Kelssek Football League
|Number of teams||46|
|Levels on pyramid||1–3|
|Relegation to||All-Kelssek Soccer League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Patriotes Cup|
Series B Champions’ Cup
The Kelssek Football League (French: Ligue de football kelssekienne) is a professional league for soccer clubs which is the highest level of competition in Kelssek. The league consists of three divisions, the KFL Championship (Championnat), the National (Ligue nationale), and the Association (Association de la LFK), which is played in two geographical zones. The competition is governed by the national federation, Football Kelssek.
Each season the bottom three clubs of the Championship are relegated to the National division. Replacing them are the winners and runner-up of the National and the winners of a tournament among the teams placing third to sixth. The bottom three clubs of the National division are relegated to the Association while the two regional winners are promoted along with the winner of the playoffs contested between the second and third-placed teams of each region.
KFL Championship matches are televised nationally in Kelssek on the TV12 broadcast network, on Twelve local affiliates, the NSN cable channels, and in French on SRK-Télé and SportVu. Broadcasting rights revenue is evenly divided among teams. The traditional time slot for the most-anticipated live match each week is TV12's Saturday Soccer, which has been broadcast on Saturdays at 4pm Coastal Time since 1983.
The winners of the KFL qualify for the UICA Champions’ Cup and the teams placing second through fourth qualify for the Globe Cup. The top four teams of the KFL National qualify for the Series B Champions’ Cup.
Burnaby SC is the most successful KFL club on the world stage, recognized as the UICA Kelssekian Club of the Century for reaching the Globe Cup group stage twice.
- Correct as of season 61
|ASC Arvika||Arvika||Community Stadium||34,700|
|Burnaby SC||Burnaby||Stadium Konoha||54,500|
|Clayquot City||Clayquot||Kanard Park||32,600|
|Colwynian Vale||Colwyn||Ironworkers Road||22,600|
|Coquitlam United||Coquitlam||Maillardville Park||20,300|
|CF Les Castors||Outineau||Place Saint-Luc||20,200|
|CF Outineau||Outineau||Parc de la Crémazie||37,800|
|CS Saint-Rémy||Saint-Rémy||Stade Intersat||36,900|
|CF Saint-Richard||Saint-Richard||Stade Michel-Beaulieu||19,400|
|FC Novonaya||Novonaya||Griffin Park||39,200|
|Hamiltonian Cambria||Hamilton||B.A. Johnston Field||27,400|
|Kirkenes FC||Kirkenes||Exhibition Place||38,600|
|Langlois Océanic||Langlois||Stade de la Pacifique||26,800|
|Latrobe AFC||Latrobe||Macquarie Docklands||55,700|
|Torbay Thunder||Torbay||Armidale Plain||10,300|
|Trenton AC||Trenton||Northcoast Telecom Stadium||18,400|
|NGSA Ulyanof||Ulyanof||Stadium of the Stars||44,600|
Selected lower-division clubs
|Kawarthas District||Llandewi||Redmord Point||16,500|
|North York FC||Kirkenes||Portedowns Park||26,400|
|Port City FC||Dartmoor||Dartmoor Community Stadium||10,700|
|Sitka Valley FC||Pembina||Varsity Stadium||29,200|
- Burnaby SC vs. Kirkenes FC: The symbolic West-East rivalry. While not having the historical baggage and violence of the Outineau-Kirkenes rivalry, this takes on a cultural dimension just the same with Burnaby SC representing the rugged, free-thinking, mountaineer spirit against Kirkenes's conservative, commercial, cultural elites.
- CF Outineau vs. CS Saint-Rémy (Battaile du Beaulac)
- Langlois Océanic vs. CF Saint-Richard (Derby du sel): Fought between the two major cities of the Beaulac coast, pits the underdog Saint-Richard club with its emphasis on developing local youth gars de chez nous, against the cosmopolitan money-spending Langlois club.
- CF Outineau vs. Kirkenes FC (War of the Crowns/Guerre des Couronnes): This contemporary rivalry is driven by many of the divisions that fuelled the historical war its name references: sectarian, linguistic, and cultural.
- Burnaby SC vs. Coquitlam United (Lakeland Derby)
- Clayquot City vs. Latrobe AFC (Battle of Etnier)
|Season||North champions||South champions|
|51||Redswyth Red Stars||Metropolitan FC|
|53||Saanich AFC||Strathcona Internationals|
|54||Redswyth Red Stars||Innisfail County|
|55||NGSA Ulyanof||Kingstown Athletic|
|56||Metropolitan FC||Shearwater FC|
|57||Trenton AC||Sitka Valley|
|58||Colwynian Vale||Kingstown Athletic|
|59||Hamiltonian Cambria||Mazinaw Vanorian|
|60||North York||Castors d'Outineau||Port City FC|
|61||Torbay Thunder||FC Novonaya||Colwynian Vale|
|Season||North champions||South champions||Playoffs winners|
|60||St. David Wanderers||Association Ariddienne||Torbay Thunder|
|61||Southbank Mariners||AS Concordia-Montérégie|| Gagliano Mariners|
From season 49 to 59, the Championship had 18 clubs and the National Division was played in two regional leauges. The bottom two teams of the Championship were relegated to the National division and the winners of each National Division region were promoted to the Championship. The National Divison was expanded by four clubs from season 53.
The Championship expanded to 20 teams from season 60, adopting its current format, and the National Divison became KFL National with the regions abolished. A third division was added, the KFL Association, with two regions.