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1996–97 Primeira Divisão

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Season  1996–97
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup  Boavista (first round)
Champion  FC Porto
Matches played  306
Champions  Porto 16th title
Start date  1996
Goals scored  721
1996–97 Primeira Divisão
Champions League  Porto (group stage) Sporting CP (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup  Benfica (first round) Braga (first round) V. Guimarães (first round)
Top goalscorer  Mário Jardel (30 goals)
Relegated  S.C. Espinho, U.D. Leiria, Gil Vicente F.C.
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The 1996–97 Primeira Divisão was the 63rd edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 1996 with a match between Benfica and Braga, and ended on 15 June 1997. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Porto as the defending champions.


Porto won the league and qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Sporting CP, who qualified for the second round, Boavista qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and Benfica, Braga and V. Guimarães qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Espinho, União de Leiria and Gil Vicente were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Mário Jardel was the top scorer with 30 goals.

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra

  • Felgueiras
  • Campomaiorense
  • Tirsense
  • Felgueiras, Campomaiorense and Tirsense, were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 1995-96 season.

    Teams promoted from Liga de Honra

  • Rio Ave
  • Vitória de Setúbal
  • Espinho
  • The other three teams were replaced by Rio Ave, Vitória de Setúbal and Espinho from the Liga de Honra.

    League table

    Source: Primeira Divisão
    Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
    1 Boavista 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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