Liga NOS casue of sponsoring by NOS, widely known as Primeira Liga is a Portuguese top professional football division under the charges of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). LPFP (Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional) is also organized this league event.
Established in 1934, Portuguese Primeira Liga is one of the biggest league which is currently standing in 5th position just after Spanish La Liga, English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.
From 2015/16 season, total 18 team have competed in Primeira Liga which was expanded from sixteen (16) teams and the current champion is Benfica. Here we present complete teams list which will participate in next season of Liga NOS.
Primeira Liga used to start August in every calendar year and end up May in next year. Whereas the 2016/17 season of Primeira Liga schedule has not released yet so we can guess that as usual their next means 2016/17 season will start from next August, 2016. The full schedule of Liga NOS in 2016/17 season is listed below.
# Starting: August, 2016
# Ending: May, 2017
Primeira Liga 2016/17 Season Schedule
|1.||Vitoria de Guimaraes||Estadio D. Afonso Henriques||Julio Mendes||Guimaraes|
|2.||Vitoria de Setubal||Estadio do Bonfim||Quim Machado||Setubal|
|3.||Tondela||Estadio Joao Cardoso||Petit||Tondela|
|4.||Uniao da Madeira||Centro Desportivo da Madeira||Norton de Matos||Funchal|
|5.||Porto||Estadio do Dragão||Jose Peseiro||Porto|
|6.||Rio Ave||Estadio do Rio Ave FC||Pedro Martins||Vila do Conde|
|7.||Sporting CP||Estadio Jose Alvalade||Jorge Jesus||Lisbon|
|8.||Nacional||Estadio da Madeira||Manuel Machado||Funchal|
|9.||Pacos de Ferreira||Estadio Capital do Móvel||Jorge Simao||Pacos de Ferreira|
|10.||Moreirense||Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas||Miguel Leal||Moreira de Conegos|
|11.||Estoril||Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota||Hugo Leal and Fabiano||Estoril|
|12.||Maritimo||Estadio dos Barreiros||Nelo Vingada||Funchal|
|13.||Benfica||Estadio da Luz||Rui Vitoria||Lisbon|
|14.||Boavista||Estadio do Bessa||Erwin Sanchez||Porto|
|15.||Braga||Estadio Municipal de Braga||Paulo Fonseca||Braga|
|16.||Academica||Estadio Cidade de Coimbra||Filipe Gouveia||Coimbra|
|17.||Arouca||Estadio Municipal de Arouca||Lito Vidigal||Arouca|
|18.||Belenenses||Estadio do Restelo||Julio Velasquez||Lisbon|
2016/17 season of Liga NOS will be the 83th season since the inaugural season 1934 where 82th season have passed already. Total five (5) teams have won this 82 title of Primeira Liga where the most successful team is Benfica by claiming highest 34th trophy which are also the two times defending champion. The rest winners are Porto (27th), Sporting CP (18th), Belenenses (1st) and Boavista (1st) times. Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP are called the Big Three clubs in Liga NOS cause of winning all titles but two and also the most strongest clubs in Portugal.
Expanding from sixteen to eighteen, each club will play rest seventeen (17) club twice where 1st at their home and 2nd at their opponent ground. Around 34 matches will be played by each club in a season. The highest point holder will get the title. At the end of the season, top two teams will qualify for UEFA Champions League group stage directly.