2005–06 in Portuguese football

The 2005–06 season in Portuguese football saw Porto, led by Co Adriaanse, clinch their 21st title and win the Taça de Portugal. Sporting CP secured second place, which gives them a direct entrance into next season's UEFA Champions League. Benfica had a disappointing season, although they returned to the spotlight of European football with a good run in the Champions League, reaching the quarter-finals.

Braga and Nacional challenged Sporting CP, Benfica and Porto for a major part of the season. Nacional, in particular, broke up "Big Three" for most of the season, defeating Sporting 2–1 at home in a memorable victory before ultimately falling away towards the end of the season. Braga finished the season in fourth place and Nacional finished fifth in the table after having slipped all the way to seventh at one point. Two famous Portuguese clubs, Vitória de Guimarães and Belenenses, were relegated.

Also of note was the suspension of Benfica midfielder Nuno Assis after testing positive for a banned substance in a league match [1]. This positive test has been challenged very aggressively by Benfica's management, as the tests seem to have failed to follow proper procedures [2], as 72 hours passed between the collection of the sample and the tests.

Early in the season, Benfica won the SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira in a match against previous cup winner Vitória de Setúbal.

In European club competitions, Benfica reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after eliminating Manchester United in the group phase and title-holders Liverpool in the last-32, only to be eliminated in the quarter-finals by eventual Champions Barcelona. Meanwhile, Porto had a relatively poor European season, failing to qualify through the group stage and finishing fourth in their group, missing out in a spot in the 2005–06 UEFA Cup final phase. Sporting was eliminated in the third qualifying round of the Champions League by Udinese and, after demotion to qualification for the UEFA Cup, was eliminated at the hands of Halmstads BK. All Portuguese teams failed to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Cup save for Vitória de Guimarães, which surpassed Wisła Kraków but failed to progress past the group stages.

In international football, the Portugal national team secured a place in Germany's 2006 FIFA World Cup, where they were grouped alongside Mexico, Iran and newcomer Angola.

HonoursEdit

Competition Winner
Liga Porto
Taça de Portugal Porto
Portuguese SuperCup Benfica
Liga de Honra Beira-Mar
Second Division Trofense (A)
Lousada (B)
Oliveirense (C)
Olivais e Moscavide (D)
Third Division Maria da Fonte (A)
Vila Meã (B)
União Lamas (C)
Eléctrico(D)
Atlético CP (E)
Estrela (F)
Lusitânia (Azores)

LigaEdit

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These teams were promoted from the Liga de Honra at the start of the season:

Final standingsEdit

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 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

UEFA competitions and relegationsEdit

These teams were qualified for the UEFA competitions of 2006-07:

These teams were relegated to the League of Honour at the end of the season:

The SuperLiga will be reduced from 18 to 16 teams for 2006–07. To accommodate this, four teams were relegated from the SuperLiga, with only two promoted from the Liga da Honra.

Top scorersEdit

UEFA competitionsEdit

Sporting CPEdit

UEFA Champions League third qualifying round

1st leg 10 August 2005 Sporting CP 0–1 Udinese
2nd leg 23 August 2005 Udinese 3–2 Sporting CP

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 15 September 2005 Halmstad BK 1–2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
2nd leg 29 September 2005 Sporting CP 2–3 Halmstad BK
(a.e.t.)

PortoEdit

UEFA Champions League group H

Match One 13 September 2005 Rangers 3–2 Porto
Match Two 28 September 2005 Porto 2–3 Artmedia Bratislava
Match Three 19 October 2005 Porto 2–0 Internazionale
Match Four 1 November 2005 Internazionale 2–1 Porto
Match Five 23 November 2005 Porto 1–1 Rangers
Match Six 6 December 2005 Artmedia Bratislava 0–0 Porto

BenficaEdit

UEFA Champions League group D

Match One 14 September 2005 Benfica 1–0 Lille
Match Two 27 September 2005 Manchester United 2–1 Benfica
Match Three 18 October 2005 Villarreal 1–1 Benfica
Match Four 2 November 2005 Benfica 0–1 Villarreal
Match Five 22 November 2005 Lille 0–0 Benfica
Match Six 7 December 2005 Benfica 2–1 Manchester United

UEFA Champions League first knockout round

1st leg 21 February 2006 Benfica 1–0 Liverpool
2nd leg 8 March 2006 Liverpool 0–2 Benfica

UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

1st leg 28 March 2006 Benfica 0–0 Barcelona
2nd leg 5 April 2006 Barcelona 2–0 Benfica

BragaEdit

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 15 September 2005 Red Star Belgrade 0–0 Braga
2nd leg 29 September 2005 Braga 1–1 Red Star Belgrade

Vitória de SetúbalEdit

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 15 September 2005 Vitória de Setúbal 1–1 Sampdoria
2nd leg 29 September 2005 Sampdoria 1–0 Vitória de Setúbal

Vitória de GuimarãesEdit

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 15 September 2005 Vitória de Guimarães 3–0 Wisła Kraków
2nd leg 29 September 2005 Wisła Kraków 0–1 Vitória de Guimarães

UEFA Cup group H

Match One 20 October 2005 Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–1 Vitória de Guimarães
Match Three 24 November 2005 Vitória de Guimarães 1–1 Bolton Wanderers
Match Four 1 December 2005 Sevilla 3–1 Vitória de Guimarães
Match Five 14 December 2005 Vitória de Guimarães 1–3 Beşiktaş

Cup of PortugalEdit

Porto won their 17th Portuguese Cup after beating Vitória de Setúbal) 1–0 on 14 May 2006.

Round of 16 to FinalEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
            
1 Marítimo 3
3 Vila Meã 0
1 Marítimo 1 (1)
1 Porto (a.e.t.) 1 (2)
1 Porto -
- bye -
1 Porto (PEN) 1 (5)
1 Sporting CP 1 (4)
2 Desportivo das Aves 1
1 Académica 2
1 Académica 0
1 Sporting CP 2
1 Sporting CP 2
2B Paredes 1
1 Porto 1
1 Vitória de Setúbal 0
2B Lixa 0
1 Vitória de Setúbal 2
1 Vitória de Setúbal (aet) 1 (2)
1 Boavista 1 (1)
1 Estrela da Amadora 0
1 Boavista 1
1 Vitória de Setúbal (PEN) 1 (3)
1 Vitória de Guimarães 1 (2)
1 Benfica (pen.) 0 (5)
1 Nacional 0 (3)
1 Benfica 0
1 Vitória de Guimarães 1
1 Vitória de Guimarães 2
2B Oliveirense 0

Liga de HonraEdit

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These teams were relegated from the Primeira Liga at the start of the season:

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

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Beira-Mar (C, P) 34 18 14 2 45 18 +27 68 Promotion to Primeira Liga
2 Desportivo das Aves (P) 34 18 10 6 47 30 +17 64
3 Leixões 34 17 11 6 47 19 +28 62
4 Varzim 34 13 13 8 47 39 +8 52
5 Olhanense 34 13 13 8 41 28 +13 52
6 Santa Clara 34 13 12 9 45 32 +13 51
7 Gondomar 34 14 9 11 56 41 +15 51
8 Chaves 34 13 11 10 40 36 +4 50
9 Estoril 34 11 12 11 44 43 +1 45
10 Feirense 34 12 8 14 44 44 0 44
11 Vizela 34 11 11 12 42 48 −6 44
12 Portimonense 34 10 13 11 36 36 0 43
13 Moreirense 34 11 9 14 36 37 −1 42
14 Sporting da Covilhã (R) 34 10 12 12 37 42 −5 42 Relegation to Segunda Divisão
15 Barreirense (R) 34 8 11 15 31 41 −10 35
16 Marco (R) 34 7 8 19 32 63 −31 29
17 Ovarense (R) 34 6 7 21 36 72 −36 25
18 Maia (R) 34 6 6 22 30 67 −37 24
Source: [1]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Promotions and relegationsEdit

These teams were promoted to the Liga betandwin.com at the end of the season:

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

Top scorersEdit

Only players with at least 10 goals

Place Scorer Goals Team
1.   Cássio 20 Maia/Chaves
  Nuno Sousa Gondomar
3.   Bock 19 Vizela
4.   Fumo 14 Gondomar
5.   Cícero 13 Varzim
  Roma Beira-Mar
7.   Nei 12 Moreirense
  Djalmir Feirense
9.   Ricardo Silva 11 Olhanense
10.   Basílio Almeida 10 Santa Clara
  Brasília Leixões

Second DivisionEdit

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The organization of the Second Division was changed for the 2005-06 season. The name was changed from Second Division B to Second Division, and the Northern, Central and Southern zones were abolished to be replaced by another geographical scheme with 4 alphabetically named series.

Only one team was relegated from the League of Honour at the start of the season:

16th placed Gondomar and 17th placed Chaves that would normally be relegated to the Second Division, were allowed to play again in the League of Honour, since 11th placed Felgueiras and 13th placed Alverca closed their football sections.

These teams were promoted from the Third Division at the start of the season:

At the end of the 2004-05 season, the winner of the Third Division Serie Azores had to a playoff with the worst placed Azorean team in the Second Division B Southern Zone. 13th placed SC Lusitânia lost the first leg 1-2 to Serie Azores champions FC Madalena, but won the second leg 1-0. Because the Portuguese system doesn't apply the away goal rule, the teams went to penalties, in which Madalena won 5-4.

Meanwhile, Académico de Viseu, that was scheduled to play in the 2005-06 season in the Second Division Series C, decided to quit early in the season, and was accordingly relegated to the district championships. Another entrance in the division was the reserve team Vitória FC "de Setúbal" B.

Final standingsEdit

Série AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CD Trofense 26 15 7 4 44 22 +22 52 Championship Playoffs
2 União Funchal 26 13 6 7 28 17 +11 45
3 AD Camacha 26 12 6 8 47 29 +18 42
4 GD Ribeirão 26 11 8 7 18 15 +3 41
5 AD Fafe 26 10 8 8 26 27 −1 38
6 FC Famalicão 26 9 10 7 30 29 +1 37
7 Os Sandinenses 26 9 10 7 25 24 +1 37
8 CD Portosantense 26 9 8 9 21 22 −1 35
9 SC Braga B 26 9 7 10 24 23 +1 34
10 Lixa FC 26 10 4 12 24 30 −6 34
11 SC Freamunde 26 8 9 9 25 20 +5 33
12 CDA Valdevez 26 9 6 11 28 35 −7 33 Relegation to Terceira Divisão
13 Vilaverdense 26 7 3 16 26 42 −16 24
14 União Torcatense 26 3 4 19 18 49 −31 13

Série BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 AD Lousada 26 15 6 5 39 22 +17 51 Championship Playoffs
2 SC Espinho 26 12 11 3 31 16 +15 47
3 Dragões Sandinenses 26 13 6 7 39 24 +15 45
4 União Paredes 26 11 6 9 33 31 +2 39
5 Infesta FC 26 10 9 7 32 32 0 39
6 FC Porto B 26 10 8 8 28 27 +1 38
7 CD Ribeira Brava 26 9 9 8 30 33 −3 36
8 SC Esmoriz 26 9 7 10 32 34 −2 34
9 AD Pontassolense 26 10 2 14 34 32 +2 32
10 Marítimo Funchal B 26 9 5 12 34 34 0 32
11 Fiães SC 26 7 9 10 30 32 −2 30
12 Aliados Lordelo 26 7 8 11 26 39 −13 29 Relegation to Terceira Divisão
13 FC Pedras Rubras 26 7 4 15 20 37 −17 25
14 AD Sanjoanense 26 4 8 14 25 40 −15 20

Série CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 UD Oliveirense 26 17 5 4 52 26 +26 56 Championship Playoffs
2 CD Fátima 26 14 8 4 41 18 +23 50
3 GD Tourizense 26 14 5 7 38 22 +16 47
4 FC Pampilhosa 26 12 8 6 36 29 +7 44
5 Abrantes FC 26 13 5 8 38 33 +5 44
6 SL Nelas 26 9 10 7 32 28 +4 37
7 SC Pombal 26 9 7 10 34 29 +5 34
8 UD Rio Maior 26 8 10 8 32 32 0 34
9 SC Penalva do Castelo 26 9 6 11 30 40 −10 33
10 Oliveira do Bairro 26 6 12 8 34 35 −1 30
11 AD Portomosense 26 5 12 9 26 27 −1 27
12 Benfica Castelo Branco 26 5 9 12 26 42 −16 24 Relegation to Terceira Divisão
13 União Coimbra 26 6 3 17 24 51 −27 21
14 Oliveira do Hospital 26 2 6 18 22 53 −31 12

Série DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CD Olivais e Moscavide 30 15 9 6 41 24 +17 54 Championship Playoffs
2 Louletano DC 30 15 7 8 55 32 +23 52
3 CD Pinhalnovense 30 15 7 8 35 26 +9 52
4 Operário Açores 30 15 6 9 42 32 +10 51
5 FC Madalena 30 15 5 10 32 35 −3 50
6 Odivelas FC 30 15 4 11 39 35 +4 49
7 CD Mafra 30 13 8 9 45 38 +7 47
8 SCU Torreense 30 13 4 13 37 35 +2 43
9 Imortal DC 30 12 6 12 50 38 +12 42
10 União Micaelense 30 11 8 11 32 30 +2 41
11 S.L. Benfica B 30 11 8 11 40 40 0 41
12 RSC Queluz 30 12 5 13 38 40 −2 41
13 Casa Pia AC 30 12 5 13 45 50 −5 41 Relegation to Terceira Divisão
14 Vitória Setúbal B 30 10 6 14 36 42 −6 36
15 Silves FC 30 5 6 19 34 58 −24 21
16 Oriental Lisboa 30 1 6 23 19 65 −46 9

Promotion and relegationEdit

According to the Portuguese Football Federation, only two teams will be promoted to the League of Honour at the end of the season. The champions of Series A will play their Series B counterparts in a playoff, and the same will happen for the champions of Series D and C. The winners will be promoted to the League of Honour.

  • Lousada (B) vs. Trofense (A)
  • Olivais e Moscavide (D) vs. Oliveirense (C)

Also according to the Federation, the last 4 of every Series will be relegated to the Third Division. And, if a reserve "B" team is relegated or quits, another additional team will be relegated to the Third Division.

Portugal national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Portugal scorers
August 17, 2005 Estádio de São Miguel, Ponta Delgada Egypt 2–0 F Fernando Meira, Hélder Postiga
September 3, 2005 Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé Luxembourg 6–0 WCQ3 Jorge Andrade, Ricardo Carvalho, Pauleta (2), Simão (2)
September 7, 2005 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow Russia 0–0 WCQ3 -
October 8, 2005 Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro Liechtenstein 2–1 WCQ3 Pauleta, Nuno Gomes
October 10, 2005 Estádio do Dragão, Porto Latvia 3–0 WCQ3 Pauleta (2), Hugo Viana
November 12, 2005 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra Croatia 2–0 F Petit, Pauleta
November 15, 2005 Windsor Park, Belfast Northern Ireland 1–1 F Own goal
March 1, 2006 LTU arena, Düsseldorf Saudi Arabia 3–0 F Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Maniche

KEY: WCQ3 = World Cup Qualification match - Group 3; F = Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portugal - Table of Honor - soccerlibrary.free.fr" (PDF). Soccer Library. Retrieved 2012-04-27.