2007–08 Primeira Liga

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Primeira Liga
Season 2007–08
Champions Porto
(23rd title)
Relegated Boavista
União de Leiria
Champions League Porto (group stage)
Sporting CP (group stage)
Vitória de Guimarães (third qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Benfica (first round)
Marítimo (first round)
Vitória de Setúbal (first round)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 554 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorer Lisandro López (24)
Highest attendance 60,116 (Benfica 0–1 Porto)
(1 December 2007)

The 2007–08 Primeira Liga was the 74th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It started on 17 August 2007 and ended on 11 May 2008, with the fixtures announced on 12 July 2007. Porto were the two-time defending champions, having won their 22nd title the previous season, and secured a third consecutive title for the second time in their history.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra[edit]

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar were both consigned to Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2006–07.

Teams promoted from Liga de Honra[edit]

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar will be replaced by two promoted teams from the Liga de Honra. The first is Leixões, who clinched the second level title, and are returning to the 1st level since their last participation in 1989. The other was Vitória de Guimarães, who managed to return to the Liga after a brief spell in the Liga de Honra.

Club information[edit]

Club Head Coach City Stadium 2006-2007 season
Académica de Coimbra Portugal Paciência, DomingosDomingos Paciência Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 13th in the Liga
Belenenses Portugal Jesus, JorgeJorge Jesus Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 5th in the Liga
Benfica Portugal Chalana, FernandoFernando Chalana Lisbon Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Estádio da Luz) 3rd in the Liga
Boavista Portugal Pacheco, JaimeJaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 9th in the Liga
Sporting de Braga Portugal Costa, JorgeJorge Costa Braga Estádio AXA (Estádio Municipal de Braga) 4th in the Liga
Estrela da Amadora Portugal Faquirá, DaútoDaúto Faquirá Amadora Estádio José Gomes 10th in the Liga
União de Leiria Portugal Paulo Duarte Leiria Estádio Municipal de Leiria Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 7th in the Liga
Leixões Portugal Carlos Brito Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 1st in the Liga de Honra
Marítimo Brazil Lazaroni, SebastiãoSebastião Lazaroni Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 12th in the Liga
Nacional Serbia Jokanović, PredragPredrag Jokanović Funchal Estádio da Madeira 8th in the Liga
Naval 1° de Maio Portugal Ulisses Morais Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 11th in the Liga
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Mota, JoséJosé Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 6th in the Liga
Porto Portugal Ferreira, JesualdoJesualdo Ferreira Porto Estádio do Dragão 1st in the Liga
Sporting CP Portugal Bento, PauloPaulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 2nd in the Liga
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Cajuda, ManuelManuel Cajuda Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Carvalhal, CarlosCarlos Carvalhal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 14th in the Liga

Managerial changes[edit]

Club Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Ref
Benfica Portugal Santos, FernandoFernando Santos 20 August 2007 Spain Camacho, José AntonioJosé Antonio Camacho 20 August 2007 [1]
[2]
Académica de Coimbra Portugal Machado, ManuelManuel Machado 10 September 2007 Portugal Domingos Paciência 11 September 2007 [3]
[4]
Naval 1° de Maio Portugal Chaló, FranciscoFrancisco Chaló 16 September 2007 Portugal Ulisses Morais 4 October 2007 [5]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 30 24 3 3 60 13 +47 069* 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Sporting CP 30 16 7 7 46 28 +18 55
3 Vitória de Guimarães 30 15 8 7 35 31 +4 53 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Benfica 30 13 13 4 45 21 +24 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
5 Marítimo 30 14 4 12 38 26 +12 46
6 Vitória de Setúbal 30 11 12 7 37 33 +4 45
7 Braga 30 10 11 9 32 34 −2 41 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Belenenses 30 11 10 9 37 33 +4 040**
9 Boavista (R) 30 8 12 10 32 41 −9 036*** Relegation to Liga de Honra
10 Nacional 30 9 8 13 23 28 −5 35
11 Naval 1º de Maio 30 9 7 14 26 47 −21 34
12 Académica 30 6 14 10 31 38 −7 32
13 Estrela da Amadora 30 6 13 11 29 41 −12 31
14 Leixões 30 4 14 12 27 37 −10 26
15 Paços de Ferreira 30 6 7 17 31 49 −18 025****
16 União de Leiria (R) 30 3 7 20 25 53 −28 16 Relegation to Liga de Honra

Updated to games played on 10 May 2008.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Porto were deducted 6 points due to alleged attempted bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season.[6] Despite legal courts having rejected the evidence used in the process, the league has not reinstated those points.
**Belenenses were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.
***Boavista will be relegated to Liga de Honra for next season due to bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season.[6]
****Paços de Ferreira were originally relegated but will stay in the league due to Boavista being relegated over the bribery scandal.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

2007–08 BWINLIGA Winners

FC Porto
23rd Title

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEL BEN BOA EST LEI MAR NAC NAV PAÇ POR SCP BRA ULE VGU VSE
Académica 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–0
Belenenses 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–32 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 5–0
Benfica 0–3 2–0 6–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–0
Boavista 0–0 2–4 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 4–3 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–2 3–3
Estrela da Amadora 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–2 4–1 0–1
Leixões 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1
Marítimo 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–3 1–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–0
Nacional 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Naval 1º de Maio 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–4 0–0
Paços de Ferreira 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–1
Porto 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 6–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–0
Sporting CP 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–2
Braga 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–3
União de Leiria 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–2
Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–5 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Vitória de Setúbal 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 11 May 2008.
Source: [www.lpfp.pt/]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

2Belenenses 0-3 Naval was awarded after Belenenses was punished for fielding ineligible player .

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Cards[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

24 Goals
13 Goals
12 Goals
11 Goals
10 Goals
9 Goals

Last updated: 3 March 2009; Source: zerozero.pt (Portuguese)

Awards[edit]

Footballer of the Year[edit]

Name Team League Stats
Apps Goals
Argentina Lisandro López Porto 27 24

Monthly awards[edit]

SJPF Fair Play Award[edit]

Month Club
September Sporting CP

Source: sjpf.pt (Portuguese)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fernando santos is fired(in portuguese)
  2. ^ First day of Camacho(in portuguese)
  3. ^ Official announce of Manuel Machado get fired(in portuguese)
  4. ^ Official announce of the new manager(in portuguese)
  5. ^ Official announce of Francisco Chaló leaving
  6. ^ a b "Porto docked points, Boavista demoted". uefa.com. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  7. ^ Paulo Machado wins Young Player Award September (Portuguese)

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