Thessaly Football Clubs Association
The Thessaly Football Clubs Association (TFCA) (Ένωση Ποδοσφαιρικών Σωματείων Θεσσαλίας, ΕΠΣΘ = Enosi Podosfairikon/Podosferikon Somateion/Somation Thessalias/Thesalias, EPSTh) is a football (soccer) organization in the Magnesia prefecture that is part of the Greek Football Federation.
Thessaly FCA was founded in 1929 with its headquarters in Volos and the main power took part in soccer clubs throughout Thessaly. Later on, it founded separate association for three other prefectures: Larissa, Trikkala and Karditsa and the responsibility of TFCA remained only for the football (soccer) clubs in Magnesia. The association has now around 50 clubs.
Basic organizations of the TFCA is the local football (soccer) championship divided into three divisions and the Thessaly (Magnesia) Cup in which clubs from local divisions, the club-member of the prefecture that plays in the Fourth Division and the main awards of the prefecture's club that plays in higher categories including the First, the Second and the Third.
The champions of the TFCA enters the Fourth Division.
The cup championship of the TFCA plays in the Greek Cup.
The TFCA councils youth and children's championships, the women's football (soccer) club and the Mixed Thessaly Football Clubs Association which has matches with clubs from the other associations.
The TFCA include its honors for the greatest scorer and the teams with the highest points fair play in every division.
|1995||Rigas Feraios Velestino|
|2008||Pyrassos Nea Anchialos|
|2010||Rigas Fereos Velestino|
|2012||not yet played|
The 2008-09 season, the TFCA championships includes the clubs of each division:
The first division features 18 clubs. The winner enters the Fourth Division. Two or three teams with the lowest points relegates to the second division. Relegated club from the Fourth Division returns to the prefectural first division.
- Dimini AU
- Aias Sourpi
- Apollon Kanali
- Aris Melissatika
- Doxa Aerinos
- Lechonio Union
- Nei Athlites Nikis
- Panionios Nea Ionia
- Sarakinos Volos
This division features 18 clubs. The winner and the second place runner-up enters the first division. Two or three teams ending up in the last place relegates to the third division.
- Agia Paraskevi
- Anthimos Gazi
- Athlitiki Enossi 2002
- Iraklis Agioi Theodoroi
This division contains 12 clubs. The winner and the runner-up enters the second division.
- Aias Tr.
- Aris Anthi
- Iraklis Volos
- Kentavros Argalasti
- Kentavros Zagora
- Magnesia GAU
- Sipiados GAU
- Toxotis Volos
The teams that were in the higher division that were not included in the 2008-09 season are listed here:
Teams in the highest categories
The power of the TFCA includes six teams in the 2008-09 season in national divisions:
- Third Division:
- Fourth Division:
- Olympiakos Volos (dissolved due to scandals and briberies that the team made)
- Official website (Greek)