2011–12 Taça de Portugal

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2011–12 Taça de Portugal
Taça de Portugal Millennium
Country  Portugal
Teams 173
Champions Académica de Coimbra (2nd title)
Runners-up Sporting CP
Matches played 173
Top goal scorer(s) Ricky van Wolfswinkel
(5 goals)

The 2011–12 Taça de Portugal (also known as the 2011–12 Taça de Portugal Millenium) was the 72nd season of the Taça de Portugal (English: Portuguese Cup), the premier Portuguese football knockout competition, organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The final was played on 20 May 2012 between Académica de Coimbra, returning to the final for the first time since 1969, and Sporting Clube de Portugal. The winners qualified for the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.[1]

Porto were the previous holders, having won the competition for a third consecutive time after beating Vitória de Guimarães 6–2 in the previous season's final. However, Porto was not able to defend the title as they were defeated 3–0 by Académica de Coimbra in the fourth round.

Calendar[edit]

Round Main date[2] Fixtures Clubs New entries this round Notes
First Round 28 August 2011 60 172 → 112 120 Clubs participating in the Second and Third Division gain entry.
Second Round 11 September 2011 48 112 → 64 16 Clubs participating in Liga de Honra gain entry.
Third Round 16 October 2011 32 64 → 32 16 Clubs participating in the Primeira Liga gain entry.
Fourth Round 20 November 2011 16 32 → 16 none
Fifth Round 4 December 2011 8 16 → 8 none
Quarter-finals 21 December 2011 4 8 → 4 none
Semi-finals 11 and 12 January & 8 February 2012 2 4 → 2 none Semi-finals held in 2 legs
Final 20 May 2012 1 2 → 1 none Taça de Portugal Final at the Estádio Nacional.

Participating Teams[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

(16 Teams)

Liga de Honra[edit]

(16 Teams)

Portuguese Second Division[edit]

North[edit]

(16 Teams)

South[edit]

(16 Teams)

Central[edit]

Third round[edit]

In this round entered teams from Liga ZON Sagres (1st level) and the winners from the second round. The matches were played on the 14th, 15th and 16 October 2011.

Fourth round[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the fourth round was held on 24 October 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[3] The last season finalists, Porto and Vitória de Guimarães, were both in draw. Alcochetense and Santa Maria, both from the Portuguese Third Division, were the lowest-ranked teams left in the competition at this stage.

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra Portuguese Second Division Portuguese Third Division
Benfica
Porto (holders)
Sporting de Braga
Marítimo
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Paços de Ferreira
Rio Ave
Vitória de Guimarães
Olhanense
Naval
Desportivo das Aves
Moreirense
Oliveirense
Sporting da Covilhã
Belenenses
Penafiel
Estoril Praia
Leixões
Torreense
Mirandela
Tirsense
Juventude de Évora
Gondomar
Ribeira Brava
Lousada
S. João de Ver
Tondela
Vizela
Alcochetense
Santa Maria

Results[edit]

The matches were played on November 18, 19 and 20, 2011.

Fifth round[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the fifth round was held on 22 November 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[4] The last season finalists, Porto and Vitória de Guimarães, were eliminated in the previous round. Torreense, Mirandela, Tirsense and Ribeira Brava from the Portuguese Second Division were the lowest-ranked teams left in the competition at this stage.

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra Portuguese Second Division
Benfica
Marítimo
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Olhanense
Desportivo das Aves
Moreirense
Oliveirense
Belenenses
Estoril Praia
Leixões
Torreense
Mirandela
Tirsense
Ribeira Brava

Results[edit]

The matches were played between December 1 and December 5, 2011.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the quarterfinals was held on 22 November 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[4]

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra
Marítimo
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Olhanense
Desportivo das Aves
Moreirense
Oliveirense

Results[edit]

The matches will be played on December 21 and 22, 2011.

Semifinals[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the sixth round was held on 28 December 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[5]

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Oliveirense

First leg[edit]

Second Leg[edit]

Final[edit]

20 May 2012
17:00 WEST
Sporting CP 0 – 1 Académica
Marinho Goal 4'
Estádio Nacional, Oeiras
Attendance: 37,522

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Netherlands Ricky van Wolfswinkel Sporting CP 5
2 Portugal Marinho Académica de Coimbra 4
Brazil Walter Porto 4
4 Portugal Adrien Silva Académica de Coimbra 3
Portugal Djão Alcochetense 3
Cameroon Jérémie N'Jock Moreirense 3
Portugal João Tomás Rio Ave 3
Portugal Miguel Rosa Belenenses 3

Last updated: 27 January 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europa League - Cup winners to get auto Europa spot". Eurosport. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "CALENDÁRIO DOS CAMPEONATOS NACIONAIS DE SENIORES ÉPOCA 2011/2012". Portuguese Football Federation. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sorteio da 4.ª eliminatória, em direto" [4th Round Draw, Live]. Record (in Portuguese). October 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Sorteio dos "oitavos" e "quartos", em direto" [5th Round and Quarterfinals Draw, Live]. Record (in Portuguese). November 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sporting-Nacional nas "meias"" [Sporting against Nacional on the "semis"]. Record (in Portuguese). December 28, 2011. 

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