturday Football League Division One | Reading Football League Division Two | Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior League Division One | Shropshire County Premier Football League Division One | Southampton Saturday Football League Senior Division One | South Devon Football League Division Two | Southend Borough Combination Division One | Spen Valley and District Football League Premier Division | Stroud and District League Division One | Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Division Three | Taunton & District Saturday League Division One | Tyneside Amateur League Division One | Wakefield and District League Premier Division | Weston super Mare and District League Division One | West Sussex Football League Division Three North | West Sussex Football League Division Three South | Witney and District League Division One | Worthing and District Football League Division Three | Yeovil and District League Premier Division | York Football League Premier Division | Yorkshire Old Boys League Senior Division A

15

Aldershot & District League Division Three | Anglian Combination Division Four | Banbury District and Lord Jersey FA Division Two | Bath and District League Division Two | Bournemouth Saturday Football League Division Three | Brighton Hove and District Football League Division Four | Bristol and District League Division One | Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Division Two | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Two A | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Two B | Cheltenham League Division Two | Cirencester and District League Division Two | Colchester and East Essex Football League Premier Division | Craven and District League Division One | Devon and Exeter Football League Senior Division Three | Dorset Senior League Division Three | Driffield and District League Division One | Duchy League Division One | East Berkshire League Division Four | East Riding Amateur League Division One | East Riding County League Division One | East Sussex Football League Division Four | Essex Business Houses Football League Division One | Falmouth & Helston League|Falmouth and Helston League Falmouth & Helston League#Division Three|Division Three | Furness Premier League Division One | Guildford and Woking Alliance League Division One | Halifax and District League Division One | Harrogate and District League Division One | Hertford and District League Division Two | Huddersfield and District Association Football League Division Two | Ilford and District League Division Two | Isle of Wight Saturday Football League Division One | Lancashire Amateur League Lancashire Amateur League Division 1|Division One | Leeds Red Triangle Football League Division One | Leicester and District League Division Two | Mid-Essex League Division Two | Mid Somerset League Division One | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Four | Midlands Regional Alliance Division Two | Mining League Division Three | Newcastle Corinthians League Division Two | North Berks Football League Division Five | North Bucks and District League Division Two | North Devon Football League Intermediate Division Two | North Gloucestershire League Division One | North Leicestershire League Division Two | North Northumberland League Division Two | Northamptonshire Football Combination Division Four | Portsmouth Saturday Football League Division Two | Reading Football League Division Three | Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior League Division Two | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division One | South Devon Football League Division Three | Southend Borough Combination Division Two | Spen Valley and District Football League Division One | Stroud and District League Division Two | Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Division Four | Taunton & District Saturday League Division Two | Tyneside Amateur League Division Two | Wakefield and District League Division One | West Sussex Football League Division Four North | West Sussex Football League Division Four South | Weston super Mare and District League Division Two | Witney and District League Division Two | Yeovil and District League Division One | York Football League Division One | Yorkshire Old Boys League Senior Division B

16

Anglian Combination Division Five | Banbury District and Lord Jersey FA Division Three | Basingstoke and District Football League Division Two | Bath and District League Division Three | Bournemouth Saturday Football League Division Four | Bristol and District League Division Two | Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Division Three | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Three A | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Three B | Cheltenham League Division Three | Colchester and East Essex Football League Division One | Craven and District League Division Two | Devon and Exeter Football League Senior Division Four | Dorset Senior League Division Four | Driffield and District League Division Two | Duchy League Division Two | East Riding Amateur League Division Two | East Riding County League Division Two | East Sussex Football League Division Five | Essex Business Houses Football League Division Two | Guildford and Woking Alliance League Division Two | Halifax and District League Division Two | Harrogate and District League Division Two | Huddersfield and District Association Football League Division Three | Ilford and District League Division Three | Isle of Wight Saturday Football League Division Two | Lancashire Amateur League Division Two | Mid-Essex League Division Three | Mid Somerset League Division Two | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Five | North Gloucestershire League Division Two | North Leicestershire League Division Three | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division Two | South Devon Football League Division Four | Southend Borough Combination Division Three | South Yorkshire Amateur League Premier Division | Stroud and District League Division Three | Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Division Five | Taunton & District Saturday League Division Three | Wakefield and District League Division Two | West Sussex Football League Division Five North | West Sussex Football League Division Five South | West Sussex Football League Division Five Central | Weston super Mare and District League Division Three | Witney and District League Division Three | Yeovil and District League Division Two | York Football League Division Two | Yorkshire Old Boys League Division One

17

Anglian Combination Division Six | Bournemouth Saturday Football League Division Five | Bristol and District League Division Three | Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Division Four | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Four A | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Four B | Cheltenham League Division Four | Colchester and East Essex Football League Division Two | Craven and District League Division Three | Devon and Exeter Football League Senior Division Five | Driffield and District League Division Three | Duchy League Division Three | East Riding County League Division Three | East Sussex Football League Division Six | Essex Business Houses Football League Division Three | Guildford and Woking Alliance League Division Three | Halifax and District League Division Three | Harrogate and District League Division Three | Huddersfield and District Association Football League Division Four | Isle of Wight Saturday Football League Division Three | Lancashire Amateur League Division Three | Mid-Essex League Division Four | Mid Somerset League Division Three | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Six | North Gloucestershire League Division Three | North Leicestershire League Division Four | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division Three | South Devon Football League Division Five | South Yorkshire Amateur League Division One A | South Yorkshire Amateur League Division One B | Southend Borough Combination Division Four | Stroud and District League Division Four | Suffolk and Ipswich Football League Division Six | Taunton & District Saturday League Division Four | Wakefield and District League Division Three | Weston super Mare and District League Division Four | Yeovil and District League Division Three | York Football League Division Three | Yorkshire Old Boys League Division Two
(NOTE: No league has its top division at level 17)

18

Bournemouth Saturday Football League Division Six | Bristol and District League Division Four | Bristol and Suburban Association Football League Division Five | Bury and District League Division One | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Five A | Cambridgeshire Football League Division Five B | Central and South Norfolk League Division One | Cheltenham League Division Five | Colchester and East Essex Football League Division Three | Devon and Exeter Football League Intermediate Division One | Duchy League Division Four | East Riding County League Division Four | Guildford and Woking Alliance League Division Four | Lancashire Amateur League Division Four | Mid-Essex League Division Five | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Seven | North Gloucestershire League Division Four | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division Four | South Devon Football League Division Six | Southend Borough Combination Division Five | Stroud and District League Division Five | Weston super Mare and District League Division Five | Yorkshire Old Boys League Division Three

19

Bristol and District League Division Five | Bury and District League Division Two | Central and South Norfolk League Division Two | Devon and Exeter Football League Intermediate Division Two | Duchy League Division Five | East Riding County League Division Five | Huddersfield and District Works and Combination League | Lancashire Amateur League Division Five | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Eight | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division Five | South Devon Football League Division Seven | Southend Borough Combination Division Six | Stroud and District League Division Six | Weston super Mare and District League Division Six | Yorkshire Old Boys League Division Four

20

Bristol and District League Division Six | Bury and District League Division Three | Central and South Norfolk League Division Three | Devon and Exeter Football League Intermediate Division Three | Lancashire Amateur League Division Six | Mid-Sussex Football League Division Nine | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division Six | Stroud and District League Division Seven | Yorkshire Old Boys League Division Five
(NOTE: No league has its top division at level 20)

21

Bristol and Avon League | Bristol Downs Football League Division One | Central and South Norfolk League Division Four | Devon and Exeter Football League Intermediate Division Four | Lancashire Amateur League Division Seven | Southampton Saturday Football League Junior Division Seven | Stroud and District League Division Eight
(NOTE: This is the lowest level at which any league has its top division)

22

Bristol Downs Football League Division Two

23

Bristol Downs Football League Division Three

24

Bristol Downs Football League Division Four

25

Bristol Churches League Division One 9 club

26

Bristol Churches League Division Two 8 club

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  1. ^ thePyramid.info: Statistics, 7 novembre 2006. URL consultato il 19 gennaio 2007.