2003–04 Primeira Liga
Paços de Ferreira
Estrela da Amadora
|Goals scored||726 (2.37 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Benni McCarthy (20 goals)|
|Biggest home win||
Gil Vicente 5–1 Estrela da Amadora |
(23 September 2003)
Nacional 5–1 Braga
(25 January 2004)
|Biggest away win||
Académica 0–5 Belenenses |
(21 February 2004)
Gil Vicente 4–4 Nacional |
(7 December 2003)
|Portuguese football 2003–04|
|Primeira Liga (Tier 1)|
|Segunda Liga (Tier 2)|
|Segunda Divisão (Tier 3)|
|Terceira Divisão (Tier 4)|
|Taça de Portugal (Cup)|
The 2003–04 Primeira Liga was the 70th edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started 16 August 2003 with an opening game between Académica de Coimbra and Sporting Clube de Portugal, and ended on 9 May 2004. It was contested by 18 teams. FC Porto were the defending champions and became champions again, winning the Portuguese title in two consecutive seasons.
The first goal of the season was scored by Académica's Filipe Alvim in the opening game against Sporting CP. The first red card of the season was given to Paços de Ferreira's Portuguese midfielder Pedrinha in the 3rd game of the season against Nacional and the first yellow card was given to Sporting's Portuguese midfielder Custódio in the opening game of the season. Porto's Benni McCarthy was the top scorer of the season, scoring 20 goals.
Porto qualified for the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Benfica, who qualified for the third round. Sporting, Nacional, Braga and Marítimo qualified for the 2004–05 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Alverca, Paços de Ferreira and Estrela da Amadora were relegated to the Segunda Liga.
Promotion and relegation
- Teams relegated to Segunda Liga
Varzim, Santa Clara, and Vitória de Setúbal were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2002–03 season.
- Teams promoted from Segunda Liga
The other three teams were replaced by Rio Ave, Alverca, Estrela da Amadora from Segunda Liga.
|Team||Outgoing manage||Manner||Date of vacancy||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Académica de Coimbra||Resigned||28 August 2003||28 August 2003|
|Vitória de Guimarães||Sacked||8 December 2003||8 December 2003|
|Paços de Ferreira||Mutual Consent||21 October 2003||22 October 2003|
|Estrela da Amadora||Sacked||3 November 2003||3 November 2003|
|Gil Vicente||Sacked||11 November 2003||25 November 2003|
|Belenenses||Resigned||22 November 2003||23 November 2003|
|Belenenses||Sacked||19 January 2004||20 January 2004|
|Académica de Coimbra||Sacked||26 January 2004||27 January 2004|
|Boavista||Sacked||8 March 2004||8 March 2004|
||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Porto (C)||34||25||7||2||63||19||+44||82||2004–05 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2||Benfica||34||22||8||4||62||28||+34||74||2004–05 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|3||Sporting CP||34||23||4||7||60||33||+27||73||2004–05 UEFA Cup First round 1|
|10||União de Leiria||34||11||12||11||43||45||−2||45||2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round|
|14||Vitória de Guimarães||34||9||10||15||31||40||−9||37|
|16||Alverca (R)||34||10||5||19||33||49||−16||35||Relegation to 2004–05 Segunda Liga|
|17||Paços de Ferreira (R)||34||8||4||22||27||53||−26||28|
|18||Estrela da Amadora (R)||34||4||5||25||22||74||−52||17|
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
1 Maritimo qualified for the UEFA Cup because Benfica, the Portuguese Cup winners qualified for Champions League
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||ACA||ALV||BEM||BEL||BEN||BOA||BRA||EST||GVI||MAR||MOR||NAC||PAÇ||POR||RAV||SCP||ULE||VGU|
|Estrela da Amadora||2–1||0–3||2–2||2–2||0–3||2–1||0–1||1–1||1–0||1–2||0–1||0–1||1–1||1–4||1–4||0–0||0–1|
|Paços de Ferreira||1–0||0–3||2–1||1–1||0–3||0–3||0–1||1–0||3–2||0–1||1–0||1–1||0–2||1–2||1–2||1–2||1–0|
|União de Leiria||0–2||2–1||2–1||1–1||3–3||2–0||2–2||4–1||2–2||2–2||2–1||0–1||1–0||1–3||1–1||1–0||0–0|
|Vitória de Guimarães||1–2||2–2||2–0||0–1||0–1||1–1||1–0||1–0||0–2||1–1||3–0||2–1||1–1||1–2||2–0||0–2||1–0|
Top goal scorers
|8||Paços de Ferreira||11|
|Henry Antchouet||Belenenses||Estrela da Amadora||4–0||7 September 2003|
|Adriano||Nacional||Vitória de Guimarães||4–2||5 October 2003|
|Liédson||Sporting||Estrela da Amadora||4–0||10 April 2004|
|Adriano Rossato||Nacional||Beira Mar||3-0||25 April 2004|
|Benni McCarthy||Porto||Paços de Ferreira||3–1||9 May 2004|
- "Artur Jorge anuncia saída" [Artur Jorge announces departure] (in Portuguese). Record. 28 August 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Vítor Oliveira é o novo técnico da briosa" [Vítor Oliveira is briosa's new coach] (in Portuguese). Record. 28 August 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Jorge Jesus substitui Inácio no comando técnico" [Jorge Jesus replaces Inácio as coach] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 December 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "José Gomes rescinde" [José Gomes ends contract] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 October 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "José Mota: "Toda a gente fugia de responsabilidades"" [José Mota: "Everyone was running from the responsibilities"] (in Portuguese). Record. 22 October 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "João Alves deixa comando técnico" [João Alves leaves] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 November 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Miguel Quaresma sucede a João Alves" [Miguel Quaresma succeeds João Alves] (in Portuguese). Record. 4 November 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Mário Reis demitido" [Mário Reis fired] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 November 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Luís Campos é o novo treinador" [Luís Campos is the new coach] (in Portuguese). Record. 25 November 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Manuel José despede-se" [Manuel José fired himself] (in Portuguese). Record. 25 November 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Bogicevic apresentado no Restelo" [Bogicevic presented in Restelo] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 November 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Bogicevic abandona comando do Belém" [Bogicevic abandons Belém commands] (in Portuguese). Record. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Inácio apresentado" [Inácio presented] (in Portuguese). Record. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Vítor Oliveira afastado pelos maus resultados" [Vítor Oliveira fired by bad results] (in Portuguese). Record. 27 January 2004. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Sanchez acerta a rescisão" [Sanchez solves end of contract] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 March 2004. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "Jaime Pacheco: "Prometemos estar de corpo e alma neste projecto"" [Jaime Pacheco: "We promise to be with ours hearts and souls in this project"] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 March 2004. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "Portugal 2003/04". RSSSF. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
- "Petrolina foi o melhor no mês de Setembro" [Petrolina was September's best player] (in Portuguese). Record. 24 October 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "Derlei é o melhor de Outubro" [Derlei elected October's best player] (in Portuguese). Record. 15 November 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "Barbosa eleito Jogador do Mês" [Barbosa elected the player of the month] (in Portuguese). Record. 13 December 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "Evandro eleito o melhor do mês" [Evandro elected the player of the month] (in Portuguese). Record. 30 December 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "McCarthy é o jogador do mês" [McCarthy is the player of the month] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 February 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "Sindicato premeia Petit" [Syndicate awards Petit] (in Portuguese). Record. 6 March 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "Douala eleito melhor jogador do mês de Março" [Douala elected March's best player] (in Portuguese). maisfutebol.iol.pt. 15 April 2005. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "Rossato eleito melhor jogador do mês de Abril" [Rossato elected April's best player] (in Portuguese). maisfutebol.iol.pt. 28 April 2005. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- "McCarthy eleito melhor jogador de Maio" [McCarthy elected May's best player] (in Portuguese). maisfutebol.iol.pt. 13 May 2005. Retrieved 4 November 2010.