1987 Girabola

The 1987 Girabola was the ninth season of top-tier football competition in Angola. Atlético Petróleos de Luanda were the defending champions.

Girabola 1987
Season1987
(–)
ChampionsPetro Luanda
RelegatedDesp Chela
Progresso
União Bié
1988 African Cup of Champions ClubsPetro Luanda
(Girabola winner)
Matches played182
Top goalscorerMavó
(20 goals)
1986
1988

The league comprised 14 teams, the bottom three of which were relegated.

Petro de Luanda were crowned champions, winning their 4th title, and second in a row, while Desportivo da Chela, Progresso do Sambizanga and União Sport do Bié were relegated.

Mavango Kiala aka Mavó of Ferroviário da Huíla finished as the top scorer with 20 goals.

Changes from the 1986 seasonEdit

Relegated: Desportivo de Benguela, Inter da Lunda Sul, Leões de Luanda
Promoted: Dínamos do Kwanza Sul, Progresso do Sambizanga, União do Bié

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Petro de Luanda (C) 26 16 6 4 52 18 +34 38 Qualification for Champions Cup
2 Primeiro de Agosto 26 15 5 6 47 27 +20 35
3 Petro do Huambo 26 11 12 3 44 23 +21 34
4 Inter de Luanda[a] 26 11 10 5 43 36 +7 32
5 Ferroviário da Huíla 26 10 10 6 41 38 +3 30
6 FC de Cabinda 26 11 6 9 34 24 +10 28
7 Sagrada Esperança 26 9 7 10 34 29 +5 25
8 Primeiro de Maio 26 8 9 9 28 31 −3 25
9 TAAG[b] 26 6 11 9 35 41 −6 23
10 Dínamos do KS 26 8 7 11 23 36 −13 23
11 Mambroa[c] 26 6 10 10 27 37 −10 22
12 Progresso do Sambizanga (R) 26 9 4 13 37 44 −7 22 Relegation to Provincial stages
13 Desportivo da Chela[d] (R) 26 5 9 12 23 46 −23 19
14 União do Bié (R) 26 3 2 21 20 54 −34 8
Updated to match(es) played on 22 November 1987. Source: Girabola.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points; 7) Play-off.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Name later changed to Interclube
  2. ^ Name later reverted to its original ASA
  3. ^ Name later reverted to its original Benfica do Huambo
  4. ^ Name later reverted to its original Benfica do Lubango

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DCH TAG DIN FCC FER ILU MAM PET PHU PRI MAI PRO SAG UNB
Desportivo da Chela
Desportivo da Taag
Dínamos do K.S.
FC de Cabinda
Ferroviário da Huíla
Inter de Luanda
Mambroa
Petro de Luanda
Petro do Huambo
Primeiro de Agosto
Primeiro de Maio
Progresso do Sambizanga
Sagrada Esperança
União do Bié
Updated to match(es) played on 22 November 1987. Source: girabola.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorerEdit

  •   Mavango Kiala Mavó

ChampionsEdit

 1987 Girabola winner 
 
Atlético Petróleos de Luanda
4th title
Squad: Abel, Antoninho, Avelino, Balalau, Chico Afonso, Jesus, Lúcio, Ndongala, Nejó, Paulão, Quim Sebas, Rasgado, Saavedra, Sto António, Wilson
Head Coach: Antônio Clemente

External linksEdit