Navish Superliga

Superliga
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Founded13 October 1958
Country Navack (19 teams)
 Ostry (1 team)
ConfederationFFA
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toKONET Liga B
Domestic cup(s)Navish Cup
League cup(s)Super Cup
International cup(s)Asuran League
Champions Cup
Current championsBersk SK (11th title)
(2017-18)
Most championshipsBersk SK
(11 titles)
2019-20 Superliga

The Navish Superliga, commonly known as Superliga or simpy NSL, is a Navish professional league for men's association football clubs. The league is Navack's primary domestic football competition, located at the top of the football league system. The league hosts 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the bottom three teams each season being relegated to KONET Liga B. It is through Superliga that Navish teams are selected to the Champions Cup, and the Asuran League (including the champion of the Navish Cup).

Due to the Republican Revolution of 1921, football in Navack started off late when compared to the Midrasian and Newreyan leagues. The official first season was played in 1925, with only teams established prior to 1920 allowed. The league was initially known as the Whalberg's Football League of Navack and only 7 teams played its first edition. In 1926, 3 more teams were allowed into the league after paying a high registration fee to the NFF. In 1932, due to sponsoring complications and new expansion teams, the league became too expensive, having to be split in two: Eliteliga and Andreliga. The EL sponsor managed to finance and support a 14 teams league, whereas AL supported only 8 teams. Each champion played against each other in the Navish Super cup, a new competition. The format lasted until 1957, when AL’s sponsor went bankrupt. In the meantime, only Aanvobar SK was added to EL. In 1957, a fusion occured between the AL and EL, giving birth to the Navish Superliga.

The NSL is, according to FFA's domestic league coefficient, one of the most dominating domestic competition in Aeia, facing a considerable competition from the Midrasian Liga Premiére. Unlike other domestic leagues, the Superliga is considered one of the most balanced with a considerable number of teams winning the trophy. Navish teams dominate the Asuran League, with Lhedvin FK as the latest champion. Navish teams are yet to win a Champions Cup, though both Bersk SK and Dynamesk SK have reached the finals.

Format

The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 38 matchdays. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion.

Promotion and relegation

A system of promotion and relegation exists across the entirety of the Navish Football Federation. The three lowest placed teams in Superliga are relegated to the K-Liga B, and the top two teams from the K-Liga B promoted to Superliga, with an additional club promoted after a series of play-offs involving the third, fourth, fifth and sixth placed clubs. The lowest ranked clubs from K-Liga B are relegated to K-Liga C the bottom tier of Navish professional football. Any teams relegated from K-Liga C are regarded as non-league teams and can only play in the amateur Navish and regional footballing ladder.

Ranking of clubs on equal points

If points are equal between two or more clubs, the rules are:

  • If all clubs involved have played each other twice:
    • If the tie is between two clubs, then the tie is broken using the goal difference for the two matches those clubs have played against each other (without away goals rule)
    • If the tie is between more than two clubs, then the tie is broken using the games the clubs have played against each other:
      • a) head-to-head points
      • b) head-to-head goal difference
      • c) head-to-head goals scored
  • If two legged games between all clubs involved have not been played, or the tie is not broken by the rules above, it is broken using:
    • a) total goal difference
    • b) total goals scored
  • If the tie is still not broken, the winner will be determined by Fair Play scales. These are:
    • yellow card, 1 point
    • doubled yellow card/ejection, 2 points
    • direct red card, 3 points
    • suspension or disqualification of coach, executive or other club personnel (outside referees' decisions), 5 points
    • misconduct of the supporters: mild 5 points, serious 6 points, very serious 7 points
    • stadium closure, 10 points
    • if the Competition Committee removes a penalty, the points are also removed
  • If the tie is still not broken, it will be resolved with a tie-break match in a neutral stadium.

Qualifying for international competitions

The top teams in the league qualify for the FFA Champions Cup. Based on Superliga's league coefficient, Navack is able to send a total of 3 teams to the competition. The first, second and third placed teams within the league gain qualification for the tournament. Superliga's fourth, fith and sixth placed teams within Superliga and the champion of the Navish Cup gain qualification to the Asuran League.

Teams

A total of 20 teams contest the league in its current season, including 17 sides from the 2018-19 season and three promoted from K-Liga B. These are two clubs promoted directly from that division (Lesere SK and Besborg Fotball), and the winner of the K-Liga B play-offs, Nodevag 66.

Stadiums and locations

Navish Superliga is located in Midrasia
Lotrič
Lotrič
Oyonax
Oyonax
Roúk
Roúk
Almiaro
Almiaro
Benedormo
Benedormo
Internationale
Internationale
Argois
Argois
Corinthiens
Corinthiens
Mydroll
Mydroll
Montscia
Montscia
Cardinaux
Cardinaux
Saint Sébastien
Saint Sébastien
Hellingbourg
Hellingbourg
Vaelleniana
Vaelleniana
Thiaric
Thiaric
Ibbené
Ibbené
Sporting
Sporting
Draquenbourg
Draquenbourg
Lotrič  teamsAC LotričChasteaulouOlympique de Lotrique
Lotrič  teams
AC Lotrič
Chasteaulou
Olympique de Lotrique
Map showing the locations of teams in Liga Premiére
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Ånvobar SK Aanvobar Roseneng Stadion 18,500
Bersk SK Berke Rødkysten Stadion 65,780
Besborg Fotball Besborg Esltrand Stadion 14,955
Blått SK Berke Blåby Stadion 29,500
Brestrand SK Brestrand Monumental Arena 55,000
Dynamesk SK Harhalsen Tønsbak Stadion 43,410
Elborg SK Elborg Inbasel Park Arena 21,230
Harhalsen SK Harhalsen Harhalsen Stadion 45,320
Helsingfors Fotball Helsingfors Andiland Arena 15,225
Hudenholm FK Hudenholm Drakens Tonehøyde 40,135
Høulding SK Høulding Chiraq Motors Arena 63,500
Jakóbgard KF Jakóbgard Jakóbgard Stadion 2,000
Koloni 01 Brestrand Le Champ 16,500
Lesere SK Harhalsen Seierenes Havn Stadion 19,530
Lhedvin FK Berke Gylnebyen Stadion 48,700
Nodevag 66 Randhavn Nicklas Schultz Arena 11,660
Real Nasby Nasby Nasby Stadion 35,420
Skøgul FK Brestrand Colosseum 21,400
Union Gardrag Gardrag Elhammer Energy Arena 25,620
Voyens FK Voyens Voyens Stadion 17,350

2018–2019 season

Pos Crest Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bersk.png Bersk SK 38 20 11 7 85 62 +23 71
2 Houlding.PNG Høulding SK 38 19 14 5 72 50 +22 71
3 Dynamesk.png Dynamesk SK 38 19 8 11 92 71 +21 65
4 ANVOBAR.png Ånvobar SK 38 19 8 11 61 49 +12 65
5 HARHALSEN1.png Harhalsen SK 38 17 13 8 56 42 +14 64
6 ALK.PNG Lhedvin FK 38 17 12 9 76 59 +17 63
7 BlattSk.png Blått SK 38 18 9 11 84 77 +7 63
8 HUDENHOLM.png Hudenholm FK 38 18 7 13 77 71 +6 61
9 Brestrand.png Brestrand SK 38 15 13 10 76 68 +8 58
10 RN1.png Real Nasby 38 15 6 17 57 65 -8 51
11 Koloni01.png Koloni 01 38 14 8 16 66 64 +2 50
12 Elborgsk.png Elborg SK 38 11 16 11 51 49 +2 49
13 Gardrag2.png Union Gardrag 38 11 15 12 46 49 -3 48
14 HelsingforsF - Copy.png Helsingfors Fotball 38 11 13 14 40 44 -4 46
15 Skogul22.png Skøgul FK 38 10 11 17 45 55 -10 41
16 Voyens.png Voyens FK 38 9 13 16 46 59 -13 40
17 Jakobgard FC logo.png Jakóbgard KF 38 8 13 17 29 45 -21 37
18 Vestrå.png Vestå SK 38 7 13 18 24 45 -21 34
19 Asterborg.png Asterborg FK 38 9 7 22 60 88 -28 34
20 HIFotball.png Halrum IF 38 2 12 24 31 62 -31 18

Player records

Top scorers

As of 1 August 2019.

Rank Nat Name Club Years Goals Apps Ratio
1 Midrasia Melcion Descendas Internationale, Saint Sébastien & Blanchard 1972–1985 349 383 0.9
2 Midrasia Simone Qualquart Almiaro, AC Lotrič & Perpignan 2008– 334 379 0.9
3 Midrasia Adrien Canavre Almiaro & Benedormo 1998–2011 251 278 0.9
4 Midrasia Enzo Lazaré Olympique de Lotrique & Benedormo 2011– 246 304 0.8
5 Midrasia Domenico Draveo Olympique de Lotrique & Mydroll 1986–1999 234 347 0.7
6 Chalcia Theodore Dimitrios Olympique de Lotrique 2008–2018 231 339 0.7
7 Midrasia Vilista Mydroll 1947–1962 228 550 0.4
8 Midrasia Henri Thiers Vaelleniana 1939–1955 223 353 0.6
9 Liiduria Andreas Masing Ibbené 1989–2005 219 448 0.5
10 Midrasia Mathis Lecocq GC Argois 1939–1950 195 231 0.8

Italics denotes players still playing professional football,

Bold denotes players still playing in Liga Premiére.

Most appearances

Rank Nat Name Years Apps Goals
1 Midrasia Fabian Espulgas 1981–1998 622 0
2 Midrasia Vilista 1947–1962 550 228
3 Midrasia Marc Simon 1983–2002 543 36
4 Midrasia Democrito Sangiovanni 1980–1997 542 52
5 Midrasia Macedoni Bacardí 1983–2001 523 32
6 Midrasia David Florient 1995–2012 510 0
7 Midrasia Jeroni Gavas 1998–2015 505 58
8 Midrasia Mathieu Morel 1983–2003 504 12
9 Midrasia Donatello La Torre 1987–2003 497 104
10 Midrasia Cyrille Bureau 1980–1997 483 139