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Encyclopedia > S.L. Benfica
SL Benfica
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Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Nickname(s) As Águias (The Eagles)
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Encarnados (The Reds)
Diabos Vermelhos (The Red Devils)
Founded 28 February 1904
Ground Estádio do Sport Lisboa
e Benfica (Estádio da Luz)
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Lisbon, Portugal
(Capacity 65.200)
Chairman Luís Filipe Orelhas
Manager Quique Flores
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2007-08 BWINLIGA, 4th
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica (pronounced [spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ĩˈfikɐ]; commonly referred to as simply Benfica, S.L. Benfica and in many fan anthems as SLB [ɛsɨ ɛɫɨ be]) is an eclectic multisports club based in Lisbon, Portugal, best known for its football team. Sport Lisboa e Benfica was founded in 1904 by a group of twenty-four men. The club's main stadium is the Estádio da Luz. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Benfica can refer to: SL Benfica, a sports club from Lisbon, Portugal. ... Image File history File links SL_Benfica_logo. ... Football club names are a part of the sports culture, reflecting century-old traditions. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... Location of teams in the Portuguese Liga 2007-08. ... soccer jersey left arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... soccer jersey right arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... soccer jersey left arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... soccer jersey right arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... A Sports club, Athletic club or Sports association is an institution oriented to multiple sports, which fields many teams in several sports at a same time. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ...


They were founding members of Portuguese Liga in 1933, and, together with FC Porto and Sporting CP, they have never been relegated from the Primeira Divisão. Benfica is the most successful club in Portugal with a total of 31 Portuguese Liga, 27 Portuguese Cup, 4 SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira, 2 UEFA Champions League and 1 Latin Cup. SL Benfica has also participated in a total of seven European Champion's League finals and one UEFA Cup final, being the Portuguese club to reach more European competitions finals. The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ... Sporting Clube de Portugal (pron. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... The Portuguese Cup or, more correctly, Cup of Portugal (Port. ... The Portuguese SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira (Port. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. ...


As a club oriented to multiple sports, Benfica has departments for athletics, basketball, cycling, football, futsal, handball, judo, rink hockey, rugby, swimming, volleyball, and others. In total, Benfica has won several titles in these sports. A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... This article is about the sport. ... Cycling is the use of bicycles, or - less commonly - unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles and other similar wheeled human powered vehicles (HPVs) as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Futsal in Germany Futsal is an indoor version of football (soccer). ... Handball is the name of several different sports: Team handball, or Olympic/European Handball is a game somewhat similar to association football, but the ball is played with the hand, not the foot. ... This article is about the martial art and sport. ... Rink hockey is a variant of Roller hockey and is one of the three most popular hockey variants, along with Field hockey and Ice Hockey. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


SL Benfica has the biggest fan base among Portuguese clubs, having also the largest number of supporters outside of Portugal for a Portuguese club, with a total of 14 million Benfica's supporters worldwide.[1] It is also the biggest club in the world in number of associates (registered paying supporters), with a current (November 2006) number of 160,398, a fact which was attested by the Guinness Book of Records on November 10, 2006.[2] Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 2005-06 season, SL Benfica was ranked 20th in the Deloitte Football Money League with an estimated revenue of €85.1 million, being the first Portuguese club to appear in the ranking. The Deloitte Football Money League is a ranking of football clubs by income. ...


In September 2007, SL Benfica was considered the 17th most valuable Football brand in Europe, by BBDO. Benfica is then the most valuable football brand in Portugal and 4th in the Iberian Peninsula (after Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia). [1] BBDO is a worldwide advertising agency network, with its headquarters in New York. ...

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History

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The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium
The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium

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Foundation and first years (1904-1910)

On February 28, 1904, a reunion took place in Rua de Belém, in the southside parish of Lisbon, with the goal to form a new football club, that would be called Grupo Sport Lisboa. There were 24 people in that reunion including the co-founder and the future soul of the club, Cosme Damião. José Rosa Rodrigues was also appointed the first president.[3] is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Cosme Damião was a football player and a coach for Benfica. ...


The first game was played in January 1905. Despite important football victories in the first years, the club suffered from poor conditions. In 1907, several players from the first team joined the wealthy Sporting CP.


In 1908, the Grupo Sport Lisboa (GSL) acquired by mutual agreement the Sport Clube de Benfica (SCB). None of the clubs were destroyed: the first maintained the football team, the red and white shirt colours, the eagle as a symbol, the E Pluribus Unum as the motto, and the logo. The latter the football field, the main directors, and the club's house; the foundation date was chosen the one of the Grupo Sport Lisboa, as it was the most important club of the reunion, being also already quite popular around Lisbon because of is football merits. Sport Lisboa e Benfica is the only club of the “Big Three” that never changed it’s foundation date. A bycicle wheel was then chosen to join the GSL's logo, as it was the most important sport of SCB (a club founded in 1906 as Grupo Sport Benfica, would change later the name) and Benfica was added to the Sport Lisboa name. The club moved from the Belém area to the Benfica area, a suburb located north of the city. Both clubs had simultaneous associates, something that increased the success of this decision. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... The big three (os três grandes) is the nickname of the three most powerful sports clubs in Portugal. ... Belém (or Santa Maria de Belém, pron. ... Municipality Lisbon Area 7. ...


In October 1908, a month after the agreement, the club won the first game ever against Sporting. In the 1909/10 season, Carcavelos Club' reign in the last three years as the Lisbon Champions was over; this season was considered a "golden one", as the club won all the three regional championships in dispute, establishing a first record.


An early age of achievements (1910-1922)

Between 1910 and 1922, the club won eleven regional titles in the football first category Lisbon championships, failing only two titles.


Meanwhile, the club’s popularity increased outside of Lisbon borders. Several affiliate clubs were created, mainly in the Algarve.


The 1913/14 season was very successful, as the club was the first to win the regional Lisbon championships' in all the four categories.


The first international matches were played with some relevant results: in 1913, the club won their first international football trophy, named "Torneio 3 cidades" (Three cities' Tournament).


The Rink Hockey department was created in 1917. In 1919, the club organized the first ever football game played at night in Portugal.


It was not until the 1920s decade that the club became more known as Benfica. A falling out within the club regarding some football players led to several members leaving the club and founding Belenenses, which is now Lisbon's third largest football club. This is regarded as the second major crisis within the club. Clube de Futebol «Os Belenenses» is one of the most important and historical Portuguese sports club. ...


Football crisis and cycling dominance (1922-1930)

The national football competitions only began in the 1920s. The impact of the defection of players to Belenenses' was made worse by further losses due to the creation of the Casa Pia Atletico Clube club in Lisbon. This exodus of players left Sport Lisboa e Benfica struggling in the following years and the club would only win two regional titles until 1930. Clube de Futebol «Os Belenenses» is one of the most important and historical Portuguese sports club. ... Casa Pia Atlético Clube is a sports association founded in 1920 and based in Lisbon, Portugal. ...


Fortunately for Benfica, cycling took up the slack and became an important source of victories. Spearheading the team was Alfredo Luís Piedade, considered to be one of the greatest names in Portuguese cycling.


In 1925, the club inaugurated the Amoreiras Stadium. The departments of Field Hockey, Rugby and Basketball were created in this decade; only the first mentioned doesn’t have official activities today.


The first national football titles (the 1930’s)

The 1930s were a much kinder decade to Benfica. The club's football team started the decade by winning two national championships (for the first time) in 1930 and 1931 and one regional championship.


After losing the first national championship to FCPorto in the 1934/35 season, Benfica won the next three championships in a row (1935/36, 1936/37 and 1937/38), and the first Portuguese cup, in 1939/40. Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ...


Cycling continued to be the key sport within the club. The duels between Benfica's José Maria Nicolau and Sporting Lisbon's Alfredo Trinidade on the road throughout the country entralled many fans and were a critical factor for the ascendance of popularity of not only Benfica but also Sporting Lisbon. José Maria Nicolau is regarded as one of Benfica's greatest ever cyclist and won two Volta a Portugal's titles in 1931 and 1934. Full name Sporting Clube de Portugal Nicknames Os Leões (The Lions) Often derided as Lagartos (Lizards) Founded 1906 Stadium Estádio José Alvalade XXI President António Dias da Cunha Coach José Peseiro League SuperLiga Sporting Clube de Portugal, often known outside Portugal as Sporting Lisbon, is a sports... The Volta a Portugal is a long distance road bicycle race for professionals held in Portugal. ...


The 1940’s

The 1940s saw the domination by Benfica and Sporting in the country's football championship to an extent never seen before. Between 1941 and 1950, the two clubs finished first and second in every championship save the 1945/6 season. During this period, Benfica and Sporting each won four titles. By now, football was clearly the club's most important sport.


The 1950’s

Benfica's first major international football success happened in 1950 when they won the Latin Cup by defeating Girondins de Bordeaux in the final. The Latin Cup was then seen as one of Europe's most prestigious European Cups in a time when UEFA had yet to launch its unified European Cups. The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. ... FC Girondins de Bordeaux is a French football team, playing in the city of Bordeaux. ...


Another highlight came in 1954 when Benfica moved into its first own stadium, the famous Estádio da Luz. It initially had capacity for 40,000 spectators, but this was gradually expanded due to club's growing success and fan base. The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ...


Benfica won three championships during the 1950s and were runner-ups three times. They also gathered six Portuguese Cups, and their accomplishments included a series of four consecutive victories between 1948 and 1953. The Portuguese cup was not held in 1950 due to the Latin Cup being organised in Portugal.


In addition to all these successes, Benfica was able to end the decade with the foundations in place enabling the club to enter the 1960s with one of the best teams in Europe.


The Golden Era (1960-1970)

Benfica was the first team to break Real Madrid's dominance in the early European Champions' Cup. Having won two European Cups in a row against FC Barcelona (1961) and Real Madrid (1962). Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ...


During this decade Benfica would reach another 3 European Champions' Cup finals, but the Lisbon club never managed to win a European trophy again. Having lost against A.C. Milan (1963), Internazionale (1965) and Manchester United (1968). Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A. It is more commonly known as Inter, and often named Inter Milan in foreign countries. ... MUFC redirects here. ...


In 1968, Benfica was considered the best European team by France Football despite its defeat in the Champions Cup. Many of its successes in the 1960s were achieved with all-time football great Eusébio playing for the Lisbon side. In fact, the 60's were the best period of Benfica history, in which the club won an astonishing 8 Championships (1960, 61, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68 and 69), 3 Portuguese Cups (1961, 64 and 69) and 2 European Champions Cup (1961 and 62). France Football is a French bi-weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. ... Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (pron. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ... The Portuguese Cup or, more correctly, Cup of Portugal (Port. ...


Titles After Titles (1970-1994)

During the 1970s, the team faded slightly from the European scene, but remained the main force inside Portuguese football, winning 6 championships (1971, 72, 73, 75, 76 and 77) and 2 Portuguese cups (1970 and 72). Jimmy Hagan led the club to three successive Portuguese championships, and once to the national cup between 1970 and 1973. Benfica also attracted Europe-wide attention when the team reached the semi-finals of the European Cup of Champions, where the team was only narrowly defeated 0-1 on aggregate by the legendary Ajax of that era. James (Jimmy) Hagan (born January 21, 1918, Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK, died February 28, 1998, aged 80) was an English football player and manager. ... The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX), also referred to as AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax, is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ...


In 1972-73 Benfica became the only ever club in Portugal to last a whole season without defeat and won 28 matches - 23 consecutively - out of 30, and drew two. In that year Eusébio also became Europe's top scorer with 40 goals, in what was his penultimate season as a Benfica player. The team scored 101 goals, breaking 100 only for the second time in their history. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (pron. ...


The club had some problems in the late 70s, early 80s, but managed to stand up to its standards again, this time under the guidance of Sven-Göran Eriksson. In 2 years (1983 and 1984) the club won 2 championships, 1 Portuguese cup and reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 1983 against Anderlecht.   (IPA: , born 7 April 1948) is a association football manager, currently with Manchester City F.C. of the English Premier League. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Current season Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, usually known as Anderlecht, is a Belgian football club from the Brussels Capital Region. ...


In 1985 the board decided to close the third level in the Estádio da Luz, which transformed the stadium into one of the biggest in Europe, with a standing room capacity of 120.000 and in 1987 Benfica won another double (championship+Portuguese cup), an achievement done for the ninth time in their history. The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ...


During the period from 1988-94 Benfica made a huge financial investment in an effort to win another European cup, but the club failed to meet its expectations. While they did reach the European cup final in 1988 & 1990, Benfica lost in the final against PSV Eindhoven and AC Milan respectively. Domestically, Benfica won 3 more championships (1989, 1991 and 1994) and 1 Portuguese cup (1993). PSV redirects here. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ...


The Dark Years (1994-2003)

Financial trouble began to undermine the club due to rampant spending and a questionable signing policy which allowed for squads composed of well over 30 players. Consequently the period from 1994 through 2003 was arguably the darkest in the history of Benfica. During this time Benfica only won one Portuguese cup ('96) and finished in embarrassing positions such as 6th in '00/'01 and 4th in '01/'02. The debts were accumulating, and nearly every year saw the hire of a new Benfica coach and the addition of high-priced but under-performing players.


The New Era (2004-Present)

In 2004 the club regained some of its sporting prowess, with a new president and the manager Jose Antonio Camacho, winning the first title in eight years (the Portuguese cup, won against Mourinho's FC Porto in the final), and in 2004–2005 the first national championship in eleven years, this time with Giovanni Trapattoni as coach. In 2005/2006 Benfica won the Portuguese supercup for the 4th time. José Antonio Camacho José Antonio Camacho (born June 8, 1955 in the village of Cieza, Murcia) is a former Spanish football (soccer) player and manager. ... Giovanni Trapattoni (born March 17, 1939) is an Italian football coach, considered the most successful club coach in the history of that country [3], and former player. ...


In the 2005-06 Champions League, Benfica managed to reach the quarter-finals, defeating Manchester United 2-1 in the decisive group stage encounter, and then overcoming the 2005 European champions Liverpool F.C. 3-0 on aggregate. However Benfica lost in the Quarter Finals to the eventual winner F.C. Barcelona by an aggregate of 2-0, both goals coming during the second leg in Camp Nou. In the 2006 -07 season Benfica found themselves again facing Manchester United in a decisive Champions League group match in which the winner would advance. However, this time it was Manchester United who prevailed, gaining revenge in a 3 - 1 win. On 20th August 2007 Jose Antonio Camacho returned to SL Benfica on a 2-year contract, a more or less desperate move as Benfica was facing a vital Champions League qualifying game against F.C. Copenhagen, ending with an away win by 1-0 that granted Benfica a place in 2007-08 Champions League where they exited the competition at the group stage. They then parachuted to the UEFA Cup where they were defeated by Spanish debutants, Getafe CF. The UEFA Champions League 2005-06 was the 51st edition of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... FC Barcelona, also known as Barça, is a sports club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with sections in many different sports. ... The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... F.C. Copenhagen (Danish: F.C. København, or FCK in short) is a Danish football team located in Copenhagen. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


On May 22nd 2008, the former Valencia manager, Quique Sanchez Flores was appointed as the clubs new manager. Valencia is the name of several places: In Spain: Valencia, Spain, capital of the Valencia Autonomous Community Valencia (autonomous community) Valencia (province), in the Valencia Autonomous Community The Kingdom of Valencia, which existed from 1237 to 1707 Valencia de Alcántara, a town in the province of Cáceres In... Quique Sanchez Flores (born 2 February 1965) is a Spanish football coach and former player. ...


Stadium

A view inside Benfica's stadium
A view inside Benfica's stadium
A view outside Benfica's stadium
A view outside Benfica's stadium
Main article: Estádio da Luz

The Estádio da Luz (IPA[(ɨ)ʃ'tadiu dɐ luʃ]), officially named the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica which translated means, "Stadium of Light", is a football stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, the home of SL Benfica. It is also called A Catedral ("The Cathedral") by Benfica's supporters due to historical reasons. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 239 KB) Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica em 2005 (Festa do título) Kind permission of my friend Paulo Franco File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 239 KB) Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica em 2005 (Festa do título) Kind permission of my friend Paulo Franco File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x930, 316 KB) Created by: Portuguese_eyes Upload by: User:Rei-artur Foto: Flickr File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): SL Benfica Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x930, 316 KB) Created by: Portuguese_eyes Upload by: User:Rei-artur Foto: Flickr File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): SL Benfica Metadata This file contains additional information... The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


The term "Luz" refers, historically, to the parish of the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz (the Church of Our Lady of the Light). The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England may well have been inspired by the name of this Lisbon stadium. This article is about the home stadium of Sunderland A.F.C.. For the home stadium of SL Benfica, see Estádio da Luz. ... For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Some people mistakenly believe the stadium is mistranslated as "The Stadium of Light", however, they are incorrect.


In Spanish and Portuguese, the word "Luz" means "Light". Although the stadium was named in honor of the parish, the words "da Luz" in the parish name translates to "of the Light". Hence, the name is not mistranslated and is correctly translated. It is incorrect grammatically, to refer to this naming as a "misnomer".


It hosted several matches in the 2004 European Football Championship, including the final. The previous Benfica stadium (also called "Estádio da Luz" and one of the largest stadiums in the world with 120,000 seats) was demolished and the new one was built for the tournament with a capacity of 65,400. Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... Estádio da Luz was a multi-use stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. ...


Training center and youth academy

Benfica has state-of-the-art training facilities in Seixal. The complex is called Caixa Futebol Campus, named for sponsoring reasons after Caixa Geral de Depósitos which is the largest banking corporation of Portugal. It is here that the professional team trains daily and also the home of all Benfica's youth academy. [4] Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Península de Setúbal  - District or A.R. Setúbal Mayor Alfredo Costa  - Party CDU Area 95. ... Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) is a Portuguese state-owned banking corporation. ...


Supporters

In Portugal, a majority of the population who likes competitive football, are said to be Benfica sympathisers. Almost every municipality of Portugal has its own Casa do Benfica (House of Benfica), which can also be found in many cities and towns of countries worldwide (Andorra, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, England, France, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Luxembourg, Macau, South Africa, Switzerland, and United States).[5] For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Since the 2004-2005 championship, club membership figures have seen a significant increase (See reasons above). In April 2006 the number of club members surpassed 140,000.[2] In July 2006, S.L. Benfica had 143,000 members, 1,000 more than Manchester United. S.L. Benfica is since 2006, the club with the most associates (registered paying supporters) in the world, with over 160,000 members. MUFC redirects here. ...


Like all major Portuguese football clubs, Benfica has an organized group of supporters (claque, in Portugal), including the Diabos Vermelhos (Red Devils), which is affiliated with the club, and the No Name Boys, which maintains an independent line.


Benfica has also the highest average attendance in Portuguese top league with about 40 thousand supporters in the last season.[6] The Portuguese Liga (pron. ...


Organization and finances

Sport Lisboa e Benfica is organized by sports department and has a number of specific businesses. The holding company for all Sport Lisboa e Benfica's departments and businesses is the Sport Lisboa e Benfica SGPS, S.A. that has participations in all branches and businesses of the club.


Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Futebol, S.A.D., the football department, is the largest by number of athletes, allocated budget, attendance and sponsoring contract's receipts. Portuguese stock market authority CMVM approved in 2007 the Benfica's prospectus for the initial public offering (IPO) for up to 15 mln shares in the Futebol, S.A.D., a 33% free-float. Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Futebol, S.A.D. (ticker: SLBEN) debuted on Euronext Lisbon on 22 May 2007 and is since then a publicly traded company. In June 2007, after the share price has fallen from an initial 5€/share to nearly 2,69€/share, Portuguese businessman Joe Berardo made a takeover offer of 60% of the stock for 3,5€/share. Benfica's president Luís Filipe Vieira refused the offer saying "Benfica will always have the majority of the stock".[7] The Portuguese Securities Market Commission (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários), also known by its initials CMVM, was established in April 1991 with the task of supervising and regulating securities and other financial instruments markets (traditionally known as stock markets), as well as the activity of all those... IPO redirects here. ... The free float of a public company is the proportion of shares available for purchase in the market by investors. ... Euronext Lisbon is a Portuguese stock exchange headquartered in Lisbon. ... A publicly traded corporation often refers to a company whose shares are traded on the open market, such as a stock market. ... José Berardo, born in 1944, in Madeira island, Portugal, is a Portuguese businessman and stock investor. ... Luís Filipe Vieira (full name Luís Filipe Ferreira Vieira), born 22 June 1949, is the chairman of Portuguese sports club Sport Lisboa e Benfica. ...


During the 2005-06 season, SL Benfica was ranked 20th in the Deloitte Football Money League with an estimated revenue of €85.1 million, being the third in the Iberian Peninsula behind only Spain's Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona, and becoming the first Portuguese football club to appear in the Money League. The Deloitte Football Money League is a ranking of football clubs by income. ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... FC Barcelona, also known as Barça, is a sports club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with sections in many different sports. ...


In the last five years Benfica more than double their revenues.


Benfica's revenue sources and percentages:

  • 2002 - €42 mln
  • 2003 - €40 mln
  • 2004 - €55 mln
  • 2005 - €63 mln
  • 2006 - €85.1 mln

The other sports departments have their own budget policy, sponsoring contracts and government bodies. Although being traditionally referred to as "the amateur sports departments", many of their main competitive teams are composed of full-time professional athletes and coaches. They develop also instructional and youth sport programmes at both men's and women's sports events. Match Day was a football simulation game, published by Ocean Software in 1984, on the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad and Commodore 64 systems. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The businesses include a network of Benfica's merchandising shops (Loja do Benfica) across the country, the online shop and Benfica's stadium management. Other projects like a pay per view S.L. Benfica TV channel, a radio station and even a motorsports team have been discussed and are possibilities for the future. A coffee mug bearing the logo of a company or organization is a common example of product merchandising. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Structure:

  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica (the sports club)
  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD (company for football) - 40% owned by Sport Lisboa e Benfica; 10,04% owned by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, SGPS, SA
  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica, SGPS, SA (holding company)
  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Multimédia, SA (multimedia)
  • Benfica Estádio – Construção e Gestão de Estádios, SA (stadium management)
  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Comercial – Gestão e Exploração da Marca Benfica, SA (brand management/merchandising)

Notable figures

Some notable personalities in S.L. Benfica's history include (chronological order):

  • Cosme Damião: Co-founder of the Sport Lisboa in February 28th, 1904, player and captain of the team (he retired as a player (midfielder) in 1916, aged 30), and coach for a record 18 years, Cosme Damião would become the heart and soul of the club in the first twenty-two years of the club's existence. A charismatic figure, he was also one of the directors of the club that eventually became SL Benfica, and it is not easy to fully understand all his contributions to the club, as he was involved in all Benfica's departments; despite this, he never became President. He was behind all the club's major issues during that period; in 1908, as Sport Lisboa barely struggled to create a new football team after the departure of many players to newly founded and wealthier Sporting CP (one of the reasons for that being that Sport Lisboa didn't have a football field of their own), he literally saved Sport Lisboa from collapse. Thanks to his efforts, the main assets of Grupo Sport Benfica were acquired by Sport Lisboa (the football field, the club house, and even the board of directors), thus creating Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Cosme Damião had a clear vision for SL Benfica's future: he was in favour of sports eclecticism, of the founding of regional houses and increasing the number of associates (thus laying the groundstone to the Club's national dimension), and also of playing international football games. This merit is extraordinary, as virtually all of the first Lisbon clubs disappeared, with the exception of Sporting C.P., Belenenses and Casa Pia A.C., all of them founded with players contracted at Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Cândido de Oliveira said about him: "He made of Benfica the biggest Portuguese club". He was later awarded with the Golden Eagle, the most important Benfica award for lifetime achievements in favour of the Club. Benfica annually celebrates his name on a sports gala in which the club's athletes and personalities of the year are nominated and receive the Cosme Damião awards.
  • Ribeiro dos Reis: One of the players in Portugal's very first international friendly (against Spain) in 1921, he played for Benfica in the years 1914-1925. He was also an athlete, making good use of his impressive speed. Ribeiro dos Reis was also a remarkable sports journalist, debuting at this parallel career in 1915. He would as well give his personal mark as a coach, a director in Benfica and in FPF, and as a prestigious referee and national coach. A man of culture, he was nominated for the FIFA Referees' Committee and was co-founder of the oldest sports newspaper still active today, A Bola. He is one of the few personalities awarded with the Golden Eagle, the main award given by SL Benfica, recognizing notable achievements in favour of the club.
  • José Maria Nicolau: It wasn't any football achievement to give national recognition to Benfica, but cycling, by giving continued sport days along many cities and villages of Portugal. This was incarnated by a strong man, whose days on a bicycle since 1929 and through the next decade contributed uncountable memories to the people. Nicolau gave to Portugal's sport many passionate and unforgettable days competing on a bicycle, especially with his friend although teams rival Trindade. Nicolau in the thirties was considered a national sport hero, and he alone conceded to the club a human patrimony that still is today one of the Benfica's trademark: it's huge popularity. He won two times the Volta a Portugal as well as many other smaller competitions and classics.
  • Espírito Santo: A living legend of Benfica's History. He was the perfect example of an eclectic athlete: as a footballer, he represented the club for 12 seasons, between 1936 and 1950, winning seven titles overall. Because of his gentleness and capabilities inside of the field, he soon became known as “the Black Pearl". Meanwhile, he proved his immense talent in sports elsewhere: in 1938, just two years after arriving, he was honoured with the award “Silver Eagle”, for remarkable achievements in athletics events – he beat three national records in all the jumps categories; he would later became the Iberian record holder of the high jump. In the beginning of the 1940s, he was the most popular player of Benfica and one of the top Portuguese athletes. He also practiced tennis and later was awarded with the Golden Eagle Award. He was congratulated honourable president in a symbolical gesture during Benfica's celebration of the club's centenary, in 2004.
  • Rogério: Probably the greatest Portuguese footballer in the beginning of the 1950s, he was known as a skilled dribbler and a fine crosser. Rogério was also a great goalscorer. He has the record for more goals in the Portuguese cups and was part of the Benfica team that won the first international cup, the Latin Cup. He lifted the cup, despite not being the captain. He made with Arsénio a great duo. He was properly nicknamed Pipi, from a team mate, because that was a common Portuguese name referring to an elegant and fashionable man (as Rogério was inside and outside of the field). One of Benfica's legends, he played more than 300 games in 12 seasons at the club, with an impressive record of more than 200 goals scored.
  • Otto Glória: The man that brought professionalism to Benfica in the 50's and many said that without his influence in the structure, no Champions Cup would be won. Using the 4-4-2 tactic, imported from Brazil, as well as new training techniques, the Brazilian master shaped Benfica in such a way that he granted the pillars to Portuguese domination and international rising.
  • Costa Pereira: An eclectic athlete, before fixing himself in the football world, Costa Pereira was Benfica's keeper for thirteen years, and is one of the club's legendary names. Was European champion twice, Portuguese national champion seven times, and won five Portuguese cups, with more than 350 games played at the club. Was an international player between 1955 and 1965.
  • Mário Coluna: was a Mozambican-born Portuguese footballer, perhaps the best midfielder his country has ever had. His footballer nickname is O Monstro Sagrado (The Holy Monster). In 1999, he was voted 60th in the European Player of the Century election held by the IFFHS ahead of Gunnar Gren. He moved to Benfica in 1954/55, where he played until 1969/70. He won 10 National Championships, and 6 Portuguese Cups. He won the European Cup twice with Benfica, in 1961 and 1962, and also played in the finals of 1963, 1965 and 1968, this last time as the captain. He played 57 times for the Portugal national team, scoring 8 goals.
  • José Águas: The legendary captain that won and had the destiny of rising the most important cup of Benfica history. Known for being a spectacular header and a tireless worker, Águas marked an era and confessed years later that he played football like it was a normal job. His son, Rui Águas, who played for FC Porto in 1988 and return to Benfica in 1990, scored 2 goals against Steaua Bucaresti in the 1988 Champions Cup semi-final to take Benfica to the final after 20 years of absence.
  • Torcato Ferreira: A legendary coach of the Portuguese rink hockey, he is responsible for 8 national championships and the appearance of players like Garrancho, Livramento and Ramalhete.
  • Béla Guttmann: This Hungarian coach arrived at Benfica in 1959 and led the club to the Portuguese title in his very first year. Better then that, in the following two years, with a team that included Eusébio, José Águas, José Augusto, Costa Pereira, António Simões, Germano and Mário Coluna, the club won the European Cup twice in a row. In 1961 they beat Barcelona 3-2 in the final and in 1962 they retained the title, coming from 2-0 and 3-2 down to beat Real Madrid 5-3. But after this game he decided to leave the club, because of monetarial controversy with the Benfica directors and that's when, the legend says, he cursed the club: "Not in a hundred years from now, will Benfica win a European Cup again.". The truth is that despite being finalists on six occasions - 1963 (A.C. Milan, 1-2 in Wembley), 1965 (Inter Milan, 0-1 in San Siro), 1968 (Manchester United, 1-4 AET in Wembley), 1983 (Anderlecht, 0-1 in Belgium, 1-1 in Portugal), 1988 (PSV Eindhoven, in Neckarstadion 0-0 , 5-6 pk) and 1990 (AC Milan 0-1, in Ernst Happel Stadion) - Benfica have never won any European competition again. In fact, before the 1990 final, which was played in Vienna, where Guttmann was buried, Eusébio prayed at his grave to ask for the curse to be broken. It wasn't.
  • António Livramento: Recognized as the greatest rink hockey player ever, he made a career in Benfica for 15 years (1959-74) winning 8 championships and several cups. He was part of one of the best hockey teams ever in Portugal, with the goalkeeper Ramalhete, Garrancho, Casimiro and Jorge Vicente, in the 1960s.
  • Ramalhete: Considered one of best rink hockey keepers ever, Ramalhete played for Benfica between 1960-74 and 1979-81. Won eight national championships and 3 Portuguese cups. The team never won any international title, despite being in three European Cups finals.
  • José Torres: The Bom Gigante (Good Giant) made a legacy that no one can forget. He and Eusébio made one of the more lethal duos of the 60's, and scored the goal that granted the bronze medal in 1966. He was the coach of the Portuguese team in the World Cup 1986 and before the miracle of Stuttgart he asked the press to let him dream of an impossible win against the powerful Germany; and eventually, Carlos Manuel, against all odds, scored the goal that made that dream possible.
  • José Augusto: The Portuguese Garrincha, considered in the 60's one of the best right wingers of the world by the European press. He scored the goal in the first Portuguese win against Brazil and was known for his speed and dribbling and for being a good scorer. He was part of the "Fabulous Five" of Benfica (Coluna, José Augusto, António Simões, José Torres and Eusébio).
  • António Simões: One of the greatest left wingers the world has met. With 18 years he was part of the team that beat 5-3 Real Madrid at the 1962 Champions Cup Final and the Portuguese team of "Magriços" in the 1966 World Cup. Known for his perfect assists to Eusébio, even today many say that more than half of the Black Panther goals belong as well to Simões.
  • Eusébio: The days of the Portuguese international Eusébio were Benfica's most glory filled years. In 1962, he won the Champions Cup, scoring two goals in the final against Ferenc Puskás and Alfredo Di Stéfano's Real Madrid. Benfica won 5-3. He scored 46 goals for Portugal in 64 appearances, and hit 317 goals in 291 League games for Benfica. He was the leading scorer in the 1966 World Cup where he scored nine goals, four of those against North Korea. He was the 1965 European Footballer of the Year, and in 1968 was the first winner of the Golden Boot Award, as Europe's leading scorer, a feat he repeated five years later. The Portuguese Liga's top scorer seven times from 1964 to 1973, he helped Benfica to 11 league championships and 5 cup wins. He scored an outrageous 727 goals in 715 matches wearing Benfica's jersey. Eusébio was the all-time leading scorer for his country, with 41 goals (in 64 matches), until Pauleta surpassed his record against Latvia on October 12, 2005. His last game for the Selecção was a 2-2 draw with Bulgaria on October 19, 1973 in a World Cup qualifier. There is a statue of Eusebio at the main entrance of the Estádio da Luz.
  • Humberto Coelho: Considered by many as the best Portuguese defender of all times, Humberto played for Benfica from 1968/69 to 1974/75, and from 1977/78 to 1984/85. He won 8 National Champion titles and 7 Portuguese Cups and was Portuguese Footballer of the Year in 1974. Unfortunately he never played in a major competition (he had a chance in 84 but had a terrible injury). He was compared by his coaches (Pavic, Baroti, Hagan) to Franz Beckenbauer. Later, he coached Portugal in a spectacular campaign in the Euro 2000.
  • Toni: Known as "The Bearer of the Mística", Toni was known in-game as a force of nature, due to his stamina and strength. Captain and coach, he is the man that represented Benfica more times than anyone else with nearly 400 games as a player and 300 as a coach. He guided the team to great games like Leverkusen (4-4) or Sporting (6-3 in alvalade). His stint in 2001-2002 didn't go well and many said that was because he didn't evolve in his coaching skills. Even the less he still is considered a legend.
  • Manuel Bento: Probably the greatest Portuguese keeper ever. Since his debut in the Selecção until his last game against England in the World Cup 1986 he played 63 of the 65 games that the national team played since his debut. He played more than 400 games for Benfica. He was considered one of the best keepers of the Euro 84 specially after a spectacular exhibition against France (2-3). He was hired in 1972 and ended his career in 1991.
  • Shéu Han: The red general, of Mozambican and Chinese heritage, Shéu Han played more than 400 times for Benfica and was known for his finesse in the game. He scored the goal in the 1983 UEFA Cup final that didn't prevent Anderlecht from winning the trophy. Even today he is the team secretary and very popular among the fans.
  • Jimmy Hagan: Invincible should be his name, after winning the Portuguese Championship in 1972/73 with an unbeaten run (28 wins and 2 draws, with 23 of those victories in a row). He won 3 titles (70-73) and created a team that rivaled with none in Portugal.
  • Borges Coutinho: The most notorious president of Benfica. He led the club from 1969 to 1977 and in that period the club won 6 championships and 3 Portuguese cups, maintaining the club finances in a very good state.
  • Chalana: His first appearance in the senior team was at the age of 17 years old. He played in the club from 1975/76 to 1983/84 and 1987/88 to 1989/90 and won 6 championships and 3 Portuguese cups. He made one of the best left wing duos of Portugal and Europe (because of exibithions in euro 84) with Álvaro Magalhães. He played more than 300 and is still remembered for his incredible dribbling style and speed. The peak of his career was at Euro 84, where he was one the leading figures of the National Team that reached the semi-finals.
  • António Leitão: Athlete specialized in middle distance, he is an undeniable name of the Portuguese 1980's athletics generation. Was national champion and record holder of the main distances. Won the European Cup twice in a row, in the 5000 metres distance, in the 1983 and 1985 events. In the Los Angeles' Olympic Games, held in 1984, he was bronze medalist in the 5000 metres event, placing his name as the first and until now the only one of Benfica's athletes to won Olympic medals.
  • Alexandre Yokochi: A notable name of Benfica and one of Portugal's greatest sportsmen, Yokochi is considered the best Portuguese swimmer of all-time; he was specialized in the 100 and 200 metres breaststroke. Was many times national champion and achieved international status by fulfilling great results in several competitions, including Latin titles and a silver medal on the European Championships. He also accomplished remarkable results at the World Championships and at the Olympics Games, where he was a finalist in 1984 and winner of the B final in 1988, both in the 200 metres breaststroke events.
  • Carlos Manuel: The Barreiro Express. He played more than 300 times for Benfica and was known for his technique, resistance, shooting skills and strength (years as a train rail worker). Crucial as both leader and scorer, he his also known for his decisive goal against Germany during the last game of the 1986 Football World Cup Qualifiers, placing the national team in the competition for the second time and ending an absence of twenty years. He won 4 national championships and was part of the Barreiro Group (Bento, Diamantino, Chalana, Frederico).
  • Diamantino Miranda: Even today Benfica supporters still cry of his absence in the Stuttgart Champions Cup Final of 88, specially because before his injury against Vitória Guimarães he was in a spectacular form. Known for his fantasy, Diamantino was also known for being a rebel but always giving his best for the team.
  • António Veloso: One of the few players that surpassed 500 games for Benfica in all competitions. Known for being resourceful, he played in various positions throughout his career. Veloso was the player that was most times team captain and bearer of the "Mística". He was the player who missed the penalty kick in the penalty shootout of the 1988 Champions Cup Final, and he missed the 1990 Final due to seeing a yellow card in the semi-final against Marseille, after fouling a player that was about to score a goal that would prevent Benfica from reaching the final.
  • Sven-Göran Eriksson: Success at other clubs in Sweden got him into a bigger job in Portugal as he took over Benfica. While at Benfica Eriksson had what many considerer a quick impact at the Estádio da Luz when in his first season he won the Portuguese Championship, the Portuguese cup and finished runner-up in the 1983 UEFA Cup. After a second Championship the following year, Eriksson moved to Italy with A.S. Roma where he won the Coppa Italia in 1986. In 1989 Benfica once again was where the Swedish coach began using his managing power. In 1990 Sven led Benfica to the European Cup final with players like prolific striker Mats Magnusson, and where they were runners-up to A.C. Milan, Sven also won another league title in 1991.
  • Carlos Lisboa: Recognized by the Basketball specialists as the greatest Portuguese player of all-time, Lisboa was the leading figure of the most gifted team of the Portuguese Basketball. Between 1985 and 1996, Benfica basketball team dominated the national competitions, having won an astonishing number of trophies, surpassing more than twenty official titles. At Europe competitions, Benfica won against European giants. Lisboa was a talented player, with huge percentages in the 3-point line. A famous line from the Fado song "Cheira a Lisboa" was adopted by the fans to cheer Lisboa and the Benfica team ("It smells of Lisbon", simple translation, as "Lisboa" literally means "Lisbon"): Cheira bem, cheira a Lisboa! (... it smells good, it smells of Lisbon!...).
  • Carlos Mozer: One of the best foreigner defenders in Benfica's History, Mozer was known for being tough and skillful. He played for the club in two different periods (1987-89 and 1992-95) and today still has a close relation with the club.
  • Ricardo Gomes: The Brazilian central defender arrived in the summer of 1988 and quickly became a key figure in the team. Although they only played a season together, he made with Carlos Mozer an important duo in the club's History. He represented Benfica until the end of the 1991 season, and returned to the club to fulfill another season (199596). With a total of four titles won in four seasons, probably his greatest achievement in the club was realized in April 1991, when he became the first foreigner to be the captain of a football team of Benfica.
  • Rui Costa: Known as The Maestro by Benfica fans, has a life long love affair with the club. He arrived at the club as a 10 year old, and debuted at 20 years old with the senior team in 1991. He spent more 3 years at the club winning one Portuguese league and one Portuguese cup. He then moved to Fiorentina in the biggest transfer of Portuguese football, back then. A famous episode took place when he returned to Estadio da Luz to a friendly between Benfica and Fiorentina, and after he scored a goal for the Italians, he started to cry, as the Benfica fans cheered in applauses. In 2006 he returned to Benfica. He retired from football at the end of the 2007/2008 season and immediately took up a position as a club Director at Benfica.
  • Luís Ferreira: Captain of Benfica Hockey team during the 1990-2002 period, Luis Ferreira was one of the best players of the team. He retired in 2002, with thirty-seven years, after 18 official titles won.
  • Mário Palma: The legendary Basketball coach who led Benfica in the 1990s to great results in Europe, beating teams like Cibona Zagreb, Panathinaikos, Pao Orthez, Paok, Real Madrid, Joventut, Buckler, Olimpija Ljubilana, CSKA Moscow and Partizan; a list of international results that was considered rather impossible or very hard to achieve to many specialized viewers, during that time. He succeeded Tim Shea and organized a team that is easily recognizable in Portugal as the most successful team ever, with Carlos Lisboa, Pedro Miguel, Jean Jacques, José Carlos Guimarães, Mike Plowden, Henrique Vieira, among other players. The group won 11 national championships in 12 years (with a period of seven titles won in a row). Palma was responsible for 5 of those titles and the referred European victories.
  • Carlos Dantas: Led Benfica to 5 national rink hockey championships, 7 Portuguese cups, 5 supercups and one CERS cup during 1988 and 2003. He returned to Benfica in the 2006 season.
  • Jean Jacques: One of the best Angolan players ever and a symbol of Benfica's Basketball. He won 7 championships and 4 cups and is still remembered for his skills among the fans.
  • Pedro Miguel: The point guard of the Portuguese Basketball "dream-team", in the 1990s period (5 national championships, 9 Portuguese cups). He was the player responsible for the victory against Real Madrid in October 1996, in Spain, by scoring two decisive points in the last moments of the game.
  • Vitor Fortunato: One of the best defenders of the hockey World during his stint in Benfica and a regular in the national team during the 1990s. He stayed in the team until 2002.
  • João Vieira Pinto: Undoubtedly one of the top three players of Benfica along the 1990 decade, he was Benfica's last player to be eight consecutive seasons in the club. In the first period in Benfica (1992-1996) he climbed fast to be the central player, and was nicknamed The Golden Boy. By that time he was surely the top name in the Portuguese golden generation, just before other names arise into planetary level. He was the key figure in the 199394 championship, and in the decisive game at home of the national title's main opponent (Sporting-3 Benfica-6), he demolish any fears of Benfica to lose the title. He scored 3 goals that night, assisted in another, and was involved in another goal. The Portuguese' sports newspaper A BOLA give him 10 points in 10 to his overall play, the first time ever this happened, since the newspaper started given the game-by-game regularity award, in the 196768 season. He would be also the key player in the final of the 199596 Portuguese cup, having then completely surpassed a serious injury he suffered in the last season. He already was then the captain of the team. The last four years at the club were not successful at all, not only by the absence of titles, but also because of the ultimate degradation of Benfica's football department; JVP, as he was also known, was only one of the few gifted players in the teams that were changed almost completely every season, alongside Preud´Homme or Poborsky. He controversially left Benfica in 2000, without any glory whatsoever, despite being the horsepower of the team by many years. As a free agent, would later sign to Lisbon rival's Sporting.
  • Michel Preud'homme: was a famous goalkeeper from Belgium known for his great saves and agility. Preud'homme was also at his best while at Benfica. He was the first keeper ever to win the prestigious Yashin Award for his terrific saves in the net, during the 1994 World Cup where he was part of the most valuable players (MVP's). He signed for Benfica after that World Cup, and won the Cup of Portugal in 1996 with the team. He was considered by many people the best goalkeeper at the time, an icon in his native Belgium and Benfica.
  • Panchito Velasquez: the Argentinian player was crucial in several moments between 1998 and 2002 of the Benfica team. He made a great duo with Filipe Gaidão. He is mostly remembered for his skills, placing him in the top of the rink hockey best players of the time. He never won the Portuguese national championship, something that cannot be separated of the beginning of the crisis and the almost ultimate decline in the Benfica's rink hockey department.
  • Simão Sabrosa: Simão was probably the best player of Benfica in the last decade. In 2001, after a comparatively low-key tenure at FC Barcelona, Simão moved to Benfica, on a deal reportedly worth €12 million. He became an instant fan-favorite, quickly acquired the status of captain and was often acclaimed as Benfica's top player during the six years he spent at the club and also one of the Portuguese championship's best. Since he arrived at Benfica, Simão always ended seasons as the best goalscorer of the squad. He scored a total of 72 goals in 172 matches for Benfica, an extraordinary record for a winger. In the 2007-2008 season Simão was sold to Atlético Madrid for a €20 million fee plus the choice of 2 players during the next 4 years.
  • Nélson Évora: Portuguese athlete who specializes in the triple jump and long jump. On August 27, 2007 (with 23 years old) he became the Triple Jump World Champion in the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, in Osaka, Japan.
  • Vanessa Fernandes: Winner of the 2006 Triathlon World Cup and the virtual winner of the 2007 World Cup ranking. She also won the World Champion Title in Hamburg, Germany, on September 1, 2007 and the Duathlon World Champion Title in Hungary, on May 19, 2007.
  • Telma Monteiro: Winner of the silver medal in the under-52 kg category, on the World Championships, held in Rio de Janeiro, on 15th September 2007. This is the best Portuguese result ever, at international level. She is already classified to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

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Historical results

  • Benfica-7 Madrid Football Club-0 in 1913: Still not known by the royal name, the Spanish side traveled to Portugal, after being invited to play against Lisbon clubs. In January 26th, despite being in his dawn of international games, Benfica would achieve one of the heaviest defeats ever of Real Madrid's international historic record.
  • Benfica-12 FC Porto-2 in 1943: in the 5th round of the 194243 national championship, FC Porto suffered their biggest defeat ever in the championships. Julinho scored four times, Manuel da Costa, Valadas and Teixeira twice and Francisco Ferreira one. Alfredo scored an own goal. At half time, the score was 4-0. Benfica would eventually win the title in the end.
  • Benfica-7 Sporting-2 in 1946: The longest series of consecutive defeats (5) against the historical rival ended in style, in the 18th round of the 194546 championship. Both Arsénio and Mário Rui achieved a hat-trick while Rogério scored one goal. It was the first time in History either team scored more than 5 goals against the other.
  • Benfica-2 Girondins Bordeaux-1 in 1950: Breaking an unprecedent four years hiatus by winning the 194950 national league championships, the club played the recently formed Latin Cup, held in Portugal, in the national stadium. Surpassing S.S. Lazio in semi-finals, Benfica met the French champions, Bordeaux, in the final game. The final 3-3 result after extra time obliged both teams to play another game, one week later. In June 18th, 1950, Benfica won 2-1, with a goal from Julinho, on the 146th minute, after a late tie in the regular time. The game was added 30 minutes scheduled in extra time which didn't produce any goals, followed by a 10-minute extra period until one of the teams scored the winning goal. With 266 minutes in total, this was easily one of the longest finals in Football History. It was the very first international success of Benfica as well as the Portuguese football.
  • FCPorto-2 SL Benfica-8 in 1952: In the inauguration of the old "Estádio das Antas" (Antas Stadium), Benfica humiliated the rival team in its new home. This was not an official game but Benfica, that some weeks before had lost the Portuguese Championship to Sporting, played with its best team and giving no chances to the weak Porto team.
  • Heart Of Midlothian-1 SL Benfica-2 in 1960: The first victory of Benfica in the European Champion Clubs' Cup, and also in UEFA competitions, in the second time that Benfica competed. Considering all Portuguese clubs´ poor behaviour in the first five years, as only once the first round was surpassed, the expectations were not very high at start; however, Guttmann's strong personality made Benfica's directors formally agree to pay money awards if the club won the cup, something no one imagined possible. But in the 29th of September, 1960, in Edinburgh's Tynecastle Park, home of the Scottish champions, goals from José Águas and José Augusto were turning a dream into reality. On the return match (victory by 3-0), the famous third tier of the Stadium of Light was inaugurated, on his first expansion phase, increasing the crowd-capacity to seventy thousand.
  • Benfica-3 Barcelona-2 in 1961: For the first time, Benfica reached an European Cup final in 1960/61. Their opposition was the giant and highly favorited Barcelona. Benfica defeated Barca 3-2, becoming the first club to win the European Cup besides Real Madrid, who had won the previous 5 finals.
  • Benfica-5 Real Madrid-3 in 1962: In 61/62 Benfica reached the European Cup final again, in one of the most anticipated finals of all time: The current champions against the former 5 times winners Real Madrid. With Eusébio on one side and Di Stéfano on the other. The game was a very emotional one, with Benfica coming from 2-0 and 3-2 down to beat Real Madrid 5-3 and becoming European champions for the second time in a row. Eusébio scored 2 goals in this historic victory. As twice European champion, Benfica proved such success wasn't random, but a long-term effort, established since Otto Gloria's arrival at the club in 1954.
  • Benfica-5 Real Madrid-1 in 1965: Game for the 1/4 finals of the 1964/65 Champions Cup's season and Benfica demolished the Spanish giants, with Eusébio scoring 2 goals. It was an attendance record in Portugal, only estimated at seventy thousand, certainly a number incorrectly quantified, because extra seats were mounted, increasing crowd figures near 85-90 thousand. Despite expensive tickets, it has been said that if there were enough seats to 300 thousand people, the Stadium would also be sell-out. Benfica was at top form in Europe, probably the best ever, and the career was promising a happy ending.
  • Internazionale-1 Benfica-0 in 1965: The fourth European Cup final in five years was a succession of misfortune incidents, and the defeat was considered a "glorious one" by some newspapers. The game was held at Milan Stadium, San Siro, home of |Inter. Furthermore, it rained severely, and in a muddied field, the higher technical skills of Benfica players were conditioned, helping the Italian catenaccio side. In the 42th minute, Benfica's keeper Costa Pereira easily conceded a goal. In the 57th minute, the Benfica's keeper was out of the game, seriously injured (he returned to Lisbon in a wheel-chair), being replaced by the central defender Germano. Eusébio was also physically down, and received special treatment prior to the game. Despite of the bad luck, Benfica dominated by far the game. Benfica's president conceded later the game's prize to the Portuguese players, as well as a symbolical trophy to the club, considering Benfica the "morally victorious" side of this strange final.
  • Ajax-1 Benfica-3 in 1969: Counting for the first leg of 196869 Champion's Cup´ quarter-finals, Benfica won in a heavily snowed field, beating Johan Cruijff ´s side with a great performance. This win is historically significant, as Benfica was the first club in Europe to be able to defeat the Amsterdam team in his homeland for UEFA competitions, and was the only European club to achieve such success for a long time: Ajax wouldn't lose another European match at home until September 1981, in the first round of 198182 Cup Winners' Cup edition, when Tottenham Hotspur beat them 2-1. Despite the important victory, Benfica didn't secure the two goals advantage, losing by the same score in the return match in Lisbon, and by 0-3 after extra time in Paris, in the decision match, not managing to follow to the semi-final for the sixth time in nine years.
  • Benfica-5 Feyenoord-1 in 1972: In the first hand, Benfica had lost 0-1 to Feyenoord, but in the return leg, Benfica were able to win 5-1, with 3 goals scored in the last 10 minutes.
  • Benfica-6 FCPorto-0 in 1972: Game for the 1/4 finals of the Portuguese Cup. And it was one of the biggest victories of Benfica over rivals FC Porto.
  • Benfica-5 Sporting-0 in 1978: A very famous victory of Benfica over the all-time-rivals Sporting. At half-time Benfica were already winning 5-0.
  • AS Roma-1 Benfica-2 in 1983: A magnificent victory in Italy over a great Roma team that became Italian champions that year, and reached the Champions cup final in the following year.
  • Benfica-5 Sporting-0 in 1986: Game for the 1/4 finals of the Portuguese Cup and Benfica were able to equal the victory of 1978.
  • Benfica-2 Steaua-0 in 1988: 2ª hand of the semi-finals of the Champions Cup of the 87/88 season. With an astonishing attendance of 120.000, Benfica won 2-0 at Gheorghe Hagi's Steaua and reached the final.
  • Benfica-1 Marseille-0 in 1990: 2ª hand of the semi-finals of the Champions Cup of the 89/90 season. In France, Benfica had lost 1-2 and in this game, Benfica scored the winning goal, only five minutes to the end, in a polemic goal. Vata scored with his hand, which wasn't spotted by the official.
  • Arsenal-1 Benfica-3 in 1991: Game for the 2° round of the Champions Cup. After a 1-1 draw at Lisbon, the teams drew again in London after 90 minutes. However, Benfica were able to score 2 goals in extra-time and eliminated the English champions from the most important competition in Europe.
  • Leverkusen-4 Benfica-4 in 1994: One of the most emotional matches of Benfica's History. A total of eight goals in the end of this game, as Benfica got the passport to the semi-finals of the Cup winners Cup.
  • Sporting-3 Benfica-6 in 1994: In the game that decided the 93/94 championship, Benfica made one of the best performances of all times, winning in an astonishing way in the home of their arch-rivals.
  • Benfica-2 Manchester United-1 in 2005: For the first time, Benfica were able to defeat the mighty Man Utd, gaining the right to play the next round of the Champions League, and even more impressive: leaving Man Utd out of European competitions for the season.
  • Liverpool-0 Benfica-2 in 2006: Benfica is one of the few European clubs that can proudly say that were able to defeat Liverpool at Anfield. A historical victory, against then, the current Champions League holders.

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Team honours

For more details on this topic, see S.L. Benfica trophies [8]


From 1922-1938 the Portuguese Championship was carried out as a knock-out competition. In 1934, an experimental and unofficial League Championship (Campeonato da I Liga) was introduced. This tournament was the precursor of the Portuguese League which started with the 1938-1939 season. The previous format continued in renamed form as the cup competition.


National

Invasion of the field for the commemorations of the 2004/05 championship
Invasion of the field for the commemorations of the 2004/05 championship
  • Portuguese League (I Divisão, I Liga, Superliga, Liga): 31 (record).
    • Winners: 1935/36 1936/37 1937/38 1941/42 1942/43 1944/45 1949/50 1954/55 1956/57 1959/60 1960/61 1962/63 1963/64 1964/65 1966/67 1967/68 1968/69 1970/71 1971/72 1972/73 1974/75 1975/76 1976/77 1980/81 1982/83 1983/84 1986/87 1988/89 1990/91 1993/94 2004/05
    • Runners-up (27): 1943/44 1945/46 1946/47 1947/48 1948/49 1951/52 1952/53 1955/56 1958/59 1965/66 1969/70 1973/74 1977/78 1978/79 1981/82 1985/86 1987/88 1989/90 1991/92 1992/93 1995/96 1997/98 2002/03 2003/04
  • Portuguese Cup: 24(record).
    • Winners: 1929/30 1930/31 1934/35 1939/40 1942/43 1943/44 1948/49 1950/51 1951/52 1952/53 1954/55 1956/57 1958/59 1961/62 1963/64 1968/69 1969/70 1971/72 1979/80 1980/81 1982/83 1984/85 1985/86 1986/87 1992/93 1995/96 2003/04
    • Runners-up (9): 1938/39 1957/58 1964/65 1970/71 1973/74 1974/75 1988/89 1996/97 2004/05

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European titles

  • UEFA Champions League (former European Cup): 2[9]
    • Winners: 1960–61; 1961–62
    • Runners-up (5):1962–63; 1964–65; 1967–68; 1988–89; 1990–90
  • Latin Cup: 1
    • Winners: 1950
    • Runners-up (1): 1957

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International

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Retired numbers

S.L. Benfica has retired the number of Hungarian player Miklós Fehér, who died of cardiac arrhythmia in January 2004 after falling unconscious during a match for the Portuguese Liga. Retired number at Feyenoord Football clubs around the world sometimes retire squad numbers to recognise players loyal service, or tragic death. ... Miklós Miki Fehér (Tatabánya, July 20, 1979 – Guimarães, January 25, 2004) was a Hungarian football player. ... Cardiac arrhythmia is any of a group of conditions in which the electrical activity of the heart is irregular or is faster or slower than normal. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Miklós Miki Fehér (Tatabánya, July 20, 1979 – Guimarães, January 25, 2004) was a Hungarian football player. ... All the positions. ...

First team

No. Position Player
1 GK José Moreira
2 DF Luís Filipe
3 DF Edcarlos
4 DF Luisão
5 DF Léo
6 MF Petit
7 FW Óscar Cardozo
8 MF Kostas Katsouranis
9 FW Mantorras
10 MF Rui Costa (Retired)
12 GK Quim
14 Flag of Uruguay MF Maxi Pereira
17 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire DF Marco Zoro
No. Position Player
18 Flag of Cameroon MF Gilles Augustin Binya
20 MF Ángel Di María
21 FW Nuno Gomes
22 DF Nélson
23 DF David Luiz
24 GK Hans-Jörg Butt
25 MF Nuno Assis
26 Flag of Uruguay MF Cristian Rodríguez
30 Flag of the United States FW Freddy Adu
33 DF László Sepsi
38 FW Ariza Makukula
- MF Ruben Amorim
- MF Djalma Campos

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Marco André Kpolo Zoro (born December 27, 1983 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian football player who currently plays in defence for Benfica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Gilles Augustin Binya (Yaoundé, 29 August 1984) is a football player from Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Ángel Di María is an Argentine football midfielder who currently plays for SL Benfica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... This article is about association football players. ... Nuno Gomes (IPA pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... 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Squad changes for 2008/09 season

In:

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Out: Total income:


Junior Team "A"

No. Position Player
1 GK Daniel Casaleiro
12 GK Rui Santos
- GK Diogo Freire
- GK Rogério António
2 DF Ruben Lima
3 DF Abel Pereira
5 DF Pedro Eugénio
13 DF Airton Oliveira
14 DF João Pereira
15 DF André Magalhães
- DF Wagner Silva
20 DF Vlad Chiriches
7 MF Leandro Pimenta
- MF Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos
8 MF Miguel Rosa
No. Position Player
16 MF João Alberto
17 MF David Simão
- Flag of Ghana MF Ishmael Yartei
- Flag of Senegal MF Abdoulaye Efall
- Flag of Israel MF Gil Blumstein
9 FW Rui Ferreira
10 FW Robert Moldoveanu
11 FW Marius Calcaia
18 FW Carlos Correia
15 FW Coelho
19 Flag of the People's Republic of China FW Wang Gang
21 Flag of Mozambique FW Daud Machude
80 FW André Soares
80 Flag of Nigeria FW Ugo Akuchie
- FW Guido Ezequiel Abayian

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Notable former players

The legendary Eusébio, whose statue stands near Benfica's stadium is a symbol of the club and of Portuguese football. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (pron. ...


List of notable football players of Benfica's history:

1904 - 1950

  • Albino
  • Alfredo Valadas
  • Arsénio Trindade Duarte
  • Cosme Damião
  • Espírito Santo
  • Félix
  • Francisco Ferreira
  • Francisco Moreira
  • Gaspar Pinto
  • Gustavo Teixeira
  • Julinho
  • Luís Xavier
  • Rogério
  • Rogério de Sousa
  • Vítor Silva

1951 - 1970 Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Cosme Damião was a football player and a coach for Benfica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Rogério Lantres de Carvalho (Lisbon, 7 of December 1922), was a Portuguese footballer who played for SL Benfica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ...

1971 - 1990 Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António Simões da Costa (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Alberto da Costa Pereira (born in Nacala, Mozambique, 23 December 1929, died Lisbon, 25 October 1990) was a Portuguese goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Domiciano Cávem is a soccer player who played for SL Benfica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Germano de Figueiredo (born Lisbon, 13 December 1932) was a Portuguese central defender, one of the best Portuguese players of all times. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... José Augusto (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Jaime da Silva Graça pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Mário Esteves Coluna (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Mario João (born Barreiro, 6 June 1935) was a Portuguese footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Raúl is a Spanish name from French origin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Santana during concert in Barcelona 2003 Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a famous Mexican rock and roll guitarist, originally from Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... José Augusto da Costa Séneca Torres (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ...

1990s Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Álvaro Magalhães (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Artur Jorge Braga Melo Teixeira (born February 13, 1946, in Porto) is a Portuguese football coach and a former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Carlos Manuel Correia dos Santos (born Moita, 15 January 1958) was a Portuguese football player and a current manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Fernando Albino de Sousa Chalana (born Barreiro, on the 10th February 1959) was a Portuguese footballer, the greatest sensation of Portugal, from 1976 to 1984. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: No sources, almost no content; a precis from which one cannot even gleam what sport the subject plays without linking--Fuhghettaboutit 00:19, 29 March 2006 (UTC) If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Humberto Manuel de Jesus Coelho (born Cedofeita, 20 April 1950) is a Portuguese former footballer and a trainer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... José Henrique Rodrigues Marques (born 18 May 1943, in Arrentela) was a Portuguese goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Manuel Galrinho Bento (born in Golegã, 25 June 1948, died in Barreiro, 1 March 2007), commonly known just by Bento (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Tamagnini Manuel Gomes Baptista, nicknamed Nené (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... José Rui Lopes Águas (born 28 April 1960 in Lisbon), known as Rui Águas (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... CURRICULUM: Name: Rui Manuel Trindade Jordão Birth Place: Benguela (Angola) DOB: 9 de Agosto de 1952 Angola/Portugal Clubs represented: 1971/72 SL Benfica (POR) 17 6 1972/73 SL Benfica (POR) 10 5 1973/74 SL Benfica (POR) 27 15 1974/75 SL Benfica (POR) 8 6 1975... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Shéu Han (born Inhassoro, Mozambique, August 3 1953) was a Portuguese footballer, who spent almost his entire career in Benfica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Silvino de Almeida Louro, known as Silvino (born Setúbal, 5 March 1959) was a Portuguese goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António José Conceição Oliveira known as Toni, is a coach, and was a former Portuguese football player, born on October 14, 1946 in Anadia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Veloso, whose real name is Greg Falcon, is an Internet artist famous for creating animutations such as the popular Irrational Exuberance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Vítor Baptista (18th October 1948 - 1999) was a Portuguese football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Michael Manniche Manne (born July 17, 1959) is a former Danish professional football (soccer) player who represented the Denmark national football team 11 times, scoring two goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Zoran Filipović was a Montenegrin football player who most famously played for Benfica where he scored 10 goals in 20 games for the Portuguese Champions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Mats Magnusson (born Helsingborg, 1963) was a Swedish football player for SL Benfica. ...

2000s Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa (born August 30, 1970 in Viseu) is a former Portuguese football (soccer) defensive midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... João Manuel Vieira Pinto, CavIH, pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António Augusto Silva Veloso (born São João da Madeira, 31 January 1957) was a Portuguese footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Vítor Manuel da Costa Araújo, known as Vítor Paneira (born Calendário, 16 February 1966) was a charismatic Portuguese footballer of the 1990`s, a key figure for SL Benfica and Portugal national football team, as a right midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre, (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Maniche (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Rui Manuel César Costa, OIH, usually referred to simply as Rui Costa (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Paulo Bento Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento (born Lisbon, 20 June 1969), or simply Paulo Bento (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier, pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Vata can refer to: Vata, a brand of mineral water from Pak Ab Sabalan Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Claudio Paul Caniggia (born January 9, 1967 in Henderson, Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football forward, who played for the Argentine national team in two World Cups, and was a member of both rival clubs River Plate and Boca Juniors. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Michel Preudhomme (born January 24, 1959 in Ougree) is an Belgian football (soccer) player, the winner of the Yashin Award as the best goalkeeper at the 1994 World Cup. ... 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This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Ilian Iliev (Bulgarian: ) (born July 2, 1968 in Varna) is a retired Bulgarian football midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Jorge Bermúdez (born 18 June 1971 in Armenia) is a Colombian football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Mario Stanić (born April 10, 1972 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a former Croatian football midfielder. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jean-Jacques Eydelie (born 3 February 1966) is a French former footballer most noted for his role in the Marseille match-fixing scandal of 1993[1]. A midfielder, Eydelie began his career with Nantes, before joining Marseille in 1992. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Abdelkrim El Hadrioui (born March 6, 1972 in Taza) is a Moroccan football defender, who played for FA Rabat, Benfica, AZ Alkmaar and SC Charleroi during is professional career. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavon (born February 17, 1971 in Ypacarai, Paraguay) is a football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Basarab Panduru, (born July 11, 1970 in Mârzăneşti, Teleorman), is a former Romanian football player and current coach, however free of contract at the moment. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Sergei Yuran (born June 11, 1969 in Lugansk) is a former footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Alexander Mostovoi (Russian: , born August 22, 1968 in Leningrad, USSR), known as Czar, is a former Russian football midfielder, who earned fame playing for Celta Vigo in Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Jonas Thern (born March 20, 1967 in Falköping) is a former Swedish football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Stefan Schwarz (born Malmö, 18 April 1969) is a former Swedish footballer, who played as a midfielder. ...

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Former Football coaches

  • Manuel Gourlade : 1904-1908
  • Cosme Damião : 1908-1926
  • Ribeiro dos Reis : 1926-1929
  • Arthur John : 1929-1931
  • Ribeiro dos Reis : 1931-1934
  • Vítor Gonçalves : 1934-1935
  • Lipót Hertzka : 1935-1939
  • János Biri : 1939-1947
  • Lipót Hertzka : 1947-1948
  • Edward "Ted" Smith : 1948-1952
  • Alberto Zozaya : 1952-1953
  • Ribeiro dos Reis : 1953
  • José Valdivieso: 1954
  • Otto Glória : 1954-1959
  • Béla Guttmann: 1959-1962
  • Fernando Riera : 1962-1963
  • Lajos Czeizler : 1963-1964
  • Elek Schwartz : 1964-1965

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Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Fernando Riera (born 27 June 1920 at Santiago, Chile) is a former Chilean football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Fernando da Silva Cabrita (born Lagoa, Algarve, 1 May 1923) is a former Portuguese footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Otto Martins Glória (* 09 January 1917 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - † 02 September 1986) was a Brazilian football (soccer) coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... James (Jimmy) Hagan (born January 21, 1918, Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK, died February 28, 1998, aged 80) was an English football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Fernando da Silva Cabrita (born Lagoa, Algarve, 1 May 1923) is a former Portuguese footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Milorad MiÅ¡a Pavić (November 11, 1921 in Valjevo - August 16, 2005 in Valjevo) was a Yugoslavian football player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Mário Wilson (born October 17, 1929 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique) is a retired football player and a former coach of the Portuguese squad, Académica de Coimbra, Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Vitória de Guimarães, among other football teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... John Mortimore (born 23 September 1934) is a retired English footballer who played in midfield for Chelsea between 1956 & 1965. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Mário Wilson (born October 17, 1929 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique) is a retired football player and a former coach of the Portuguese squad, Académica de Coimbra, Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Vitória de Guimarães, among other football teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Lajos Baróti (born 19 August 1914 at Szeged, died 23 December 2005) was most famous for being the coach of the Hungary national football team during two spells (1957-66, 1975-78). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ...   (IPA: , born 7 April 1948) is a association football manager, currently with Manchester City F.C. of the English Premier League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Pál Csernai (born 21 October 1932) was a Hungarian football (soccer) player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... John Mortimore (born 23 September 1934) is a retired English footballer who played in midfield for Chelsea between 1956 & 1965. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Despite overseeing one of the poorest sides in Aberdeens recent history in his first season in charge (Aberdeen finished bottom of the Scottish Premier League and only avoided relegation on a technicality), Ebbe somehow still proved popular with the fans. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António José Conceição Oliveira known as Toni, is a coach, and was a former Portuguese football player, born on October 14, 1946 in Anadia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ...   (IPA: , born 7 April 1948) is a association football manager, currently with Manchester City F.C. of the English Premier League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Tomislav Ivic (born June 30, 1933 in Split, Yugoslavia) is a Croatian football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António José Conceição Oliveira known as Toni, is a coach, and was a former Portuguese football player, born on October 14, 1946 in Anadia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Artur Jorge Braga Melo Teixeira (born February 13, 1946, in Porto) is a Portuguese football coach and a former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Mário Wilson (born October 17, 1929 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique) is a retired football player and a former coach of the Portuguese squad, Académica de Coimbra, Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Vitória de Guimarães, among other football teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Paulo Autuori de Mello (born in August 25, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ) is a Brazilian soccer coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Manuel José (born 1946) is a Portuguese football manager, who has coached Sporting Lisbon, Boavista FC, Belenenses, and SL Benfica, among other teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Mário Wilson (born October 17, 1929 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique) is a retired football player and a former coach of the Portuguese squad, Académica de Coimbra, Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Vitória de Guimarães, among other football teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Graeme James Souness (IPA: []) (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Josef Jupp Heynckes (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pron. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António José Conceição Oliveira known as Toni, is a coach, and was a former Portuguese football player, born on October 14, 1946 in Anadia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Manuel Jesualdo Ferreira (born May 24, 1946) is a Portuguese football (soccer) manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Antonio Camacho (born June 8, 1955 in the village of Cieza, Murcia) is a former Spanish football (soccer) player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Giovanni Trapattoni (born March 17, 1939) is an Italian football coach, considered the most successful club coach in the history of that country [3], and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Antonio Camacho (born June 8, 1955 in the village of Cieza, Murcia) is a former Spanish football (soccer) player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Fernando Albino de Sousa Chalana (born Barreiro, 10 February 1959) was a Portuguese footballer, the greatest sensation of Portugal, from 1976 to 1984. ...

Other sports

Athletics

Main article: SL Benfica (athletics)

Athletics is a sport with a great tradition in Benfica's history. Nowadays, Carlos Calado specialised in the long jump and Nelson Évora with a national record in triple jump, are among Benfica's athletics biggest names. By the number of regional, national and international titles, it is the most successful sport of the club. Carlos Calado (born October 5, 1975 in Alcanena) is an athlete who specialises in the long jump. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Nelson Évora (born April 20, 1984) is a Portuguese athlete who specializes in the triple jump (current world champion) and long jump. ... This article is about the athletics event. ...


Basketball

S.L. Benfica are a top club in Portugal. One of its most memorable moments was when Benfica's basketball team won a European Cup clash against Italian giants Buckler Bologna, beating the Italians 102-90, in 4 December 1993 at Pavilhão da Luz in Lisbon. However, due to Portugal's popularity in football, basketball is not nearly as popular with the population as football. Just as in football, Benfica has a major rivalry with F.C. Porto's basketball team and it usually leads to arguments between the fans and players. S.L. Benfica have won in his basketball history 20 Portuguese championships, 18 Portuguese cups, 5 League Cups and 7 Portuguese Supercups and are currently one of the best teams in the league. Club Name Benfica Basket Image Arena Pavilhão Açoreana Seguros, Lisbon Portugal. ... Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna is a prominent Italian basketball club, based in Bologna. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ...


Billiards

Benfica has a long and rich tradition on Billiards. The new board of the section was elected in April 2007.


Cycling

Cycling was the second modality established within the club, and along with football, is one of only two sports referenced in the club logo. The sport was in activity from 1906 to 1941, 1947 to 1978, and once again for two seasons in 1999 and 2000. Benfica last won the Volta a Portugal in 1999, with Spanish cyclist David Plaza capturing the leader's yellow jersey. Historically, the club has had great national successes in cycling, and after some interruptions and delays, approved in 2006 the re-introduction of a cycling department to start in 2007. The team will join the UCI Professional Continental Division. The Head of this department is the former cyclist Orlando Rodrigues. Sport Lisboa e Benfica has a new Cycling team that will start competing in 2007. ... Cycling is the use of bicycles, or - less commonly - unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles and other similar wheeled human powered vehicles (HPVs) as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. ... The Volta a Portugal is a long distance road bicycle race for professionals held in Portugal. ...


Futsal

Main article: SL Benfica (futsal)

Benfica have a professional futsal team since 2002. The club has won, in 5 years, 3 Portuguese championships, 3 Portuguese cups and 3 Portuguese Supercups. Benfica also reached the final of the UEFA Cup in the 2003/04 season. In 2007 season, Benfica was national champion and also won the Portuguese cup. In the Women's section, Benfica was also national champion. Club Name SL Benfica Image Arena Pavilhão EDP da Luz Lisbon Portugal. ...


Women's Futsal National trophies:

  • Taça Nacional winner: 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007
  • Taça Distrital AFL winner: 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007
  • Campeão Distrital (District of Lisbon Champion): 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007
  • Taça Ibérica winner: 2007

Handball

Main article: SL Benfica (handball)

The Men's national Handball honours of Benfica include 7 championships, 3 cups, 3 supercups and 1 league cup. The club gave up of the sport between 1997 and 2004. Until the 1992/93 season, the club's variant of seven achieved the 100th trophy mark. 30 of them were conquered by seniors teams. In the 2007 season, Benfica ended a period of sixteen seasons without any national title won on men's seniors, after the conquest of the league cup, on 28th January 2007. Benfica won the national championship in the 2008 season, after 18 years without achieving that status. Club Name SL Benfica Image Arena Pavilhão EDP - S. L. Benfica, Lisbon Portugal. ...


Gymnastics

The club has a gymnastics department, with the following activities: Aerobics, Acrobatic, Aerominis, Ballet, Ballroom dance, Dance, Gymnastics of maintenance, Hapkido, Haidong Gumdo, Hip Hop, "Os Madrugadores", PlayGym, Rhythmic gymnastics, Silhouettes, Taekwondo, Trampoline, Yoga, Youth Gymnastics. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... An aerobics class. ... Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Gaskell Ball Ballroom dance, refers collectively to a set of partner dances, which originated in the Western world and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... This article is about Martial art. ... Haidong Gumdo, also spelled Haedong Kumdo, is a name coined around 1982 and used for several Korean martial art organizations that use swords. ... Rhythmic gymnasts from Greece in the 2000 Sydney Olympics Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which single competitors or pairs, trios or even more manipulate one or two apparatuses: Ball, Clubs, Hoop, Ribbon, and Rope. ... Taekwondo (태권도; IPA: ) is a Korean martial art and Chinese combat sport. ... For other uses, see Trampoline (disambiguation). ... For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yoga, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ...


Every year, the club organises the sarau Gimnáguia, known as one of the biggest and most important gymnastics event in Portugal, with the participation of several clubs. The event celebrates in 2007 the twenty-fifth anniversary. A sarau is a cultural, musical or sporting event in which people reunite to express themselves artistically. ...


Judo

European champion in the women's under-52 kg category, Telma Monteiro, has joined Benfica.[10]. The section is fully established on January, 21, 2008, when the club will inaugurate their first ever Tatami mat.[11] Ana Monteiro, Sandra Borges, Teresa Mirrado and André Januário are among other athletes of the section. Telma Monteiro (b. ... Six-mat room with tatami flooring and shoji Tatami ) (originally meaning folded and piled) mats are a traditional Japanese flooring. ... This article is about a piece of fabric. ...


Rink hockey

Benfica has practiced this sport without interruption for longer than any other club in the world. The team are currently playing in the Primeira Divisão (First Division). The club has won many domestic competitions (20 Portuguese championships, 11 Portuguese Cups and 6 Portuguese Supercups), and European competitions (1 CERS Cup). The club's rink hockey team is considered one of the best in Portugal and rivalizes at national level with F.C. Porto and Óquei Clube de Barcelos rink hockey teams, in Europe they are also a title disputing team although they have only won the second most important cup once, CERS Cup. Club Name SL Benfica Image Arena Lisbon Portugal Manager Carlos Dantas League Portuguese Rink Hockey Championship Position 2005-06 2nd Website www. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ... Óquei Clube de Barcelos is rink hockey team from Barcelos, Portugal. ...


Rugby

Benfica have won many Portuguese championships in this sport, with Associação Académica de Coimbra, C.D.U.P., G.D. Direito and C.F. Os Belenenses being other powerful competitors. Benfica have also won the Iberian Cup. Benfica it's the oldest Portuguese club with a Rugby section. In the 2008 season, the men's senior team ended in the 4th position in the national championship, while the women's section was for the second time in a row national champion. Associação Académica de Coimbra - Secção de Rugby is the rugby union sports section of the students union of the University of Coimbra, the Associação Académica de Coimbra, which is based in Coimbra, Portugal. ... Centro Desportivo Universitário do Porto or CDUP is a Portuguese amateur sports club for students at the University of Porto. ... Clube de Futebol «Os Belenenses», usually known simply as Belenenses (pron. ...


Swimming

S.L. Benfica's swimming department is among the best in Portugal. Benfica's swimmer Alexandre Yokochi is considered the best Portuguese swimmer of all-time, achieving remarkable results at international level. In the eighties, Benfica achieved relevant results, both in national and international levels. In 2007, the club won several medals in different competitions, at youth and seniors levels. Benfica has a men's and women's department.


Triathlon

World champion Vanessa Fernandes in women's triathlon is currently the most notable athlete of this department. Vanessa Fernandes (born September 14, 1985) is an athlete from Portugal. ... This article is about a type of athletic competition. ...


Table tennis

The club has a table tennis department, with a men's and women's section. Benfica dominated this sport at national level for a long period of time, with several titles won.


Volleyball

Benfica has gain a certain importance in the Portuguese volleyball in the last years when the club invested amounts to hire a winning team. The club won 3 Portuguese championships (the last one in 2004/05) and 10 Portuguese cups. Club Name SL Benfica Image Arena Pavilhão EDP - S. L. Benfica, Lisbon Portugal. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.maisfutebol.iol.pt/noticia.php?id=530426 1 million supporters worldwide
  2. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/gwrday/portugal_teameffort.aspx Benfica's Guinness world record
  3. ^ Sport Lisboa e Benfica
  4. ^ http://www.slbenfica.pt/Info/Clube/CentroEstagio/centrodeestagio_home.asp Caixa Futebol Campus
  5. ^ Casas e Filiais, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, accessed December 2006
  6. ^ http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn/current/avepor.htm Benfica's average attendance
  7. ^ http://www.record.pt/noticia.asp?id=748329&idCanal=11 Luís Filipe Vieira about the IPO
  8. ^ Sport Lisboa e Benfica
  9. ^ Up until 1992, the European football’s premier club competition was the European Champion Clubs' Cup; since then, it has been the UEFA Champions League.
  10. ^ http://www.record.pt/noticia.asp?id=753106&idCanal=313Telma Monteiro joins Benfica
  11. ^ Sport Lisboa e Benfica

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See also

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External links

  • Official website:
    • SL Benfica Official Website (Portuguese)
  • Portuguese football links:
    • Portuguesefutebol.comYour source for Portuguese football in English.
    • www.PortuGOAL.net|The definitive Portuguese football site (in English)
    • Soccerpulse - SL Benfica Information and Discussion Forum (in English)

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