Slovenian First League
The Slovenian First Football League (Slovene: Prva slovenska nogometna liga), currently named PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije due to sponsorship reasons, also known by the abbreviation 1. SNL, is the main football league in Slovenia, and was formed in 1991 after Slovenia became an independent country. From 1920 until the end of the 1990–91 season, the Slovenian Republic League was a lower division of the Yugoslavian league football system. The league is currently governed by the Football Association of Slovenia. Between 2001 and 2012 the league was governed by the Association of 1. SNL. Maribor, Gorica and Celje are the only three clubs that have never been relegated from the league, since its foundation in 1991.
Since 1991 Slovenian PrvaLiga has been named after sponsors on several occasions, giving it the following names:
- Liga Si.mobil Vodafone
- Liga Telekom Slovenije
Famous quotes containing the word league:
“He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no harm shall touch you. In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the wild animals of the earth. For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the wild animals shall be at peace with you.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Job 5:19-23.