2017–18 LigaPro

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LigaPro
Season2017–18
Champions Nacional
1st title
Promoted Nacional
Santa Clara
Relegated União da Madeira
Sporting CP B
Gil Vicente
Real
Matches played380
Goals scored947 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Ricardo Gomes (21 goals)
Longest unbeaten run16 matches
Nacional
Highest attendance20,446 [1]
Académica 1–2 Cova da Piedade
(5 May 2018)
Total attendance436,178
Average attendance1,148
2018–19

The 2017–18 LigaPro (also known as Ledman LigaPro for sponsorship reasons) was the 28th season of Portuguese football's second-tier league, and the fourth season under the current LigaPro title. A total of 20 teams competed in this division, including reserve sides from top-flight Primeira Liga teams.

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Teams

A total of 20 teams contested the league, including 16 sides from the 2016–17 season, two teams relegated from the 2016–17 Primeira Liga and two promoted from the 2016–17 Campeonato de Portugal.

Team changes

Stadia and locations

Portugal Madeira location map.svg
Location of teams in 2017–18 LigaPro (Madeira)
Portugal Azores location map.svg
Location of teams in 2016–17 LigaPro (Azores)
TeamLocationStadiumCapacity2016–17 finish
Académica Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 29,6226th
Académico de Viseu Viseu Estádio do Fontelo 7,74417th
Arouca Arouca Estádio Municipal de Arouca 5,00017th
Benfica B Seixal Caixa Futebol Campus 2,7204th
Braga B Braga Estádio 1º de Maio 28,0007th
Cova da Piedade Cova da Piedade Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira 3,00016th
Famalicão Vila Nova de Famalicão Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho 5,30015th
Gil Vicente Barcelos Estádio Cidade de Barcelos 12,04613th
Leixões Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 9,76618th
Nacional Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5,20018th
Oliveirense Oliveira de Azeméis Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 32,8302nd
Penafiel Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 5,3205th
Porto B Vila Nova de Gaia Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio 8,27012th
Real Queluz Complexo Desportivo do Real SC 2,4151st
Santa Clara Ponta Delgada Estádio de São Miguel 13,27710th
Sporting CP B Alcochete CGD Stadium Aurélio Pereira 1,18014th
Sporting da Covilhã Covilhã Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto 2,0558th
União da Madeira Funchal Centro Desportivo da Madeira 2,3003rd
Varzim Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim SC 7,2809th
Vitória de Guimarães B Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,00011th

Personnel and sponsors

TeamHead coachKit manufacturerSponsors
Académica Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardo Soares Lacatoni EFAPEL
Académico de Viseu Flag of Portugal.svg Francisco Chaló Macron Palácio do Gelo
Arouca Flag of Portugal.svg Miguel Leal Joma Construções Carlos Pinho
Benfica B Flag of Portugal.svg Hélder Cristóvão Adidas Emirates
Braga B Flag of Portugal.svg João ArosoLacatoni
Cova da Piedade Flag of Portugal.svg João BarbosaLacatoni
Famalicão Flag of Portugal.svg Dito LacatoniPorminho
Gil Vicente Flag of Portugal.svg Álvaro Magalhães MacronBarcelos / Crédito Agrícola
Leixões Flag of Portugal.svg Kenedy Luanvi Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
Nacional Flag of Portugal.svg Costinha Hummel Santander Totta
Oliveirense Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro MiguelRakso Simoldes
Penafiel Flag of Portugal.svg António Conceição MacronRestradas
Porto B Flag of Portugal.svg José Tavares New Balance
Real SC Flag of Portugal.svg Filipe MartinsClaw Junta de Freguesia de Queluz
Santa Clara Flag of Portugal.svg Carlos Pinto Nike Açoreana Seguros
Sporting CP B Flag of Portugal.svg Luís Martins Macron NOS
Sporting da Covilhã Flag of Portugal.svg José AugustoLacatoni Natura / MB Hotels
União da Madeira Flag of Portugal.svg José Viterbo LacatoniMuseu CR7
Varzim Flag of Portugal.svg João EusébioStadioCarnes São José
Vitória de Guimarães B Flag of Portugal.svg Vítor CampelosMacron

Coaching changes

TeamOutgoing head coachManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming head coachDate of appointment
Académica Costinha Mutual Consent22 May 2017Pre-season Ivo Vieira 29 May 2017
Académica Ivo Vieira Signed by Estoril 13 November 20176th Ricardo Soares 14 November 2017
Académica Ricardo Soares Mutual Consent31 March 20185th Quim Machado 1 April 2018

Season summary

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Nacional (C, P)38191457245+2771Promotion to the Primeira Liga
2 Santa Clara (P)38199105540+1566
3 Académico de Viseu 38171385040+1064
4 Académica 38196135940+1963
5 Penafiel 381711105543+1262
6 Arouca 381611114237+559
7 Porto B 38184165055558Ineligible for promotion
8 Leixões 381414105043+756
9 Cova da Piedade 38149154245351
10 Varzim 381311144141050
11 Vitória de Guimarães B 38148164449550Ineligible for promotion
12 Oliveirense 381310154547249
13 Benfica B 38147175460649Ineligible for promotion
14 Famalicão 38139164649348
15 Sporting da Covilhã 381211153241947
16 Braga B 381014144448444Ineligible for promotion
17 União da Madeira (R)38128184453944Relegation to the Campeonato de Portugal
18 Sporting CP B (R)381191846651942
19 Gil Vicente (R)388121829451636
20 Real (R)38882247611432
Source: Liga Portugal
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off.
(Note: The LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.) [2]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

As of 14 May 2018 [3]
RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Ricardo Gomes Nacional21
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Vinícius Real19
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Santana Santa Clara15
4 Flag of Portugal.svg Heriberto Tavares Benfica B14
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Murilo Nacional13
6 Flag of Brazil.svg Dieguinho Cova da Piedade12
Flag of Angola.svg Fábio Abreu Penafiel
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Cléo Cova da Piedade11
Flag of Cameroon.svg Donald Djoussé Académica
Flag of Brazil.svg Fernando Santa Clara
Flag of Brazil.svg Sandro Lima Académico Viseu
Flag of Colombia.svg Brayan Riascos Oliveirense
Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Costa Penafiel
Flag of South Africa.svg Luther Singh Braga B

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDateRef
Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Vinícius Real Leixões 4–1 (H)6 August 2017 [4]
Flag of Angola.svg Gelson Dala Sporting B Santa Clara 4–3 (H)30 September 2017 [5]
Flag of Angola.svg Fábio Abreu Penafiel Sporting B 4–1 (H)21 October 2017 [6]
Flag of Brazil.svg Luan Santos União da Madeira Académico Viseu 5–3 (H)3 December 2017 [7]
Flag of Portugal.svg João Félix Benfica B Famalicão 5–0 (H)30 January 2018 [8]
Flag of Brazil.svg Sandro Lima Académico Viseu Benfica B 5–1 (A)11 February 2018 [9]
Note

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Top assists

As of 14 May 2018 [10]
RankPlayerClubAssists
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Galeno Porto B9
2 Flag of Portugal.svg Feliz Famalicão8
3 Flag of Georgia.svg Avto Académico de Viseu7
Flag of Portugal.svg Alexandre Ludovic Penafiel
5 Flag of Ghana.svg Barnes Osei Arouca6
Flag of Portugal.svg Hugo Firmino Cova da Piedade
Flag of Portugal.svg João Reis Santa Clara

Scoring

As of 14 May 2018

Awards

Monthly awards

Liga Portugal

MonthPlayer of the Month
NameClub
August [11] Flag of Argentina.svg Fede Varela Porto B
September [11] Flag of Brazil.svg Galeno Porto B
October/November [11] Flag of Portugal.svg Rui Costa Famalicão
December [12] Flag of Portugal.svg Rui Costa Famalicão
January [12] Flag of Portugal.svg Chiquinho Académica
February [13] Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Vinícius Real
March [13] Flag of Cape Verde.svg Ricardo Gomes Nacional
April [14] Flag of Cape Verde.svg Ricardo Gomes Nacional

Annual awards

Liga Portugal

Player of the Season

The Player of the Season was awarded to Flag of Cape Verde.svg Ricardo Gomes (Nacional). [15]

Manager of the Season

The Manager of the Season was awarded to Flag of Portugal.svg Costinha (Nacional). [15]

Goalkeeper of the Season

The Goalkeeper of the Season was awarded to Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardo Ribeiro (Académica). [15]

Young Player of the Year

The Young Player of the Year was awarded to Flag of Portugal.svg Artur Abreu (Vitória de Guimarães B). [15]

Club Fair-Play Prize

The Club Fair-Play Prize was awarded to Benfica B. [15]

Player Fair-Play Prize

The Player Fair-Play Prize was awarded to Flag of Spain.svg Casillas (Porto). [15]

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