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Porto's Dragons extend Portuguese dominance of big three
May 21st, 2007 7AM

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Porto won repeated as Portuguese league champion when it beat Desportivo Aves, 4-1, at home on Sunday to edge Sporting by one point and extend the domination of Portugal's big three.

Porto, Sporting and Benfica have won all but two Portuguese league titles since 1946. Belenenses (1946) and Boavista (2001) are the only other teams to win a league championship. Only nine teams have a team other than Porto, Sporting or Benfica even in finished in the top two.

YEAR CHAMPIONS RUNNER-UP
1946 Belenenses Benfica
1947 Sporting Benfica
1948 Sporting Benfica
1949 Sporting Benfica
1950 Benfica Sporting
1951 Sporting Porto
1952 Sporting Benfica
1953 Sporting Benfica
1954 Sporting Porto
1955 Benfica Belenenses
1956 Porto Benfica
1957 Benfica Porto
1958 Sporting Porto
1959 Porto Benfica
1960 Benfica Sporting
1961 Benfica Sporting
1962 Sporting Porto
1963 Benfica Porto
1964 Benfica Porto
1965 Benfica Porto
1966 Sporting Benfica
1967 Benfica Academica
1968 Benfica Sporting
1969 Benfica Porto
1970 Sporting Benfica
1971 Benfica Sporting
1972 Benfica Vitoria Setubal
1973 Benfica Belenenses
1974 Sporting Benfica
1975 Benfica Porto
1976 Benfica Boavista
1977 Benfica Sporting
1978 Porto Benfica
1979 Porto Benfica
1980 Sporting Porto
1981 Benfica Porto
1982 Sporting Benfica
1983 Benfica Porto
1984 Benfica Porto
1985 Porto Sporting
1986 Porto Benfica
1987 Benfica Porto
1988 Porto Benfica
1989 Benfica Porto
1990 Porto Benfica
1991 Benfica Porto
1992 Porto Benfica
1993 Porto Benfica
1994 Benfica Porto
1995 Porto Sporting
1996 Porto Benfica
1997 Porto Sporting
1998 Porto Benfica
1999 Porto Boavista
2000 Sporting Porto
2001 Boavista Porto
2002 Sporting Boavista
2003 Porto Benfica
2004 Porto Benfica
2005 Benfica Porto
2006 Porto Sporting
2007 Porto Sporting



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