football golf club
Sport Lisboa e Benfica ( portuguese pronunciation : [ sɨˈpɔɾ liʒˈβo.ɐ iodine βɐ̃jˈfikɐ ] ( ) ), normally known as Benfica, is a master football golf club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that competes in the Primeira Liga, the top trajectory of portuguese football. Founded on 28 February 1904 as Sport Lisboa, Benfica is one of the “ Big Three “ clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from Primeira Liga, along with rivals Sporting CP and FC Porto. Benfica are nicknamed As Águias ( The Eagles ), for the symbol atop the baseball club ‘s crest, and Os Encarnados ( The Reds ), for the shirt color. Since 2003, their home prime has been the Estádio district attorney Luz, which replaced the larger, original one, built in 1954. Benfica is the most confirm portuguese clubhouse and the european club with the highest share of supporters in its own country, having over 250,000 members and an estimated 14 million supporters worldwide. [ 2 ] [ 4 ] The cabaret ‘s anthem, “ Ser Benfiquista “, refers to Benfica supporters, who are called benfiquistas. “ E pluribus unum “ is the club motto ; Águia Vitória, the mascot. Benfica is honoured with the portuguese Orders of Christ, of Prince Henry, and of Merit. competitively, with 83 major trophies won – 84 when including the Latin Cup – Benfica is the most adorned club in Portugal. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] They have won 80 domestic trophies : a read 37 Primeira Liga titles, a record 26 Taça de Portugal, a criminal record 7 Taça district attorney Liga, 8 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and 3 Campeonato de Portugal. Internationally, they won back-to-back european Cups in 1961 and 1962 – a alone feat in Portuguese football – and were runners-up at the Intercontinental Cup in 1961 and ’62, at the european Cup in 1963, ’65, ’68, ’88 and ’90, and at the UEFA Cup/Europa League in 1983, 2013 and ’14. Benfica ‘s ten european finals are a domestic read and ranked one-seventh all-time among UEFA clubs in 2014. [ 7 ] Benfica was voted 12th in FIFA Club of the Century [ 8 ] and ranked 9th in the IFFHS Top 200 european clubs of the twentieth hundred. [ 9 ] In UEFA, Benfica ranks 9th in the all-time club ranking and was 24th in the club coefficient rankings at the end of the 2020–21 season. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] Currently, Benfica have the second gear most participations in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League ( 41 ), [ 10 ] tournament in which they hold the overall record for the biggest aggregate gain, achieved in 1965–66. furthermore, Benfica hold the european criminal record for the most straight wins in domestic league and the record for the longest unbeaten operate in Primeira Liga, where they became the first gear undefeated champions, in 1972–73 .
foundation and first titles ( 1904–1960 )
Benfica ‘s first-team in 1905 On 28 February 1904, after a football train session that sidereal day, the Catataus Group and members of Associação do Bem met at Farmácia Franco on Rua Direita de Belém with the goal of forming a social and cultural football golf club called Sport Lisboa, composed of Portuguese players entirely. [ 13 ] Twenty-four people attended the touch, [ a ] including Cosme Damião. In that meet, José Rosa Rodrigues was appointed club president, along with Daniel dos Santos Brito as repository and Manuel Gourlade as treasurer. The founders decided that the club ‘s colours would be red and white and that the cap would be composed of an eagle, the motto “ E pluribus unum “ and a football. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ] Sport Lisboa played their first gear ever match on 1 January 1905, scoring their first gear goal. Despite important victories, the baseball club suffered from poor operating conditions, namely the football dirt field of Terras do Desembargador. [ 19 ] As a consequence, eight players moved to Sporting CP in 1907, starting the competition between the two clubs. [ 17 ] On 13 September 1908, Sport Lisboa acquired Grupo Sport Benfica by common agreement and changed its name to Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Despite the fusion, they continued their respective clubhouse operations. For Sport Lisboa, they maintained the football team, the shirt color, the eagle symbol and the motto. For Grupo Sport Benfica, they maintained the field Campo district attorney Feiteira, [ 19 ] the chief directors and the club ‘s firm. Both clubs determined that the foundation date should coincide with Sport Lisboa ‘s because it was the most acknowledge cabaret and quite popular in Lisbon due to its football merits. In gaze to the crest, a bicycle wheel was added to Sport Lisboa ‘s to represent cycling, the most authoritative sport of Grupo Sport Benfica. Furthermore, the two entities of the “ raw ” club had coincident members who helped stabilize operations, which late increased the achiever of the amalgamation. [ 17 ] however, problems with the cabaret ‘s rent field ( Campo da Feiteira ) remained. Benfica moved to their first football grass field, Campo de Sete Rios, in 1913. Four years late, after refusing an increase in rip, they relocated to Campo de Benfica. last, in 1925, they moved to their own stadium, the Estádio district attorney Amoreiras, playing there fifteen years before moving to the Estádio do Campo Grande in 1940. [ 19 ] The Portuguese league began in 1934, and after finishing one-third in its first edition, Benfica won the adjacent three championships in a row ( 1935–36, ’36–37, ’37–38 ) – the club ‘s first tri, achieved by Lippo Hertzka. Throughout the 1940s, Benfica would win three more Primeira Liga ( 1941–42, ’42–43, ’44–45 ) and four Taça de Portugal ( 1940, ’43, ’44, ’49 ), with bus János Biri achieving the inaugural double for the club in 1943. Benfica ‘s foremost international success happened in 1950, when they won the latin Cup ( the only portuguese clubhouse to do so ), defeating Bordeaux with a golden goal from Julinho at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon, [ 24 ] [ 25 ] with Ted Smith as bus. [ 26 ] It was the first international trophy won by a portuguese club. [ 28 ] They reached another final examination of the competition in 1957 but lost to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. [ 25 ] With the election of president of the united states Joaquim Ferreira Bogalho in 1952 and the arrival of passenger car Otto Glória in 1954, [ 26 ] Benfica became more modernized and professional and moved into the master Estádio district attorney Luz, with an initial seat capacity of 40,000 ; expanded to 70,000 in 1960. [ 19 ] [ 30 ] [ 31 ] During the 1950s, Benfica won three Primeira Liga ( 1949–50, ’54–55, ’56–57 ) and six Taça de Portugal ( 1951, ’52, ’53, ’55, ’57, ’59 ). Despite being portuguese champions in 1955, Benfica were not invited to the inaugural european Cup by its organisers, therefore making their UEFA introduction in 1957–58 against Sevilla. [ 32 ] [ 33 ]
Golden years and drought ( 1960–2003 )
Led by coach Béla Guttmann, who had been signed by Maurício Vieira de Brito, [ 26 ] [ 34 ] Benfica became back-to-back european Champions by winning the european Cup against Barcelona in 1961 ( 3–2 ) [ 35 ] and real Madrid in 1962 ( 5–3 ). [ 36 ] [ 37 ] [ 38 ] Consequently, Benfica played in the Intercontinental Cup, where they were runner-up to Peñarol in 1961 and Santos in 1962. [ 39 ] [ 40 ] Later on, Benfica reached three more european Cup finals, losing them to AC Milan in 1963, [ 41 ] Inter Milan in 1965, and Manchester United in 1968. [ 17 ] Therefore, for their external performance, Benfica were ranked first in european football in 1965, ’66 and ’69, [ 42 ] [ 43 ] [ 44 ] and were presented with the France Football european team of the Year award in 1968. In the 1960s, Benfica won eight Primeira Liga ( 1959–60, ’60–61, ’62–63, ’63–64, ’64–65, ’66–67, ’67–68, ’68–69 ), three Taça de Portugal ( 1962, ’64, ’69 ) and two european Cups ( 1960–61, ’61–62 ). many of these successes were achieved with Eusébio – the only musician to win the Ballon d’Or for a portuguese club [ 47 ] – Coluna, José Águas, José Augusto, Simões, Torres, and others, who formed the 1963–64 team that set a club record of 103 goals in 26 league matches. [ 48 ]
During the 1970s, with president of the united states Borges Coutinho, Benfica continued dominating Portuguese football, as they won six Primeira Liga titles ( 1970–71, ’71–72, ’72–73, ’74–75, ’75–76, ’76–77 ) and two Taça de Portugal ( 1970, ’72 ). In 1971–72, Benfica reached the semi-finals of the european Cup, where they were eliminated by Ajax of Johan Cruyff. Led by Jimmy Hagan the pursue season, Benfica became the first base club in Portugal to win the league without get the better of, [ 48 ] winning 28 matches – 23 consecutively – out of 30, and drawing 2. They scored 101 goals, and Eusébio was again crowned Europe ‘s top scorer, 2 goals inadequate of his phonograph record ( 42 ). This decade was besides marked by Benfica ‘s admission of extraneous players into the team, becoming the last portuguese clubhouse to do then, in 1979. [ 17 ] In the 1980s, Benfica continued to thrive domestically. [ 49 ] With Lajos Baróti in 1980–81, Benfica became the first club to win all portuguese trophies in one temper : Supertaça de Portugal, Primeira Liga and Taça de Portugal. Later, under the guidance of Sven-Göran Eriksson, they won two consecutive Primeira Liga ( 1982–83, ’83–84 ), one Taça de Portugal ( 1983 ) and reached the concluding of the UEFA Cup in 1983, lost to Anderlecht. [ 17 ] Following improvements to the Estádio district attorney Luz, Benfica opened the stadium ‘s third base tier in 1985, transforming it into the largest stadium in Europe and third gear largest in the universe. [ 50 ] A season late, after they had won the domestic Super Cup in 1985 and the portuguese Cup in 1986, Benfica clinched the double of Primeira Liga and Taça de Portugal. then, from 1988 to 1994, Benfica won three Primeira Liga ( 1988–89, ’90–91, ’93–94 ), one Taça de Portugal ( 1993 ), one Super Cup ( 1989 ) and reached the european Cup finals of 1988 and 1990, won by PSV Eindhoven and Milan respectively [ 17 ] – these and all other Benfica losses in UEFA finals have been attributed to the “ curse of Béla Guttmann ”. [ 52 ] Financial trouble oneself in the early 1980s [ 53 ] and a large investment on players throughout that decade started to deteriorate the club ‘s finances under Jorge de Brito ‘s presidency. [ 54 ] [ 55 ] The rampant outgo and a questionable sign policy ( over 100 players during Manuel Damásio ‘s term ) [ 56 ] further aggravated the problem. [ 57 ] [ 58 ] Soon after, with president of the united states João Vale east Azevedo, Benfica was in huge debt and sometimes unable to pay taxes and actor salaries. [ 59 ] [ 60 ] [ 61 ] From 1994 to 2003, Benfica had eleven coaches, [ 26 ] won the 1995–96 Taça de Portugal, suffered their biggest kill in european competitions, 7–0 to Celta de Vigo in 1999, [ 62 ] had their lowest always league stopping point, a sixth place in 2000–01, and were absent from european competition for two years, [ 17 ] from 2001–02 to 2002–03. back in 2000, club members had approved the structure of the new Estádio district attorney Luz concisely after the election of Manuel Vilarinho .
In 2003–04, with president Luís Filipe Vieira, Benfica ended their silverware drought by winning the Taça de Portugal against José Mourinho ‘s Porto. [ 64 ] The follow year, Benfica won their first league title since 1994, [ 65 ] and the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. [ 66 ] After that and until 2009, when Benfica won their first base Taça district attorney Liga – frankincense becoming the first golf club to win all major portuguese competitions – they did not win any trophies and finished fourth in the 2007–08 league. In Europe, Benfica had three back-to-back appearances in the group stagecoach of the UEFA Champions League, with their best consequence being a quarter-final stage in 2005–06 after eliminating then european champions Liverpool on 3–0 aggregate. [ 67 ] [ 68 ] For 2009–10, Jorge Jesus was appointed coach, a placement he held until 2015. [ 69 ] During that six-season bridge, Benfica won 10 domestic trophies, [ 70 ] including an unprecedented treble in Portuguese football ( league, cup and league cup ) in 2013–14 [ 71 ] and the baseball club ‘s inaugural back-to-back league titles since 1984. [ 72 ] [ 73 ] At european flat, Benfica were ranked sixth in the UEFA team rank in 2015 [ 74 ] after they reached their first UEFA semi-final in 17 years at the 2010–11 Europa League, [ 75 ] reached the Champions League quarter-finals in the 2011–12 campaign, [ 76 ] and finished runner-up in Europa League for two straight seasons, 2012–13 and ’13–14. [ 77 ] [ 78 ] [ 79 ] later managed by Rui Vitória, Benfica won a fourth Primeira Liga title in a quarrel – their foremost always tetra [ 80 ] – one Taça de Portugal, [ 6 ] one Taça district attorney Liga [ 81 ] and two consecutive Super Cup trophies ; [ 82 ] the latter in 2017 after they reachieved a 36-year-old soprano. [ 83 ] Internationally, a year after they had consecutively reached the Champions League hard phase for the inaugural time in their history, [ 84 ] Benfica suffered their biggest passing in the competition, 5–0 to Basel, and went on setting the worst portuguese group degree campaign. [ 85 ] Following negative results during 2018–19, [ 85 ] coach Bruno Lage took blame mid-season and led Benfica to their 37th champions style while achieving the league ‘s all-time best moment round. [ 86 ] [ 87 ] [ 88 ] Later on, after thrashing Sporting CP in the Super Cup, [ 89 ] Benfica did not win any more trophies, and Jesus returned for 2020–21 as region of the club ‘s €105 million investment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest always in Portuguese football. [ 90 ] Despite that, they were eliminated in the Champions League third gear qualifying round, lost a Super Cup, finished one-third in the league, and lost a portuguese Cup final examination for a second time in a row. [ 91 ]
Crest and shirt
Benfica ‘s crest is composed of an eagle, as a symbol of independence, authority and nobility, positioned atop a shield with crimson and white colours, symbolizing courage and peace respectively ; the motto “E pluribus unum” ( “ Out of many, one ” ), defining union between all members ; and the club ‘s initials, “ SLB ”, over a football – all this superimposed on a bicycle steering wheel representing one of the club ‘s first gear sports, cycling. [ 16 ] [ 97 ] The club has had four main crests since its origin in 1904. The origin of the stream cap goes back to 1908, when Sport Lisboa merged with Grupo Sport Benfica. Afterwards, the shape of the peak was changed in 1930 and 1999. The most meaning of the latest changes were the alteration and reposition of the eagle and the reduction of the roulette wheel ‘s size. [ 98 ] Since the 2008–09 season, Benfica football shirts have displayed three stars above the crest, with each ace representing ten league titles won by the clubhouse. In 2010–11 and 2011–12, however, the shirts displayed commemorative crests with one and two stars respectively, the former in the 50-year celebration of their first base european Cup and the latter to celebrate their second straight european Cup. The cabaret ‘s other sports do not show any star above the crest. [ 99 ] [ 100 ]
( Sport Lisboa )
( Grupo Sport Benfica )
evolution of the Benfica shirt from 1904 until the 1970s José district attorney Cruz Viegas was the person creditworthy for the survival of Benfica ‘s kit in 1904. Red and white colours were chosen for being the ones that stood out better to players ‘ eyes. One year after its origin, the clubhouse opted for red shirts with egg white collars, openings and cuffs, combined with white shorts and bootleg socks. Benfica ‘s white alternative kit was formally used for the foremost fourth dimension in 1944–45, when Salgueiros, who besides wore loss, were promoted to the inaugural division. Benfica have always worn red shirts ; for that reason, in Portugal, Benfica and their supporters ( benfiquistas ) were nicknamed Vermelhos ( Reds ). This changed in 1936 with the starting signal of the spanish Civil War : the Portuguese Estado Novo ‘s Censorship Commission censored the discussion “ vermelhos “ because the Popular Front communists in Spain were besides known by that name. From then on, Benfica became known as Encarnados – word similar to “ reds ”, but with a different connotation. [ 104 ]
During the club ‘s first gear decades, Benfica played largely on rented fields. Their first own stadium was the Estádio hyrax Amoreiras, built and opened in 1925, where they played until 1940. A year late, they moved to the Estádio do Campo Grande, a lease municipal stadium, before relocating to their second home grind thirteen years former. [ 19 ] [ 31 ] From 1954 to 2003, Benfica played at the Estádio district attorney Luz in Lisbon, the largest stadium in Europe and third largest in the world in terms of capacity – 120,000 – from 1985 to 1987. [ 50 ] It was demolished between 2002 and 2003, and the newly Estádio district attorney Luz was finalized in 2003, with a construction cost of €162 million, roughly €25 million more than planned. [ 105 ] Like its harbinger, the Estádio district attorney Luz is officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa east Benfica. A UEFA category four stadium, [ 106 ] [ 107 ] it hosted several matches of UEFA Euro 2004, including the final, and was the venue for the UEFA Champions League finals in 2014 and 2020. [ 108 ] [ 109 ] Built with a seating capacity of 65,647, [ 110 ] [ 111 ] the stadium presently has 64,642 seats. [ 1 ]
Benfica ‘s aim ground and youth academy, Benfica Campus, is located in Seixal, Lisbon Region. It was built in 2005 and opened on 22 September 2006. [ 112 ]
Benfiquistas celebrating a goal at the celebrating a goal at the Estádio district attorney Luz ( 2009 ) The supporters of Benfica are known as benfiquistas. They sing the club ‘s anthem at the start of every home match and sometimes during the couple. [ 113 ] They call the club O Glorioso ( The Glorious One ), [ 2 ] hence the chant “ Glorioso SLB ”. In some countries, since 1952, Benfica has had supporters ‘ clubs known as Casas do Benfica ( Benfica houses ), places for cultural, social and sport interaction among benfiquistas. [ 115 ] In late years, benfiquistas have celebrated league titles with the team at the Marquis of Pombal Square in Lisbon. [ 116 ] [ 117 ] Benfica is the most popular club in Portugal [ 118 ] and has constantly been seen as the propertyless golf club of Portugal. [ 119 ] According to a study published in 2006 by professors Luís Reto and Jorge de Sá, with the postage of blessing by Instituto Nacional de Estatística and Secretaria de Estado das Comunidades, Benfica has approximately 14 million supporters worldwide : over 5.5 million in Europe ( 4.7 in Portugal ) ; over 6 million in Mozambique ( 3.8 ) and Angola ( 2.7 ) ; over 1 million in the United States and Canada ; and the end in Brazil, Venezuela, the Caribbean, Indochina, China, Australia and India. [ 2 ] [ 4 ] According to a survey performed for UEFA in 2012, Benfica is the european club with the highest share of football supporters in its own country ( 47 % ). [ 118 ] In the 2016–17 season, Benfica had an average home attendance of 55,952 in the Portuguese league, the current record at the Estádio district attorney Luz. It was the highest average of the competition and 9th highest among early european clubs. [ 120 ] [ 121 ] The highest home plate attendance record was besides broken – 64,519 spectators saw Benfica ‘s 5–0 win over Vitória de Guimarães in the temper ‘s final match at Da Luz. [ 122 ]
Along with Benfica houses, filiations and delegations, Benfica members, who are called sócios, elect the golf club president for a four-year term ( three years until 2010 ) [ 123 ] [ 124 ] [ 125 ] by voting in each candidate list, frankincense forming the highest governing body of the golf club. Benfica members may besides participate and vote in general assemblies, present proposals, take part in discussions, be elected to governing bodies, be designated for positions or functions at the club, and sol away. [ 16 ] In 2003 the club implemented electronic vote [ 126 ] – a vote method acting that has been criticized by members of Benfica, including presidential candidates, and outsiders [ 127 ] [ 128 ] [ 129 ] – and since 2010 merely people with 25 years of continuous membership as an adult – that is, effective members aged at least 43 – can run for president of Benfica. [ 124 ] [ 125 ] furthermore, according to the current statutes of the golf club, approved by slightly more than 100 sócios, [ 125 ] each penis is entitled to one or more votes depending on membership years : over 1 and up to 5 years, 1 vote ; over 5 and up to 10, 5 votes ; over 10 and up to 25, 20 votes ; all over 25 as an effective member, 50 votes. In addition, a delegate can besides vote : when representing a Benfica house, 50 votes ; a filliation or a delegating, 20 votes. [ 123 ] On 9 November 2006, Benfica set the Guinness World Record for “ the most widely supported football club ”, with 160,398 paid-up members. [ 130 ] In 2014, according to a cogitation by Movimento Por Um Futebol Melhor, Benfica had 270,000 members and was the biggest club in the worldly concern in membership terms. [ 131 ] [ 132 ] On 31 March 2015, Benfica reported having 246,401 members ; [ 133 ] however, after a schedule renumbering by the club in August that year, the number decreased to 156,916. [ 134 ] By 9 October 2021, Benfica had over 250,000 members, of which 115,681 were eligible to vote in club elections that day. [ 135 ]
Benfica has rivalries with Sporting CP and FC Porto, with whom it forms the “ Big Three “, Portugal ‘s most decorated clubs. none of them have been relegated from the Portuguese league since its establishment in 1934. [ 136 ] [ 137 ] As Lisbon-based clubs, Benfica and Sporting have shared a competition for over a hundred ; it all started in 1907, when eight outstanding Benfica players defected to Sporting. [ 119 ] Followed in Europe, Africa and the Americas, any match between both teams is known as dérbi de Lisboa ( “ Lisbon bowler hat ” ), dérbi eterno ( “ ageless bowler hat ” ), dérbi da Segunda Circular, or dérbi dos dérbis ( “ bowler hat of the derbies ” ). [ 138 ] It is the most crucial football bowler hat in Portugal. [ 119 ] The competition between Benfica and FC Porto, which started with a friendly match on 28 April 1912, comes approximately as Lisbon and Porto are the largest portuguese cities, respectively. Benfica and Porto are the two most decorated clubs in Portuguese football, with the former historically being the most adorned team overall. [ 49 ] Any match between the two sides is called O Clássico ( The Classic ). [ 139 ]
In 2008, Benfica launched its own sports-oriented television receiver network, Benfica TV ( BTV for short ), the first transmit by a portuguese club, and has operated it since. [ 141 ] [ 142 ] Its premium impart broadcasts Benfica ‘s live matches at home in the Primeira Liga, Benfica B family matches in the LigaPro, [ 143 ] under-19 team home matches, and the golf club ‘s other sports matches, including youth categories. [ 144 ] Until 2016, it broadcast three seasons of the English Premier League, [ 145 ] and one temper of the italian Serie A and French Ligue 1. [ 146 ] In January 2020, Benfica launched Benfica Play ( BPlay for inadequate ), an extraordinary media servicing featuring exclusive contentedness such as interviews with current and erstwhile Benfica players and behind-the-scenes video recording from matchdays and train sessions. [ 147 ] [ 148 ] furthermore, the club publishes the weekly newspaper O Benfica every Friday since 28 November 1942. It contains data about everything in the club in the phase of news and articles ( by and large the former ). By 2005, it had a circulation of close to 10,000. [ 149 ] [ 150 ] Benfica besides publishes the quarterly magazine Mística since 6 December 2007. Free of consign for Benfica members, [ 151 ] it comprises interviews with players and personnel of the cabaret, reports about the club ‘s history and holocene events, news, impression pieces, overviews of the baseball club ‘s sports, with football being its main focus, and a section dedicated to club members. [ 152 ] Issue 33 had a circulation of 115,602 in mainland Portugal. [ 153 ] O Benfica Ilustrado was the club ‘s former magazine ; it was launched on 1 October 1957 as a monthly supplement to the newspaper O Benfica .
The Museu Benfica – Cosme Damião, located near the stadium, was inaugurated on 26 July 2013 and opened to the public three days late. [ 155 ] Named after Cosme Dasmião, one of the club ‘s founders, it was considered the Best Portuguese Museum of 2014 by the Portuguese Association of Museology. [ 156 ] [ 157 ]
Finances and ownership
On 10 February 2000, under the presidency of João Vale einsteinium Azevedo, Benfica created Sport Lisboa vitamin e Benfica – Futebol, SAD ( a public limited sports party ) [ 158 ] with an initial equity of €75 million. [ 61 ] [ 159 ] [ 160 ] There were five major reasons for creating an autonomous entity to manage the Benfica team : participation in professional football competitions at domestic and external level ; growth of football players ; exploitation of television rights on receptive and closed channels ; management of the players ‘ picture rights ; exploitation of the Benfica brand by the master football team and at sporting events. [ 161 ] Benfica SAD entered the PSI-20 on 21 May 2007 with an initial banal respect of €5 on 15,000,001 shares. [ 162 ] Later in June that year, Joe Berardo launched an abortive takeover bid of €3.50 per share for 60 % of Benfica SAD. [ 164 ] [ 165 ] Following the general fabrication of 23 December 2009, the SAD increased its €75 million equity to €115 million by absorbing Benfica Estádio, [ 166 ] to come out of technical insolvency. [ 167 ] On 31 July 2014, the SAD completed the acquisition of Benfica Stars Fund by spending approximately €28.9 million for 85 % of units, frankincense purchasing the remaining economic rights of nine players. [ 168 ] [ 169 ] Later in April, Benfica and Adidas renewed their previous ten-season contract of 2003 until 2021, for around €4.5 million per year. [ 96 ] In May 2015, Emirates airline signed a three-year sponsorship cover worth up to €30 million to become Benfica ‘s independent jersey presenter. [ 170 ] [ 171 ] then in December, Benfica sold the television receiver rights of their first-team home matches equally well as Benfica TV ‘s broadcasting and distribution rights to NOS in a three-year deal, receiving €40 million per temper, with the choice to extend the narrow to a utmost of ten seasons, totalling €400 million. [ 172 ] [ 173 ] Days late, Luís Filipe Vieira said the money from the latter contract would be used to lower Benfica ‘s debt. [ 174 ] By June 2017, Benfica had earned €617 million from musician transfers since the 2010–11 season, more than any early clubhouse in the universe. [ 175 ] In September 2018, Benfica SAD reported a net income of €20.6 million and a gross of €206.2 million. furthermore, they reported a record equity of €86.8 million : assets of €485.1 million and liabilities of €398.3 million. [ 176 ] It was the first clock time since 2010–11 that the debt was below €400 million. [ 177 ] In January 2019, Benfica remained the only Portuguese club always to appear in the Deloitte Football Money League, being ranked as the worldly concern ‘s thirtieth highest commercial gross generating football club in 2017–18, with a gross of €150.7 million. [ 178 ] In May 2019, Benfica was ranked by Brand Finance as the 40th most valuable football sword. [ 179 ] In May 2020, the portuguese Securities Market Commission denied Benfica ‘s coup d’etat invite of 28.06 % of Benfica SAD for €5 a share because the fund source was the SAD itself. [ 180 ] By September 2021, Benfica owned the majority of the SAD ‘s plowshare capital, 63.65 %, of which 40 % belonged immediately to the clubhouse, holder of all category A shares, and 23.65 % to its holding company, Benfica SGPS, holder of category B shares. [ 181 ] The remaining share pertains to shareholders who may only own B shares. [ 182 ]
- As of 31 August 2021
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On 27 January 2004, Benfica retired police squad number 29 in memory of Miklós Fehér, who had died while playing for them two days earlier. [ 193 ] [ 194 ]
João de Deus
last updated : 1 October 2021
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Domingos Almeida Lima
Rui do Passo (substitute)
José Gandarez (substitute)
General assembly president
Fernando Fonseca Santos
last updated : 10 October 2021
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Records and statistics
Nené is the Benfica actor with the most official appearances ( 575 ). [ 197 ] Eusébio is the club ‘s all-time top goalscorer, [ 198 ] with 473 goals in 440 competitive matches. [ 199 ] He is besides Benfica ‘s top scorer in UEFA cabaret competitions, with 56 goals. [ 62 ] Luisão is the player with the most trophies won ( 20 ), the captain with the most matches and has the most appearances in european matches. [ 62 ] [ 200 ] Cosme Damião is the longest-serving bus ( 18 straight years ). [ 201 ] Otto Glória is the coach with the most league titles won ( 4 ). [ 202 ] Jorge Jesus is the coach with the most trophies won ( 10 : 3 leagues, 1 cup, 5 league cups, 1 superintendent cup ). [ 203 ] Rui Vitória is the coach with the highest percentage of wins in the domestic league with a minimal 34 matches played ( 85.29 % ). [ 204 ]
Benfica became the beginning team in portuguese league history to complete two seasons without frustration, namely the 1972–73 and 1977–78 seasons. In the former, as unbeaten champions, they achieved two records : 58 points in 30 matches, the most always obtained ( 96.7 % efficiency ), and the largest remainder of points ever between champions and runner-up ( 18 points ) in a two-points-per-win arrangement. [ 206 ] In the 2015–16 campaign, Benfica amassed 88 points in 34 matches and set the points phonograph record since the league is contested by 18 teams. [ 207 ] [ 208 ] Benfica ‘s record for the lowest number of goals conceded in the Primeira Liga was achieved in 1988–89 with coach Toni : 15 goals in 38 matches. [ 48 ] furthermore, Benfica hold the european record for the most back-to-back wins in domestic league ( 29 ), between 1971–72 and 1972–73, [ 209 ] and the domestic record for the longest unbeaten move in the league ( 56 matches ), from 24 October 1976 to 1 September 1978. [ 211 ] In addition, Benfica hold Europe ‘s longest unbeaten run in all competitions since the advent of european competition : 48 matches from December 1963 to 14 February 1965. This criminal record ranks third overall. [ 212 ] In the 1965–66 european Cup, Benfica scored 18 goals against Stade Dudelange and achieved the highest goal gross profit on aggregate in european Cup [ 213 ] and their biggest acquire in UEFA competitions. [ 62 ] In the UEFA Europa League, Benfica was the first club to reach two finals consecutively, the latter without kill. [ 214 ] As of the 2020–21 temper, Benfica have 41 appearances in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League and 21 participations in the UEFA Cup/Europa League. additionally, they have appearances in now-defunct competitions : 7 in the UEFA Cup Winners ‘ Cup and 2 in Intercontinental Cup. [ 62 ] By October 2017, Benfica were the fifth highest-scoring team in UEFA rival history, with 655 goals in 405 matches ( 1.62 per match ). [ 215 ]
Benfica ‘s season-by-season performance over the concluding ten-spot completed seasons :
W = Winners ; RU = Runners-up ; SF = Semi-finals ; QF = Quarter-finals ; R16 = Round of 16 ; R32 = Round of 32 ; GS = Group stage ; 3R = Third turn ; 5R = Fifth round ; 3Q = Third modification cycle
Benfica have won a record 37 Primeira Liga, [ 255 ] a record 26 Taça de Portugal ( including a record 4 consecutively ), [ 256 ] a record 7 Taça district attorney Liga [ 81 ] [ 257 ] ( including a record 4 consecutively ), 8 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira [ 258 ] and 3 Campeonato de Portugal ( including a commemorate 2 consecutively ) [ 256 ] – totalling 81 domestic trophies – and 2 european Cups ( consecutively won ) – totalling 83 trophies, or 84 when including the latin Cup. Therefore, in terms of overall trophies, Benfica is the most dress club in Portuguese football. [ 5 ] [ 259 ] [ 260 ] [ b ] In 2014, Benfica achieved the first always treble of Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga. [ 262 ] [ 263 ] Benfica was the first cabaret to win the Primeira Liga and Taça da Liga doubly, furthermore, a record four times. Benfica is the only golf club in Portugal to have successfully defended every major domestic title ( Campeonato de Portugal, Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and Taça da Liga ). In addition, Benfica are the merely Portuguese team to have become back-to-back european champions .
- Winners (8): 1980, 1985, 1989, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
- Winners (3): 1929–30, 1930–31, 1934–35
- Winners (1): 1950
- 1 – shared record: 2013–14
- Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
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