Maltese Premier League
The Maltese Premier League, known as BOV Premier League for sponsorship reasons with Bank of Valletta (colloquially known as Il-Kampjonat Premjer), is the highest level of professional football in Malta. Managed by the Malta Football Association, the Premier League is contested by 16 teams and operates on a promotion and relegation system with the Challenge League. As of July 2021, the Premier League ranks 46th out of 55 members in the UEFA coefficient.
|Organising body||Malta Football Association (MFA)|
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Maltese Challenge League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Maltese FA Trophy|
Maltese Super Cup
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League|
UEFA Europa Conference League
|Current champions||Ħamrun (8th title) |
|Most championships||Sliema Wanderers and Floriana (26th title each)|
|TV partners||TVM2 & Melita Sports 1 (live matches)|
|Current: 2021–22 Maltese Premier League|
The league was first competed in 1909 as the First Division, before switching to its current name in 1980; the First Division in turn replaced the Second Division. Sliema Wanderers and Floriana have won the title a record 26 times. The current champions are Ħamrun who won their 8th title in the 2020–21 season.