Porto Football Association

Porto Football Association
Founded 1912
Country Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 98
20 (Division of Elite)
16 (Division of Honour)
32 (First Division)
30 (Second Division)
Level on pyramid 4,5, 6, 7
Promotion to Campeonato Nacional de Seniores
Most championships F.C. Porto (30 titles)
Website http://www.afporto.com/

The Porto Football Association (Associação de Futebol do Porto, abrv. AF Porto) is the district governing body for the all football competitions in the Portuguese district of Porto. It is also the regulator of the clubs registered in the district.

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. AF Porto runs a league competition with four divisions, at the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh levels of the Portuguese football league system and a cup competition known as Taça AF Porto (since 2013–14).

Notable clubs in the Porto FA

Primeira Liga

Segunda Liga

Campeonato Nacional de Seniores

Paços de Ferreira, Porto, Rio Ave, Aves, Leixões, Penafiel, Trofense, Boavista, Tirsense, Varzim, Leça, the forerunners to Felgueiras and Salgueiros, and the defunct Académico do Porto have competed in Primeira Liga, which at 14 clubs is the highest total for a District Association.


Current Championships - 2013–14 Season

The AF Porto runs the following divisions:

  • Division of Elite (created in 2013-14) (tier 4)
  • Division of Honour (tier 5)
  • First Division (tier 6)
  • Second Division (tier 7)

Porto Championship




  1. "Portugal - Regional Championships - RSSSF". Paulo Martins and João Nunes for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-01.

See also

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