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The Bolivian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Bolivia.[1]

Overview

At the top is the División de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano (first division) with 14 clubs.[2] Below the 1st level is the Copa Simón Bolívar (second division). In order to qualify for the Copa Simón Bolívar there are 9 subdivisions at the 3rd level: the Departmental Championships or Regional Leagues, which comprises teams from the different Departments of Bolivia: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Oruro, Tarija Department, Beni Department, Pando Department and Potosí.

Current system

Level League/Division(s)
1 Bolivian Primera División
16 clubs
↓↑ 1 or 2 club(s)
2 Copa Simón Bolívar (Bolivia)
37 or 38 clubs
3 best-placed of each level 3 regional league + Torneo Interprovincial departmental winners + relegated team from Primera División
3 Chuquisaca Football Association Championship
Primera A
15 clubs
Cochabamba Football Association Championship
Primera A
9 clubs (12 in Apertura)
La Paz Football Association Championships
Primera A
10 clubs
Oruro Football Association Championship
Primera A
12 clubs
Santa Cruz Association Championship
Primera A
13 clubs
Potosí Football Association Championship
Primera A
12 clubs
Tarija Football Association Championship
Primera A
15 clubs
Pando Football Association Championship
Primera A
10 clubs
Beni Football Association Championship
Primera A
16 clubs
Torneo Nacional Interprovincial (now joint to Copa Simón Bolívar as 1st phase)
9 clubs
4 same as level 3 except Primera B (second division) for each regional league

References

  1. ^ Jamie Rainbow (2012-11-03). "Never a dull moment in Bolivian football". World Soccer. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  2. ^ "When Saturday Comes - No head for heights". Wsc.co.uk. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2015-03-11.