First 4 Clubs Founded: 1911 Comercio Sporting Club (formed two teams, Minerva and Mercurio) 1913 (Real) San Juan FC (disappeared in 1950s) 1913 Ponce Sporting Club 1914 Celtics FC (first club founded by "Americans", not Hispanics) NB: Minerva and Mercurio played in the Copa Porananmiz, the first organised tournament. Other clubs known to have existed before 1958 (earliest known mention between brackets): Nautico FBC (1937) YMCA (San Juan) (1946; not at highest level) Arqueros Verdes (1947) Caribes FC (1947) Arecibo FC (1949) España FC (1949) Guayama FC (1949) Hato Rey FC (1949) Mayagüez FC (1949) Santurce (1951) Reported Match Results (presumably championship) [Jun 1949] Hato Rey FC 1-1 San Juan FC Arecibo FC 4-3 San Juan FC In 1937, a combined team from San Juan FC and Nautico FBC drew a match 1-1 against a team from an Argentine war ship, the Presidente Sarmiento. In November 1949, San Juan FC won a match 5-0 against a team from two Canadian ships, the Magnificent and the Haida.
list of champions
Sources: Puerto Rico y el Fútbol: La Pasión que no muere, wikipedia
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