In Portugal the must-see football league is of course the Primeira Liga. In recent years the Portuguese Primeira Liga has increased in both status and popularity, occupying a slot as one of Europe’s top 5 football leagues. As with many other football leagues the top-flight in Portugal has several ‘big’ clubs, which dominate most of the proceedings and titles. The ‘Big 3’ as they are commonly referred to are: Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting CP. Here at Soccer Box we stock football shirts and accessories for each of the clubs enabling you to pick up a piece of official team merchandise.
The Primeira Liga was first established in 1934, but didn’t become official until 1938. Since the leagues inception seventy clubs have competed for the right to be named Portuguese football champions, however, only five clubs have ever lifted the trophy. Benfica leads the way with 35 titles, Porto has 27 and Sporting CP has 18. The only other teams to have ever won the top-flight title in Portugal are Belenenses who won in 1946, and Boavista who scooped the title in 2001.
With such dominance it is only right that we have included Benfica, Porto and Sporting merchandise in our inventory. While these three teams enjoy high numbers of supporters and strong attendance numbers, other clubs in Portuguese football have suffered, with limited financing, fans and low attendance at games.
The rivalry between Primeira Liga ‘Big 3’ is intense, and motivates each team to improve and succeed. Fixtures between any of these teams are intensely competitive with players, club staff, and supporters vying for the win and vital points toward the Championship title and spots in European competition.
In terms of European competition each of the ‘Big 3’ have had success. However, FC Porto stands out as the most successful with two Champions League and two Europa League titles. Their most recent success was in the 2011 Europa League.
At the time of writing the Benfica jerseys are manufactured by Adidas, New Balance is the supplier for Porto and Macron produces the Sporting CP shirts. We have products for each of these teams available and we are supplied directly by the manufacturers ensuring that you are shopping for an authentic club jersey. If you have any queries regarding authenticity, sizing, or anything else do not hesitate to contact us for help and information.
The Portuguese Primeira Liga attracts much of its interest within Portugal however, television broadcasting rights deals are seeing exposure of the league and clubs around the globe. For this reason we offer worldwide shipping options enabling you to support one of the ‘Big 3’ from anywhere in the world. We strive to keep our prices low so take this opportunity to grab a shirt, kit or accessory for your favourite Portuguese football club and enjoy hassle free shopping with Soccer Box.