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Primeira Liga
2016–17
Portuguese Liga
Season information
Winners Benfica
36th title
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Benfica
Porto
Sporting CP
Europa League Vitória de Guimarães
Braga
Season statistics
Matches played 164
Goals scored 387
Top goalscorer Bas Dost (31 goals)
Biggest home win Porto 7–0 Nacional
(4 March 2017)
Biggest away win Nacional 0–4 Porto
(1 October 2016)
Feirense 0–4 Porto
(11 December 2016)
Highest scoring Vitória 5–3 Paços
(26 August 2016)
Braga 6–2 Feirense
(28 November 2016)
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The 2016–17 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons) is the 83rd season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs.

Benfica successfully defended their title, winning the league for a fourth consecutive season and 36th time.

Teams

For the third consecutive season, the league is contested by a total of 18 teams, which include the best 16 sides from the 2015–16 season and two promoted from the 2015–16 LigaPro.

Porto B won the 2015–16 LigaPro title on 8 May 2016, but as the reserve team of Primeira Liga side Porto they were ineligible for promotion, which meant that the third-placed team would be promoted instead. On the same day, Chaves drew 1–1 with Portimonense to secure the return to the top flight of Portuguese football, 17 years after their last appearance in the 1998–99 season. On the final matchday, Feirense secured the third place and last promotion slot after drawing 1–1 with Chaves; they return to the Primeira Liga four years after their last appearance in the 2011–12 season.

The two promoted clubs replaced Académica and União da Madeira. Académica confirmed their relegation on 7 May 2016, after a run of 14 consecutive seasons in the Primeira Liga, following a goalless draw against Braga. On the last matchday, União da Madeira's 2–1 defeat against Rio Ave also sealed their relegation, one season after having been promoted.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity 2015–16 finish
Arouca Arouca Estádio Municipal de Arouca 5,000 5th
Belenenses Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 19,856 9th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 64,642 1st
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 30,000 14th
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,286 4th
Chaves Chaves Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira 8,000 2nd (LP)
Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 8th
Feirense Santa Maria da Feira Estádio Marcolino de Castro 5,401 3rd (LP)
Marítimo Funchal Estádio do Marítimo 10,600 13th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 6,153 12th
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,586 11th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 6,404 7th
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,035 3rd
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 9,065 6th
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,044 2nd
Tondela Tondela Estádio João Cardoso 5,000 16th
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,008 10th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 13,468 15th

Personnel and sponsors

Team Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
Arouca Flag of Portugal Jorge Leitão Flag of Portugal Nuno Coelho Joma Banco BIC
Belenenses Flag of Portugal Domingos Paciência Flag of Portugal Gonçalo Brandão Lacatoni Kia Motors
Benfica Flag of Portugal Rui Vitória Brazil Luisão adidas Emirates
Boavista Flag of Portugal Miguel Leal Flag of Senegal.svg Idris Lacatoni Mestre da Cor
Braga Flag of Portugal Jorge Simão Brazil Alan Lacatoni Visit Braga
Chaves Flag of Portugal Ricardo Soares Flag of Portugal Nélson Lenho Lacatoni Chaves - Capital Termal
Estoril Flag of Portugal Pedro Emanuel Flag of Portugal Diogo Amado Nike Banco BIC
Feirense Flag of Portugal Nuno Manta Legea Mestre da Cor
Marítimo Flag of Portugal Daniel Ramos Brazil Fransérgio Nike Santander Totta
Moreirense Flag of Portugal Petit CDT
Nacional Flag of Portugal João de Deus Flag of Portugal Rui Correia Hummel Santander Totta
Paços de Ferreira Flag of Portugal Vasco Seabra Lacatoni Fixpaços
Porto Flag of Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Flag of Mexico Héctor Herrera New Balance] MEO
Rio Ave Flag of Portugal Luís Castro Flag of Portugal Tarantini adidas MEO
Sporting CP Flag of Portugal Jorge Jesus Flag of Portugal Adrien Silva Macron NOS
Tondela Flag of Portugal Pepa Brazil Kaká CDT Laboratórios BASI
Vitória de Guimarães Flag of Portugal Pedro Martins Macron Shirt sponsor varies from match to match
Vitória de Setúbal Flag of Portugal José Couceiro Flag of Portugal Frederico Venâncio Hummel Kia Motors

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chaves Flag of Portugal Vítor Oliveira Mutual consent 10 May 2016 Pre-season Flag of Portugal Jorge Simão 21 May 2016
Rio Ave Flag of Portugal Pedro Martins Mutual consent 17 May 2016 Flag of Portugal Capucho 20 May 2016
Vitória de Setúbal Flag of Portugal Quim Machado Mutual consent 18 May 2016 Flag of Portugal José Couceiro 25 May 2016
Vitória de Guimarães Flag of Portugal Sérgio Conceição Mutual consent 18 May 2016 Flag of Portugal Pedro Martins 25 May 2016
Moreirense Flag of Portugal Miguel Leal Contract expired 19 May 2016 Flag of Portugal Pepa 20 May 2016
Paços de Ferreira Flag of Portugal Jorge Simão Mutual consent 21 May 2016 Flag of Portugal Carlos Pinto 25 May 2016
Marítimo Flag of Portugal Nelo Vingada Contract expired 23 May 2016 Brazil Paulo César Gusmão 1 June 2016
Porto Flag of Portugal José Peseiro Sacked 30 May 2016 Flag of Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo 1 June 2016
Braga Flag of Portugal Paulo Fonseca Signed by Shakhtar Donetsk 31 May 2016 Flag of Portugal José Peseiro 6 June 2016
Marítimo Brazil Paulo César Gusmão Mutual consent 19 September 2016 17th Flag of Portugal Daniel Ramos 22 September 2016
Belenenses Flag of Spain Julio Velázquez Mutual consent 5 October 2016 8th Flag of Portugal Quim Machado 6 October 2016
Boavista Flag of Bolivia Erwin Sánchez Sacked 10 October 2016 13th Flag of Portugal Miguel Leal 11 October 2016
Rio Ave Flag of Portugal Capucho Sacked 10 November 2016 13th Flag of Portugal Luís Castro 14 November 2016
Moreirense Flag of Portugal Pepa Sacked 21 November 2016 16th Flag of Portugal Leandro Mendes (caretaker) 22 November 2016
Moreirense Flag of Portugal Leandro Mendes (caretaker) Ended caretaking role 28 November 2016 18th Flag of Portugal Augusto Inácio 28 November 2016
Paços de Ferreira Flag of Portugal Carlos Pinto Sacked 28 November 2016 15th Flag of Portugal Vasco Seabra 28 November 2016
(as caretaker)
13 December 2016
(confirmed)
Estoril Brazil Fabiano Soares Sacked 11 December 2016 11th Flag of Portugal Filipe Pedro (caretaker) 11 December 2016
Braga Flag of Portugal José Peseiro Sacked 15 December 2016 4th Flag of Portugal Abel Ferreira (caretaker) 15 December 2016
Estoril Flag of Portugal Filipe Pedro (caretaker) Ended caretaking role 15 December 2016 11th Flag of Spain Pedro Gómez Carmona 15 December 2016
Chaves Flag of Portugal Jorge Simão Signed by Braga 19 December 2016 7th Flag of Portugal Carlos Pires (caretaker) 19 December 2016
Braga Flag of Portugal Abel Ferreira (caretaker) Ended caretaking role 19 December 2016 3rd Flag of Portugal Jorge Simão 19 December 2016
Feirense Flag of Portugal José Mota Sacked 20 December 2016 17th Flag of Portugal Nuno Manta (caretaker) 20 December 2016
(as caretaker)
30 December 2016
(confirmed)
Chaves Flag of Portugal Carlos Pires (caretaker) Ended caretaking role 20 December 2016 8th Flag of Portugal Ricardo Soares 20 December 2016
Nacional Flag of Portugal Manuel Machado Mutual consent 28 December 2016 16th Flag of Serbia Predrag Jokanović 30 December 2016
Tondela Flag of Portugal Petit Resigned 9 January 2017 18th Flag of Portugal Pepa 10 January 2017
Estoril Flag of Spain Pedro Gómez Carmona Resigned 8 March 2017 15th Flag of Portugal Pedro Emanuel 8 March 2017
Moreirense Flag of Portugal Augusto Inácio Mutual consent 20 March 2017 16th Flag of Portugal Petit 20 March 2017
Nacional Flag of Serbia Predrag Jokanović Mutual consent 21 March 2017 18th Flag of Portugal João de Deus 21 March 2017
Arouca Flag of Portugal Manuel Machado Mutual consent 21 March 2017 14th Flag of Portugal Jorge Leitão 21 March 2017
Belenenses Flag of Portugal Quim Machado Sacked 18 April 2017 12th Flag of Portugal Domingos Paciência 18 April 2017

Season summary

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica  (C) 34 25 7 2 72 18+54 82 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Porto 34 22 10 2 71 19+52 76
3 Sporting CP 34 21 7 6 68 36+32 70 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
4 Vitória de Guimarães 34 18 8 8 50 39+11 62 Qualification to Europa League group stage
5 Braga 34 15 9 10 51 36+15 54 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
6 Marítimo 34 13 11 10 34 32+2 50
7 Rio Ave 34 14 7 13 41 39+2 49
8 Feirense 34 14 6 14 31 45−14 48
9 Boavista 34 10 13 11 33 36−3 43
10 Estoril 34 10 8 16 36 42−6 38
11 Chaves 34 8 14 12 35 42−7 38
12 Vitória de Setúbal 34 10 8 16 30 39−9 38
13 Paços de Ferreira 34 8 12 14 32 45−13 36
14 Belenenses 34 9 9 16 27 45−18 36
15 Moreirense 34 8 9 17 33 48−15 33
16 Tondela 34 8 8 18 29 52−23 32
17 Template:Fb team Arouca (R) 34 9 5 20 33 57−24 32 Relegation to
LigaPro
18 Nacional  (R) 34 4 9 21 22 58−36 21
Updated to games played on 21 May 2017
Source: Liga Portugal
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Positions by round

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Benfica 2 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Porto 1 1 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sporting CP 5 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Vitória de Guimarães 12 8 5 9 10 5 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
Braga 7 7 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
Marítimo 17 18 14 14 17 13 9 8 11 9 9 7 9 7 8 8 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Rio Ave 13 13 10 6 5 6 7 7 7 11 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 10 9 9 9 10 10 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Feirense 4 10 13 10 7 9 10 9 8 13 14 16 17 17 15 16 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 9 10 11 9 8 8 8 8
Boavista 3 6 7 11 12 14 13 12 10 8 11 13 13 14 10 9 11 9 10 11 11 9 9 10 10 8 10 11 10 10 9 9 9 9
Estoril 16 17 17 17 14 17 14 15 16 12 8 9 11 13 14 14 14 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 15 14 12 10
Chaves 10 11 8 8 6 8 5 6 6 6 6 8 7 8 7 7 7 6 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 11
Vitória de Setúbal 6 5 3 5 8 11 12 11 9 7 10 14 10 11 9 11 10 8 6 8 8 8 8 11 11 12 11 9 9 11 12 11 13 12
Paços de Ferreira 9 12 15 15 11 10 11 10 12 14 15 12 14 12 13 13 13 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 14 12 11 12 14 13
Belenenses 15 15 11 7 9 7 8 13 13 10 12 10 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 9 9 10 12 12 12 13 13 13 11 14
Moreirense 8 3 9 12 13 16 18 17 15 16 18 15 16 16 17 15 16 15 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15
Tondela 18 14 16 16 18 18 17 16 18 18 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 18 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 16
Template:Fb team Arouca 14 9 12 13 16 15 16 18 17 17 13 11 12 10 12 10 9 11 11 10 10 11 12 12 14 14 14 14 13 15 14 15 15 17
Nacional 11 16 18 18 15 12 15 14 14 15 17 18 15 15 16 17 17 17 17 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18

Last updated: 21 May 2017
Source: Liga Portugal

Leader
Relegation to 2017–18 LigaPro

Statistics

Top goalscorers

As of 13 May 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Netherlands Bas Dost Sporting CP 31
2 Brazil Tiquinho Soares Porto 19
3 Flag of Greece.svg Konstantinos Mitroglou Benfica 15
Flag of Portugal André Silva Porto
5 Brazil Jonas Benfica 13
Flag of Mali Moussa Marega Vitória de Guimarães
6 Brazil Welthon Paços de Ferreira 11
Flag of Portugal Rui Fonte Braga
9 Flag of Portugal Pizzi Benfica 10
10 Flag of Portugal Hernâni Vitória de Guimarães 8

Hat-tricks

Main article: List of Primeira Liga hat-tricks
As of 11 March 2017
Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Algeria Okacha Hamzaoui Nacional Feirense 0–3 24 September 2016
Flag of Portugal Diogo Jota Porto Nacional 0–4 1 October 2016
Flag of Mali Moussa Marega Vitória de Guimarães Rio Ave 0–3 30 October 2016
Flag of Portugal Jorginho Arouca Moreirense 1–4 17 December 2016
Netherlands Bas Dost4 Sporting CP Tondela 1–4 11 March 2017
Netherlands Bas Dost Sporting CP Boavista 4–0 8 April 2017
Netherlands Bas Dost Sporting CP Braga 3–2 30 April 2017

Top assists

As of 14 April 2017
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Portugal Pizzi Benfica 8
Flag of Portugal Gelson Sporting CP
Brazil Alex Telles Porto
Flag of Portugal Wilson Eduardo Braga
5 Flag of Portugal Iuri Medeiros Boavista 7
Flag of Portugal Pedro Santos Braga
7 Flag of Portugal Nélson Semedo Benfica 6
Flag of Mali Moussa Marega Vitória de Guimarães
Brazil Otávio Monteiro Porto
Flag of Angola Mateus Arouca
Brazil Raphinha Vitória de Guimarães
Flag of Argentina Eduardo Salvio Benfica
Brazil Patrick Marítimo

Scoring

As of 27 January 2017

Match streaks

As of 27 January 2017
  • Longest winning run: 7 matches
    • Benfica, from matchday 3 (27 August 2016) to matchday 9 (28 October 2016)
  • Longest unbeaten run: 30 matches
    • Porto, from matchday 4 (10 September 2016) to matchday 33 (14 May 2017)
  • Longest winless run: 9 matches
    • Feirense, from matchday 6 (24 September 2016) to matchday 14 (19 December 2016)
  • Longest losing run: 6 matches
    • Estoril, from matchday 13 (9 December 2016) to matchday 18 (22 January 2017)
  • Most consecutive draws: 4 matches
    • Chaves, from matchday 9 (31 October 2016) to matchday 12 (4 December 2016)

Discipline

As of 23 January 2017

Club

Player

Awards

Monthly awards

SJPF Player of the Month

MonthPlayerClub
August/September
October/November
December
January
February
March
April

SJPF Young Player of the Month

MonthPlayerClubVote percentage
August/September Flag of Portugal Gelson Sporting CP 19.23%
October/November Flag of Portugal Gonçalo Guedes Benfica15.75%
December Flag of Portugal Gelson Sporting CP 16.34%
January Flag of Portugal André Silva Porto 14.26%
February Flag of Portugal Nélson Semedo Benfica25.11%
March Flag of Portugal João Carvalho Vitória de Setúbal 19.97%
April

Goal of the month

Month Scorer For Against Stadium Date Vote percentage
August Flag of Portugal Pedro Santos Braga Vitória de Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 14 August 2016 43.56%
September Flag of Portugal Salvador Agra Nacional Marítimo Estádio da Madeira 16 September 2016 55.56%
October Flag of Algeria Yacine Brahimi Porto Arouca Estádio do Dragão 22 October 2016 40.74%
November Flag of Portugal Renato Santos Boavista Rio Ave Estádio dos Arcos 5 November 2016 37.04%
December Brazil Bruno César Sporting Vitória de Setúbal Estádio José Alvalade 3 December 2016 31.75%
January Flag of Portugal Roberto Moreirense Feirense Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 2 February 2017 50.55%
February Flag of Portugal Hernâni Vitória de Guimarães Belenenses Estádio do Restelo 19 February 2017 30.56%
March Mozambique Zainadine Júnior Marítimo Arouca Estádio do Marítimo 19 March 2017 55.56%
April Flag of Sweden Good one Victor Lindelöf Benfica Sporting Estádio José Alvalade 22 April 2017 27.77%

Attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Benfica 390,748 63,312 51,566 55,821 0.10927626087993+10.9%
2 Sporting CP 388,328 49,399 40,027 43,148 0.079023707112134+7.9%
3 Porto 277,491 50,019 22,208 34,686 0.073072639524811+7.3%
4 Vitória de Guimarães 140,646 26,985 12,953 17,581 0.41531154403478+41.5%
5 Braga 73,298 11,328 7,543 9,162 -0.82037965616046−17.9%
6 Marítimo 45,746 10,320 4,150 6,535 0.063293198828506+6.3%
7 Boavista 42,070 9,958 4,182 5,259 -0.86582153440896−13.4%
8 Belenenses 34,982 12,236 1,309 4,997 0.12015243219009+12.0%
9 Rio Ave 38,945 8,357 2,116 4,327 0.31081490457437+31.0%
10 Chaves 26,852 8,000 1,885 3,357 0.22697368421053+22.6%1
11 Paços de Ferreira 25,643 6,271 1,384 3,205 0.14423420207069+14.4%
12 Vitória de Setúbal 24,464 7,245 2,081 3,058 -0.68935978358882−31.0%
13 Feirense 20,877 4,635 1,099 2,610 1.4904580152672+149.0%1
14 Nacional 22,972 5,017 1,126 2,552 0.024899598393574+2.4%
15 Estoril 17,765 7,429 953 2,221 -0.7549286199864−24.5%
16 Tondela 16,985 4,973 1,090 2,123 -0.63888052964189−36.1%
17 Template:Fb team Arouca 14,247 5,351 740 1,781 -0.61775927852931−38.2%
18 Moreirense 11,394 3,810 640 1,424 -0.63429844097996−36.5%
League total 1,613,453 63,312 640 11,205 0.034626038781163+3.4%

Updated to games played on 9 January 2017
Source: Liga Portugal

Notes:
1. Played last season in LigaPro.

Template:Primeira Liga seasons Template:2016–17 in Portuguese football

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