Primeira Liga

Primeira Liga
Liga NOS logo.png
Organising body Liga Portuguesa de
Futebol Profissional
Founded 1934; 84 years ago (1934)
Country Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 18 (from 2014–15)
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to LigaPro
Domestic cup(s) Taça de Portugal
Supertaça
League cup(s) Taça da Liga
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Porto (28th title)
(2017–18)
Most championships Benfica (36 titles)
Top goalscorer Fernando Peyroteo (332 goals)
TV partners List of broadcasters
Website LigaPortugal.pt
2018–19 Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga (Portuguese: [pɾiˈmɐjɾɐ ˈliɣɐ]; English: Premier League), also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional association football division of the Portuguese football league system. It is organised and supervised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. As of the 2014–15 season, the Primeira Liga is contested by 18 teams, with the two lowest placed teams relegated to the Segunda Liga and replaced by the top-two non-reserve teams from this division (except in the 2018–19 season in which the three lowest placed teams are relegated to the Segunda Liga due to the integration in the Primeira Liga of Gil Vicente in the next season. However, the Portuguese Football Federation appealed to proceed with this integration as soon as possible.[1]

Founded in 1934 as an experimental league called Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão, it was officialised in 1938 and named Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão until 1999, when it was called Primeira Liga. A total of 70 teams have competed in the Primeira Liga, but only five have been crowned champions. Among them, the "Big Three" – Benfica (36 titles), Porto (28) and Sporting CP (18) – have won all but two Primeira Liga titles; the other winners are Belenenses (1945–46) and Boavista (2000–01).[2]

The Primeira Liga has increased its reputation in the last few years, occupying as of February 2017, the 7th place of UEFA's league ranking. It broke into the top five for the first time in the 2011–12 season, passing the French Ligue 1, one of the historical "big five" European leagues, for the first time since 1990.[3] The Primeira Liga also reached a world ranking of 4th according to IFFHS's 2011 ranking.[4]

History[]

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 Championship of Portugal in a knock-out cup format was the most popular and defined the Portuguese champion, although the winners of this competition no longer count as Portuguese football champions.[citation needed]

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 to 1999, the name Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão (National Championship of the First Division) or just Primeira Divisão (First Division), was used.[citation needed]

Porto won the inaugural ion of the new league championship and successfully defended the title in the next season. In 1939–40 the tournament was expanded from eight to ten clubs, due to an administrative battle between Porto and Académico do Porto, regarding a Regional Championship game that ended with only 43 minutes after the start, and later repeated (which FC Porto won) according to Porto FA decision. FPF came out with a decision to satisfy both clubs, expanding the championship to 10 teams (one more from Porto FA and another from Setúbal FA) and annulling the result from the repetition match. With this decision, FC Porto lost the Regional title and finished in 3rd, Leixões SC became the new regional champion, while Académico was 2nd place. All 3 teams qualified for 1939–40 Primeira Divisão.[5]

In the 1941–42 season, it was decided to expand the championship from eight to ten teams to admit Braga FA and Algarve FA champions (until this season only the top teams from Porto, Coimbra, Lisboa and Setúbal were admitted).[6] Porto finished the regional championship in third place again, which did not grant entry into the Primeira Liga.[7] However, a second expand (from 10 to 12) in the same season was decided, which allowed the club to participate.[8]

After the 1945–46 season, the qualifying system based on regional championships was abandoned and adopted a pyramid system, with relegations and promotions between the 3 tiers. The clubs in Primeira Divisão, Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão no longer had to play their district championships on the same season as they had been doing since the first seasons of the Liga.[6]

When the Portuguese League for Professional Football took control of the two nationwide leagues in 1999, it was renamed "Primeira Liga" (Premier League).[citation needed]

"Big Three" performance over the last 10 seasons
Season Benfica Porto Sporting CP
2008–09 3 1 2
2009–10 1 3 4
2010–11 2 1 3
2011–12 2 1 4
2012–13 2 1 7
2013–14 1 3 2
2014–15 1 2 3
2015–16 1 3 2
2016–17 1 2 3
2017–18 2 1 3

Big Three[]

"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 – Benfica (36 times), Porto (28) and Sporting CP (18). These three clubs generally end up sharing the top three positions, appearing more frequently in UEFA competitions and are the only three clubs in Portugal to have never been relegated.

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 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 on television. In other sports, the rivalry between the big clubs is also considerable and it usually leads to arguments between the fans and players.[citation needed]

Benfica is the club with most league, cup and league cup titles, as well as the most domestic titles (79) and overall titles won (81, excluding the Latin Cup).

Porto is the club with most Portuguese Super Cups and international titles won being the only Portuguese team with international titles in the XXI century.[citation needed]

Sporting CP holds the third place when it comes to the most league and cup titles. Benfica is the only Portuguese club to have won two consecutive European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, reaching ten European finals: seven European Cups and three UEFA Cup/Europa League, and was runner-up in two Intercontinental Cups. Porto is the only Portuguese club since 1987 to have won any international competition (excluding the UEFA Intertoto Cup), gathering a total of two European Cup/UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Cup/Europa Leagues, one European Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cups and finished runner-up in one European Cup Winner's Cup and three UEFA Super Cup. Sporting CP won one European Cup Winner's Cup and was runner-up in one UEFA Cup. Apart from the big three, Braga won the last UEFA Intertoto Cup and was runner-up in one UEFA Europa League.[citation needed]

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Galp Energia acquired the naming rights to the league in 2002, titling the division SuperLiga GalpEnergia. A four-year deal with the Austrian sports betting 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, the name was changed to BWINLIGA in July 2006.[9][10]

From the 2008–09 season to the 2009–10 season the league was 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 league was named Liga ZON Sagres until 2013–14 after the sponsorship agreement between Sagres, ZON (now NOS) and the league ended. Since 2015, it is known as "Liga NOS".[11]

Sponsorship names for seasons

Official match ball[]

Competition[]

From the 2014–15 season on, there are 18 clubs in the Primeira Liga, up from 16 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 34 games. At the end of each season, the two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Segunda Liga and the top two teams from Segunda Liga are promoted to the Primeira Liga.

Qualification for European competitions[]

The top teams in Primeira Liga qualify for the UEFA Champions League with the first placed team directly entering the group stage and the second placed team entering the playoffs for the group stage of UEFA Champions League. Teams placed third and fourth play in the UEFA Europa League, along with the Taça de Portugal cup winners (unless they already qualify for the UEFA Champions League through league placing). In this case, the berth is given to the sixth placed team.

UEFA ranking[]

UEFA League Ranking at the end of the 2016–17 season:[14]

2018–19 clubs[]

Primeira Liga is located in Madeira
Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Primeira Liga is located in Azores
Location of teams in 2018–19 Primeira Liga (Azores)
Team Location Stadium Capacity 2017–18 finish
Belenenses Lisbon Estádio Nacional 37,593 12th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,647 2nd
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 28,263 8th
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,286 4th
Chaves Chaves Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira 8,870 6th
Desportivo das Aves Aves Estádio do CD Aves 5,441 13th
Feirense Santa Maria da Feira Estádio Marcolino de Castro 5,600 16th
Marítimo Funchal Estádio do Marítimo 10,600 7th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 6,153 15th
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,200 1st (LP)
Portimonense Portimão Estádio Municipal de Portimão 5,950 10th
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,033 1st
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 9,065 5th
Santa Clara Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 13,277 2nd (LP)
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,095 3rd
Tondela Tondela Estádio João Cardoso 5,000 11th
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,000 9th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 15,497 14th

Attendance[]

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 Braga, also have good attendances. Académica de Coimbra (currently playing in LigaPro), Vitória de Setúbal, Boavista, Belenenses, and Marítimo are historical clubs, with more than 30 top-flight seasons, 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 2017–18 season saw an average attendance by club:[15]

Club Average Stadium
capacity
Attendance(%) Accumulated Stadium
1 Benfica 53,209 64,642 82.93% 904,553 Estádio da Luz
2 Sporting CP 43,623 50,044 87.16%% 741,599 Estádio José Alvalade
3 Porto 42,674 50,431 85.29% 725,461 Estádio do Dragão
4 Vitória de Guimarães 16,015 30,008 53.37% 272,255 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
5 Braga 11,706 30,286 38.65% 198,998 Estádio Municipal de Braga
6 Marítimo 7,072 10,932 66.93% 120,216 Estádio dos Barreiros
7 Boavista 5,623 30,000 20.55% 95,585 Estádio do Bessa
8 Vitória de Setúbal 4,111 13,468 28.80% 69,890 Estádio do Bonfim
9 Feirense 3,907 5,600 71.69% 66,412 Estádio Marcolino de Castro
10 Rio Ave 3,889 9,065 43.42% 66,116 Estádio do Rio Ave FC
11 Chaves 3,627 9,000 40.89% 61,658 Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira
12 Paços de Ferreira 3,507 6,404 38.63% 59,612 Estádio da Mata Real
13 Belenenses 3,344 19,856 22.27% 56,851 Estádio do Restelo
14 Portimonense 3,158 9,544 64.04% 53,693 Estádio Municipal de Portimão
15 Aves 2,635 5,441 44.69% 44,803 Estádio do CD Aves
16 Tondela 2,373 5,000 47.46% 40,344 Estádio João Cardoso
17 Estoril 2,275 8,000 28.83% 38,673 Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
18 Moreirense 2,264 6,153 36.80% 38,494 Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril

List of champions and top scorers[]

Clubs Players
Season Champion Points Second place Points Third place Points Teams Rounds Points
/win
Bola de Prata
(Top Scorer)
Club Goals
Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão
  1934–35 Porto 22 Sporting CP 20 Benfica 19 8 14 2 pts Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 14
  1935–36 Benfica 21 Porto 20 Sporting CP 16 8 14 2 pts Pinga Porto 21
  1936–37 Benfica (2) 24 Belenenses 23 Sporting CP 19 8 14 2 pts Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 24
  1937–38 Benfica (3) 23 Porto 23 Sporting CP 23 8 14 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 34
Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão
  1938–39 Porto (2) 23 Sporting CP 22 Benfica 21 8 14 2 pts Costuras Porto 18
  1939–40 Porto (3) 34 Sporting CP 32 Belenenses 25 10 18 2 pts F. Peyroteo / S. Kodrnja Sporting CP / Porto 29
  1940–41 Sporting CP 23 Porto 20 Belenenses 19 8 14 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 29
  1941–42 Benfica (4) 38 Sporting CP 34 Belenenses 30 12 22 2 pts Correia Dias Porto 36
  1942–43 Benfica (5) 30 Sporting CP 29 Belenenses 28 10 18 2 pts Julinho Benfica 24
  1943–44 Sporting CP (2) 31 Benfica 26 Atlético CP 24 10 18 2 pts Francisco Rodrigues Vitória de Setúbal 28
  1944–45 Benfica (6) 30 Sporting CP 27 Belenenses 27 10 18 2 pts Francisco Rodrigues Vitória de Setúbal 21
  1945–46 Belenenses 38 Benfica 37 Sporting CP 32 12 22 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 37
  1946–47 Sporting CP (3) 47 Benfica 41 Porto 33 14 26 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 43
  1947–48 Sporting CP (4) 41 Benfica 41 Belenenses 37 14 26 2 pts António Araújo Porto 36
  1948–49 Sporting CP (5) 42 Benfica 37 Belenenses 35 14 26 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 40
  1949–50 Benfica (7) 45 Sporting CP 39 Atlético CP 30 14 26 2 pts Julinho Benfica 29
  1950–51 Sporting CP (6) 45 Porto 34 Benfica 30 14 26 2 pts Manuel Vasques Sporting CP 29
  1951–52 Sporting CP (7) 41 Benfica 40 Porto 36 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 28
  1952–53 Sporting CP (8) 43 Benfica 39 Belenenses 36 14 26 2 pts Matateu Belenenses 29
  1953–54 Sporting CP (9) 43 Porto 36 Benfica 32 14 26 2 pts João Martins Sporting CP 31
  1954–55 Benfica (8) 39 Belenenses 39 Sporting CP 37 14 26 2 pts Matateu Belenenses 32
  1955–56 Porto (4) 43 Benfica 43 Belenenses 37 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 28
  1956–57 Benfica (9) 41 Porto 40 Belenenses 33 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 30
  1957–58 Sporting CP (10) 43 Porto 43 Benfica 36 14 26 2 pts Arsénio Duarte CUF do Barreiro 23
  1958–59 Porto (5) 41 Benfica 41 Belenenses 38 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 26
  1959–60 Benfica (10) 45 Sporting CP 43 Belenenses 36 14 26 2 pts Edmur Ribeiro Vitória de Guimarães 25
  1960–61 Benfica (11) 46 Sporting CP 42 Porto 33 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 27
  1961–62 Sporting CP (11) 43 Porto 41 Benfica 36 14 26 2 pts Veríssimo Porto 23
  1962–63 Benfica (12) 48 Porto 42 Sporting CP 38 14 26 2 pts José Augusto Torres Benfica 26
  1963–64 Benfica (13) 46 Porto 40 Sporting CP 34 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 28
  1964–65 Benfica (14) 43 Porto 37 CUF do Barreiro 35 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 28
  1965–66 Sporting CP (12) 42 Benfica 41 Porto 34 14 26 2 pts Eusébio / E. Figueiredo Benfica / Sporting CP 25
  1966–67 Benfica (15) 43 Académica 40 Porto 39 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 31
  1967–68 Benfica (16) 41 Sporting CP 37 Porto 36 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 43
  1968–69 Benfica (17) 39 Porto 37 Vitória de Guimarães 36 14 26 2 pts Manuel António Académica 19
  1969–70 Sporting CP (13) 46 Benfica 38 Vitória de Setúbal 36 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 20
  1970–71 Benfica (18) 41 Sporting CP 38 Porto 37 14 26 2 pts Artur Jorge Benfica 23
  1971–72 Benfica (19) 55 Vitória de Setúbal 45 Sporting CP 43 16 30 2 pts Artur Jorge Benfica 27
  1972–73 Benfica (20) 58 Belenenses 40 Vitória de Setúbal 38 16 30 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 40
  1973–74 Sporting CP (14) 49 Benfica 47 Vitória de Setúbal 45 16 30 2 pts Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 46
  1974–75 Benfica (21) 49 Porto 44 Sporting CP 43 16 30 2 pts Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 30
  1975–76 Benfica (22) 50 Boavista 48 Belenenses 40 16 30 2 pts Rui Jordão Benfica 30
  1976–77 Benfica (23) 51 Sporting CP 42 Porto 41 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 26
  1977–78 Porto (6) 51 Benfica 51 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 25
  1978–79 Porto (7) 50 Benfica 49 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 27
  1979–80 Sporting CP (15) 52 Porto 50 Benfica 45 16 30 2 pts Rui Jordão Sporting CP 31
  1980–81 Benfica (24) 50 Porto 48 Sporting CP 37 16 30 2 pts Nené Benfica 20
  1981–82 Sporting CP (16) 46 Benfica 44 Porto 43 16 30 2 pts Jacques Pereira Porto 27
  1982–83 Benfica (25) 51 Porto 47 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 36
  1983–84 Benfica (26) 52 Porto 49 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes / Nené Porto / Benfica 21
  1984–85 Porto (8) 55 Sporting CP 47 Benfica 43 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 39
  1985–86 Porto (9) 49 Benfica 47 Sporting CP 46 16 30 2 pts Manuel Fernandes Sporting CP 30
  1986–87 Benfica (27) 48 Porto 46 Vitória de Guimarães 41 16 30 2 pts Paulinho Cascavel Vitória de Guimarães 22
  1987–88 Porto (10) 66 Benfica 51 Belenenses 48 20 38 2 pts Paulinho Cascavel Sporting CP 23
  1988–89 Benfica (28) 63 Porto 56 Boavista 49 20 38 2 pts Vata Benfica 16
  1989–90 Porto (11) 59 Benfica 55 Sporting CP 46 18 34 2 pts Mats Magnusson Benfica 33
  1990–91 Benfica (29) 69 Porto 67 Sporting CP 57 20 38 2 pts Rui Águas Benfica 25
  1991–92 Porto (12) 56 Benfica 46 Boavista 44 18 34 2 pts Ricky Boavista 30
  1992–93 Porto (13) 54 Benfica 52 Sporting CP 45 18 34 2 pts Jorge Cadete Sporting CP 18
  1993–94 Benfica (30) 54 Porto 52 Sporting CP 51 18 34 2 pts Rashidi Yekini Vitória de Setúbal 21
  1994–95 Porto (14) 62 Sporting CP 53 Benfica 49 18 34 2 pts Hassan Nader Farense 21
  1995–96 Porto (15) 84 Benfica 73 Sporting CP 67 18 34 3 pts Domingos Paciência Porto 25
  1996–97 Porto (16) 85 Sporting CP 72 Benfica 58 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 30
  1997–98 Porto (17) 77 Benfica 68 Vitória de Guimarães 59 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 26
  1998–99 Porto (18) 79 Boavista 71 Benfica 65 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 36
Primeira Liga
  1999–2000 Sporting CP (17) 77 Porto 73 Benfica 69 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 37
  2000–01 Boavista 77 Porto 76 Sporting CP 62 18 34 3 pts Pena Porto 22
  2001–02 Sporting CP (18) 75 Boavista 70 Porto 68 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Sporting CP 42
  2002–03 Porto (19) 86 Benfica 75 Sporting CP 59 18 34 3 pts Fary Faye Beira-Mar 18
  2003–04 Porto (20) 82 Benfica 74 Sporting CP 73 18 34 3 pts Benni McCarthy Porto 20
  2004–05 Benfica (31) 65 Porto 62 Sporting CP 61 18 34 3 pts Liédson Sporting CP 25
  2005–06 Porto (21) 79 Sporting CP 72 Benfica 67 18 34 3 pts Albert Meyong Belenenses 17
  2006–07 Porto (22) 69 Sporting CP 68 Benfica 67 16 30 3 pts Liédson Sporting CP 15
  2007–08 Porto (23) 75(1) Sporting CP 55 Vitória de Guimarães 53 16 30 3 pts Lisandro López Porto 24
  2008–09 Porto (24) 70 Sporting CP 66 Benfica 59 16 30 3 pts Nenê Nacional 20
  2009–10 Benfica (32) 76 Braga 71 Porto 68 16 30 3 pts Óscar Cardozo Benfica 26
  2010–11 Porto (25) 84 Benfica 63 Sporting CP 48 16 30 3 pts Hulk Porto 23
  2011–12 Porto (26) 75 Benfica 69 Braga 62 16 30 3 pts Óscar Cardozo Benfica 20
  2012–13 Porto (27) 78 Benfica 77 Paços de Ferreira 54 16 30 3 pts Jackson Martínez Porto 26
  2013–14 Benfica (33) 74 Sporting CP 67 Porto 61 16 30 3 pts Jackson Martínez Porto 20
  2014–15 Benfica (34) 85 Porto 82 Sporting CP 76 18 34 3 pts Jackson Martínez Porto 21
  2015–16 Benfica (35) 88 Sporting CP 86 Porto 73 18 34 3 pts Jonas Benfica 32
  2016–17 Benfica (36) 82 Porto 76 Sporting CP 70 18 34 3 pts Bas Dost Sporting CP 34
  2017–18 Porto (28) 88 Benfica 81 Sporting CP 78 18 34 3 pts Jonas Benfica 34

Performance by club[]

All Primeira Liga champions have come from either Lisbon or Porto.

Club Winners Runner-ups Winning Years and 2nd Place Years
Benfica 36 28 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, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Porto 28 26 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, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
Sporting CP 18 21 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, 2014, 2016
Belenenses
01
03
1937, 1946, 1955, 1973
Boavista
01
03
1976, 1999, 2001, 2002
Académica
01
1967
Vitória de Setúbal
01
1972
Braga
01
2010

All-time Primeira Liga table[]

The all-time Primeira Liga table is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in Primeira Liga since its inception in 1934. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2017–18 season.[17] For comparison, older seasons have been calculated according to the three-points-per-win rule.

Pos Team S Pts GP W D L GF GA GD 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th T Debut Since/
Last App
Best Notes
1 Benfica 84 5282 2364 1612 446 306 5708 2079 3629 36 28 15 4 1 84 1934–35 1934–35 1 [A]
2 Porto 84 5129 2364 1566 431 367 5246 2107 3139 28 26 13 11 3 1 82 1934–35 1934–35 1 [A]
3 Sporting CP 84 4877 2364 1460 497 407 5173 2253 2920 18 22 28 12 4 83 1934–35 1934–35 1 [A]
4 Belenenses 77 3158 2146 877 527 742 3352 2745 607 1 3 14 9 8 8 43 1934–35 2013–14 1
5 Vitória de Guimarães 73 3017 2154 835 512 807 3037 3062 -25 4 10 11 13 38 1941–42 2007–08 3
6 Braga 62 2601 1888 716 453 719 2540 2627 -87 1 1 13 6 3 24 1947–48 1975–76 2
7 Vitória de Setúbal 70 2520 2004 679 483 842 2739 3037 -298 1 3 2 9 6 21 1934–35 2004–05 2
8 Boavista 55 2349 1670 643 420 607 2202 2302 -100 1 3 2 10 4 5 25 1935–36 2014–15 1
9 Académica 64 1935 1704 516 387 801 2346 3003 -657 1 2 6 8 17 1934–35 2015–16 2
10 Marítimo 38 1622 1244 425 347 472 1415 1565 -150 6 5 11 1977–78 1982–83 5
11 Rio Ave 24 917 772 234 215 323 793 1020 -227 2 2 4 1979–80 2008–09 5
12 Estoril 26 912 772 239 195 338 1044 1231 -187 2 3 5 1944–45 2017–18 4
13 Beira-Mar 27 896 858 218 242 398 883 1340 -457 1 1 1961–62 2012–13 6
14 Farense 23 857 754 222 191 341 796 1093 -297 1 2 3 1970–71 2001–02 5
15 Salgueiros 24 774 740 197 183 360 804 1377 -573 1 1 2 1943–44 2001–02 5
16 Paços de Ferreira 20 770 648 193 191 264 709 908 -199 1 2 3 1990–91 2017–18 3
17 CUF Barreiro 23 769 610 207 148 255 828 1003 -175 1 2 2 1 6 1942–43 1975–76 3 [B]
18 Nacional 18 749 588 197 158 233 710 785 -75 2 2 1 5 1988–89 2018–19 4
19 Leixões 25 713 670 183 164 323 750 1186 -436 1 1 2 1936–37 2009–10 5
20 União de Leiria 18 711 584 184 159 241 620 771 -151 2 2 4 1979–80 2011–12 5
21 Atlético CP 24 710 632 192 134 306 976 1285 -309 2 1 1 3 7 1943–44 1976–77 3
22 Varzim 21 683 618 169 176 273 638 913 -275 1 1 2 1963–64 2002–03 5
23 Gil Vicente 18 662 604 169 155 280 601 839 -238 1 1 1990–91 2014–15 5
24 Barreirense 24 617 592 166 119 307 758 1195 -437 1 2 4 7 1937–38 1978–79 4
25 Estrela da Amadora 16 608 540 144 176 220 521 680 -159 1988–89 2008–09 7 [C]
26 Chaves 15 601 514 152 145 217 574 716 -142 2 2 4 1985–86 2016–17 5
27 Portimonense 15 566 474 150 116 208 512 636 -124 1 1 2 1976–77 2017–18 5
28 Olhanense 20 565 516 147 124 245 800 1057 -257 1 2 2 5 1941–42 2013–14 4
29 Sporting da Covilhã 15 457 406 126 79 201 585 834 -249 1 3 4 1947–48 1987–88 5
30 Penafiel 14 435 434 106 117 211 351 625 -274 1980–81 2014–15 10
31 Lusitano de Évora 14 412 364 116 64 184 494 722 -228 1 1 2 1952–53 1965–66 5
32 Sporting de Espinho 11 379 354 96 91 167 336 523 -187 1974–75 1996–97 7
33 Moreirense 8 287 268 69 80 119 268 367 -99 2002–03 2014–15 9
34 Tirsense 8 268 256 65 73 118 219 370 -151 1967–68 1995–96 8
35 Famalicão 6 207 196 53 48 95 205 346 -141 1946–47 1993–94 13
36 União da Madeira 6 206 208 48 62 98 177 300 -123 1989–90 2015–16 10
37 Naval 1º de Maio 6 193 184 49 46 89 160 255 -95 2005–06 2010–11 8 [D]
38 Oriental 7 187 190 50 37 103 224 438 -214 1 1 1950–51 1974–75 5
39 Alverca 5 181 170 48 37 85 192 266 -74 1998–99 2003–04 11
40 Campomaiorense 5 178 170 48 34 88 186 287 -101 1995–96 2000–01 11 [E]
41 Torreense 6 163 164 44 31 89 183 316 -133 1955–56 1991–92 7
42 União de Tomar 6 162 172 43 33 96 178 331 -153 1968–69 1975–76 10
43 Feirense 6 155 188 41 32 115 160 339 -179 1962–63 2016–17 8
44 O Elvas 5 148 146 37 37 72 211 283 -72 1947–48 1987–88 8
45 Arouca 4 145 132 37 34 61 134 187 -53 1 1 2013–14 2016–17 5
46 Leça 4 124 124 33 25 66 120 231 -111 1941–42 1997–98 12
47 Desportivo das Aves 4 107 128 25 32 71 114 203 -89 1985–86 2017–18 13
48 Académico de Viseu 4 105 128 27 24 77 81 237 -156 1978–79 1988–89 13
49 Caldas 4 103 104 26 25 53 124 235 -111 1955–56 1958–59 10
50 Santa Clara 3 103 102 24 31 47 106 150 -44 1999–2000 2018–19 14
51 Tondela 3 100 102 26 22 54 104 156 -52 2015–16 2015–16 10 [A]
52 Montijo 3 89 90 23 20 47 91 155 -64 1972–73 1976–77 13 [F]
53 Amora 3 89 90 22 23 45 90 143 -53 1980–81 1982–83 12
54 Lusitano VRSA 3 72 78 21 9 48 94 210 -116 1947–48 1949–50 12
55 Sanjoanense 4 70 104 16 22 66 86 249 -163 1946–47 1968–69 10
56 Carcavelinhos 5 69 82 19 12 51 103 223 -120 1 1 2 1935–36 1941–42 4 [G]
57 Unidos de Lisboa 3 62 54 18 8 28 151 145 6 1 1 1940–41 1942–43 4 [H]
58 Académico do Porto 5 60 82 18 6 58 137 300 -163 1934–35 1941–42 7 [I]
59 SL Elvas 2 54 48 17 3 28 108 167 -59 1945–46 1946–47 9 [J]
60 Fafe 1 41 38 9 14 15 29 47 -18 1988–89 1988–89 16
61 Felgueiras 1 33 34 8 9 17 29 47 -18 1995–96 1995–96 16 [K]
62 Seixal 2 29 52 7 8 37 44 150 -106 1963–64 1964–65 12
63 Riopele 1 27 30 6 9 15 23 51 -28 1977–78 1977–78 15 [L]
64 Águeda 1 26 30 7 5 18 25 55 -30 1983–84 1983–84 15
65 Trofense 1 23 30 5 8 17 25 42 -17 2008–09 2008–09 16
66 União de Coimbra 1 22 30 5 7 18 22 54 -32 1972–73 1972–73 15 [M]
67 Ginásio de Alcobaça 1 19 30 4 7 19 20 56 -36 1982–83 1982–83 16
68 Vizela 1 19 30 4 7 19 31 71 -40 1984–85 1984–85 16
69 União de Lisboa 1 11 14 3 2 9 30 49 -19 1 1 1934–35 1934–35 6 [G]
70 Oliveirense 1 11 22 3 2 17 22 73 -51 1945–46 1945–46 12
71 Casa Pia 1 3 14 1 0 13 12 56 -44 1938–39 1938–39 8

A. ^ Never relegated.
B. ^ Renamed Fabril in 2000.
C. ^ Club folded in 2011.
D. ^ Club folded in 2017.
E. ^ Club ended football team in 2013.
F. ^ Club folded in 2007.
G. ^ Merged to form Atlético CP in 1942.
H. ^ Club ended football team in 2009.
I. ^ Club ended football team in 1964.
J. ^ Merged to form O Elvas in 1947.
K. ^ Club folded in 2005.
L. ^ Club folded in 1984.
M. ^ Club folded in 2016.

Last updated: 15 June 2018

Primeira Liga
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Campeonato de Portugal
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Clubs no longer in competition

Records[]

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Within Portugal, Sport TV broadcasts all live Primeira Liga matches except Benfica's home matches which are broadcast live on Benfica TV.

International broadcasters[]

See also[]

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