2005–06 Primeira Liga

The 2005–06 Primeira Liga was the 72nd edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 19 August 2005 with a match between Sporting CP and Belenenses and ended on 7 May 2006. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Benfica as defending champions.

Primeira Liga
Season2005–06
ChampionsPorto
21st title
RelegatedGil Vicente
Rio Ave
Vitória de Guimarães
Penafiel
Champions LeaguePorto
Sporting CP
Benfica
UEFA CupBraga
Nacional
Vitória de Setúbal
Matches played306
Goals scored681 (2.23 per match)
Average goals/game2.23
Best PlayerRicardo Quaresma
Top goalscorerAlbert Meyong (17 goals)
Biggest home winBraga 5–0 Rio Ave
(17 February 2006)
Biggest away winMaritimo 0–6 Vitória de Setúbal
(20 November 2005)
Highest scoringUnião de Leiria 5–2 Rio Ave
(7 May 2006) [1]

Porto and Sporting CP were both qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League group stage, and Benfica qualified for the UEFA Champions League qualifying round; Braga, Nacional and Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the UEFA Cup 2006–07; in opposite, with the league dropping to 16 teams, four teams were relegated to the Liga de Honra; Gil Vicente, Rio Ave, Vitória de Guimarães and Penafiel. Meyong was the top scorer with 17 goals.

The season's first goal was scored by Rogério, who scored a 39th-minute goal for Sporting against Belenenses. The first yellow card of the season was given to Sporting's Fábio Rochemback in the opening game of the season, and the first red card was given to Benfica's João Pereira in his club's away draw against Académica de Coimbra.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to Liga de HonraEdit

Moreirense, Beira-Mar and Estoril were relegated to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2004–05 season.

Teams promoted from Liga de HonraEdit

The other three teams were replaced by Estrela da Amadora, Paços de Ferreira and Naval 1º de Maio from the Liga de Honra.

Location of teams in the '2005-06 Liga

Club informationEdit

Club Season's Last Head Coach City Stadium 2004-2005 season
Académica de Coimbra   Nelo Vingada Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 14th
Belenenses   Carlos Carvalhal Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 9th
Benfica   Ronald Koeman Lisbon Estádio da Luz 1st
Boavista   Carlos Brito Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 6th
Braga   Jesualdo Ferreira Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga - AXA 4th
Estrela da Amadora   Toni Conceição Amadora Estádio José Gomes 3rd in the Liga de Honra
Gil Vicente   Paulo Alves Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 13th
União de Leiria   Jorge Jesus Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 15th
Penafiel   Luís Castro Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 11th
Marítimo   Ulisses Morais Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 7th
Nacional   Manuel Machado Funchal Estádio da Madeira 12th
Naval 1° de Maio   Rogério Gonçalves Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Paços de Ferreira   José Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 1st in the Liga de Honra
Porto   Co Adriaanse Porto Estádio do Dragão 2nd
Sporting CP   Paulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 3rd
Rio Ave   João Eusébio Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 8th
Vitória de Guimarães   Vítor Pontes Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 5th
Vitória de Setúbal   Hélio Sousa Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 10th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 24 7 3 54 16 +38 79 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Sporting CP 34 22 6 6 50 24 +26 72
3 Benfica 34 20 7 7 51 29 +22 67 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Braga 34 17 7 10 38 22 +16 58 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
5 Nacional 34 14 10 10 40 32 +8 52
6 Boavista 34 12 14 8 37 29 +8 50
7 União de Leiria 34 13 8 13 44 42 +2 47
8 Vitória de Setúbal 34 14 4 16 28 33 −5 46 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[a]
9 Estrela da Amadora 34 12 9 13 31 33 −2 45
10 Marítimo 34 10 14 10 38 37 +1 44
11 Paços de Ferreira 34 11 9 14 38 49 −11 42
12 Gil Vicente (R) 34 11 7 16 37 42 −5 40 Relegation to Liga de Honra[b]
13 Académica 34 10 9 15 37 48 −11 39
14 Naval 1º de Maio 34 11 6 17 35 48 −13 39
15 Belenenses 34 11 6 17 40 42 −2 39
16 Rio Ave (R) 34 8 10 16 34 53 −19 34 Relegation to Liga de Honra
17 Vitória de Guimarães (R) 34 8 10 16 28 41 −13 34
18 Penafiel (R) 34 2 9 23 21 61 −40 15
Source: Foradejogo
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the UEFA Cup as Portuguese Cup winners
  2. ^ Gil Vicente fielded an ineligible player, Angolan forward Mateus. Due to this they lost the right to participate in the 2006–07 Primeira Liga which as a result meant Belenenses remained in the league

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACA BEL BEN BOA BRA EST GVI MAR NAV NAC PAÇ PEN POR RAV SCP ULE VGU VSE
Académica 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–0 0–1
Belenenses 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 5–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 3–1
Benfica 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 2–1 1–0
Boavista 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Braga 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 0–0 5–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
Estrela da Amadora 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0
Gil Vicente 4–3 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 5–0
Marítimo 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–0
Naval 1º de Maio 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–4 2–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–3
Nacional 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–2
Paços de Ferreira 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2
Penafiel 1–0 0–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1
Porto 5–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Rio Ave 1–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–0
Sporting CP 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
União de Leiria 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 5–2 0–1 1–0 0–2
Vitória de Guimarães 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 4–0
Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1
Source: Foradejogo (in Portuguese)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goal scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Goals Team
1   Albert Meyong 17 Belenenses
2   Nuno Gomes 15 Benfica
  Liédson Sporting CP
  João Tomás Braga
5   André Pinto 14 Nacional
6   Joeano 13 Académica de Coimbra
7   Marek Saganowski 12 Vitória de Guimarães
8   Alexandre 10 Nacional
  Lucho González Porto
  Gaúcho Rio Ave

AwardsEdit

Footballer of the YearEdit

The Footballer of the Year award was won by the Portuguese Ricardo Quaresma of Porto, for a second successive season.

Portuguese Golden ShoeEdit

The Portuguese Golden Shoe award was won by the Cameroonian Albert Meyong of Belenenses, scoring 17 goals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leiria 5 - 2 Rio Ave" [Leiria 5 - 2 Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). 7 May 2006. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2011.

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