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Primeira Liga
149px
The Liga ZON Sagres logo (since 2010)
Countries Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1934
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Segunda Liga
Domestic cup(s) Taça de Portugal
Taça da Liga
Supertaça
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Porto (26th title)
(2011–12)
Most championships Benfica (32 titles)
TV partners SportTV
Website LPFP.pt
33px 2012–13 Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɾiˈmejɾɐ ˈliɣɐ]), formerly called Primeira Divisão, currently named Liga ZON Sagres after their main sponsors, is the top professional association football division of the Portuguese football league system. The Liga ZON Sagres is presently contested by 16 clubs each season, but only five of them have won the title. Currently going into its 78th edition (counting four provisional championships in the 1930s), the competition is dominated by the nicknamed "Big Three" (Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Futebol Clube do Porto, and Sporting Clube de Portugal), who have a total of 75 titles, with Clube de Futebol "Os Belenenses" and Boavista Futebol Clube winning the other two.

The league has been increasing in reputation in the last few years, having achieved 5th place in UEFA's European ranking of 2012, breaking into the top 5 and passing the French Ligue 1, one of the historical big 5 leagues, for the first time since 1990.[1] The league also has a world ranking of 4 by IFFHS's ranking of 2011.[2]

HistoryEdit

Before the Portuguese football reform of 1938, an experimental competition on a round-basis was already being held — the Primeira Liga (Premier League) and the winners of that competition were named "League champions". Despite that, a Portuguese Championship in a knock-out cup format was the most popular and defined the Portuguese champion.

Then, with the reform, a round-robin basis competition was implemented as the most important of the calendar and began defining the Portuguese champion. From 1938–2000, the name Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão (National Championship of the First Division), or just Primeira Divisão (First Division), was used. When the Portuguese League for Professional Football took control of the two nationwide leagues in 1999, it was renamed Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Liga (Premier League National Championship), or simply Primeira Liga (Premier League).

"Big Three" since 2000
Season BE PO SP
1999–00 3 2 1
2000–01 6 2 3
2001–02 4 3 1
2002–03 2 1 3
2003–04 2 1 3
2004–05 1 2 3
2005–06 3 1 2
2006–07 3 1 2
2007–08 4 1 2
2008–09 3 1 2
2009–10 1 3 4
2010–11 2 1 3
2011–12 2 1 4

Big ThreeEdit

"The Big Three" (Portuguese: Os Três Grandes) is a nickname for the three most powerful sports clubs in Portugal. With the exception of Belenenses in 1945-46 and Boavista in 2000-01, only three clubs have won the Primeira Liga title - SL Benfica (thirty-two times), FC Porto (twenty-six) and Sporting CP (eighteen times). These three clubs generally end up sharing the top three positions, appearing more frequently in UEFA competitions.

These clubs dominate Portuguese football, and it has become typical for fans to support any of these teams as a "first club", with a local team probably coming afterwards, if at all. The "Big Three" have the highest average attendance ratings every season in Portugal, while the other teams, lacking support from the locals (with the exception of Académica de Coimbra, Vitória de Guimarães and Braga, which are the next-most supported clubs), have suffered from poor attendance. The lack of support for local teams is considered to be one of the main reasons why Portuguese Football registers one of the worst attendance ratings in European Football's best championships, alongside the broadcast of almost all the games in television. In other sports, the rivalry between the big clubs is also considerable and it usually leads to arguments between the fans and players.

Benfica is the club with most Championship, Cup and League Cup titles, and the most Domestic titles won. Porto is the club with most Portuguese SuperCups and International titles won, as well as, the team with most titles won overall. Sporting holds the third place when it comes to the most Championships titles and Cups titles won. Benfica is the only Portuguese club to have won two consecutive European Cup titles, reaching eight European finals: seven European Cups and one UEFA Cup, and finished runner-up in two Intercontinental Cups. Porto is the only Portuguese club to have won any European Competition (excluding the Intertoto Cup, the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup) since 1987, gathering a total of two European Cup/UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup/Europa League, 1 European Super Cup and 2 Intercontinental Cups, and finished runner-up in one European Cup Winner's Cup and three UEFA Super Cups. Sporting won one European Cup Winner's Cup and was runner-up in one UEFA Cup. Apart from the big three, Braga won the last Intertoto Cup and was runner-up in one Europa League.

Edit

Galp Energia acquired the naming rights to the league in 2002, titling the division SuperLiga Galp Energia. A four-year deal with the Austrian sports betting web portal bwin was announced on 18 August 2005 amid questioning by the other gambling authorities in Portugal (the Santa Casa da Misericórdia and the Portuguese Casinos Association), who claimed to hold the exclusive rights to legal gambling games in Portuguese national territory. After holding the name Liga betandwin.com for the 2005–06 season,[3] the name was changed to BWINLIGA in July 2006.[4] From the 2008–09 season, the league has been named Liga Sagres due to sponsorship from Sagres beer. In 2010, they renewed the sponsorship from Sagres, but also got the sponsorship from ZON Multimédia, the leading pay-TV services provider, making the league to be called Liga ZON Sagres.

CompetitionEdit

From the 2006–07 season on, there are 16 clubs in the Portuguese Liga, down from 18 in the previous seasons. During the course of a season, each club plays all teams twice — once at their home stadium and once at their opponent's — for a total of 30 games. At the end of each season, the two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Liga de Honra, and the top two teams from Liga de Honra are promoted to the Primeira Liga.

Current clubs in the Primeira Liga (2012–13)Edit

Names in bold are the colloquial names of the clubs.

TelevisionEdit

PortugalEdit

Within Portugal, SportTV holds rights to broadcast both first and second division matches, through their Premium Channels, SportTV 1, SportTV 2, SportTV 4 and in HD on the respective HD simulcast of each channel. All clubs negotiate individually with the channel.

International BroadcastEdit

Official match ballEdit

UEFA rankingEdit

UEFA Country Ranking at the end of the 2011-12 season: (Previous season (2010–11) rank in italics)

(see UEFA coefficients full list for more information)

International honours won by Primeira Liga playersEdit

AttendanceEdit

Since the beginning of the league, there are three clubs with an attendance much higher than the others: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP. They have also the biggest stadiums in Portugal, with more than 50,000 seats. Other clubs, such as Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting de Braga, also have good attendances. Académica de Coimbra, Vitória de Setúbal, Boavista, Belenenses, and Marítimo are historical clubs, from the biggest Portuguese cities, and have also many supporters. However, they do not have big attendances nowadays. Their stadiums have between 10,000 and 30,000 seats.

The 2010–11 season saw an average attendance by club:[9]

Club Average Stadium
capacity
Attendance(%) Acumulated Stadium
1Benfica42,46465,64765,00%722,506Estádio da Luz (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
2Porto35,17650,39969,39%527,800Estádio do Dragão
3Sporting CP24,85750,04949,67%372,864Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI
4Sporting de Braga15,16947,91%217,630Estádio AXA (Estádio Municipal de Braga)
5Vitória de Guimarães13,94930,00046,71%209,235Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
6Académica Coimbra4,55830,00015,39%68,375Estádio Cidade de Coimbra
7Beira-Mar4,02830,12712,95%60,433Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
8Vitória de Setúbal3,92018,69425,30%58,813Estádio do Bonfim
9Marítimo3,4399,17777,58%51,586Estádio dos Barreiros
10Moreirense1,5436,15125,33%23,144Estádio Desportivo Comendador Joaquim Almeida Freitas
11Olhanense3,19410,08042,00%47,914Estádio José Arcanjo
12Gil Vicente5,00612,50042,00%92,189Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 13Rio Ave2,39112,82022,11%35,865Estádio do Rio Ave FC
14Nacional2,0835,13240,52%31,251Estádio da Madeira
15Paços de Ferreira2,0405,17244,68%28,952Estádio da Mata Real
16Estoril de Praia1,1755,00024,00%17,628Estádio António Coimbra da Mota'

List of champions and top scorersEdit

ClubsPlayers
Season Champion Points Runner-up Points Third place Points Teams Rounds Points
/win
Bota de Prata
(Top Scorer)
Club Goals
Primeira Liga (Experimental)
  1934–35 Porto 22 Sporting CP 20 Benfica 19 8 14 2 pts 22x20px Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 14
  1935–36 Benfica21 Porto20 Sporting CP 16 8 14 2 pts 22x20px Pinga Porto 21
  1936–37 Benfica (2)24 Belenenses23 Sporting CP 19 8 14 2 pts 22x20px Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 24
  1937–38 Benfica (3)23 Porto 23 Sporting CP 23 8 14 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 34
Primeira Divisão
  1938–39 Porto (2)23 Sporting CP 22 Benfica 21 8 14 2 pts 22x20px Costuras Porto 18
  1939–40 Porto (3)34 Sporting CP 32 Belenenses25 10 18 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo
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Sporting CP
Porto
29
  1940–41 Sporting CP 23 Porto20 Belenenses19 8 14 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 29
  1941–42 Benfica (4)38 Sporting CP 34 Belenenses30 12 22 2 pts 22x20px Correia Dias Porto 36
  1942–43 Benfica (5)30 Sporting CP 29 Belenenses28 10 18 2 pts 22x20px Julinho Benfica 24
  1943–44 Sporting CP (2) 31 Benfica26 Atlético CP 24 10 18 2 pts 22x20px Francisco Rodrigues Vitória de Setúbal 28
  1944–45 Benfica (6)30 Sporting CP 27 Belenenses27 10 18 2 pts 22x20px Francisco Rodrigues Vitória de Setúbal 21
  1945–46 Belenenses38 Benfica37 Sporting CP 32 12 22 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 37
  1946–47 Sporting CP (3)47 Benfica41 Porto33 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 43
  1947–48 Sporting CP (4)41 Benfica41 Belenenses37 14 26 2 pts 22x20px António Araújo Porto 36
  1948–49 Sporting CP (5)42 Benfica37 Belenenses35 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 40
  1949–50 Benfica (7)45 Sporting CP 39 Atlético CP 30 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Julinho Benfica 28
  1950–51 Sporting CP (6)45 Porto34 Benfica30 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Manuel Vasques Sporting CP 29
  1951–52 Sporting CP (7)41 Benfica40 Porto36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px José Águas Benfica 28
  1952–53 Sporting CP (8)43 Benfica39 Belenenses36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Matateu Belenenses 29
  1953–54 Sporting CP (9)43 Porto36 Benfica32 14 26 2 pts 22x20px João Martins Sporting CP 31
  1954–55 Benfica (8)39 Belenenses39 Sporting CP 37 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Matateu Belenenses 32
  1955–56 Porto (4)43 Benfica43 Belenenses37 14 26 2 pts 22x20px José Águas Benfica 28
  1956–57 Benfica (9)41 Porto 40 Belenenses33 14 26 2 pts 22x20px José Águas Benfica 30
  1957–58 Sporting CP (10)43 Porto 43 Benfica36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Arsénio Duarte CUF 23
  1958–59 Porto (5)41 Benfica41 Belenenses38 14 26 2 pts 22x20px José Águas Benfica 26
  1959–60 Benfica (10)45 Sporting CP 43 Belenenses36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Edmur Ribeiro Vitória de Guimarães 25
  1960–61 Benfica (11)46 Sporting CP 42 Porto 33 14 26 2 pts 22x20px José Águas Benfica 27
  1961–62 Sporting CP (11)43 Porto 41 Benfica36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Veríssimo Porto 23
  1962–63 Benfica (12)48 Porto 42 Sporting CP 38 14 26 2 pts 22x20px José Augusto Torres Benfica 26
  1963–64 Benfica (13)46 Porto40 Sporting CP 34 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio Benfica 28
  1964–65 Benfica (14)43 Porto37 CUF Barreiro 35 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio Benfica 28
  1965–66 Sporting CP (12)42 Benfica41 Porto34 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio
22x20px Ernesto Figueiredo
Benfica
Sporting CP
25
  1966–67 Benfica (15)43 Académica de Coimbra40 Porto39 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio Benfica 31
  1967–68 Benfica (16)41 Sporting CP 37 Porto36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio Benfica 43
  1968–69 Benfica (17)39 Porto 37 Vitória de Guimarães36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Manuel António Académica Coimbra 19
  1969–70 Sporting CP (13)46 Benfica38 Vitória de Setúbal36 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio Benfica 20
  1970–71 Benfica (18)41 Sporting CP 38 Porto 37 14 26 2 pts 22x20px Artur Jorge Benfica 23
  1971–72 Benfica (19)55 Vitória de Setúbal45 Sporting CP 43 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Artur Jorge Benfica 27
  1972–73 Benfica (20)58 Belenenses40 Vitória de Setúbal38 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Eusébio Benfica 40
  1973–74 Sporting CP (14)49 Benfica47 Vitória de Setúbal45 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 46
  1974–75 Benfica (21)49 Porto44 Sporting CP 43 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 30
  1975–76 Benfica (22)50 Boavista48 Belenenses40 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Rui Jordão Benfica 30
  1976–77 Benfica (23)51 Sporting CP 42 Porto41 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Gomes Porto 26
  1977–78 Porto (6)51 Benfica51 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Gomes Porto 25
  1978–79 Porto (7)50 Benfica49 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Gomes Porto 27
  1979–80 Sporting CP (15)52 Porto50 Benfica 45 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Rui Jordão Sporting CP 31
  1980–81 Benfica (24)50 Porto48 Sporting CP 37 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Nené Benfica 20
  1981–82 Sporting CP (16)46 Benfica44 Porto43 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Jacques Pereira Porto 27
  1982–83 Benfica (25)51 Porto47 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Gomes Porto 36
  1983–84 Benfica (26)52 Porto 49 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Gomes
22x20px Nené
Porto
Benfica
21
  1984–85 Porto (8)55 Sporting CP 47 Benfica43 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Fernando Gomes Porto 39
  1985–86 Porto (9)49 Benfica47 Sporting CP 46 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Manuel Fernandes Sporting CP 30
  1986–87 Benfica (27)48 Porto46 Vitória de Guimarães 41 16 30 2 pts 22x20px Paulinho Cascavel Vitória de Guimarães 22
  1987–88 Porto (10)66 Benfica51 Belenenses48 20 38 2 pts 22x20px Paulinho Cascavel Sporting CP 23
  1988–89 Benfica (28)63 Porto56 Boavista49 20 38 2 pts 22x20px Vata Benfica 16
  1989–90 Porto (11)59 Benfica55 Sporting CP 46 18 34 2 pts 22x20px Mats Magnusson Benfica 33
  1990–91 Benfica (29)69 Porto67 Sporting CP 57 20 38 2 pts 22x20px Rui Águas Benfica 25
  1991–92 Porto (12)56 Benfica46 Boavista44 18 34 2 pts 22x20px Ricky Boavista 30
  1992–93 Porto (13)54 Benfica52 Sporting CP 45 18 34 2 pts 22x20px Jorge Cadete Sporting CP 18
  1993–94 Benfica (30)54 Porto52 Sporting CP 51 18 34 2 pts 22x20px Rashidi Yekini Vitória de Setúbal 21
  1994–95 Porto (14)62 Sporting CP 53 Benfica49 18 34 2 pts 22x20px Hassan Nader Farense 21
  1995–96 Porto (15)84Benfica 73 Sporting CP 67 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Domingos Paciência Porto 25
  1996–97 Porto (16)85 Sporting CP 72 Benfica58 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Mário Jardel Porto 30
  1997–98 Porto (17)77 Benfica68 Vitória de Guimarães 59 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Mário Jardel Porto 26
  1998–99 Porto (18)79 Boavista71 Benfica65 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Mário Jardel Porto 36
Primeira Liga
  1999–00 Sporting CP (17)77 Porto 73 Benfica69 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Mário Jardel Porto 37
  2000–01 Boavista77 Porto76 Sporting CP 62 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Renivaldo Pena Porto 22
  2001–02 Sporting CP (18)75 Boavista70 Porto 68 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Mário Jardel Sporting CP 42
  2002–03 Porto (19)86 Benfica75 Sporting CP 59 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Fary FayeBeira-Mar 18
  2003–04 Porto (20)82 Benfica74 Sporting CP 73 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Benni McCarthy Porto 20
  2004–05 Benfica (31)65 Porto62 Sporting CP 61 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Liédson Sporting CP 25
  2005–06 Porto (21)79 Sporting CP 72 Benfica67 18 34 3 pts 22x20px Albert Meyong Belenenses17
  2006–07 Porto (22)69 Sporting CP 68 Benfica67 16 30 3 pts 22x20px Liédson Sporting CP 15
  2007–08 Porto (23)69(1) Sporting CP 55 Vitória de Guimarães 53 16 30 3 pts 22x20px Lisandro López Porto 24
  2008–09 Porto (24)70 Sporting CP 66 Benfica59 16 30 3 pts 22x20px Nenê Nacional 20
  2009–10 Benfica (32)76 Braga71 Porto 68 16 30 3 pts 22x20px Óscar Cardozo Benfica 26
  2010–11 Porto (25)84 Benfica63 Sporting CP 48 16 30 3 pts 22x20px Hulk Porto 23
  2011–12 Porto (26)75 Benfica69 Braga 62 16 30 3 pts 22x20px Óscar Cardozo Benfica 20
  • (1) Porto saw six points subtracted in the Apito Dourado bribery allegations, reducing their 20-point lead (total 75 points) to 14. But on May 2011, the Central Administrative Court of the South of Portugal ruled that decision, taken in 2008 on a controversial meeting made by the Justice Council of the Portuguese Football Federation, as being "inexistent". The Portuguese Football Federation has announced it would appeal from this decision the Administrative Supreme Court.

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years and Runner-Up Years
Benfica 32 26 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012
Porto 26 24 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Sporting CP 18 19 1935, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Belenenses
01
<center>03 1937, 1946, 1955, 1973
Boavista <center>01 <center>03 1976, 1999, 2001, 2002
Académica de Coimbra <center>01 1967
Vitória de Setúbal <center>01 1972
Braga <center>01 2010

Primeira Liga All-Time RankingEdit

Last updated following the 2011–12 season
# Club Seasons Played Won Drawn Lost Points Goals for Goals against Goal difference First season Last season Best classification Notes
1 Benfica 79 2168 1459 418 291 4795 5245 1967 3278 1935 2013 1st (32 titles)
2 Porto 79 2168 1424 396 348 4667 4820 1993 2827 1935 2013 1st (26 titles)
3 Sporting CP 79 2168 1335 453 380 4458 4806 2085 2721 1935 2013 1st (18 titles)
4 Belenenses 72 1980 831 475 674 2968 3195 2520 675 1935 2010 1st (1 title)
5 Vitória de Guimarães 68 1958 759 465 734 2742 2781 2797 -16 1942 2013 3rd
6 Vitória de Setúbal 65 1808 632 429 747 2325 2537 2724 -187 1935 2013 2nd
7 Braga 57 1692 618 413 661 2267 2206 2421 -215 1948 2013 2nd
8 Boavista 51 1534 603 385 546 2194 2084 2131 -47 1936 2008 1st (1 title)
9 Académica de Coimbra 61 1576 492 340 744 1816 2231 2806 -585 1935 2013 2nd
10 Marítimo 33 1048 357 296 395 1365 1180 1287 -107 1978 2013 5th
11 Beira-Mar 27 828 213 234 381 873 848 1167 -319 1962 2013 6th
12 Farense 23 754 222 191 341 857 796 1093 -297 1971 2002 5th
13 Salgueiros 24 740 197 183 360 774 804 1377 -573 1944 2002 5th Ended football team in 2005.
14 CUF Barreiro 23 610 207 148 255 769 829 1004 -175 1943 1976 3rd Renamed GD Fabril in 2000.
15 Leixões 25 670 183 164 323 713 750 1186 -436 1937 2010 5th
16 União de Leiria 18 584 184 159 241 711 620 771 -151 1980 2012 5th
17 Atlético CP 24 632 192 134 306 710 976 1285 -309 1944 1977 3rd
18 Varzim 21 618 169 176 273 683 638 913 -275 1964 2003 5th
19 Estoril-Praia 21 576 171 145 260 658 812 968 -156 1945 2013 4th
20 Rio Ave 19 576 161 157 250 650 574 776 -202 1980 2013 5th
21 Barreirense 24 592 166 119 307 617 758 1195 -437 1938 1979 4th
22 Estrela da Amadora 16 540 144 176 220 608 521 680 -159 1989 2009 7th Ended football team in 2010.
23 Gil Vicente 16 510 150 133 227 583 520 679 -159 1991 2013 5th
24 Nacional 14 426 148 114 164 558 512 541 -26 1989 2013 4th
25 Paços de Ferreira 15 452 133 131188 530 457 587 -130 1992 2013 6th
26 Portimonense 14 440 140 108 192 528 460 576 -116 1977 2011 5th
27 Olhanense 19 456 136 108 212 518 754 966 -212 1942 2013 4th
28 Chaves 13 446 131 123 192 516 492 619 -127 1986 1999 5th
29 Sporting da Covilhã 15 406 126 79 201 457 585 834 -249 1949 1988 5th
30 Penafiel 12 400 101 110 189 413 322 556 -234 1981 2006 10th
31 Lusitano de Évora 14 364 116 64 184 412 494 722 -228 1953 1966 5th Ended football team in 2011.
32 Sporting de Espinho 11 354 96 91 167 379 336 523 -187 1975 1997 7th
33 Tirsense 8 256 65 73 118 268 219 370 -151 1968 1996 8th
34 Famalicão 6 196 5445 97 207 207 355 -148 1947 1994 13th
35 Naval 6 184 49 46 89 193 160 255 -95 2006 2011 8th
36 Oriental 7 190 51 37 102 190 229 433 -204 1951 1975 5th
37 Alverca 5 170 48 37 85 181 192 266 -74 1999 2004 11th
38 Campomaiorense 5 170 48 34 88 178 186 287 -101 1996 2001 11th
39 União da Madeira 5 174 41 54 79 177 150 250 -100 1990 1995 10th
40 Torreense 6 164 44 31 89 163 183 316 -133 1956 1992 7th
41 União de Tomar 6 172 43 33 96 162 178 331 -153 1969 1976 10th
42 O Elvas 5 146 37 37 72 148 211 183 -35 1948 1988 8th
43 Leça 4 124 33 25 66 124 120 231 -11 1942 1998 12th
44 Moreirense 4 102 28 35 39 119 105 122 -17 2003 2013 9th
45 Académico de Viseu 4 128 27 24 77 105 81 237 -156 1979 1989 13th
46 Caldas 4 104 26 25 53 103 124 235 -111 1956 1959 10th
47 Santa Clara 3 102 24 31 47 103 106 150 -44 2000 2003 14th
48 Montijo 3 90 23 20 47 89 91 155 -64 1973 1977 13th Folded in 2007.
49 Amora 3 90 22 23 45 89 90 143 -53 1981 1983 12th
50 Feirense 4 120 18 22 80 76 97 245 -148 1963 2012 14th
51 Desportivo de Aves 3 90 16 25 53 73 78 152 -74 1986 2007 13th
52 Lusitano VRSA 3 78 21 9 48 72 94 210 -116 1948 1950 12th
53 Sanjoanense 4 104 16 22 66 70 86 249 -163 1947 1969 10th
54 Carcavelinhos 5 82 19 12 51 69 103 223 -120 1936 1942 4th Merged to form Atlético in 1942.
55 Unidos de Lisboa 3 54 18 8 28 62 135 158 -23 1941 1943 4th Ended football team in 2009.
56 Académico do Porto 5 82 18 6 56 60 137 300 -163 1935 1942 7th Ended football team in 1964.
57 SL Elvas 2 48 17 3 28 54 108 167 -59 1946 1947 9th Merged to form O Elvas in 1947.
58 Fafe 1 38 9 14 15 41 29 47 -18 1989 1989 16th
59 Felgueiras 1 34 8 9 17 33 29 47 -18 1996 1996 16th Ended football team in 2005.
60 Seixal 2 52 7 8 37 29 44 150 -106 1964 1965 12th Ended football team in 2007.
61 Riopele 1 30 6 9 15 27 23 51 -28 1978 1978 15th Folded in 1984.
62 Águeda 1 30 7 5 18 26 25 55 -30 1984 1984 15th
63 Trofense 1 30 5 8 17 23 25 42 -17 2009 2009 16th
64 União de Coimbra 1 30 5 7 18 22 22 54 -32 1973 1973 15th
65 Alcobaça 1 30 4 7 19 19 20 56 -36 1983 1983 16th
66 Vizela 1 30 4 7 19 19 31 71 -40 1985 1985 16th
67 União de Lisboa 1 14 3 2 9 11 30 49 -19 1935 1935 6th Merged to form Atlético in 1942.
68 Oliveirense 1 22 3 2 17 11 22 73 -51 1946 1946 12th
69 Casa Pia 1 14 1 0 13 3 12 56 -44 1935 1935 8th

The clubs highlighted in green play in the Liga in the 2012–13 season. The clubs highlighted in red play in the Liga de Honra in the 2012–13 season. The clubs highlighted in grey no longer exist because they have been disestablished or have been merged into another club. Remaining clubs play in lower competitions. A win is worth three points for all clubs.

RecordsEdit


Top Ten Goalscorers
Player Period Club Goals
1 22x20px Fernando Peyroteo 1937–1950 Sporting CP, Belenenses 331 (1.68/game)
2 22x20px Eusébio 1960–1977 Benfica, Beira-Mar 319 (1.02/game)
3 22x20px Fernando Gomes 1974–1991 Porto, Sporting CP 318 (0.79/game)
4 22x20px José Águas 1950–1963 Benfica 290 (1.03/game)
5 22x20px Néné 1968–1986 Benfica 262 (0.62/game)
6 22x20px Manuel Fernandes 1970–1988 CUF, Sporting CP, Vitória de Setúbal 243 (0.50/game)
7 22x20px Matateu 1951–1967 Belenenses, Atlético de Lisboa 218 (0.75/game)
8 22x20px José Torres 1959–1980 Benfica, Vitória de Setúbal, Estoril-Praia 217 (0.57/game)
9 22x20px Rui Jordão 1971–1989 Benfica, Sporting CP, Vitória de Setúbal 215 (0.60/game)
10 22x20px Arsénio Duarte 1943–1959 Benfica, CUF 211 (0.67/game)

Other recordsEdit

  • In 1972–73, Benfica won the Portuguese Liga without defeat, with 58 points in 30 games (28 wins and 2 draws), the most ever obtained (96.7% efficiency) where victory was awarded 2 points. This season Benfica set the Portuguese league and European leagues record for most consecutive victories (23). Benfica also set the league record for greatest margin of victory in points over the second-placed team (18 points) in a 2 points per win championship.
  • In 1977–78, Benfica completed the Portuguese Liga unbeaten for the second time (21 wins and 9 draws).
  • In 2010–11, Porto won the Portuguese Liga without defeat, with 84 points in 30 games (27 wins and 3 draws), the most ever obtained (93.3% efficiency) where victory was awarded 3 points. This season Porto also set the league record for greatest margin of victory in points over the second-placed team (21 points) in a 3 points per win championship.

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