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The 2014–15 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons) was the 81st season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 15 August 2014 and concluded on 23 May 2015.[5]

Primeira Liga
Season2014–15
ChampionsBenfica
34th title
RelegatedGil Vicente
Penafiel
Champions LeagueBenfica
Porto
Sporting CP
Europa LeagueBraga
Vitória de Guimarães
Belenenses
Matches played306
Goals scored763 (2.49 per match)
Best PlayerJonas[1]
Top goalscorerJackson Martínez
(21 goals)[2]
Best goalkeeperJúlio César[1]
Biggest home winBenfica 6–0 Estoril
(28 February 2015)
Biggest away winV. Setúbal 0–5 Benfica
(12 September 2014)
Arouca 0–5 Porto
(25 October 2014)
Penafiel 1–6 Braga
(29 November 2014)
Gil Vicente 0–5 Benfica
(2 May 2015)
Highest scoringPenafiel 1–6 Braga
(29 November 2014)
Longest winning run9 games
Benfica
Longest unbeaten run16 games
Porto
Longest winless run15 games
Gil Vicente
Académica
Longest losing run5 games
Penafiel
Estoril
Highest attendance63,534[3]
Benfica 0–0 Porto
(26 April 2015)
Lowest attendance430[3]
Arouca 1–3 Paços de Ferreira
(26 April 2015)
Total attendance3,091,276[4]
Average attendance10,102[4]

On 17 May 2015, Benfica won their second consecutive and 34th overall title.

EventsEdit

The league was scaled up to 18 teams, after the Court's rule to nullify Boavista's relegation from the Primeira Liga in the 2007–08 season. Boavista has been invited back in the Primeira Liga, after the club won a legal battle that eventually deemed their forced relegation five years ago unlawful. The club therefore went straight from the third level to the top league.[6][7]

The league was named Liga ZON Sagres until 2013–14 after the sponsorship agreement between Sagres, ZON (now NOS) and the league ended. The league is named Liga NOS since 5 February 2015.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in Liga NOS 2014–15 (Madeira)
Team Home City Stadium Capacity 2013–14 finish
Académica Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 30,210 8th
Arouca Arouca Estádio Municipal de Arouca 5,000 12th
Belenenses Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 19,300 14th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 65,642 1st
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 28,263 4th in the North Zone in C.N.
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,154 9th
Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 4th
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,504 13th
Marítimo Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 7,000 6th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 6,100 1st in Segunda Liga
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,142 5th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 5,250 15th and
Play-off Winner
Penafiel Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 7,000 3rd in Segunda Liga
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 52,002 3rd
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio do Rio Ave 12,820 11th
Sporting Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 52,466 2nd
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,146 10th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 18,692 7th

Personnel and sponsorsEdit

Team Head manager Manufacturer Sponsors
Académica   José Viterbo Nike EFAPEL
Arouca   Pedro Emanuel Macron Banco BIC
Belenenses   Jorge Simão Lacatoni
Benfica   Jorge Jesus Adidas MEO (home)
Moche (away)
Boavista   Petit Erreà Mestre da Cor
Braga   Sérgio Conceição Macron Banco BIC
Estoril   Hugo Leal
  Fabiano
Hummel Banco BIC
Gil Vicente   José Mota Macron Barcelos
Marítimo   Ivo Vieira Lacatoni BANIF
Moreirense   Miguel Leal cdt
Nacional   Manuel Machado Hummel BANIF
Paços de Ferreira   Paulo Fonseca Lacatoni Banco BIC
Penafiel   Carlos Brito Desportreino Banco BIC
Porto   Julen Lopetegui Warrior MEO (home)
Moche (away)
Rio Ave   Pedro Martins Lacatoni
Sporting   Marco Silva Macron MEO (home)
Moche (away)
Vitória de Guimarães   Rui Vitória Nike Banco BIC
Vitória de Setúbal   Bruno Ribeiro Hummel KIA

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Marítimo   Pedro Martins Resigned 11 May 2014[8][9] Pre-season   Leonel Pontes 8 May 2014[10]
Porto   Luís Castro Contract expired 11 May 2014[11]   Julen Lopetegui 6 May 2014[12]
Braga   Jorge Paixão Contract expired 11 May 2014[13]   Sérgio Conceição 26 May 2014[14]
Estoril   Marco Silva Resigned 12 May 2014[15]   José Couceiro 24 May 2014[16]
Vitória de Setúbal   José Couceiro Mutual agreement 15 May 2014[17]   Domingos Paciência 22 May 2014[18]
Moreirense   Toni Conceição Mutual agreement 15 May 2014[19]   Miguel Leal 16 May 2014[20]
Penafiel   Miguel Leal Signed by Moreirense 16 May 2014[20]   Ricardo Chéu 16 May 2014[21]
Rio Ave   Nuno Espírito Santo Resigned 19 May 2014[22]   Pedro Martins 22 May 2014[23]
Sporting CP   Leonardo Jardim Signed by Monaco 21 May 2014[24]   Marco Silva 21 May 2014[25]
Académica   Sérgio Conceição Signed by Braga 26 May 2014[14]   Paulo Sérgio 31 May 2014[26]
Gil Vicente   João de Deus Mutual agreement 31 August 2014[27] 17th   José Mota 2 September 2014
Penafiel   Ricardo Chéu Mutual agreement 16 September 2014 18th   Rui Quinta 16 September 2014
Vitória de Setúbal   Domingos Paciência Mutual agreement 19 January 2015[28] 15th   Bruno Ribeiro 20 January 2015[29]
Académica   Paulo Sérgio Resigned 17 February 2015 17th   José Viterbo 18 February 2015
Estoril   José Couceiro Resigned 3 March 2015 12th   Hugo Leal
  Fabiano
3 March 2015
Marítimo   Leonel Pontes Resigned 3 March 2015 11th   Ivo Vieira 4 March 2015
Penafiel   Rui Quinta Mutual agreement 16 March 2015[30] 18th   Carlos Brito 19 March 2015
Belenenses   Lito Vidigal Resigned 17 March 2015 7th   Jorge Simão 20 March 2015

Season summaryEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica (C) 34 27 4 3 86 16 +70 85 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Porto 34 25 7 2 74 13 +61 82
3 Sporting CP 34 22 10 2 67 29 +38 76 Qualification to UEFA Champions League play-off round
4 Braga 34 17 7 10 55 28 +27 58 Qualification to UEFA Europa League group stage[a]
5 Vitória de Guimarães 34 15 10 9 50 35 +15 55 Qualification to UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
6 Belenenses 34 12 12 10 34 35 −1 48
7 Nacional 34 13 8 13 45 46 −1 47
8 Paços de Ferreira 34 12 11 11 40 45 −5 47
9 Marítimo 34 12 8 14 46 45 +1 44
10 Rio Ave 34 10 13 11 38 42 −4 43
11 Moreirense 34 11 10 13 33 42 −9 43
12 Estoril 34 9 13 12 38 56 −18 40
13 Boavista 34 9 7 18 27 50 −23 34
14 Vitória de Setúbal 34 7 8 19 24 56 −32 29
15 Académica 34 4 17 13 26 46 −20 29
16 Arouca 34 7 7 20 26 50 −24 28
17 Gil Vicente (R) 34 4 11 19 25 60 −35 23 Relegation to LigaPro
18 Penafiel (R) 34 5 7 22 29 69 −40 22
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in matches between tied teams; 3) goal difference in matches between tied teams; 4) away goals in matches between tied teams; 5) goal difference; 6) wins; 7) goals scored. The LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.[31] Qualification for the 2015–16 Europa League has changed:[32] the best-placed non-qualified domestic championship club will enter the UEFA Europa League from the 2015–16 season, rather than the domestic cup runners-up, should the domestic cup winners also qualify for the UEFA Champions League via the final championship standings.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Sporting CP won the 2014–15 Taça de Portugal, the spot awarded to the cup winner (Europa League group stage) was passed to the fourth-placed team and the spot originally meant for the fourth-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was given to the sixth-placed team.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Benfica4453111111111111111111111111111111
Porto5534322223322222222222222222222222
Sporting CP11788674468645543333333333333333333
Braga1646847675454355555444444444444444
Vitória de Guimarães3222253332233434444555555555555555
Belenenses2367589854567778667666666866667776
Nacional121411141316161113151412131314131212129998899999891097
Paços de Ferreira161512111098746776687978787777677776668
Marítimo1510757359101091010111010111110111010111011111010101010989
Rio Ave611146658788886679687899878889881010
Moreirense781091214121099109999981011121111101110101111111111111111
Estoril101315121115151611121111111011111089101212121212121312121212121212
Boavista18171815151214141613131412121212131313131313131314131213131313131313
Vitória de Setúbal179913141110121411121314161315151414141415161615151515161616161514
Académica8111316161311131214161616171616161616161716151413141414141414141415
Arouca912141091013151516151517141514141515151614141516161616151515151616
Gil Vicente13161617181818181818171818181818181818171517171717171717171717171717
Penafiel14181718171717171717181715151717171717181818181818181818181818181818
Leader
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2015–16 Segunda Liga

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACA ARO BEL BEN BOA BRA EST GVI MAR MOR NAC PAÇ PEN POR RAV SCP VGU VSE
Académica 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 2–4 1–1
Arouca 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 3–3 1–3 0–1 0–5 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–0
Belenenses 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–1
Benfica 5–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 6–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0
Boavista 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–0
Braga 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 5–0
Estoril 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–5 1–1 1–0 1–0
Gil Vicente 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–5 0–0 0–4 1–3 1–1
Marítimo 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–4 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 0–1 4–0 1–1
Moreirense 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–1 3–1
Nacional 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–0
Paços de Ferreira 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 4–1
Penafiel 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–6 1–2 2–1 3–4 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–0
Porto 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 4–0
Rio Ave 3–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 2–0
Sporting CP 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–2 4–1 3–0
Vitória de Guimarães 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1
Vitória de Setúbal 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–5 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 4–1 1–2 0–1

Updated to games played on 23 May 2015.
Source: LPFP (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

Top scorersEdit

As of match played 23 May 2015[2]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Jackson Martínez Porto 21
2   Jonas Benfica 20
3   Lima Benfica 19
4   Marco Matias Nacional 17
5   Islam Slimani Sporting CP 12
  Hassan Rio Ave
7   Fredy Montero Sporting CP 11
  André André Vitória de Guimarães
9   Éder Braga 10
  Bruno Moreira Paços de Ferreira

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Ahmed Hassan Rio Ave Estoril 1–5 24 August 2014
  Talisca Benfica Vitória de Setúbal 0–5 12 September 2014
  André André Vitória de Guimarães Nacional 4–0 4 January 2015
  Mario Rondón Nacional Arouca 3–3 8 February 2015
  Cristian Tello Porto Sporting CP 3–0 1 March 2015

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  36. ^ Rafa Silva eleito o Melhor Jovem da Primeira Liga (Rafa Silva wins Best Young Player Award) Archived 2015-07-14 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 23 January 2015 Portuguese)
  37. ^ João Mário eleito melhor jogador jovem de janeiro
  38. ^ Tobias Figueiredo eleito melhor jogador jovem de fevereiro
  39. ^ Prémio Melhor Jovem entregue a Filipe Ferreira
  40. ^ Liga: Afonso Figueiredo eleito melhor jovem futebolista de abril

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