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The 2007–08 Primeira Liga was the 74th edition of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It started on 17 August 2007 and ended on 11 May 2008, with the fixtures announced on 12 July 2007. Porto were the two-time defending champions, having won their 22nd title the previous season, and secured a third consecutive title for the second time in their history.

Primeira Liga
Season2007–08
ChampionsPorto
(23rd title)
RelegatedBoavista
União de Leiria
Champions LeaguePorto
Sporting CP
Vitória de Guimarães
UEFA CupBenfica
Marítimo
Vitória de Setúbal
Matches played240
Goals scored554 (2.31 per match)
Best PlayerLisandro López
Top goalscorerLisandro López (24 goals)
Biggest home winPorto 6–0 Estrela da Amadora
(5 April 2008)
Biggest away winVitória de Guimarães 0–5 Porto
(27 April 2008)
Highest scoringBenfica 6–1 Boavista
(11 November 2007)
Boavista 4–3 Paços de Ferreira (3 February 2008)
Highest attendance60,116 (Benfica 0–1 Porto)
(1 December 2007)

Porto and Sporting CP were both qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage; Benfica, Marítimo and Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Boavista and União de Leiria were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Lisandro López was the top scorer with 24 goals.

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Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams relegated to Liga de HonraEdit

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar were both consigned to Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2006–07.

Teams promoted from Liga de HonraEdit

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar will be replaced by two promoted teams from the Liga de Honra. The first is Leixões, who clinched the second level title, and are returning to the 1st level since their last participation in 1989. The other was Vitória de Guimarães, who managed to return to the Liga after a brief spell in the Liga de Honra.

Club informationEdit

Location of teams in the 2007-08 Liga
Location of teams in Madeira
Club Head Coach City Stadium 2006-2007 season
Académica de Coimbra   Domingos Paciência Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 13th
Belenenses   Jorge Jesus Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 5th
Benfica   Fernando Chalana Lisbon Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Estádio da Luz) 3rd
Boavista   Jaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 9th
Sporting de Braga   Jorge Costa Braga Estádio AXA (Estádio Municipal de Braga) 4th
Estrela da Amadora   Daúto Faquirá Amadora Estádio José Gomes 10th
União de Leiria   Paulo Duarto Leiria Estádio Municipal de Leiria Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 7th
Leixões   Carlos Brito Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 1st in the Liga de Honra
Marítimo   Sebastião Lazaroni Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 12th
Nacional   Predrag Jokanović Funchal Estádio da Madeira 8th
Naval 1° de Maio   Ulisses Morais Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 11th
Paços de Ferreira   José Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 6th
Porto   Jesualdo Ferreira Porto Estádio do Dragão 1st
Sporting CP   Paulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 2nd
Vitória de Guimarães   Manuel Cajuda Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Vitória de Setúbal   Carlos Carvalhal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 14th

Managerial changesEdit

Club Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Ref
Benfica   Fernando Santos 20 August 2007   José Antonio Camacho 20 August 2007 [1]
[2]
Académica de Coimbra   Manuel Machado 10 September 2007   Domingos Paciência 11 September 2007 [3]
[4]
Naval 1° de Maio   Francisco Chaló 16 September 2007   Ulisses Morais 4 October 2007 [5]
Benfica   José Antonio Camacho 9 March 2008   Fernando Chalana 10 March 2008 [6]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 30 24 3 3 60 13 +47 75[a] 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Sporting CP 30 16 7 7 46 28 +18 55
3 Vitória de Guimarães 30 15 8 7 35 31 +4 53 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Benfica 30 13 13 4 45 21 +24 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
5 Marítimo 30 14 4 12 39 28 +11 46
6 Vitória de Setúbal 30 11 12 7 37 33 +4 45
7 Braga 30 10 11 9 32 34 −2 41 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Belenenses 30 11 10 9 35 33 +2 40[b]
9 Boavista (R) 30 8 12 10 32 41 −9 36[c] Relegation to Liga de Honra
10 Nacional 30 9 8 13 23 28 −5 35
11 Naval 1º de Maio 30 9 7 14 26 45 −19 34
12 Académica 30 6 14 10 31 38 −7 32
13 Estrela da Amadora 30 6 13 11 29 41 −12 31
14 Leixões 30 4 14 12 27 37 −10 26
15 Paços de Ferreira 30 6 7 17 31 49 −18 25[d]
16 União de Leiria (R) 30 3 7 20 25 53 −28 16 Relegation to Liga de Honra
Updated to match(es) played on 10 May 2008. Source: [1][dead link]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Porto were docked 6 points due to attempted bribery of referees in the 2003–04 season.[7][8] However, the Council of Justice of the Portuguese Federation returned them in 2017.[9]
  2. ^ Belenenses were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.
  3. ^ Boavista was relegated to Liga de Honra for next season due to bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season.[8] They were reinstated back to the top league, from the 3rd tier, in 2014[10][11]
  4. ^ Paços de Ferreira were originally relegated but stayed in the league because of Boavista being relegated over the bribery scandal.


 2007–08 BWINLIGA Winners 
FC Porto
23rd title

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEL BEN BOA EST LEI MAR NAC NAV PAÇ POR SCP BRA ULE VGU VSE
Académica 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–0
Belenenses 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–32 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 5–0
Benfica 0–3 2–0 6–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–0
Boavista 0–0 2–4 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 4–3 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–2 3–3
Estrela da Amadora 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–2 4–1 0–1
Leixões 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1
Marítimo 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–3 1–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–0
Nacional 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Naval 1º de Maio 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–4 0–0
Paços de Ferreira 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–1
Porto 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 6–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–0
Sporting CP 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–2
Braga 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–3
União de Leiria 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–2
Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–5 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Vitória de Setúbal 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 11 May 2008.
Source: [www.lpfp.pt/]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

2Belenenses 0-3 Naval was awarded after Belenenses was punished for fielding ineligible player .

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

CardsEdit

Top scorersEdit

AwardsEdit

Footballer of the YearEdit

Name Team League Stats
Apps Goals
  Lisandro López Porto 27 24

Monthly awardsEdit

SJPF Fair Play AwardEdit

Month Club
September Sporting CP

Source: sjpf.pt (Portuguese)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fernando santos is fired (Portuguese)
  2. ^ First day of Camacho (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Official announce of Manuel Machado get fired (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Official announce of the new manager (Portuguese)
  5. ^ Official announce of Francisco Chaló leaving
  6. ^ Camacho hands in Benfica notice; UEFA.com, 9 March 2008
  7. ^ FC Porto perde seis pontos UEFA ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  8. ^ a b "Porto docked points, Boavista demoted". uefa.com. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Justiça desportiva iliba Pinto da Costa no caso Apito Final" [Sports justice exonerate Pinto da Costa in the Apito Final case] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Negócios. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Boavista back in the top flight". theportugalnews.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Boavista back in the top flight in 2013/14". portugoal.info. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Primeira Liga 2007-08 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  13. ^ Paulo Machado wins Young Player Award September[permanent dead link] (Portuguese)

External linksEdit