Campeonato de Portugal (league)

The Campeonato de Portugal (Portuguese for "Championship of Portugal") is the third-level football league in the Portuguese football league system. It is a professional national league organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

Campeonato de Portugal
Campeonato de Portugal Prio 2015.jpg
Founded2013
CountryPortugal
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams56 (from 2021-22)
89 (2020–21)
Level on pyramid3 (to 2020–21)
4 (from 2021–22)
Promotion toLiga Portugal 2 (to 2020–21)
Liga 3 (from 2021–22)
Relegation toPortuguese District Championships
Domestic cup(s)Taça de Portugal
Current championsCasa Pia (1st title)
Most championshipsMafra (2 titles)
TV partnersA Bola TV
Websitefpf.pt
Current: 2020–21 Campeonato de Portugal

The competition began in 2013 as the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (Seniors National Championship), replacing both the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão (the third and fourth tiers of the system, respectively). On 22 October 2015, the competition was renamed the Campeonato de Portugal, its current name.

The FPF announced the creation of Liga 3 (League 3) as the new third level that will start in 2021–22, moving the Campeonato de Portugal one level lower.[1][2]

FormatEdit

The first season, 2013–14, was contested by a total of 80 clubs, which included 19 teams from the District Championships, 39 from the Segunda Divisão, 19 from the Terceira Divisão and three teams relegated from the Segunda Liga during the 2012–13 season. In 2017–18, the format consisted of five series of eighteen teams, arranged according to geographic criteria, with the exception of teams from Madeira (placed in the first series) and from the Azores (placed in the last two series).[3][4] The competition played with four groups of 18 teams in 2018–19 and the curtailed 2019–20 season. It has been played with eight groups of 12 in 2020–21, then it is to be reduced to four of 15 the next season.[2]

Seasons - league tablesEdit

Decade
2010s: 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
2020s: 2020–21

List of championsEdit

Season Championship Final Promotion Play-off
Champions Score Runners-up Final venue Third-placed team Score Fourth-placed team
2013–14 Freamunde 3–2 Oriental Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu Vitória de Guimarães B 0–0, 2–0 Benfica e Castelo Branco
2014–15 Mafra 1–1 (a.e.t.), (4–3 p) Famalicão Estádio Municipal, Marinha Grande Varzim 2–0, 1–1 Casa Pia
2015–16 Cova da Piedade 0–0 (a.e.t.), (2–0 p) Vizela Estádio Municipal, Abrantes Fafe 1–0, 0–0 Casa Pia
2016–17 Real 2–0 Oliveirense Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu Merelinense and Praiense [a]
2017–18 Mafra 2–1 Farense Estádio Nacional, Jamor Not played.
2018–19 Casa Pia 2–2 (a.e.t.), (4–2 p) Vilafranquense
2019–20 Abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic.[b]
  1. ^ Merelinense and Praiense played in the LigaPro play-offs but did not achieve promotion.
  2. ^ Vizela and Arouca were dpromoted for being the two teams with the most points at the time of the suspension.

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runner-up seasons
Mafra 2 0 2014–15, 2017–18
Freamunde 1 0 2013–14
Cova da Piedade 1 0 2015–16
Real 1 0 2016–17
Casa Pia 1 0 2018–19
Oriental 0 1 2013–14
Famalicão 0 1 2014–15
Vizela 0 1 2015–16
Oliveirense 0 1 2016–17
Farense 0 1 2017–18
Vilafranquense 0 1 2018–19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Conhecido o formato da Liga 3" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "FPF avança com 3.ª Liga em 2021/22 e cria megaplano para o Campeonato de Portugal" [FPF advances with 3rd League in 2021–22 and creates megaplan for the Championship of Portugal]. Record.pt (in Portuguese). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. ^ "FPF reformula quadro competitivo" [FPF reformulates competition system]. zerozero.pt (in Portuguese). ZOS, Lda. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Regulamento – Campeonato Nacional de Seniores" [Regulations – Campeonato Nacional de Seniores] (PDF) (in Portuguese). FPF. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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