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SL Benfica

SL Benfica
Benfica's players celebrate with the trophy after winning their first European Champions Clubs' Cup in 1961 ©Hulton Archive

SL Benfica

Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles), Encarnados (The Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1961, 1962; (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup: (1983)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 32 (2010)
• Portuguese Cup: 24 (2004)

History
• On 28 February 1904, Sport Lisboa e Benfica – originally known as Grupo Sport Lisboa – was founded at a meeting in a Lisbon pharmacy, Farmácia Franco, involving 24 men led by Cosme Damião.

• After winning ten Lisbon regional championships, a first national title arrived at the 15,000-capacity Campo das Amoreiras in 1935/36. Benfica moved to Campo Grande, where on-the-pitch success continued, and then to the Estádio da Luz in 1954.

• Under Hungarian Béla Guttmann the Eagles ended Real Madrid CF's monopoly of the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1960/61, beating FC Barcelona in the final. The next year they defeated Madrid to retain the trophy, aided by a new young signing from Mozambique: Eusébio.

• With Eusébio and a considerable number of Portuguese internationals in the squad, Benfica monopolised the domestic game in the 1960s, reaching – but losing – another three European Cup finals, in 1963, 1965 and 1968. The Encarnados suffered further European Cup final disappointment in 1988 and 1990 following two more decades of dominance alongside Sporting Clube de Portugal and FC Porto.

• The club earned their 30th Portuguese title in 1993/94 but had to wait 11 years for No31 under Giovanni Trapattoni. By then Benfica were playing at the new Estádio da Luz, rebuilt to stage the UEFA EURO 2004 final. The Eagles made it 32 in the 2009/10 season under Jorge Jesus, ending Porto's four-year monopoly.

* Last updated 19 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.31CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/07/2014 13:44 CET
17 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaPaços Ferreira
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:41
24 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BoavistaBenfica
Referee: TBD
07/15/2014 13:26:11
31 August 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaSporting
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:41
14 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
SetúbalBenfica
Referee: TBD – Setubal
07/15/2014 13:27:41
21 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaMoreirense
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:41
28 September 2014 - Portuguese First Division
EstorilBenfica
Referee: TBD – Estoril
07/15/2014 13:29:41
5 October 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaArouca
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:41
26 October 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BragaBenfica
Referee: TBD – Braga
07/15/2014 13:29:41
2 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaRio Ave
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:41
9 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
NacionalBenfica
Referee: TBD – Funchal
07/15/2014 13:27:26
30 November 2014 - Portuguese First Division
AcadémicaBenfica
Referee: TBD – Coimbra
07/15/2014 13:28:11
7 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaBelenenses
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:26
14 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
PortoBenfica
Referee: TBD – Porto
07/15/2014 13:29:42
21 December 2014 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaGil Vicente
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:42
4 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
PenafielBenfica
Referee: TBD – Penafiel
07/15/2014 13:29:42
11 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaGuimarães
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:11
18 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
MarítimoBenfica
Referee: TBD – Funchal
07/15/2014 13:26:56
25 January 2015 - Portuguese First Division
Paços FerreiraBenfica
Referee: TBD – Pacos de Ferreira
07/15/2014 13:29:56
1 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaBoavista
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:26:26
8 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
SportingBenfica
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:42
15 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
BenficaSetúbal
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:27:57
22 February 2015 - Portuguese First Division
MoreirenseBenfica
Referee: TBD – Moreira de Conegos
07/15/2014 13:29:56
BenficaEstoril
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:56
AroucaBenfica
Referee: TBD
07/15/2014 13:29:56
BenficaBraga
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:56
Rio AveBenfica
Referee: TBD – Vila do Conde
07/15/2014 13:29:56
BenficaNacional
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:27:41
BenficaAcadémica
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:28:26
BelenensesBenfica
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:41
BenficaPorto
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:56
Gil VicenteBenfica
Referee: TBD – Barcelos
07/15/2014 13:29:56
BenficaPenafiel
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:29:56
GuimarãesBenfica
Referee: TBD – Guimaraes
07/15/2014 13:29:26
BenficaMarítimo
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/15/2014 13:27:11

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    05/10/1965, Benfica 10-0 Stade Dudelange, Lisbon
  • Biggest defeat:
    25/11/1999, Celta 7-0 Benfica, Vigo
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  33
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  7
  • Appearances in EUSA Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  19
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 93
    Luisão (  BRA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 56
    Eusébio (  POR)
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