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1995–96 Primeira Divisão

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Season  1995–96
Champions League  Porto (group stage)
Top goalscorer  Domingos (25 goals)
Champion  FC Porto
Matches played  306
Champions  Porto 15th title
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup  Benfica (first round)
Start date  1995
Goals scored  797
1995–96 Primeira Divisão
UEFA Cup  Sporting CP (first round) Boavista (first round) V. Guimarães (first round)
Relegated  FC Felgueiras, S.C. Campomaiorense, F.C. Tirsense
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The 1995–96 Primeira Divisão was the 62nd edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 19 August 1995 with a match between União de Leiria and Marítimo, and ended on 12 May 1996. Starting from this season, Portugal implemented the three points for a win rule, after FIFA formally adopted the system. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Porto as the defending champions.


Porto won the league and qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League group stage, Benfica qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and Sporting CP, Boavista and V. Guimarães qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Cup; in opposite, União da Madeira, Beira-Mar and Vitória de Setúbal were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Domingos was the top scorer with 25 goals.

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra

  • União da Madeira
  • Beira-Mar
  • Vitória de Setúbal
  • União da Madeira, Beira-Mar and Vitória de Setúbal, were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 1994-95 season.

    Teams promoted from Liga de Honra

  • Leça
  • Campomaiorense
  • Felgueiras
  • The other three teams were replaced by Leça, Campomaiorense and Felgueiras from the Liga de Honra.

    League table

    Source: Primeira Divisão
    Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
    1 Benfica qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Portuguese Cup winners
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


    Source: Foradejogo (Portuguese)
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Top goalscorers

    Source: Footballzz


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