The Ethiopian Premier League (Amharic:የኢትዮጵያ ፕሪምየር ሊግ), also known as the BetKing Ethiopian Premier League for sponsorship reasons, is the top association football division in Ethiopia. The league is regulated by the Ethiopian Premier League Share Company (formerly regulated by the Ethiopian Football Federation From 1997 to 2020). Established in 1997 (1990 E.C.), it replaced the former first division (est.1944). Contested by sixteen clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the other secondary and tertiary leagues in Ethiopia. The league has been an annual competition since the 1997–98 season with Saint George S.C. emerging as the country’s leading club in this era with 14 titles (29 first division titles overall).