The history books will tell you that Porto were Portuguese champions in 2017/2018 by a comfortable margin of seven points. However, supporters of all Portugal’s “big three” will remember just how razor sharp the title race was until the penultimate week.
As the excitement (or disappointment) from the season subsides in Portugal, each club will look ahead to what promises to be a busy summer. The traditional top three, along with Braga, proved to be a class above the rest this season. With a gap of 24 points between fourth-placed Braga and fifth-placed Rio Ave, it was truly a league dominated by the top four. At 51 points, despite finishing fifth, Rio Ave were closer to relegation than they were to cracking the top four!
As the transfer window is set to open, PortuGOAL assess how the summer might play out for Portugal’s top clubs.