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LigaPro
Ledman LigaPro logo
Country Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1990 (as Segunda Divisão de Honra)
Number of teams 22
Promotion to Primeira Liga
Relegation to Campeonato de Portugal
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Taça de Portugal
UEFA cup(s) Taça da Liga
Current champions Porto B (1st title) (2015–16)
Most successful club Paços de Ferreira (3 titles)
TV Sport TV
Benfica TV
Porto Canal
Sporting TV
Website Official website
Football current event 2018–19 LigaPro

The LigaPro also referred to as Ledman LigaPro for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division of the Portuguese football league system, after the Primeira Liga. At the end of each season, the top-finishing teams are promoted to the Primeira Liga, and the lowest-ranked teams are relegated to the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal.

The LigaPro was founded in 1990 as the Segunda Divisão de Honra (Second Division of Honour), superseding the now-folded Segunda Divisão (Second Division) as the second tier of Portuguese football. When the division came under the auspices of the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) in 1999, it was renamed to Segunda Liga (Second League), a designation that was kept until 2016, with the exception of a period between 2005 and 2012, when it was known as Liga de Honra (League of Honour). The current branding and sponsorship were introduced during the 2015–16 season.

The division is contested nationwide by 24 teams, including the reserve sides (B teams) of several top-flight clubs. This number will be reduced to 22 in the 2016–17 season, with a further reduction to 20 teams scheduled for the 2017–18 season.

Nineteen different teams have won the division title; the most successful is Paços de Ferreira, with three wins, including the inaugural season. The current champions are Porto B, who won the title for the first time in the 2015–16 season, becoming the first reserve team to win the Portuguese second-tier championship title.

Clubs

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity 2015–16 finish
Académica Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 29,744 18th (PL)
Académico de Viseu Viseu Estádio do Fontelo 8,046 17th
Benfica B Lisbon Caixa Futebol Campus 2,720 19th
Braga B Braga Estádio 1º de Maio 5,000 15th
Cova da Piedade Cova da Piedade Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira 3,500 1st (CP)
Desportivo das Aves Vila das Aves Estádio do CD Aves 5,441 8th
Fafe Fafe Parque Municipal dos Desportos de Fafe 8,000 3rd (CP)
Famalicão Vila Nova de Famalicão Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho 10,000 6th
Freamunde Freamunde Campo do SC Freamunde 3,919 5th
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,032 11th
Leixões Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 6,798 18th
Olhanense Olhão Estádio José Arcanjo 5,661 7th
Penafiel Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 5,230 12th
Portimonense Portimão Estádio Municipal de Portimão 6,000 4th
Porto B Porto Estádio Dr. Jorge Sampaio 8,272 1st
Santa Clara Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 12,500 16th
Sporting CP B Lisbon CGD Stadium Aurélio Pereira 1,180 10th
Sporting da Covilhã Covilhã Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto 2,055 14th
União da Madeira Funchal Centro Desportivo da Madeira 2,500 17th (PL)
Varzim Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim SC 7,280 9th
Vitória de Guimarães B Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,008 13th
Vizela Vizela Estádio do FC Vizela 6,000 2nd (CP)

External links

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