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Football with talent

Liga Portugal strives every season for the ideals of Credibility, Aggregation, Talent and Spectacle on the organization of its three competitions, sustained by the excellence of the football that is practiced.

It is a talent hub that produces and exports some of the best players in the world, that counts with 34 professional teams.

Liga Portugal is a non-profitable private association governed by the provisions of its Rules and Regulations and other applicable legislation.

 

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Liga NOS

Liga NOS represents the highest level of professional football in Portugal. It has 18 teams that compete with each other for 34 rounds.

The winner guarantees its presence in the UEFA Champions League and the second classified plays the third qualifying round in order to access the group stage of the competition. The third and fourth classifieds qualify for the UEFA Europa League second and third qualifying rounds, respectively; the teams that finish the season in the last two spots of the table are relegated to LigaPro.

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LigaPro

LigaPro is the second ranked professional competition with 34 rounds and counts with 18 teams, in which two of them are Reserve Teams.

At the end of the season, the top two clubs ranked in the table get a spot in Liga NOS and the last two leave are relegated to the non-professional competitions. Reserve Teams are not allowed to play in Liga NOS, but on the other hand they can get relegated to other divisions.

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Allianz CUP

Allianz CUP is the most recent professional competition of Liga Portugal. It counts with 32 clubs from Liga NOS and LigaPro, except for the B-Teams.

This competition is divided in two qualifying rounds and a Group Stage to access the Final Four - the last stage that will crown the winners as Winter Champions.

Mission, Vision and Values

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Mission

Ensure the excellence of the competitions in compliance with the economic and financial sustainability of the institution and its members.

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Values

Credibility

Aggregation

Talent

Spectacle

 

 

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Vision

Establish itself as one of the most important leagues in Europe, being constantly on the path of good international practices, and placing economic and sporting value to the professional football.

The main purpose of Liga Portugal is:

(a) to organize and regulate professional competitions in accordance with the applicable legislation;

(b) to promote the defense of the common interests of its members and the management of matters relating to the organisation and practice of professional football and its competitions;

(c) to execute and perform, in concern of its members, the functions of disciplinary control and supervision established by law, laid down by the Rules and Regulations;

(d) to execute and perform, in concern of the professional football competitions, the competences in terms of organization, order and discipline, in accordance with the applicable legislation;

(e) to promote training in subjects regarding the organization, management and integrity of the professional competitions and the organization of events and relating activities.