Definition of non-league in English:

non-league

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to a sports club that does not belong to one of a country's main professional leagues.

    ‘he's one of the best players in non-league football’
    • ‘Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has heard the only way to succeed in the NCAA Tournament is to play an excruciatingly difficult non-league schedule.’
    • ‘Three years ago he feared his career was tailing off… at best in the lower divisions, possibly even in the non-league ranks.’
    • ‘Bury welcome Tyldesley to the Radcliffe Road ground tomorrow in a non-league fixture, kick-off 2.30 pm.’
    • ‘Pittsburgh will not leave its city limits for a nonleague road game.’
    • ‘Murray State has flown four times, all to non-league games.’
    • ‘Conference clubs, meanwhile, are contemplating a second division of their own for leading non-league clubs.’
    • ‘I really don't want to play any more non league games.’
    • ‘Brazilian footballing legend Socrates has helped turn humble Garforth Town into the most talked-about non-league team in the world this week.’
    • ‘In May 1997, an energy drink manufacturer advertised its product on nasal strips worn by non-league Chelmsford City.’
    • ‘I thought we had done a good job of scheduling tough nonleague games.’
    • ‘A talented team can win a lot of games without exceptional playmaking, especially against overmatched non-league opponents.’
    • ‘Ellison is no stranger to Tigers manager Peter Taylor, he took him from non-league Altrincham to Leicester City back in 2001.’
    • ‘The pen pics paint a colourful picture of life at The Spartans Football Club, the non-league team currently defying the odds.’
    • ‘Brazilian soccer legend Socrates arrived in Yorkshire last night ahead of his eagerly anticipated debut for a non-league team.’
    • ‘The season starts here for many of the York-area non-league clubs with the pre-season friendly schedules getting under way.’
    • ‘The Bantams romped to a 5-win at non-league Harrogate Town last night.’
    • ‘Mason helped Yorkshire to a 12-6 victory over Lincolnshire in the annual non-league meeting at Elsham.’
    • ‘Outside the masochism of the Maul Invitational, Michigan State will play just two nonleague games against big-name opponents.’
    • ‘I do, however, follow my local non-league side.’
    • ‘The long road to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium - rather than Wembley - begins tomorrow for a number of non-league clubs in the region.’