Atlético Baleares (1920-1942): The early years of a centenary club

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Rediscover and divulge the early years of one of the sports societies with the longest tradition in Mallorca: Atlético Baleares.

 

Two modest working-class teams started playing football in 1920, when this sport was the preserve of the privileged classes. With them, Baleares FC was born, soon to be a powerful team and the main rival of Alfonso XIII FC (currently RDC Mallorca). On the other hand, Athletic FC, founded in 1922, was a smaller entity, but also outstanding and key in this history.

 

Here, an intense sporting and social trajectory emerged, with great similarities to what would become after 1942 with the union of Baleares FC and Athletic FC. The founding essence survived in the merged club, which kept the identity signs of Baleares FC, which emerged in 1920. The author presents us with a much older historical account by adding this initial stage, which turns the club into an entity of centenary origin.

 

The first years prior to the merger, forgotten by the passage of time and the disappearance of the protagonists, unknown to the new generations, form part of the history of the entity that this work endorses with detailed and precise documentation: players, directors, ephemeris, matches, tournaments, fans and period images.

 

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Key features include:

 

  • Publisher: Edicions Documenta Balear, 2021
  • Language: Majorcan
  • Original title: L’Atlètic Balear (1920-1942): Els primers ayns d’una entitat centenària
  • Author: Manuel García
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • ISBN: 978-84-122255-4-9

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Rediscover and divulge the early years of one of the sports societies with the longest tradition in Mallorca: Atlético Baleares.

 

Two modest working-class teams started playing football in 1920, when this sport was the preserve of the privileged classes. With them, Baleares FC was born, soon to be a powerful team and the main rival of Alfonso XIII FC (currently RDC Mallorca). On the other hand, Athletic FC, founded in 1922, was a smaller entity, but also outstanding and key in this history.

 

Here, an intense sporting and social trajectory emerged, with great similarities to what would become after 1942 with the union of Baleares FC and Athletic FC. The founding essence survived in the merged club, which kept the identity signs of Baleares FC, which emerged in 1920. The author presents us with a much older historical account by adding this initial stage, which turns the club into an entity of centenary origin.

 

The first years prior to the merger, forgotten by the passage of time and the disappearance of the protagonists, unknown to the new generations, form part of the history of the entity that this work endorses with detailed and precise documentation: players, directors, ephemeris, matches, tournaments, fans and period images.

 

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Key features include:

 

  • Publisher: Edicions Documenta Balear, 2021
  • Language: Majorcan
  • Original title: L’Atlètic Balear (1920-1942): Els primers ayns d’una entitat centenària
  • Author: Manuel García
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • ISBN: 978-84-122255-4-9