2002–03 Primeira Liga

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Portuguese Liga
Season 2002–03
Champions Porto
19th title
Relegated Varzim
Santa Clara
Setúbal
Champions League Porto (group stage)
Benfica (third qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Sporting CP (first round)
Leiria (qualifying round)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 806 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Fary (18 goals)
Biggest home win Benfica 7–0 Paços de Ferreira
(10 November 2002)
Biggest away win Marítimo 0–5 Setúbal
(22 September 2002)
Highest scoring 5–3
(2 times)
6–2
(1 time)

The 2002–03 Primeira Liga was the 69th edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 2002 with a match between Varzim and Paços de Ferreira, and ended on 1 June 2003. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Sporting CP as the defending champions.

Porto won the league and qualified for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Benfica, who qualified for the third round. Sporting and União de Leiria qualified for the 2003–04 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Varzim, Santa Clara and Setúbal were relegated to the Segunda Liga. Fary was the top scorer with 18 goals.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to Segunda Liga[edit]

Salgueiros, Farense and Alverca, were consigned to the Segunda Liga following their final classification in 2001–02 season.

Teams promoted from Segunda Liga[edit]

The other three teams were replaced by Moreirense, Académica and Nacional from the Segunda Liga.

Teams[edit]

[1]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in Madeira
Location of teams in Azores


Team Head Coach City Stadium 2001–02 finish
Académica Portugal João Alves Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 2nd in Segunda Liga
Beira-Mar Portugal António Sousa Aveiro Estádio Mário Duarte 11th
Belenenses Brazil Marinho Peres Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 5th
Benfica Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira Lisbon Estádio Nacional 4th
Boavista Portugal Jaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa 2nd
Braga Spain Castro Santos Braga Estádio Primeiro de Maio 10th
Marítimo Portugal Nelo Vingada Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 11th
Moreirense Portugal Manuel Machado Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos 1st in Segunda Liga
Nacional Portugal José Peseiro Funchal Estádio da Madeira 3rd in Segunda Liga
Paços de Ferreira Portugal José Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 8th
Porto Portugal José Mourinho Porto Estádio das Antas 3rd
Santa Clara Portugal Manuel Fernandes Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 14th
Sporting Belgium László Bölöni Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 1st
União de Leiria Portugal José Mourinho Leiria Estádio Municipal da Marinha Grande 7th
Varzim Portugal José Alberto Costa Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim Sport Club 15th
Vitória de Guimarães Brazil Augusto Inácio Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 9th
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Luís Campos Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 13th


Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Académica Portugal João Alves 26 October 2002 18th Portugal Artur Jorge 26 October 2002
Santa Clara Portugal Manuel Fernandes 17 November 2002 16th Brazil Carlos Alberto Silva 18 November 2002
Benfica Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira 24 November 2002 3rd Portugal Fernando Chalana 25 November 2002
Benfica Portugal Fernando Chalana 1 December 2002 3rd Spain Camacho 2 December 2002
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Luís Campos 3 February 2003 16th Portugal Diamantino Miranda 4 February 2003
Belenenses Brazil Marinho Peres 9 February 2003 10th Portugal Manuel José 10 February 2003
Varzim Portugal José Alberto Costa 8 March 2003 10th Portugal Luís Campos 9 March 2003
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Diamantino Miranda 9 March 2003 17th Portugal Carlos Cardoso 10 March 2003
Braga Spain Castro Santos 6 April 2003 14th Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira 20 April 2003

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 27 5 2 73 26 +47 86 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 34 23 6 5 74 27 +47 75 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sporting CP 34 17 8 9 52 38 +14 59 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
4 Vitória de Guimarães 34 14 8 12 47 46 +1 50
5 União de Leiria 34 13 10 11 49 47 +2 49 2003–04 UEFA Cup Qualifying round 1
6 Paços de Ferreira 34 12 9 13 40 47 −7 45
7 Marítimo 34 13 5 16 36 48 −12 44
8 Gil Vicente 34 13 5 16 42 53 −11 44
9 Belenenses 34 11 10 13 47 48 −1 43
10 Boavista 34 10 13 11 32 31 +1 43
11 Nacional 34 9 13 12 40 46 −6 40
12 Moreirense 34 9 12 13 42 46 −4 39
13 Beira-Mar 34 10 9 15 43 50 −7 39
14 Braga 34 8 14 12 34 47 −13 38
15 Académica 34 8 13 13 38 48 −10 37
16 Varzim (R) 34 10 6 18 38 51 −13 36 Relegation to 2003–04 Segunda Liga
17 Santa Clara (R) 34 8 11 15 39 54 −15 35
18 Vitória de Setúbal (R) 34 6 13 15 40 53 −13 31

Source: Primeira Liga
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
1 Leiria qualified for the UEFA Cup as Portuguese Cup runners-up
(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.
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Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ACA BEM BEL BEN BOA BRA GVI MAR MFC NAC PAÇ POR STC SCP ULE VAR VGU VSE
Académica 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–1
Beira-Mar 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–3 2–2 5–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 5–3
Belenenses 2–0 3–2 2–4 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–1 1–0 0–0
Benfica 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 7–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–0 1–1
Boavista 4–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0
Braga 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–0
Gil Vicente 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–5 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–1
Marítimo 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–5
Moreirense 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2
Nacional 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1
Paços de Ferreira 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–2
Porto 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 5–2 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 3–0
Santa Clara 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–0
Sporting CP 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–4
União de Leiria 0–0 1–0 1–4 0–3 1–0 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–1
Varzim 0–3 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–2
Vitória de Guimarães 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 5–0 1–3 1–2 2–3 1–0
Vitória de Setúbal 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–6 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2
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 Senegal Fary Beira-Mar 18
2 Portugal Simão Sabrosa Benfica 18
3 Brazil Adriano Nacional 16
4 Brazil Gaúcho Marítimo 15
5 Portugal Hélder Postiga Porto 13
Portugal Tiago Mendes Benfica
7 Brazil Maciel União de Leiria 12
Portugal José Barroso Braga
9 Portugal Paulo Alves Gil Vicente 11
Brazil Mário Jardel Sporting
Mozambique Dário Académica
Portugal Ricardo Sousa Beira-Mar

Source: Footballzz[2] [3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams". Footballzz. 
  2. ^ "Primeira Liga 2002-03 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Statistics at Futebol365

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