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The 2011–12 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga ZON Sagres for sponsorship reasons) was the 78th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 14 August 2011 and ended on 13 May 2012.[2] A total of 16 teams contested the league, 14 of which already took part in the previous season and two of which were promoted from the Liga de Honra. Porto were the defending champions and secured their 26th and second consecutive league title. Óscar Cardozo and Lima, respectively Benfica's and Braga's strikers, were the joint top scorers with 20 goals.

Primeira Liga
Season2011–12
ChampionsPorto
26th title
RelegatedUnião de Leiria
Feirense
Champions LeaguePorto
Benfica
Braga
Europa LeagueAcadémica
Sporting CP
Marítimo
Matches played240
Goals scored634 (2.64 per match)
Best PlayerHulk
Top goalscorerÓscar Cardozo
Lima
(20 goals each)
Best goalkeeperRui Patrício
Biggest home winPorto 5−0 Nacional
Sporting 6−1 Gil Vicente
Sporting 5−0 Vitória de Guimarães
Biggest away winPaços de Ferreira 1−5 Vitória de Guimarães
União de Leiria 0−4 Benfica
União de Leiria 0−4 Feirense
Highest scoringOlhanense 4−4 Nacional
Longest winning runBraga 13 games
(9 December 2011–26 March 2012)
Longest unbeaten runBenfica 18 games
(12 August 2011–11 February 2012)
Longest winless runAcadémica 16 games
(18 December 2011–30 April 2012)
Longest losing runAcadémica 6 games
(18 March 2012–30 April 2012)
Total attendance2,629,950 [1]
Average attendance10,958 [1]

Contents

TeamsEdit

A total of 16 teams will contest the league, 14 of which already contested in the 2010–11 season and two of which were promoted from the 2010–11 Liga de Honra. The two teams relegated following the 2010–11 season were Portimonense, who return to the Liga de Honra just a year after promotion, and Naval, returning to the second tier after a six-year stay. Replacing them in the top flight are Liga de Honra champions Gil Vicente, competing in their fourteenth Liga season after returning from a five-year absence, and Feirense, who are in the premier division for the fourth time, and the first since the 1989–90 season.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in Liga Zon Sagres 2011–12
Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2010–11 Current
Spell
Académica de Coimbra Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 30,210 14th 2002–03
Beira-Mar Aveiro Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 30,127 13th 2010–11
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,467 Runner-up 1934–35
Feirense Santa Maria da Feira Estádio Marcolino de Castro 4,667 Liga de Honra Runner-up 2011–12
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,374 Liga de Honra Champion 2011–12
Marítimo Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 8,922 9th 1985–86
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,132 6th 2002–03
Olhanense Olhão Estádio José Arcanjo 11,622 11th 2009–10
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 5,255 7th 2005–06
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,399 Champion 1934–35
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio do Rio Ave FC 12,815 8th 2008–09
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,080 4th 1934–35
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,152 3rd 1974–75
União de Leiria Leiria Estádio Municipal da Marinha Grande 8,378 10th 2009–10
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,165 5th 2007–08
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 18,692 12th 2004–05

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Académica de Coimbra   Pedro Emanuel   Orlando Lacatoni EFAPEL
Beira-Mar   Rui Bento   Hugo Joma Diatosta
Benfica   Jorge Jesus   Luisão adidas tmn (H) / meo (A)
Feirense   Quim Machado   Luciano adidas E.Leclerc / BetClic
Gil Vicente   Paulo Alves   Paulo Arantes Madsport GIVEC / Águas de Barcelos / Glassdrive
Marítimo   Pedro Martins   João Guilherme Lacatoni Banif
Nacional   Pedro Caixinha   Felipe Lopes Joma Banif
Olhanense   Sérgio Conceição   Rui Duarte Lacatoni Ria Shopping
Paços de Ferreira   Henrique Calisto   Filipe Anunciação Lacatoni Capital do Móvel
Porto   Vítor Pereira   Helton Nike meo (H) / tmn (A)
Rio Ave   Carlos Brito   Gaspar Lacatoni Nassica
Sporting CP   Ricardo Sá Pinto   Daniel Carriço Puma tmn (H) / meo (A)
Sporting de Braga   Leonardo Jardim   Alan Macron AXA
União de Leiria   José Dominguez   Marco Soares Joma Kia
Vitória de Guimarães   Rui Vitória   João Alves Lacatoni Finibanco
Vitória de Setúbal   Bruno Ribeiro   Ricardo Silva Lacatoni Kia

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Porto   André Villas-Boas Resigned/Signed by Chelsea 21 June 2011[3]   Vítor Pereira 22 June 2011[4] Pre-season
Vitória de Guimarães   Manuel Machado Resigned 26 August 2011[5]   Rui Vitória 30 August 2011[6] 16th
Paços de Ferreira   Rui Vitória Signed by Vitória de Guimarães 30 August 2011[6]   Luís Miguel 30 August 2011[7] 9th
União de Leiria   Pedro Caixinha Sacked 6 September 2011[8]   Vítor Pontes 8 September 2011[9] 16th
União de Leiria   Vítor Pontes Resigned 26 September 2011[10]   Manuel Cajuda 26 September 2011[10] 16th
Nacional   Ivo Vieira Resigned 31 October 2011[11]   Pedro Caixinha 31 October 2011[12] 12th
Paços de Ferreira   Luís Miguel Sacked 27 November 2011[13]   Henrique Calisto 30 November 2011[14] 16th
Olhanense   Daúto Faquirá Resigned 30 December 2011[15]   Sérgio Conceição 1 January 2012[16] 10th
Sporting CP   Domingos Paciência Sacked 13 February 2012[17]   Ricardo Sá Pinto 13 February 2012[17] 4th
Beira-Mar   Rui Bento Resigned 26 February 2012[18]   Ulisses Morais 27 February 2012[19] 13th
Feirense   Quim Machado Sacked 2 April 2012[20]   Henrique Nunes 2 April 2012[20] 16th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 30 23 6 1 69 19 +50 75 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 30 21 6 3 66 27 +39 69
3 Braga 30 19 5 6 59 29 +30 62 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Sporting CP 30 18 5 7 47 26 +21 59 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Marítimo 30 14 8 8 41 38 +3 50 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
6 Vitória de Guimarães 30 14 3 13 40 40 0 45
7 Nacional 30 13 5 12 48 50 −2 44
8 Olhanense 30 9 12 9 36 38 −2 39
9 Gil Vicente 30 8 10 12 31 42 −11 34
10 Paços de Ferreira 30 8 7 15 35 53 −18 31
11 Vitória de Setúbal 30 8 6 16 24 49 −25 30
12 Beira-Mar 30 8 5 17 26 38 −12 29[a]
13 Académica 30 7 8 15 27 38 −11 29[a] 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group stage[b]
14 Rio Ave 30 7 7 16 33 42 −9 28
15 Feirense (R) 30 5 9 16 27 49 −22 24 Relegation to 2012–13 Liga de Honra
16 União de Leiria (R) 30 5 4 21 25 56 −31 19
Source: LPFP ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off.
(Note: LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.)[21]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Beira-Mar ahead of Académica on head-to-head record; Académica–Beira-Mar 0–1, Beira-Mar–Académica 2–1
  2. ^ Académica qualified for the group stage of 2012–13 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2011–12 Taça de Portugal.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Porto311111111111122222211112111111
Benfica432222222222211111122223222222
Braga843333344554443333333331333333
Sporting CP6912766433333334444444455544444
Marítimo81410544555445555555555544455555
Vitória de Guimarães166111312121416131089976666666666666666
Nacional8151516141412131012121514101181010878898777777
Olhanense68688786766710118978787777898888
Gil Vicente412711118998878891011979991189101111999
Paços de Ferreira1479101313151114161616161616161412121212121110111010121010
Vitória de Setúbal158127978991112121414151615161413141312989101111
Beira-Mar81056101010101211910789101113131314131414141213111212
Académica2244556767106667789101010101213131414151413
Rio Ave8111415161616151614151315121313121111111191011121312131314
Feirense813139911111215151314111312121314141515151616161615141515
União de Leiria141616141515131411131411131515141516151616161515151516161616
Leader
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2012–13 Liga de Honra

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEM BEN BRA FEI GVI MAR NAC OLH PAÇ POR RAV SCP ULE VGU VSE
Académica 0–1 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–2 0–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0
Beira-Mar 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–3
Benfica 4–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 4–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–3 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1
Braga 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 5–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–0
Feirense 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–4 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–0
Gil Vicente 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–3 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–1
Marítimo 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 2–4 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Nacional 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–3 2–2 1–4 1–1
Olhanense 0–2 2–1 0–0 3–4 1–2 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–2
Paços de Ferreira 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–5 2–1
Porto 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0
Rio Ave 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–5 2–3 2–0 0–1 3–0
Sporting CP 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 6–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 5–0 3–0
União de Leiria 1–2 0–0 0–4 1–0 0–4 0–0 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–4 2–5 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0
Vitória de Guimarães 1–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–0
Vitória de Setúbal 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 2–3 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: LPFP ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Annual awardsEdit

Portuguese Golden BallEdit

The Portuguese Golden Ball was given to James Rodríguez, the youngest player (21) to ever receive the award.[38]

LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year was awarded to Hulk. He became the first player to win the award twice.[39]

LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year was awarded to James Rodríguez.[39]

LPFP Primeira Liga Goalkeeper of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Goalkeeper of the Year was awarded to Rui Patrício.[39]

LPFP Primeira Liga Manager of the YearEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Coach of the Year was awarded to Vítor Pereira.[39]

LPFP Primeira Liga Fairplay AwardEdit

The LPFP Primeira Liga Fairplay Award was awarded to Rio Ave.[39]

TransfersEdit

NotesEdit

  • ^1 Baba moved to Sevilla during the winter transfer window.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Calendário" [Calendar]. LPFP (in Portuguese). 29 June 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Villas-Boas resigns from Porto". ESPN Soccernet. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Chelsea appoint former Porto coach André Villas-Boas on three-year deal". Guardian. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Manuel Machado deixa Guimarães" [Manuel Machado leaves Guimarães]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 26 August 2011. Archived from the original on 21 September 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  6. ^ a b "V. Guimarães: Rui Vitória assina até final da época" [V. Guimarães: Rui Vitória signs until the end of the season]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 30 August 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Luís Miguel já foi apresentado" [Luís Miguel has been presented]. FCPF (in Portuguese). 30 August 2011. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Pedro Caixinha despedido" [Pedro Caixinha is fired]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 September 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Vítor Pontes é o novo treinador" [Vítor Pontes is the new manager]. Regiao de Leiria (in Portuguese). 8 September 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  10. ^ a b "União de Leiria prescinde de Vítor Pontes e chama Manuel Cajuda" [União de Leiria sacks Vítor Pontes and calls Manuel Cajuda]. Regiao de Leiria (in Portuguese). 26 September 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Ivo Vieira sai na segunda-feira; Caixinha será o novo treinador" [Ivo Vieira out on Monday, Caixinha will be the new manager]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 28 October 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Caixinha apresentado amanhã" [Caixinha presented tomorrow]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 31 October 2011. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Luís Miguel demitido" [Luís Miguel is fired]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 27 November 2011. Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  14. ^ "Henrique Calisto confirmado na Mata Real" [Henrique Calisto confirmed at Mata Real]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 30 November 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  15. ^ "Saída de Daúto já é oficial" [Daúto's leaving is now official]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 30 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Sérgio Conceição é o novo treinador" [Sérgio Conceição is the new manager]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 1 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Domingos sai, Sá Pinto promovido" [Domingos leaves, Sá Pinto promoted]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 13 February 2012. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  18. ^ "Rui Bento anuncia demissão" [Rui Bento announces his resignation]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  19. ^ "Ulisses Morais oficializado" [Ulisses Morais is official]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 27 February 2012. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  20. ^ a b "Henrique Nunes substitui Quim Machado no Feirense" [Henrique Nunes substitutes Quim Machado at Feirense]. Público (in Portuguese). 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  21. ^ http://www.lpfp.pt/liga_zon_sagres/pages/classificacao_resultados.aspx
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  23. ^ "Estatísticas da Liga" [League Statistics]. Mais Futebol. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  24. ^ Wolfswinkel wins Best Player Award September ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  25. ^ Capel wins Best Player Award October ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  26. ^ Toscano wins Best Player Award November ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  27. ^ Buval wins Best Player Award December[permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  28. ^ "Cardozo eleito o jogador do mês de janeiro" [Cardozo elected best player of January] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  29. ^ a b Lima eleito melhor jogador de fevereiro pelo Sindicato Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  30. ^ Mossoró eleito o melhor de março pelo Sindicato Archived 3 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  31. ^ a b Hulk eleito jogador do mês Archived 10 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  32. ^ Wilson Eduardo wins Best Young Player Award September ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  33. ^ Gomes wins Best Young Player Award October ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  34. ^ [sjpf.sapo.pt/default.aspx?ctrl=noticiasdetalhe&id=7530&inter=0 Pinto wins Best Young Player Award November] ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  35. ^ Adrien wins Best Young Player Award December[permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  36. ^ Candeias recebe prémio do Sindicato Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  37. ^ Salvador Agra eleito o melhor jovem de março Archived 3 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
  38. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2039441/index.html?intcmp=newsreader_news_box_1
  39. ^ a b c d e "Hulk conquista prémio de melhor jogador da Liga 2011/12" [Hulk wins award for best player in the League 2011/12] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.