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The 2012–13 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga ZON Sagres for sponsorship reasons) was the 79th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 19 August 2012 and concluded on 19 May 2013.[4] Sixteen teams contested the league, fourteen of which 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 third consecutive and 27th overall title, after completing their second unbeaten season in three years. Porto striker Jackson Martínez was the top scorer with 26 goals.

Primeira Liga
Season2012–13
ChampionsPorto
27th title
RelegatedMoreirense
Beira-Mar
Champions LeaguePorto
Benfica
Paços de Ferreira
Europa LeagueVitória de Guimarães
Braga
Estoril
Matches played240
Goals scored667 (2.78 per match)
Best PlayerNemanja Matić
Top goalscorerJackson Martínez
(26 goals)[1]
Best goalkeeperHelton
Biggest home winPorto 5–0 Marítimo
Vitória de Setúbal 5–0 Moreirense
Porto 5–0 Gil Vicente
Benfica 5–0 Gil Vicente
Benfica 6–1 Rio Ave
Biggest away winVitória de Setúbal 0–5 Benfica
Moreirense 0–5 Paços de Ferreira
Highest scoringBraga 4–4 Olhanense
Vitória de Setúbal 3–5 Rio Ave
Longest winning runBenfica 9 games
(28 September 2012–6 January 2013; 17 February–29 April 2013)
Longest unbeaten runPorto 30 games
(19 August 2012–19 May 2013)
Longest winless runMoreirense 14 games
(2 September 2012–27 January 2013)
Longest losing runVitória de Setúbal 5 games
(2 March–7 April 2013)
Highest attendance62,553[2]
Benfica 2–0 Sporting CP
(21 April 2013)
Lowest attendance1,221[2]
Paços de Ferreira 1–1 Moreirense
(19 August 2012)
Total attendance2,343,284[3]
Average attendance9,764[3]

TeamsEdit

A total of sixteen teams contested the league, fourteen of which were present in the 2011–12 Primeira Liga and two of which were promoted from the 2011–12 Liga de Honra. The two relegated teams after the 2011–12 season were Feirense and União de Leiria, who returned to the Liga de Honra after one and three years, respectively, in the top level. Replacing them in the top-flight division were 2011–12 Liga de Honra champions Estoril and runners-up Moreirense, both returning after a seven-year absence. Estoril contested their 21st season in the Primeira Liga, while Moreirense participated only for the fourth time.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2012–13 Liga ZON Sagres
Location of teams in the 2012–13 Liga ZON Sagres
Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2011–12 Current spell
Académica Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 30,210 13th 2002–03
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,467 2nd 1934–35
Beira-Mar Aveiro Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 30,127 12th 2010–11
Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 Liga de Honra, 1st 2012–13
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,374 9th 2011–12
Marítimo Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 8,922 5th 1985–86
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 9,000 Liga de Honra, 2nd 2012–13
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,132 7th 2002–03
Olhanense Olhão Estádio José Arcanjo 11,622 8th 2009–10
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 5,255 10th 2005–06
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,399 Champion 1934–35
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 12,815 14th 2008–09
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,080 4th 1934–35
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,152 3rd 1974–75
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,165 6th 2007–08
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 18,692 11th 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   Pedro Emanuel   Orlando Nike EFAPEL
Beira-Mar   Costinha   Hugo hummel 32 Group
Benfica   Jorge Jesus   Luisão adidas meo (H) / tmn (A)
Estoril   Marco Silva   Vagner Joma Gelpeixe
Gil Vicente   Paulo Alves   Paulo Arantes Macron Carnes Campicarn
Marítimo   Pedro Martins   Briguel Lacatoni Banif
Moreirense   Augusto Inácio   Francisco Castro Cdt
Nacional   Manuel Machado   Moreno hummel Banif
Olhanense   Manuel Cajuda   Rui Duarte Lacatoni Casais, SA
Paços de Ferreira   Paulo Fonseca   Filipe Anunciação Lacatoni Capital do Móvel
Porto   Vítor Pereira   Helton Nike meo (H) / tmn (A)
Rio Ave   Nuno   Gaspar Lacatoni ASC ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÃO
Sporting CP   Jesualdo Ferreira   Rui Patrício Puma tmn (H) / meo (A)
Braga   José Peseiro   Alan Macron AXA
Vitória de Guimarães   Rui Vitória   Alex Lacatoni Espaço Guimarães / Smile.Up / Super Bock
Vitória de Setúbal   José Mota   Ricardo Silva Lacatoni Kia

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Paços de Ferreira   Henrique Calisto Resigned 12 May 2012   Paulo Fonseca 25 May 2012 Pre-season
Sporting CP   Ricardo Sá Pinto Resigned 5 October 2012[5]   Oceano 5 October 2012[6] 7th
Nacional   Pedro Caixinha Sacked 11 October 2012[7]   Manuel Machado 13 October 2012[8] 14th
Sporting CP   Oceano Replaced 24 October 2012   Franky Vercauteren 24 October 2012[9] 12th
Olhanense   Sérgio Conceição Resigned 7 January 2013[10]   Manuel Cajuda 8 January 2013[11] 8th
Sporting CP   Franky Vercauteren Resigned 7 January 2013[12]   Jesualdo Ferreira 7 January 2013[13] 12th
Moreirense   Jorge Casquilha Resigned 30 January 2013[14]   Augusto Inácio 30 January 2013[15] 16th
Beira-Mar   Ulisses Morais Resigned 16 February 2013[16]   Costinha 18 February 2013[17] 15th
Académica   Pedro Emanuel Sacked 7 April 2013[18]   Sérgio Conceição 8 April 2013[19] 14th
Olhanense   Manuel Cajuda Resigned 1 May 2013[20]   Bruno Saraiva 1 May 2013[21] 15th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 30 24 6 0 70 14 +56 78 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 30 24 5 1 77 20 +57 77
3 Paços de Ferreira 30 14 12 4 42 29 +13 54 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Braga 30 16 4 10 60 44 +16 52 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Estoril 30 13 6 11 47 37 +10 45 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
6 Rio Ave 30 12 6 12 35 42 −7 42[a]
7 Sporting CP 30 11 9 10 36 36 0 42[a]
8 Nacional 30 11 7 12 45 51 −6 40[b]
9 Vitória de Guimarães 30 11 7 12 36 47 −11 40[b] 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Group stage[c]
10 Marítimo 30 9 11 10 34 45 −11 38
11 Académica 30 6 10 14 33 45 −12 28
12 Vitória de Setúbal 30 7 5 18 30 55 −25 26
13 Gil Vicente 30 6 7 17 31 54 −23 25[d]
14 Olhanense 30 5 10 15 26 42 −16 25[d]
15 Moreirense (R) 30 5 9 16 30 51 −21 24 Relegation to 2013–14 Segunda Liga
16 Beira-Mar (R) 30 5 8 17 35 55 −20 23
Source: LPFP (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.)[22]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Rio Ave ahead of Sporting CP on head-to-head record; Rio Ave–Sporting CP 2–1, Sporting CP–Rio Ave 0–1
  2. ^ a b Nacional ahead of Vitória de Guimarães on head-to-head record; Nacional–Vitória de Guimarães 2–1, Vitória de Guimarães–Nacional 1–3
  3. ^ Vitória de Guimarães qualified for the group stage of 2013–14 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2012–13 Taça de Portugal.
  4. ^ a b Gil Vicente ahead of Olhanense on head-to-head record; Gil Vicente–Olhanense 2–0, Olhanense–Gil Vicente 2–2

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Porto1122121211122222111112222222211
Benfica511212122211111222221111111122
Paços de Ferreira994469654554444433333443333333
Braga536333333333333344444334444444
Estoril15111155111486666767786877856565655
Rio Ave1678131154454455555555555698108886
Sporting CP11121277121013108910128899109111010108797777
Nacional51416151315151614910111491211111111999971079998
Vitória de Guimarães11151491475687776766687886710956569
Marítimo265812691112138910109101076667856810101010
Académica389114881013141515111410879101212121212131313111111
Vitória de Setúbal51615109101177101115151215151514121011111111111111121212
Gil Vicente11101014847911121313131511131212131313131415121212131313
Olhanense1571215141312911121281314121313141414141513141414141414
Moreirense94361013121415151616161616161616161615151314151515161515
Beira-Mar313131616161615161614891113141415151516161616161616151616
Leader
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2013–14 Segunda Liga

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACA BEM BEN BRA ESP GVI MAR MOR NAC OLH PAÇ POR RAV SCP VGU VSE
Académica 3–1 2–2 1–4 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–2
Beira-Mar 3–3 0–1 3–3 0–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–4 2–2 1–1
Benfica 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 5–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 6–1 2–0 3–0 3–0
Braga 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 4–4 2–3 0–2 4–1 2–3 3–2 4–1
Estoril Praia 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0
Gil Vicente 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–3 1–3 4–2 4–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–0 0–0
Marítimo 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Moreirense 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–5 0–3 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1
Nacional 2–1 2–4 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2
Olhanense 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–1
Paços de Ferreira 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0
Porto 2–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0
Rio Ave 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–1
Sporting CP 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Vitória de Guimarães 2–0 2–1 0–4 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–4 0–1 0–0 2–1
Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 1–0 0–5 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–4 5–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 3–5 2–1 2–3
Source: LPFP (in Portuguese)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estatísticas gerais". LPFP.pt. Portuguese League for Professional Football. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Painel de Espectadores" [Average attendance list]. lpfp.pt. LPFP. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Estatísticas comparadas". LPFP.pt. Portuguese League for Professional Football. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Calendário" [Calendar]. LPFP (in Portuguese). 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Leões confirmam saída de Sá Pinto" [Leões confirms Sá Pinto's exit]. Record. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Oceano substitui Ricardo Sá Pinto como treinador" [Oceano substitute Ricardo Sá Pinto as manager]. A Bola. 5 October 2012. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Pedro Caixinha sai e Machado deve voltar" [Pedro Caixinha leaves and Machado most likely to return]. A Bola. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Manuel Machado confirmado" [Manuel Machado confirmed]. Record. 13 October 2012. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  9. ^ "SAD oficializa Vercauteren como treinador" [SAD oficializes Vercauteren as manager]. A Bola. 24 October 2012. Archived from the original on 27 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Sérgio Conceição de saída" [Sérgio Conceição is leaving]. A Bola. 7 January 2013. Archived from the original on 9 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Cajuda orienta treino e é apresentado" [Cajuda takes over training and is presented]. Record. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Leões rescindem com Vercauteren, Jesualdo acumula funções" [Lions resign with Vercauteren, Jesualdo accumulates functions]. A Bola. 7 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Jesualdo Ferreira assume Sporting" [Jesualdo Ferreira assumes Sporting]. O Jogo. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Jorge Casquilha rescindiu" [Jorge Casquilha resigns]. A Bola. 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Augusto Inácio apresentado esta quinta-feira" [Augusto Inácio presented on Thursday]. A Bola. 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Ulisses Morais deixa o comando da equipa" [Ulisses Morais leaves command of the team]. Record. 16 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  17. ^ "Costinha é o novo treinador" [Costinha éis the new manager]. A Bola. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  18. ^ "Pedro Emanuel despedido" [Pedro Emanuel sacked]. A Bola. 7 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  19. ^ "Briosa oficializa Sérgio Conceição" [Briosa oficializes Sérgio Conceição]. A Bola. 8 April 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  20. ^ "Manuel Cajuda deixa comando técnico do Olhanense" [Manuel Cajuda leaves command of Olhanense]. SAPO. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  21. ^ "Bruno Saraiva vai assumir comando dos algarvios" [Bruno Saraiva assumes command of the algarvios]. Record. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  22. ^ http://www.lpfp.pt/liga_zon_sagres/pages/classificacao_resultados.aspx
  23. ^ "Estatísticas Gerais" [General Statistics]. lpfp.pt. LPFP. 29 September 2012. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  24. ^ James eleito melhor jogador das primeiras cinco jornadas (James elected best player of the first five games) Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Abola, 15 October 2012 (in Portuguese)
  25. ^ Jackson Martínez vence prémio de melhor do mês (Jackson Martínez wins award for player of the month) Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine; A Bola, 4 December 2012 (in Portuguese)
  26. ^ MATIC ELEITO O MELHOR DE DEZEMBRO/JANEIRO (Matic voted best player of December/January) Archived 23 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 1 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
  27. ^ Jackson Martínez eleito o melhor jogador de fevereiro (Jackson Martínez voted best player of February) Archived 10 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Diário de Notícias, 28 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
  28. ^ LIMA ELEITO O MELHOR DE MARÇO (Lima voted best player of March) Archived 21 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 5 April 2013 (in Portuguese)
  29. ^ "MATIC ELEITO O MELHOR DE ABRIL (Matic voted best player of April)". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  30. ^ MIGUEL LOURENÇO E MIGUEL ROSA ELEITOS OS MELHORES JOGADORES JOVENS (Miguel Lourenço and Miguel Rosa voted best young players) Archived 15 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Abola, 8 October 2012 (in Portuguese)
  31. ^ Flávio Ferreira e Bruma eleitos os melhores jogadores jovens de outubro/novembro (Flávio Ferreira and Bruma voted best young players of october/november) Archived 6 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine; A Bola, 10 December 2012 (in Portuguese)
  32. ^ DAVID SIMÃO ELEITO O MELHOR JOGADOR JOVEM (David Simão voted best young player) Archived 5 May 2016 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 4 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
  33. ^ I Liga: Josué foi o melhor jovem em fevereiro (I League: Josué was the best young player in February); SJPF, 5 March 2013 (in Portuguese)
  34. ^ É SEMPRE BOM VER O TRABALHO RECONHECIDO (It always good to have work recognised) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 16 April 2013 (in Portuguese)
  35. ^ O prémio é de toda a equipa (The prize is for the whole team) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 8 May 2013 (in Portuguese)