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Primeira Liga
Portuguese Liga
Country Flag of Portugal.png Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1934
Number of teams 18 (from 2014–15)
Relegation to LigaPro
Levels on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Taça de Portugal
Supertaça
UEFA cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Porto (28th title) (2017-18)
Most successful club Benfica (36 titles)
TV List of broadcasters
Website Official website
Football current event 2018-19

The Primeira Liga (First League), formerly called Primeira Divisão), is the top professional association football division of the Portuguese football league system.

The Primeira Liga is contested by 18 clubs each season, but only five of them have won the title. Founded in 1934, the league is in its 81st edition (counting four experimental leagues in the 1930s). It has been dominated by the "Big Three": Benfica, Porto, and Sporting. These three clubs have won a total of 78 titles, with Belenenses and Boavista 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 five and passing the French Ligue 1, one of the historical "big five" leagues, for the first time since 1990. It achieved the same 5th place ranking in 2013 and 2014. The league also had a world ranking of 4th by IFFHS's ranking of 2011.

Current clubs in the Primeira Liga (2017–18)

Team Location Stadium Capacity 2016–17 finish
Belenenses Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 19,856 14th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 64,642 1st
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 30,000 9th
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,286 5th
Chaves Chaves Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira 8,000 11th
Desportivo das Aves Vila das Aves Estádio do CD Aves 5,441 2nd (LP)
Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 10th
Feirense Santa Maria da Feira Estádio Marcolino de Castro 5,401 8th
Marítimo Funchal Estádio do Marítimo 10,600 6th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 6,153 15th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 6,404 13th
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,035 2nd
Portimonense Portimão Estádio Municipal de Portimão 6,000 1st (LP)
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 9,065 7th
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,044 3rd
Tondela Tondela Estádio João Cardoso 5,000 16th
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,008 4th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 13,468 12th

External links

Primeira Liga 2018-19

Aves · Belenenses · Benfica · Boavista · Braga · Chaves · Feirense · Marítimo · Moreirense · Nacional · Portimonense · Porto · Rio Ave · Santa Clara · Sporting CP · Tondela · Vitória de Guimarães · Vitória de Setúbal

Primeira Liga seasons

1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 ·

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Football in Portugal
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