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New league president

Portugal’s newly elected Professional Football League (LPFP) president Mário Figueiredo wants to add two extra teams to the domestic Premier League and shift to a collective TV rights bargaining model which will increase clubs’ revenues.

In Portugal, as well as in neighbouring Spain, the bulk of audio/visual monies, estimated at around €75 million, goes to the bigger clubs, with 50% helping to swell the coffers of Benfica, Porto and Sporting.

The ‘big three’ backed a rival candidate to Figueiredo for the LPFP presidency.