2018–19 LigaPro

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LigaPro
Season2018–19
ChampionsPaços de Ferreira
4th title
PromotedPaços de Ferreira
Famalicão
RelegatedArouca
Braga B
Vitória de Guimarães B

The 2018–19 LigaPro (also known as Ledman LigaPro for sponsorship reasons) was the 29th season of Portuguese football's second-tier league, and the fifth season under the current LigaPro title. A total of 18 teams competed in this division, including reserve sides from top-flight Primeira Liga teams.

Teams[edit]

A total of 18 teams contested the league, including 14 sides from the 2017–18 season, 2 teams relegated from the 2017–18 Primeira Liga and 2 promoted from the 2017–18 Campeonato de Portugal.

Team changes[edit]

Stadium and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity 2017–18 finish
Académica Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 29,622 4th
Académico de Viseu Viseu Estádio do Fontelo 7,744 3rd
Arouca Arouca Estádio Municipal de Arouca 5,000 6th
Benfica B Seixal Caixa Futebol Campus 2,720 13th
Braga B Braga Estádio 1.º de Maio 28,000 16th
Cova da Piedade Cova da Piedade Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira 3,000 9th
Estoril Estoril Estádio António Coimbra da Mota 8,000 18th (PL)
Famalicão Vila Nova de Famalicão Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho 5,186 14th
Farense Faro Estádio de São Luís 7,000 2nd (CP)
Leixões Matosinhos Estádio do Mar 9,766 8th
Mafra Mafra Estádio Municipal de Mafra 1,200 1st (CP)
Oliveirense Oliveira de Azeméis Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 30,127 12th
Paços de Ferreira Paços de Ferreira Estádio Capital do Móvel 9,076 17th (PL)
Penafiel Penafiel Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril 6,500 5th
Porto B Vila Nova de Gaia Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio 8,500 7th
Sp. Covilhã Covilhã Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto 3,500 15th
Varzim Póvoa de Varzim Estádio do Varzim SC 7,280 10th
Vitória de Guimarães B Guimarães Estádio D. Afonso Henriques 30,000 11th

Personnel and sponsors[edit]

Team Head coach Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Académica Portugal João Alves Lacatoni EFAPEL
Académico de Viseu Portugal Manuel Cajuda Macron Palácio do Gelo
Arouca Portugal Quim Machado Joma Construções Carlos Pinho
Benfica B Portugal Bruno Lage Adidas Emirates
Braga B Portugal Wender Said Lacatoni
Cova da Piedade Portugal Hugo Falcão Lacatoni
Estoril Portugal Luís Freire Nike EuroBic
Famalicão Portugal Sergio Vieira Lacatoni Porminho
Farense Portugal Rui Duarte Patrick MEO
Leixões Portugal Filipe Gouveia Luanvi Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
Mafra Portugal Filipe Martins Lacatoni
Oliveirense Portugal Pedro Miguel Rakso Simoldes
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Vítor Oliveira Lacatoni Aldro
Penafiel Portugal Armando Evangelista Macron Restradas
Porto B Portugal Rui Barros New Balance
Sp. Covilhã Portugal Filó Lacatoni Natura / MB Hotels
Varzim Portugal Nuno Capucho Stadio Carnes São José
Vitória de Guimarães B Portugal Alex Costa Macron

Coaching changes[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment

Season summary[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Paços de Ferreira (C, P) 34 23 5 6 50 21 +29 74 Promotion to Primeira Liga
2 Famalicão (P) 34 21 6 7 57 34 +23 69
3 Estoril 34 16 6 12 49 42 +7 54
4 Benfica B 34 15 7 12 47 42 +5 52
5 Académica 34 15 6 13 36 37 −1 51
6 Sp. Covilhã 34 13 10 11 42 37 +5 49
7 Leixões 34 12 9 13 35 36 −1 45
8 Penafiel 34 13 6 15 49 48 +1 45
9 Porto B 34 11 11 12 41 42 −1 44
10 Farense 34 11 10 13 39 35 +4 43
11 Académico de Viseu 34 12 7 15 49 54 −5 43
12 Oliveirense 34 11 10 13 44 49 −5 43
13 Cova da Piedade 34 11 9 14 25 42 −17 42
14 Mafra 34 10 11 13 40 44 −4 41
15 Varzim 34 11 8 15 25 37 −12 41
16 Arouca (R) 34 10 10 14 40 45 −5 40 Relegation to Campeonato de Portugal
17 Braga B (R) 34 11 4 19 38 45 −7 37
18 Vitória de Guimarães B (R) 34 6 13 15 41 57 −16 31
Source: Liga Portugal
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: The LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.)[1]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regulamento das Competições Organizadas pela Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional" [Regulation for the competitions organised by the Portuguese Professional Football League] (PDF). LPFP (in Portuguese). 28 June 2016. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.