Liga Pportugal 2024-2025 season

The calendar for the 2024/25 Liga Portugal is confirmed

The 2024/25 Liga Portugal calendar has been unveiled, mapping out the timeline for all 34 matchdays. The league will kick off on August 11, 2024, and conclude on May 17, 2025.

  1. Important dates in Portuguese football
  2. The best matches of the season
  3. The 18 teams in the Liga Portugal
  4. The 2024-2025 calendar for the Liga Portugal

Sporting Club Portugal, the reigning Portuguese champs, are determined to defend their title this season. However, their quest for back-to-back titles faces significant threats from traditional rivals Benfica and FC Porto, both eager to reclaim the top spot. Adding to the competition, Sporting Braga, Vitória Guimarães, and Boavista, who all performed strongly last season, are eyeing the Liga’s upper echelons to disrupt the top trio. Meanwhile, newly promoted teams AVS, Santa Clara, and Nacional must fight hard to establish themselves in the fiercely competitive Portuguese top flight and avoid relegation.

If you fancy a match in Portugal, you can begin organizing your football holiday plans to see your club of heart play throughout the 2024/25 season of Liga Portugal.

Key Dates in the 2024/25 Liga Portugal Calendar

The First Matchday of Liga Portugal 2024/25

The opening round kicks off on Sunday, August 11th, 2024. Among the notable fixtures, Benfica Lisbon will head to Famalicão, FC Porto will welcome Gil Vicente at home, and Sporting Club Portugal will launch their season with a home match against Rio Ave.

Only one week break over Christmas

The Portuguese league will enter a one-week hiatus around Christmas, pausing after matchday 15 on December 22nd, 2024, and resuming with matchday 16 on December 29th, 2024.

The Last Matchday of Liga Portugal 2024/25

The final matchday of the 2024/25 Liga Portugal season is set for Saturday, May 17th, 2025. Benfica Lisbon will wrap up their campaign with a tough away fixture against Sporting Braga. Concurrently, FC Porto will play host to CD Nacional, while Sporting Club Portugal will compete at home against Vitória Guimarães.

These are the best matches of the Liga Portugal

O Clássico FC Porto vs Benfica

O Clássico, the most iconic match in Portuguese football, sees Benfica Lisbon clash with FC Porto in a battle of the two most successful clubs in the country. It is the pinnacle of Portuguese football, a match that ignites passion and captures nationwide fan attention. The first encounter of the 2024/25 season will be on Matchday 11, Sunday, November 10th, 2024, at the Estádio da Luz, where Benfica will host Porto. The return fixture is scheduled for Matchday 28, Sunday, April 6th, 2025, at the Estádio do Dragão. Both matches are expected to be fiercely contested, with significant implications for the league title.

  • Benfica Lisbon – FC Porto: Matchday 11 on Sunday, November 10th, 2024
  • FC Porto – Benfica Lisbon: Matchday 28 on Sunday, April 6th, 2025

Derby de Lisboa

The Lisbon Derby, a fierce rivalry between Sporting Club Portugal and Benfica Lisbon, epitomizes the intense local competition in the Portuguese capital. The first matchup of the 2024/25 season is set for Matchday 16 on Sunday, December 29th, 2024, when Sporting will host Benfica at the Estádio José Alvalade. The return leg will occur on Matchday 33, Sunday, May 11th, 2025, at the Estádio da Luz. These encounters are always highly anticipated, with both teams vying for supremacy in the capital and often influencing the title race.

  • Sporting Club Portugal – Benfica Lisbon: Matchday 16 on Sunday, December 29th, 2024
  • Benfica Lisbon – Sporting Club Portugal: Matchday 33 on Sunday, May 11th, 2025

The Porto – Sporting rivalry

The rivalry between Sporting Club Portugal and FC Porto, two of Portugal’s top teams, is always a thrilling encounter marked by high stakes and intense competition, as two of Portugal’s top teams face off. The first meeting of the 2024/25 season will occur on Matchday 4, Sunday, September 1st, 2024, with Sporting hosting FC Porto at the Estádio José Alvalade. The return match is slated for Matchday 21, Sunday, February 9th, 2025, at the Estádio do Dragão. These matches could serve as pivotal moments in their respective campaigns for the league title.

  • Sporting Club Portugal – FC Porto: Matchday 4 on Sunday, September 1st, 2024
  • FC Porto – Sporting Club Portugal: Matchday 21 on Sunday, February 9th, 2025

Derby do Minho

The Derby do Minho, featuring Sporting Braga and Vitória Guimarães, is a regional clash that divides the Minho province and is one of the most passionate regional rivalries in Portuguese football. The first fixture of the 2024/25 season will be on Matchday 5, Sunday, September 15th, 2024, at the Estádio Municipal de Braga, where Braga will host Guimarães. The return match will take place on Matchday 22, Sunday, February 16th, 2025, at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. Be prepared for an intense atmosphere and thrilling and closely contested football matches.

  • Sporting Braga – Vitória Guimarães: Matchday 5 on Sunday, September 15th, 2024
  • Vitória Guimarães – Sporting Braga: Matchday 22 on Sunday, February 16th, 2025

O Clássico do Norte between Porto and Sporting Braga

O Clássico do Norte is a noteworthy rivalry in Portuguese football, pitting FC Porto against Sporting Braga. The first matchup of the 2024/25 season will occur on Matchday 8, Sunday, October 6th, 2024, at the Estádio do Dragão, with Porto hosting Braga. The return fixture is scheduled for Matchday 25, Sunday, March 9th, 2025, at the Estádio Municipal de Braga. These matches are crucial for both teams, often impacting their standings..

  • FC Porto – Sporting Braga: Matchday 8 on Sunday, October 6th, 2024
  • Sporting Braga – FC Porto: Matchday 25 on Sunday, March 9th, 2025

Derby Da Invicta: FC Porto vs Boavista

The Derby da Invicta is a fierce city derby in Porto, featuring FC Porto and Boavista. The first encounter of the 2024/25 season is set for Matchday 16, Sunday, December 29th, 2024, at the Estádio do Dragão, where Porto will host Boavista. The return match is set for Matchday 33, on Sunday, May 11th, 2025, at the Estádio do Bessa. This derby is characterized by its intense rivalry and local pride.

  • FC Porto – Boavista: Matchday 16 on Sunday, December 29th, 2024
  • Boavista – FC Porto: Matchday 33 on Sunday, May 11th, 2025

The 18 teams in the Liga Portugal

The 2024/25 Liga Portugal calendar in full

Matchday 1

Sunday, August 11th, 2024
AVS – CD Nacional
Casa Pia – Boavista
Estoril – Santa Clara
Famalicão – Benfica Lisbon
FC Arouca – Vitória Guimarães
FC Porto – Gil Vicente
SC Farense – Moreirense
Sporting Braga – CF Estrela
Sporting Club Portugal – Rio Ave

Matchday 2

Sunday, August 18th, 2024
Benfica Lisbon – Casa Pia
Boavista – Sporting Braga
CD Nacional – Sporting Club Portugal
CF Estrela – Famalicão
Gil Vicente – AVS
Moreirense – FC Arouca
Rio Ave – SC Farense
Santa Clara – FC Porto
Vitória Guimarães – Estoril

Matchday 3

Sunday, August 25th, 2024
AVS – Vitória Guimarães
Benfica Lisbon – CF Estrela
Casa Pia – Santa Clara
Estoril – Gil Vicente
Famalicão – Boavista
FC Arouca – CD Nacional
FC Porto – Rio Ave
SC Farense – Sporting Club Portugal
Sporting Braga – Moreirense

Matchday 4

Sunday, September 1st, 2024
Boavista – Estoril
CD Nacional – SC Farense
CF Estrela – Casa Pia
Gil Vicente – Sporting Braga
Moreirense – Benfica Lisbon
Rio Ave – FC Arouca
Santa Clara – AVS
Sporting Club Portugal – FC Porto
Vitória Guimarães – Famalicão

Matchday 5

Sunday, September 15th, 2024
AVS – Rio Ave
Benfica Lisbon – Santa Clara
Casa Pia – Moreirense
CF Estrela – Boavista
Estoril – CD Nacional
Famalicão – Gil Vicente
FC Arouca – Sporting Club Portugal
FC Porto – SC Farense
Sporting Braga – Vitória Guimarães

Matchday 6

Sunday, September 22nd, 2024
Boavista – Benfica Lisbon
CD Nacional – Sporting Braga
Gil Vicente – Casa Pia
Moreirense – Famalicão
Rio Ave – Estoril
Santa Clara – CF Estrela
SC Farense – FC Arouca
Sporting Club Portugal – AVS
Vitória Guimarães – FC Porto

Matchday 7

Sunday, September 29th, 2024
AVS – SC Farense
Benfica Lisbon – Gil Vicente
Casa Pia – Vitória Guimarães
CF Estrela – Moreirense
Estoril – Sporting Club Portugal
Famalicão – CD Nacional
FC Porto – FC Arouca
Santa Clara – Boavista
Sporting Braga – Rio Ave

Matchday 8

Sunday, October 6th, 2024
CD Nacional – Benfica Lisbon
FC Arouca – AVS
FC Porto – Sporting Braga
Gil Vicente – CF Estrela
Moreirense – Santa Clara
Rio Ave – Famalicão
SC Farense – Estoril
Sporting Club Portugal – Casa Pia
Vitória Guimarães – Boavista

Matchday 9

Sunday, October 27th, 2024
AVS – FC Porto
Benfica Lisbon – Rio Ave
Boavista – Moreirense
Casa Pia – CD Nacional
CF Estrela – Vitória Guimarães
Estoril – FC Arouca
Famalicão – Sporting Club Portugal
Santa Clara – Gil Vicente
Sporting Braga – SC Farense

Matchday 10

Sunday, November 3rd, 2024
AVS – Famalicão
CD Nacional – Santa Clara
FC Arouca – Sporting Braga
FC Porto – Estoril
Gil Vicente – Boavista
Rio Ave – Casa Pia
SC Farense – Benfica Lisbon
Sporting Club Portugal – CF Estrela
Vitória Guimarães – Moreirense

Matchday 11

Sunday, November 10th, 2024
Benfica Lisbon – FC Porto
Boavista – Rio Ave
Casa Pia – SC Farense
CF Estrela – CD Nacional
Estoril – AVS
Famalicão – FC Arouca
Moreirense – Gil Vicente
Santa Clara – Vitória Guimarães
Sporting Braga – Sporting Club Portugal

Matchday 12

Sunday, December 1st, 2024
AVS – Sporting Braga
CD Nacional – Boavista
Estoril – Famalicão
FC Arouca – Benfica Lisbon
FC Porto – Casa Pia
Rio Ave – Moreirense
SC Farense – CF Estrela
Sporting Club Portugal – Santa Clara
Vitória Guimarães – Gil Vicente

Matchday 13

Sunday, December 8th, 2024
Benfica Lisbon – Vitória Guimarães
Boavista – SC Farense
Casa Pia – AVS
CF Estrela – FC Arouca
Famalicão – FC Porto
Gil Vicente – CD Nacional
Moreirense – Sporting Club Portugal
Santa Clara – Rio Ave
Sporting Braga – Estoril

Matchday 14

Sunday, December 15th, 2024
AVS – Benfica Lisbon
CD Nacional – Moreirense
Estoril – Casa Pia
FC Arouca – Santa Clara
FC Porto – CF Estrela
Rio Ave – Vitória Guimarães
SC Farense – Gil Vicente
Sporting Braga – Famalicão
Sporting Club Portugal – Boavista

Matchday 15

Sunday, December 22nd, 2024
Benfica Lisbon – Estoril
Boavista – AVS
Casa Pia – FC Arouca
CF Estrela – Rio Ave
Famalicão – SC Farense
Gil Vicente – Sporting Club Portugal
Moreirense – FC Porto
Santa Clara – Sporting Braga
Vitória Guimarães – CD Nacional

Matchday 16

Sunday, December 29th, 2024
AVS – CF Estrela
Estoril – Moreirense
Famalicão – Santa Clara
FC Arouca – Gil Vicente
FC Porto – Boavista
Rio Ave – CD Nacional
SC Farense – Vitória Guimarães
Sporting Braga – Casa Pia
Sporting Club Portugal – Benfica Lisbon

Matchday 17

Sunday, January 5th, 2025
Benfica Lisbon – Sporting Braga
Boavista – FC Arouca
Casa Pia – Famalicão
CD Nacional – FC Porto
CF Estrela – Estoril
Gil Vicente – Rio Ave
Moreirense – AVS
Santa Clara – SC Farense
Vitória Guimarães – Sporting Club Portugal

Matchday 18

Sunday, January 19th, 2025
Benfica Lisbon – Famalicão
Boavista – Casa Pia
CD Nacional – AVS
CF Estrela – Sporting Braga
Gil Vicente – FC Porto
Moreirense – SC Farense
Rio Ave – Sporting Club Portugal
Santa Clara – Estoril
Vitória Guimarães – FC Arouca

Matchday 19

Sunday, January 26th, 2025
AVS – Gil Vicente
Casa Pia – Benfica Lisbon
Estoril – Vitória Guimarães
Famalicão – CF Estrela
FC Arouca – Moreirense
FC Porto – Santa Clara
SC Farense – Rio Ave
Sporting Braga – Boavista
Sporting Club Portugal – CD Nacional

Matchday 20

Sunday, February 2nd, 2025
Boavista – Famalicão
CD Nacional – FC Arouca
CF Estrela – Benfica Lisbon
Gil Vicente – Estoril
Moreirense – Sporting Braga
Rio Ave – FC Porto
Santa Clara – Casa Pia
Sporting Club Portugal – SC Farense
Vitória Guimarães – AVS

Matchday 21

Sunday, February 9th, 2025
AVS – Santa Clara
Benfica Lisbon – Moreirense
Casa Pia – CF Estrela
Estoril – Boavista
Famalicão – Vitória Guimarães
FC Arouca – Rio Ave
FC Porto – Sporting Club Portugal
SC Farense – CD Nacional
Sporting Braga – Gil Vicente

Matchday 22

Sunday, February 16th, 2025
Boavista – CF Estrela
CD Nacional – Estoril
Gil Vicente – Famalicão
Moreirense – Casa Pia
Rio Ave – AVS
Santa Clara – Benfica Lisbon
SC Farense – FC Porto
Sporting Club Portugal – FC Arouca
Vitória Guimarães – Sporting Braga

Matchday 23

Sunday, February 23rd, 2025
AVS – Sporting Club Portugal
Benfica Lisbon – Boavista
Casa Pia – Gil Vicente
CF Estrela – Santa Clara
Estoril – Rio Ave
Famalicão – Moreirense
FC Arouca – SC Farense
FC Porto – Vitória Guimarães
Sporting Braga – CD Nacional

Matchday 24

Sunday, March 2nd, 2025
Boavista – Santa Clara
CD Nacional – Famalicão
FC Arouca – FC Porto
Gil Vicente – Benfica Lisbon
Moreirense – CF Estrela
Rio Ave – Sporting Braga
SC Farense – AVS
Sporting Club Portugal – Estoril
Vitória Guimarães – Casa Pia

Matchday 25

Sunday, March 9th, 2025
AVS – FC Arouca
Benfica Lisbon – CD Nacional
Boavista – Vitória Guimarães
Casa Pia – Sporting Club Portugal
CF Estrela – Gil Vicente
Estoril – SC Farense
Famalicão – Rio Ave
Santa Clara – Moreirense
Sporting Braga – FC Porto

Matchday 26

Sunday, March 16th, 2025
CD Nacional – Casa Pia
FC Arouca – Estoril
FC Porto – AVS
Gil Vicente – Santa Clara
Moreirense – Boavista
Rio Ave – Benfica Lisbon
SC Farense – Sporting Braga
Sporting Club Portugal – Famalicão
Vitória Guimarães – CF Estrela

Matchday 27

Sunday, March 30th, 2025
Benfica Lisbon – SC Farense
Boavista – Gil Vicente
Casa Pia – Rio Ave
CF Estrela – Sporting Club Portugal
Estoril – FC Porto
Famalicão – AVS
Moreirense – Vitória Guimarães
Santa Clara – CD Nacional
Sporting Braga – FC Arouca

Matchday 28

Sunday, April 6th, 2025
AVS – Estoril
CD Nacional – CF Estrela
FC Arouca – Famalicão
FC Porto – Benfica Lisbon
Gil Vicente – Moreirense
Rio Ave – Boavista
SC Farense – Casa Pia
Sporting Club Portugal – Sporting Braga
Vitória Guimarães – Santa Clara

Matchday 29

Sunday, April 13th, 2025
Benfica Lisbon – FC Arouca
Boavista – CD Nacional
Casa Pia – FC Porto
CF Estrela – SC Farense
Famalicão – Estoril
Gil Vicente – Vitória Guimarães
Moreirense – Rio Ave
Santa Clara – Sporting Club Portugal
Sporting Braga – AVS

Matchday 30

Saturday, April 19th, 2025
AVS – Casa Pia
CD Nacional – Gil Vicente
Estoril – Sporting Braga
FC Arouca – CF Estrela
FC Porto – Famalicão
Rio Ave – Santa Clara
SC Farense – Boavista
Sporting Club Portugal – Moreirense
Vitória Guimarães – Benfica Lisbon

Matchday 31

Sunday, April 27th, 2025
Benfica Lisbon – AVS
Boavista – Sporting Club Portugal
Casa Pia – Estoril
CF Estrela – FC Porto
Famalicão – Sporting Braga
Gil Vicente – SC Farense
Moreirense – CD Nacional
Santa Clara – FC Arouca
Vitória Guimarães – Rio Ave

Matchday 32

Sunday, May 4th, 2025
AVS – Boavista
CD Nacional – Vitória Guimarães
Estoril – Benfica Lisbon
FC Arouca – Casa Pia
FC Porto – Moreirense
Rio Ave – CF Estrela
SC Farense – Famalicão
Sporting Braga – Santa Clara
Sporting Club Portugal – Gil Vicente

Matchday 33

Sunday, May 11th, 2025
Benfica Lisbon – Sporting Club Portugal
Boavista – FC Porto
Casa Pia – Sporting Braga
CD Nacional – Rio Ave
CF Estrela – AVS
Gil Vicente – FC Arouca
Moreirense – Estoril
Santa Clara – Famalicão
Vitória Guimarães – SC Farense

Matchday 34

Saturday, May 17th, 2025
AVS – Moreirense
Estoril – CF Estrela
Famalicão – Casa Pia
FC Arouca – Boavista
FC Porto – CD Nacional
Rio Ave – Gil Vicente
SC Farense – Santa Clara
Sporting Braga – Benfica Lisbon
Sporting Club Portugal – Vitória Guimarães
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