2007–08 Primeira Liga

Primeira Liga
Season 2007–08
Champions Porto
(23rd title)
Relegated Boavista
União de Leiria
Champions League Porto
Sporting CP
Vitória de Guimarães
UEFA Cup Benfica
Marítimo
Vitória de Setúbal
Matches played 240
Goals scored 554 (2.31 per match)
Best Player Lisandro López
Top goalscorer Lisandro López (24 goals)
Biggest home win Porto 6–0 Estrela da Amadora
(5 April 2008)
Biggest away win Vitória de Guimarães 0–5 Porto
(27 April 2008)
Highest scoring Benfica 6–1 Boavista
(11 November 2007)
Boavista 4–3 Paços de Ferreira (3 February 2008)
Highest attendance 60,116 (Benfica 0–1 Porto)
(1 December 2007)

The 2007–08 Primeira Liga was the 74th edition of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It started on 17 August 2007 and ended on 11 May 2008, with the fixtures announced on 12 July 2007. Porto were the two-time defending champions, having won their 22nd title the previous season, and secured a third consecutive title for the second time in their history.

Porto and Sporting CP were both qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage; Benfica, Marítimo and Vitória de Setúbal qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Boavista and União de Leiria were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Lisandro López was the top scorer with 24 goals.

Promotion and relegation

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar were both consigned to Liga de Honra following their final classification in 2006–07.

Teams promoted from Liga de Honra

Desportivo das Aves and Beira-Mar will be replaced by two promoted teams from the Liga de Honra. The first is Leixões, who clinched the second level title, and are returning to the 1st level since their last participation in 1989. The other was Vitória de Guimarães, who managed to return to the Liga after a brief spell in the Liga de Honra.

Club information

Location of teams in Madeira
Club Head Coach City Stadium 2006-2007 season
Académica de Coimbra Domingos Paciência Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 13th
Belenenses Jorge Jesus Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 5th
Benfica Fernando Chalana Lisbon Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Estádio da Luz) 3rd
Boavista Jaime Pacheco Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 9th
Sporting de Braga Jorge Costa Braga Estádio AXA (Estádio Municipal de Braga) 4th
Estrela da Amadora Daúto Faquirá Amadora Estádio José Gomes 10th
União de Leiria Paulo Duarto Leiria Estádio Municipal de Leiria Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 7th
Leixões Carlos Brito Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 1st in the Liga de Honra
Marítimo Sebastião Lazaroni Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 12th
Nacional Predrag Jokanović Funchal Estádio da Madeira 8th
Naval 1° de Maio Ulisses Morais Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 11th
Paços de Ferreira José Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 6th
Porto Jesualdo Ferreira Porto Estádio do Dragão 1st
Sporting CP Paulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 2nd
Vitória de Guimarães Manuel Cajuda Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Vitória de Setúbal Carlos Carvalhal Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 14th

Managerial changes

ClubOutgoing managerDate of vacancyReplaced byDate of appointmentRef
Benfica Fernando Santos 20 August 2007 José Antonio Camacho 20 August 2007 [1]
[2]
Académica de Coimbra Manuel Machado 10 September 2007 Domingos Paciência 11 September 2007 [3]
[4]
Naval 1° de Maio Francisco Chaló 16 September 2007 Ulisses Morais 4 October 2007 [5]
Benfica José Antonio Camacho 9 March 2008 Fernando Chalana 10 March 2008 [6]

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 30 24 3 3 60 13 +47 075* 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Sporting CP 30 16 7 7 46 28 +18 55
3 Vitória de Guimarães 30 15 8 7 35 31 +4 53 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Benfica 30 13 13 4 45 21 +24 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
5 Marítimo 30 14 4 12 39 28 +11 46
6 Vitória de Setúbal 30 11 12 7 37 33 +4 45
7 Braga 30 10 11 9 32 34 2 41 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Belenenses 30 11 10 9 35 33 +2 040**
9 Boavista (R) 30 8 12 10 32 41 9 036*** Relegation to Liga de Honra
10 Nacional 30 9 8 13 23 28 5 35
11 Naval 1º de Maio 30 9 7 14 26 45 19 34
12 Académica 30 6 14 10 31 38 7 32
13 Estrela da Amadora 30 6 13 11 29 41 12 31
14 Leixões 30 4 14 12 27 37 10 26
15 Paços de Ferreira 30 6 7 17 31 49 18 025****
16 União de Leiria (R) 30 3 7 20 25 53 28 16 Relegation to Liga de Honra

Updated to games played on 10 May 2008.
Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Porto were docked 6 points due to attempted bribery of referees in the 2003–04 season.[7][8] However, the Council of Justice of the Portuguese Federation returned them in 2017.[9]
**Belenenses were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.
***Boavista was relegated to Liga de Honra for next season due to bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season.[8] They were reinstated back to the top league, from the 3rd tier, in 2014[10][11]
****Paços de Ferreira were originally relegated but stayed in the league because of Boavista being relegated over the bribery scandal.
(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.

2007–08 BWINLIGA Winners

FC Porto
23rd Title

Results

Home \ Away[1] ACA BEL BENBOAESTLEIMARNACNAVPAÇPORSCPBRAULEVGUVSE
Académica 00 13 11 33 11 10 10 11 10 01 11 33 11 00 00
Belenenses 00 10 23 00 11 13 11 032 10 12 10 02 21 11 50
Benfica 03 20 61 30 00 21 00 30 41 01 00 11 22 00 30
Boavista 00 24 00 21 00 02 10 20 43 00 20 00 31 32 33
Estrela da Amadora 31 02 00 00 20 11 01 31 10 22 02 11 42 41 01
Leixões 22 12 11 22 00 01 11 01 10 12 11 30 21 22 11
Marítimo 20 20 11 20 11 21 10 01 31 03 12 41 20 01 00
Nacional 03 12 03 20 00 10 02 20 12 10 00 01 20 10 00
Naval 1º de Maio 01 11 02 10 11 21 03 11 21 02 14 11 10 14 00
Paços de Ferreira 11 12 12 11 21 11 31 10 22 02 01 02 21 22 21
Porto 10 11 20 20 60 30 10 03 10 30 10 40 40 20 20
Sporting CP 41 10 11 21 20 20 21 41 41 21 20 20 11 30 22
Braga 21 11 00 00 21 00 21 10 11 21 12 30 01 00 23
União de Leiria 31 12 12 00 00 13 12 13 02 11 03 41 00 01 02
Vitória de Guimarães 21 10 13 10 40 21 10 10 10 00 05 20 10 21 11
Vitória de Setúbal 31 11 11 31 00 20 10 11 12 31 12 10 31 20 01

Updated to games played on 11 May 2008.
Source: [www.lpfp.pt/]
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

2Belenenses 0-3 Naval was awarded after Belenenses was punished for fielding ineligible player .

Season statistics

Scoring

Cards

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Lisandro López Porto 24
2 Óscar Cardozo Benfica 13
3 Weldon Belenenses 12
4 Wesley Paços de Ferreira 11
Liédson Sporting CP
Roland Linz Braga
7 Marcelinho Naval 10
8 Lito Académica de Coimbra 9
9 João Paulo União de Leiria 8
Jorge Ribeiro Boavista
Ricardo Quaresma Porto
José Pedro Belenenses

Source: Footballzz[12]

Awards

Footballer of the Year

Name Team League Stats
AppsGoals
Lisandro López Porto 2724

Monthly awards

SJPF Fair Play Award

MonthClub
SeptemberSporting CP

Source: sjpf.pt (Portuguese)

See also

References

  1. Fernando santos is fired (Portuguese)
  2. First day of Camacho (Portuguese)
  3. Official announce of Manuel Machado get fired (Portuguese)
  4. Official announce of the new manager (Portuguese)
  5. Official announce of Francisco Chaló leaving
  6. Camacho hands in Benfica notice; UEFA.com, 9 March 2008
  7. FC Porto perde seis pontos UEFA (in Portuguese)
  8. 1 2 "Porto docked points, Boavista demoted". uefa.com. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  9. "Justiça desportiva iliba Pinto da Costa no caso Apito Final" [Sports justice exonerate Pinto da Costa in the Apito Final case] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Negócios. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  10. "Boavista back in the top flight". theportugalnews.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  11. "Boavista back in the top flight in 2013/14". portugoal.info. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  12. "Primeira Liga 2007-08 – Top Scorers". Footballzz. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  13. Paulo Machado wins Young Player Award September (Portuguese)
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