2012–13 Primeira Liga
Paços de Ferreira
|Europa League||Vitória de Guimarães|
|Goals scored||667 (2.78 per match)|
|Best Player||Nemanja Matić|
|Top goalscorer||Jackson Martínez|
|Biggest home win||Porto 5–0 Marítimo|
Vitória de Setúbal 5–0 Moreirense
Porto 5–0 Gil Vicente
Benfica 5–0 Gil Vicente
Benfica 6–1 Rio Ave
|Biggest away win||Vitória de Setúbal 0–5 Benfica|
Moreirense 0–5 Paços de Ferreira
|Highest scoring||Braga 4–4 Olhanense|
Vitória de Setúbal 3–5 Rio Ave
|Longest winning run||Benfica 9 games|
(28 September 2012–6 January 2013; 17 February–29 April 2013)
|Longest unbeaten run||Porto 30 games|
(19 August 2012–19 May 2013)
|Longest winless run||Moreirense 14 games|
(2 September 2012–27 January 2013)
|Longest losing run||Vitória de Setúbal 5 games|
(2 March–7 April 2013)
Benfica 2–0 Sporting CP
(21 April 2013)
Paços de Ferreira 1–1 Moreirense
(19 August 2012)
The 2012–13 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga ZON Sagres for sponsorship reasons) was the 79th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. It began on 19 August 2012 and concluded on 19 May 2013. Sixteen teams contested the league, fourteen of which took part in the previous season and two of which were promoted from the Liga de Honra. Porto were the defending champions and secured their third consecutive and 27th overall title, after completing their second unbeaten season in three years. Porto striker Jackson Martínez was the top scorer with 26 goals.
A total of sixteen teams contested the league, fourteen of which were present in the 2011–12 Primeira Liga and two of which were promoted from the 2011–12 Liga de Honra. The two relegated teams after the 2011–12 season were Feirense and União de Leiria, who returned to the Liga de Honra after one and three years, respectively, in the top level. Replacing them in the top-flight division were 2011–12 Liga de Honra champions Estoril and runners-up Moreirense, both returning after a seven-year absence. Estoril contested their 21st season in the Primeira Liga, while Moreirense participated only for the fourth time.
Stadia and locations
Personnel and kits
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Head coach||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Benfica||Jorge Jesus||Luisão||adidas||meo (H) / tmn (A)|
|Gil Vicente||Paulo Alves||Paulo Arantes||Macron||Carnes Campicarn|
|Moreirense||Augusto Inácio||Francisco Castro||Cdt|
|Olhanense||Manuel Cajuda||Rui Duarte||Lacatoni||Casais, SA|
|Paços de Ferreira||Paulo Fonseca||Filipe Anunciação||Lacatoni||Capital do Móvel|
|Porto||Vítor Pereira||Helton||Nike||meo (H) / tmn (A)|
|Rio Ave||Nuno||Gaspar||Lacatoni||ASC ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÃO|
|Sporting CP||Jesualdo Ferreira||Rui Patrício||Puma||tmn (H) / meo (A)|
|Vitória de Guimarães||Rui Vitória||Alex||Lacatoni||Espaço Guimarães / Smile.Up / Super Bock|
|Vitória de Setúbal||José Mota||Ricardo Silva||Lacatoni||Kia|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Position in table|
|Paços de Ferreira||Henrique Calisto||Resigned||12 May 2012||Paulo Fonseca||25 May 2012||Pre-season|
|Sporting CP||Ricardo Sá Pinto||Resigned||5 October 2012||Oceano||5 October 2012||7th|
|Nacional||Pedro Caixinha||Sacked||11 October 2012||Manuel Machado||13 October 2012||14th|
|Sporting CP||Oceano||Replaced||24 October 2012||Franky Vercauteren||24 October 2012||12th|
|Olhanense||Sérgio Conceição||Resigned||7 January 2013||Manuel Cajuda||8 January 2013||8th|
|Sporting CP||Franky Vercauteren||Resigned||7 January 2013||Jesualdo Ferreira||7 January 2013||12th|
|Moreirense||Jorge Casquilha||Resigned||30 January 2013||Augusto Inácio||30 January 2013||16th|
|Beira-Mar||Ulisses Morais||Resigned||16 February 2013||Costinha||18 February 2013||15th|
|Académica||Pedro Emanuel||Sacked||7 April 2013||Sérgio Conceição||8 April 2013||14th|
|Olhanense||Manuel Cajuda||Resigned||1 May 2013||Bruno Saraiva||1 May 2013||15th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Porto (C)||30||24||6||0||70||14||+56||78||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|3||Paços de Ferreira||30||14||12||4||42||29||+13||54||Qualification to Champions League play-off round|
|4||Braga||30||16||4||10||60||44||+16||52||Qualification to Europa League play-off round|
|5||Estoril||30||13||6||11||47||37||+10||45||Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round|
|9||Vitória de Guimarães||30||11||7||12||36||47||−11||40[b]||Qualification to Europa League group stage[c]|
|12||Vitória de Setúbal||30||7||5||18||30||55||−25||26|
|15||Moreirense (R)||30||5||9||16||30||51||−21||24||Relegation to Segunda Liga|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off.
(Note: LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.)
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Rio Ave ahead of Sporting CP on head-to-head record; Rio Ave–Sporting CP 2–1, Sporting CP–Rio Ave 0–1
- Nacional ahead of Vitória de Guimarães on head-to-head record; Nacional–Vitória de Guimarães 2–1, Vitória de Guimarães–Nacional 1–3
- Vitória de Guimarães qualified for the group stage of 2013–14 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2012–13 Taça de Portugal.
- Gil Vicente ahead of Olhanense on head-to-head record; Gil Vicente–Olhanense 2–0, Olhanense–Gil Vicente 2–2
Positions by round
|2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round|
|2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round|
|2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round|
|Relegation to 2013–14 Segunda Liga|
|4||Ricky van Wolfswinkel||Sporting CP||14|
|5||Albert Meyong||Vitória de Setúbal||13|
|Luís Leal||Estoril||Marítimo||3–1||24 September 2012|
|João Tomás||Rio Ave||Vitória de Setúbal||3–5||25 November 2012|
|Albert Meyong||Vitória de Setúbal||Rio Ave||3–5||25 November 2012|
|Óscar Cardozo||Benfica||Sporting CP||1–3||10 December 2012|
|Óscar Cardozo||Benfica||Marítimo||4–1||15 December 2012|
|Edinho||Académica||Vitória de Setúbal||4–2||5 January 2013|
|Albert Meyong||Vitória de Setúbal||Moreirense||5–0||13 January 2013|
|Jackson Martínez||Porto||Vitória de Guimarães||4–0||2 February 2013|
|Lima||Benfica||Rio Ave||6–1||30 March 2013|
|Ricky van Wolfswinkel||Sporting CP||Braga||2–3||1 April 2013|
- List of Portuguese football transfers summer 2012
- List of Portuguese football transfers winter 2012–13
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- "Pedro Caixinha sai e Machado deve voltar" [Pedro Caixinha leaves and Machado most likely to return]. A Bola. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
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- "Sérgio Conceição de saída" [Sérgio Conceição is leaving]. A Bola. 7 January 2013. Archived from the original on 9 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
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- "Jesualdo Ferreira assume Sporting" [Jesualdo Ferreira assumes Sporting]. O Jogo. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
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- James eleito melhor jogador das primeiras cinco jornadas (James elected best player of the first five games) Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Abola, 15 October 2012 (in Portuguese)
- Jackson Martínez vence prémio de melhor do mês (Jackson Martínez wins award for player of the month) Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine; A Bola, 4 December 2012 (in Portuguese)
- MATIC ELEITO O MELHOR DE DEZEMBRO/JANEIRO (Matic voted best player of December/January) Archived 23 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 1 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
- Jackson Martínez eleito o melhor jogador de fevereiro (Jackson Martínez voted best player of February) Archived 10 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Diário de Notícias, 28 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
- LIMA ELEITO O MELHOR DE MARÇO (Lima voted best player of March) Archived 21 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 5 April 2013 (in Portuguese)
- "MATIC ELEITO O MELHOR DE ABRIL (Matic voted best player of April)". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- MIGUEL LOURENÇO E MIGUEL ROSA ELEITOS OS MELHORES JOGADORES JOVENS (Miguel Lourenço and Miguel Rosa voted best young players) Archived 15 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Abola, 8 October 2012 (in Portuguese)
- Flávio Ferreira e Bruma eleitos os melhores jogadores jovens de outubro/novembro (Flávio Ferreira and Bruma voted best young players of october/november) Archived 6 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine; A Bola, 10 December 2012 (in Portuguese)
- DAVID SIMÃO ELEITO O MELHOR JOGADOR JOVEM (David Simão voted best young player) Archived 5 May 2016 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 4 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
- I Liga: Josué foi o melhor jovem em fevereiro (I League: Josué was the best young player in February); SJPF, 5 March 2013 (in Portuguese)
- É SEMPRE BOM VER O TRABALHO RECONHECIDO (It always good to have work recognised) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 16 April 2013 (in Portuguese)
- O prémio é de toda a equipa (The prize is for the whole team) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; SJPF, 8 May 2013 (in Portuguese)