2019–20 Primeira Liga

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Primeira Liga
Season2019–20
Dates9 August 2019 – TBD
Matches played216
Goals scored522 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerCarlos Vinicius
(15 goals)[1]
Biggest home winBenfica 5–0 Paços de Ferreira
(10 August 2019)
Vitória de Guimarães 5–0 Belenenses
(30 October 2019)
Biggest away winFamalicão 0–7 Vitória de Guimarães
(8 February 2020)
Highest scoringBelenenses 1–7 Braga
(4 January 2020)
Longest winning run16 matches[2]
Benfica
Longest unbeaten run16 matches[2]
Benfica
Longest winless run12 matches[2]
Portimonense
Longest losing run10 matches[2]
Aves
Highest attendance62,956[2]
Benfica 5–0 Paços de Ferreira
(10 August 2019)
Lowest attendance821[2]
Belenenses 0–2 Rio Ave
(22 September 2019)
Total attendance2,406,284[2]
Average attendance11,140[2]
All statistics correct as of March 14, 2020.

The 2019–20 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons) is the 86th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. The season started on 9 August 2019 and it is scheduled to conclude on 17 May 2020. Benfica are the defending champions. On March 12 2020, the LPFP suspended the Primeira Liga and LigaPro until further notice because of coronavirus pandemic in Portugal.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Azores)
Team Location Stadium Capacity 2018–19
Belenenses SAD Oeiras Estádio Nacional 37,500 9th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,200 1st
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 28,263 8th
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,000 4th
Desportivo das Aves Vila das Aves Estádio do CD Aves 5,441 14th
Famalicão Vila Nova de Famalicão Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho 5,186 2nd (LP)
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,046 *(CP)
Marítimo Funchal Estádio do Marítimo 10,600 12th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador
Joaquim de Almeida Freitas
6,153 6th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 9,076 1st (LP)
Portimonense Portimão Estádio Municipal de Portimão 6,000 11th
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,033 2nd
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 9,065 7th
Santa Clara Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 10,000 10th
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,095 3rd
Tondela Tondela Estádio João Cardoso 5,000 15th
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,000 5th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 15,497 13th

Personnel and sponsors[edit]

Team Manager(s) Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Belenenses SAD Portugal Silas
Portugal Pedro Ribeiro
Portugal Petit
Portugal Gonçalo Silva Lacatoni Kia Motors
Benfica Portugal Bruno Lage Brazil Jardel Adidas Fly Emirates
Boavista Portugal Daniel Ramos Senegal Idris Mandiang PlayGround Stars VITO Tools
Braga Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto
Portugal Rúben Amorim
Portugal Custódio
Brazil Fransérgio Hummel Betano
Desportivo das Aves Portugal Nuno Manta Santos Portugal Afonso Figueiredo Lacatoni AMCO Credit
Famalicão Portugal João Pedro Sousa Brazil Rafael Defendi Macron Porminho
Gil Vicente Portugal Vítor Oliveira Portugal Rúben Fernandes Lacatoni Las Kasas
Marítimo Portugal José Gomes Portugal Edgar Costa Nike -
Moreirense Portugal Ricardo Soares Portugal João Aurélio CDT -
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Filó
Portugal Pepa
Portugal Pedrinho Joma Aldro Energy
Portimonense Portugal Paulo Sérgio Brazil Jadson Mizuno Ceremony
Porto Portugal Sérgio Conceição Portugal Danilo Pereira New Balance MEO
Rio Ave Portugal Carlos Carvalhal Portugal Tarantini Nike MEO
Santa Clara Portugal João Henriques Iraq Osama Rashid Nike Santander
Sporting CP Netherlands Marcel Keizer
Portugal Leonel Pontes
Portugal Silas
Portugal Rúben Amorim
Portugal Bruno Fernandes Macron NOS
Tondela Spain Natxo González Portugal Cláudio Ramos CDT Cabriz Wines
Vitória de Guimarães Portugal Ivo Vieira Brazil Pedro Henrique Macron -
Vitória de Setúbal Spain Julio Velázquez Portugal Vasco Fernandes Hummel SGS Car

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner Date of vacancy Pos in table Incoming manager Date of appointment Ref.
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Filó Sacked 2 September 2019 18th Portugal Pepa 2 September 2019 [6]
Sporting CP Netherlands Marcel Keizer Mutual consent 3 September 2019 7th Portugal Leonel Pontes (caretaker) 3 September 2019 [7]
Belenenses SAD Portugal Silas Sacked 5 September 2019 17th Portugal Pedro Ribeiro 13 September 2019 [8]
Sporting CP Portugal Leonel Pontes (caretaker) End of caretaker role 25 September 2019 9th Portugal Silas 26 September 2019 [9]
Aves Portugal Augusto Inácio Sacked 21 October 2019 18th Portugal Leandro Pires (Caretaker) 21 October 2019 [10]
Vitória de Setúbal Cape Verde Sandro Mendes Sacked 27 October 2019 14th Cameroon Albert Meyong (Caretake) 30 October 2019 [11]
Vitória de Setúbal Cameroon Albert Meyong (Caretaker) End of caretaker role 11 November 2019 12th Spain Julio Velázquez 11 November 2019 [12]
Marítimo Portugal Nuno Manta Santos Mutual consent 11 November 2019 14th Portugal José Gomes 14 November 2019 [13]
Aves Portugal Leandro Pires (Caretaker) End of caretaker role 13 November 2019 18th Portugal Nuno Manta Santos 13 November 2019 [14]
Moreirense Portugal Vítor Campelos Mutual consent 16 December 2019 11th Portugal Ricardo Soares 18 December 2019 [15]
Boavista Angola Lito Vidigal Sacked 17 December 2019 8th Portugal Daniel Ramos 18 December 2019 [16]
Braga Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto Sacked 23 December 2019 10th Portugal Rúben Amorim 27 December 2019 [17]
Belenenses SAD Portugal Pedro Ribeiro Resigned 12 January 2020 17th Portugal Petit 15 January 2020 [18]
Portimonense Portugal António Folha Resigned 18 January 2020 17th Portugal Bruno Lopes
Portugal Joaquim Rolão Preto
19 January 2020
6 February 2020
[19][20]
Portimonense Portugal Bruno Lopes
Portugal Joaquim Rolão Preto
End of caretaker role 10 February 2020 17th Portugal Paulo Sérgio 10 February 2020 [21]
Sporting CP Portugal Silas Mutual consent 3 March 2020 4th Portugal Rúben Amorim 5 March 2020 [22]
Braga Portugal Rúben Amorim Signed by Sporting CP 5 March 2020 3rd Portugal Custódio 5 March 2020 [23]

Season summary[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto 24 19 3 2 50 16 +34 60 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Benfica 24 19 2 3 52 14 +38 59 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Braga 24 14 4 6 41 26 +15 46 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
4 Sporting CP 24 13 3 8 37 26 +11 42 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
5 Rio Ave 24 10 8 6 32 23 +9 38 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]
6 Vitória de Guimarães 24 10 7 7 39 24 +15 37
7 Famalicão 24 10 7 7 38 40 −2 37
8 Moreirense 24 7 9 8 34 32 +2 30
9 Gil Vicente 24 7 9 8 25 29 −4 30
10 Santa Clara 24 8 6 10 19 26 −7 30
11 Boavista 24 7 8 9 19 23 −4 29
12 Vitória de Setúbal 24 6 10 8 17 27 −10 28
13 Belenenses SAD 24 7 5 12 19 38 −19 26
14 Tondela 24 6 7 11 20 30 −10 25
15 Marítimo 24 5 9 10 22 32 −10 24
16 Paços de Ferreira 24 6 4 14 18 34 −16 22
17 Portimonense 24 2 10 12 16 34 −18 16 Relegation to LigaPro
18 Aves 24 4 1 19 23 47 −24 13
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2020. Source: Liga Portugal
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Since FC Porto and S.L. Benfica are going to face each other in the final of the 2019–20 Taça de Portugal and qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the third-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the fourth-placed team, and the spot awarded to the fourth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the fifth-placed team.

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Belenenses SAD81615171214161313121512121415161616151515131313
Benfica113222221111111111111122
Boavista4354456666659989121288991011
Braga2771316161181010967865553433333
Desportivo das Aves14714151718181818181818181818181818181818181818
Famalicão322111133333343333566667
Gil Vicente411121013121415151410810121188121212101199
Marítimo61517111515101111151416151312111111141412151515
Moreirense1678791012121213131113111313131313131410128
Paços de Ferreira181818181817171717171717171716151515161616161616
Portimonense10510121413151616161615161617171717171717171717
Porto1463333312222222222222211
Rio Ave6136584877979667777655555
Santa Clara1710119797998111314151414141411978810
Sporting CP6316575444444344444344444
Tondela10139868910878108109101010101113141414
Vitoria de Guimarães6121314106455557555666778776
Vitoria de Setúbal10171616111113141311121411710129991011121112
Leader and UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
Relegation to LigaPro
At least qualified to the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
Updated to match(es) played on 3 March 2020. Source: Liga Portugal (in Portuguese)

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BEL BEN BOA BRA DAV FAM GVI MAR MOR PAÇ PRT POR RAV STC SCP TON VGU VSE
Belenenses 0–2 0–1 1–7 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–1
Benfica 3–2 0–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 a 1–0
Boavista 1–2 1–4 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0
Braga 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 a 3–1
Desportivo das Aves 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 3–1 1–3 3–0 0–4 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2
Famalicão 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 4–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–7 3–0
Gil Vicente 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0
Marítimo 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 0–0
Moreirense 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 2–1 1–1 1–1
Paços de Ferreira 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–3
Portimonense 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–0
Porto 3–2 a 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 a 3–0 3–0 4–0
Rio Ave 0–0 2–0 5–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–0
Santa Clara 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–4 1–0 1–1
Sporting CP 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 3–1
Tondela 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 0–3
Vitória de Guimarães 5–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0
Vitória de Setúbal 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–4 1–3 0–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2020. Source: Liga Portugal
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 17 March 2020 [24]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Carlos Vinicius Benfica 15
2 Portugal Pizzi Benfica 14
3 Portugal Paulinho Braga 10
Angola Fábio Abreu Moreirense
Brazil Sandro Lima Gil Vicente
6 Spain Toni Martínez Famalicão 8
Iran Mehdi Taremi Rio Ave
Portugal Bruno Fernandes Sporting CP
Brazil Alex Telles Porto

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Cape Verde Zé Luís FC Porto Vitória de Setúbal 4–0 (H) 17 August 2019
Iran Mehdi Taremi Rio Ave Aves 5–1 (H) 24 August 2019

Top assists[edit]

As of 17 March 2020 [25]

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Portugal Pizzi Benfica 8
2 Portugal Bruno Fernandes Sporting CP 7
Mexico Jesús Corona Porto
4 Spain Álex Grimaldo Benfica 6
Portugal Ricardo Esgaio Braga
6 Brazil Carlos Vinicius Benfica 5
Brazil Lincoln Santa Clara
Iran Mehrdad Mohammadi CD Aves
Portugal Fábio Martins Famalicão
Brazil Otávio Porto
Brazil Alex Telles
Portugal Pedro Gonçalves Famalicão
Brazil Bruno Duarte Vitória de Guimarães

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 17 March 2020
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Greece Odysseas Vlachodimos Benfica 14
2 Argentina Agustín Marchesín Porto 12
3 Georgia (country) Giorgi Makaridze Vitória de Setúbal 11
4 Portugal Marco Pereira Santa Clara 9
5 Poland Pawel Kieszek Santa Clara 8
6 Brazil Douglas Jesus Vitória de Guimarães 7
Portugal Cláudio Ramos Tondela

Discipline[edit]

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goal of the Month
Name Club Name Club Name Club Against/Date
August[30] Portugal João Pedro Sousa Famalicão Portugal Pizzi Benfica Brazil Davidson Vitória Guimarães Boavista
18 August
September[31] Portugal Fábio Martins Famalicão Portugal Rúben Lameiras Famalicão Sporting
19 September
October/November[32] Portugal Vítor Oliveira Gil Vicente Brazil Carlos Vinícius Benfica Brazil Alex Telles Porto Boavista
10 November
December[33] Portugal Bruno Lage Benfica Portugal Pizzi Cape Verde Zé Luís Porto Paços de Ferreira
2 December
January[34] Portugal Ricardo Horta Braga Mexico Jesus Corona Moreirense
10 January
February[35] Portugal Sérgio Conceição Porto Portugal Alex Telles Porto Portugal Pedro Nuno Moreirense Gil Vicente
2 February
Month Goalkeeper of the Month Defender of the Month Midfielder of the Month Forward of the Month
Name Club Name Club Name Club Name Club
August[30] Argentina Agustín Marchesín Porto Brazil Alex Telles Porto Portugal Bruno Fernandes Sporting Cape Verde Zé Luís Porto
September[31] Argentina Nehuén Pérez Famalicão Portugal Fábio Martins Famalicão
October/November[32] Portugal Rúben Dias Benfica Portugal Pizzi Benfica Brazil Carlos Vinícius Benfica
December[33] Brazil Alex Telles Porto
January[34] Brazil Helton Leite Boavista Burkina Faso Edmond Tapsoba Vitória Guimarães Portugal Bruno Fernandes Sporting Portugal Ricardo Horta Braga
February[35] Brazil Alex Telles Porto Portugal Sérgio Oliveira Porto Brazil Sandro Lima Gil Vicente

Number of teams by district[edit]

Rank District Football Associations Number Teams
1 Braga 5 Braga, Famalicão, Gil Vicente, Moreirense and Vitória de Guimarães
Porto Boavista, Desportivo das Aves, Paços de Ferreira, Porto and Rio Ave
3 Lisbon 3 Belenenses, Benfica and Sporting
4 Funchal 1 Marítimo
Ponta Delgada Santa Clara
Faro Portimonense
Setúbal Vitória de Setúbal
Viseu Tondela

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