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The 1971–72 Primeira Divisão was the 38th season of top-tier football in Portugal.

Primeira Liga
Season1971–72
ChampionsBenfica
19th title
Matches played240
Goals scored638 (2.66 per match)

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 16 teams, and S.L. Benfica won the championship.

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica (C) 30 26 3 1 81 16 +65 55 European Cup
2 Vitória de Setúbal 30 17 11 2 62 16 +46 45 UEFA Cup
3 Sporting 30 17 9 4 51 26 +25 43 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[a]
4 CUF Barreiro 30 12 13 5 43 28 +15 37 UEFA Cup
5 Porto 30 13 7 10 51 32 +19 33
6 Vitória de Guimarães 30 11 8 11 49 47 +2 30
7 Belenenses 30 11 7 12 35 33 +2 29
8 Barreirense 30 11 5 14 34 46 −12 27
9 Farense 30 9 7 14 34 48 −14 25
10 Atlético 30 8 9 13 35 52 −17 25
11 Boavista 30 7 10 13 28 46 −18 24
12 UFCI Tomar 30 9 5 16 25 42 −17 23
13 Beira-Mar 30 7 9 14 29 51 −22 23
14 Leixões 30 7 7 16 26 51 −25 21
15 Académica (R) 30 7 7 16 29 38 −9 21 Relegation to Segunda Divisão
16 Tirsense (R) 30 6 7 17 26 66 −40 19
Source: RSSSF[1] and footballzz.co.uk[2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sporting qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as runners-up of the 1972 Taça de Portugal Final, because Taça de Portugal winners, Benfica qualified for the European Cup.

Season statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portugal 1971-72 - RSSSF (Jorge Miguel Teixeira)". RSSSF Archive. 2001. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  2. ^ "Portuguese League 1971/72 - footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  3. ^ "TheFinalBall Goalscorer statistics". TheFinalBall. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

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