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The Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
(Portuguese: [pɾiˈmɐjɾɐ ˈliɣɐ]; English: Premier League), also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional association football division of the Portuguese football league system. It is organised and supervised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. As of the 2014–15 season, the Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
is contested by 18 teams, with the two lowest placed teams relegated to the Segunda Liga
Segunda Liga
and replaced by the top-two non-reserve teams from this division (except in the 2018–19 season in which the three lowest placed teams are relegated to the Segunda Liga
Segunda Liga
due to the possible integration in the Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
of Gil Vicente in the next season. However, the Portuguese Football Federation appealed to proceed with this integration as soon as possible.[1] Founded in 1934 as an experimental league called Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão, it was officialised in 1938 and named Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão until 1999, when it was called Primeira Liga. A total of 70 teams have competed in the Primeira Liga, but only five have been crowned champions. Among them, the "Big Three" – Benfica (36 titles), Porto
Porto
(27) and Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(18) – have won all but two Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
titles; the other winners are Belenenses (1945–46) and Boavista (2000–01).[2] The Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
has increased its reputation in the last few years, occupying as of February 2017, the 7th place of UEFA's league ranking. It broke into the top five for the first time in the 2011–12 season, passing the French Ligue 1, one of the historical "big five" European leagues, for the first time since 1990.[3] The Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
also reached a world ranking of 4th according to IFFHS's 2011 ranking.[4]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Big Three 1.2 Sponsored names 1.3 Official match ball

2 Competition

2.1 Qualification for European competitions

3 UEFA
UEFA
ranking 4 2016–17 clubs 5 Attendance 6 List of champions and top scorers

6.1 Performance by club

7 Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
all-time ranking 8 Records 9 Television

9.1 Portugal 9.2 International broadcasters

10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] Before the Portuguese football reform of 1938, an experimental competition on a round-basis was already being held – the Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
(Premier League) and the winners of that competition were named "League champions". Despite that, a Championship of Portugal
Portugal
in a knock-out cup format was the most popular and defined the Portuguese champion, although the winners of this competition no longer count as Portuguese football champions.[citation needed] Then, with the reform, a round-robin basis competition was implemented as the most important of the calendar and began defining the Portuguese champion. From 1938 to 1999, the name Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão (National Championship of the First Division) or just Primeira Divisão (First Division), was used.[citation needed] Porto
Porto
won the inaugural edition of the new league championship and successfully defended the title in the next season. In 1939–40 the tournament was expanded from eight to ten clubs, due to an administrative battle between Porto
Porto
and Académico do Porto, regarding a Regional Championship game that ended with only 43 minutes after the start, and later repeated (which FC Porto
FC Porto
won) according to Porto
Porto
FA decision. FPF came out with a decision to satisfy both clubs, expanding the championship to 10 teams (one more from Porto FA
Porto FA
and another from Setúbal
Setúbal
FA) and annulling the result from the repetition match. With this decision, FC Porto
FC Porto
lost the Regional title and finished in 3rd, Leixões SC became the new regional champion, while Académico was 2nd place. All 3 teams qualified for 1939–40 Primeira Divisão.[5] In the 1941–42 season, it was decided to expand the championship from eight to ten teams to admit Braga FA and Algarve FA
Algarve FA
champions (until this season only the top teams from Porto, Coimbra, Lisboa and Setúbal
Setúbal
were admitted).[6] Porto
Porto
finished the regional championship in third place again, which did not grant entry into the Primeira Liga.[7] However, a second expand (from 10 to 12) in the same season was decided, which allowed the club to participate.[8] After the 1945–46 season, the qualifying system based on regional championships was abandoned and adopted a pyramid system, with relegations and promotions between the 3 tiers. The clubs in Primeira Divisão, Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão no longer had to play their district championships on the same season as they had been doing since the first seasons of the Liga.[6] When the Portuguese League for Professional Football took control of the two nationwide leagues in 1999, it was renamed Primeira Liga (Premier League).[citation needed]

"Big Three" since 2000

Season Benfica Porto Sporting CP

1999–2000 3 2 1

2000–01 6 2 3

2001–02 4 3 1

2002–03 2 1 3

2003–04 2 1 3

2004–05 1 2 3

2005–06 3 1 2

2006–07 3 1 2

2007–08 4 1 2

2008–09 3 1 2

2009–10 1 3 4

2010–11 2 1 3

2011–12 2 1 4

2012–13 2 1 7

2013–14 1 3 2

2014–15 1 2 3

2015–16 1 3 2

2016–17 1 2 3

Big Three[edit] Main article: Big Three (Portugal) "The Big Three" (Portuguese: Os Três Grandes) is a nickname for the three most powerful sports clubs in Portugal. With the exception of Belenenses in 1945–46 and Boavista in 2000–01, only three clubs have won the Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
title – Benfica (36 times), Porto (27) and Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(18). These three clubs generally end up sharing the top three positions, appearing more frequently in UEFA competitions and are the only three clubs in Portugal
Portugal
to have never been relegated. These clubs dominate Portuguese football, and it has become typical for fans to support any of these teams as a "first club", with a local team probably coming afterwards, if at all. The "Big Three" have the highest average attendance ratings every season in Portugal, while the other teams, lacking support from the locals (with the exception of Vitória de Guimarães
Guimarães
and Braga, which are the next-most supported clubs), have suffered from poor attendance. The lack of support for local teams is considered to be one of the main reasons why Portuguese Football registers one of the worst attendance ratings in European Football's best championships, alongside the broadcast of almost all the games on television. In other sports, the rivalry between the big clubs is also considerable and it usually leads to arguments between the fans and players.[citation needed] Benfica is the club with most league, cup and league cup titles, as well as the most domestic titles (78) and overall titles won (80, excluding the Latin Cup). Porto
Porto
is the club with most Portuguese Super Cups and international titles won being the only Portuguese team with international titles in the XXI century.[citation needed] Sporting CP
Sporting CP
holds the third place when it comes to the most league and cup titles. Benfica is the only Portuguese club to have won two consecutive European Cup/ UEFA
UEFA
Champions League titles, reaching ten European finals: seven European Cups and three UEFA
UEFA
Cup/Europa League, and finished runner-up in two Intercontinental Cups. Porto
Porto
is the only Portuguese club since 1987 to have won any international competition (excluding the UEFA
UEFA
Intertoto Cup), gathering a total of two European Cup/ UEFA
UEFA
Champions Leagues, two UEFA
UEFA
Cup/Europa Leagues, one European Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cups and finished runner-up in one European Cup Winner's Cup and three UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup. Sporting CP
Sporting CP
won one European Cup Winner's Cup and was runner-up in one UEFA
UEFA
Cup. Apart from the big three, Braga
Braga
won the last UEFA
UEFA
Intertoto Cup and was runner-up in one UEFA
UEFA
Europa League.[citation needed] Sponsored names[edit] Galp Energia
Galp Energia
acquired the naming rights to the league in 2002, titling the division SuperLiga GalpEnergia. A four-year deal with the Austrian sports betting bwin was announced on 18 August 2005 amid questioning by the other gambling authorities in Portugal
Portugal
(the Santa Casa da Misericórdia and the Portuguese Casinos Association), who claimed to hold the exclusive rights to legal gambling games in Portuguese national territory. After holding the name Liga betandwin.com for the 2005–06 season, the name was changed to BWINLIGA in July 2006.[9][10] From the 2008–09 season to the 2009–10 season the league was named Liga Sagres due to sponsorship from Sagres beer. In 2010, they renewed the sponsorship from Sagres, but also got the sponsorship from ZON Multimédia. The league was named Liga ZON Sagres until 2013–14 after the sponsorship agreement between Sagres, ZON (now NOS) and the league ended. Since 2015, it is known as Liga NOS.[11]

Sponsorship names for seasons

2002–2005: SuperLiga GalpEnergia 2005–2006: Liga betandwin.com 2006–2008: BWINLIGA 2008–2010: Liga Sagres 2010–2014: Liga ZON Sagres 2014–2018: Liga NOS

Official match ball[edit]

2002–2004: Adidas Fevernova 2004–2006: Adidas Roteiro 2006–2007: Adidas +Teamgeist 2008: Adidas Europass 2008–2009: Adidas Europass
Adidas Europass
Portugal 2009–2010: Adidas Terrapass Liga Sagres 2010–2011: Adidas Jabulani 2011: Adidas Speedcell 2012: Adidas Tango 12 2013: Adidas Cafusa 2014: Adidas Brazuca 2015: Adidas Conext15[12] 2016: Adidas Errejota[13] 2016–17: Nike Ordem

Competition[edit] From the 2014–15 season on, there are 18 clubs in the Primeira Liga, up from 16 in the previous seasons. During the course of a season, each club plays all teams twice – once at their home stadium and once at their opponent's – for a total of 34 games. At the end of each season, the two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Segunda Liga and the top two teams from Segunda Liga
Segunda Liga
are promoted to the Primeira Liga. Qualification for European competitions[edit] The top teams in Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
qualify for the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League with the first placed team directly entering the group stage and the second placed team entering the playoffs for the group stage of UEFA Champions League. Teams placed third and fourth play in the UEFA Europa League, along with the Taça de Portugal
Taça de Portugal
cup winners (unless they already qualify for the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League through league placing). In this case, the berth is given to the sixth placed team. UEFA
UEFA
ranking[edit] See also: UEFA
UEFA
coefficient UEFA
UEFA
League Ranking at the end of the 2016–17 season:[14]

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2016–17 clubs[edit]

Benfica Sporting CP Belenenses

Arouca

Chaves

Estoril

Feirense

P. Ferreira

Porto Boavista

Rio Ave

Braga

Tondela

V. Guimarães

Moreirense

V. Setúbal

Location of teams in Liga NOS 2016–17 (Mainland)

Marítimo Nacional

Location of teams in Liga NOS 2016–17 (Madeira)

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2015-16 finish

Arouca Arouca Estádio Municipal de Arouca 5,000 5th

Belenenses Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 19,300 9th

Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 64,642 1st

Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 28,263 14th

Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,154 4th

Chaves Chaves Estadio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira 8,000 22(LigaPro) 2nd

Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 8th

Feirense Santa Maria da Feira Estádio Marcolino de Castro 5,401 23(LigaPro) 3rd

Marítimo Funchal Estádio do Marítimo 10,500 13th

Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque Joaquim Almeida Freitas 6,100 12th

Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,142 11th

Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 5,250 7th

Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,035 3rd

Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio do Rio Ave FC 12,820 6th

Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,095 2nd

Tondela Tondela Estádio João Cardoso 5,000 16th

Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,146 10th

Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 18,692 15th

Attendance[edit] Since the beginning of the league, there are three clubs with an attendance much higher than the others: Benfica, Porto
Porto
and Sporting CP. They have also the biggest stadiums in Portugal, with more than 50,000 seats. Other clubs, such as Vitória de Guimarães
Guimarães
and Braga, also have good attendances. Académica de Coimbra, Vitória de Setúbal, Boavista, Belenenses, and Marítimo are historical clubs, with more than 30 top-flight seasons, from the biggest Portuguese cities, and have also many supporters. However, they do not have big attendances nowadays. Their stadiums have between 10,000 and 30,000 seats. The 2014–15 season saw an average attendance by club:[15]

Club Average Stadium capacity Attendance(%) Accumulated Stadium

1 Benfica 48,520 64,642 75.06% 824,845 Estádio da Luz

2 Sporting CP 34,988 50,044 69.91% 594,800 Estádio José Alvalade

3 Porto 31,847 50,431 63.15% 541,403 Estádio do Dragão

4 Vitória de Guimarães 15,906 30,008 53.01% 270,408 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques

5 Braga 10,682 30,286 35.27% 181,588 Estádio Municipal de Braga

6 Académica 5,154 29,744 17.33% 87,621 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra

7 Boavista 4,614 30,000 15.38% 78,436 Estádio do Bessa

8 Marítimo 4,566 7,200 70.74% 77,618 Estádio dos Barreiros

9 Vitória de Setúbal 3,406 13,468 25.29% 57,909 Estádio do Bonfim

10 Belenenses 3,303 19,856 16.64% 56,159 Estádio do Restelo

11 Gil Vicente 3,150 12,032 26.18% 53,553 Estádio Cidade de Barcelos

12 Paços de Ferreira 3,053 6,404 47.67% 51,893 Estádio da Mata Real

13 Rio Ave 2,968 9,065 32.74% 50,458 Estádio do Rio Ave FC

14 Nacional 2,163 5,586 38.71% 36,763 Estádio da Madeira

15 Moreirense 2,151 6,153 34.95% 36,563 Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril

16 Estoril 2,071 8,000 27.08% 35,211 Estádio António Coimbra da Mota

17 Arouca 1,718 5,000 36.50% 29,202 Estádio Municipal de Arouca

18 Penafiel 1,579 5,230 30.19% 26,846 Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril

List of champions and top scorers[edit]

Clubs Players

Season Champion Points Runner-up Points Third place Points Teams Rounds Points /win Bola de Prata (Top Scorer) Club Goals

Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão

  1934–35 Porto 22 Sporting CP 20 Benfica 19 8 14 2 pts Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 14

  1935–36 Benfica 21 Porto 20 Sporting CP 16 8 14 2 pts Pinga Porto 21

  1936–37 Benfica (2) 24 Belenenses 23 Sporting CP 19 8 14 2 pts Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 24

  1937–38 Benfica (3) 23 Porto 23 Sporting CP 23 8 14 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 34

Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão

  1938–39 Porto
Porto
(2) 23 Sporting CP 22 Benfica 21 8 14 2 pts Costuras Porto 18

  1939–40 Porto
Porto
(3) 34 Sporting CP 32 Belenenses 25 10 18 2 pts F. Peyroteo / S. Kodrnja Sporting CP
Sporting CP
/ Porto 29

  1940–41 Sporting CP 23 Porto 20 Belenenses 19 8 14 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 29

  1941–42 Benfica (4) 38 Sporting CP 34 Belenenses 30 12 22 2 pts Correia Dias Porto 36

  1942–43 Benfica (5) 30 Sporting CP 29 Belenenses 28 10 18 2 pts Julinho Benfica 24

  1943–44 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(2) 31 Benfica 26 Atlético CP 24 10 18 2 pts Francisco Rodrigues Vitória de Setúbal 28

  1944–45 Benfica (6) 30 Sporting CP 27 Belenenses 27 10 18 2 pts Francisco Rodrigues Vitória de Setúbal 21

  1945–46 Belenenses 38 Benfica 37 Sporting CP 32 12 22 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 37

  1946–47 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(3) 47 Benfica 41 Porto 33 14 26 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 43

  1947–48 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(4) 41 Benfica 41 Belenenses 37 14 26 2 pts António Araújo Porto 36

  1948–49 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(5) 42 Benfica 37 Belenenses 35 14 26 2 pts Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 40

  1949–50 Benfica (7) 45 Sporting CP 39 Atlético CP 30 14 26 2 pts Julinho Benfica 29

  1950–51 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(6) 45 Porto 34 Benfica 30 14 26 2 pts Manuel Vasques Sporting CP 29

  1951–52 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(7) 41 Benfica 40 Porto 36 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 28

  1952–53 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(8) 43 Benfica 39 Belenenses 36 14 26 2 pts Matateu Belenenses 29

  1953–54 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(9) 43 Porto 36 Benfica 32 14 26 2 pts João Martins Sporting CP 31

  1954–55 Benfica (8) 39 Belenenses 39 Sporting CP 37 14 26 2 pts Matateu Belenenses 32

  1955–56 Porto
Porto
(4) 43 Benfica 43 Belenenses 37 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 28

  1956–57 Benfica (9) 41 Porto 40 Belenenses 33 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 30

  1957–58 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(10) 43 Porto 43 Benfica 36 14 26 2 pts Arsénio Duarte CUF do Barreiro 23

  1958–59 Porto
Porto
(5) 41 Benfica 41 Belenenses 38 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 26

  1959–60 Benfica (10) 45 Sporting CP 43 Belenenses 36 14 26 2 pts Edmur Ribeiro Vitória de Guimarães 25

  1960–61 Benfica (11) 46 Sporting CP 42 Porto 33 14 26 2 pts José Águas Benfica 27

  1961–62 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(11) 43 Porto 41 Benfica 36 14 26 2 pts Veríssimo Porto 23

  1962–63 Benfica (12) 48 Porto 42 Sporting CP 38 14 26 2 pts José Augusto Torres Benfica 26

  1963–64 Benfica (13) 46 Porto 40 Sporting CP 34 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 28

  1964–65 Benfica (14) 43 Porto 37 CUF do Barreiro 35 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 28

  1965–66 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(12) 42 Benfica 41 Porto 34 14 26 2 pts Eusébio
Eusébio
/ E. Figueiredo Benfica / Sporting CP 25

  1966–67 Benfica (15) 43 Académica 40 Porto 39 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 31

  1967–68 Benfica (16) 41 Sporting CP 37 Porto 36 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 43

  1968–69 Benfica (17) 39 Porto 37 Vitória de Guimarães 36 14 26 2 pts Manuel António Académica 19

  1969–70 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(13) 46 Benfica 38 Vitória de Setúbal 36 14 26 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 20

  1970–71 Benfica (18) 41 Sporting CP 38 Porto 37 14 26 2 pts Artur Jorge Benfica 23

  1971–72 Benfica (19) 55 Vitória de Setúbal 45 Sporting CP 43 16 30 2 pts Artur Jorge Benfica 27

  1972–73 Benfica (20) 58 Belenenses 40 Vitória de Setúbal 38 16 30 2 pts Eusébio Benfica 40

  1973–74 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(14) 49 Benfica 47 Vitória de Setúbal 45 16 30 2 pts Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 46

  1974–75 Benfica (21) 49 Porto 44 Sporting CP 43 16 30 2 pts Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 30

  1975–76 Benfica (22) 50 Boavista 48 Belenenses 40 16 30 2 pts Rui Jordão Benfica 30

  1976–77 Benfica (23) 51 Sporting CP 42 Porto 41 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 26

  1977–78 Porto
Porto
(6) 51 Benfica 51 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 25

  1978–79 Porto
Porto
(7) 50 Benfica 49 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 27

  1979–80 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(15) 52 Porto 50 Benfica 45 16 30 2 pts Rui Jordão Sporting CP 31

  1980–81 Benfica (24) 50 Porto 48 Sporting CP 37 16 30 2 pts Nené Benfica 20

  1981–82 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(16) 46 Benfica 44 Porto 43 16 30 2 pts Jacques Pereira Porto 27

  1982–83 Benfica (25) 51 Porto 47 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 36

  1983–84 Benfica (26) 52 Porto 49 Sporting CP 42 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes / Nené Porto
Porto
/ Benfica 21

  1984–85 Porto
Porto
(8) 55 Sporting CP 47 Benfica 43 16 30 2 pts Fernando Gomes Porto 39

  1985–86 Porto
Porto
(9) 49 Benfica 47 Sporting CP 46 16 30 2 pts Manuel Fernandes Sporting CP 30

  1986–87 Benfica (27) 48 Porto 46 Vitória de Guimarães 41 16 30 2 pts Paulinho Cascavel Vitória de Guimarães 22

  1987–88 Porto
Porto
(10) 66 Benfica 51 Belenenses 48 20 38 2 pts Paulinho Cascavel Sporting CP 23

  1988–89 Benfica (28) 63 Porto 56 Boavista 49 20 38 2 pts Vata Benfica 16

  1989–90 Porto
Porto
(11) 59 Benfica 55 Sporting CP 46 18 34 2 pts Mats Magnusson Benfica 33

  1990–91 Benfica (29) 69 Porto 67 Sporting CP 57 20 38 2 pts Rui Águas Benfica 25

  1991–92 Porto
Porto
(12) 56 Benfica 46 Boavista 44 18 34 2 pts Ricky Boavista 30

  1992–93 Porto
Porto
(13) 54 Benfica 52 Sporting CP 45 18 34 2 pts Jorge Cadete Sporting CP 18

  1993–94 Benfica (30) 54 Porto 52 Sporting CP 51 18 34 2 pts Rashidi Yekini Vitória de Setúbal 21

  1994–95 Porto
Porto
(14) 62 Sporting CP 53 Benfica 49 18 34 2 pts Hassan Nader Farense 21

  1995–96 Porto
Porto
(15) 84 Benfica 73 Sporting CP 67 18 34 3 pts Domingos Paciência Porto 25

  1996–97 Porto
Porto
(16) 85 Sporting CP 72 Benfica 58 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 30

  1997–98 Porto
Porto
(17) 77 Benfica 68 Vitória de Guimarães 59 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 26

  1998–99 Porto
Porto
(18) 79 Boavista 71 Benfica 65 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 36

Primeira Liga

  1999–2000 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(17) 77 Porto 73 Benfica 69 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Porto 37

  2000–01 Boavista 77 Porto 76 Sporting CP 62 18 34 3 pts Pena Porto 22

  2001–02 Sporting CP
Sporting CP
(18) 75 Boavista 70 Porto 68 18 34 3 pts Mário Jardel Sporting CP 42

  2002–03 Porto
Porto
(19) 86 Benfica 75 Sporting CP 59 18 34 3 pts Fary Faye Beira-Mar 18

  2003–04 Porto
Porto
(20) 82 Benfica 74 Sporting CP 73 18 34 3 pts Benni McCarthy Porto 20

  2004–05 Benfica (31) 65 Porto 62 Sporting CP 61 18 34 3 pts Liédson Sporting CP 25

  2005–06 Porto
Porto
(21) 79 Sporting CP 72 Benfica 67 18 34 3 pts Albert Meyong Belenenses 17

  2006–07 Porto
Porto
(22) 69 Sporting CP 68 Benfica 67 16 30 3 pts Liédson Sporting CP 15

  2007–08 Porto
Porto
(23) 75(1) Sporting CP 55 Vitória de Guimarães 53 16 30 3 pts Lisandro López Porto 24

  2008–09 Porto
Porto
(24) 70 Sporting CP 66 Benfica 59 16 30 3 pts Nenê Nacional 20

  2009–10 Benfica (32) 76 Braga 71 Porto 68 16 30 3 pts Óscar Cardozo Benfica 26

  2010–11 Porto
Porto
(25) 84 Benfica 63 Sporting CP 48 16 30 3 pts Hulk Porto 23

  2011–12 Porto
Porto
(26) 75 Benfica 69 Braga 62 16 30 3 pts Óscar Cardozo Benfica 20

  2012–13 Porto
Porto
(27) 78 Benfica 77 Paços de Ferreira 54 16 30 3 pts Jackson Martínez Porto 26

  2013–14 Benfica (33) 74 Sporting CP 67 Porto 61 16 30 3 pts Jackson Martínez Porto 20

  2014–15 Benfica (34) 85 Porto 82 Sporting CP 76 18 34 3 pts Jackson Martínez Porto 21

  2015–16 Benfica (35) 88 Sporting CP 86 Porto 73 18 34 3 pts Jonas Benfica 32

  2016–17 Benfica (36) 82 Porto 76 Sporting CP 70 18 34 3 pts Bas Dost Sporting CP 34

(1) Porto
Porto
saw six points subtracted for corruption allegations in the Apito Dourado,[16] but recovered those points in July 2017.

Performance by club[edit] All Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
champions have come from either Lisbon
Lisbon
or Porto.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years and Runner-Up Years

Benfica 36 27 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Porto 27 26 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Sporting CP 18 21 1935, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016

Belenenses

01

03

1937, 1946, 1955, 1973

Boavista

01

03

1976, 1999, 2001, 2002

Académica –

01

1967

Vitória de Setúbal –

01

1972

Braga –

01

2010

Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
all-time ranking[edit]

Last updated following the 2016–17 season[17]

For comparison, older seasons have been calculated according to the three-points-per-win rule. Source up to end of 2004–05 season.[18]

# Club District S Pl. W D L Pts GF GA GD First Last Best classification Notes

1 Benfica Lisbon 83 2330 1588 441 301 5205 5629 2056 3573 1935 2017 19 !1st (36 titles) Never relegated.

2 Porto Porto 83 2330 1538 430 365 5041 5164 2089 3075 1935 2017 18 !1st (27 titles) Never relegated.

3 Sporting CP Lisbon 83 2330 1435 491 404 4796 5108 2229 2879 1935 2017 17 !1st (18 titles) Never relegated.

4 Belenenses Lisbon 76 2112 868 517 727 3118 3319 2699 620 1935 2017 16 !1st (1 title)

5 Vitória de Guimarães Braga 72 2120 822 508 790 2974 2992 3005 -13 1942 2017 14 !3rd

6 Braga Braga 61 1854 692 450 712 2526 2465 2601 -136 1948 2017 15 !2nd

7 Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal 69 1970 672 471 827 2487 2702 2976 -274 1935 2017 15 !2nd

8 Boavista Porto 54 1636 630 414 592 2304 2168 2258 -90 1936 2017 16 !1st (1 title)

9 Académica Coimbra 64 1704 516 387 801 1935 2346 3003 -657 1935 2016 15 !2nd

10 Marítimo Madeira 37 1210 412 339 459 1575 1377 1512 -135 1978 2017 12 !5th

11 Beira-Mar Aveiro 27 858 218 242 398 896 883 1340 -457 1962 2013 11 !6th

12 Estoril Lisbon 25 738 231 189 318 882 1015 1170 -155 1945 2017 13 !4th

13 Rio Ave Porto 23 738 219 209 310 866 753 978 -225 1980 2017 12 !5th

14 Farense Faro 23 754 222 191 341 857 796 1093 -297 1971 2002 12 !5th

15 Salgueiros Porto 24 740 197 183 360 774 804 1377 -573 1944 2002 12 !5th

16 CUF do Barreiro Setúbal 23 610 207 148 255 769 829 1004 -175 1943 1976 14 !3rd Renamed Fabril do Barreiro in 2000.

17 Nacional Madeira 18 588 197 158 233 749 707 785 -78 1989 2017 13 !4th

18 Paços de Ferreira Porto 19 614 186 182 246 740 642 807 -165 1992 2017 14 !3rd

19 Leixões Porto 25 670 183 164 323 713 750 1186 -436 1937 2010 12 !5th

20 União de Leiria Leiria 18 584 184 159 241 711 620 771 -151 1980 2012 12 !5th

21 Atlético CP Lisbon 24 632 192 134 306 710 976 1285 -309 1944 1977 14 !3rd

22 Varzim Porto 21 618 169 176 273 683 638 913 -275 1964 2003 12 !5th

23 Gil Vicente Braga 18 604 169 155 280 662 601 839 -238 1991 2015 12 !5th

24 Barreirense Setúbal 24 592 166 119 307 617 758 1195 -437 1938 1979 13 !4th

25 Estrela da Amadora Lisbon 16 540 144 176 220 608 521 680 -159 1989 2009 10 !7th Folded in 2011.

26 Olhanense Faro 20 516 147 124 245 565 800 1057 -257 1942 2014 13 !4th

27 Chaves Vila Real 14 480 139 137 204 554 527 661 -134 1986 2017 12 !5th

28 Portimonense Faro 14 440 140 108 192 528 460 576 -116 1977 2011 12 !5th

29 Sporting da Covilhã Castelo Branco 15 406 126 79 201 457 585 834 -249 1949 1988 12 !5th

30 Penafiel Porto 14 434 106 117 211 435 351 625 -274 1981 2015 07 !10th

31 Lusitano de Évora Évora 14 364 116 64 184 412 494 722 -228 1953 1966 12 !5th

32 Sporting de Espinho Aveiro 11 354 96 91 167 379 336 523 -187 1975 1997 10 !7th

33 Tirsense Porto 8 256 65 73 118 268 219 370 -151 1968 1996 09 !8th

34 Moreirense Braga 7 234 61 72 101 255 239 317 -78 2003 2017 08 !9th

35 Famalicão Braga 6 196 53 48 95 207 205 346 -141 1947 1994 04 !13th

36 União da Madeira Madeira 6 208 48 62 98 206 177 300 -123 1990 2016 07 !10th

37 Naval 1º de Maio Coimbra 6 184 49 46 89 193 160 257 -97 2006 2011 09 !8th

38 Oriental Lisbon 7 190 50 37 103 187 224 438 -214 1951 1975 12 !5th

39 Alverca Lisbon 5 170 48 37 85 181 192 266 -74 1999 2004 06 !11th

40 Campomaiorense Portalegre 5 170 48 34 88 178 186 287 -101 1996 2001 06 !11th Ended football team in 2013.

41 Torreense Lisbon 6 164 44 31 89 163 183 316 -133 1956 1992 10 !7th

42 União de Tomar Santarém 6 172 43 33 96 162 178 331 -153 1969 1976 07 !10th

43 O Elvas Portalegre 5 146 37 37 72 148 211 283 -72 1948 1988 09 !8th Ended football team in 2014.

44 Arouca Aveiro 4 132 37 34 61 145 134 187 -51 2014 2017 12 !5th

45 Leça Porto 4 124 33 25 66 124 120 231 -111 1942 1998 05 !12th

46 Feirense Aveiro 5 154 32 28 94 124 128 290 -162 1963 2017 09 !8th

47 Académico de Viseu Viseu 4 128 27 24 77 105 81 237 -156 1979 1989 04 !13th

48 Caldas Leiria 4 104 26 25 53 103 124 235 -111 1956 1959 07 !10th

49 Santa Clara Ponta Delgada 3 102 24 31 47 103 106 150 -44 2000 2003 03 !14th

50 Montijo Setúbal 3 90 23 20 47 89 91 155 -64 1973 1977 04 !13th Folded in 2007.

51 Amora Setúbal 3 90 22 23 45 89 90 143 -53 1981 1983 05 !12th

52 Desportivo das Aves Porto 3 94 16 25 53 73 78 152 -74 1986 2007 04 !13th

53 Lusitano VRSA Faro 3 78 21 9 48 72 94 210 -116 1948 1950 05 !12th

54 Sanjoanense Aveiro 4 104 16 22 66 70 86 249 -163 1947 1969 07 !10th

55 Carcavelinhos Lisbon 5 82 19 12 51 69 103 223 -120 1936 1942 13 !4th Merged to form Atlético in 1942.

56 Unidos de Lisboa Lisbon 3 54 18 8 28 62 151 145 6 1941 1943 13 !4th Ended football team in 2009.

57 Tondela Viseu 2 68 16 14 38 62 63 106 -43 2016 2017 01 !16th Never relegated.

58 Académico do Porto Porto 5 82 18 6 58 60 137 300 -163 1935 1942 10 !7th Ended football team in 1964.

59 SL Elvas Portalegre 2 48 17 3 28 54 108 167 -59 1946 1947 08 !9th Merged to form O Elvas in 1947.

60 Fafe Braga 1 38 9 14 15 41 29 47 -18 1989 1989 01 !16th

61 Felgueiras Porto 1 34 8 9 17 33 29 47 -18 1996 1996 01 !16th Folded in 2005.

62 Seixal Setúbal 2 52 7 8 37 29 44 150 -106 1964 1965 05 !12th Ended football team in 2007.

63 Riopele Braga 1 30 6 9 15 27 23 51 -28 1978 1978 02 !15th Folded in 1984.

64 Águeda Aveiro 1 30 7 5 18 26 25 55 -30 1984 1984 02 !15th

65 Trofense Porto 1 30 5 8 17 23 25 42 -17 2009 2009 01 !16th

66 União de Coimbra Coimbra 1 30 5 7 18 22 22 54 -32 1973 1973 02 !15th Ended football team in 2009.

67 Ginásio de Alcobaça Leiria 1 30 4 7 19 19 20 56 -36 1983 1983 01 !16th

68 Vizela Braga 1 30 4 7 19 19 31 71 -40 1985 1985 01 !16th

69 União de Lisboa Lisbon 1 14 3 2 9 11 30 49 -19 1935 1935 11 !6th Merged to form Atlético in 1942.

70 Oliveirense Aveiro 1 22 3 2 17 11 22 73 -51 1946 1946 05 !12th

71 Casa Pia Lisbon 1 14 1 0 13 3 12 56 -44 1938 1938 09 !8th

Competing in Primeira Liga

Competing in Segunda Liga

Competing below Segunda Liga

Not competing (See Notes)

For standardisation purposes, a win is worth three points for all clubs. Records[edit]

In 1972–73, Benfica became the first team to win the Portuguese league without defeat, with 58 points in 30 games (28 wins and 2 draws), the most ever obtained (96.7% of points available) where victory was awarded 2 points. In this season, Benfica set the Portuguese league and European leagues record for most consecutive victories (23) – 29 wins overall, between 1971–72 and 1972–73. Benfica also set the league record for greatest margin of victory in points over the second-placed team (18 points) in a 2 points per win championship. From 24 October 1976 to 1 September 1978, Benfica set the record for the longest unbeaten run in the league: 56 matches. In 1977–78, Benfica completed the Portuguese league unbeaten for the second time (21 wins and 9 draws), despite finishing second. In 1998–99, Porto
Porto
became the only team to win five consecutive titles. In 2010–11, Porto
Porto
won the Portuguese league without defeat, with 84 points in 30 games (27 wins and 3 draws), the most ever obtained (93.3% efficiency) where victory was awarded 3 points. This season Porto
Porto
also set the league record for greatest margin of victory in points over the second-placed team (21 points) in a 3 points per win championship. In 2012–13, Porto
Porto
won the Portuguese league unbeaten for the second time (24 wins and 6 draws). In 2015–16, Benfica achieved a record 88 points in the Portuguese league (29 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats in 34 games).

Television[edit] Portugal[edit] Within Portugal, Sport TV
Sport TV
broadcasts all live Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
matches except Benfica's home matches which are broadcast live on Benfica TV. International broadcasters[edit]

Albania – Tring[19] Andorra – beIN Sports[20] Austria – Sportdigital and DAZN[21] Belgium – SFR
SFR
Sport[22] Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sport Klub[23] Brazil – ESPN and BandSports[24] Caribbean – ESPN[24] Croatia – Sport Klub[23] Cyprus – CytaVision[25] France – SFR
SFR
Sport[22] Georgia – Silk Sport[26] Germany – Sportdigital and DAZN[21] Greece – Cosmote Sport[27] Israel – Sport 1[28] Liechtenstein – Sportdigital[21] and MySports[29] Luxembourg – SFR
SFR
Sport[22] and Sportdigital[21] Macedonia – Sport Klub[23] Montenegro – Sport Klub[23] Puerto Rico – GOLTV[30] Romania – TVR[31] Serbia – Sport Klub[23] Slovenia – Sport Klub[23] Spain – beIN Sports[20] Switzerland – Sportdigital[21], SFR
SFR
Sport[32], MySports[29] and DAZN Turkey – Tivibu Spor[33] United Kingdom – FreeSports[34][35] United States – GOLTV[30] Latin America – ESPN[24] Lusophone Africa – RTP (one game a week on RTP África), Sport TV África Worldwide – RTP and SIC (one game a week on RTP Internacional and SIC Internacional)

See also[edit]

Association football
Association football
portal Portugal
Portugal
portal

LPFP Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
Player of the Year Portuguese Golden Ball SJPF Player of the Month SJPF Young Player of the Month CNID Footballer of the Year Bota de Prata List of sports attendance figures List of association football competitions in Portugal List of foreign Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
players

References[edit]

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UEFA
Country Ranking 1990". Bert Kassies. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ "Current Ranking – IFFHS". Iffhs.de. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ Stadium Newspaper, 10 January 1940 ^ a b "Pesquisa". Record.xl.pt. Retrieved 2017-06-06.  ^ Tovar 2011, p. 191. ^ Tovar, p. 136 ^ "Liga Portugal". Lpfp.pt. Retrieved 2017-06-06.  ^ "Liga Portugal". Lpfp.pt. Retrieved 2017-06-06.  ^ "Liga Nos mantém-se por três anos e meio". Jornaldenegocios.pt. Retrieved 2017-06-06.  ^ "Bola oficial da Liga Portugal" [Liga Portugal's official ball]. Ligaportugal.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 January 2015.  ^ "Errejota, a nova bola oficial da Liga" [Errejota, the new Portugal's official ball]. Desporto.sapo.mz (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 January 2016.  ^ " UEFA
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Country Ranking 2017 – kassiesA – Xs4all". Kassiesa.home.xs411.nl. Retrieved 20 August 2017.  ^ "Painel de espectadores por clube". Ligaportugal.pt. Retrieved 13 July 2015.  ^ FC Porto
FC Porto
perde seis pontos UEFA
UEFA
(in Portuguese) ^ " Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
numbers". www.zerozero.pt. Retrieved 2017-08-20.  ^ " Portugal
Portugal
All-Time Table 1 Liga/1 Divisão". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.  ^ "Do t'ju lëmë pa frymë". Retrieved 2017-09-23.  ^ a b "beIN Sports compra direitos da liga portuguesa". Retrieved 2017-06-07.  ^ a b c d e "Die portugiesische Liga NOS für weitere 3 Jahre bei sportdigital und bei DAZN" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-08-07.  ^ a b c "Le championnat portugais en exclusivité sur SFR
SFR
Sport". Retrieved 2017-06-07.  ^ a b c d e f "Portugalska liga – direktno i ekskluzivno na SK". Retrieved 2017-06-07.  ^ a b c "Além da ESPN, Bandsports também exibirá Campeonato Português a partir deste fim de semana". Retrieved 2017-08-11.  ^ "Sports content 2017-18 from 20 Sports Channels". Retrieved 2017-09-07.  ^ "ინგლისის, იტალიის, ესპანეთისა და საფრანგეთის ლიგები უკვე "სილქ სპორტის" პაკეტში". Retrieved 2018-01-21.  ^ "Και το Πορτογαλικό Πρωτάθλημα Ποδοσφαίρου στην COSMOTE TV". Retrieved 2017-08-07.  ^ "לוח שידורים". Retrieved 2017-09-07.  ^ a b "Über MySports". Retrieved 2018-02-13.  ^ a b "GolTV acquires US media rights to Portugal's Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
for 2017/18 season". Retrieved 2017-06-07.  ^ "Meciuri din campionatul de fotbal al Portugaliei, în exclusivitate la TVR HD". Retrieved 2018-03-01.  ^ Cite error: The named reference SFR
SFR
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FreeSports
Football". Retrieved 2017-08-25. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Portuguese) Portugal
Portugal
– List of Champions, RSSSF.com

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2017–18 clubs

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Former clubs

Académica Académico de Viseu Académico do Porto Águeda Alcobaça Alverca Amora Arouca Atlético CP Barreirense Beira-Mar Caldas Campomaiorense Carcavelinhos Casa Pia CUF Desportivo de Aves Elvas Estrela da Amadora Fafe Famalicão Farense Felgueiras Gil Vicente Leixões Leça Lusitano de Évora Lusitano VRSA Montijo Nacional Naval 1º de Maio O Elvas Oliveirense Olhanense Oriental Penafiel Portimonense Riopele Salgueiros Sanjoanense Santa Clara Seixal Sporting da Covilhã Sporting de Espinho Tirsense Torreense Trofense União da Madeira União de Coimbra União de Leiria União de Lisboa União de Tomar Unidos de Lisboa Varzim Vizela

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Campeonato da Liga

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Primeira Divisão

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Primeira Liga

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National teams

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League system

Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
(hat-tricks) LigaPro Campeonato de Portugal Campeonato Nacional de Futebol Feminino

District Associations

Algarve Angra do Heroísmo Aveiro Beja Braga Bragança Castelo Branco Coimbra Évora Guarda Horta Leiria Lisbon Madeira Ponta Delgada Portalegre Porto Santarém Setúbal Viana do Castelo Vila Real Viseu

Domestic cups

Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira Taça de Portugal
Taça de Portugal
de Futebol Feminino Supertaça de Futebol Feminino

Defunct competitions

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Clubs Club honours Foreign players Records Venues

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Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark England Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Georgia Germany Gibraltar Greece Hungary Iceland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Northern Ireland Norway Poland Portugal Republic of Ireland Romania Russia San Marino Scotland Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine Wales

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Republic State

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Herzeg-Bosnia Mandatory Palestine Scotland

Premier Division Premier League

Turkey

Championship National Division

Serbia and Montenegro Soviet Union Yugoslavia

Non-recognized

Artsakh Crimea Isle of Man Monaco Northern Cyprus Vatican City

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Africa (clubs)

North Africa

Botola
Botola
(Morocco) Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Algeria) Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Tunisia) Premier League
Premier League
(Egypt) Premier League
Premier League
(Libya)

West Africa

Campeonato Nacional (Cape Verde) Campeonato Nacional (Guinea-Bissau) Championnat National (Guinea) Championnat National (Togo) First Division (Gambia) Ligue 1
Ligue 1
(Ivory Coast) Ligue 1
Ligue 1
(Mauritania) National Premier League
Premier League
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Premier League
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Premier League
(Burkina Faso) Premier League
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(Ghana) Premier League
Premier League
(Liberia) Premier League
Premier League
(Niger) Premier League
Premier League
(Nigeria) Premier League
Premier League
(Senegal) Primera División (Equatorial Guinea)

Central Africa

Championnat National D1 (Gabon) Central African Republic League Elite One
Elite One
(Cameroon) São Tomé and Príncipe Championship

East Africa

Premier League
Premier League
(Burundi) Premier League
Premier League
(Djibouti) Premier League
Premier League
(Eritrea) Premier League
Premier League
(Ethiopia) Premier League
Premier League
(Kenya) Premier League
Premier League
(Sudan) Premier League
Premier League
(Tanzania) Premier League
Premier League
(Zanzibar) Rwanda National Football League Somali League South Sudan Football Championship Ugandan Super League

Southern Africa

First Division (Seychelles) Girabola
Girabola
(Angola) Mauritian League Moçambola (Mozambique) Premier Division (Zanzibar) Premier League
Premier League
(Botswana) Premier League
Premier League
(Comoros) Premier League
Premier League
(Lesotho) Premier League
Premier League
(Namibia) Premier League
Premier League
(Swaziland) Premier League
Premier League
(Zambia) Premier Soccer League
Premier Soccer League
(South Africa) Premier Soccer League
Premier Soccer League
(Zimbabwe) THB Champions League (Madagascar)

Asia (clubs)

West Asia

Saudi Professional League
Saudi Professional League
(Saudi Arabia) Kuwaiti Premier League
Premier League
(Kuwait) Qatar Stars League
Qatar Stars League
(Qatar) UAE Pro-League Iraqi Premier League
Premier League
(Iraq) Oman Professional League
Oman Professional League
(Oman) Jordan Premier League
Premier League
(Jordan) Lebanese Premier League
Premier League
(Lebanon) Bahraini Premier League
Premier League
(Bahrain) Yemeni League
Yemeni League
(Yemen)

Central Asia

Persian Gulf Pro League
Persian Gulf Pro League
(Iran) Uzbek League
Uzbek League
(Uzbekistan) Ýokary Liga
Ýokary Liga
(Turkmenistan)

South Asia

I-League/ Indian Super League
Indian Super League
(India) Bangladesh Super Soccer League
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(Bangladesh)

East Asia

Chinese Super League
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J1 League
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Premier League
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Premier League
(Chinese Taipei)

Southeast Asia

Thai League 1
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(Thailand) Liga Super
Liga Super
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A-League
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V.League 1
(Vietnam) Myanmar National League
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Europe (clubs)

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(Romania) Scottish Premiership
Scottish Premiership
(Scotland) Vatican City Championship (Vatican City)

North & Central America, and the Caribbean (clubs)

North America

Major League Soccer
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Liga MX
(Mexico)

Caribbean

Ligue Haïtienne
Ligue Haïtienne
(Haiti) Jamaican National Premier League TT Pro League
TT Pro League
(Trinidad and Tobago)

Oceania (clubs)

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A-League
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(Solomon Islands)

South America (clubs)

Primera División (Argentina) Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
(Bolivia) Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
(Brazil) Chilean Primera División
Chilean Primera División
(Chile) Categoría Primera A
Categoría Primera A
(Colombia) Ecuadorian Serie A
Serie A
(Ecuador) Paraguayan Primera División
Paraguayan Primera División
(Paraguay) Peruvian Primera División
Peruvian Primera División
(Peru) Uruguayan Primera División
Uruguayan Primera División
(Uruguay) Venezuelan Primera División
Venezuelan Primera División
(Venezuela)

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Men's

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Roller hockey (quad)

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Motorsport

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