2009–10 Liga de Honra
|Goals scored||569 (2.37 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Reguila (15)|
|Biggest away win||Carregado 0–3 Penafiel |
|Portuguese football 2009–10|
|Primeira Liga (Tier 1)|
|Liga de Honra (Tier 2)|
|Segunda Divisão (Tier 3)|
|Terceira Divisão (Tier 4)|
|Taça de Portugal (Cup)|
The 2009–10 Liga de Honra season (also known as Liga Vitalis due to sponsorship reasons) is the 20th season of the second-tier football in Portugal. It began on 13 August 2009 and will end on 9 May 2010. Olhanense are the defending champions.
Trofense were relegated to the Liga de Honra after finishing 16th and last in the Portuguese Liga 2008–09 season. Trofense were to be accompanied by Belenenses, who finished in 15th place. Belenenses were ending a ten-year stretch in the Portuguese top-level league, while Trofense returned to the Liga da Honra after just one year in the top flight.
However, Estrela de Amadora, who finished in 11th place, were instead relegated to the Liga Vitalis for economic problems. The club was eventually relegated to the Second Division, the third-tier of Portuguese football due to the same problems, alongside Vizela, who had finished 10th last season but were relegated due to the Apito Dourado scandal.
Due to those relegations, Boavista and Gondomar, the 15th and 16th teams, respectively, should have remained in the Liga de Honra but both were still relegated due to economic difficulties for Boavista and involvement in the Apito Dourado case for Gondomar. To make up for the loss of four teams (instead of the regular two), Penafiel and Carregado, losers of the previous year's Second Division promotion play-offs, were invited to the Liga de Honra.
Stadia and locations
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Beira-Mar (C) (P)||30||16||6||8||44||30||+14||54||Promotion to Portuguese Liga||BEM 2–0 PRM
PRM 2–1 BEM
|9||Desportivo das Aves||30||9||11||10||33||33||0||38|
|11||Estoril||30||7||14||9||26||29||−3||35||FRM 0–2 ESP
ESP 0–0 FRM
|14||Sporting da Covilhã||30||7||9||14||35||49||−14||30|
|15||Chaves (R)||30||6||10||14||28||37||−9||28||Relegation to 2010–11 Portuguese Second Division|
Updated to games played on 8 May 2010.
Source: Liga Vitalis (Liga Honra)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
|Home ╲ Away||BEM||CAR||CHA||DAV||ESP||FAT||FEI||FRM||GVI||OLI||PEN||PTM||STC||SCO||TRO||VAR|
|Desportivo das Aves||1–3||2–1||2–2||0–1||0–1||1–1||1–2||2–2||2–1||3–2||1–1||0–0||3–0||1–0||2–0|
|Sporting da Covilhã||2–2||1–0||2–0||1–2||3–1||2–2||1–1||2–3||1–2||1–1||2–1||3–1||2–2||2–1||0–0|
|2||João Silva||Desportivo das Aves||14|
|3||Leandro Tatu||Santa Clara||13|
Updated to games played on 2 May 2010
Source: Liga Vitalis – Match Statistics (in Portuguese)
- "biggest away win". lpfp.pt.
- "Inscrição do E. Amadora rejeitada, Belenenses fica na Liga" [Registration of E. Amadora rejected, Belenenses is in Liga] (in Portuguese). Mais futebol. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.