|Organising body||Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional|
|Number of teams||8 (2020–21 season)|
|Current champions||Sporting CP (3rd title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Benfica (7 titles)|
|Television broadcasters|| SIC (final)|
|2020–21 Taça da Liga|
The Taça da Liga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtasɐ dɐ ˈliɣɐ] ), 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.
The Taça da Liga was established in the 2007–08 season, thus becoming the third official competition for professional clubs in Portugal,after a proposal by Sporting and Boavista was approved by LPFP members on 28 November 2006. For sponsorship reasons, it is currently known as Allianz Cup (with the English word cup).
Benfica are the most decorated team, having won a record seven trophies, four of which consecutively. The current holders are Sporting who defeated Braga in the 2021 final to secure their third title in the competition, making Sporting the second most successful club in the competition after Benfica.
The Taça da Liga format has suffered changes throughout the competition's history in order to increase the number of matches and also revenue for both clubs and LPFP. Since the 2015–16 season, the approved format has been the following:
|2007–08||Vitória de Setúbal||0–0 (3–2 p)||Sporting CP||22 March 2008||Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé|
|2008–09||Benfica||1–1 (3–2 p)||Sporting CP||21 March 2009||Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé|
|2009–10||Benfica (2)||3–0||Porto||21 March 2010||Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé|
|2010–11||Benfica (3)||2–1||Paços de Ferreira||23 April 2011||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra|
|2011–12||Benfica (4)||2–1||Gil Vicente||14 April 2012||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra|
|2012–13||Braga||1–0||Porto||13 April 2013||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra|
|2013–14||Benfica (5)||2–0||Rio Ave||7 May 2014||Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria|
|2014–15||Benfica (6)||2–1||Marítimo||29 May 2015||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra|
|2015–16||Benfica (7)||6–2||Marítimo||20 May 2016||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra|
|2016–17||Moreirense||1–0||Braga||29 January 2017||Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé|
|2017–18||Sporting CP||1–1 (5–4 p)||Vitória de Setúbal||27 January 2018||Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga|
|2018–19||Sporting CP (2)||1–1 (3–1 p)||Porto||26 January 2019||Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga|
|2019–20||Braga (2)||1–0||Porto||25 January 2020||Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga|
|2020–21||Sporting CP (3)||1–0||Braga||23 January 2021||Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria|
|2021–22||Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria|
|2022–23||Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria|
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning years||Runner-up years|
|Benfica||7||0||2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016||—|
|Sporting CP||3||2||2018, 2019, 2021||2008, 2009|
|Braga||2||2||2013, 2020||2017, 2021|
|Vitória de Setúbal||1||1||2008||2018|
|Porto||0||4||—||2010, 2013, 2019, 2020|
|Paços de Ferreira||0||1||—||2011|
|Team||City||Years||First season||Last season||Titles||Runners-up|
|4||Vitória de Setúbal||Setúbal||13||2008||2020||1||1|
|5||Moreirense||Moreira de Cónegos||10||2011||2020||1||0|
|8||Paços de Ferreira||Paços de Ferreira||14||2008||2021||0||1|
|9||Rio Ave||Vila do Conde||13||2008||2020||0||1|
|11||Vitória de Guimarães||Guimarães||14||2008||2021||0||0|
|13||Desportivo das Aves||Vila das Aves||13||2008||2020||0||0|
|13||Feirense||Santa Maria da Feira||13||2008||2020||0||0|
|13||Santa Clara||Ponta Delgada||13||2008||2020||0||0|
|20||Sporting da Covilhã||Covilhã||12||2009||2020||0||0|
|22||Oliveirense||Oliveira de Azeméis||11||2009||2020||0||0|
|25||Varzim||Póvoa de Varzim||9||2008||2020||0||0|
|32||União da Madeira||Funchal||7||2012||2018||0||0|
|32||Académico de Viseu||Viseu||7||2014||2020||0||0|
|35||Naval||Figueira da Foz||6||2008||2013||0||0|
|36||União de Leiria||Leiria||5||2008||2012||0||0|
|36||Famalicão||Vila Nova de Famalicão||5||2016||2020||0||0|
|40||Cova da Piedade||Cova da Piedade||4||2017||2020||0||0|
|44||Estrela da Amadora||Amadora||2||2008||2009||0||0|
|48||Vilafranquense||Vila Franca de Xira||1||2020||2020||0||0|
|1||Jardel||38||1||2009–||Estoril, Olhanense, Benfica|
|2||Tarantini||37||4||2007–||Portimonense, Rio Ave|
|3||Ricardo Pessoa||35||7||2007–2018||Portimonense, Moreirense|
|4||João Pedro||34||4||2007–2015||Beira-Mar, União de Leiria, Oliveirense, Naval, Braga Belenenses, Moreirense|
|Filipe Gonçalves||34||3||2007–||Vitória de Setúbal, Paços de Ferreira, Trofense, Moreirense, Estoril, Nacional, Oliveirense|
|6||Edgar Sá||33||2||2008–2016||Sporting da Covilhã, Santa Clara|
|7||Hélder Guedes||32||7||2007–2018||Penafiel, Paços de Ferreira, Rio Ave|
|8||Jorge Pires||31||5||2008–||Portimonense, Desportivo das Aves, Feirense, Moreirense, Penafiel|
|9||Edgar Costa||30||5||2009–||Nacional, Moreirense, Marítimo|
|Lourenço Almeida||30||2||2007–2014||Penafiel, Beira-Mar, Vitória de Setúbal, Desportivo das Aves, Santa Clara, Académico de Viseu|
Bold = Still active and playing in Portugal
|1||Tozé Marreco||12||25||2010–||Desportivo das Aves, União da Madeira, Naval, Tondela, Académica|
|2||Liédson||11||13||2007–2013||Sporting CP, Porto|
|4||Lima||9||16||2009–2015||Belenenses, Braga, Benfica|
|Rabiola||9||16||2007–2015||Porto, Desportivo das Aves, Penafiel|
|Dyego Sousa||9||21||2010–||Leixões, Tondela, Portimonense Marítimo, Braga|
|Edinho||9||22||2007–||Marítimo, Académica, Braga, Vitória de Setúbal, Feirense|
|Miguel Rosa||9||24||2008–||Estoril, Carregado, Belenenses, Cova da Piedade|
|Clemente||9||27||2007–2019||Chaves, Oliveirense, Santa Clara|
Bold = Still active and playing in Portugal
|2007–08||Matheus||Brazil||Vitória de Setúbal||5|
|2009–10||Carlão||Brazil||União de Leiria||3|
|2010–11||Hugo Vieira||Portugal||Gil Vicente||5|
|2012–13||Fabrício||Brazil||Sporting da Covilhã||5|
|Josué||Portugal||Paços de Ferreira|
|Rafael Porcellis||Brazil||Santa Clara|
|Rabiola||Portugal||Desportivo das Aves|
|2016–17||Welthon||Brazil||Paços de Ferreira||4|
|2017–18||Gonçalo Paciência||Portugal||Vitória de Setúbal||5|
Since its inception (except in the period between 2011–15) the Taça da Liga has had the following naming sponsors meaning it has been known by different names:
|2011–2015||No main sponsor||Taça da Liga|
As of 25 January 2021 [update]
The 2008–09 Taça da Liga was the second edition of the Taça da Liga, also known as Carlsberg Cup due to sponsorship reasons. The first matches were played on 2 August 2008 and the final was held on 21 March 2009 at the Estádio Algarve in Faro. Present for the second time in the final of this competition, Sporting CP were once again defeated 3–2 on penalties, this time by their rivals Benfica.
The 2012 Taça da Liga Final was the final match of the 2011–12 Taça da Liga, the 5th season of the Taça da Liga. It was played on 14 April 2012 at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra in Coimbra, between Benfica and Gil Vicente. Benfica won 2–1 and claimed their fourth consecutive title. The winners also received €1 million in prize money, while the runners-up received €350,000.
The 2012–13 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 109th season in existence and the club's 79th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, Taça da Liga and the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Benfica qualified for the Champions League by coming second in the previous Primeira Liga.
The 2014–15 FC Porto season was the club's 105th competitive season and the 81st consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. For the first time since the 1988–89 season, and the third during the presidency of Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa, Porto did not win any official competition.
The 2014–15 Taça da Liga was the eighth edition of the Taça da Liga, a Portuguese football cup competition organized by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP). It was contested by a total of 36 clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football – 18 teams from the 2014–15 Primeira Liga plus 18 non-reserve teams from the 2014–15 Segunda Liga.
This article shows Sporting CP's player statistics and all matches that the club plays during the 2014–15 season.
The 2014–15 Segunda Liga was the 25th season of the second-tier of football in Portugal. A total of 24 teams played in the league.
The 2014–15 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 111th season in existence and the club's 81st consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football.
The 2014–15 Taça de Portugal was the 75th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier Portuguese football knockout cup competition organised by the Portuguese Football Federation.
The 2015–16 Taça da Liga was the ninth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organized by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. The competition was sponsored by CTT and, therefore, was known as Taça CTT.
The 2015–16 Taça de Portugal was the 76th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier knockout competition in Portuguese football. As of this season, it became also known as Taça de Portugal Placard due to sponsorship by sports betting game Placard.
The 2016–17 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 113th season in existence and the club's 83rd consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 7 August 2016 with the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira match and concluded on 28 May 2017 with the Taça de Portugal final.
The 2016–17 Taça da Liga was the tenth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organized by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. The competition was sponsored by CTT and, therefore, was known as Taça CTT for a second season.
The 2017 Taça da Liga Final was the final match of the 2016–17 Taça da Liga, the tenth season of the Taça da Liga. It was played on 29 January 2017 at Estádio Algarve.
The 2017–18 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 114th season in existence and the club's 84th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 5 August 2017 with Benfica's victory in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and concluded on 13 May 2018.
The 2017–18 Taça da Liga was the eleventh edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. It began on 23 July 2017 and concluded on 27 January 2018 with the final at Estádio Municipal de Braga in Braga.
The 2018–19 Taça da Liga was the twelfth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. It began on 21 July 2018 and concluded with the final in Braga on 26 January 2019.
The 2019–20 Primeira Liga was the 86th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. The season started on 9 August 2019 and was finished on 26 July 2020.
The 2019–20 Taça da Liga was the thirteenth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football league cup competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football – the Primeira Liga and the LigaPro. It began on 27 July 2019 and concluded with the final in Braga on 25 January 2020, between Braga and Porto.