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FA WSL
FAWSL
Country England.png England
Confederation UEFA
Founded 22 March 2010
Number of teams 9 (WSL 1)
10 (WSL 2)
Levels on pyramid 1 (WSL 1)
2 (WSL 2)
Domestic cup(s) FA Women's Cup
FA WSL Cup
UEFA cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions Chelsea (2nd title) (2017–18)
Most successful club Arsenal (2 titles)
Liverpool (2 titles)
TV BT Sport
Website Official website
Football current event 2018–19

The Football Association Women's Super League (FA WSL) is the highest league of women's football in England. The league consists of two divisions, the WSL 1 and the WSL 2. It is run by the Football Association and began in April 2011. An initial eight teams competed in one division, which replaced the FA Women's Premier League as the highest level of women's football in England. The current WSL 1 champions are Manchester City.

The FA WSL 2, introduced in 2014, added a second division and a further 10 teams to the league. There is promotion and relegation between the two divisions, and promotion for 2016 and 2017 from the FA Women's Premier League (level 3). WSL has operated as a summer league running from March until October, from its creation until the end of the 2016 season. From autumn 2017, the league will operate as a winter league from September to May, with a one-off shortened bridging season from February to May 2017. The WSL champions and runners-up qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League the following season. The bottom team of the WSL 1 at the end of each season will be replaced by the WSL 2 champion in the next season; however, for the 2015 and 2016 seasons both the WSL 2 champions and runners-up will be promoted as part of the league's planned expansion.

Clubs

The following eleven clubs will compete in the WSL 1 in the 2018–19 season, with foundation clubs displayed in bold text.

Club Town or City 2017–18 position
ArsenalBorehamwood3rd
Birmingham CitySolihull5th
Brighton & Hove AlbionLancingPromoted
Bristol CityFilton8th
ChelseaKingston upon Thames1st
EvertonWidnes9th
LiverpoolWidnes6th
Manchester CityManchester2nd
ReadingHigh Wycombe4th
West ham UnitedRomfordPromoted
Yeovil TownYeovil10th

Champions

Chelsea are the current 2015 WSL champions. Liverpool took the 2014 WSL title, retaining their crown from 2013. Arsenal were the winners of the 2012 WSL. It was their ninth consecutive English championship after winning the last seven editions of the FA Women's Premier League.

By season

Year Winner Runners-up Third Top scorers Goals
2011 Arsenal Birmingham City Everton Rachel Williams (Birmingham City) 14
2012 Arsenal Birmingham City Everton Kim Little (Arsenal) 11
2013 Liverpool Bristol Academy Arsenal Natasha Dowie (Liverpool) 13
2014 Liverpool Chelsea Birmingham City Karen Carney (Birmingham) 8
2015 Chelsea Manchester City Arsenal Beth Mead (Sunderland) 12
2016 Manchester City Chelsea Arsenal Eniola Aluko (Chelsea) 9
2017–18 Chelsea Manchester City Arsenal Ellen White (Birmingham City) 15

By team

Performance by club
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Chelsea 222015, 2017–182014, 2016
Arsenal 202011, 2012
Liverpool 202013, 2014
Manchester City 1220162015, 2017–18
Birmingham City 022011, 2012
Bristol Academy 012013

External links

2019–20 FA WSL teams
FA Women's Super League teams

Arsenal · Birmingham City · Brighton & Hove Albion · Bristol City · Chelsea · Everton · Liverpool · Manchester City · Manchester United · Reading · Tottenham Hotspur · West Ham United

FA Women's Championship teams

Aston Villa · Blackburn Rovers · Charlton Athletic · Coventry United · Crystal Palace · Durham · Leicester City · Lewes · London Bees · London City Lionesses · Sheffield United

FA Women's Super League seasons

2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · Spring Series (2017) · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 ·

Women's football in England
League competitions The FA Cup competitions
FA Women's Super League England (U23 team · U21 team · U20 team · U19 team · U17 team · U15 team · ) FA Cup
FA Women's Championship List of clubs FA WSL Cup
(National, North, South) List of stadiums Premier League Cup
Combination Football League (by capacity) Community Shield
(North, Midland, South East, South West) Records
Top level women's football leagues of Europe – (UEFA)

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