A Lyga

Publication date: 29 Aug 2022

About the Lithuanian Football Championship

The Lithuanian Football Championship (A Lyga) is the top division of the Lithuanian professional football club’s championship. Championship takes place annually. 10 teams participate in it. The new season starts in March or April. The reigning winner is a team Žalgiris (Vilnius).

Official website of A Lyga

2022 A Lyga

The 34th Lithuanian Football Championship takes place from 4 March to 11 November 2022.

Accepting applications from the teams took place from 18 November to 1 December 2021.

History of the A Lyga

The history of football championships in Lithuania began in 1922. In 1933-1935, local people built football stands similar to the modern ones.

In 1953, the first football competitions were held in the new Žalgiris Stadium. The Spartak team from Vilnius fought against the Dzerzhinets team from Chelyabinsk. Spartak achieved a historic victory with the score 10:2.

The first football associations started to appear in 1955 in Vilnius city.

In 1962, it was decided to unite the Spartak and Žalgiris teams. Thereby, the modern Žalgiris team was founded, with 9 wins under its belt.

Winners of the previous seasons of the A Lyga

The year Venue Results/ Winning team
2021 Lithuania Žalgiris
2020 Lithuania Žalgiris
2019 Lithuania Sūduva

2023 A Lyga

Information about dates and venues of the next A Lyga season is being clarified.

Keep an eye on the dates of football tournaments and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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