1934–35 Campeonato da Liga

The 1934–35 Campeonato da Liga season was the first season of top-tier football in Portugal. Although that, the most important national competition (in a knock-out cup format) was still called Portuguese Championship, until 1938, the competition was considered not very competitive with a reduced number of matches played by each team. So a new competition, in round-robin format was created ind 1934, with 8 clubs. Although at time the winner of the Portuguese Championship was considered the National Champion, later, the winner of Campeonato da Liga 1934–35 would be considered the first National Champion.[1][2]

Primeira Liga
Season1934–35
ChampionsPorto
1st title
Matches played56
Goals scored258 (4.61 per match)
Biggest home winPorto 7-0 Académico do Porto
Belenenses 7-0 Académico do Porto
Biggest away winAcadémica de Coimbra 0-6 Sporting CP
Highest scoringPorto 7-4 União Lisboa

OverviewEdit

Location of teams in the 1934–35 Liga

For the tournament, there were invited 8 clubs from the 4 major Portuguese District Football Associations: 4 teams from Lisbon FA, 2 from Porto FA, 1 from Setúbal FA and 1 from Coimbra FA. F.C. Porto won the championship. There were no relegations or promotions, since qualification was based on the results of the Regional Championships.[3]

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Porto (C) 14 10 2 2 43 19 +24 22
2 Sporting CP 14 8 4 2 39 20 +19 20
3 Benfica 14 8 3 3 41 23 +18 19
4 Belenenses 14 8 2 4 45 20 +25 18
5 Vitória de Setúbal 14 7 2 5 26 24 +2 16
6 União Lisboa 14 3 2 9 30 49 −19 8
7 Académico 14 2 2 10 20 54 −34 6
8 Académica 14 1 1 12 14 49 −35 3
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "O FC Porto venceria o jogo após prolongamento (3x1), sagrando-se o primeiro campeão de Portugal". zerozero,pt. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Portuguese FA confirms Sporting has only 18 national titles". observador,pt. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.record.xl.pt/Arquivo/interior.aspx?content_id=9114