2019–20 Primeira Liga

The 2019–20 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons) was the 86th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. The season started on 9 August 2019 and was finished on 26 July 2020.

Primeira Liga
Season2019–20
Dates9 August 2019 – 26 July 2020
ChampionsPorto
29th title
RelegatedVitória de Setubal
Desportivo das Aves
Champions LeaguePorto
Benfica
Europa LeagueBraga
Sporting CP
Rio Ave
Matches played306
Goals scored763 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorerCarlos Vinícius
Mehdi Taremi
Pizzi
(18 goals each)[1][2]
Biggest home winBenfica 5–0 Paços de Ferreira
(10 August 2019)
Vitória de Guimarães 5–0 Belenenses
(30 October 2019)
Porto 5–0 Belenenses
(5 July 2020)
Biggest away winFamalicão 0–7 Vitória de Guimarães
(8 February 2020)
Highest scoringBelenenses 1–7 Braga
(4 January 2020)
Longest winning run16 matches[3]
Benfica
Longest unbeaten run16 matches[3]
Benfica
Longest winless run12 matches[3]
Portimonense
Longest losing run11 matches[3]
Desportivo das Aves
Highest attendance62,956[3]
Benfica 5–0 Paços de Ferreira
(10 August 2019)
Lowest attendancePre-spectatorless matches:[note 1]
821
Belenenses 0–2 Rio Ave
(22 September 2019)
Attendance2,406,284 (7,864 per match)[note 2]
All statistics correct as of 16 June 2020.

Benfica were the defending champions, after winning their 37th league title in the previous season. Paços de Ferreira and Famalicão were promoted from the second-tier 2018–19 LigaPro, while Gil Vicente were promoted directly from the third-tier 2018–19 Campeonato de Portugal by court decision. They replaced Chaves, Nacional and Feirense, who were relegated to the 2019–20 LigaPro.

On 12 March 2020, the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) suspended the Primeira Liga due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal. Following the government's approval, the league resumed play on 3 June, with matches of the remaining ten matchdays taking place behind closed doors.[4]

On 15 July 2020, Porto secured their 29th league title with two matches remaining after defeating Sporting CP 2–0 at home.

After the end of the season, on 26 July, Desportivo das Aves and Portimonense were relegated to the 2020–21 LigaPro. However, two days later, Desportivo das Aves and Vitória de Setubal were relegated to the 2020–21 Campeonato de Portugal by decision of the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional ("LPFP") after both clubs failed to meet the necessary requirements to obtain a licence for registration to participate in professional domestic competitions.[5]

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal, on 10 March 2020, the LPFP announced that all fixtures on matchday 24 (6–8 March) would be played behind closed doors following the Portuguese government to suspend events in open spaces with more than 5,000 people, as well as events behind closed doors with more than 1,000 participants, until 3 April.[6] Two days later, the LPFP suspended the Primeira Liga and LigaPro until further notice because of effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Portugal. The decision was taken following the Portuguese Football Federation ("FPF")'s announcement of suspending their own non-professional football and futsal competitions and also due to an emergency meeting between the Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol ("SJPF"), the LPFP and the FPF to monitor the situation, in view of the proposal to suspend all sports competitions, which the SJPF added that in case of infection, there would be an aggravated loss.[7] Shortly after, LPFP president Pedro Proença met with several presidents of Primeira Liga's clubs to assess the impact of the stoppage of professional championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He revealed an COVID-19 economic support plan to support the treasury of various clubs in the Primeira Liga and LigaPro.[8] Afterwards, the LPFP announced the creation of an Economic Impact Monitoring Group that would be responsible for presenting measures to support the clubs that competed in the Primeira Liga and LigaPro.[9] The FPF also opened an credit line to support the finances of non-professional football and futsal clubs in the amount of one million euros to minimize the effects of the pandemic on their finances.[10]

On 28 April, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa reunited with the presidents of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal (S.L. Benfica, Sporting CP and FC Porto), the president of the FPF and the president of the LPFP to discuss the conditions of the return of football in Portugal.[11] The reunion caused some controversy for some Primeira Liga clubs such as Braga and Vitória de Guimarães, who were not satisfied that only the "Big Three" clubs were the only ones invited to the discussion, and instead believed all Primeira Liga clubs should have been invited.[12] Two days later, António Costa approved the return of the league, with all matches being resumed behind closed doors following the consent of the Portuguese Ministry of Health.[13]

On 11 May, it was announced that several teams in the Primeira Liga had players tested positive for COVID-19, with Benfica having a player from its reserve team to be infected, followed by three players from Famalicão, Moreirense and Vitória de Guimarães that were sent home and were isolated from the rest of their respective teams.[14] On 20 May, LPFP president Pedro Proença president proposed that following the restart of the league, the matches played should be shown on the free-to-air television station RTP in Portugal instead of the pay TV subscriptions, with the backing of the Portuguese government. However, this proposal caused some controversy with the league's main sponsor, NOS, and several other sponsors, as well as various other clubs in the league, most notably Benfica and Porto.[15] This prompted rumours that Proença could be forced to end his term prematurely, rumours Proença later dismissed.[16][17] Later that month, Benfica left the board of LPFP due to the controversy.[18]

On 14 May, after a meeting of all clubs, five substitutions will be permitted, which was temporarily allowed by IFAB following a proposal by FIFA to lessen the impact of fixture congestion.[19][20][21] On 22 May, the LPFP announced that the league would be resumed on 3 June.[4] On 27 May, it was announced that one of the assistant referees for a league match between Benfica and Marítimo had tested positive for COVID-19, leading him to be replaced by another referee for the scheduled league match.[22]

On 30 May, the LPFP approved a plan to resume the league, but during the reunion between all clubs of the league, Marítimo refused to accept the five substitutions rules, leading the rule to be accepted on 8 June by the LPFP despite Marítimo's refusal.[23][24]

TeamsEdit

Eighteen teams competed in the league – the top fifteen teams from the previous season, the two teams promoted from the LigaPro (Paços de Ferreira and Famalicão) and one team promoted directly from the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal (Gil Vicente). Paços de Ferreira came back to the top division one season after being relegated,[25] while Famalicão secured their return after a 25-year absence.[26] Gil Vicente, having been relegated to the third-level of Portuguese football in the 2018–19 season, were reinstated in the Primeira Liga by court decision, five years after their last participation.[27] These three teams replaced Chaves, Feirense (both relegated after three years in the top flight), and Nacional (relegated one season after their promotion).

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Azores)
Team Location Stadium Capacity[28] 2018–19
Belenenses SAD Oeiras Estádio Nacional 37,593 9th
Benfica Lisbon Estádio da Luz 64,642 1st
Boavista Porto Estádio do Bessa 28,263 8th
Braga Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga 30,286 4th
Desportivo das Aves Vila das Aves Estádio do CD Aves 6,230 14th
Famalicão Vila Nova de Famalicão Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho 5,307 2nd (LP)
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,504 *(CP)
Marítimo Funchal Estádio do Marítimo 10,932 12th
Moreirense Moreira de Cónegos Parque de Jogos Comendador
Joaquim de Almeida Freitas
6,153 6th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 9,076 1st (LP)
Portimonense Portimão Estádio Municipal de Portimão 6,204 11th
Porto Porto Estádio do Dragão 50,033 2nd
Rio Ave Vila do Conde Estádio dos Arcos 9,065 7th
Santa Clara Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 12,000 10th
Sporting CP Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 50,095 3rd
Tondela Tondela Estádio João Cardoso 5,000 15th
Vitória de Guimarães Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,000 5th
Vitória de Setúbal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 15,720 13th

Personnel and sponsorsEdit

Team Manager(s) Captain Kit Manufacturer Main Sponsor
Belenenses SAD   Petit   Gonçalo Silva   Lacatoni   Kia Motors
Benfica   Nélson Veríssimo   Jardel   Adidas   Emirates
Boavista   Daniel Ramos   Idris   PlayGround Stars   VITO Tools
Braga   Artur Jorge   Fransérgio   Hummel   Betano
Desportivo das Aves   Nuno Manta Santos   Afonso Figueiredo   Lacatoni   AMCO Credit
Famalicão   João Pedro Sousa   Rafael Defendi   Macron   Porminho
Gil Vicente   Vítor Oliveira   Rúben Fernandes   Lacatoni   Las Kasas
Marítimo   José Gomes   Edgar Costa   Nike -
Moreirense   Ricardo Soares   João Aurélio   CDT -
Paços de Ferreira   Pepa   Pedrinho   Joma   Aldro Energy
Portimonense   Paulo Sérgio   Jadson   Mizuno   Ceremony
Porto   Sérgio Conceição   Danilo Pereira   New Balance   MEO
Rio Ave   Carlos Carvalhal   Tarantini   Nike   MEO
Santa Clara   João Henriques   Osama Rashid   Nike   Santander Bank
Sporting CP   Rúben Amorim   Sebastián Coates   Macron   NOS
Tondela   Natxo González   Cláudio Ramos   CDT   Cabriz
Vitória de Guimarães   Ivo Vieira   Pedro Henrique   Macron -
Vitória de Setúbal   Lito Vidigal   Vasco Fernandes   Hummel   SGS Car

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner Date of vacancy Pos in table Incoming manager Date of appointment Ref.
Paços de Ferreira   Filó Sacked 2 September 2019 18th   Pepa 2 September 2019 [29]
Sporting CP   Marcel Keizer Mutual consent 3 September 2019 7th   Leonel Pontes (caretaker) 3 September 2019 [30]
Belenenses SAD   Silas Sacked 5 September 2019 17th   Pedro Ribeiro 13 September 2019 [31]
Sporting CP   Leonel Pontes (caretaker) End of caretaker role 25 September 2019 9th   Silas 26 September 2019 [32]
Aves   Augusto Inácio Sacked 21 October 2019 18th   Leandro Pires (Caretaker) 21 October 2019 [33]
Vitória de Setúbal   Sandro Mendes Sacked 27 October 2019 14th   Albert Meyong (caretaker) 30 October 2019 [34]
Vitória de Setúbal   Albert Meyong (caretaker) End of caretaker role 11 November 2019 12th   Julio Velázquez 11 November 2019 [35]
Marítimo   Nuno Manta Santos Mutual consent 11 November 2019 14th   José Gomes 14 November 2019 [36]
Aves   Leandro Pires (Caretaker) End of caretaker role 13 November 2019 18th   Nuno Manta Santos 13 November 2019 [37]
Moreirense   Vítor Campelos Mutual consent 16 December 2019 11th   Ricardo Soares 18 December 2019 [38]
Boavista   Lito Vidigal Sacked 17 December 2019 8th   Daniel Ramos 18 December 2019 [39]
Braga   Ricardo Sá Pinto Sacked 23 December 2019 10th   Rúben Amorim 27 December 2019 [40]
Belenenses SAD   Pedro Ribeiro Resigned 12 January 2020 17th   Petit 15 January 2020 [41]
Portimonense   António Folha Resigned 18 January 2020 17th   Bruno Lopes
  Joaquim Rolão Preto
19 January 2020
6 February 2020
[42][43]
Portimonense   Bruno Lopes
  Joaquim Rolão Preto
End of caretaker role 10 February 2020 17th   Paulo Sérgio 10 February 2020 [44]
Sporting CP   Silas Mutual consent 3 March 2020 4th   Rúben Amorim 5 March 2020 [45]
Braga   Rúben Amorim Signed by Sporting CP 5 March 2020 3rd   Custódio 5 March 2020 [46]
Benfica   Bruno Lage Resigned 29 June 2020 2nd   Nélson Veríssimo 30 June 2020 [47][48]
Braga   Custódio Resigned 1 July 2020 4th   Artur Jorge 1 July 2020 [49][50]
Vitória de Setúbal   Julio Velázquez Mutual consent 2 July 2020 15th   Albert Meyong (caretaker) 2 July 2020 [51]
Vitória de Setúbal   Albert Meyong (caretaker) End of caretaker role 5 July 2020 15th   Alexandre Santana 5 July 2020 [52]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 26 4 4 74 22 +52 82 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Benfica 34 24 5 5 71 26 +45 77 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
3 Braga 34 18 6 10 61 40 +21 60[a] Qualification for the Europa League group stage[b]
4 Sporting CP 34 18 6 10 49 34 +15 60[a] Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[b]
5 Rio Ave 34 15 10 9 48 36 +12 55 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
6 Famalicão 34 14 12 8 53 51 +2 54
7 Vitória de Guimarães 34 13 11 10 53 38 +15 50
8 Moreirense 34 10 13 11 42 44 −2 43[c]
9 Santa Clara 34 11 10 13 36 41 −5 43[c]
10 Gil Vicente 34 11 10 13 40 44 −4 43[c]
11 Marítimo 34 9 12 13 34 42 −8 39[d]
12 Boavista 34 10 9 15 28 39 −11 39[d]
13 Paços de Ferreira 34 11 6 17 36 52 −16 39[d]
14 Tondela 34 9 9 16 30 44 −14 36
15 Belenenses SAD 34 9 8 17 27 54 −27 35
16 Vitória de Setúbal (R) 34 7 13 14 27 43 −16 34 Relegation to the Campeonato de Portugal[e]
17 Portimonense 34 7 12 15 30 45 −15 33
18 Aves (R) 34 5 2 27 24 68 −44 17 Relegation to the Campeonato de Portugal[e]
Source: Liga Portugal
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.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Braga 1, Sporting 0
  2. ^ a b c Since the winners of the 2019–20 Taça de Portugal, Porto, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the spot awarded to the third-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the fourth-placed team, and the spot awarded to the fourth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the fifth-placed team.
  3. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Moreirense 9, Santa Clara 7, Gil Vicente 1
  4. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Marítimo 12, Boavista 4, Paços de Ferreira 1
  5. ^ a b Vitória de Setúbal and Aves failed to produce valid licensing documentation to compete in the 2020–21 seasons of the Primeira Liga and LigaPro, respectively, so they were punished by the Portuguese Professional Football League with direct relegation to the Campeonato de Portugal. As a result, Portimonense (17th place) were invited to remain in the top tier for the 2020–21 season.[53]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Porto14633333122222222222222111111111111
Benfica1132222211111111111111222222222222
Braga2771316161181010967865553433333344444443
Sporting CP6316575444444344444344444433333334
Rio Ave61365848779796677776555556666565665
Famalicão3221111333333433335666675555656556
Vitoria de Guimarães61213141064555575556667787767777777777
Moreirense167879101212121313111311131313131313141012889109888888
Santa Clara171011979799811131415141414141197881098981010111099
Gil Vicente411121013121415151410810121188121212101199101111111111991010
Marítimo6151711151510111115141615131211111114141215151515151516131212111211
Boavista435445666665998912128899101111108109910121112
Paços de Ferreira18181818181717171717171717171615151516161616161616161612141313131313
Tondela1013986891087810810910101010111314141414141415161616171514
Belenenses SAD8161517121416131312151212141516161615151513131313131314121414141415
Vitoria de Setúbal1017161611111314131112141171012999101112111212121213151515151616
Portimonense1051012141315161616161516161717171717171717171717171717171717161717
Desportivo das Aves1471415171818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818
Leader and UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
Relegation to LigaPro
Updated to match(es) played on 10 June 2020. Source: Liga Portugal (in Portuguese)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEL BEN BOA BRA DAV FAM GVI MAR MOR PAÇ PRT POR RAV STC SCP TON VGU VSE
Belenenses 0–2 0–1 1–7 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–1
Benfica 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–4 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0
Boavista 1–2 1–4 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1
Braga 1–1 0–4 0–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 3–1
Desportivo das Aves 0–2 0–4 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 0–0 0–4 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0
Famalicão 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 4–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–7 3–0
Gil Vicente 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–5 3–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 0–0
Marítimo 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–1
Moreirense 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–4 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1
Paços de Ferreira 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–5 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–3
Portimonense 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–0
Porto 5–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 6–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 4–0
Rio Ave 0–0 1–2 2–0 4–3 5–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–0
Santa Clara 0–0 1–2 1–2 3–2 3–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–4 1–0 2–2 1–1
Sporting CP 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0
Tondela 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 0–3
Vitória de Guimarães 5–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0
Vitória de Setúbal 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–4 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–1
Source: Liga Portugal
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Carlos Vinícius Benfica 18
  Mehdi Taremi Rio Ave
  Pizzi Benfica
4   Paulinho Braga 17
5   Fábio Abreu Moreirense 13
6   Moussa Marega Porto 12
  Fábio Martins Famalicão
  Ricardo Horta Braga
9   Alex Telles Porto 11
  Douglas Tanque Paços de Ferreira

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Zé Luís Porto Vitória de Setúbal 4–0 (H) 17 August 2019
  Mehdi Taremi Rio Ave Aves 5–1 (H) 24 August 2019
  Paulinho Braga Paços de Ferreira 5–1 (A) 10 July 2020
Notes

(H) – Home team
(A) – Away team

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists
1   Pizzi Benfica 14
2   Jesús Corona Porto 11
3   Otávio Porto 9
4   Alex Telles Porto 8
  Bruno Tabata Portimonense
6   Bruno Fernandes Sporting CP 7
  Paulinho Braga
8   Álex Grimaldo Benfica 6
  Lincoln Santa Clara
  Carlos Mané Rio Ave
  Carlos Vinícius Benfica
  Fábio Martins Famalicão
  Ricardo Esgaio Braga

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Agustín Marchesín Porto 18
2   Odysseas Vlachodimos Benfica 16
3   Giorgi Makaridze Vitória de Setúbal 13
4   Paweł Kieszek Rio Ave 11
5   Douglas Vitória de Guimarães 10
  Amir Abedzadeh Marítimo
  Luís Maximiano Sporting CP
8   Marco Pereira Santa Clara 9
  Cláudio Ramos Tondela
10   Denis Gil Vicente 8
  Mateus Pasinato Moreirense

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goalkeeper of the Month Defender of the Month Midfielder of the Month Forward of the Month Goal of the Month
Name Club Name Club Name Club Name Club Name Club Name Club Name Club Against/Date
August[58]   João Pedro Sousa Famalicão   Pizzi Benfica   Agustín Marchesín Porto   Alex Telles Porto   Bruno Fernandes Sporting   Zé Luís Porto   Davidson Vitória Guimarães Boavista
18 August
September[59]   Fábio Martins Famalicão   Nehuén Pérez Famalicão   Fábio Martins Famalicão   Rúben Lameiras Famalicão Sporting
19 September
October/November[60]   Vítor Oliveira Gil Vicente   Carlos Vinícius Benfica   Rúben Dias Benfica   Pizzi Benfica   Carlos Vinícius Benfica   Alex Telles Porto Boavista
10 November
December[61]   Bruno Lage Benfica   Pizzi   Alex Telles Porto   Zé Luís Porto Paços de Ferreira
2 December
January[62]   Ricardo Horta Braga   Helton Leite Boavista   Edmond Tapsoba Vitória Guimarães   Bruno Fernandes Sporting CP   Ricardo Horta Braga   Jesus Corona Moreirense
10 January
February[63]   Sérgio Conceição Porto   Alex Telles Porto   Alex Telles Porto   Sérgio Oliveira Porto   Sandro Lima Gil Vicente   Pedro Nuno Moreirense Gil Vicente
2 February
June   Paulo Sérgio Portimonense   Jovane Cabral Sporting   René Santos Marítimo   Pedro Gonçalves Famalicão   Douglas Tanque Paços de Ferreira   Bruno Santos Paços de Ferreira Rio Ave
7 June
July   Soares Porto Moreirense
20 July

Annual awardsEdit

Annual awards were announced on 29 August 2020.[64]

Award Winner Club
Player of the Season   Jesús Corona Porto
Manager of the Season   Sérgio Conceição
Goal of the Season   Zé Luís
Young Player of the Season   Pedro Gonçalves Famalicão
Top goalscorer   Carlos Vinícius Benfica
  Mehdi Taremi Rio Ave
  Pizzi Benfica
Player Fair-Play Prize   Paweł Kieszek Rio Ave
Club Fair-Play Prize Gil Vicente
Turf of the Season Portimonense
Team of the Year
Team of the Year
Goalkeeper   Agustín Marchesín (Porto)
Defence   Ricardo Esgaio (Braga)   Pepe (Porto)   Rúben Dias (Benfica)   Alex Telles (Porto)
Midfield   Pizzi (Benfica)   Pedro Gonçalves (Famalicão)   Otávio (Porto)
Attack   Jesús Corona (Porto)   Paulinho (Braga)   Mehdi Taremi (Rio Ave)

Number of teams by districtEdit

Rank District Football Associations Number Teams
1   Braga 5 Braga, Famalicão, Gil Vicente, Moreirense and Vitória de Guimarães
  Porto Boavista, Desportivo das Aves, Paços de Ferreira, Porto and Rio Ave
3   Lisbon 3 Belenenses, Benfica and Sporting CP
4   Faro 1 Portimonense
  Funchal Marítimo
  Ponta Delgada Santa Clara
  Setúbal Vitória de Setúbal
  Viseu Tondela

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All 90 matches played after 14 March 2020 were played behind closed doors without any spectators.
  2. ^ The average league attendance was 11,140 after 216 matches prior to fixtures being played behind closed doors.

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