The V-League is the top professional football league in Vietnam. Launched in 1980, the league currently involves 14 teams.
The V-League season starts in February and ends in August. In each season, each club plays each of the other clubs twice, once at home and another away, for a total of 26 games.
The top team is qualified for AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League qualifying rounds.
The number of foreign players is restricted to five per team, and teams can use three foreigners on the field each game.