Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional

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Liga Portugal
Símbolo da Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional.png
Formation3 February 1978; 44 years ago (1978-02-03)
TypeSports association
HeadquartersPorto, Portugal
36 clubs
Pedro Proença
AffiliationsPortuguese Football Federation
European Leagues

The Liga Portugal (Portugal League), also known by its acronym LPFP, is a governing body that manages professional football club competitions in Portugal. It was founded in 1978 as Liga Portuguesa dos Clubes de Futebol Profissional and works as an autonomous organism under the authority of the Portuguese Football Federation. In 1991, it changed its name to Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Professional and in the year 2020, changed the name into the current one.

The LP is responsible for the organisation and supervision of the top two leagues – the Primeira Liga and the Liga Portugal 2 – and of the Taça da Liga, a knockout cup competition limited to the clubs competing in these professional leagues (except reserve or B teams).[1]

Since 28 July 2015, the LP president is former Portuguese international referee Pedro Proença.[2]

List of presidents[edit]

Presidents of LPCFP (1978–1991)

  1. João Aranha (1978–1980)
  2. Lito Gomes de Almeida (1980–1989)
  3. Valentim Loureiro (1989–1991)

Presidents of LPFP (1991–2020)

  1. Valentim Loureiro (1991–1994)
  2. Manuel Damásio interim (1994–1995)
  3. Pinto da Costa (1995–1996)
  4. Valentim Loureiro (1996–2006)
  5. Hermínio Loureiro (2006–2010)
  6. Fernando Gomes (2010–2011)
  7. Mário Figueiredo (2012–2015)
  8. Luís Duque (2014–2015)
  9. Pedro Proença (2015–2020)

Presidents of LP (2020 – present)

  1. Pedro Proença (2021 – present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A Liga" [The League]. LPFP (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Pedro Proença é o novo presidente da Liga de Clubes" [Pedro Proença is the new president of the League of Clubs]. Rádio Renascença (in Portuguese). 28 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.

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