Castelo Branco Football Association

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Associação de Futebol de Castelo Branco
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Abbreviation AF Castelo Branco
Formation 1936
Purpose District Football Association
Headquarters Quinta do Amieiro de Baixo, Lt. 4
Location
President Jorge Manuel Farinha Nunes
Website afcastelobranco.pt

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

Background[edit]

Associação de Futebol de Castelo Branco, commonly referred to as AF Castelo Branco, is the governing body for football in the district of Castelo Branco which covers the 11 municipalities of Belmonte, Castelo Branco, Covilhã, Fundão, Idanha-a-Nova, Oleiros, Penamacor, Proença-a-Nova, Sertã, Vila de Rei and Vila Velha de Ródão. The Football Association is based in Castelo Branco. The Association's President is Jorge Manuel Farinha Nunes.[2]

The organisation was established on 22 March 1936 and the early clubs included:

  • Associação Académica Albicastrense
  • Associação Humanitária dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Castelo Branco
  • Clube de Futebol "Os Albicastrenses"
  • Clube de Futebol "Os Covilhanenses"
  • Desportivo Operário Covilhanense
  • Onze Vermelho Albicastrense
  • Sport Lisboa e Tortosendo
  • Sporting Clube de Castelo Branco
  • Sporting Clube da Covilhã
  • Sporting Clube do Fundão

Out of the 10 founding clubs, six no longer exist. Sporting Clube da Covilhã has been the most successful and has competed in the national division.[3]

Notable clubs in the Castelo Branco FA[edit]

Current Division - 2013–14 Season[edit]

The AF Castelo Branco runs the following division covering the fourth tier of the Portuguese football league system.

1ª Divisão[edit]

  • Associação Cultural e Recreativa de Atalaia do Campo
  • Associação Desportiva e Cultural de Pedrogão de S. Pedro
  • Associação Desportiva e Cultural de Proença-A-Nova
  • Associação Desportiva Estação
  • Associação Recreativa e Cultural de Oleiros
  • Centro Desportivo Recreativo e Cultural de Vila Velha de Rodão
  • Clube Académico do Fundão
  • Clube Desportivo de Alcains
  • Grupo Desportivo Teixosense
  • Grupo Desportivo Vitória de Sernache
  • União Desportiva de Belmonte

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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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Recent divisional winners[edit]

Seasons 1ª Divisão
2005/06 Penamacorense
2006/07 Unhais da Serra
2007/08 Atalaia do Campo
2008/09 Alcains
2009/10 Águias do Moradal
2010/11 Penamacorense
2011/12 Vitória de Sernache
2012/13 Águias do Moradal
2013/14 Vitória de Sernache

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Associação de Futebol de Castelo Branco" (in Portuguese). AF Castelo Branco. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Associações Distritais - Associação Portuguesa de Árbitros de Futebol - apaf.pt" (in Portuguese). APAF. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Associação de Futebol de Castelo Branco - Historia" (in Portuguese). AF Castelo Branco. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  4. ^ "zerozero - Castelo Branco". Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Futebol Total - Castelo Branco". Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  6. ^ "Portugal - Regional Championships - RSSSF". Paulo Martins and João Nunes for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  7. ^ "AF Castelo Branco 1ª Divisão - footballzz.co.uk". footballzz.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-12.