Failure to present the necessary registration documents, both financially and legally, ahead of the 2020/21 season has resulted in this drastic action.

CD Aves had already been relegated to the Segunda Liga but will now drop another level to the Campeonato Portugal.
V.Setúbal had avoided relegation on the final day of the season with a 2-0 home win over Belenenses.

The decision, imposed by Liga’s Supervisory Board, forbids both sides from competing at a professional level, hence the drop to the third division, and although Setúbal and Aves had three days to appeal they could not meet the time constriction.

A General Meeting also agreed various competition changes including a two-leg end-of-season play-off between the third-from-bottom club in the Primeira Liga and the third team in the Segunda Liga. In addition, five substitutes as used in the post pandemic league era, will become the norm thus giving the wealthier clubs with larger squads another helping hand. C.W.