Last updated : Sunday, 03 December 2023
Campeonato is a generic term for an amateur football league in many countries. It is often used to refer to the top amateur league in a country, but it can also be used to refer to a lower-level league or a regional league.
The term "Campeonato" is thought to have originated in Portugal in the 19th century. It was first used to refer to the top amateur football league in Portugal, the Campeonato de Portugal. The term quickly spread to other countries, and is now used in many parts of the world.
The structure of a Campeonato varies from country to country. In some countries, the Campeonato is a single league with promotion and relegation between different levels. In other countries, the Campeonato is divided into regional leagues, with the winners of each league competing in a national final.
The popularity of Campeonatos varies from country to country. In some countries, the Campeonato is the most popular form of football, while in other countries it is less popular than professional football.