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The 2004–05 Primeira Liga was the 71st edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 28 August 2004 with a match between Belenenses and Marítimo, and ended on 22 May 2005.

Primeira Liga
Season2004–05
ChampionsBenfica
31st title
RelegatedMoreirense
Estoril
Beira-Mar
Champions LeagueBenfica
Porto
Sporting CP
UEFA CupBraga
Vitória de Guimarães
Vitória de Setúbal
Matches played306
Goals scored711 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerLiédson (25 goals)
Biggest home winSporting CP 6–1 Boavista
(13 November 2004)
Biggest away win0–4 (3 times)
Highest scoringSporting CP 6–1 Boavista
(13 November 2004)

Benfica won their 31st league title, with 65 points, three points ahead of the defending champions Porto. The league was contested by 18 clubs, and was considered one of the most competitive seasons in recent years.

The first goal of the season was scored by Belenenses centre-back Rolando. The first red card of the season was given to Vitória de Setúbal's Bruno Ribeiro, and the first yellow was given to Belenenses' Juninho Petrolina in the opening match of the season. Benfica and Porto were both qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League group stage, and Sporting CP qualified for the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. At the bottom of the table, Moreirense, Estoril and Beira-Mar were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Liédson was the top scorer with 25 goals.

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Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to Liga de HonraEdit

Alverca, Paços de Ferreira, and Estrela da Amadora were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2003–04 season.

Teams promoted from Liga de HonraEdit

The other three teams were replaced by Estoril, Vitória de Setúbal, and Penafiel from the Liga de Honra.

TeamsEdit

Team summariesEdit

Location of teams in the '2004-05 Liga
Club Head Coach City Stadium 2003–2004 season
Académica de Coimbra   João Carlos Pereira Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 13th
Belenenses   Carlos Carvalhal Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 15th
Benfica   Giovanni Trapattoni Lisbon Estádio da Luz 2nd
Boavista   Jaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 8th
Braga   Jesualdo Ferreira Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga - AXA 5th
Estoril   Litos Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 1st in the Liga de Honra
Gil Vicente   Luís Campos Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12th
União de Leiria   Vítor Pontes Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 10th
Penafiel   Manuel Fernandes Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 3rd in the Liga de Honra
Marítimo   Manuel Cajuda Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 6th
Nacional   Casemiro Mior Funchal Estádio da Madeira 4th
Beira-Mar   Mick Wadsworth Aveiro Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 11th
Moreirense   Vítor Oliveira Guimarães Estádio do Moreirense 9th
Porto   Luigi Delneri Porto Estádio do Dragão 1st
Sporting CP   José Peseiro Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 3rd
Rio Ave   Carlos Brito Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 7th
Vitória de Guimarães   Manuel Machado Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 14th
Vitória de Setúbal   José Couceiro Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 2nd in the Liga de Honra

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manage Manner Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Porto   Luigi Delneri Sacked 7 August 2004[1]   Víctor Fernández 11 August 2004[2]
  Víctor Fernández Sacked 1 February 2005[3]   José Couceiro 1 February 2005[4]
Boavista   Jaime Pacheco Resigned 1 May 2005[5]   Pedro Barny 1 May 2005[5]
Team Outgoing manager Replaced by
Marítimo   Manuel Cajuda   Mariano Barreto
Vitória de Setúbal   José Couceiro   José Rachão
Penafiel   Manuel Fernandes   Luís Castro
Nacional   Casemiro Mior   João Carlos Pereira
Gil Vicente   Luís Campos   Ulisses Morais
Académica de Coimbra   João Carlos Pereira   Nelo Vingada
Moreirense   Vítor Oliveira   Jorge Jesus
Beira-Mar   Mick Wadsworth   Luís Campos
  Luís Campos   Augusto Inácio

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica (C) 34 19 8 7 51 31 +20 65 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Porto 34 17 11 6 39 26 +13 62
3 Sporting CP 34 18 7 9 66 36 +30 61 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Braga 34 16 10 8 45 28 +17 58 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
5 Vitória de Guimarães 34 15 9 10 38 29 +9 54
6 Boavista 34 13 11 10 39 43 −4 50
7 Marítimo 34 12 13 9 39 32 +7 49
8 Rio Ave 34 10 17 7 35 35 0 47
9 Belenenses 34 13 7 14 38 34 +4 46
10 Vitória de Setúbal 34 11 11 12 46 45 +1 44 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round[a]
11 Penafiel 34 13 4 17 39 53 −14 43
12 Nacional 34 12 5 17 46 48 −2 41
13 Gil Vicente 34 11 7 16 34 40 −6 40
14 Académica 34 9 11 14 29 41 −12 38
15 União de Leiria 34 8 14 12 29 36 −7 38 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
16 Moreirense (R) 34 7 13 14 30 43 −13 34 Relegation to 2005–06 Liga de Honra
17 Estoril Praia (R) 34 8 6 20 38 55 −17 30
18 Beira-Mar (R) 34 6 12 16 30 56 −26 30
Source: Foradejogo
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the UEFA Cup as Portuguese Cup winners

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEM BEL BEN BOA BRA ESP GVI MAR MOR NAC PEN POR RAV SCP ULE VGU VSE
Académica 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–4 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–2 3–3
Beira-Mar 0–0 3–3 2–3 1–0 1–4 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–1
Belenenses 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 3–0 5–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0
Benfica 3–0 0–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–0
Boavista 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–4 0–0 2–1 1–1
Braga 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–3
Estoril Praia 0–1 5–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–4 1–1 0–1 2–1
Gil Vicente 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–1
Marítimo 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–1
Moreirense 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–2
Nacional 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 3–2 0–3 1–0 1–3
Penafiel 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–3 1–4
Porto 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–1
Rio Ave 3–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0
Sporting CP 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 6–1 0–0 4–0 3–2 0–1 4–1 2–4 0–2 2–0 5–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
União de Leiria 1–2 5–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–2
Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–4 1–1 3–1
Vitória de Setúbal 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–4 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0

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 goal scorersEdit

AwardsEdit

Footballer of the YearEdit

The Footballer of the Year award was won by the Portuguese Ricardo Quaresma of Porto.

Portuguese Golden ShoeEdit

The Portuguese Golden Shoe award was won by the Brazilian Liédson of Sporting CP, scoring 25 goals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dragões confirmam rescisão com Del Neri" [Dragons confirm end of contract with Del Neri] (in Portuguese). Record. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Víctor Fernández apresentado oficialmente" [Víctor Fernández officially presented] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  3. ^ "SAD oficializa saída de Fernández" [SAD formalizes dismissal of Fernandez] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 February 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  4. ^ "José Couceiro apresentado às 18:00" [José Couceiro presented at 18:00] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 February 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Jaime Pacheco despediu-se" [Jaime Pacheco resigned] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 May 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2010.

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