Portuguese League for Professional Football

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Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
Liga portugal logo2009.png
Country Portugal Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1978
Divisions Liga ZON Sagres
Segunda Liga
Number of teams 38
Levels on pyramid 1-2
Relegation to Segunda Divisão
Domestic cup(s) Taça da Liga
Current champions F.C. PortoLZS
G.D. Estoril PraiaSL
TV partners SportTV, SIC
Website www.lpfp.pt
2012–13 Liga ZON Sagres
Soccerball current event.svg 2012–13 Segunda Liga
Soccerball current event.svg 2012–13 Taça da Liga

Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP; – Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional) is the main organizing entity for professional football in Portugal, headquartered in the city of Porto. The LPFP organizes the two major professional football championships in Portugal: the Liga ZON Sagres and the Segunda Liga, which are, respectively, the first and second top tiers of the Portuguese football pyramid. The Primeira Liga consists of sixteen teams whilst the Segunda Liga consists of twenty two teams after six new B teams joined the league in the 2012–13 season.[1] The LPFP also organizes the Taça da Liga (League Cup). Thirty two clubs from the top two divisions are able to participate in the competition. The six B teams are unable to compete in the Taça da Liga.[1] The current President of LPFP is Mário Figueiredo.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "A Liga" [The League]. LPFP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mário Figueiredo eleito presidente da Liga" [Mário Figueiredo elected League president]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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