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Football in Georgia
CountryGeorgia
Governing bodyGeorgian Football Federation
National team(s)men's national team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

Football is one of the most popular sports in Georgia.[1][2][3] It is governed by the Georgian Football Federation (GFF). The GFF organises the men's, women's, and futsal national teams. Modern football was introduced by English sailors playing in Poti, at the beginning of the 20th century.[3]

Domestic competition

The Georgian domestic league system is run by the Professional Football League of Georgia, and on lower levels, by regional football federations. They run the following leagues:

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Erovnuli Liga
10 clubs

↓↑ 1-3 clubs

2

Erovnuli Liga 2
10 clubs

↓ 1-3 clubs

3

Liga 3
16 clubs[4]

↓ 1-3 clubs

4

Liga 4
16 clubs[5][6]

↓ 1-3 clubs

5

Regional League
45 teams divided in 4 groups of 9,[7] 8,[8] 14[9] and 14[10] clubs

The Professional Football League of Georgia also organizes the Georgian Cup and Georgian Super Cup.

See also

References

  1. ^ What is the favorite sport for Tbilisi residents?
  2. ^ Georgia’s 10 Most Popular Sports
  3. ^ a b "When Saturday Comes - Stable mates". Wsc.co.uk. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  4. ^ "Ტურნირის ცხრილი | ლიგა 3".
  5. ^ "Ტურნირის ცხრილი | ლიგა 3".
  6. ^ "Ტურნირის ცხრილი | ლიგა 3".
  7. ^ https://gff.ge/ge/championships/regional-league/group-west
  8. ^ "Ბ ჯგუფი დას". 11 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Ა ჯგუფი აღმ". 11 June 2018.
  10. ^ https://gff.ge/ge/championships/regional-league/group-b-east