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2007–08 Primeira Liga


The 2007–08 Primeira Liga was the 74th edition of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It started on 17 August 2007 and ended on 11 May 2008, with the fixtures announced on 12 July 2007. Porto were the two-time defending champions, having won their 22nd title the previous season, and secured a third consecutive title for the second time in their history.

Porto and Sporting CP were both qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage; Benfica, Marítimo and Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Boavista and União de Leiria were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Lisandro López was the top scorer with 24 goals.

Promotion and relegation

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar were both consigned to Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2006–07.

Teams promoted from Liga de Honra

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar will be replaced by two promoted teams from the Liga de Honra. The first is Leixões, who clinched the second level title, and are returning to the 1st level since their last participation in 1989. The other was Vitória de Guimarães, who managed to return to the Liga after a brief spell in the Liga de Honra.

Club information

Location of teams in Madeira
Club Head Coach City Stadium 2006-2007 season
Académica de Coimbra Paciência, DomingosDomingos Paciência Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 13th
Belenenses Jorge Jesus Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 5th
Benfica Chalana, FernandoFernando Chalana Lisbon Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Estádio da Luz) 3rd
Boavista Pacheco, JaimeJaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 9th
Sporting de Braga Jorge Costa Braga Estádio AXA (Estádio Municipal de Braga) 4th
Estrela da Amadora Faquirá, DaútoDaúto Faquirá Amadora Estádio José Gomes 10th
União de Leiria Paulo Duarte Leiria Estádio Municipal de Leiria Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 7th
Leixões Carlos Brito Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 1st in the Liga de Honra
Marítimo Lazaroni, SebastiãoSebastião Lazaroni Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 12th
Nacional Jokanović, PredragPredrag Jokanović Funchal Estádio da Madeira 8th
Naval 1° de Maio Ulisses Morais Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 11th
Paços de Ferreira Mota, JoséJosé Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 6th
Porto Ferreira, JesualdoJesualdo Ferreira Porto Estádio do Dragão 1st
Sporting CP Bento, PauloPaulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 2nd
Vitória de Guimarães Cajuda, ManuelManuel Cajuda Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Vitória de Setúbal Carvalhal, CarlosCarlos Carvalhal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 14th

Managerial changes

Club Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Ref
Benfica Santos, FernandoFernando Santos 20 August 2007 Camacho, José AntonioJosé Antonio Camacho 20 August 2007 [1]
Académica de Coimbra Machado, ManuelManuel Machado 10 September 2007 Domingos Paciência 11 September 2007 [3]
Naval 1° de Maio Chaló, FranciscoFrancisco Chaló 16 September 2007 Ulisses Morais 4 October 2007 [5]
Benfica José Antonio Camacho 9 March 2008 Chalana 10 March 2008 [6]

League table

Qualification or relegation
1  (C) 30 24 3 3 60 13 +47 069*
2 30 16 7 7 46 28 +18 55
3 30 15 8 7 35 31 +4 53

4 30 13 13 4 45 21 +24 52

Updated to games played on 10 May 2008.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Porto were docked 6 points due to alleged bribery of referees in the 2003–04 season.[7]
**Belenenses were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.
***Boavista will be relegated to Liga de Honra for next season due to bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season.[7]
****Paços de Ferreira were originally relegated but will stay in the league due to Boavista being relegated over the bribery scandal.
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q)=Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

2007–08 BWINLIGA Winners

FC Porto
23rd Title



|- | style="text-align:right;" |Benfica

|- | style="text-align:right;" |Boavista

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|}Updated to games played on 11 May 2008.
Source: []
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
2Belenenses 0-3 Naval was awarded after Belenenses was punished for fielding ineligible player .

Season statistics



Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Lisandro López Porto 24
2 Óscar Cardozo Benfica 13
3 Weldon Belenenses 12
4 Wesley Paços de Ferreira 11
Liédson Sporting CP
Roland Linz Sporting de Braga
7 Marcelinho Naval 10
8 Lito Académica de Coimbra 9

Source: Footballzz[8]


Footballer of the Year

Name Team League Stats
Apps Goals
Lisandro López Porto 27 24

Monthly awards

SJPF Fair Play Award

Month Club
September Sporting CP

Source: (Portuguese)


External links

  • Calendar of the Portuguese League
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