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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

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 2006–07 UEFA 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 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Braga 34 17 7 10 38 22 +16 58 2006–07 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 2006–07 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 2006–07 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 2006–07 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: 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 runners-up
  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[1] ACA BEL BEN BOA BRA EST GVI MAR NAC NAV 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 (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, 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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