2007–08 Primeira Liga
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)
|Goals scored||554 (2.31 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Lisandro López
|Highest attendance||60,116 (Benfica 0–1 Porto)
(1 December 2007)
|Portuguese football 2007–08|
|Primeira Liga (Tier 1)|
|Liga de Honra (Tier 2)|
|Segunda Divisão (Tier 3)|
|Terceira Divisão (Tier 4)|
|Taça de Portugal (Cup)|
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.
- 1 Promotion and relegation
- 2 Club information
- 3 League table
- 4 Results
- 5 Season statistics
- 6 Top scorers
- 7 Awards
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Promotion and relegation
Teams relegated to Liga de Honra
Teams promoted from Liga de Honra
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||Outgoing manager||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Ref|
|Benfica||Santos, FernandoFernando Santos||20 August 2007||Camacho, José AntonioJosé Antonio Camacho||20 August 2007||
|Académica de Coimbra||Machado, ManuelManuel Machado||10 September 2007||Domingos Paciência||11 September 2007||
|Naval 1° de Maio||Chaló, FranciscoFrancisco Chaló||16 September 2007||Ulisses Morais||4 October 2007|||
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Porto (C)||30||24||3||3||60||13||+47||69*||2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|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|
|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|
|9||Boavista (R)||30||8||12||10||32||41||−9||36***||Relegation to Liga de Honra|
|11||Naval 1º de Maio||30||9||7||14||26||45||−19||34|
|13||Estrela da Amadora||30||6||13||11||29||41||−12||31|
|15||Paços de Ferreira||30||6||7||17||31||49||−18||25****|
|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.
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. 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.
****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|
|Home ╲ Away||ACA||BEL||BEN||BOA||EST||LEI||MAR||NAC||NAV||PAÇ||POR||SCP||BRA||ULE||VGU||VSE|
|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|
|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|
|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.
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
2Belenenses 0-3 Naval was awarded after Belenenses was punished for fielding ineligible player .
- First goal of the season: Derlei for Sporting CP against Académica de Coimbra (17 August 2007)
- Fastest goal in a match: Kanu (2 minutes) for Marítimo against Boavista (26 August 2007)
- Goal scored at the latest point in a match: Udo Nwoko (90'+3') for Leixões against Benfica (18 August 2007)
- Widest winning margin: Porto 6-0 Estrela da Amadora (28 April 2008)
- The first hat-trick: by Lito in Académica de Coimbra 3 - 3 Estrela da Amadora (4 November 2007)
- Most goals in a match:
- First yellow card: Pedro Roma for Académica de Coimbra against Sporting CP (17 August 2007)
- First red card: Rodrigo Silva for Nacional against Estrela da Amadora (18 August 2007)
- 24 Goals
- 13 Goals
- 12 Goals
- 11 Goals
- 10 Goals
- 9 Goals
Last updated: 3 March 2009; Source: zerozero.pt (Portuguese)
SJPF Young Player of the Month
SJPF Fair Play Award
Source: sjpf.pt (Portuguese)
- Fernando santos is fired (Portuguese)
- First day of Camacho (Portuguese)
- Official announce of Manuel Machado get fired (Portuguese)
- Official announce of the new manager (Portuguese)
- Official announce of Francisco Chaló leaving
- "Porto docked points, Boavista demoted". uefa.com. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- Paulo Machado wins Young Player Award September (Portuguese)