Portuguese Handball First Division

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Andebol 1
Current season, competition or edition:
2015–16 Andebol 1
Liga Portuguesa de Andebol logo.jpg
Countries  Portugal
Confederation Europe Europe (EHF)
Founded 1951
Number of teams 12
Relegation to Portuguese Handball Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Portuguese Handball Cup
Portuguese Handball Super Cup
International cup(s) EHF Champions League
EHF European Cup
EHF Challenge Cup
Current champions Porto (20th title)
Most championships Porto (20 titles)
TV partners RTP2, Sport TV, A Bola TV, Benfica TV
Porto Canal, Sporting TV
Website www.fpa.pt (Portuguese)

The Portuguese Handball First Division (Portuguese: Primeira Divisão Portuguesa de Andebol), also known as Andebol 1, is the premier professional handball league in Portugal. It is contested by 12 teams, with the bottom two being relegated to the Second Division.

League-Federation dispute[edit]

In the early 2000s, the clubs created an association (Portuguese Handball Clubs League) that organized the premier professional handball league in Portugal, called Liga Portuguesa de Andebol, (or Portuguese Handball League). However, in 2002 a disputed started between the League and the Portuguese Handball Federation. As of result of that, Portuguese Handball Federation refused to accept the League Champion as National Champion, and renamed the second handball league as Divisão de Elite, and its Champions was declared Portuguese Champions.[1][2][3]

The dispute finished in 2005, with the Federation recognizing the League Champion, but by 2008 the League was had ended and all clubs and competitions were under Federation scope. The premier professional handball league in Portugal was renamed again as Primeira Divisão Portuguesa de Andebol.

Teams for 2013–14 season[edit]

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Portuguese champions[edit]

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Note: (*) - League Champions

Titles by club[edit]

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Team Won Years won
FC Porto 20 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Sporting CP 17 1952, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2001
ABC Braga 12 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007
Benfica 07 1962, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 2008
CF Belenenses 05 1974, 1976, 1977, 1985, 1994
Salgueiros 01 1953
Madeira SAD 01 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liga contra mandato... à Salazar". cmjornal.xl.pt. 16 February 2005. 
  2. ^ "MUNDIAL ESTÁ À PORTA". cmjornal.xl.pt. 5 January 2003. 
  3. ^ "Andebol: Governo diz que era inevitável suspender utilidade pública à federação". publico.pt. 19 November 2004. 
  4. ^ "Concorrentes 2013-14". fpa.pt. 
  5. ^ a b "Lista de Vencedores de Provas Nacionais" (PDF). fpa.pt.