1976–77 Primeira Divisão

The 1976–77 Primeira Divisão was the 43rd season of top-tier football in Portugal.

Primeira Liga
Season1976–77
ChampionsBenfica
23rd title
RelegatedBeira-Mar
Montijo
Leixões
Atlético CP
European CupBenfica
Cup Winners' CupF.C. Porto
UEFA CupSporting CP
Boavista
Matches played240
Goals scored616 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorerFernando Gomes (26 goals)

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 23 5 2 67 24 +43 51 Qualification to European Cup first round
2 Sporting CP 30 17 8 5 59 26 +33 42 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
3 Porto 30 18 5 7 72 27 +45 41 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
4 Boavista 30 13 8 9 41 33 +8 34 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
5 Académica 30 14 6 10 29 25 +4 34
6 Vitória de Setúbal 30 13 6 11 47 46 +1 32
7 Varzim 30 10 11 9 36 36 0 31
8 Braga 30 10 9 11 36 36 0 29
9 Vitória de Guimarães 30 10 6 14 39 38 +1 26
10 Belenenses 30 7 12 11 29 40 −11 26
11 Estoril 30 6 13 11 26 36 −10 25
12 Portimonense 30 8 9 13 34 46 −12 25
13 Beira-Mar (R) 30 7 9 14 33 57 −24 23 Relegation to Segunda Divisão
14 Montijo (R) 30 7 9 14 30 47 −17 23
15 Leixões (R) 30 4 15 11 15 31 −16 23
16 Atlético CP (R) 30 3 9 18 23 68 −45 15
Source: RSSSF[1] and footballzz.co.uk[2]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Porto qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as winners of the 1978 Taça de Portugal Final.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[3]
1   Fernando Gomes Porto 26
2   Nené Benfica 22
3   Manuel Fernandes Sporting 21
4   Mirobaldo Vitória de Setúbal 15
5   Salif Keïta Sporting 14
  Celso Pita Boavista
7   Horácio de Faria Varzim 13
  Joaquim Rocha Académica de Coimbra
  Tito Vitória de Guimarães
10   Jacinto João Vitória de Setúbal 12
  Chico Bolota Montijo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portugal 1976-77 - RSSSF (Jorge Miguel Teixeira)". RSSSF Archive. 2001. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  2. ^ "Portuguese League 1976/77 - footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  3. ^ "TheFinalBall Goalscorer statistics". TheFinalBall. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

External linksEdit