2009–10 Liga de Honra

The 2009–10 Liga de Honra season (also known as Liga Vitalis due to sponsorship reasons) is the 20th season of the second-tier football in Portugal. It began on 13 August 2009 and will end on 9 May 2010. Olhanense are the defending champions.

Liga de Honra
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Season2009–10
ChampionsBeira-Mar
Promoted
Relegated
Matches played240
Goals scored569 (2.37 per match)
Top goalscorerReguila (15)
Biggest away winCarregado 0–3 Penafiel[1]

TeamsEdit

Trofense were relegated to the Liga de Honra after finishing 16th and last in the Portuguese Liga 2008–09 season. Trofense were to be accompanied by Belenenses, who finished in 15th place. Belenenses were ending a ten-year stretch in the Portuguese top-level league, while Trofense returned to the Liga da Honra after just one year in the top flight.

However, Estrela de Amadora, who finished in 11th place, were instead relegated to the Liga Vitalis for economic problems.[2] The club was eventually relegated to the Second Division, the third-tier of Portuguese football due to the same problems, alongside Vizela, who had finished 10th last season but were relegated due to the Apito Dourado scandal.

Due to those relegations, Boavista and Gondomar, the 15th and 16th teams, respectively, should have remained in the Liga de Honra but both were still relegated due to economic difficulties for Boavista and involvement in the Apito Dourado case for Gondomar. To make up for the loss of four teams (instead of the regular two), Penafiel and Carregado, losers of the previous year's Second Division promotion play-offs, were invited to the Liga de Honra.

Location of teams in Liga Vitalis 2009–10

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club City Stadium Capacity 2008 Season
Beira-Mar Aveiro Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 30,127 12th in Liga Vitalis
Carregado Carregado Campo Lacerda Pinto Barreiros 1,000 II Division runner-up
Chaves Chaves Estádio Municipal de Chaves 22,000 II Division playoff
Covilhã Covilhã Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã 3,000 7th in Liga Vitalis
Desportivo das Aves Vila das Aves Estádio do CD das Aves 10,250 11th in Liga Vitalis
Estoril Praia Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 4th in Liga Vitalis
Fátima Fátima Estádio Municipal de Fátima 1,545 II Division champion
Feirense Santa Maria da Feira Estádio Marcolino de Castro 4,667 5th in Liga Vitalis
Freamunde Freamunde Campo Sport Clube Freamunde 5,000 6th in Liga Vitalis
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,374 9th in Liga Vitalis
Oliveirense Oliveira de Azeméis Estádio Carlos Osório 9,100 14th in Liga Vitalis
Penafiel Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 7,000 II Division playoff
Portimonense Portimão Estádio Municipal de Portimão 9,544 13th in Liga Vitalis
Santa Clara Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 15,277 3rd in Liga Vitalis
Trofense Trofa Estádio do Clube Desportivo Trofense 3,164 16th in Liga Sagres
Varzim Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim SC 11,000 8th in Liga Vitalis

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Beira-Mar (C, P) 30 16 6 8 44 30 +14 54[a] Promotion to Primeira Liga
2 Portimonense (P) 30 16 6 8 43 34 +9 54[a]
3 Feirense 30 14 10 6 37 24 +13 52
4 Santa Clara 30 13 12 5 45 29 +16 51
5 Oliveirense 30 14 7 9 38 27 +11 49
6 Trofense 30 13 6 11 44 45 −1 45
7 Penafiel 30 10 11 9 35 34 +1 41
8 Fátima 30 8 14 8 31 31 0 38
9 Desportivo das Aves 30 9 11 10 33 33 0 38
10 Gil Vicente 30 9 11 10 36 32 +4 38
11 Estoril 30 7 14 9 26 29 −3 35[b]
12 Freamunde 30 9 8 13 43 50 −7 35[b]
13 Varzim 30 6 13 11 25 38 −13 31
14 Sporting da Covilhã 30 7 9 14 35 49 −14 30
15 Chaves (R) 30 6 10 14 28 37 −9 28 Relegation to Segunda Divisão
16 Carregado (R) 30 6 6 18 26 47 −21 24
Source: Liga Vitalis (Liga Honra)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b BEM 2–0 PRM; PRM 2–1 BEM
  2. ^ a b FRM 0–2 ESP; ESP 0–0 FRM

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEM CAR CHA DAV ESP FAT FEI FRM GVI OLI PEN PTM STC SCO TRO VAR
Beira-Mar 1–0 2–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–0
Carregado 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 3–2
Chaves 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–1
Desportivo das Aves 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0
Estoril Praia 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Fátima 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–5 3–0 2–1 0–0
Feirense 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 4–0
Freamunde 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–3 0–3 1–2 3–2 2–3 2–1
Gil Vicente 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 1–2
Oliveirense 2–1 3–0 1–3 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 3–0
Penafiel 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0
Portimonense 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 0–3 3–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 3–2
Santa Clara 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–1
Sporting da Covilhã 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–0
Trofense 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 4–0 2–4 1–0 0–0 0–3 5–2 2–2 2–1
Varzim 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1
Source: Liga Vitalis (Liga Honra)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Reguila Trofense 15
2   João Silva Desportivo das Aves 14
3   Leandro Tatu Santa Clara 13
4   Michel Penafiel 11
5   Cascavel Freamunde 10
  Carlos Pinto Chaves 10
  Roberto Alcântara Feirense 10
  Miguel Rosa Carregado 10
9   Nuno Sousa Fátima 8
  Artur Beira-Mar 8
  Cícero Oliveirense 8

Updated to games played on 2 May 2010
Source: Liga Vitalis – Match Statistics (in Portuguese)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "biggest away win". lpfp.pt.
  2. ^ "Inscrição do E. Amadora rejeitada, Belenenses fica na Liga" [Registration of E. Amadora rejected, Belenenses is in Liga] (in Portuguese). Mais futebol. 30 June 2009. Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.

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