2015–16 Andebol 1

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Andebol 1
Season2015–16
Champions ABC Braga
(13th title)
Relegated Sporting da Horta
Fafe
EHF Champions League ABC Braga
EHF Cup Benfica
Porto
EHF Challenge Cup Sporting CP
Madeira SAD
Matches played175
Goals scored9,878 (56.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Cruz
(235 goals)
2016–17

The 2015–16 Andebol 1 (also known as Fidelidade Andebol 1 for sponsorship reasons) was the 64th season of the Portuguese Handball First Division, the premier professional handball league in Portugal. A total of twelve teams contested the league, which began on 5 September 2015 and concluded on 4 June 2016.

Contents

ABC Braga beat Benfica 3–2 in the playoff finals to win their 13th national championship title, nine years after their previous triumph. [1] [2] Seven-time defending champions Porto were eliminated by Benfica in the semi-finals. [3]

Format

The competition format for the 2015–16 season consisted of two phases. The first phase was contested under a double round-robin system, with teams playing against each other home and away. In the second phase, the eight top-ranked teams from the first phase competed in the championship playoffs, while the remaining four teams played a mini-tournament to decide the two teams being relegated to the Second Division.

Teams

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2015–16 Andebol 1 teams (Madeira)
Portugal Azores location map.svg
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2015–16 Andebol 1 teams (Azores)

A total of twelve teams contested the league, including ten sides from the previous season. The remaining two teams, Avanca and Fafe, were promoted from the 2014–15 Second Division, replacing the relegated sides of Santo Tirso and Xico Andebol.

TeamLocationVenue
ABC Braga Braga Pavilhão Flávio Sá Leite
Águas Santas Águas Santas Pavilhão da Associação Atlética de Águas Santas
Avanca Estarreja Pavilhão da Associação Atlética de Avanca
Belenenses Lisbon Pavilhão Acácio Rosa
Benfica Lisbon Pavilhão da Luz Nº 2
Fafe Fafe Pavilhão Municipal de Fafe
Madeira SAD Funchal (Madeira)Pavilhão Desportivo do Funchal
Maia/ISMAI Maia Pavilhão Municipal da Maia
Passos Manuel Lisbon Pavilhão da Escola da Quinta de Marrocos
Porto Porto Dragão Caixa
Sporting CP Lisbon Pavilhão Paz e Amizade
Sporting da Horta Horta (Azores)Pavilhão Desportivo da Horta

First phase

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Porto 222200687526+16166 Playoffs
2 ABC Braga 221804679608+7158
3 Sporting CP 221705725558+16756
4 Benfica 221606651552+9954
5 Madeira SAD 221417641598+4351
6 Águas Santas 221309572573148
7 Passos Manuel 2271145646468237
8 Avanca 2270155205977736
9 Maia/ISMAI 2251165896617233 Relegation group
10 Belenenses 22401852863510730
11 Fafe 2232175416288730
12 Sporting da Horta 22311853264711529

Results

Home \ Away ABC AGU AVA BEL BEN FAF MAD MAI PAS POR SCP HOR
ABC Braga 25–3027–2436–3029–2730–2835–2732–2933–2527–3034–3332–18
Águas Santas 19–2332–2522–2125–2429–2822–2937–3228–2925–3026–2827–25
Avanca 22–3421–2528–2518–2924–2131–3228–2228–3019–2821–3426–25
Belenenses 24–3323–2718–2221–2425–2325–2721–2331–3326–3014–3026–25
Benfica 34–2833–2730–1937–2333–2729–2329–2233–2819–2331–3238–27
Fafe 30–3118–2524–2120–2222–2626–3028–2629–2918–3425–3625–25
Madeira SAD 27–2825–2329–2436–3028–3136–2941–3129–2026–2731–3226–17
Maia/ISMAI 36–3826–2924–2627–2829–3126–2529–2931–2621–3325–4221–25
Passos Manuel 27–3121–2427–2224–2015–3230–2927–3023–3225–3522–3126–27
Porto 32–2737–2529–2341–2630–2526–1829–2327–2232–2535–3033–31
Sporting CP 31–3229–2332–2433–1931–2838–2128–2939–2235–2526–2740–21
Sporting da Horta 25–3421–2220–2434–3025–2826–2725–2824–3324–2719–3923–35
Source: Portuguese Handball Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second phase

Playoffs

 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinals
                        
 2 ABC Braga 3632 
7 Passos Manuel 2828 
 2 ABC Braga 3132252829 
 3 Sporting CP 3229302528 
3 Sporting CP 2733
 6 Águas Santas 2424 
  2 ABC Braga 4025273232
 4 Benfica 3828233430
 1 Porto 3030 
8 Avanca 2424 
 1 Porto 31292720Third place
 4 Benfica 32302322  
4 Benfica 26403 Sporting CP 2625
 5 Madeira SAD 2530 1 Porto 2733

5th–8th classification

5th–8th-place semifinals 5th-place playoff
          
7 Passos Manuel 3426 27
6 Águas Santas 33 2934
6 Águas Santas 2928 25
5 Madeira SAD 28 3228
8 Avanca 18 20
5 Madeira SAD 25317th-place playoff
8 Avanca 2829 19
7 Passos Manuel 26 3020

Relegation group

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsRelegation MAI BEL HOR FAF
1 Maia/ISMAI 631216417063027–2329–3330–29
2 Belenenses 6321167159+82931–2326–2431–29
3 Sporting da Horta 6321174158+1629 Second Division 26–2629–2928–22
4 Fafe 6015161179182228–2927–2726–34

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References

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