Aveiro Football Association

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Associação de Futebol de Aveiro
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Abbreviation AF Aveiro
Formation 1924
Purpose District Football Association
Headquarters Quinta do Simão – Esgueira
Location
President Eng. Dino Augusto F. Rasga
Website afaveiro.pt
Estádio Municipal, Aveiro
Estádio Municipal, Aveiro

The Associação de Futebol de Aveiro (Aveiro Football Association) is one of the 22 District Football Associations that are affiliated to the Portuguese Football Federation. The AF Aveiro administers lower tier football in the district of Aveiro.[1]

Background[edit]

Associação de Futebol de Aveiro, commonly referred to as AF Aveiro, is the governing body for football in the district of Aveiro which covers the 19 municipalities of Anadia, Albergaria a Velha, Agueda, Aveiro, Arouca, Castelo Paiva, Espinho, Estarreja, Oliveira Azemeis, Oliveira Bairro, Ovar, Mealhada, Murtosa, Ilhavo, Sever do Vouga, São João Madeira, Santa Maria da Feira, Vagos and Vale de Cambra. The Football Association is based in Aveiro. The Association's President is Eng. Dino Augusto F. Rasga.[2]

The organisation was established on 22 September 1924 at the initiative of a distinguished group of leaders led by Mario Duarte.

The early clubs included:

The first formal meeting of the Board was held on 14 November 1924.[3]

Competitions[edit]

Aveiro clubs compete in the three national levels of the Portuguese football league system in competitions run by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (Primeira Liga and Segunda Liga) and Portuguese Football Federation (Campeonato Nacional de Seniores).

FC Arouca play in the Primeira Liga[4] while SC Beira-Mar, CD Feirense and UD Oliveirense compete in the Segunda Liga.[5]

Below the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores the competitions are organised at a district level (known in Portuguese as Distritais) with each District Association organising its competitions according to geographical and other factors.

The AF Aveiro runs several league competitions with the Division One (1ª Divisão) being at the fourth level of the league system.

In more general terms the AF Aveiro currently organises District Championships for football and Futsal for men and women for all age groups including Senior, Junior, Youth, Beginners, Infants and Schools.[6]

Notable clubs affiliated to AF Aveiro[edit]

Current Divisions - 2013–14 Season[edit]

AF Aveiro organizes the following divisions covering the fourth and fifth tiers of the Portuguese football league system.

Division One (1ª divisão)[edit]


Division Two (2ª divisão)[edit]

Former participants[edit]

Other clubs that have competed in the Distritais since the 1992/93 season include:

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District Championships[edit]

Historic champions[edit]

Titles

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Divisional champions[edit]

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List of member clubs[edit]