Taça da Liga

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Taça da Liga
Tacadaligalogo.png
Competition logo (as of 2012)
Founded 2007
Region Portugal
Number of teams 32
Current champions Benfica (5th title)
Most successful club(s) Benfica (5 titles)
Television broadcasters TVI[1]
SportTV
Website http://www.lpfp.pt
2014–15 Taça da Liga

The Taça da Liga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtasɐ dɐ ˈliɣɐ]), known outside of Portugal as the Portuguese League Cup, is a football knockout cup competition organized by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP), which is only open to clubs that compete in the top two tiers of Portuguese football, the Primeira Liga and Segunda Liga.[2] Unlike the French and English league cups, the winners do not qualify for any European competition.

The competition was established in the 2007–08 season,[2] after a proposal by Sporting and Boavista was approved by LPFP member clubs in a meeting in Porto on 28 November 2006. For sponsorship reasons, it was known as Carlsberg Cup during the first three seasons and as bwin Cup in 2010–11. Most of the participating clubs take the chance to rotate their main squad and give opportunities to youngsters.

The current holders are Benfica, who defeated Rio Ave 2–0 in the 2014 Taça da Liga Final to secure their fifth title in the competition.

Format[edit]

The Taça da Liga saw changes in its format since the debut season in order to increase the number of matches and also incomes for both clubs and league. Since the 2010–11 season, the approved format is the following:

  • First Round: Only Segunda Liga teams (with exception of "B" Teams), separated into four groups, in a single round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the second round.
  • Second Round: Two-legged matches between the eight First Round survivors, the two Primeira Liga promoted teams and six worst from the previous Primeira Liga season.
  • Third Round: four groups of four teams each, containing the winners of the Second Round and eight top-placed teams in the previous Primeira Liga season, in a single round-robin format. Only the group winners advance.
  • Knockout: Both semi-finals and final are one-legged fixtures.

Finals[edit]

Season Winner Score Runner-up Date Venue
2007–08   Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 (3–2, pso) Sporting 22 March 2008 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
2008–09   Benfica 1–1 (3–2, pso) Sporting 21 March 2009 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
2009–10   Benfica (2) 3–0 Porto 21 March 2010 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
2010–11   Benfica (3) 2–1 Paços de Ferreira 23 April 2011 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
2011–12   Benfica (4) 2–1 Gil Vicente 14 April 2012 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
2012–13   Braga 1–0 Porto 13 April 2013 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
2013–14   Benfica (5) 2–0 Rio Ave 7 May 2014 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up
Benfica 5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014) -
Vitória de Setúbal 1 (2008) -
Braga 1 (2013) -
Sporting - 2 (2008, 2009)
Porto - 2 (2010, 2013)
Paços de Ferreira - 1 (2011)
Gil Vicente - 1 (2012)
Rio Ave - 1 (2014)

Participating clubs[edit]

Team City Years First season Last season Titles Runners-up
1 Benfica Lisbon 8 2008 2015 5 0
2 Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal 8 2008 2015 1 0
2 Braga Braga 8 2008 2015 1 0
4 Sporting CP Lisbon 8 2008 2015 0 2
4 FC Porto Porto 8 2008 2015 0 2
6 Gil Vicente Barcelos 8 2008 2015 0 1
6 Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira 8 2008 2015 0 1
6 Rio Ave Vila do Conde 8 2008 2015 0 1
9 Académica de Coimbra Coimbra 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Beira-Mar Aveiro 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Belenenses Lisbon 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Desportivo das Aves Vila das Aves 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Estoril-Praia Estoril 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Feirense Santa Maria da Feira 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Leixões Matosinhos 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Marítimo Funchal 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Nacional Funchal 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Olhanense Olhão 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Portimonense Portimão 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Santa Clara Ponta Delgada 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Trofense Trofa 8 2008 2015 0 0
9 Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães 8 2008 2015 0 0
23 Penafiel Penafiel 7 2008 2015 0 0
23 Oliveirense Oliveira de Azeméis 7 2009 2015 0 0
23 Sporting da Covilhã Covilhã 7 2009 2015 0 0
23 Freamunde Freamunde 7 2008 2015 0 0
27 Naval 1º de Maio Figueira da Foz 6 2008 2013 0 0
28 União de Leiria Leiria 5 2008 2012 0 0
28 Arouca Arouca 5 2011 2015 0 0
28 Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos 5 2011 2015 0 0
31 Varzim Póvoa de Varzim 4 2008 2011 0 0
31 Atlético CP Lisbon 4 2012 2015 0 0
31 União da Madeira Funchal 4 2012 2015 0 0
34 Fátima Fátima 3 2008 2011 0 0
34 Chaves Chaves 3 2010 2015 0 0
34 Tondela Tondela 3 2013 2015 0 0
37 Estrela da Amadora Amadora 2 2008 2009 0 0
37 Gondomar Gondomar 2 2008 2009 0 0
37 Vizela Vizela 2 2008 2009 0 0
37 Boavista Porto 2[3][4] 2008 2015 0 0
37 Académico de Viseu Viseu 2 2014 2015 0 0
37 Farense Faro 2 2014 2015 0 0
43 Carregado Carregado 1 2010 2010 0 0
43 Oriental Lisbon 1 2015 2015 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TVI garante Taça da Liga até à época 2015/2016" [TVI secures Taça da Liga until 2015-2016]. A Televisão (in Portuguese). A Televisão. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Taça da Liga – Acerca desta Competição" [About this competition]. lpfp.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese League for Professional Football. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Boavista excluded from 2009 League Cup after missing players inscription deadline [1] (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Boavista excluded from professional competitions after failing to pay debts [2] (Portuguese)

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