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The 2009–10 Primeira Liga (also known as the Liga Sagres for sponsorship reasons) was the 76th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 16 August 2009 and ended on 9 May 2010.

Primeira Liga
Season2009–10
ChampionsBenfica
32nd title
RelegatedLeixões
Belenenses
Champions LeagueBenfica
Braga
Europa LeaguePorto
Sporting CP
Marítimo
Matches played240
Goals scored601 (2.5 per match)
Best PlayerDavid Luiz
Top goalscorerÓscar Cardozo
(26 goals)[1]
Biggest home winBenfica 8–1 V. Setúbal
(31 August 2009)[2]
Biggest away winMarítimo 0–5 Benfica
(17 January 2010)[3]
Highest scoringBenfica 8–1 V. Setúbal
(31 August 2009)[2]
(9 goals)
Longest winning runBenfica 9 games
(13 February 2010 – 24 April 2010)
Longest unbeaten runBenfica 19 games
(1 November 2009 – 24 April 2010)
Longest losing runBelenenses 7 games
(17 January 2010 – 7 March 2010)
Highest attendanceBenfica 2–1 Rio Ave (64,103)
(9 May 2010)[4]
Lowest attendanceNaval 1–0 Leiria (397)
(12 March 2010)[5]
Average attendance10,901

Benfica won their 32nd league title after a 2–1 home victory over Rio Ave on the last matchday.[6][7] Benfica's striker Óscar Cardozo was the top scorer with 26 goals.

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Changes from 2008–09Edit

Team changesEdit

Trofense have been relegated to the Liga de Honra after finishing the 2008–09 season in 16th and last place. 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.

Estrela da Amadora, however, who finished last season in 11th place, have been relegated for economic problems to the Liga Vitalis. Therefore, Belenenses' relegation has been reversed and they will participate in the Liga Sagres once more.[8]

The relegated teams were replaced by Liga Vitalis 2008–09 champions Olhanense and runners-up União de Leiria. Olhanense returned to the top-flight after 34 years, while Leiria was back after a one-year hiatus.

Structural changesEdit

Based on UEFA coefficients, Portugal finished in tenth place of the UEFA country ranking after the 2008–09 season.[9] As a result, the Portuguese league will lose one qualification spot for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. The third-placed team will now qualify for the third qualification round instead of the play-off round. The fourth-placed team will enter the competition in the second qualification round while the fifth place will not initially qualify for any European competitions via league placement. However, this may change during the course of the season depending on the league performance of both 2009–10 Cup of Portugal finalists.

Team overviewEdit

Location of teams in Liga Sagres 2009–10

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club City Stadium Capacity 2008 Season
Académica de Coimbra Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 30,210 7th in Liga Sagres
Belenenses Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 32,500 15th in Liga Sagres
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,400 3rd in Liga Sagres
Sporting de Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,152 5th in Liga Sagres
Leixões Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 16,035 6th in Liga Sagres
Marítimo Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 8,922 9th in Liga Sagres
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,132 4th in Liga Sagres
Naval 1º de Maio Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 12,630 13th in Liga Sagres
Olhanense Olhão Estádio José Arcanjo 10,000 Liga Vitalis champion
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 5,255 10th in Liga Sagres
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,399 Liga Sagres champion
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio do Rio Ave FC 12,815 12th in Liga Sagres
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,080 2nd in Liga Sagres
União de Leiria Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 30,000 Liga Vitalis runner-up
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,165 8th in Liga Sagres
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 25,000 14th in Liga Sagres

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Captain Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Académica de Coimbra   Lito   André Villas-Boas Lacatoni Dolce Vita
Belenenses   José Pedro   Toni Conceição Lacatoni n/a
Benfica   Nuno Gomes   Jorge Jesus Adidas Front: tmn (home) / meo (away) | Back: Sagres
Sporting de Braga   Vandinho   Domingos Paciência Macron AXA
Leixões   Zé Manel   Fernando Castro Santos Sport Zone Cepsa
Marítimo   Bruno   Mitchell van der Gaag Lacatoni BANIF
Nacional   Bruno Patacas   Manuel Machado Legea BANIF
Naval 1º de Maio   Carlitos   Augusto Inácio Desportreino Motéis Algarve Sol
Olhanense   Toy   Jorge Costa Sport Zone n/a
Paços de Ferreira   Paulo Sousa   Ulisses Morais Diadora Capital do Móveis: Paços de Ferreira
Porto   Bruno Alves   Jesualdo Ferreira Nike Front: tmn (home) / meo (away) | Back: Super Bock
Rio Ave   Gaspar   Carlos Brito Lacatoni Nassica: Vila do Conde
Sporting CP   João Moutinho   Carlos Carvalhal Puma Front: tmn (home) / meo (away) | Back Super Bock
União de Leiria   Marco Soares   Lito Vidigal Legea n/a
Vitória de Guimarães   Flávio Meireles   Paulo Sérgio Lacatoni Finibanco
Vitória de Setúbal   Sandro   Manuel Fernandes Lacatoni n/a

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Manner Date Table Incoming Date
Naval 1º de Maio   Ulisses Morais[10] Sacked 7 September 2009 15th   Augusto Inácio[11] 12 September 2009
Vitória de Setúbal   Carlos Azenha[12] Resigned 14 September 2009 16th   Quim1[13] 17 September 2009
Marítimo   Carlos Carvalhal[14] Resigned 28 September 2009 11th   Mitchell van der Gaag[15] 28 September 2009
Académica de Coimbra   Rogério Gonçalves[16] Resigned 3 October 2009 16th   Zé Nando1[17] 4 October 2009
Vitória de Guimarães   Nelo Vingada[18] Resigned 7 October 2009 12th   Basílio Marques1[19] 8 October 2009
Académica de Coimbra   Zé Nando Replaced 13 October 2009 16th   André Villas-Boas[20] 13 October 2009
Vitória de Guimarães   Basílio Marques Replaced 13 October 2009 12th   Paulo Sérgio[21] 13 October 2009
Paços de Ferreira   Paulo Sérgio[22] Left to sign with Vitória de Guimarães 16 October 2009 10th   Ulisses Morais[23] 16 October 2009
União de Leiria   Manuel Fernandes[24] Left to sign with Vitória de Setúbal 19 October 2009 9th   Lito Vidigal 21 October 2009
Vitória de Setúbal   Quim Replaced 21 October 2009 15th   Manuel Fernandes[25] 21 October 2009
Sporting CP   Paulo Bento[26] Resigned 6 November 2009 7th   Leonel Pontes1 6 November 2009
Sporting CP   Leonel Pontes Replaced 15 November 2009 8th   Carlos Carvalhal[27] 15 November 2009
Nacional   Manuel Machado[28] Health issues 30 November 2009 4th   José Augusto1[29] 30 November 2009
Nacional   José Augusto Replaced 13 December 2009 4th   Predrag Jokanović1[30] 13 December 2009
Belenenses   João Carlos Pereira[31] Resigned 21 December 2009 16th   Toni Conceição[32] 23 December 2009
Nacional   Predrag Jokanović Replaced 26 January 2010 5th   Manuel Machado[33] 26 January 2010
Leixões   José Mota[34] Resigned 9 February 2010 15th   Fernando Castro Santos[35] 9 February 2010

1 Interim coach

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica (C) 30 24 4 2 78 20 +58 76 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Braga 30 22 5 3 48 20 +28 71 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Porto 30 21 5 4 70 26 +44 68 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
4 Sporting CP 30 13 9 8 42 26 +16 48 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Marítimo 30 11 8 11 42 43 −1 41[b] 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
6 Vitória de Guimarães 30 11 8 11 31 34 −3 41[b]
7 Nacional 30 10 9 11 36 46 −10 39
8 Naval 1º de Maio 30 10 6 14 20 35 −15 36
9 União de Leiria 30 9 8 13 35 41 −6 35[c]
10 Paços de Ferreira 30 8 11 11 32 37 −5 35[c]
11 Académica 30 8 9 13 37 42 −5 33
12 Rio Ave 30 6 13 11 22 33 −11 31
13 Olhanense 30 5 14 11 31 46 −15 29
14 Vitória de Setúbal 30 5 10 15 29 57 −28 25
15 Belenenses (R) 30 4 11 15 23 44 −21 23 Relegation to 2010–11 Liga de Honra
16 Leixões (R) 30 5 6 19 25 51 −26 21
Source: LPFP
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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ via Portuguese Cup
  2. ^ a b VGU 1–2 MAR; MAR 0–1 VGU
  3. ^ a b PAÇ 0–1 ULE; ULE 2–1 PAÇ

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Académica161414141516161616161213121210111211111112121212121212121211
Belenenses1157101112141110141312131615161616161616161616161616161615
Benfica932222212222222222211111111111
Braga111111121111111111122222222222
Leixões141512128138911151414141416141515151515151515151515151516
Marítimo32491011778555699986771010118997775
Nacional6131313965654444455676878910886667
Naval 1º de Maio10161515161511159111191010111211121212111189101091088
Olhanense12897710131415131515151514131413131313131313141414141313
Paços de Ferreira891011138912121010111111121010101096767771091010
Porto543333333333333333333333333333
Rio Ave465454654677588899910991011111111111112
Sporting CP2106545447866754444444444444444
União de Leiria778667986788867655558676668899
Vitória de Guimarães13121181291210139910976778865555555556
Vitória de Setúbal151116161414151314121616161313151314141414141414131313131414
Leader
2nd place
3rd place

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEL BEN BRA LEI MAR NAC NAV OLH PAÇ POR RAV SCP ULE VGU VSE
Académica 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 2–4 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–0
Belenenses 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–0 0–4 5–2 0–1 0–0
Benfica 4–0 1–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 6–1 1–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 8–1
Braga 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–0
Leixões 1–3 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–2 3–1 1–2
Marítimo 0–0 3–3 0–5 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 5–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0
Nacional 4–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
Naval 1º de Maio 0–1 1–0 2–4 0–4 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 3–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Olhanense 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–2
Paços de Ferreira 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 5–3
Porto 3–2 1–1 3–1 5–1 4–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–0
Rio Ave 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–5 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–0
Sporting CP 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 5–0 0–1 3–1 2–1
União de Leiria 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–3
Vitória de Guimarães 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–4 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2
Vitória de Setúbal 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–5 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–0

Source: Liga Sagres (Liga Portugal)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Own goalsEdit

Position Player Club Own goals
1 David Luiz Benfica 2
Rolando Porto 2
3 Nelson Benítez Leixões 1
Moisés Braga 1
Ozéia Paços de Ferreira 1
Roberto Marítimo 1
Kelly Berville Paços de Ferreia 1
João Aurélio Nacional 1
João Real Naval 1
Hugo Morais Leixões 1
Ricardo Silva Vitória de Setúbal 1
Mourtala Diakité Marítimo 1
Jorge Fucile Porto 1

Source: Liga Sagres – Own goals (Portuguese)

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Annual awardsEdit

LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year was awarded to David Luiz of Benfica.[60]

LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year was awarded to Fábio Coentrão of Benfica.[60]

LPFP Primeira Liga Manager of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Manager of the Year was awarded to Jorge Jesus of Benfica.[60]

LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Manager of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Manager of the Year was awarded to André Villas-Boas of Académica de Coimbra.[60]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Top Goalscorers
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  3. ^ Marítimo 0–5 Benfica, official match report (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Benfica 2–1 Rio Ave, official match report (Portuguese)
  5. ^ Naval 1–0 UD Leiria, official match report (Portuguese)
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  30. ^ "Jokanovic in charge of management" (in Portuguese). 13 December 2009. Archived from the original on 24 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
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  36. ^ Alan wins Best Player Award September[permanent dead link] (Portuguese)
  37. ^ Djalma wins Best Player Award October Archived 15 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine (Portuguese)
  38. ^ João Tomás wins Best Player Award November Archived 18 December 2009 at the Portuguese Web Archive (Portuguese)
  39. ^ Saviola wins Best Player Award December (Portuguese)
  40. ^ Mossoró wins Best Player Award January (Portuguese)
  41. ^ Coelho wins Best Player Award February (Portuguese)
  42. ^ Liedson wins Best Player Award March Archived 2 June 2010 at the Portuguese Web Archive (Portuguese)
  43. ^ Di Maria wins Best Player Award April (Portuguese)
  44. ^ Castro wins Young Player Award September (Portuguese)
  45. ^ Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award October (Portuguese)
  46. ^ Fábio Faria wins Young Player Award November (Portuguese)
  47. ^ Fábio Faria wins Young Player Award December (Portuguese)
  48. ^ Castro wins Young Player Award January (Portuguese)
  49. ^ Castro wins Young Player Award February (Portuguese)
  50. ^ Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award March (Portuguese)
  51. ^ Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award April[permanent dead link] (Portuguese)
  52. ^ Académica wins Fair Play Award September (Portuguese)
  53. ^ SC Braga wins Fair Player Award October (Portuguese)
  54. ^ Naval wins Fair Play Award November (Portuguese)
  55. ^ Marítimo wins Fair Play Award December (Portuguese)
  56. ^ SC Braga wins Fair Play Award January (Portuguese)
  57. ^ Benfica wins Fair Play Award February (Portuguese)
  58. ^ Paços de Ferreira Fair Play Award March (Portuguese)
  59. ^ Nacional wins Fair Play Award April (Portuguese)
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