Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional

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Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
Liga portugal logo2009.png
Founded 1978
Country Portugal
Confederation UEFA
Divisions Primeira Liga
Segunda Liga
Number of teams 42
Level on pyramid 1–2
Relegation to Campeonato Nacional
de Seniores
Domestic cup(s) Taça da Liga
Current champions Benfica
(2015-16 Primeira Liga, 35th title)
(2015–16 Taça da Liga, 7th title)

FC Porto B
(2015–16 Segunda Liga, 1st title)
TV partners Sport TV & Benfica TV
2016–17 Primeira Liga
Soccerball current event.svg 2016–17 LigaPro
Soccerball current event.svg 2016–17 Taça da Liga

The Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (Portuguese Professional Football League), also known by its acronym LPFP, or Liga Portugal, is a governing body that manages professional football club competitions in Portugal. It was founded in 1978 and works as an autonomous organism under the authority of the Portuguese Football Federation. As of 28 July 2015, its president is former Portuguese international referee Pedro Proença.[1]

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

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  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "A Liga" [The League]. LPFP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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