Uruguayan Divisional Intermedia

Divisional Intermedia was an Uruguayan football league, established in 1915 as the second division of the country's league system to replace Segunda División (folded the previous year). Running from 1915 to 1971, Intermedia was the second division from 1915 to 1941, and then became the third level when professional Uruguayan Segunda División was established in 1942.[1]

Divisional Intermedia
Organising bodyAUF
Founded1915
Folded1942; 79 years ago (1942)
Country Uruguay
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Level on pyramid2 (1915–41)
3 (1942–71)
Promotion toPrimera División (1915–41)
Segunda División (1942–71)
Relegation toDivisional Extra (1915–71)
Last championsCerro
(1941)
Most championshipsColón
Mar de Fondo
Progreso
Uruguay Montevideo
(4 titles each)

The most winning teams of the division were Colón, Mar de Fondo, Progreso, and Uruguay Montevideo with 4 titles each.

HistoryEdit

The first second division established in Uruguay, the Segunda División had been held since 1903, although it was contested irregularly. When it folded in 1915, the "Divisional Intermedia" replaced it as the second division. Unlike its predecessor, Intermedia was linked to the Primera División, with champions promoting to that division in a promotion and relegation regular system between both leagues.[2]

In 1932, football became professional in Uruguay so Primera División and Intermedia (which still remained amateur) lost their connection. Nevertheless, in 1937, when some lower division clubs acceded to professionalism, a playoff match was played between team placed last in Primera and the champion of Intermedia to decide what clubs would be promoted and/or relegated.[3] This system lasted until 1942, when a professional Uruguayan Segunda División was created and the traditional promotion and relegation system was reinstated.[4]

Divisional Intermedia lasted until 1971 when it was merged with "Divisional Extra" to form "Primera C" (currently, Segunda División Amateur), the third division on pyramid.

List of championsEdit

Complete list of champions, with missing information of runner ups and 3rd. positions of each season.[5][6] From 1942–71, Intermedia was the 3rd. division of Uruguay.

Season Champion
1915 Dublín
1916 Charley
1917 Misiones F.C. [note 1]
1918 Belgrano
1919 Liverpool
1920 Lito
1921 Rampla Juniors
1922 Bella Vista
1923 Racing
1924 Capurro
1925 Colón
1926 Sud América
1927 Colón
1928 Central
1929 Racing
1930 Racing
1931 Colón
1932 Wilson
1933 Montevideo Olimpia
1934 Maroñas
1935 C.S. Miramar [note 1]
1936 Liverpool
1937 Liverpool
1938 Progreso
1939 Progreso
1940 Cerro
1941 Cerro
1942 Fénix
1943 Danubio
1944 Olivol
1945 Bahía
1946 Canillitas
1947 Artigas
1948
(not completed)
1949 Fénix
1950 Uruguay Montevideo
1951 Cerrito
1952 Mar de Fondo
1953 Canillitas
1954 Colón f
1955 Uruguay Montevideo
1956 Progreso
1957 Uruguay Montevideo
1958 Mar de Fondo
1959 Bella Vista
1960 Huracán Buceo
1961 Mar de Fondo
1962 La Luz
1963 Progreso
1964 Platense
1965 Uruguay Montevideo
1966 Rentistas
1967 Huracán Buceo
1968 Alto Perú
1969 Mar de Fondo
1970 Cerrito
1971 Misiones F.C. [note 1]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c In 1980, Misiones Football Club and Club Sportivo Miramar merged to form current club Miramar Misiones.

Titles by clubEdit

Club Titles Winning years
Colón
4
1925, 1927, 1931, 1954
Progreso
4
1938, 1939, 1956, 1963
Uruguay Montevideo
4
1950, 1955, 1957, 1965
Mar de Fondo
4
1952, 1958, 1961, 1969
Racing
3
1923, 1929, 1930
Misiones
2
1917, 1971
Liverpool
2
1919, 1937
Bella Vista
2
1922, 1959
Cerro
2
1940, 1941
Fénix
2
1942, 1949
Canillitas
2
1946, 1953
Cerrito
2
1951, 1970
Huracán Buceo
2
1960, 1967

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historial de la Divisional C by Eduardo Merica on Diario Uruguay, 13 Sep 2020
  2. ^ Uruguay - List of Champions Third Division by Francisco Fernández on the RSSSF
  3. ^ "Uruguay: Primera C" on Historias Coperas (blog), 15 Dec 2020
  4. ^ Divisional Intermedia
  5. ^ Cumplimos 107 años on Miramar Misiones website
  6. ^ Rentistas, el humilde campeón que marcó un hito, Clarín, 15 Oct 2020