The "Federación de Futbol de Levante" was founded in 1919, with the teams of the regions of Valencia (provinces of Castellón, Valencia and Alicante) and Murcia (provinces of Murcia and Albacete), and organized the "Campeonato Levante".
In 1925 it was divided in two separate Associations:
1)"Federación Valenciana de Fútbol" (with clubs from Castellón, Valencia and the town of Alcoy)
2) "Federación Murciana de Fútbol" (over Alicante, Murcia and Albacete).
Each of them organized a Regional Championship. They all were also the qualifying phase of the a href="spancuphist.html">Spanish Cup.
Previously, from 1909 to 1916, the teams from the city of Valencia played several tournaments, but they were not fully official.
Year Champions Levante Champions Valencia Champions Murcia 1918-19 CD Aguilas (unofficial?) 1919-20 final not played between R Gimnástico (Valencia) and Cartagena FC 1920-21 RS Levante (Murcia) 1921-22 España FC (Valencia) 1922-23 Valencia FC 1923-24 C Natación de Alicante 1924-25 (1) Valencia FC 1925-26 Valencia FC Real Murcia FC 1926-27 Valencia FC Real Murcia FC 1927-28 Levante FC (Valencia) Real Murcia FC 1928-29 CD Castellón Real Murcia FC 1929-30 CD Castellón Real Murcia FC 1930-31 Valencia FC Real Murcia FC 1931-32 Valencia FC Murcia FC 1932-33 Valencia FC Hércules FC (Alicante) 1933-34 Valencia FC Murcia FC 1934-35 (2) Levante FC (Valencia) 1935-36 (3) Hércules FC (Alicante) 1936-37 (3) Valencia FC 1937-38 Valencia FC (unofficial) not played due to War 1938-39 not played due to War not played due to War 1939-40 Valencia FC Real Murcia FC Notes: (1) At the start of the "Campeonato de Levante" 1924-25 all the Murcian teams withdrew. (2) In 1934-35 the Championship was called "Campeonato Levante-Sur", played by teams of the regions of Valencia, Murcia and Andalucia. (3) In 1935-36 and 1936-37 the "Campeonato Levante" was rebuit with the teams of Valencia and Murcia. In 1936-37 four Valencian clubs played also in the Mediterranean League and "Copa de España Libre" (which Levante FC won). These were not Spanish League or Cup due to the Civil War.
Campeonato Levante 2 Valencia FC 1 CD Aguilas España FC (Valencia) Hércules FC (Alicante) RS Levante (Murcia) Levante FC (Valencia) C Natación de Alicante Campeonato de Valencia 7 Valencia FC (and one more unofficial) 2 CD Castellón 1 Levante FC (Valencia) Campeonato de Murcia 9 Real Murcia FC (includes Murcia FC) 1 Hércules FC (Alicante)
1) C Natación de Alicante merged with other clubs in 1922 to form Hércules CF (Alicante) 2) Levante FC and R Gimnástico FC merged in 1939 to form UD Levante (Valencia) 3) Real Murcia FC changed name to Murcia FC during the period 1931-39.
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Last updated: 18 Jan 2000
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