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1960–61 Primeira Divisão

Primeira Divisão
Season 1960–61
Champions S.L. Benfica
Relegated S.C. Braga
F.C. Barreirense
European Cup S.L. Benfica
Sporting C.P.
Cup Winners' Cup Leixões S.C.
Fairs Cup C.F. Os Belenenses
Matches played 364
Goals scored 589 (1.62 per match)
Average goals/game 1.62 per match
Top goalscorer José Águas, S.L. Benfica (27)
1959–60
1961–62

The 1960–61 Primeira Divisão season was the 26th season of top-tier football in Portugal.[1]

Overview

The competition was contested by 14 teams with Benfica winning the 1960-61 Primeira Divisão championship. It was the eleventh championship title for the club. S.L. Benfica also won the 1961–62 European Cup and qualified for the 1961–62 competition. This enabled second placed Sporting C.P. to also qualify for the European Cup. Leixões S.C. qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup and C.F. Os Belenenses for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The two lowest placed teams of the competition, S.C. Braga and F.C. Barreirense were relegated to the Segunda Divisão.[2][3]

League standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Benfica (C) 26 22 2 2 92 21 46 European Cup
2 Sporting CP 26 19 4 3 61 19 42 European Cup
3 Porto 26 14 5 7 51 28 33
4 Vitória de Guimarães 26 14 2 10 48 44 30
5 Belenenses 26 12 4 10 45 37 28 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 CUF Barreiro 26 10 6 10 38 28 26
7 Académica de Coimbra 26 10 6 10 31 29 26
8 Leixões 26 10 3 13 38 44 23 European Cup Winner's Cup
9 Sporting da Covilhã 26 8 5 13 27 55 21
10 Atlético CP 26 8 5 13 35 54 21
11 Lusitano de Évora 26 9 3 14 29 51 21
12 Salgueiros 26 8 4 14 34 64 20
13 Braga (R) 26 8 3 15 41 62 19 Relegation to Segunda Divisão
14 Barreirense (R) 26 3 2 21 26 60 8 Relegation to Segunda Divisão
[2][3]

Details of participants

Details of the 14 participants are provided below:

Clubs Seasons at this level Settlements Season joined league Position in 1959–1960
Benfica 27 seasons Lisbon 1934–1935 1
Sporting CP 27 seasons Lisbon 1934–1935 2
Belenenses 27 seasons Lisbon 1934–1935 3
Porto 27 seasons Porto 1934–1935 4
Académica de Coimbra 26 seasons Coimbra 1949–1950 6
Vitória de Guimarães 17 seasons Guimarães 1958–1959 7
Atlético CP 15 seasons Lisbon 1959–1960 11
Barreirense 14 seasons Barreiro 1960–1961 Segunda Divisão
Sporting de Braga 13 seasons Braga 1957–1958 12
Sporting da Covilhã 12 seasons Covilhã 1958–1959 9
Lusitano de Évora 9 seasons Évora 1952–1953 10
CUF Barreiro 8 seasons Barreiro 1954–1955 5
Salgueiros 5 seasons Porto 1960–1961 Segunda Divisão
Leixões 4 seasons Matosinhos 1959–1960 8
[3]

Results

BF SP PT VG BL CUF AC LX SC AT LE SG SB BR
Benfica 1–0 2–0 4–0 4–2 4–1 4–1 4–1 8–0 7–2 5–0 8–1 7–1 3–0
Sporting 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 4–2 2–1 6–1 4–0
FC Porto 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 4–0 5–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 4–1
Vitória Guimarães 2–1 0–0 4–2 3–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–2 5–2 2–1 4–1 3–1
Belenenses 0–4 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 8–1 2–1 4–0
CUF 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 7–1 4–2 2–0 0–1
Académica 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–0
Leixões 0–3 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–2 1–0
Sporting Covilhã 1–3 0–3 1–3 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 1–5 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
Atlético 3–3 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–3 3–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2
Lusitano Évora 1–2 0–3 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 4–0 2–2 3–2 1–0
Salgueiros 0–2 1–7 1–2 2–3 3–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–0
Sporting Braga 0–4 1–3 0–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 5–1 5–3
Barreirense 0–1 3–1 1–4 1–2 3–4 0–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–4
[2][3]

Leading scorer

José Águas (Sport Lisboa e Benfica), a footballer of Angolan origin, was the top scorer of the season with 27 goals.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 José Águas Portugal S.L. Benfica 27
[1]

Promotion and relegation 1961–1962

Relegation to Segunda Divisão
Promotion to Primeira Divisão

Footnotes

External links

  • Portugal 1960-61 - RSSSF (Jorge Miguel Teixeira)
  • Portuguese League 1960/61 - footballzz.co.uk
  • Portugal - Table of Honor - Soccer Library
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