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.[1]

Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
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DivisionsPrimeira Liga
Number of teams36
Level on pyramid1–2
Relegation toCampeonato de Portugal
Domestic cup(s)Taça da Liga
Current championsBenfica
(2018–19 Primeira Liga, 37th title)
Sporting CP
(2018–19 Taça da Liga, 2nd title)
Paços de Ferreira
(2018–19 LigaPro, 4th title)
TV partnersSport TV & Benfica TV
2019–20 Primeira Liga
Soccerball current event.svg 2019–20 LigaPro
Soccerball current event.svg 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).[2]

List of presidentsEdit

Presidents of LPCFP (1978–1991)

  1. João Aranha (1978–1980)
  2. Lito Gomes de Almeida (1980–1989)
  3. Valentim Loureiro (1989–1991)

Presidents of LPFP (1991–present)

  1. Valentim Loureiro (1991–1994)
  2. Manuel Damásio interim (1994–1995)
  3. Pinto da Costa (1995–1996)
  4. Valentim Loureiro (1996–2006)
  5. Hermínio Loureiro (2006–2010)
  6. Fernando Gomes (2010–2011)
  7. Mário Figueiredo (2012–2015)
  8. Luís Duque (2014–2015)
  9. Pedro Proença (2015–present)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "A Liga" [The League]. LPFP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 November 2012.

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