Barcelona are anticipated to attraction to the Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) in an try to be awarded the 1937 league title.
The RFEF was suspended between 1936 and 1939 as a result of Spanish Civil Warfare however, within the meantime, and handful of cup competitions had been organised alongside the Mediterranean League which, unofficially, took the place of La Liga.
Barcelona gained the Mediterranean League in 1937 however, given it was not an official RFEF event, it’s not a triumph which has been counted of their tally of 26 league titles.
Nevertheless, they might be about to alter that as ESPN notice Barcelona are ready to attraction to the RFEF in an try to be formally recognised as nationwide champions that season and due to this fact take their tally as much as 27.
Barcelona, who failed with an attraction to be credited with this title in 2009, consider the RFEF have set a latest precedent which implies they need to be entitled to claiming the title.
Levante have just lately been granted the honour of profitable the 1937 Free Spain Cup, which took the place of what’s now generally known as the Copa del Rey, although that was not an official RFEF competitors. Equally, Deportivo de la Coruna have been named the winners of the 1912 Concurso de Espana – one other unofficial cup competitors.
With Levante and Deportivo now permitted by the RFEF to say triumphs in these unofficial competitions, Barcelona are understood to consider that they have to be recognised as league champions for 1937.
Barcelona have formally gained 26 league titles up to now, placing them second within the rankings behind Actual Madrid, who’ve 35 trophies to their identify.
Xavi’s aspect are favourites to win this season’s title, having opened up a 12-point lead on the prime of the desk, however Barcelona wish to add a bonus honour to their file books.