Netherlands - Roman Catholic Championships
In September 1915 a regional roman catholic football federation
was founded for clubs from the diocese of Breda (R.K.V.B.
Westelĳk Brabant, later R.K.V.B. Breda); only three
months later, the diocese of Den Bosch followed with the
R.K.V.B. Den Bosch. In 1916, the R.K.U.V.B. was created in the
archdiocese of Utrecht and, at the end of that year, these three
federations united to form the nationwide R.K.N.V.B.
(Roomsch Katholieke Nederlandsche Voetbal Bond).
In the following years, roman catholic football federations were
also established in Limburg (R.K.L.V.B., diocese Roermond) and
the diocese of Haarlem (D.V.B.H.) , also joining the R.K.N.V.B.,
which was renamed R.K.F. (Roomsch Katholieke Federatie) in 1920.
In April 1932 the I.V.C.B. (Interdiocesane Voetbal-Competitie-Bond)
was formed to organise the competitions above the diocese level (but
not to represent the clubs, who remained members of the R.K.F.).
During the interbellum these federations organised an annual
competition for the national title between the champions from the
highest regional leagues (with the precise set-up undergoing many
changes over the years).
After the German invasion in 1940, the R.K.F. (as all other football
federations hitherto independent of the K.N.V.B.) was dissolved; its
member clubs were forced to join (one of the regional member
federations of) the N.V.B. (which lost its royal first initial
during the war).
1915/16 Bredania (Breda)
1916/17 Bredania (Breda)
1917/18 not contested
1918/19 Valkenburg (Valkenburg)
1919/20 Wilhelmina (Tilburg)
1920/21 M.U.L.O. (Helmond)
1921/22 not completed
1922/23 Valkenburg (Valkenburg)
1923/24 Sittard (Sittard)
1924/25 M.U.L.O. (Helmond)
1925/26 P.V.C. (Utrecht)
1926/27 M.U.L.O. (Helmond)
1927/28 Wilskracht (Amsterdam)
1928/29 M.U.L.O. (Helmond)
1929/30 R.K.T.V.V. (Tilburg)
1930/31 R.K.T.V.V. (Tilburg)
1931/32 Caesar (Beek, Lbg.)
1932/33 Wilhelmina (Weert)
1933/34 Valkenburg (Valkenburg)
1934/35 Volendam (Volendam)
1935/36 Brabantia (Eindhoven)
1936/37 Brabantia (Eindhoven)
1937/38 Volendam (Volendam)
1938/39 Spartaan (Rotterdam)
1939/40 not completed
Number of Titles (20, since 1918/19)
4 M.U.L.O. (Helmond)
3 R.K.T.V.V. (Tilburg) [includes Wilhelmina]
2 Brabantia (Eindhoven)
1 Caesar (Beek, Lbg.)
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