Bragança Football Association
The Associação de Futebol de Bragança (Bragança Football Association) is one of the 22 District Football Associations that are affiliated to the Portuguese Football Federation. The AF Bragança administers lower tier football in the district of Bragança.
|Purpose||District Football Association|
|Headquarters||Bairro da Coxa – Fundo Fomento Habitação|
|Eduardo Humberto Pires Ane|
Associação de Futebol de Bragança, commonly referred to as AF Bragança, is the governing body for football in the district of Bragança. The Football Association is based in Bragança. The Association's President is Eduardo Humberto Pires Ane.
The organisation was founded on 30 September 1930 and was affiliated to the Portuguese Football Federation on 24 January 1931. Sport Clube de Mirandela represented the district of Bragança in the national championships in those early years. From 1945 until 1953 there is no evidence that AF Bragança was operating and leading clubs affiliated to AF Vila Real.
In 2013-14 3 Bragança clubs compete in the national levels of the Portuguese football league system in Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (the third level of the Portuguese football league system), a competition run by the Portuguese Football Federation.
Below the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (Portuguese third level) 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 Bragança runs one league competition known as the Division of Honour (Honra) at the fourth level of the league system and a cup competition known as Taça AF Bragança. At one time there were two divisions in the league, known as Honra and 1ª divisão but this format was dropped in 2005/06.
In more general terms the AF Bragança 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 BragançaEdit
Current Divisions - 2013–14 SeasonEdit
The AF Bragança runs the following division covering the fourth tier of the Portuguese football league system.
- Águia Futebol Clube de Vimioso
- Associação Desportiva e Cultural de Rebordelo
- Associação Estudantes Africanos de Bragança
- Associação Recreativa Alfandeguense
- Centro Cultural e Desportivo Minas de Argozelo
- Futebol Clube de Vinhais
- Grupo Desportivo de Bragança B
- Grupo Desportivo de Poiares
- Grupo Desportivo de Sendim
- Grupo Desportivo de Torre de Moncorvo
- Grupo Desportivo e Cultural de Santa Comba da Vilariça
- Grupo Desportivo Mirandês
- Sport Clube Mirandela B
- Vila Flor Sport Clube
Other clubs that have competed in the Distritais since the 1992/93 season include:
List of member clubsEdit