The English Football League was established in 1888 by Aston Villa director William McGregor. In 2016, it was renamed to English Football League and was the first professional football league in the world.
Since its inception, many other leagues have been started in the UK. This article will provide information on the three most popular football leagues in the UK.
Following these leagues on television can be easily done by watching the live broadcasts or attending the matches from various stadiums. These are the three most important leagues in UK football and is supported by fans and smaller clubs from around the country.
The Premier League was founded in 1992 when to the top clubs in England broke away from the Football League. The break from the Football League was due to an aim of increasing the income at the expense of clubs in the lower divisions. Throughout the break, links were still maintained with the Football League.
The Premier League is the top level of the English Football League system which consists of 20 different clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League.
The Premier League seasons run from August to May each year with teams playing 38 matches. The matches usually take place on Saturdays and Sundays and can be seen live on television or in attendance at the matches. Live broadcasts can be seen on Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC Sport.
English Football League
The English Football League was founded in 1888 and is a competition featuring professional association football clubs from Wales and England. The English Football League is the oldest competition in football history and the top-level football league in England until 1992 due to the split from the Premier League.
Championship clubs exchange places with some of the lower places’ clubs in the premier league and even the bottom clubs of League Two.
The Football League has been associated with a title sponsor from the 1983-1984 season onwards. The league has changed with the sponsor changes over the years. It shares its name with the governing body of the league competition. The body organises the two knock-out cup competitions. These competitions include the EFL Trophy and the EFL Cup.
The English Football League can be watched on Sky Sports and Quest.
The National League is an association football league in England. It consists mainly of three divisions. These divisions include National League North, National League South, and the National League.
The majority of National League Clubs are fully professional. Semi-professional teams are found in the National League South and the National League North.
The league is seen as the lowest of the five nationwide football divisions in the UK. There is a relationship between League Two and the National League in the UK. Further down the league system this becomes more irregular and can change abruptly.