2014–15 Primeira Liga

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Primeira Liga
Season 2014–15
Champions League Benfica
Porto
Matches played 261
Goals scored 642 (2.46 per match)
Top goalscorer Jackson Martínez
(17 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Benfica 6–0 Estoril
(28 February 2015)
Biggest away win V. Setúbal 0–5 Benfica
(12 September 2014)
Arouca 0–5 Porto
(25 October 2014)
Penafiel 1–6 Braga
(29 November 2014)
Highest scoring Penafiel 1–6 Braga
(29 November 2014)
Longest winning run 9 games
Benfica
Longest unbeaten run 13 games
Sporting CP
Longest winless run 15 games
Gil Vicente
Académica
Longest losing run 5 games
Penafiel
Estoril
Highest attendance 61,895[2]
Benfica 1–1 Sporting CP
(31 August 2014)
Lowest attendance 480[2]
Arouca 3–3 Nacional
(8 February 2015)
2015–16
All statistics correct as of 20 April 2015.

The 2014–15 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons) is the 81st season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 15 August 2014 and is scheduled to conclude on 24 May 2015.[3] Benfica are the defending champions. Moreirense and Penafiel returned following promotion from the Segunda Liga, while Boavista returned from the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores.

Events[edit]

The league was scaled up to 18 teams, after the Court's rule to nullify Boavista's relegation from the Primeira Liga in the 2007–08 season. Boavista has been invited back in the Primeira Liga, after the club won a legal battle that eventually deemed their forced relegation five years ago unlawful. The club therefore went straight from the third level to the top league.[4][5]

The league was named Liga ZON Sagres until 2013–14 after the sponsorship agreement between Sagres, ZON (now NOS) and the league ended. The league is named Liga NOS since 5 February 2015.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in Liga NOS 2014–15 (Madeira)
Team Home City Stadium Capacity 2013–14 finish
Académica Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 30,210 8th
Arouca Arouca Estádio Municipal de Arouca 5,000 12th
Belenenses Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 19,300 14th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,647 1st
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 28,263 344th in the North Zone in C.N.
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,154 9th
Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 5,015 4th
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,504 13th
Marítimo Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 9,177 6th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 6,100 211st in Segunda Liga
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,142 5th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 5,250 15th and
Play-off Winner
Penafiel Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 7,000 233rd in Segunda Liga
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 52,002 3rd
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio do Rio Ave 12,820 11th
Sporting Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 52,466 2nd
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,146 10th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 18,692 7th

Personnel and sponsors[edit]

Team Head manager Manufacturer Sponsors
Académica Portugal José Viterbo Nike EFAPEL
Arouca Portugal Pedro Emanuel Macron Banco BIC
Belenenses Angola Lito Vidigal Lacatoni
Benfica Portugal Jorge Jesus Adidas MEO (home)
Moche (away)
Boavista Portugal Petit Errea Mestre da Cor
Braga Portugal Sérgio Conceição Macron Banco BIC
Estoril Portugal Hugo Leal
Brazil Fabiano
Hummel Banco BIC
Gil Vicente Portugal José Mota Macron Barcelos
Marítimo Portugal Ivo Vieira Lacatoni BANIF
Moreirense Portugal Miguel Leal cdr
Nacional Portugal Manuel Machado Hummel BANIF
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Paulo Fonseca Lacatoni Banco BIC
Penafiel Portugal Carlos Brito Desportreino Banco BIC
Porto Spain Julen Lopetegui Warrior MEO (home)
Moche (away)
Rio Ave Portugal Pedro Martins Lacatoni
Sporting Portugal Marco Silva Macron MEO (home)
Moche (away)
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Rui Vitória Nike Banco BIC
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Bruno Ribeiro Hummel KIA

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Marítimo Portugal Pedro Martins Resigned 11 May 2014[6][7] Pre-season Portugal Leonel Pontes 8 May 2014[8]
Porto Portugal Luís Castro Contract expired 11 May 2014[9] Spain Julen Lopetegui 6 May 2014[10]
Braga Portugal Jorge Paixão Contract expired 11 May 2014[11] Portugal Sérgio Conceição 26 May 2014[12]
Estoril Portugal Marco Silva Resigned 12 May 2014[13] Portugal José Couceiro 24 May 2014[14]
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal José Couceiro Mutual agreement 15 May 2014[15] Portugal Domingos Paciência 22 May 2014[16]
Moreirense Portugal Toni Conceição Mutual agreement 15 May 2014[17] Portugal Miguel Leal 16 May 2014[18]
Penafiel Portugal Miguel Leal Signed by Moreirense 16 May 2014[18] Portugal Ricardo Chéu 16 May 2014[19]
Rio Ave Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Resigned 19 May 2014[20] Portugal Pedro Martins 22 May 2014[21]
Sporting CP Portugal Leonardo Jardim Signed by Monaco 21 May 2014[22] Portugal Marco Silva 21 May 2014[23]
Académica Portugal Sérgio Conceição Signed by Braga 26 May 2014[12] Portugal Paulo Sérgio 31 May 2014[24]
Gil Vicente Portugal João de Deus Mutual agreement 31 August 2014[25] 17th Portugal José Mota 2 September 2014
Penafiel Portugal Ricardo Chéu Mutual agreement 16 September 2014 18th Portugal Rui Quinta 16 September 2014
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Domingos Paciência Mutual agreement 19 January 2015[26] 15th Portugal Bruno Ribeiro 20 January 2015[27]
Académica Portugal Paulo Sérgio Resigned 17 February 2015 17th Portugal José Viterbo 18 February 2015
Estoril Portugal José Couceiro Resigned 3 March 2015 12th Portugal Hugo Leal
Brazil Fabiano
3 March 2015
Marítimo Portugal Leonel Pontes Resigned 3 March 2015 11th Portugal Ivo Vieira 4 March 2015
Penafiel Portugal Rui Quinta Mutual agreement 16 March 2015[28] 18th Portugal Carlos Brito 19 March 2015

Season summary[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica 29 24 2 3 73 15 +58 74 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Porto 29 22 5 2 67 12 +55 71
3 Sporting CP 29 18 9 2 55 26 +29 63 Qualification to UEFA Champions League play-off round
4 Braga 29 16 5 8 45 18 +27 53 Qualification to UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
5 Vitória de Guimarães 29 13 7 9 41 30 +11 46
6 Belenenses 29 11 9 9 28 29 −1 42
7 Paços de Ferreira 29 10 9 10 32 37 −5 39
8 Rio Ave 29 9 11 9 34 35 −1 38
9 Nacional 29 10 7 12 37 42 −5 37
10 Marítimo 29 10 6 13 36 38 −2 36
11 Moreirense 29 9 9 11 25 32 −7 36
12 Estoril 29 8 10 11 33 51 −18 34
13 Boavista 29 8 5 16 24 46 −22 29
14 Académica 29 4 15 10 20 36 −16 27
15 Arouca 29 7 5 17 22 42 −20 26
16 Vitória de Setúbal 29 6 7 16 21 45 −24 25
17 Gil Vicente 29 3 11 15 21 47 −26 20 Relegation to Segunda Liga
18 Penafiel 29 4 6 19 27 60 −33 18
Updated to match(es) played on 20 April 2015. Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in matches between tied teams; 3) goal difference in matches between tied teams; 4) away goals in matches between tied teams; 5) goal difference; 6) wins; 7) goals scored. The LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.[29] Qualification for the 2015–16 Europa League has changed:[30] the best-placed non-qualified domestic championship club will enter the UEFA Europa League from the 2015–16 season, rather than the domestic cup runners-up, should the domestic cup winners also qualify for the UEFA Champions League via the final championship standings.

Positions by round[edit]

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 4 4 5 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
Porto 5 5 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sporting CP 11 7 8 8 6 7 4 4 6 8 6 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Braga 1 6 4 6 8 4 7 6 7 5 4 5 4 3 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Vitória de Guimarães 3 2 2 2 2 5 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Belenenses 2 3 6 7 5 8 9 8 5 4 5 6 7 7 7 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 6 6 6
Paços de Ferreira 16 15 12 11 10 9 8 7 4 6 7 7 6 6 8 7 9 7 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7
Rio Ave 6 1 1 1 4 6 6 5 8 7 8 8 8 8 6 6 7 9 6 8 7 8 9 9 8 7 8 8 8
Nacional 12 14 11 14 13 16 16 11 13 15 14 12 13 13 14 13 12 12 12 9 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 9
Marítimo 15 10 7 5 7 3 5 9 10 10 9 10 10 11 10 10 11 11 10 11 10 10 11 10 11 11 10 10 10
Moreirense 7 8 10 9 12 14 12 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 10 11 12 11 11 10 11 10 10 11 11 11
Estoril 10 13 15 12 11 15 15 16 11 12 11 11 11 10 11 11 10 8 9 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12
Boavista 18 17 18 15 15 12 14 14 16 13 13 14 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 13 12 13 13
Académica 8 11 13 16 16 13 11 13 12 14 16 16 16 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 16 15 14 13 14 14 14 14
Arouca 9 12 14 10 9 10 13 15 15 16 15 15 17 14 15 14 14 15 15 15 16 14 14 15 16 16 16 16 15
Vitória de Setúbal 17 9 9 13 14 11 10 12 14 11 12 13 14 16 13 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 16 16 15 15 15 15 16
Gil Vicente 13 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Penafiel 14 18 17 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 17 15 15 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18


Leader
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2015–16 Segunda Liga


Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ACA FCA BEL BEN BOA BRA EST GVI MAR MFC NAC PAÇ PEN POR RAV SCP VGU VSE
Académica 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1
Arouca 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–3 0–1 0–5 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–0
Belenenses 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–1
Benfica 5–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 6–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0
Boavista 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–1
Braga 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0
Estoril 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–5 1–0 1–0
Gil Vicente 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–5 0–0 0–4 1–3 1–1
Marítimo 2–1 1–2 0–4 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–1
Moreirense 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1
Nacional 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–0
Paços de Ferreira 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 4–1
Penafiel 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–6 1–2 3–4 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–0
Porto 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 5–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 4–0
Rio Ave 3–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–3 2–0
Sporting CP 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–2 4–1 3–0
Vitória de Guimarães 4–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1
Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 1–1 0–5 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–2 0–1

Updated to games played on 20 April 2015.
Source: LPFP (Portuguese)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 20 April 2015[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Colombia Jackson Martínez Porto 17
2 Brazil Jonas Benfica 16
3 Brazil Lima 14
4 Portugal Marco Matias Nacional 13
5
Egypt Hassan Rio Ave 12
6 Algeria Islam Slimani Sporting CP 11
Portugal André André Vitória de Guimarães
8 Niger Moussa Maâzou Marítimo 9
Brazil Talisca Benfica
Nigeria Simy Gil Vicente
Argentina Eduardo Salvio Benfica

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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