|Number of teams||14|
|Relegation to||Vietnam First Division|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Vietnamese Cup|
|AFC cup(s)|| Champions League|
|Current champions||Hà Nội T&T (2010)|
The V-League is the top professional football league in Vietnam. Launched in 1980, the league currently involves 14 teams. The official name V-League has been used since 2000-2001 season when the competition turned professional.
- The V-League season starts in February and ends in August. In each season, each club plays each of the other clubs twice, once at home and another away, for a total of 26 games.
- Teams are ranked by total points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.
- Top team is qualified for AFC Champions League qualifying rounds.
- For 2010 season, two bottom teams are relegated to the Vietnam First Division while third lowest placed team goes to play-off with the third highest placed team from Vietnam First Division.
- 2000-02: Strata Sport Marketing (Strata V-League)
- 2003: PepsiCo (Sting V-League)
- 2004: Kinh Do (Kinh Do V-League)
- 2005: Tan Hiep Phat (Number One V-League)
- 2006: Eurowindow (Eurowindow V-League)
- 2007–10: Petro Vietnam Gas (Petro Vietnam Gas V-League)
- 2011-13: Eximbank (Eximbank V-League)
Rules on foreign playersEdit
The number of foreign players is restricted to five per team. A team could use three foreigners on the field each game.
V-League 2011 clubsEdit
|Club||Based||Home stadium||Capacity|| First season |
|Becamex Bình Dương FC||Thủ Dầu Một||Gò Đậu Stadium||18,250||2004|
|Ðồng Tâm Long An FC||Tân An||Long An Stadium||20,000||2003|
|Đồng Tháp FC||Cao Lãnh||Cao Lãnh Stadium||20,000||2000|
|Hà Nội ACB||Hà Nội||Hàng Đẫy Stadium||22,000|
|Hòa Phát Hà Nội||Hà Nội||Hàng Đẫy Stadium||22,500||2003|
|Hoàng Anh Gia Lai||Pleiku||Pleiku Stadium||15,000||2003|
|Khatoco Khánh Hoà FC||Nha Trang||August 19th Stadium||18,150||2000|
|Lam Sơn Thanh Hóa FC||Thanh Hóa||Thanh Hoa Stadium||14,000||2010|
|Navibank Sài Gòn FC||Hồ Chí Minh City||Thong Nhat Stadium||25,000||2010|
|SHB Ðà Nẵng FC||Đà Nẵng||Chi Lang Stadium||30,000||2001|
|Sông Lam Nghệ An FC||Vinh||Vinh Stadium||12,000||2000|
|Hà Nội T&T F.C.||Hà Nội||Hàng Đẫy Stadium||22,500||2008|
|Xi Măng Hải Phòng FC||Hải Phòng||Lạch Tray Stadium||30,000||2000|
|XM The Vissai Ninh Binh||Ninh Bình||Ninh Bình Stadium||22,000||2010|
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