Sport’s opinion on the title problem was voted on on the FPF General Assembly on June 29. The doc was not a part of the agenda, however was included on the request of Francisco Salgado Zanja and Miguel Nogueira Wright, representatives of FPF AG and members of the sports activities board. The lion’s opinion was endorsed by Diogo Ramada Curto and Bernardo Pinto da Cruz. The Lions thought-about the Portuguese Cup (CP), organized in knockout type between 1921 and 1938, to be a very powerful occasion on the calendar and thus a predecessor to the league relatively than the Portuguese Cup, and subsequently its winner would be the nationwide group champion. Completely right. On the opposite hand, the regulation ought to be withdrawn from golf equipment that received the Experimental League (LE) between 1934 and 1938.
In this case, the game provides 4 titles to its historical past (1922/23, 1933/34, 1935/36 and 1937/38). Benfica will hold 37 factors (misplaced 3 in LE, achieve 3 in CP), whereas FC Porto could have a complete of 32 as a substitute of 29 (lose 1 in LE, achieve 3 in CP) and Belenenses 4 as a substitute of 1 (gather 3 CPs). In the championship checklist, as well as to Boavista, Olhanese, Maritimo and Carcavellinos may also be on the checklist.
Neither view, which has develop into a part of the FPF AG’s agenda, glad Sporting’s ego. Decisions will be made by representatives of district associations, courses, and different members, together with leagues. FPF has by no means publicly expressed its place on the matter. “It’s a subject I will not vote on (…). But sport and all different golf equipment deserve a choice by the General Assembly with the backing of a tutorial opinion”, Fernando Gomez stated in an interview RecordFebruary 25.
Two competing views on sports activities current totally different views.
Opinion 1 (by Amândio Barros, Manuel Janeira, Ricardo Pereira and Sílvia Alves) held that the winners of the Portuguese Championships (CP) between 1921-22 and 1933-34 ought to be thought-about nationwide champions, including that solely in 1934-35 The years are the CP that may be thought-about the predecessor of the Portuguese Cup, because the so-referred to as “Campeonato das Ligas” began from that season (two competitions at the moment are thought-about nationwide). In this case, Porto and Belenenses would win three extra titles, Sporting and Benfica two, and Orhanes, Maritimo and Cacavelinhos one. Two extra Sporting trophies will be added to the historical past of the Portuguese Cup, in addition to one every for Benfica and Porto.
Opinion 2 (Francisco Pinheiro) believes that the Portuguese Championship is the predecessor of the Portuguese Cup and the “Campeonato das Ligas” precedes the National Championship. Therefore, the championship desk will stay unchanged. The Portuguese Cup winners checklist will embrace 4 from Sporting and Porto, three from Benfica and Belenses, and one from Olhanese, Maritimo and Carcavilinhos.