Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
The Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (Portuguese Professional Football League), also known by its acronym LPFP, as well as Liga Portugal, is a governing body that manages professional football club competitions in Portugal. It was founded in 1978 as Liga Portuguesa dos Clubes de Futebol Profissional and works as an autonomous organism under the authority of the Portuguese Football Federation. In 1991 it changed its name to the current one. As of 28 July 2015, its president is former Portuguese international referee Pedro Proença.
|Number of teams||36|
|Level on pyramid||1–2|
|Relegation to||Campeonato de Portugal|
|Domestic cup(s)||Taça da Liga|
(2018–19 Primeira Liga, 37th title)
(2018–19 Taça da Liga, 2nd title)
Paços de Ferreira
(2018–19 LigaPro, 4th title)
|TV partners||Sport TV & Benfica TV|
| 2019–20 Primeira Liga|
2019–20 Taça da Liga
The LPFP is responsible for the organisation and supervision of the top two leagues – the Primeira Liga and the LigaPro – and of the Taça da Liga, a knockout cup competition limited to the clubs competing in these professional leagues (except reserve or B teams).
List of presidentsEdit
Presidents of LPCFP (1978–1991)
- João Aranha (1978–1980)
- Lito Gomes de Almeida (1980–1989)
- Valentim Loureiro (1989–1991)
Presidents of LPFP (1991–present)
- "Pedro Proença é o novo presidente da Liga de Clubes" [Pedro Proença is the new president of the League of Clubs]. Rádio Renascença (in Portuguese). 28 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "A Liga" [The League]. LPFP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 November 2012.