A BOLA – Discussion of the number of titles: Learn about the opinions requested by FPF (Football)

A BOLA – Discussion of the number of titles: Learn about the opinions requested by FPF (Football)

The Portuguese Football Federation already has at its disposal two opinions prepared by researchers from the universities of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra on the classification of national competitions, which will be voted on June 29 in the Extraordinary General Assembly, which will also be considered. received. The rules of judging and discipline were voted on last week in the AG da Liga – a session that could rewrite the history of national football titles.

The creation of the Independent Commission for the Analysis of National Titles (CIATN) in 2018 was the result of a Sporting claim that required four more Portuguese League titles to be won four times (1922/1923, 1933/1934). ). , 1935/1936 and 1937/1938) The Portuguese Championship, held between 1921/1922 and 1937/1938, the winners of which, according to the Lions, should have their name included in the list of national champion clubs.

As promised, when the exhibition presented by Sporting won, the Portuguese Football Federation provided an analysis and historical assessment of the competition to a group of experts – the so-called Independent Commission for the Analysis of National Titles (CIATN), which will report the results about four years later. And, you know, the ball goes into the discussion and approval of two opinions. And if one of them is approved – the AG of the federation may decide not to approve any of them … – whatever it is, the list of national titles will be changed.


Developed by Amandio JM Barros, Manuel A. Janeira and Ricardo C. Pereira (all nominated by the University of Porto) and Sylvia AS Alves (from the University of Lisbon), it is an idea that will bring about more drastic changes in education. . the history of two major national events. “The winners of the Portuguese Championship between the 1921/1922 and 1933/1934 seasons should be considered as national champions as well as the winners of the League Championship (between 1934/1935 and 1937/1938), which precedes the national championship. The winners of the Portuguese championship between 1934/1935 and 1937/1938 should be recognized as the winners of the Portuguese Cup. “

In other words, Sporting, if the partners’ opinion is confirmed, will have two more titles of national champions like Benfica, but the big beneficiaries will be FC Porto (+3) and Beleneness (+3). And Maritimo, Carcavelinhos and Olhanense will also appear on the list of country champions. In the case of the Portuguese Cup, Sporting have two other players, Benfica and Porto.


Author Francisco Pinheiro (appointed by the University of Coimbra) is the 2nd opinion to be more conservative. “The Portuguese Championship is the previous event of the Portuguese Cup and the League Championship (Ligue I and II) of the national championship (Divisions I and II). Therefore, the winners of the League Championship (between 1934/35 and 1937/1938) should be recognized as national champions and the clubs that have won the Portuguese championship from 1921/1922 to the present are the winners of the Portuguese Cup. case.

In other words, if this idea was approved by the General Assembly of the Portuguese Football Federation, the history of the country’s titles would remain unchanged and only the winners of the Portuguese Cup would change. In that case, Sporting and Porto will be the biggest winners, having four more home trophies, but Benfica and Belences will immediately be left behind, winning each of the three trophies. And, of course, Maritimo, Carcavelinius and Olhanense will appear as the winners of the Portuguese Cup.

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