Campeonato de Portugal (league)

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Campeonato de Portugal
Campeonato de Portugal Prio 2015.jpg
Founded2013
CountryPortugal
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams56 (from 2021-22)
89 (2020–21)
Level on pyramid 3 (to 2020–21)
4 (from 2021–22)
Promotion to Liga Portugal 2 (to 2020–21)
Liga 3 (from 2021–22)
Relegation to Portuguese District Championships
Domestic cup(s) Taça de Portugal
Current champions Casa Pia (1st title)
Most championships Mafra (2 titles)
TV partners A Bola TV
Website fpf.pt
Current: 2020–21 Campeonato de Portugal

The Campeonato de Portugal (Portuguese for "Championship of Portugal") is the third-level football league in the Portuguese football league system. It is a professional national league organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

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The competition began in 2013 as the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (Seniors National Championship), replacing both the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão (the third and fourth tiers of the system, respectively). On 22 October 2015, the competition was renamed the Campeonato de Portugal, its current name.

The FPF announced the creation of Liga 3 (League 3) as the new third level that will start in 2021–22, moving the Campeonato de Portugal one level lower. [1] [2]

Format

The first season, 2013–14, was contested by a total of 80 clubs, which included 19 teams from the District Championships, 39 from the Segunda Divisão, 19 from the Terceira Divisão and three teams relegated from the Segunda Liga during the 2012–13 season. In 2017–18, the format consisted of five series of eighteen teams, arranged according to geographic criteria, with the exception of teams from Madeira (placed in the first series) and from the Azores (placed in the last two series). [3] [4] The competition played with four groups of 18 teams in 2018–19 and the curtailed 2019–20 season. It has been played with eight groups of 12 in 2020–21, then it is to be reduced to four of 15 the next season. [2]

Seasons - league tables

Decade
2010s: 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
2020s: 2020–21

List of champions

SeasonChampionship FinalPromotion Play-off
ChampionsScoreRunners-upFinal venueThird-placed teamScoreFourth-placed team
2013–14 Freamunde 3–2 Oriental Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu Vitória de Guimarães B 0–0, 2–0 Benfica e Castelo Branco
2014–15 Mafra 1–1 ( a.e.t. ), (4–3 p) Famalicão Estádio Municipal, Marinha Grande Varzim 2–0, 1–1 Casa Pia
2015–16 Cova da Piedade 0–0 ( a.e.t. ), (2–0 p) Vizela Estádio Municipal, Abrantes Fafe 1–0, 0–0 Casa Pia
2016–17 Real 2–0 Oliveirense Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu Merelinense and Praiense [lower-alpha 1]
2017–18 Mafra 2–1 Farense Estádio Nacional, Jamor Not played.
2018–19 Casa Pia 2–2 ( a.e.t. ), (4–2 p) Vilafranquense
2019–20 Abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic. [lower-alpha 2]
  1. Merelinense and Praiense played in the LigaPro play-offs but did not achieve promotion.
  2. Vizela and Arouca were dpromoted for being the two teams with the most points at the time of the suspension.

Performance by club

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning seasonsRunner-up seasons
Mafra 202014–15, 2017–18
Freamunde 102013–14
Cova da Piedade 102015–16
Real 102016–17
Casa Pia 102018–19
Oriental 012013–14
Famalicão 012014–15
Vizela 012015–16
Oliveirense 012016–17
Farense 012017–18
Vilafranquense 012018–19

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The 2012–13 Terceira Divisão season was the 63rd season of the competition and the 23rd season of recognised fourth-tier football in Portugal. It was the last edition of the competition as Campeonato Nacional de Seniores was created in 2013 to replace the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão for the 2013–14 season.

The 2017–18 Campeonato de Portugal is the fifth season of Portuguese football's renovated third-tier league, since the merging of the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão in 2013, and the third season under the current Campeonato de Portugal title. A total of 80 teams compete in this division, which began on 20 August 2017 and ended on 10 June 2018.

The 2018–19 Campeonato de Portugal was the sixth season of Portuguese football's new third-tier league, since the merging of the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão in 2013, and the fourth season under the current Campeonato de Portugal title. A total of 72 teams competed in this division, which began in August 2018 and ended in June 2019.

The 2019–20 Campeonato de Portugal was the seventh season of Portuguese football's renovated third-tier league, since the merging of the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão in 2013, and the fifth season under the current Campeonato de Portugal title. A total of 72 teams competed in this league, which began in August 2019 and was scheduled to finish in June 2020.

The 2020–21 Campeonato de Portugal is the eighth season of Portuguese football's renovated third-tier league, since the merging of the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão in 2013, and the sixth season under the current Campeonato de Portugal title. A total of 96 teams will compete in this division.

The 2020–21 Campeonato de Portugal is the eighth season of Portuguese football's renovated third-tier league, since the merging of the Segunda Divisão and Terceira Divisão in 2013, and the sixth season under the current Campeonato de Portugal title. A total of 96 teams will compete in this division.

References

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  2. 1 2 "FPF avança com 3.ª Liga em 2021/22 e cria megaplano para o Campeonato de Portugal" [FPF advances with 3rd League in 2021–22 and creates megaplan for the Championship of Portugal]. Record.pt (in Portuguese). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
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  4. "Regulamento Campeonato Nacional de Seniores" [Regulations Campeonato Nacional de Seniores](PDF) (in Portuguese). FPF. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.