Portugal - List of Champions



Campeonato de Portugal 1921-1938

From 1921/22 up to and including 1937/38 the "Campeonato de Portugal" was played as a cup competition (i.e. by the knock out system). The winners were "Campeão de Portugal", or Champions of Portugal.

In 1934/35 an experimental Campeonato de Liga was started, but the winners were not considered national champions (its winners being called Campeão de Liga) until the 1938/39 season, in which an official league championship, the Campeonato da Primeira Divisão, was introduced (whose winners were called Campeão Nacional), replacing the Campeonato de Portugal; in addition, a new cup competition, the Taça de Portugal (Cup of Portugal) was started.

1921/22  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP 2-1, 0-2, 3-1aet)
1922/23  Sporting CP          (runners-up: Académica 3-0)
1923/24  SC Olhanense         (runners-up: FC Porto 4-2)
1924/25  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP 2-1)
1925/26  CS Marítimo          (runners-up: CF "Os Belenenses" 2-0)
1926/27  CF "Os Belenenses"   (runners-up: Vitória FC Setúbal 3-0)
1927/28  Carcavelinhos FC     (runners-up: Sporting CP 3-1)
1928/29  CF "Os Belenenses"   (runners-up: União F. Lisboa 2-1)
1929/30  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Barreirense 3-1aet)
1930/31  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto 3-0)
1931/32  FC Porto             (runners-up: CF "Os Belenenses" 4-4aet, 2-1)
1932/33  CF "Os Belenenses"   (runners-up: Sporting CP 3-1)
1933/34  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Barreirense 4-3 aet)
1934/35  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP 2-1)
1935/36  Sporting CP          (runners-up: CF "Os Belenenses" 3-1)
1936/37  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP 3-2)
1937/38  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica 3-1)

Number of Wins Campeonato de Portugal 1921-1938

 4 FC Porto
 4 Sporting CP
 3 SL Benfica
 3 CF "Os Belenenses"
 1 Carcavelinhos FC
 1 CS Marítimo
 1 Olhanense

Campeonato da Ia Liga 1934-1938 (unofficial)

1934/35  FC Porto   
1935/36  SL Benfica
1936/37  SL Benfica
1937/38  SL Benfica

Campeonato da Ia Divisão 1938-

complete archive

1938/39  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP         1 point  behind) 
1939/40  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP         2 points behind) 
1940/41  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto            3 points behind)
1941/42  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         4 points behind)
1942/43  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         1 point  behind)
1943/44  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          5 points behind)
1944/45  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         3 points behind)
1945/46  CF "Os Belenenses"   (runners-up: SL Benfica          1 point  behind)
1946/47  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          6 points behind)
1947/48  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          equal on points)
1948/49  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          5 points behind)
1949/50  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         6 points behind)
1950/51  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto           11 points behind)
1951/52  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          1 point  behind)
1952/53  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          4 points behind)
1953/54  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto            7 points behind)
1954/55  SL Benfica           (runners-up: CF "Os Belenenses"  equal on points)
1955/56  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          equal on points)
1956/57  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            1 point  behind)
1957/58  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto            equal on points)
1958/59  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          equal on points)
1959/60  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         2 points behind)
1960/61  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         4 points behind)
1961/62  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1962/63  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            6 points behind)
1963/64  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            6 points behind)
1964/65  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            6 points behind)
1965/66  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          1 point  behind)
1966/67  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Académica           3 points behind)
1967/68  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         4 points behind) 
1968/69  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1969/70  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          8 points behind)
1970/71  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         3 points behind)
1971/72  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Vitória FC Setúbal 10 points behind)
1972/73  SL Benfica           (runners-up: CF "Os Belenenses" 18 points behind)
1973/74  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          2 points behind)
1974/75  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            5 points behind)
1975/76  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Boavista FC         2 points behind)
1976/77  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP         9 points behind)
1977/78  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          equal on points)
1978/79  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          1 point  behind)
1979/80  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1980/81  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1981/82  Sporting CP          (runners-up: SL Benfica          2 points behind)
1982/83  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            4 points behind)
1983/84  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            3 points behind)
1984/85  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP         8 points behind)
1985/86  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          2 points behind)
1986/87  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1987/88  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica         15 points behind)
1988/89  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            7 points behind)
1989/90  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          4 points behind)
1990/91  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1991/92  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica         10 points behind)
1992/93  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica          2 points behind)
1993/94  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto            2 points behind)
1994/95  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP         9 points behind)
1995/96  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *  11 points behind)
1996/97  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP     *  13 points behind)
1997/98  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *   9 points behind)
1998/99  FC Porto             (runners-up: Boavista FC     *   8 points behind)
1999/00  Sporting CP          (runners-up: FC Porto        *   4 points behind)
2000/01  Boavista FC          (runners-up: FC Porto        *   1 point  behind)
2001/02  Sporting CP          (runners-up: Boavista FC     *   5 points behind)
2002/03  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *  11 points behind)
2003/04  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *   8 points behind)
2004/05  SL Benfica           (runners-up: FC Porto        *   3 points behind)
2005/06  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP     *   7 points behind)
2006/07  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP     *   1 point  behind)
2007/08  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP     *  14 points behind)
2008/09  FC Porto             (runners-up: Sporting CP     *   4 points behind)
2009/10  SL Benfica           (runners-up: SC Braga        *   5 points behind)
2010/11  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *  21 points behind)
2011/12  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *   6 points behind)
2012/13  FC Porto             (runners-up: SL Benfica      *   1 point  behind)
2013/14  SL Benfica           (runners-up: Sporting CP     *   7 points behind)
2014/15 

[*]: 3 points/win

Number of League Championships (80; since 1934/35)

33 SL Benfica         [includes 3 titles 1934-38]        

27 FC Porto           [includes 1 title 1934-38]

18 Sporting CP     

 1 CF "Os Belenenses" 
   Boavista FC


Number of 'Championships of Portugal/National Championships' since 1921 
[93; number of runners-up finishes between square brackets]:

33 SL Benfica         [27]   (Lisboa)

30 FC Porto           [24]

22 Sporting CP        [25]   (Lisboa)

 4 CF "Os Belenenses"  [5]   (Lisboa)

 1 Boavista FC         [3]   (Porto)
   Carcavelinhos FC    [0]   (Lisboa)
   CS Marítimo         [0]   (Funchal)
   SC Olhanense        [0]   (Olhão)

 0 Académica           [2]   (Coimbra)
   FC Barreirense      [2]   (Barreiro)
   Vitória FC Setúbal  [2]
   SC Braga            [1]
   União F. Lisboa     [1]

NB: the above includes the Campeonato de Portugal knock-out competition
    1921-1938 and the official league championship since 1938 (but not
    the leagues from 1934 to 1938).


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Last updated: 26 Sep 2014

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