|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||Belarusian Premier League|
|Relegation to||Belarusian Second League|
|Current champions|| Sputnik Rechitsa |
|Current: 2020 Belarusian First League|
The Belarusian First League is the second division of professional football in Belarus. It was created in 1992, following the Belarusian independence.
The typical format of the league involves 16 clubs playing a double round-robin tournament over 30 matchdays (with the exception of shortened 1992 and 1995 seasons, which were a single round-robin tournaments). On several occasions the number of participating teams was smaller (15 or 14), due to last minute withdrawals and no teams available for replacement.
In most of the seasons, two best teams are getting promoted to Belarusian Premier League, while two worst teams are relegated Belarusian Second League. There were, however, some deviations from this formula, particularly when the Premier League was expanding or shortening.
In 2019, the Belarusian First League will consist of the following 15 teams:
|Team||Location||Position in 2018|
|Smolevichi||Smolevichi||Premier League, 15|
|Rukh Brest||Brest||Second League, 1|
|Krumkachy Minsk||Minsk||Second League, 2|
|Sputnik Rechitsa||Rechitsa||Second League, 3|
Teams in bold were promoted to Premier League at the end of the season.
|1992||Dinamo-2 Minsk||Shinnik Bobruisk||Kommunalnik Pinsk|
|1992–93||Shinnik Bobruisk||Polesye Mozyr||Selmash Mogilev|
|1993–94||Obuvschik Lida||Polesye Mozyr||Kommunalnik Pinsk|
|1994–95||MPKC Mozyr||Ataka-Aura Minsk||Kommunalnik Pinsk|
|1995||Naftan-Devon Novopolotsk||Kommunalnik Pinsk 1||Fomalgaut Borisov|
|1996||Transmash Mogilev||Kommunalnik Slonim||Khimik Svetlogorsk|
|1999||Kommunalnik Slonim||Vedrich-97 Rechitsa||Dinamo-Yuni Minsk|
|2001||Torpedo Zhodino||Zvezda-VA-BGU Minsk||Darida Minsk Raion|
|2002||Darida Minsk Raion||Naftan Novopolotsk||Lokomotiv Minsk|
|2003||Lokomotiv Vitebsk||MTZ-RIPO Minsk||Smorgon|
|2004||Lokomotiv Minsk||Vedrich-97 Rechitsa 2||Smorgon|
|2005||Belshina Bobruisk||Lokomotiv Vitebsk||Smorgon|
|2007||Savit Mogilev||Granit Mikashevichi||Lokomotiv Minsk|
|2008||Minsk||Khimik Svetlogorsk||Belshina Bobruisk|
|2009||Belshina Bobruisk||Volna Pinsk||DSK Gomel|
|2010||Gomel||SKVICH Minsk 1||DSK Gomel|
|2011||Slavia Mozyr||Partizan Minsk 3||Gorodeya|
|2012||Dnepr Mogilev||Gorodeya 1||Vitebsk|
|2014||Granit Mikashevichi||Slavia Mozyr||Vitebsk|
|2015||Isloch Minsk Raion||Gorodeya||Krumkachy Minsk|
|2017||Luch Minsk||Smolevichi-STI||Torpedo Minsk|
|2018||Slavia Mozyr||Energetik-BGU Minsk||Belshina Bobruisk|
|2019||Belshina Bobruisk||Smolevichi||Rukh Brest|
|2020||Sputnik Rechitsa||Gomel||Krumkachy Minsk|
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