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The 2002–03 Primeira Liga was the 69th edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 2002 with a match between Varzim and Paços de Ferreira, and ended on 1 June 2003. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Sporting CP as the defending champions.

Primeira Liga
Season2002–03
ChampionsPorto
19th title
RelegatedVarzim
Santa Clara
Setúbal
Champions LeaguePorto (group stage)
Benfica (third qualifying round)
UEFA CupSporting CP (first round)
Leiria (qualifying round)
Matches played306
Goals scored806 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerFary (18 goals)
Biggest home winBenfica 7–0 Paços de Ferreira
(10 November 2002)
Biggest away winMarítimo 0–5 Setúbal
(22 September 2002)
Highest scoring5–3
(2 times)
6–2
(1 time)

Porto won the league and qualified for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Benfica, who qualified for the third round. Sporting and União de Leiria qualified for the 2003–04 UEFA Cup. In opposite, Varzim, Santa Clara and Vitória de Setúbal were relegated to the Segunda Liga. Faye Fary was the top scorer with 18 goals.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to Segunda LigaEdit

Salgueiros, Farense and Alverca, were consigned to the Segunda Liga following their final classification in 2001–02 season.

Teams promoted from Segunda LigaEdit

The other three teams were replaced by Moreirense, Académica and Nacional from the Segunda Liga.

TeamsEdit

[1]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in Madeira
Location of teams in Azores
Team Head Coach City Stadium 2001–02 finish
Académica de Coimbra   João Alves Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 2nd in Segunda Liga
Beira-Mar   António Sousa Aveiro Estádio Mário Duarte 11th
Belenenses   Marinho Peres Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 5th
Benfica   Jesualdo Ferreira Lisbon Estádio Nacional 4th
Boavista   Jaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa 2nd
Braga   Castro Santos Braga Estádio Primeiro de Maio 10th
Marítimo   Nelo Vingada Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 11th
Moreirense   Manuel Machado Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos 1st in Segunda Liga
Nacional   José Peseiro Funchal Estádio da Madeira 3rd in Segunda Liga
Paços de Ferreira   José Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 8th
Porto   José Mourinho Porto Estádio das Antas 3rd
Gil Vicente   Vítor Oliveira Barcelos Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo 12th
Santa Clara   Manuel Fernandes Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 14th
Sporting CP   László Bölöni Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 1st
União de Leiria   Manuel Cajuda Leiria Estádio Municipal da Marinha Grande 7th
Varzim   José Alberto Costa Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim Sport Club 15th
Vitória de Guimarães   Augusto Inácio Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 9th
Vitória de Setúbal   Luís Campos Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 13th

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Académica de Coimbra   João Alves 26 October 2002 18th   Artur Jorge 26 October 2002
Santa Clara   Manuel Fernandes 17 November 2002 16th   Carlos Alberto Silva 18 November 2002
Benfica   Jesualdo Ferreira 24 November 2002 3rd   Fernando Chalana 25 November 2002
Benfica   Fernando Chalana 1 December 2002 3rd   Camacho 2 December 2002
Vitória de Setúbal   Luís Campos 3 February 2003 16th   Diamantino Miranda 4 February 2003
Belenenses   Marinho Peres 9 February 2003 10th   Manuel José 10 February 2003
Varzim   José Alberto Costa 8 March 2003 10th   Luís Campos 9 March 2003
Vitória de Setúbal   Diamantino Miranda 9 March 2003 17th   Carlos Cardoso 10 March 2003
Braga   Castro Santos 6 April 2003 14th   Jesualdo Ferreira 20 April 2003

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 27 5 2 73 26 +47 86 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 34 23 6 5 74 27 +47 75 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sporting CP 34 17 8 9 52 38 +14 59 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
4 Vitória de Guimarães 34 14 8 12 47 46 +1 50
5 União de Leiria 34 13 10 11 49 47 +2 49 2003–04 UEFA Cup Qualifying round[a]
6 Paços de Ferreira 34 12 9 13 40 47 −7 45
7 Marítimo 34 13 5 16 36 48 −12 44
8 Gil Vicente 34 13 5 16 42 53 −11 44
9 Belenenses 34 11 10 13 47 48 −1 43
10 Boavista 34 10 13 11 32 31 +1 43
11 Nacional 34 9 13 12 40 46 −6 40
12 Moreirense 34 9 12 13 42 46 −4 39
13 Beira-Mar 34 10 9 15 43 50 −7 39
14 Braga 34 8 14 12 34 47 −13 38
15 Académica 34 8 13 13 38 48 −10 37
16 Varzim (R) 34 10 6 18 38 51 −13 36 Relegation to 2003–04 Segunda Liga
17 Santa Clara (R) 34 8 11 15 39 54 −15 35
18 Vitória de Setúbal (R) 34 6 13 15 40 53 −13 31
Source: Primeira Liga
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Leiria qualified for the UEFA Cup as Portuguese Cup runners-up

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEM BEL BEN BOA BRA GVI MAR MOR NAC PAÇ POR STC SCP ULE VAR VGU VSE
Académica 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–1
Beira-Mar 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–3 2–2 5–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 5–3
Belenenses 2–0 3–2 2–4 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–1 1–0 0–0
Benfica 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 7–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–0 1–1
Boavista 4–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0
Braga 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–0
Gil Vicente 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–5 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–1
Marítimo 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–5
Moreirense 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2
Nacional 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1
Paços de Ferreira 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–2
Porto 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 5–2 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 3–0
Santa Clara 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–0
Sporting CP 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–4
União de Leiria 0–0 1–0 1–4 0–3 1–0 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–1
Varzim 0–3 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–2
Vitória de Guimarães 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 5–0 1–3 1–2 2–3 1–0
Vitória de Setúbal 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–6 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2

Source: Foradejogo (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   Faye Fary Beira-Mar 18
2   Simão Benfica 18
3   Adriano Nacional 16
4   Gaúcho Marítimo 15
5   Hélder Postiga Porto 13
  Tiago Benfica
7   Maciel União de Leiria 12
  José Barroso Braga
9   Paulo Alves Gil Vicente 11
  Mário Jardel Sporting
  Dário Académica
  Ricardo Sousa Beira-Mar

Source: Footballzz[2][3]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Teams". Footballzz.
  2. ^ "Primeira Liga 2002-03 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics at Futebol365". Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2011-12-11.

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