|Number of teams||40|
20 (Premier Division)
20 (Division One)
|Level on pyramid||9 and 10|
|Promotion to||Level 8|
Northern Premier League Division One East
|Relegation to||Level 10|
United Counties League Division One
Central Midlands League North or South Division
Humber Premier League Premier Division
Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division
Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Division
West Yorkshire League Premier Division
York League Premier Division
Yorkshire Amateur League Supreme Division
|Current champions|| Worksop Town (Premier Division)|
Grimsby Borough (Division One)
|Current: 2020–21 season|
The Northern Counties East Football League is a semi-professional English football league. It has two divisions – Premier Division and Division One – which stand at the ninth and tenth levels of the football pyramid respectively.
The league was formed in 1982 following the merger of the Yorkshire League and Midland League.For its inaugural season, the league consisted of five divisions. Since then, the league has undergone several changes to the point where it currently (2017) has two divisions of 22 teams.
The league has maintained promotion and relegation between its divisions since its beginning. In 2015 a series of play-offs were introduced for the first time to determine a third promotee from Division One.
The competition has several feeder leagues at level 11 of the pyramid, which may provide new member clubs each year:
Clubs are also liable to be transferred to other leagues if the FA deems it geographically suitable to do so.
Since the league's formation in 1982, the following clubs have won promotion to higher levels of the English football league system – normally to the Northern Premier League –
The league currently has just one cup competition, the League Cup, which is contested by every club in the league.
President's Cup and Trophy
In the past the league has had additional cup competitions. The Trophy was contested by the Division One clubs and the President's Cup which featured the top eight teams in each division from the previous season, provided they remain in the league.
Member clubs in national competitions
FA Cup First Round
The following NCEL clubs have reached the First Round proper of the FA Cup –
FA Vase finalists
The following NCEL clubs have reached the Final of the FA Vase –
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