21st February 2017. By Danni Biggs
So with the nation still in high spirits after being crowned champions at the Euros in 2016 we look into the Portuguese Primeira Liga: The Big Three. Only two other teams have broken the consecutive success of Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon. Boavista and Belenenses are the only two teams who have disrupted the continuous dominance and success of The Big 3 in 1946 and 2001.
Staggeringly, with all three teams together they have won the Portuguese Primeira Liga 80 times, Benfica being the most with 35 times. The rivalry between all three clubs is intense motivating each team to improve and succeed. The competitiveness from players, staff and even fans is intense due to the vital points that will decide the upcoming Championship title.
Three-time Defending Champions Benfica
Benfica, currently top of the table are