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The 1996–97 Primeira Divisão was the 63rd edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 1996 with a match between Benfica and Braga, and ended on 15 June 1997. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Porto as the defending champions.

Primeira Divisão
Season1996–97
ChampionsPorto
16th title
RelegatedEspinho
União de Leiria
Gil Vicente
Champions LeaguePorto (group stage)
Sporting CP (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' CupBoavista (first round)
UEFA CupBenfica (first round)
Braga (first round)
V. Guimarães (first round)
Matches played306
Goals scored721 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerMário Jardel (30 goals)
Biggest home winBoavista 7–0 Gil Vicente
(27 April 1997)
Biggest away winEspinho 0–5 Porto
(26 October 1996)
Highest scoring4–3
(3 times)
5–2
(2 times)

Porto won the league and qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Sporting CP, who qualified for the second round, Boavista qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and Benfica, Braga and V. Guimarães qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Espinho, União de Leiria and Gil Vicente were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Mário Jardel was the top scorer with 30 goals.

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Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to Liga de HonraEdit

Felgueiras, Campomaiorense and Tirsense, were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 1995-96 season.

Teams promoted from Liga de HonraEdit

The other three teams were replaced by Rio Ave, Vitória de Setúbal and Espinho from the Liga de Honra.

TeamsEdit

[1]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in Primeira Divisão 1996-97 (Madeira)
Team Head Coach City Stadium 1995–96 finish
Belenenses   Quinito Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 6th
Benfica   Paulo Autuori Lisbon Estádio da Luz 2nd
Boavista   Zoran Filipovic Porto Estádio do Bessa 4th
Braga   Manuel Cajuda Braga Estádio Primeiro de Maio 8th
Chaves   José Romão Chaves Estádio Municipal de Chaves 15th
Espinho   Zinho Espinho Estádio Comendador Manuel Violas 3rd in Divisão de Honra
Estrela da Amadora   Fernando Santos Amadora Estádio José Gomes 13th
Farense   Paco Fortes Faro Estádio de São Luís 10th
Gil Vicente   Bernardino Pedroto Barcelos Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo 11th
Leça   Rodolfo Reis Leça da Palmeira Estádio do Leça FC 14th
Marítimo   Marinho Peres Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 9th
Porto   António Oliveira Porto Estádio das Antas 1st
Rio Ave   Henrique Calisto Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 1st in Divisão de Honra
Salgueiros   Carlos Manuel Porto Estádio Engenheiro Vidal Pinheiro 12th
Sporting   Robert Waseige Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 3rd
União de Leiria   Vítor Manuel Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 7th
Vitória de Guimarães   Jaime Pacheco Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 5th
Vitória de Setúbal   Mário Reis Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 2nd in Divisão de Honra

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
União de Leiria   Vítor Manuel 20 October 1996 17th   Eurico Gomes 21 October 1996
Belenenses   Quinito 27 October 1996 15th   Vítor Manuel 28 October 1996
Marítimo   Marinho Peres 17 November 1996 12th   Manuel José 18 November 1996
Boavista   Zoran Filipovic 19 November 1996 10th   João Alves 20 November 1996
Gil Vicente   Bernardino Pedroto 1 December 1996 17th   Fernando Festas 2 December 1996
Sporting   Robert Waseige 12 December 1996 3rd   Octávio Machado 20 December 1996
Rio Ave   Henrique Calisto 22 December 1996 18th   Carlos Brito 23 December 1996
Boavista   João Alves 12 January 1997 10th   Mário Reis 27 January 1997
União de Leiria   Eurico Gomes 19 January 1997 16th   Quinito 20 January 1997
Benfica   Paulo Autuori 19 January 1997 2nd   Mário Wilson 20 January 1997
Marítimo   Manuel José 26 January 1997 12th   Rui Vieira 27 January 1997
Benfica   Mário Wilson 26 January 1997 3rd   Manuel José 27 January 1997
Vitória de Setúbal   Mário Reis 26 January 1997 7th   Mourinho Félix 27 January 1997
Marítimo   Rui Vieira 16 February 1997 11th   Augusto Inácio 17 February 1997
Vitória de Setúbal   Mourinho Félix 10 March 1997 11th   Manuel Fernandes 11 March 1997
Gil Vicente   Fernando Festas 23 March 1997 18th   José Marconi 24 March 1997
Espinho   Zinho 11 May 1996 16th   Edmundo Duarte 12 May 1996

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 27 4 3 80 24 +56 85 1997–98 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Sporting CP 34 22 6 6 55 19 +36 72 1997–98 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Benfica 34 17 7 10 49 30 +19 58 1997–98 UEFA Cup First round
4 Braga 34 15 10 9 39 40 −1 55
5 Vitória de Guimarães 34 15 8 11 51 46 +5 53
6 Salgueiros 34 14 10 10 49 48 +1 52
7 Boavista 34 12 13 9 62 39 +23 49 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round[a]
8 Marítimo 34 13 8 13 39 38 +1 47
9 Estrela da Amadora 34 12 11 11 39 38 +1 47
10 Chaves 34 12 10 12 39 45 −6 46
11 Farense 34 10 12 12 34 34 0 42
12 Vitória de Setúbal 34 10 10 14 38 42 −4 40
13 Belenenses 34 10 10 14 37 50 −13 40
14 Leça 34 9 9 16 33 42 −9 36
15 Rio Ave 34 8 11 15 35 42 −7 35
16 Espinho (R) 34 9 6 19 27 56 −29 33 Relegation to 1997–98 Segunda Divisão de Honra
17 União de Leiria (R) 34 8 6 20 25 53 −28 30
18 Gil Vicente (R) 34 4 7 23 29 74 −45 19
Source: Primeira Divisão
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Boavista qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Portuguese Cup winners

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] BEL BEN BOA BRA CHA ESP EST FAR GVI LEÇ MAR POR RAV SAL SCP ULE VGU VSE
Belenenses 1–0 2–4 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1
Benfica 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–4 1–0 1–0 0–2 5–1
Boavista 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 7–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–0
Braga 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1
Chaves 2–2 3–1 2–1 5–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–1
Espinho 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–5 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–4 0–3
Estrela da Amadora 2–2 1–1 2–5 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0
Farense 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–1
Gil Vicente 1–2 0–3 2–4 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 3–4 1–1 0–0
Leça 3–2 1–5 1–3 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–4 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–2
Marítimo 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 6–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–2
Porto 2–1 3–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2
Rio Ave 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–4 3–1 1–1 1–0
Salgueiros 1–2 0–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 5–0 3–3 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–3 3–0 0–0 3–2
Sporting CP 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–1 2–1
União de Leiria 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 0–0
Vitória de Guimarães 1–0 1–0 0–4 0–0 4–1 2–4 3–1 3–2 4–2 3–0 0–1 0–4 2–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 3–0
Vitória de Setúbal 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 4–0

Source: Foradejogo ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Mário Jardel Porto 30
2   Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Boavista 20
3   Gaúcho Estrela da Amadora 16
4   Constantino Jardim Leça 15
  Nuno Gomes Boavista
6   Karoglan Braga 14
7   Gilmar Vitória de Guimarães 13
8   Edmilson Marítimo 12
9   Edmilson Porto 11
10   Marcos Severo Salgueiros 10

Source: Footballzz[2]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Teams". Footballzz.
  2. ^ "Primeira Divisão 1996-97 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 22 May 2015.

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