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Promozione is the name of a level of football in Italy. It is considered to be the 7th level in the Italian football league system. Each individual league winner within the Promozione level progresses to their closest regional league in the Eccellenza level. Depending on each league's local rules, a number of teams each year are relegated from each league, to the 8th level of Italian football, the Prima Categoria. This level of Italian football is completely amateur and is run on a regional level.


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History in pills

In the past, from 1904 since 1912, the Seconda Categoria had been the 2nd level of italian local regional tournaments in which main teams used to field apprentices and reserves. New teams entering F.I.F. (Italian Football Federation, was the old name of F.I.G.C. up to 1909) were added to those championships.
In february 1912 some new Federal Members of F.I.G.C. started elaborating a new rule adding promotions and relegations from Seconda Categoria to Prima Categoria.
This new rule got approved during the July 1912 federal annual meeting so that this cathegory changed name into Promozione because winning teams were awarded "promotion" to upper level.
The "Promozione" had been played in F.I.G.C. tournaments up to season 1921-22 when new rules and changes set in widening league cathegories from 3 to 4.
In 1922 "Promozione" was still top regional level and new rules didn't change that situation: Third Division (in italian = Terza Divisione) took the place of "Promozione" so that up to 1948-49 no other championship got that name.

In 1948 level 3 (Serie C) had to be reduced because over dimensioned.
Run by three interregional leagues (North, Centre and South) with differents numbers of sections and teams attending, their teams were asked from Federation to be massively relegated to the Regional Leagues. Their opposition caused the constitution of another level between Serie C and top regional league Prima Divisione (italian for First Division). They called it Promozione Interregionale (Interregional Promoting League). It lasted up season 1951-52 when had to be demoted to top regional cathegory and renamed as "Promozione Regionale" (Regional Promoting League).

The "Promozione Regionale" had been renamed in "Campionato Nazionale Dilettanti" at beginning of season 1957-58 and lasted two years when, after completing the new rules about "amateurs" leagues, at birth of Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (1959) this cathegory was renamed as Prima Categoria.

In 1967 a new project was started from Lombardy Regional Committee. It was the introduction of a top level "amateurs" (now Eccellenza) by reducing the sections composing the Prima Categoria. F.I.G.C. gave again this top regional level the old name "Promozione". This cathegory now is the second level of regional amateur leagues (change was made at beginning of season 1991-92).



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