The First Macedonian Football League (, Prva Мakedonska Fudbalska Liga; also called 1. MFL and Prva Liga) is the highest professional football competition in the Republic of Macedonia.
The league consists of 12 teams. The teams play against each other 3 times. The winner of the league enters into the Qualifying Rounds of the Champions League, while the second and third placed teams are entered into the Qualifying Rounds of the Europa League along with the winner of the Macedonian Cup. At the end of the season, the bottom 2 teams are relegated to the Macedonian Second League while the 9th and 10th placed teams enter a play-off with the 3rd and 4th placed teams of the Macedonian Second League.
UEFA Country Ranking for league participation in 2008-09 European football season (Previous year rank in italics)
Prior to 1992, Macedonian clubs competed in the Republic League. Since 1992-93 Macedonian clubs compete in their own national league. A total of 34 have entered the First League so far. Below is a list of First League clubs who have competed in the competition since 1992.
Seasons in First League
The bolded teams compete in the First League during the 2010-11 season. Vardar and Sileks are the only teams to have played First... Read More