Professional Football League of Ukraine

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Professional Football League of Ukraine
PFL logo.gif
Country Ukraine
Confederation UEFA
Founded May 26, 1996
Divisions First League
Second League
Number of teams 35 (16+19)
Level on pyramid 2–3
Promotion to Ukrainian Premier League (UPL)
Relegation to Association of Amateur Football of Ukraine (AAFU)
Domestic cup(s) Ukrainian Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Europa League[1]
Current champions PFC Sevastopol
Most championships Dynamo-2 Kyiv, Hoverla Uzhhorod (3 titles)
Website Official website

Professional Football League of Ukraine (also known as PFL) is a sport organization that represents the Union of all professional level clubs in Ukraine. The League organizes the football competition for football clubs in the second and the third level of the Ukrainian league system. It enforces the laws and regulations and ensures that the competitions are organized under the concept of "Fair play".


The PFL was established on May 26, 1996 during the Conference of non-amateur clubs (teams) of Ukraine. The first president of that organization became Hryhoriy Surkis. On July 17 the organization was contracted by FFU for the organization of all competition among the non-amateur clubs in the country. In the August 2000 Hryhoriy Surkis was elected the president of FFU, and the new president of PFL was elected on December 22 who became the vice-president of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Ravil Safiullin. He was later reelected for the second term. In summer of 2008 the Supreme League was reformed into self-governing organization that protects the interests of the elite clubs of Ukraine. That left the PFL to govern only the First and the Second Divisions. The PFL itself also was reformed, creating the Councils of each Division in the League.



PFL Councils

  • Central Council consists of selected clubs' representative from the First League and the Second Leagues (three from each group) presiding by the president of the PFL Ukraine.
  • Council of the First League
  • Council of the Second League

Disciplinary Committee

The Committee, DK PFL, consists of nine members.

Anti-crisis Council

Expert-Consultation Commission

Executive Director

PFL Awards


  • Ukrspetstreid - artificial turf installation company
  • Ukrainian football - football newspaper
  • Law Agency Vasylyev and Holub


  1. Ukrainian Cup winners

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