In 1969, Minas Gerais Football Federation decided to create an intermediate division between Extra Division and First Division due to the enormous number of clubs in it - the 1968 edition reached an unbeaten record of 51 clubs -, and then increase the requirements for participation in it. Therefore, Access Division became the second level in that year and the First Division became the third level. Despite the original plans of promotion to Access Division, the finalists of First Division were invited to play the Extra Division in 1970. Later that year, the National Sports Council voided the Access Law and, thus, the Federation dissolved the lower divisions. Em 1969, a FMF decidiu criar uma divisão intermediária entre a Divisão Extra e a PDP, dado o inchaço de clubes nesta última divisão - a edição de 1968 atingiu o recorde de 51 clubes - e aumentar as garantias financeiras e de infra-estrutura para participa- ção nessa divisão. Assim, a Divisão de Acesso se tornou o campeonato de segundo nível e a Primeira Divisão, o campeonato de terceiro nível. Apesar dos planos originais de promoção à Divisão de Acesso, os finalistas da Primeira Divisão foram convidados para o Campeonato Mineiro 1970. Naquele ano, o CND revogou a Lei do Acesso e a FMF dissolveu as divisões inferiores. Known participating clubs: AMÉRICA Recreativo e Futebol (São João del-Rei) ATHLETIC Club (São João del-Rei) NACIONAL Atlético Clube (Muriaé) Teams that withdrew before the league begun: ANDARAÍ Esporte Clube (Barbacena) GUARANI Futebol Clube (Conselheiro Lafaiete) MINAS Futebol Clube (São João del-Rei) Only data from Athletic and América-SJDR matches are known. Group A It is only known that Nacional-M won the group and thus qualified to the league finals. Group B Round 1 [Sep 21] América-SJDR 0-2 Athletic Round 2 [Oct 19] Athletic 2-1 América-SJDR Table: M W D L GF-GA Pts 1.Athletic 2 2 0 0 4- 1 4 Qualified to league finals ------------------------------------- 2.América-SJDR 2 0 0 2 1- 4 0 -.Andaraí - - - - - - - withdrew -.Guarani-CL - - - - - - - withdrew -.Minas-SJDR - - - - - - - withdrew LEAGUE FINALS (first leg home team shown left, third leg neutral) [Nov 30, Dec 7 and 14] Nacional-M 3-1 2-3 2-1 Athletic [neutral leg at Mineirão] *** NACIONAL ATLÉTICO CLUBE are 1969 Minas Gerais First Division champions *** Nacional-M and Athletic were also invited to play the Extra Division in 1970, together with 12 promoted teams from Access Division (Divisão de Acesso), the second level of 1969. From 1970 to 1976 no lower divisions were played, only qualification tournaments within Campeonato Mineiro.
1969 (1st level)
1969 (2nd level)
list of champions
Source: Hemeroteca Histórica de Belo Horizonte - newspaper Ponte da Cadeia (São João del-Rei)
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