1995–96 Primeira Divisão

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Primeira Divisão
Season 1995–96
Champions Porto
15th title
Relegated Felgueiras
Campomaiorense
Tirsense
Champions League Porto (group stage)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Benfica (first round)
UEFA Cup Sporting CP (first round)
Boavista (first round)
V. Guimarães (first round)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 797 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Domingos (25 goals)
Biggest home win Sporting CP 7–1 Campomaiorense
(18 September 1995)
Biggest away win Leça 0–5 Belenenses
(30 December 1995)
Highest scoring Porto 6–3 Braga
(3 March 1996)

The 1995–96 Primeira Divisão was the 62nd edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 19 August 1995 with a match between União de Leiria and Marítimo, and ended on 12 May 1996. Starting from this season, Portugal implemented the three points for a win rule, after FIFA formally adopted the system. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Porto as the defending champions.

Porto won the league and qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League group stage, Benfica qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and Sporting CP, Boavista and V. Guimarães qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Cup; in opposite, União da Madeira, Beira-Mar and Vitória de Setúbal were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Domingos was the top scorer with 25 goals.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra[edit]

União da Madeira, Beira-Mar and Vitória de Setúbal, were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 1994-95 season.

Teams promoted from Liga de Honra[edit]

The other three teams were replaced by Leça, Campomaiorense and Felgueiras from the Liga de Honra.

Teams[edit]

[1]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in Primeira Divisão 1995-96 (Madeira)
Team Head Coach City Stadium 1994–95 finish
Belenenses Portugal João Alves Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 12th
Benfica Portugal Artur Jorge Lisbon Estádio da Luz 3rd
Boavista Portugal Manuel José Porto Estádio do Bessa 9th
Braga Portugal Manuel Cajuda Braga Estádio Primeiro de Maio 10th
Campomaiorense Portugal Manuel Fernandes Campo Maior Estádio Capitão Cesar Correia 2nd in Divisão de Honra
Chaves Portugal Vítor Urbano Chaves Estádio Municipal de Chaves 14th
Estrela da Amadora Portugal Fernando Santos Amadora Estádio José Gomes 15th
Farense Spain Paco Fortes Faro Estádio de São Luís 5th
Felgueiras Portugal Jorge Jesus Felgueiras Estádio Dr. Machado de Matos 3rd in Divisão de Honra
Gil Vicente Portugal Bernardino Pedroto Barcelos Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo 13th
Leça Portugal Fernando Festas Leça da Palmeira Estádio do Leça FC 1st in Divisão de Honra
Marítimo Portugal Raul Águas Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 7th
Porto England Bobby Robson Porto Estádio das Antas 1st
Salgueiros Portugal Mário Reis Porto Estádio Engenheiro Vidal Pinheiro 11th
Sporting Portugal Carlos Queiroz Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 2nd
Tirsense Portugal José Romão Santo Tirso Estádio Abel Alves de Figueiredo 8th
União de Leiria Portugal Vítor Manuel Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 6th
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Vítor Oliveira Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 4th

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Benfica Portugal Artur Jorge 9 September 1995 6th Mozambique Mário Wilson 10 September 1995
Leça Portugal Fernando Festas 1 October 1995 17th Portugal António Pinto 2 October 1995
Chaves Portugal Vítor Urbano 5 November 1995 17th Portugal Joaquim Teixeira 6 November 1995
Campomaiorense Portugal Manuel Fernandes 19 November 1995 18th Portugal Diamantino Miranda 20 November 1995
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Vítor Oliveira 17 December 1995 6th Portugal Manuel Machado 23 December 1995
Tirsense Portugal José Romão 23 December 1995 18th Portugal Eurico Gomes 30 December 1995
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Manuel Machado 13 January 1996 8th Portugal Jaime Pacheco 14 January 1996
Sporting Portugal Carlos Queiroz 17 February 1996 3rd Portugal Fernando Mendes 18 February 1996
Marítimo Portugal Raul Águas 10 March 1996 7th Portugal Rui Vieira 10 March 1996
Chaves Portugal Joaquim Teixeira 17 March 1996 17th Portugal José Romão 18 March 1996
Sporting Portugal Fernando Mendes 31 March 1996 4th Portugal Octávio Machado 1 April 1996

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 26 6 2 84 20 +64 84 1996–97 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 34 22 7 5 56 25 +31 73 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
3 Sporting CP 34 19 10 5 69 27 +42 67 1996–97 UEFA Cup First round
4 Boavista 34 19 8 7 59 28 +31 65
5 Vitória de Guimarães 34 19 5 10 55 39 +16 62
6 Belenenses 34 14 9 11 53 33 +20 51
7 União de Leiria 34 14 5 15 38 50 −12 47
8 Braga 34 12 9 13 44 47 −3 45
9 Marítimo 34 12 7 15 39 53 −14 43
10 Farense 34 10 6 18 36 45 −9 36
11 Gil Vicente 34 9 9 16 31 49 −18 36
12 Salgueiros 34 7 15 12 39 49 −10 36
13 Estrela da Amadora 34 7 14 13 35 50 −15 35
14 Leça 34 9 7 18 29 55 −26 34
15 Chaves 34 9 7 18 38 56 −18 34
16 Felgueiras (R) 34 8 9 17 29 47 −18 33 Relegation to 1996–97 Segunda Divisão de Honra
17 Campomaiorense (R) 34 10 3 21 32 69 −37 33
18 Tirsense (R) 34 7 10 17 30 53 −23 31

Source: Primeira Divisão
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
1 Benfica qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Portuguese Cup winners
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BEL BEN BOA BRA CPM CHA EST FAR FEL GVI LEÇ MAR POR SAL SCP TIR ULE VGU
Belenenses 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 4–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 5–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0
Benfica 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1
Boavista 1–0 1–3 5–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 5–0 2–1
Braga 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–3 4–0 0–0 4–0
Campomaiorense 2–3 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 4–2 0–1
Chaves 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–2
Estrela da Amadora 2–2 0–1 0–0 4–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–4 0–0
Farense 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1
Felgueiras 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–3
Gil Vicente 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
Leça 0–5 0–0 0–2 0–1 4–1 4–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0
Marítimo 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–5 1–0 1–0 4–0
Porto 1–0 3–0 1–0 6–3 5–0 2–0 6–0 2–0 6–2 2–0 2–0 6–0 2–0 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–3
Salgueiros 1–3 4–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–0 2–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2
Sporting CP 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 7–1 4–1 6–2 5–0 4–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–3
Tirsense 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–2
União de Leiria 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–4 0–0 3–2 1–2 5–1 1–2
Vitória de Guimarães 1–0 2–4 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0

Source: Foradejogo (Portuguese)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Portugal Domingos Porto 25
2 Portugal João Pinto Benfica 18
3 Brazil Edinho Guimarães 15
Portugal Constantino Jardim Leça
Trinidad and Tobago Leonson Lewis Felgueiras
6 Brazil Artur Boavista 14
7 Brazil Maurício Cabedelo Leiria 13
Brazil Edmilson Porto
9 Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Campomaiorense 12
10 Portugal Paulo Alves Sporting 10
Canada Alex Bunbury Marítimo

Source: Footballzz[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams". Footballzz. 
  2. ^ "Primeira Divisão 1994-95 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

External links[edit]