Portuguese District First Levels
Viana do Castelo FA First Division
Braga FA Pro-National Division
Bragança FA Division of Honour
Vila Real FA Division of Honour
Porto FA Elite Division
Aveiro FA First Division
Viseu FA Division of Honour
Guarda FA First Division
Coimbra FA Division of Honour
Leiria FA Division of Honour
Castelo Branco FA First Division
Portalegre FA First Division
Santarém FA First Division
Lisbon FA Pró-National Division
Setúbal FA First Division
Évora FA Elite Division
Beja FA First Division
Algarve FA First Division
Madeira FA First Division
Liga Meo Azores
Portuguese District Second Levels
Viana do Castelo FA Second Division
Braga FA Honour Division
Porto FA Honour Division
Aveiro FA Second Division
(Series A, B and C)
Viseu FA First Division
(North and South Zones)
Guarda FA Second Division (District league)
Coimbra FA First Division
Leiria FA First Division
(A, B and C Zones)(District league)
Santarém FA Second Division
(Series 1 and 2)
Lisbon FA Honour Division (District league)
Setúbal FA Second Division
Évora FA Honour Division
Beja FA Second Division
(Series A and B)
Madeira FA Second Division
Ponta Delgada FA São Miguel First Division
Horta FA Pico/Faial League
Angra do Heroísmo FA Regional League
Angra do Heroísmo FA São Jorge League
Angra do Heroísmo FA Terceira League
Portuguese District Third Levels
Braga FA First Division
Porto FA First Division
Lisbon FA First Division
(Series 1 and 2)
Évora FA First Division
Ponta Delgada FA São Miguel Second Division
Portuguese District Fourth Levels
Porto FA Second Division
Lisbon FA Second Division
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The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America, and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica, is a professional football club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.
The Portugal national football team has represented Portugal in international men's football competition since 1921. It is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.
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The Liga Portugal 2, also known as Liga Portugal 2 SABSEG for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division of the Portuguese football league system. At the end of each season, the two top-finishing teams are promoted to the top-tier Primeira Liga and the two lowest-ranked teams are relegated to the third-tier league. Starting with the 2021–22 season, relegated teams will no longer compete in the Campeonato de Portugal, which will become the fourth tier, but in a newly created third-level competition named Liga 3.
The Associação de Futebol de Coimbra(Coimbra Football Association) is one of the 22 District Football Associations that are affiliated to the Portuguese Football Federation. The AF Coimbra administers lower tier football in the district of Coimbra.
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Club Sport Marítimo MH M, commonly known as Marítimo, is a Portuguese sports club founded in Funchal, Madeira, in 1910. Marítimo is best known for its football team playing in Portugal's top-flight competition, the Primeira Liga. The club's reserve team, Marítimo B, compete in the third division. Aside from football, Marítimo have teams in other sports competing in national leagues, such as volleyball, handball, roller hockey and athletics. Marítimo supporters are called Maritimistas.
The Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira is an annual Portuguese football match played since 1979 between the winners of the Portuguese league and Portuguese Cup. When a team wins both competitions (thus achieving the double, it plays again against the Cup runners-up.
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The Taça da Liga, known outside Portugal as Portuguese League Cup, is an annual football club competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) for teams competing in the Primeira Liga and LigaPro, the top two tiers of Portuguese football. Unlike Portugal's other domestic cup competition, the Taça de Portugal, the winners do not qualify for European competitions.
Association football, the most popular sport in Portugal, has a long and storied history in the country, following its 1875 introduction in cities such as Funchal, Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra by English merchants and Portuguese students arriving back home from studying in England. This led to the establishment of local clubs dedicated to the practice of the sport.
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