Campeonato de Portugal (league)

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Campeonato de Portugal
Campeonato de Portugal Prio 2015.jpg
Founded2013
CountryPortugal
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams72
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toLigaPro
Relegation toPortuguese District Championships
Domestic cup(s)Taça de Portugal
Current championsCasa Pia (1st title)
Most championshipsMafra (2 titles)
TV partnersA Bola TV
Websitefpf.pt
2019–20 Campeonato de Portugal

The Campeonato de Portugal (Portuguese for Championship of Portugal) is the third-level football league in Portugal. It is the only semi-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 Campeonato de Portugal, 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 five series of sixteen 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 two series).[1][2]

Seasons - League Tables[edit]

Decade
2010s: 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20

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]
2017–18 Mafra 2–1 Farense Estádio Nacional, Jamor Not played.
2018–19 Casa Pia 2–2 (a.e.t.), (4–2 p) Vilafranquense

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
Mafra 2 0 2014–15, 2017–18
Freamunde 1 0 2013–14
Cova da Piedade 1 0 2015–16
Real 1 0 2016–17
Casa Pia 1 0 2018–19
Oriental 0 1 2013–14
Famalicão 0 1 2014–15
Vizela 0 1 2015–16
Oliveirense 0 1 2016–17
Farense 0 1 2017–18
Vilafranquense 0 1 2018–19

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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