Portuguese Handball First Division

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Portuguese Handball First Division
Liga Portuguesa de Andebol logo.jpg
Sport Handball
Founded 1951
No. of teams 12
Country Portugal
Confederation EHF
Most recent champion(s) FC Porto (19th title)
Most titles FC Porto (19)
TV partner(s) RTP2, Sport TV, BTV, Porto Canal, A Bola TV
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Portuguese Handball Cup
Portuguese Handball SuperCup
International cup(s) EHF Champions League
EHF European Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
Official website Federação Andebol

Primeira Divisão Portuguesa de Andebol, also known as the Andebol 1, is the premier professional handball league in Portugal, consisting of 12 teams. The two teams with lowest classification are relegated to Portuguese Handball Second Division.

League-Federation dispute[edit]

In the early 2000s, the clubs created an association (Portuguese Handball Clubs League) that organized the premier professional handball league in Portugal, called Liga Portuguesa de Andebol, (or Portuguese Handball League). However, in 2002 a disputed started between the League and the Portuguese Handball Federation. As of result of that, Portuguese Handball Federation refused to accept the League Champion as National Champion, and renamed the second handball league as Divisão de Elite, and its Champions was declared Portuguese Champions.[1][2][3]

The dispute finished in 2005, with the Federation recognizing the League Champion, but by 2008 the League was had ended and all clubs and competitions were under Federation scope. The premier professional handball league in Portugal was renamed again as Primeira Divisão Portuguesa de Andebol.

Teams for 2013/14 season[edit]

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Portuguese Champions[edit]

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Note: (*) - League Champions

Titles by club[edit]

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Team Won Years won
FC Porto 19 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Sporting CP 17 1952, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2001
ABC Braga 12 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007
Benfica 07 1962, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 2008
CF Belenenses 05 1974, 1976, 1977, 1985, 1994
Salgueiros 01 1953
Madeira Andebol SAD 01 2005

References[edit]