Manchester United Football Club is an English Premier League football club which plays at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. The club was formed as Newton Heath in 1878, joined the Football League in 1892, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938 with the exception of the 1974â€“75 season. Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964â€“65.
UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs Europewide national and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions. Several national football associations which are geographically in Asia or mostly in Asia belong to UEFA rather than the Asian
The South American Football Confederation (Spanish: ConfederaciÃ³n Sudamericana de FÃºtbol; Portuguese: ConfederaÃ§Ã£o Sul-Americana de Futebol), known by the acronym CONMEBOL or CSF, is the governing body of football (soccer) in most of South America and is one of FIFA's six continental confederations.
It is the administrative and controlling body for African football. It is almost always referred to by CAF. CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs continental national and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions.
AFC is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Israel but includes Australia. It is one of FIFA's six continental confederations, which includes nations from both European and Asian territories.
The OFC is one of the six continental confederations of international football. The OFC is the smallest confederation under FIFA, and even smaller since 2006 with the departure of Australia, which is now under the AFC. This group consists of New Zealand and other Pacific Islands.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is the continental governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Three South American entities, the independent nations of Guyana, Suriname, and the French department of French Guiana, are also members.
The Premier League is an English professional league for football clubs. It is contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with The Football League. The season runs from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totalling 380 games in the season. It is sponsored by Barclays Bank and therefore officially known as the Barclays Premier League.
Serie A, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and has been operating for over eighty years. It is regarded as one of the most elite leagues of the footballing world. Historically, Serie A has produced the highest number of European Cup finalists. In total Italian clubs have reached the final of the competition on a record twenty-five different occasions, winning the title ...
The Primera DivisiÃ³n, commonly known as La Liga (The League) or, in terms of sponsorship, Liga BBVA (BBVA League) since 2008, is the top professional association football league in Spain. It is contested by 20 teams. La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. La Liga is currently ranked the second strongest league in Europe according to UEFA's league coefficient, based on recent European performances.
The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany's football league system. The term Bundesliga also applies to football in Austria and is used to refer to the highest level league competitions in several other sports in the two countries. The league was originally founded by the German Football Association, but is now operated by the Deutsche FuÃŸball Liga.
Ligue 1 (PremiÃ¨re division or Division 1 until 2003, now officially called Ligue 1) is the top division of French football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked fifth in Europe behind the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and the German FuÃŸball-Bundesliga. Ligue 1 has been an all-professional league since its inception in 1932
The Portuguese Liga, currently named Liga Sagres after its main sponsor, is the top tier in Portuguese club football. It's current champion is Futebol Clube do Porto. It also has a European ranking of 10th by UEFA. The Liga is presently contested by 16 clubs each season.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league based in the United States and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer). The league comprises 16 teams, 15 in the U.S. and one in Canada, which is scheduled to become 18 teams by the beginning of the 2011 season. MLS represents the top tier of the American and Canadian soccer pyramids.
The Primera DivisiÃ³n Profesional (English: Professional First Division), simply known as the Primera DivisiÃ³n, is the top level of the Mexican football league system and is administered by the Mexican Football Federation. It was established in 1943 and as of 2009 has 18 clubs, divided into three groups competing for league titles. Each season the league holds two tournaments, the Apertura in the winter and the Clausura in the summer.