1998–99 in Portuguese football

The 1998/99 season of the Portuguese First Division began on August 21 and ended on May 30. FC Porto became champions for the fifth time in a row.

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These teams were promoted from the Portuguese Second Division of Honour at the start of the season:

Relegated teamsEdit

These teams were relegated to the Portuguese Second Division of Honour at the end of the season:

Primeira DivisãoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 24 7 3 85 26 +59 79 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Boavista 34 20 11 3 57 29 +28 71 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Benfica 34 19 8 7 71 29 +42 65 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
4 Sporting CP 34 17 12 5 64 32 +32 63
5 Vitória de Setúbal 34 15 8 11 37 38 −1 53
6 União de Leiria 34 14 10 10 36 29 +7 52
7 Vitória de Guimarães 34 14 8 12 53 41 +12 50
8 Estrela da Amadora 34 11 12 11 33 40 −7 45
9 Braga 34 10 12 12 38 50 −12 42
10 Marítimo 34 10 11 13 44 45 −1 41
11 Farense 34 10 9 15 39 54 −15 39
12 Salgueiros 34 7 17 10 45 55 −10 38
13 Campomaiorense 34 10 7 17 41 51 −10 37
14 Alverca 34 8 11 15 36 50 −14 35
15 Rio Ave 34 8 11 15 26 47 −21 35
16 Beira-Mar (R) 34 6 15 13 36 53 −17 33
Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[a]
Relegation to Segunda Liga
17 Chaves (R) 34 5 10 19 39 70 −31 25 Relegation to Segunda Liga
18 Académica (R) 34 4 9 21 30 70 −40 21
Source: Primeira Divisão
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Beira-Mar qualified for the UEFA Cup as Portuguese Cup winners

CupEdit

The final of the Cup was surprisingly between two minnows, SC Beira-Mar – who had just been relegated – beating SC Campomaiorense 1–0, after the precocious elimination of all stronger clubs, with FC Porto and S.L. Benfica being eliminated in the round of 32 and Sporting CP in the round of 64.

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