2009–10 Primeira Liga
|Goals scored||601 (2.5 per match)|
|Best Player||David Luiz|
|Top goalscorer||Óscar Cardozo
|Biggest home win||Benfica 8–1 V. Setúbal
(31 August 2009)
|Biggest away win||Marítimo 0–5 Benfica
(17 January 2010)
|Highest scoring||Benfica 8–1 V. Setúbal
(31 August 2009)
|Longest winning run||Benfica 9 games
(13 February 2010 – 24 April 2010)
|Longest unbeaten run||Benfica 19 games
(1 November 2009 – 24 April 2010)
|Longest losing run||Belenenses 7 games
(17 January 2010 – 7 March 2010)
|Highest attendance||Benfica 2–1 Rio Ave (64,103)
(9 May 2010)
|Lowest attendance||Naval 1–0 Leiria (397)
(12 March 2010)
|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 Primeira Liga (also known as the Liga Sagres for sponsorship reasons) was the 76th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 16 August 2009 and ended on 9 May 2010.
- 1 Changes from 2008–09
- 2 Team overview
- 3 League table
- 4 Results
- 5 Season statistics
- 6 Awards
- 6.1 Monthly awards
- 6.2 Annual awards
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Changes from 2008–09
Trofense have been relegated to the Liga de Honra after finishing the 2008–09 season in 16th and last place. 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.
Estrela da Amadora, however, who finished last season in 11th place, have been relegated for economic problems to the Liga Vitalis. Therefore, Belenenses' relegation has been reversed and they will participate in the Liga Sagres once more.
The relegated teams were replaced by Liga Vitalis 2008–09 champions Olhanense and runners-up União de Leiria. Olhanense returned to the top-flight after 34 years, while Leiria was back after a one-year hiatus.
Based on UEFA coefficients, Portugal finished in tenth place of the UEFA country ranking after the 2008–09 season. As a result, the Portuguese league will lose one qualification spot for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. The third-placed team will now qualify for the third qualification round instead of the play-off round. The fourth-placed team will enter the competition in the second qualification round while the fifth place will not initially qualify for any European competitions via league placement. However, this may change during the course of the season depending on the league performance of both 2009–10 Cup of Portugal finalists.
Stadia and locations
Personnel and sponsoring
|Naval 1º de Maio||Ulisses Morais||Sacked||7 September 2009||15th||Augusto Inácio||12 September 2009|
|Vitória de Setúbal||Carlos Azenha||Resigned||14 September 2009||16th||Quim1||17 September 2009|
|Marítimo||Carlos Carvalhal||Resigned||28 September 2009||11th||Mitchell van der Gaag||28 September 2009|
|Académica de Coimbra||Rogério Gonçalves||Resigned||3 October 2009||16th||Zé Nando1||4 October 2009|
|Vitória de Guimarães||Nelo Vingada||Resigned||7 October 2009||12th||Basílio Marques1||8 October 2009|
|Académica de Coimbra||Zé Nando||Replaced||13 October 2009||16th||André Villas-Boas||13 October 2009|
|Vitória de Guimarães||Basílio Marques||Replaced||13 October 2009||12th||Paulo Sérgio||13 October 2009|
|Paços de Ferreira||Paulo Sérgio||Left to sign with Vitória de Guimarães||16 October 2009||10th||Ulisses Morais||16 October 2009|
|União de Leiria||Manuel Fernandes||Left to sign with Vitória de Setúbal||19 October 2009||9th||Lito Vidigal||21 October 2009|
|Vitória de Setúbal||Quim||Replaced||21 October 2009||15th||Manuel Fernandes||21 October 2009|
|Sporting CP||Paulo Bento||Resigned||6 November 2009||7th||Leonel Pontes1||6 November 2009|
|Sporting CP||Leonel Pontes||Replaced||15 November 2009||8th||Carlos Carvalhal||15 November 2009|
|Nacional||Manuel Machado||Health issues||30 November 2009||4th||José Augusto1||30 November 2009|
|Nacional||José Augusto||Replaced||13 December 2009||4th||Predrag Jokanović1||13 December 2009|
|Belenenses||João Carlos Pereira||Resigned||21 December 2009||16th||Toni Conceição||23 December 2009|
|Nacional||Predrag Jokanović||Replaced||26 January 2010||5th||Manuel Machado||26 January 2010|
|Leixões||José Mota||Resigned||9 February 2010||15th||Fernando Castro Santos||9 February 2010|
1 Interim coach
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Benfica (C)||30||24||4||2||78||20||+58||76||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2||Braga||30||22||5||3||48||20||+28||71||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|3||Porto||30||21||5||4||70||26||+44||68||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1|
|4||Sporting CP||30||13||9||8||42||26||+16||48||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round|
|5||Marítimo||30||11||8||11||42||43||−1||41||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round||VGU 1–2 MAR
MAR 0–1 VGU
|6||Vitória de Guimarães||30||11||8||11||31||34||−3||41|
|8||Naval 1º de Maio||30||10||6||14||20||35||−15||36|
|9||União de Leiria||30||9||8||13||35||41||−6||35||PAÇ 0–1 ULE
ULE 2–1 PAÇ
|10||Paços de Ferreira||30||8||11||11||32||37||−5||35|
|14||Vitória de Setúbal||30||5||10||15||29||57||−28||25|
|15||Belenenses (R)||30||4||11||15||23||44||−21||23||Relegation to 2010–11 Liga de 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
1via Portuguese Cup.
(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.
Positions by round
|Team ╲ Round||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16||17||18||19||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||27||28||29||30|
|Naval 1º de Maio||10||16||15||15||16||15||11||15||9||11||11||9||10||10||11||12||11||12||12||12||11||11||8||9||10||10||9||10||8||8|
|Paços de Ferreira||8||9||10||11||13||8||9||12||12||10||10||11||11||11||12||10||10||10||10||9||6||7||6||7||7||7||10||9||10||10|
|União de Leiria||7||7||8||6||6||7||9||8||6||7||8||8||8||6||7||6||5||5||5||5||8||6||7||6||6||6||8||8||9||9|
|Vitória de Guimarães||13||12||11||8||12||9||12||10||13||9||9||10||9||7||6||7||7||8||8||6||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||6|
|Vitória de Setúbal||15||11||16||16||14||14||15||13||14||12||16||16||16||13||13||15||13||14||14||14||14||14||14||14||13||13||13||13||14||14|
|Leader||2nd place||3rd place|
|Home \ Away||ACA||BEL||BEN||BRA||LEI||MAR||NAC||NAV||OLH||PAÇ||POR||RAV||SCP||ULE||VGU||VSE|
|Naval 1º de Maio||0–1||1–0||2–4||0–4||1–0||2–1||0–0||0–0||1–0||1–3||3–2||0–1||1–0||0–0||0–1|
|Paços de Ferreira||2–1||0–0||1–3||0–1||1–1||1–0||2–1||1–3||2–2||1–1||1–1||0–0||0–1||0–0||5–3|
|União de Leiria||1–1||1–0||1–2||1–2||2–1||0–0||1–2||2–0||2–0||2–1||1–4||1–1||1–1||0–1||3–3|
|Vitória de Guimarães||1–0||2–0||0–1||1–0||2–0||1–2||2–0||3–0||1–1||1–2||1–4||1–0||1–1||2–2||2–2|
|Vitória de Setúbal||1–1||1–2||1–1||0–0||1–0||3–2||2–1||0–1||0–0||0–1||2–5||2–2||0–2||0–4||0–0|
Source: Liga Sagres – Top Goalscorers (Portuguese)
Source: Liga Sagres – Top Assists (Portuguese)
|Ozéia||Paços de Ferreira||1|
|Kelly Berville||Paços de Ferreia||1|
|Ricardo Silva||Vitória de Setúbal||1|
Source: Liga Sagres – Own goals (Portuguese)
SJPF Player of the Month
SJPF Young Player of the Month
SJPF Fair Play Award
LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year
LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year
The LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year was awarded to Fábio Coentrão of Benfica.
LPFP Primeira Liga Manager of the Year
LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Manager of the Year
The LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Manager of the Year was awarded to André Villas-Boas of Académica de Coimbra.
- 2009–10 Liga de Honra
- 2009–10 Taça de Portugal
- 2009–10 Taça da Liga
- List of 2009–10 Portuguese Liga transfers
- Top Goalscorers
- Benfica 8–1 Vitoria Setubal, official match report (Portuguese)
- Marítimo 0–5 Benfica, official match report (Portuguese)
- Benfica 2–1 Rio Ave, official match report (Portuguese)
- Naval 1–0 UD Leiria, official match report (Portuguese)
- "Benfica win Portuguese championship". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. 9 May 2010. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Cardozo seals title for Benfica". UEFA.com. UEFA. 9 May 2010. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Registration of E. Amadora rejected, Belenenses is in Liga" (in Portuguese). Mais futebol. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
- Kassies, Bert. "UEFA Country Ranking 2009". Retrieved 25 May 2009.
- "Ulisses Morais Sacked" (in Portuguese). Jornal Record. 7 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Augusto Inácio is the new coach" (in Portuguese). Jornal Record. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Fernando Oliveira: "Azenha is fired with or without agreement"" (in Portuguese). Jornal Record. 14 September 2009. Archived from the original on 28 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Quim:"I am not a saint to perform miracles"" (in Portuguese). Jornal Record. 19 September 2009. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "press release to CSMaritimo" (in Portuguese). CSMaritimo.pt. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Van der Gaag accumulates with their core team "B"" (in Portuguese). 28 September 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Rogério Gonçalves is no longer coach of the Académica de Coimbra". 3 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Zé Nando controlling the training" (in Portuguese). 9 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "press release to Vitoria S.C." (in Portuguese). 7 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Double session with Basílio Marques in command" (in Portuguese). 8 October 2009. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "André Villas Boas officially presented as coach of the Académica". 14 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Paulo Sérgio confirmed" (in Portuguese). 13 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Paulo Sérgio get out FC Paços de Ferreira" (in Portuguese). 14 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Ulisses Morais presented in Mata Real" (in Portuguese). 16 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Manuel Fernandes get out due to wear". 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on 26 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Manuel Fernandes signed by three years by Vitória de Setúbal" (in Portuguese). 21 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Paulo Bento quits Sporting CP" (in Portuguese). 6 November 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Carlos Carvalhal new Coach" (PDF) (in Portuguese). CMVM. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Manuel Machado should miss rest of the season" (in Portuguese). Record. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "José Augusto: "Play to win and dedicate it to the manager"" (in Portuguese). 2 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Jokanovic in charge of management" (in Portuguese). 13 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Agreement with João Carlos Pereira" (in Portuguese). 21 November 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "António Conceição is the new manager" (in Portuguese). 23 November 2009. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Manuel Machado returning to head coaching" (in Portuguese). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "José Mota leaving Leixões" (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- "Fernando Castro Santos is the new Leixões manager" (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
- Alan wins Best Player Award September (Portuguese)
- Djalma wins Best Player Award October (Portuguese)
- João Tomás wins Best Player Award November (Portuguese)
- Saviola wins Best Player Award December (Portuguese)
- Mossoró wins Best Player Award January (Portuguese)
- Coelho wins Best Player Award February (Portuguese)
- Liedson wins Best Player Award March (Portuguese)
- Di Maria wins Best Player Award April (Portuguese)
- Castro wins Young Player Award September (Portuguese)
- Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award October (Portuguese)
- Fábio Faria wins Young Player Award November (Portuguese)
- Fábio Faria wins Young Player Award December (Portuguese)
- Castro wins Young Player Award January (Portuguese)
- Castro wins Young Player Award February (Portuguese)
- Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award March (Portuguese)
- Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award April[permanent dead link] (Portuguese)
- Académica wins Fair Play Award September (Portuguese)
- SC Braga wins Fair Player Award October (Portuguese)
- Naval wins Fair Play Award November (Portuguese)
- Marítimo wins Fair Play Award December (Portuguese)
- SC Braga wins Fair Play Award January (Portuguese)
- Benfica wins Fair Play Award February (Portuguese)
- Paços de Ferreira Fair Play Award March (Portuguese)
- Nacional wins Fair Play Award April (Portuguese)
- "Rosa Mota e Carlos Lopes Recebem Prémio Fernando Soromenho" [Rosa Mota e Carlos Lopes Receive Fernando Soromenho Award] (in Portuguese). CNID. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010.