|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||Latvian Higher League|
|Relegation to||Latvian Second League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Latvian Cup|
|Current champions|| FK Tukums 2000 |
|Website||Latvian Football Federation|
|Current: 2020 Latvian First League|
The Latvian First League (Latvian : Latvijas Pirmā līga, 1. līga) is the second tier of football in Latvia and is organised by the Latvian Football Federation. The league is also known as the Komanda.lv First League (Komanda.lv 1. līga) for sponsorship reasons, after the Komanda.lv sporting goods store became the league's main sponsor in 2015. From 2007 to 2008, the tournament was known as the Traffic 1. līga, due to its sponsorship by the "Traffic auto advert" advertising company.
There are 15 clubs in the First League. During the course of the season each club plays the every other club twice, once at home and once away, with a total of 28 games. At the end of the season, the highest placed club is automatically promoted to the Virslīga. The second lowest placed club in the Virslīga and the second placed club in the First League compete in a Play-off over two matches for the remaining place in the following season's Virslīga. However, for the 2009 season, the Virslīga was expanded to 9 clubs. Therefore, there was no relegation and the top two clubs in the First League, FK Daugava (champions) and FC Tranzīts (runners-up) were promoted to the Virslīga. The club finishing at the bottom of the First League is relegated to the Second League.
9 clubs are taking part in the 2020 Komanda.lv 1.līga season:
|1992||Decemviri Rīga||1||"Zenta Rīga"|
|1994||FK Kvadrāts||1||Starts Brocēni|
|1995||FK Jūrnieks||1||FK Lokomotīve Daugavpils|
|1996||Vecrīga Rīga||1||FK Valmiera|
|1998||PFK Rīga||1||Jaunība Daugavpils|
|2000||Zibens-Zemessardze Daugavpils||1||Skonto/Metāls Rīga|
|2001||Auda Rīga||1||RKB-Arma Rīga|
|2002||RKB-Arma Rīga||2 a||Ditton Daugavpils|
|2003||FK Jūrmala||1||Multibanka Rīga|
|2004||FK Ventspils-2||1||Ditton-2 Daugavpils|
|2005||Skonto-2 Rīga||1||Skonto-2 Rīga|
|2006||JFK Olimps Rīga||1||Ditton-2 Daugavpils|
|2007||FK Vindava Ventspils||1||FK Blāzma Rēzekne|
|2008||FK Daugava||1||FC Tranzīts|
|2009||FK Jelgava||1||FK Jaunība Rīga|
|2010||FB Gulbene 2005||1||FC Jūrmala|
|2011||FS METTA/LU||1||FK Liepājas Metalurgs-2|
|2012||FK Liepājas Metalurgs-2||1||Ilūkstes NSS|
|2013||BFC Daugavpils||1||FB Gulbene 2005|
|2014||FB Gulbene 2005||2||Rēzeknes BJSS|
|2015||FC Caramba/Dinamo||1||Valmiera Glass FK/BSS|
|2016||SK Babīte||1||Olaine/Super Nova|
|2017||FK Valmiera Glass/ViA||1||FK Progress/AFA Olaine|
|2018||BFC Daugavpils/Progress||2||SK Super Nova|
|2019||FK Tukums 2000||1||SK Super Nova|
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