First County Football League
Country Croatia
Level on pyramid5–6
Promotion to3. NL
Relegation toSecond County Football League (2. ŽNL)
Domestic cup(s)Croatian Cup

The Croatian Fourth league (Croatian: Prva županijska liga, or commonly 1. ŽNL) is a county-based fifth and sixth level league in the Croatian football league system.[note 1]


The teams are divided into 9 county or inter-county subdivisions, competing in a double round-robin format. At the end of each season, the bottom teams are relegated to the respective county's Second league while the winners of each league are either promoted directly to the 3. NL or enter a two-legged playoff to gain promotion.[1]

See also


  1. ^ There used to be a former fourth tier Croatian National League, the Četvrta HNL (4. HNL), but it was dissolved in 2012.


  1. ^ Rogulj, Daniela (21 July 2018). "68 Countries Represented in Croatian First Football League To Date". Total-Croatia News. Retrieved 2 May 2019.