The Foundation awards are dedicated to Francisco Amorós y Ondeano, Marqués de Sotelo; a military and pedagogue Valencian born in 1770. Because of his ideas he had to go into exile in France in 1813. Throughout his life, both in Spain and France, he promoted gymnastics through publications such as Manuel d’éducation physique, gymnastique et morale and through the direction of institutions such as the Real Instituto Militar Pestalozziano in Madrid and the Gymnase Normal Militaire et Civil in Paris. He generated his own gymnastic method of pedagogical, therapeutic, rehabilitative and military application. He is considered the father of modern physical education in Spain and France, matter that ascended to the category of science. He died in Paris in 1848, leaving a legacy that still survives.

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The aims of the Foundation could not materialize without the ingenuity and intelligence that Francisco Amorós had in our scientific field. We can think of no better way to remember and pay tribute to his memory than putting the name of Amorós to the Foundation’s awards.


The Scientific Committee of the Fundación de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte issues the following failure corresponding to the II call of the Amorós Awards 2019, in the Iberoamerican Article category.

It is declared the winner of the 1st Prize to Vicenç Hernández González, for the article entitled Análisis bibliométrico de las tesis doctorales españolas en artes marciales y publicaciones científicas de sus autores, published in the journal Movimento. Endowed with 750 euros, trophy and certificate of accrediting.



It is declared the winner of the 2nd Prize to Manuel Alonso dos Santos, for the article entitled Blindness to sponsor: Application to sports event posters, published in the Revista de Administração de Empresas. Endowed with 375 euros and certificate of accrediting.



It is declared the winner of the 3rd Prize to Luis A. Berlanga de la Pascua, for the article entitled Grado de predicción de la motivación hacia las actividades fisicodeportivas a través de la orientación de metas, la percepción del éxito y el grado de satisfacción. Un análisis transcultural, published in the journal Universitas Psychologica. Endowed with 250 euros and certificate of accrediting.


The awards will be delivered in the:

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte-INEF

C/ Martin Fierro nº 7

28040 Madrid

Date and time:

October 5, 2019

6:00 p.m.





  • Amorós 2018 Awards Ceremony