2011 Girabola

The 2011 Girabola was the 33rd season of top-tier football in Angola. The season ran from 12 March to 6 November 2011. Interclube were the defending champions, having won their 2nd Angolan championship in 2010.

Girabola
Season2011 (Mar 2–Nov 6)
ChampionsRecreativo do Libolo
RelegatedFC Cabinda
Primeiro de Maio
Académica Lobito
Champions LeagueRecreativo do Libolo (Girabola winner)
Matches played240
Goals scored532 (2.22 per match)
Top goalscorerLove Cabungula (20 goals)
Biggest home winPetro Atlético 7–0 Onze Bravos (17 April 2011)
Biggest away winAcadémica do Lobito 1–4 Benfica Luanda (15 May 2011)
Highest scoringPetro Atlético 7–0 Bravos Maquis
2010
2012

The league comprises 16 teams, the bottom three of which will be relegated to the 2012 Gira Angola.[1]

Recreativo Libolo were crowned champions, while FC Cabinda, Primeiro de Maio and Académica Lobito were relegated.[2] Love Cabungula of Petro Luanda finished as top scorer with 20 goals.[3]

Angola was informed by CAF that it will have only 2 teams (one team in each competition) competing in the 2012 CAF club competitions, according to the latest CAF 5-Year Ranking.[4] The Girabola champion will play in the 2012 CAF Champions League.

TeamsEdit

C.D. Huíla, SC Petróleos de Cabinda, and Sport Lubango e Benfica were directly relegated to the Gira Angola after finishing 12th, 13th and 14th respectively in the previous year's standings. They are replaced by First Division Série A champions Progresso, Série B champions Primeiro de Maio, and Académica Lobito, winners of the promotion play-off between Série A and B runners-up.

Changes from 2010 seasonEdit

Relegated: Desportivo da Huíla, Sporting de Cabinda, Benfica do Lubango
Promoted: Académica do Lobito, Primeiro de Maio, Progresso do Sambizanga

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Recreativo do Libolo (C) 30 17 6 7 49 26 +23 57 Qualification for Champions League
2 Kabuscorp 30 17 5 8 47 30 +17 56
3 Petro de Luanda 30 13 12 5 46 28 +18 51
4 Recreativo da Caála 30 14 6 10 37 34 +3 48
5 Interclube 30 11 15 4 31 17 +14 48
6 Primeiro de Agosto 30 10 15 5 37 28 +9 45
7 Sagrada Esperança 30 10 11 9 26 25 +1 41
8 Bravos do Maquis 30 9 11 10 36 41 −5 38
9 ASA 30 9 10 11 28 29 −1 37
10 Académica do Soyo 30 9 10 11 26 28 −2 37
11 Santos FC 30 8 12 10 34 40 −6 36
12 Progresso do Sambizanga 30 9 9 12 28 37 −9 36
13 Benfica de Luanda 30 9 8 13 33 36 −3 35
14 FC de Cabinda (R) 30 7 12 11 25 30 −5 33 Relegation to Provincial stages
15 Primeiro de Maio (R) 30 7 9 14 30 42 −12 30
16 Académica do Lobito (R) 30 2 7 21 19 62 −43 13
Updated to match(es) played on 6 November 2011. Source: Girabola.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points; 7) Play-off.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACL ACS ASA BEN BRA FCC INT KAB PET PRI MAI PRO CAA LIB SAG SAN
Académica do Lobito 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–5 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–2
Académica do Soyo 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
ASA 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 2–3 2–2 1–0
Benfica de Luanda 5–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1
Bravos do Maquis 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–1
FC de Cabinda 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Interclube 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1
Kabuscorp 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–2
Petro de Luanda 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 7–0 0–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0
Primeiro de Agosto 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Primeiro de Maio 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–5 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–2
Progresso do Sambizanga 2–3 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–5 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1
Recreativo da Caála 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
Recreativo do Libolo 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Sagrada Esperança 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Santos FC 1–0 3–5 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 November 2011. Source: girabola.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Love Petro de Luanda 20
2   Sawu Kabuscorp 15
3   Aguinaldo Recreativo do Libolo 13
4   Abel Manfuila Kabuscorp 11
5   Amaro Primeiro de Agosto 10


 2011 Girabola winner 
 
Clube Recreativo Desportivo do Libolo
1st title
Squad: Adawa, Aguinaldo, Alberto, Dany, Edinho, Edy Boyom, Enoque, Fernando, Génesis, Geovany, Gomito, Hugo, Jean-Claude, Lito, Lukose, Machado, Manú, Mendes, Miro, Pitchu, Quinzinho, Rasca, Sanches, Stélvio, Toy, Vado, Viola, Yuri, Zé Kalanga
Head Coach: Zeca Amaral

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ King, Ian (May 6, 2011). "Angola 2011". Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  2. ^ "Recreativo do Libolo empata na consagração". Federação Angolana de Futebol. September 6, 2011. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012.
  3. ^ "Love sagra-se melhor "artilheiro" pela terceira vez". Federação Angolana de Futebol. September 6, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ CAF diminui participação angolana nas afrotaças(portuguese)
  5. ^ "Love Cabungula é o melhor marcador / Palmarés" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 6 Nov 2011. Retrieved 4 Sep 2016.

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