Familiar top, but what about the bottom? Who cares about the bottom? Dead last were Atletico Clube do Portugal, hailing from Alcantara, Lisbon.
Unlike Atletico, other weak clubs at least fought for survival. Leixoes lost the struggle, ending with equal points with two other teams, but having the worst goal difference.
Leixoes Sport Club is quite old, founded in 1907, but from a small town, Matosinhos, and therefore unlikely candidate for greatness. May be their nickname – Os Bebes (The Babies) – really sums up their fate: 70 years old babies by 1977... as their crest suggests, it is a multisport club, and their football department was not exactly strong. Leixoes played and plays nore often in Second Division than in First, so their relegation was rather normal. If there was something to remember about them this season, it was their curious record: they tied half of matches – 15 ties out of total 30 games. Their attack was the worst in the league – Leixoes scored only 15 goals, ½ goal average per match. Apparently, they attempted to survive by playing cattenaccio, for their defense was not bad at all, allowing 31 goals in the season. Only the top three clubs had better defensive record, but... playing for the point and scoring ½ less when allowing a whole goal spelled disaster.
Babies going down. Again.
Down, to more familiar opponents inhabiting Second Division, like Barreirense.