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The 1997–98 Primeira Divisão was the 64th edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 1997 with a match between Varzim and Porto, and ended on 17 May 1998. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Porto as the defending champions.

Primeira Divisão
Season1997–98
ChampionsPorto
17th title
RelegatedLeça
Varzim
Belenenses
Champions LeaguePorto (group stage)
Benfica (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' CupBraga (first round)
UEFA CupV. Guimarães (first round)
Sporting CP (first round)
Marítimo (first round)
Intertoto CupEstrela da Amadora (third round)
Matches played306
Goals scored770 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorerMário Jardel (26 goals)
Biggest home winBenfica 7–1 Leça
(17 May 1998)
Biggest away win0–4
(3 times)
Highest scoringPorto 7–2 Salgueiros
(10 May 1998)

Porto won the league and qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Benfica, who qualified for the second round. Braga qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and V. Guimarães, Sporting CP and Marítimo qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Leça, Varzim and Belenenses were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Mário Jardel was the top scorer with 26 goals.

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Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to Liga de HonraEdit

Espinho, União de Leiria and Gil Vicente, were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 1996-97 season.

Teams promoted from Liga de HonraEdit

The other three teams were replaced by Campomaiorense, Varzim and Académica from the Liga de Honra.

TeamsEdit

[1]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in Primeira Divisão 1997-98 (Madeira)
Team Head Coach City Stadium 1996–97 finish
Académica   Henrique Calisto Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 3rd in Divisão de Honra
Belenenses   Mladenov Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 13th
Benfica   Manuel José Lisbon Estádio da Luz 3rd
Boavista   Mário Reis Porto Estádio do Bessa 7th
Braga   Castro Santos Braga Estádio Primeiro de Maio 4th
Campomaiorense   Bernardino Pedroto Campo Maior Estádio Capitão Cesar Correia 1st in Divisão de Honra
Chaves   José Romão Chaves Estádio Municipal de Chaves 10th
Estrela da Amadora   Fernando Santos Amadora Estádio José Gomes 9th
Farense   Paco Fortes Faro Estádio de São Luís 11th
Leça   Rodolfo Reis Leça da Palmeira Estádio do Leça FC 14th
Marítimo   Augusto Inácio Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 8th
Porto   António Oliveira Porto Estádio das Antas 1st
Rio Ave   Carlos Brito Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 15th
Salgueiros   Carlos Manuel Porto Estádio Engenheiro Vidal Pinheiro 6th
Sporting   Octávio Machado Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 2nd
Varzim   Horácio Gonçalves Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim Sport Club 2nd in Divisão de Honra
Vitória de Guimarães   Jaime Pacheco Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 5th
Vitória de Setúbal   Manuel Fernandes Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 12th

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Benfica   Manuel José 20 September 1997 11th   Mário Wilson 21 September 1997
Leça   Rodolfo Reis 28 September 1997 16th   Vítor Manuel 29 September 1997
Belenenses   Mladenov 5 October 1997 17th   Manuel Cajuda 6 October 1997
Campomaiorense   Bernardino Pedroto 19 October 1997 17th   João Alves 20 October 1997
Benfica   Mário Wilson 1 November 1997 5th   Graeme Souness 2 November 1997
Sporting   Octávio Machado 1 November 1997 4th   Francisco Vital 2 November 1997
Vitória de Guimarães   Jaime Pacheco 2 November 1997 3rd   Quinito 3 November 1997
Chaves   José Romão 9 November 1997 18th   Manuel Correia 10 November 1997
Vitória de Setúbal   Manuel Fernandes 9 November 1997 14th   Barrios 10 November 1997
Sporting   Francisco Vital 6 December 1997 5th   Vicente Cantatore 7 December 1997
Boavista   Mário Reis 12 December 1997 15th   Jaime Pacheco 13 December 1997
Salgueiros   Carlos Manuel 20 December 1997 6th   Dito 21 December 1997
Sporting   Vicente Cantatore 21 December 1997 5th   Carlos Manuel 22 December 1997
Académica Coimbra   Henrique Calisto 31 January 1997 15th   José Romão 15 February 1998
Chaves   Manuel Correia 11 January 1998 17th   Álvaro Magalhães 12 January 1998
Braga   Castro Santos 19 January 1998 10th   Alberto Pazos 20 January 1998
Varzim   Horácio Gonçalves 22 March 1998 16th   António Miranda 23 March 1998
Vitória de Setúbal   Barrios 5 April 1998 13th   Carlos Cardoso 6 April 1998

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 24 5 5 75 38 +37 77 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 34 20 8 6 62 29 +33 68 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Vitória de Guimarães 34 17 8 9 42 25 +17 59 1998–99 UEFA Cup First round
4 Sporting CP 34 15 11 8 45 33 +12 56
5 Marítimo 34 16 8 10 44 35 +9 56
6 Boavista 34 15 10 9 54 31 +23 55
7 Estrela da Amadora 34 14 8 12 42 41 +1 50 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Salgueiros 34 13 10 11 48 44 +4 49
9 Rio Ave 34 12 10 12 43 43 0 46
10 Braga 34 11 12 11 48 49 −1 45 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round[a]
11 Campomaiorense 34 11 7 16 53 58 −5 40
12 Leça (R) 34 10 8 16 29 52 −23 38 Relegation to 1998–99 Segunda Divisão de Honra[b]
13 Vitória de Setúbal 34 10 7 17 38 43 −5 37
14 Farense 34 8 13 13 41 50 −9 37
15 Académica 34 8 12 14 27 41 −14 36
16 Chaves 34 10 5 19 31 55 −24 35
17 Varzim (R) 34 6 11 17 26 51 −25 29 Relegation to 1998–99 Segunda Divisão de Honra
18 Belenenses (R) 34 5 9 20 22 52 −30 24
Source: Primeira Divisão
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Braga qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Portuguese Cup runners-up
  2. ^ Leça was demoted administratively

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEL BEN BOA BRA CPM CHA EST FAR LEÇ MAR POR RAV SAL SCP VAR VGU VSE
Académica 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0
Belenenses 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–4 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–0 1–0
Benfica 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 7–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–0
Boavista 6–0 4–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–4 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1
Braga 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–2
Campomaiorense 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 5–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–5 1–1 2–3 2–1
Chaves 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–2 1–3
Estrela da Amadora 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0
Farense 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
Leça 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–3
Marítimo 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–4 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0
Porto 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 3–0 3–1 4–0 5–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 7–2 1–1 4–3 1–0 1–0
Rio Ave 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–0
Salgueiros 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 5–2 2–0 2–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–3 5–1 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–1
Sporting CP 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1
Varzim 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–0
Vitória de Guimarães 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 5–0 2–1
Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 5–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–0

Source: Foradejogo (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 26
2   Nuno Gomes Benfica 18
3   Ayew Boavista 16
4   Isaías Campomaiorense 14
  Karoglan Braga
6   Nandinho Salgueirs 13
7   Gilmar Vitória de Guimarães 12
  Constantino Jardim Leça
  Artur Jorge Vicente Braga
10   Vali Gasimov Vitória de Setúbal 11
  Alex Bunbury Marítimo

Source: Footballzz[2]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Teams". Footballzz.
  2. ^ "Primeira Divisão 1997-98 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 22 May 2015.

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