Professional Football League of Ukraine
Professional Football League of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Професіональна футбольна ліга України, romanized: Profesionalna futbolna liha Ukrayiny; also known as PFL) is a sport organization and collective member of the Football Federation of Ukraine. Created in 1996 as a representative of professional clubs in Ukraine, since 2008 it only represents professional clubs of lower leagues (second and third tiers).
Професіональна футбольна ліга України
|Formation||26 May 1996|
|Purpose||Development of national football through development of own clubs|
|Headquarters||House of Football|
|Services||organization of football competitions|
|33 clubs (out of 30 cities)|
|Oleksandr Kadenko (acting)|
|PFL Conference (between conferences – Council of Leagues)|
|Subsidiaries||PFL Disciplinary Committee|
|Affiliations||Football Federation of Ukraine|
The League organizes the football competition for football clubs in the second and the third level of the Ukrainian league system known as Persha Liha and Druha Liha respectively as well as early stages of the Ukrainian Cup. It enforces the laws and regulations and ensures that the competitions are organized under the concept of "Fair play".