Florian Premier League
Florian Republic |
|Number of teams||10|
|Levels on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Florian Championship|
President's Cup |
AEFA Champions' League|
Northcliff United |
RB Dragonmoor |
Northcliff United (1)
- 1 History
- 2 Format
- 3 International players policy
- 4 Florian Premier League seasons and champions
- 5 Most successful clubs
- 6 Current Clubs
- 7 Former clubs
- 8 AEFA Ranking
- 9 The Edwin Farrar Trophy
- 10 Sponsors
- 11 Media coverage
- 12 Notable rivalries
Early dominance by Northcliff United and Dragonmoor City
In the first seasons of the competition, the league was dominated by big money spenders, Northcliff United and Dragonmoor City FC. In the 2017-18 season, it was evident after Northcliff established a 16 point lead at the end of the season and Dragonmoor 11 points ahead of third place Meadowedge Red Star.
Breakaway from the Florian FA and demise
After months of negotiation between all Premier League clubs and the Florian FA, the league broke away from the national governing body of the sport. After the breakaway, the league signed deals with huge paying sponsors and a board of 18 members was created. On the 23rd January 2018, it was announced that the league would be replaced by Super League Football for the 2018-19 season.
Each team did play four times against each other team in the competition. The teams which finished in the bottom two places in the relegation table were automatically relegated to the Florian Championship. The relegation table was calculated over positional points over three seasons.The inaugural season kicked off on the 12th August 2017. The winner did qualify for the AEFA Champions' League, with the Runner-up qualifying for the AEFA Cup.
AEFA Competiton qualification
The winner of the league used to qualify for the qualifying rounds of the AEFA Champions' League. The 2nd and 3rd placed teams qualified for the qualifying rounds of the AEFA Cup. Also, the winner of the Florian Cup qualified for the AEFA Cup.
International players policy
To improve the standard of Florian football, clubs were limited to have up to three foreigners in their teams starting lineups. Top clubs such as RB Dragonmoor and Northcliff United were known for having fielding players from the Kingdom of Coria and Craitland. The improvements of the national team were spotted when they famously beat the Craitland national football team on Craitish home soil. However, to accompany this rule, teams were controversially allowed to buy a foreign marquee player without a transfer cap and also that the marquee player could start in the starting line-up and not count as a 'foreign' player.
Florian Premier League seasons and champions
Most successful clubs
The Edwin Farrar Trophy
The current Championship trophy was created by Florian artist, Jacob Price. It consists of three pillars and is gold plated. With a Dark Brown base. The trophy was named after the founder of the Florian Republic, Edwin Farrar.
Florian Republic and Etourney
The main broadcaster of the league in the Florian Republic is Red Sports which signed a Cr 350 million in late 2017. Free to view sports channel, SPorts Hub broadcast a selected match each week. Red Sports currently broadcasts 144 of the possible 180. Sports Hub currently broadcasts 36 in total. Half of the leagues matches are avaiable to stream by pay to view streaming service, Netstream. Free illegal streaming services however are a persistant issue and the league has teamed up with the Florian police to shut down streams. Penalties from hosting illegal streams include a 5 year prison sentence.
In the league, there are many notable rivalries. Firstly, the Southern Derby played by Dragonmoor FC and Celtic FC Oldhaven due to the location of both teams. The other notable rivalry is the derby between Dragonmoor FC and Northcliff United, the two most successful teams in the country. The rivalry between Blackoak Town and Stonehall Hotspur is also notable.