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1997–98 Primeira Divisão

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Season  1997–98
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup  Braga (first round)
Goals scored  770
Champions  Porto 17th title
Champion  FC Porto
Matches played  306
1997–98 Primeira Divisão
Champions League  Porto (group stage) Benfica (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup  V. Guimarães (first round) Sporting CP (first round) Marítimo (first round)
Intertoto Cup  Estrela da Amadora (third round)
Relegated  Leça F.C., Varzim S.C., C.F. Os Belenenses
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The 1997–98 Primeira Divisão was the 64th edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 1997 with a match between Varzim and Porto, and ended on 17 May 1998. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Porto as the defending champions.


Porto won the league and qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Benfica, who qualified for the second round. Braga qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and V. Guimarães, Sporting CP and Marítimo qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup; in opposite, Leça, Varzim and Belenenses were relegated to the Liga de Honra. Mário Jardel was the top scorer with 26 goals.

Teams relegated to Liga de Honra

  • Espinho
  • União de Leiria
  • Gil Vicente
  • Espinho, União de Leiria and Gil Vicente, were consigned to the Liga de Honra following their final classification in 1996-97 season.

    Teams promoted from Liga de Honra

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

    League table

    Source: Primeira Divisão
    Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
    1 Braga qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Portuguese Cup runners-up
    3 Leça was demoted administratively
    (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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