2007–08 Primeira Liga
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.
União de Leiria
Vitória de Guimarães
Vitória de Setúbal
|Goals scored||554 (2.31 per match)|
|Best Player||Lisandro López|
|Top goalscorer||Lisandro López (24 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Porto 6–0 Estrela da Amadora |
(5 April 2008)
|Biggest away win||Vitória de Guimarães 0–5 Porto |
(27 April 2008)
|Highest scoring||Benfica 6–1 Boavista |
(11 November 2007)
Boavista 4–3 Paços de Ferreira (3 February 2008)
|Highest attendance||60,116 (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.
Promotion and relegationEdit
Teams relegated to Liga de HonraEdit
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 top 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||Outgoing manager||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Ref|
|Benfica||Fernando Santos||20 August 2007||José Antonio Camacho||20 August 2007|| |
|Académica||Manuel Machado||10 September 2007||Domingos Paciência||11 September 2007|||
|Naval 1° de Maio||Francisco Chaló||16 September 2007||Ulisses Morais||4 October 2007|||
|Benfica||José Antonio Camacho||9 March 2008||Fernando Chalana||10 March 2008|||
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Porto[a] (C)||30||24||3||3||60||13||+47||75||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|3||Vitória de Guimarães||30||15||8||7||35||31||+4||53||Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round|
|4||Benfica||30||13||13||4||45||21||+24||52||Qualification to UEFA Cup first round|
|6||Vitória de Setúbal||30||11||12||7||37||33||+4||45|
|7||Braga||30||10||11||9||32||34||−2||41||Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round|
|9||Boavista (R)||30||8||12||10||32||41||−9||36||Relegation to Liga de Honra[c]|
|11||Naval 1º de Maio||30||9||7||14||26||45||−19||34|
|13||Estrela da Amadora||30||6||13||11||29||41||−12||31|
|15||Paços de Ferreira[d]||30||6||7||17||31||49||−18||25|
|16||União de Leiria (R)||30||3||7||20||25||53||−28||16||Relegation to Liga de Honra|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Porto were docked 6 points due to attempted bribery of referees in the 2003–04 season. However, the Council of Justice of the Portuguese Federation returned them in 2017.
- Belenenses were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.
- Boavista was relegated to Liga de Honra for next season due to bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season. They were reinstated back to the top league, from the 3rd tier, in 2014
- Paços de Ferreira were originally relegated but stayed in the league because of Boavista being relegated over the bribery scandal.
- First goal of the season: Derlei for Sporting CP against Académica (17 August 2007)
- Fastest goal in a match: Kanú (2 minutes) for Marítimo against Boavista (26 August 2007)
- Goal scored at the latest point in a match: Udo Nwoko (90'+3') for Leixões against Benfica (18 August 2007)
- Widest winning margin: Porto 6–0 Estrela da Amadora (28 April 2008)
- The first hat-trick: by Lito in Académica 3–3 Estrela da Amadora (4 November 2007)
- Most goals in a match:
|4||Wesley||Paços de Ferreira||11|
|9||João Paulo||União de Leiria||8|
SJPF Young Player of the MonthEdit
SJPF Fair Play AwardEdit
- Fernando santos is fired (Portuguese)
- First day of Camacho (Portuguese)
- Official announce of Manuel Machado get fired (Portuguese)
- Official announce of the new manager (Portuguese)
- Official announce of Francisco Chaló leaving
- Camacho hands in Benfica notice; UEFA.com, 9 March 2008
- FC Porto perde seis pontos UEFA (in Portuguese)
- "Porto docked points, Boavista demoted". uefa.com. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
- "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.
- "Boavista back in the top flight". theportugalnews.com. 18 April 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Boavista back in the top flight in 2013/14". portugoal.info. 6 April 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Primeira Liga 2007-08 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- Paulo Machado wins Young Player Award September[permanent dead link] (Portuguese)