Coimbra Football Association
|Purpose||District Football Association|
|Headquarters||Rua Ferreira Borges, 155 - 2º|
|Apolino Manuel dos Santos Pereira|
The Associação de Futebol de Coimbra (Coimbra Football Association) is one of the 22 District Football Associations that are affiliated to the Portuguese Football Federation. The AF Coimbra administers lower tier football in the district of Coimbra.
Associação de Futebol de Coimbra, commonly referred to as AF Coimbra, is the governing body for football in the district of Coimbra. The Football Association is based in Coimbra. The Association's President is Apolino Manuel dos Santos Pereira.
The organisation was founded on 22 October 1922 following meetings held at Sport Clube Conimbricense. The provisional constitution was prepared by Dr. Mário Machado, Manuel Camões, João Barata and Lt. Ribeiro da Costa.
Coimbra clubs compete in two of 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). Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F. play in the Primeira Liga while Associação Naval 1º de Maio competes in Campeonato Nacional de Seniores.
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 Coimbra runs two league competitions known as the Division of Honour (Honra) at the fourth level of the league system and two series below, 1ª divisão (série A) and 1ª divisão (série B), at the fifth level.
In more general terms the AF Coimbra currently organises District Championships for football and Futsal for men and women for all age groups including Senior, Junior, Youth, Beginners, Infants and Schools.
Notable clubs affiliated to AF Coimbra
Current Divisions - 2013–14 Season
The AF Coimbra runs the following divisions covering the fourth and fifth tiers of the Portuguese football league system.
1ª divisão – série A
1ª divisão – série B
- Portuguese District Football Associations
- Portuguese football competitions
- List of football clubs in Portugal
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