Canada Tier 1

Premier League - 2020 Season

Island Games

League Guide & Facts

  • 2020 Season changed due to Covid 19

  • The top tier of Canadian football

  • 8 teams

  • Teams play each other once (7 games)

  • 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw

  • Top 4 qualify for second phase

Second Phase

  • Group of 4

  • Play each other once

  • Top 2 sides meet in Grand Final


  • No relegation (closed shop)


  • 7 subs named, maximum 3 used

  • There must be no more than 5 foreign players in the playing 11

  • Under-21 domestic players must play a combined total of 250 minutes of the 10 matches played. (Born after 31/12/1999) Teams will be fined $10,000 if they fail to meet this threshold.

  • Maximum squad size of 23 players

  • Maximum of 7 foreign players

  • Maximum Squad Salary of $19,500 p/w

Location Of Clubs

Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

Tour North America

*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive

Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds

*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save

Football Manager 2021 - Canadian Premier League

Club Culture

Football Manager 2021 - Canadian Premier League


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