As depicted in my absurdly rectangular league pyramid, the Gambrinus Liga is Czech football’s elite division, housing the best 16 teams the Czech lands have to offer including the traditional big guns of Sparta and Slavia Prague, Baník Ostrava and so forth.
Druhá Liga (literally ‘second league’) is also a fully professional division represented by teams nationwide. As with the Gambrinus Liga, two teams are relegated and promoted from the second tier each season.
ČFL and MSFL are two parallel, regional leagues that comprise the third tier of Czech football. ČFL is the Bohemian Football League, MSFL the Moravian-Silesian Football League. Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia are the three regions that constitute the Czech lands. One club is promoted from both leagues to replace the two clubs relegated from the Second Division.
At the fourth level are five parallel leagues, again operating on a regional basis. Winners of Czech Divisions A, B, and C are promoted to ČFL and winners of Divisions C and E are promoted to the MSFL. Accordingly, the geography of teams relegated from the Second Division can have an affect on the numbers of teams promoted to and from the ČFL and MSFL each season.
Beneath this there are six further levels to the domestic pyramid of Czech football. The Fifth Division comprises 14 parallel regional Championships.
Kde Je Stadion is an excellent glimpse at football in the nether regions of the Czech league system, all the way down to the tenth level of football.