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Uzbek League
Uzbek League
Country Flag of Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 1992
Number of teams 16
Relegation to Uzbekistan 1st Division
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Uzbekistan Cup
Current champions Lokomotiv Tashkent (2016)
TV MTRK Sport
Regional MTRK Channels
Website Official website
Football current event 2017 Uzbek League

The Uzbekistan Professional Football League (Oʻzbekiston Professional Futbol Ligasi; also the Uzbek Oliy League, Oʻzbekiston Oliy Ligasi), is the top division of football in Uzbekistan, and is operated under the auspices of the Uzbekistan Professional Football League and Uzbekistan Football Federation. It was founded in 1992 and is contested by 16 teams (since 2015). The top three teams get a chance to compete in the AFC Champions League, while the two last ranked teams are relegated to the Uzbekistan First League.

History

The Uzbek League was founded in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and it's domestic league, the Soviet Top League. The league is known locally as the Higher League with relegation to the First League.

17 clubs took part in the inaugural campaign. Before the league was formed, there was a domestic competition, but top club sides playing in the Soviet Union league system did not take part and therefore could not be crowned Uzbek champions.

The first season in 1992 saw the title shared by Pakhtakor Tashkent and Neftchi.

External links

Template:Uzbek League teamlist Template:Uzbek League seasons

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