Primeira Liga

CountryPortugalPortugal
Season2023

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga Portugal Bwin for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football division of the Portuguese football league system. It is organized by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP), a governing body that manages professional football competitions in Portugal.

Established in 1934, the Primeira Liga has been the pinnacle of Portuguese football, showcasing the country's finest talent. The league is contested by 18 teams, with the season typically running from August to May. The format of the competition involves a double round-robin system, where each team plays every other team twice, once at home and once away.

The Primeira Liga has been dominated by the "Big Three" clubs - S.L. Benfica, F.C. Porto, and Sporting CP - who have won the majority of the championships. These clubs have a massive following and have produced some of the world's best players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, and Eusébio.

The league's international reputation has grown over the years, with its clubs regularly competing in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. The Primeira Liga is currently ranked 6th in Europe according to UEFA's league coefficient, which is based on the performance of clubs in European competitions.

Promotion and relegation are integral parts of the Primeira Liga. The two lowest-placed teams are relegated to the Liga Portugal 2, the second tier of Portuguese football, and are replaced by the top two teams from that division. This system ensures a constant cycle of teams and maintains a competitive edge to the league.

The Primeira Liga has been a launching pad for many successful football careers. It has been the starting point for numerous Portuguese players who have gone on to achieve international acclaim, as well as attracting top talent from around the globe.

The league has also been instrumental in the development of Portuguese football overall, contributing significantly to the national team's success, including their victory in the 2016 UEFA European Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League.

The Primeira Liga is more than just a football league; it is a symbol of national pride and a testament to Portugal's passion for the beautiful game. Despite its relatively small size compared to other European leagues, the Primeira Liga's influence and impact on global football are undeniable.

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Primeira Liga Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Primeira Liga in 2023

Player Team Goals
sporting-cp 22
sc-braga 19
arouca 16
chaves 13
sporting-cp 12
benfica 12
arouca 12
fc-porto 11
guimaraes 10
guimaraes 10

Primeira Liga standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sporting CP players, news and schedule Sporting CP 27 23 2 2 79 27 52 71
2 Benfica players, news and schedule Benfica 28 21 4 3 62 23 39 67
3 FC Porto players, news and schedule FC Porto 27 18 4 5 50 19 31 58
4 SC Braga players, news and schedule SC Braga 28 17 5 6 60 40 20 56
5 Guimaraes players, news and schedule Guimaraes 27 16 5 6 42 27 15 53
6 Moreirense players, news and schedule Moreirense 27 12 6 9 28 28 0 42
7 Arouca players, news and schedule Arouca 28 12 4 12 48 38 10 40
8 Famalicao players, news and schedule Famalicao 27 8 10 9 29 33 -4 34
9 Casa Pia players, news and schedule Casa Pia 27 8 6 13 27 39 -12 30
10 Farense players, news and schedule Farense 28 8 6 14 37 40 -3 30
11 Rio Ave players, news and schedule Rio Ave 28 5 14 9 29 35 -6 29
12 Boavista players, news and schedule Boavista 28 7 8 13 33 53 -20 29
13 GIL Vicente players, news and schedule GIL Vicente 28 7 7 14 36 44 -8 28
14 Estoril players, news and schedule Estoril 27 8 4 15 43 49 -6 28
15 Estrela players, news and schedule Estrela 27 6 8 13 27 41 -14 26
16 Portimonense players, news and schedule Portimonense 28 7 5 16 30 60 -30 26
17 Vizela players, news and schedule Vizela 28 4 9 15 28 59 -31 21
18 Chaves players, news and schedule Chaves 28 4 7 17 27 60 -33 19

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 136/200 68%
Over/Under 35/46 76%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%