2005–06 Primeira Liga

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Primeira Liga
Season 2005–06
Champions Porto
21st title
Relegated Gil Vicente
Rio Ave
Vitória de Guimarães
Penafiel
Champions League Porto
Sporting CP
Benfica
UEFA Cup Braga
Nacional
Vitória de Setúbal
Matches played 306
Goals scored 681 (2.23 per match)
Average goals/game 2.23
Best Player Ricardo Quaresma
Top goalscorer Albert Meyong (17 goals)
Biggest home win Braga 5–0 Rio Ave
(17 February 2006)
Biggest away win Maritimo 0–6 Vitória de Setúbal
(20 November 2005)
Highest scoring União de Leiria 5–2 Rio Ave
(7 May 2006) [1]

The 2005–06 Primeira Liga was the 72nd edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 19 August 2005 with a match between Sporting CP and Belenenses and ended on 7 May 2006. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Benfica as defending champions.

Porto and Sporting CP were both qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League group stage, and Benfica qualified for the UEFA Champions League qualifying round; Braga, Nacional and Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the UEFA Cup 2006–07; in opposite, with the league dropping to 16 teams, four teams were relegated to the Liga de Honra; Gil Vicente, Rio Ave, Vitória de Guimarães and Penafiel. Meyong was the top scorer with 17 goals.

The season's first goal was scored by Rogério, who scored a 39th-minute goal for Sporting against Belenenses. The first yellow card of the season was given to Sporting's Fábio Rochemback in the opening game of the season, and the first red card was given to Benfica's João Pereira in his club's away draw against Académica de Coimbra.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra[edit]

Moreirense, Beira-Mar and Estoril were relegated to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2004–05 season.

Teams promoted from Liga de Honra[edit]

The other three teams were replaced by Estrela da Amadora, Paços de Ferreira and Naval 1º de Maio from the Liga de Honra.


Location of teams in the '2005-06 Liga

Club information[edit]

Club Season's Last Head Coach City Stadium 2004-2005 season
Académica de Coimbra Portugal Vingada, NeloNelo Vingada Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 14th
Belenenses Portugal Carvalhal, CarlosCarlos Carvalhal Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 9th
Benfica Netherlands Koeman, RonaldRonald Koeman Lisbon Estádio da Luz 1st
Boavista Portugal Brito, CarlosCarlos Brito Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 6th
Braga Portugal Ferreira, JesualdoJesualdo Ferreira Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga - AXA 4th
Estrela da Amadora Portugal Conceição, ToniToni Conceição Amadora Estádio José Gomes 3rd in the Liga de Honra
Gil Vicente Portugal Alves, PauloPaulo Alves Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 13th
União de Leiria Portugal Jorge Jesus Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 15th
Penafiel Portugal Luís Castro Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 11th
Marítimo Portugal Morais, UlissesUlisses Morais Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 7th
Nacional Portugal Machado, ManuelManuel Machado Funchal Estádio da Madeira 12th
Naval 1° de Maio Portugal Gonçalves, RogérioRogério Gonçalves Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Mota, JoséJosé Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 1st in the Liga de Honra
Porto Netherlands Adriaanse, CoCo Adriaanse Porto Estádio do Dragão 2nd
Sporting CP Portugal Bento, PauloPaulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 3rd
Rio Ave Portugal João Eusébio Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 8th
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Pontes, VítorVítor Pontes Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 5th
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Sousa, HélioHélio Sousa Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 10th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 24 7 3 54 16 +38 79 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Sporting CP 34 22 6 6 50 24 +26 72
3 Benfica 34 20 7 7 51 29 +22 67 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Braga 34 17 7 10 38 22 +16 58 2006–07 UEFA Cup First round
5 Nacional 34 14 10 10 40 32 +8 52
6 Boavista 34 12 14 8 37 29 +8 50
7 União de Leiria 34 13 8 13 44 42 +2 47
8 Vitória de Setúbal 34 14 4 16 28 33 −5 46 2006–07 UEFA Cup First round 1
9 Estrela da Amadora 34 12 9 13 31 33 −2 45
10 Marítimo 34 10 14 10 38 37 +1 44
11 Paços de Ferreira 34 11 9 14 38 49 −11 42
12 Gil Vicente (R) 34 11 7 16 37 42 −5 40 Relegation to 2006–07 Liga de Honra 2
13 Académica 34 10 9 15 37 48 −11 39
14 Naval 1º de Maio 34 11 6 17 35 48 −13 39
15 Belenenses 34 11 6 17 40 42 −2 39
16 Rio Ave (R) 34 8 10 16 34 53 −19 34 Relegation to 2006–07 Liga de Honra
17 Vitória de Guimarães (R) 34 8 10 16 28 41 −13 34
18 Penafiel (R) 34 2 9 23 21 61 −40 15

Source: Foradejogo
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
1 Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the UEFA Cup as Portuguese Cup runners-up
2 Gil Vicente fielded an ineligible player, Angolan forward Mateus. Due to this they lost the right to participate in the 2006–07 Primeira Liga which as a result meant Belenenses remained in the league
(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 ACA BEL BEN BOA BRA EST GVI MAR NAC NAV PAÇ PEN POR RAV SCP ULE VGU VSE
Académica 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–0 0–1
Belenenses 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 5–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 3–1
Benfica 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 2–1 1–0
Boavista 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Braga 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 0–0 5–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
Estrela da Amadora 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0
Gil Vicente 4–3 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 5–0
Marítimo 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–0
Naval 1º de Maio 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–4 2–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–3
Nacional 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–2
Paços de Ferreira 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2
Penafiel 1–0 0–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1
Porto 5–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Rio Ave 1–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–0
Sporting CP 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
União de Leiria 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 5–2 0–1 1–0 0–2
Vitória de Guimarães 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 4–0
Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1

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 goal scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Goals Team
1 Cameroon Albert Meyong 17 Belenenses
2 Portugal Nuno Gomes 15 Benfica
Brazil Liédson Sporting CP
Portugal João Tomás Braga
5 Brazil André Pinto 14 Nacional
6 Brazil Joeano 13 Académica de Coimbra
7 Poland Marek Saganowski 12 Vitória de Guimarães
8 Brazil Alexandre 10 Nacional
Argentina Lucho González Porto
Brazil Gaúcho Rio Ave

Awards[edit]

Footballer of the Year[edit]

The Footballer of the Year award was won by the Portuguese Ricardo Quaresma of Porto, for a second successive season.

Portuguese Golden Shoe[edit]

The Portuguese Golden Shoe award was won by the Cameroonian Albert Meyong of Belenenses, scoring 17 goals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leiria 5 - 2 Rio Ave" [Leiria 5 - 2 Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). 7 May 2006. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 

External links[edit]