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Portuguese Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga aka Liga PT is the top level flight of professional football in Portugal. The Liga title is contested by 18 clubs each season. The 2014-15 season will be the 81st edition of the domestic competition. Despite having 18 teams, most of the media and fan attention is centered upon the "Big Three": Benfica, Porto, and Sporting. These clubs have won a total of 78 titles between them. Outside of the "Big Three" there has ever only been two other teams that have won the Primeira Liga: Belenenses and Boavista each once.

Despite the Liga PT being a small league in a small nation (apx. 10 million pop.), it's teams have enjoyed considerable amount of success in Europe with four Europa League finalists and one champions in the last four Europa League editions. You may recognize some famous active player that catapulted their careers in the Liga PT, such names include: DiMaria, Hulk, Pepe, David Luiz, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Ramires, Falcao, Diego Costa and James Rodriguez to name a few.

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Interested in learning how you can watch the 2014-15 Liga PT? Check out our Liga PT Multi-Platform Broadcast Guide here.

Did you know? The Lisbon club Benfica is the most successful club in Portugal having won the Liga PT title on 33 occasions. They just completed a treble in the 2013-14 season winning all domestic titles but losing the Europa League Final for the second time in a row.

Fixtures / Results / TV Schedules / Live Streams

*All times are shown in your local time


1   Benfica 7 6 1 0 19 4 +15 19
2 Porto 7 4 3 0 10 3 +7 15
3 Vitória Guimarães 7 4 2 1 14 7 +7 14
4 Sporting CP 7 3 4 0 13 4 +9 13
5 Marítimo 7 4 0 3 12 8 +4 12
6 Rio Ave 7 3 2 2 13 7 +6 11
7 Sporting Braga 7 3 2 2 10 5 +5 11
8 Paços de Ferreira 7 3 2 2 8 7 +1 11
9 Belenenses 7 3 2 2 9 9 +0 11
10 Vitória Setúbal 7 2 2 3 6 11 -5 8
11 Académica 7 1 4 2 6 7 -1 7
12   Moreirense 7 1 4 2 3 7 -4 7
13 Arouca 7 2 1 4 4 10 -6 7
14 Boavista 7 2 1 4 4 13 -9 7
15 Estoril 7 1 3 3 10 15 -5 6
16 Nacional 7 1 2 4 5 9 -4 5
17   Penafiel 7 1 1 5 3 13 -10 4
18   Gil Vicente 7 0 2 5 6 16 -10 2


Top Scorers

Talisca Benfica 6 0
M. Maâzou Marítimo 5 0
J. Martínez Porto 5 1
Bruno Moreira Paços de Ferreira 4 0
B. Mensah Vitória Guimarães 4 1
Fransérgio Marítimo 4 0
Deyverson Belenenses 4 0
I. Slimani Sporting CP 4 0
Kuca Estoril 3 0
J. Alvez Vitória Guimarães 3 0
A. Carrillo Sporting CP 3 0
Diego Lopes Rio Ave 3 0
Ahmed Hassan Koka Rio Ave 3 0
Zé Luís Sporting Braga 3 1
E. Salvio Benfica 3 0

Channels licensed to broadcast Primeira Liga in United States



Estoril vs Benfica live streaming and TV info: Watch on September 27, 2014
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Estoril has not defeated Benfica at home since 1946, and they will need a perfect performance to change that. Watch live on TV and Online as Benfica tries to continue their dominance.
Live streaming and TV info: Sporting CP vs FC Porto on Sept. 26, 2014
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There have been three goals in total scored between these two sides in Lisbon over their last five meetings. Watch this Portuguese Clássico live on Friday, September 26, 2014.
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona, October 25 2014

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