|Founded||13 October 1958|
|Country|| Navack (19 teams)|
Ostry (1 team)
|Number of teams||20|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||KONET Liga B|
|Domestic cup(s)||Navish Cup|
|League cup(s)||Super Cup|
|International cup(s)||Asuran League|
|Current champions||Bersk SK (11th title) |
|Most championships||Bersk SK|
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.
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.
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
|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|
|Union Gardrag||Gardrag||Elhammer Energy Arena||25,620|
|Voyens FK||Voyens||Voyens Stadion||17,350|
As of 1 August 2019.
|1||Melcion Descendas||Internationale, Saint Sébastien & Blanchard||1972–1985||349||383||0.9|
|2||Simone Qualquart||Almiaro, AC Lotrič & Perpignan||2008–||334||379||0.9|
|3||Adrien Canavre||Almiaro & Benedormo||1998–2011||251||278||0.9|
|4||Enzo Lazaré||Olympique de Lotrique & Benedormo||2011–||246||304||0.8|
|5||Domenico Draveo||Olympique de Lotrique & Mydroll||1986–1999||234||347||0.7|
|6||Theodore Dimitrios||Olympique de Lotrique||2008–2018||231||339||0.7|
|10||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.