Mouzilo A Ethniki
Mouzilo Alpha Ethniki (Greek: Άλφα Εθνική Κατηγορία Μουζήλου, literally "First National Category of Mouzilo"), also known as A Ethniki and The First National League, is the top division national football league of Mouzilo.The league was formed in February 2020 and started play on 1 April the same year. Unlike all the other leagues in Europe, it follows the American league system, in combination with the familiar to Europeans promotion and relegation system. The league consists of 8 teams split in two conferences (or divisions), and the regular season runs from April to May, with teams playing 14 games each. The champion is decided in the post-regular season playoffs. Another peculiarity of the league is that it is simulated, owing this to the lack of infastructure.
|Founded||2020 (de facto)|
|Number of teams||8|
|Levels on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||B Ethniki|
|Domestic cup(s)||Royal Cup of Mouzilo|
The league is organized by the Football Federation of Mouzilo as a closed league system with the B ethniki, meaning that only specific clubs are allowed to join in the nation's leagues. 3 of A Ethniki's teams were founded specifically for the league and are managed directly as franchises by the Federation.
|Royal Analipsis Club||2019||Analipsis||n/a|
|Royal Mouzilo Eagles||2013||Hagiopolis||n/a|
During the regular season, all clubs in the league play against each other, once at home and once away, for a total of 14 games. At the end of the regular season, the top two teams from each conference advance to the playoff round, where they compete in knockout games in the double elimination format (meaning rivals face each other once at home and once away), in the quarter-final and the semi-final. The last two teams standing face off in a single game called the Super Final, the winner of which is crowned the Mouziliot champion of that season. In addition, the best performing team of the regular season is awarded the Community Shield, therefore it is possible for the best performing team of the regular season and the Super Final winner to be different teams.
At the bottom of the conference table, the worst performing team in each gets relegated to the B Ethniki and is replaced by the respective conference's playoff winner of the B Ethniki Playoffs.
|Season||Super Final Champion||Community Shield Champion|