A certain number of the most successful clubs in each league can rise to a higher league, whilst those that finish at the bottom of their league can find themselves sinking down a level. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Use dmy dates from March All Wikipedia articles needing clarification Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May Men's —99 —29 —59 —79 —99 —19 Unofficial matches. The Premier League was founded in after England's top clubs broke away from the Football League in a successful effort aimed at increasing their income at the expense of clubs in the lower divisions. Association football at the Summer Olympics in association football Group photographs of association football teams in England Matches of Great Britain men's national association football team.
Next down from the National League are three regional leagues, each associated with different geographical areas, although some overlap exists.
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