1939–40 Primeira Divisão

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Primeira Divisão
Season 1939–40
Champions F.C. Porto
3rd title
Matches played 90
Goals scored 431 (4.79 per match)

The 1939–40 Primeira Divisão season was the sixth season of top-tier football in Portugal. The season was marked by a controversy regarding the teams qualified from Porto FA Regional Championship.[1]

Due to an administrative battle between FC Porto and Académico do Porto regarding a Regional Championship game that ended with only 43 minutes after the start and later repeated (which FC Porto won) according to a Porto FA decision, the Portuguese Federation came out with a decision to satisfy both clubs, expanding Primeira Divisão to 10 teams (one more from Porto FA and another from Setúbal FA) and annulling the result from the repetition match. With this decision, FC Porto lost the Regional title and finished in 3rd, Leixões SC became the new regional champion, while Académico was 2nd place. All 3 teams qualified for the 1939–40 Primeira Divisão.[2]

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 10 teams, and F.C. Porto won the championship.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Porto (C) 18 17 0 1 76 21 +55 34
2 Sporting CP 18 15 2 1 87 23 +64 32
3 Belenenses 18 11 3 4 58 21 +37 25
4 Benfica 18 11 1 6 58 34 +24 23
5 Barreirense 18 8 3 7 27 39 −12 19
6 Académica 18 7 3 8 42 54 −12 17
7 Carcavelinhos 18 4 2 12 26 49 −23 10
8 Académico 18 3 2 13 24 53 −29 8
9 Leixões 18 1 5 12 26 70 −44 7
10 Vitória de Setúbal 18 1 3 14 7 67 −60 5
1939–40 I Divisão Winners

FC Porto
3rd Title

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tovar 2011, p. 191.
  2. ^ Stadium Newspaper, 10 January 1940

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