Newark Portuguese
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Newark Portuguese

The Newark Portuguese were an American soccer club based in Newark, New Jersey that was a member of the American Soccer League. The club had been around since 1922 and bought out the Kearny Celtic franchise after the 1950/51 season. The club won the Lewis Cup in 1953.

Newark's Ironbound, or Little Portugal, and the West Hudson towns along the Passaic River, Harrison and Kearny, have early and long tradition soccer.[1][2][3][4]


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
1951/52 N/A ASL 5th No playoff ?
1952/53 N/A ASL 2nd No playoff ?
1953/54 N/A ASL 2nd(t) No playoff ?
1954/55 N/A ASL 6th No playoff ?
1955/56 N/A ASL 4th No playoff ?
1956/57 N/A ASL 3rd No playoff ?
1957/58 N/A ASL 8th No playoff ?
1958/59 N/A ASL 8th No playoff ?
1959/60 N/A ASL 8th No playoff ?
1960/61 N/A ASL 7th No playoff ?
1961/62 N/A ASL 3rd No playoff Quarterfinals
1962/63 N/A ASL 4th No playoff ?
1963/64 N/A ? ? ? ?
1964/65 N/A ASL 2nd No playoff ?
1965/66 N/A ASL 7th No playoff ?
1966/67 2 ASL 4th, South Did not qualify ?
1967/68 2 ASL 3rd, Premier Did not qualify ?

See also


  1. ^ Allaway, Roger (2005). "Rangers, Rovers, And Spindles: Soccer, Immigration, And Textiles in New England and New Jersey". St Johann's Press.
  2. ^ Turnball, John (March 30, 2008). "Remembering New Jersey's immigrant soccer past". The Global Game. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Hernandez, Raymond. "World Cup Hits Home In Soccer Town, U.S.A." The New York Times June 26, 1994. Accessed September 12, 2013. "In a nation that has not yet shared the world's enthusiasm for soccer, Kearny (pronounced CAR-nee) is certainly an anomaly. The town has two local soccer historians. On Kearny Avenue, the main strip, a sign proclaims: 'Welcome to Kearny. Soccer Town, U.S.A.'"
  4. ^ Allaway, Roger (March 6, 2001). "West Hudson: A Cradle of American Soccer". Retrieved .

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