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II Lyga


II Lyga


Lithuanian Football Federation's II lyga, LFF II lyga – the third tier Lithuanian football championship. As of 2021, the II lyga is a single league, consisting of planned 16 teams. The two top teams gain promotion to the I Lyga.

Until the end of 2020 season the league consisted of the Southern Zone and the Western Zone. The Northern Zone and the Eastern Zone existed in some past seasons, but were done away with due to the dwindling number of participating clubs.

League Structure

Southern Zone

The zone has existed since 1999 until 2020. Kaunas County Football Federation was in charge of the competition in this zone.

Eastern Zone

The zone existed in 2015 and 2016, however, due to a club mass withdrawal from the competition, the zone was done away with, and the remaining clubs joined the Southern Zone. Vilnius region football union was in charge of the competition in this zone.

Western Zone

In 2007 the zone was merged into the Northern Zone and ceased to exist. In 2008 the Northern Zone was renamed the Western Zone. The zone existed until 2020. Telšiai County Football Federation was in charge of the competition in this zone.

Northern Zone

The zone existed from 2002 to 2007, afterwards it was renamed the Western Zone. Telšiai County Football Federation was in charge of the competition in this zone.

Recent Seasons

The 2021 season was the first season in single league format, doing away with the Southern Zone and the Western Zone. The league was planned to be 16-team competition, however, 20 teams were allowed to participate. Because of this, the format was changed to 1.5 rounds - after playing the first round, the league was split into top and bottom groups. The teams played the second round among the teams of its group. As the 2021 I lyga only had 14 teams instead of planned 16, 4 teams qualified for promotion this season.

In the 2022 season, 22 teams attempted to license to II lyga. Although the league was planned to be a 16-team competition, in the end 18 teams were granted licenses.

See also

  • LFF I Lyga
  • A Lyga
  • Lithuanian Football Cup

References


Text submitted to CC-BY-SA license. Source: II Lyga by Wikipedia (Historical)



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