Campeonato de Portugal (league)

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Campeonato de Portugal
Campeonato de Portugal Prio 2015.jpg
Country Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2013
Number of teams 80
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Segunda Liga
Relegation to Portuguese District Championships
Domestic cup(s) Taça de Portugal
Current champions Real (1st title)
Most championships Freamunde
Mafra
Cova da Piedade
Real
(1 title each)
TV partners A Bola TV
Website fpf.pt
2017–18 Campeonato de Portugal

The Campeonato de Portugal (Portuguese for Championship of Portugal), officially known as Campeonato de Portugal Prio for sponsorship reasons, is the third-level football league in Portugal. It is the only non-professional national league that is organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

The competition was created in 2013 as Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (Seniors National Championship) to replace the Portuguese Second and Third Divisions (third and fourth tiers of the Portuguese football league system, respectively) for the 2013–14 season. On 22 October 2015, the competition was renamed to its current designation.

Format[edit]

The first season was contested by a total of 80 clubs, which included 19 teams from the District Championships, 39 from the Portuguese Second Division, 19 from the Portuguese Third Division and three teams relegated from the Segunda Liga during the 2012–13 season. The current format consists of eight series of ten teams, arranged according to geographic criteria, with the exception of teams from Madeira (placed in the first series) and from the Azores (placed in the last series).[1][2]

Seasons - League Tables[edit]

Decade
2010s: 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

List of champions[edit]

Season Championship Final Promotion Play-off
Champions Score Runners-up Final venue Third-placed team Score Fourth-placed team
2013–14 Freamunde 3–2 Oriental Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu Vitória de Guimarães B 0–0, 2–0 Benfica e Castelo Branco
2014–15 Mafra 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
Famalicão Estádio Municipal, Marinha Grande Varzim 2–0, 1–1 Casa Pia
2015–16 Cova da Piedade 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–0 p)
Vizela Estádio Municipal, Abrantes Fafe 1–0, 0–0 Casa Pia
2016–17 Real 2–0 Oliveirense Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu Merelinense and Praiense [A]
A. ^ Merelinense and Praiense played in the LigaPro play-offs but didn't achieve promotion.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runner-up seasons
Freamunde 1 0 2013–14
Mafra 1 0 2014–15
Cova da Piedade 1 0 2015–16
Real 1 0 2016–17
Oriental 0 1 2013–14
Famalicão 0 1 2014–15
Vizela 0 1 2015–16
Oliveirense 0 1 2016–17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FPF reformula quadro competitivo" [FPF reformulates competition system]. zerozero.pt (in Portuguese). ZOS, Lda. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Regulamento – Campeonato Nacional de Seniores" [Regulations – Campeonato Nacional de Seniores] (PDF) (in Portuguese). FPF. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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