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The 2006–07 season of the Portuguese Liga (called the BWINLIGA due to sponsorship reasons) started after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The professional competitions, Portuguese Liga and Liga de Honra) started on 27 August 2006, a week after the Portuguese SuperCup, won by the national champions FC Porto against Cup of Portugal runners-up Vitória de Setúbal by a score of 3 – 0, played at the Estádio Municipal de Leiria. The first round of the Cup, played by clubs from the Third Division and Districtal Championship clubs, was played on 3 September 2006. This date corresponded also to the start of the Second Division. The Third Division started on 10 September, while the Serie Azores of the Third Division begun a week later. Defending champions Porto retained their title.

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Promotion and relegation

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Teams relegated to Liga de Honra

The professional competitions shrunk from 18 to 16 clubs following last season's promotions and relegations' modifications. Penafiel, Rio Ave, Vitória de Guimarães were relegated to the Liga de Honra.

In June 2006, Belenenses, who finished finished 15th in the previous season, were scheduled to be relegated. However, the Lisbon team presented a complaint to the Portuguese League for Professional Football regarding the use of a non-registered player (Mateus) by 13th placed Gil Vicente. The penalty pretended by Belenenses would result in Gil Vicente being relegated in their place. This claim generated a series of appeals and controversial statements to the media. The decision has been taken in 23 August and made Belenenses stay in the Portuguese Liga while Gil Vicente were relegated to the Liga de Honra.

Teams promoted from Liga de Honra

Beira-Mar and Desportivo das Aves were promoted to the Liga.

Club information

Club Season's Last Head Coach City Stadium 2005–06 season
Académica de Coimbra Portugal Vingada, NeloNelo Vingada Coimbra Estádio Cidade de Coimbra 14th in the Liga
Desportivo das Aves Portugal Manuel Gomes Santo Tirso Estádio do CD das Aves 2nd in the Liga de Honra
Beira-Mar Spain Soler, FranciscoFrancisco Soler Aveiro Estádio Municipal de Aveiro 1st in the Liga de Honra
Belenenses Portugal Jesus, JorgeJorge Jesus Lisbon Estádio do Restelo 15th in the Liga
Benfica Portugal Santos, FernandoFernando Santos Lisbon Estádio da Luz 3rd in the Liga
Boavista Portugal Pedro Barny Porto Estádio do Bessa – Século XXI 6th in the Liga
Sporting de Braga Portugal Jorge Costa Braga Estádio Municipal de Braga - AXA 4th in the Liga
Estrela da Amadora Portugal Faquirá, DaútoDaúto Faquirá Amadora Estádio José Gomes 9th in the Liga
União de Leiria Portugal Paulo Duarte Leiria Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 7th in the Liga
Marítimo Portugal Morais, UlissesUlisses Morais Funchal Estádio dos Barreiros 10th in the Liga
Nacional Serbia Predrag Jokanović Funchal Estádio da Madeira 5th in the Liga
Naval 1° de Maio Portugal Mariano Barreto Figueira da Foz Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa 13th in the Liga
Paços de Ferreira Portugal Mota, JoséJosé Mota Paços de Ferreira Estádio da Mata Real 11th in the Liga
Porto Portugal Ferreira, JesualdoJesualdo Ferreira Porto Estádio do Dragão 1st in the Liga
Sporting CP Portugal Bento, PauloPaulo Bento Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade – Século XXI 2nd in the Liga
Vitória de Setúbal Portugal Cardoso, CarlosCarlos Cardoso Setúbal Estádio do Bonfim 8th in the Liga

Final table standings

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Porto (C) 30 22 03 05 65 20 +45 69
2 Sporting CP 30 20 08 02 54 15 +39 68
3 Benfica 30 20 07 03 55 20 +35 67
4 Sporting de Braga 30 14 08 8 35 30 +5 50
5 Belenenses 30 15 04 11 36 29 +7 49
6 Paços de Ferreira 30 10 12 08 31 36 -5 42
7 União de Leiria 30 10 11 09 25 27 -2 41
8 Nacional 30 11 06 13 41 38 -3 39
9 Boavista 30 8 011 11 32 34 -2 35
10 Estrela da Amadora 30 9 08 13 23 36 -13 35
11 Nava 1° de Maio 30 7 011 12 28 37 -9 32
12 Marítimo 30 8 08 14 30 44 -14 32
13 Académica de Coimbra 30 6 08 16 28 46 -18 26
14 Vitória de Setúbal 30 05 9 16 21 45 -24 24
15 Beira-Mar 30 04 11 15 28 55 -27 23
16 Desportivo das Aves 30 05 7 18 22 42 -20 22
Qualified for the UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
Qualified for the UEFA Champions League (Qualifying stage)
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Qualified for the Intertoto Cup
Relegated to Liga de Honra

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

2006-07 BWINLIGA Winners

FC Porto
22nd Title

Players

Top scorers (top 10)

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Brazil Liédson Sporting CP 15
2 Cape Verde Dady Belenenses 12
3 Brazil Adriano Porto 11
Portugal Simão Benfica 11
5 Austria Roland Linz Boavista 10
Portugal Hélder Postiga Porto 10
Brazil Nei Naval 1° de Maio 10
Italy Fabrizio Miccoli Benfica 10
9 Argentina Lucho González Porto 9
10 Brazil Wender Braga 8

Awards

Footballer of the Year

Name Team League Stats
Apps Goals
Portugal Simão Benfica 24 11

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