Primeira Liga | Portugal - an overview

Portugal Primeira Liga (Liga NOS) is Portugal’s top level of professional associated football. 18 clubs play in this league, but they are dominated by the “big three” (Os Três Grandes) Portugal’s Liga has only been won by three teams throughout its history. These teams are Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP, having lifted the trophy a total of 82 times between them. There is no promotion from Portugal Primeira Liga, but the top two teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League. League leaders qualify straight into the group stage, while the runners enter the playoffs for the group stage. Third and Fourth place along with the winner of their domestic cup “Taça de Portugal cup” qualify for the Europa League.

Participating teams

  • Belenenses SAD
    Estádio Nacional, Oeiras
  • Benfica Lisbon
    Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
  • Boavista FC
    Estádio do Bessa, Porto
  • CD Santa Clara
    Estádio de São Miguel, Ponta Delgada
  • CD Tondela
    Estádio João Cardoso, Tondela
  • Desportivo Aves
    Estádio do CD das Aves, Vila das Aves
  • FC Famalicão
    Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho, Vila Nova de Famalicão
  • FC Gil Vicente
    Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, Barcelos
  • FC Porto
    Estádio do Dragão, Porto
  • Maritimo Funchal
    Estádio do Marítimo, Funchal
  • Moreirense FC
    Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, Moreira de Cónegos
  • Paços de Ferreira
    Estádio da Mata Real, Paços de Ferreira
  • Portimonense SC
    Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão
  • Rio Ave FC
    Estádio do Rio Ave FC, Vila do Conde
  • Sporting Braga
    Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga
  • Sporting CP
    Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
  • Vitoria Guimarães
    Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães
  • Vitoria Setúbal
    Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal

Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1FC Porto Logo FC Porto345282
2Benfica Lisbon Logo Benfica Lisbon344577
3Sporting Braga Logo Sporting Braga342160
4Sporting CP Logo Sporting CP341560
5Rio Ave FC Logo Rio Ave FC341255
6FC Famalicão Logo FC Famalicão34254
7Vitoria Guimarães Logo Vitoria Guimarães341550
8Moreirense FC Logo Moreirense FC34-243
9CD Santa Clara Logo CD Santa Clara34-543
10FC Gil Vicente Logo FC Gil Vicente34-443
11Maritimo Funchal Logo Maritimo Funchal34-839
12Boavista FC Logo Boavista FC34-1139
13Paços de Ferreira Logo Paços de Ferreira34-1639
14CD Tondela Logo CD Tondela34-1436
15Belenenses SAD Logo Belenenses SAD34-2735
16Vitoria Setúbal Logo Vitoria Setúbal34-1634
17Portimonense SC Logo Portimonense SC34-1533
18Desportivo Aves Logo Desportivo Aves34-4417

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