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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: 17/04/2014 00:12 CET
18 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Marítimo2-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Funchal
10/06/2013 13:05:51
25 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-1Gil Vicente
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/06/2013 13:05:51
31 August 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Sporting1-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/06/2013 13:05:36
14 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica3-1Paços Ferreira
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/06/2013 13:05:36
Benfica2-0Anderlecht
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
10/06/2013 13:06:21
22 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Guimarães0-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Guimaraes
10/06/2013 13:05:36
28 September 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica1-1Belenenses
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/10/2013 11:21:17
PSG3-0Benfica
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
10/06/2013 13:05:51
6 October 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Estoril1-2Benfica
Referee: not available – Estoril
10/11/2013 10:07:54
19 October 2013 - Portuguese Cup, Third round
Cinfães0-1Benfica
Referee: not available
11/08/2013 10:24:10
Benfica1-1Olympiacos
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
10/25/2013 09:28:39
27 October 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-0Nacional
Referee: not available – Lisbon
10/28/2013 22:39:21
1 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Académica0-3Benfica
Referee: not available – Coimbra
11/02/2013 02:08:54
Olympiacos1-0Benfica
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
11/07/2013 09:11:24
9 November 2013 - Portuguese Cup, Fourth round
Benfica4-3Sporting
Benfica win after extra time
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/20/2014 09:18:13
23 November 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica1-0Braga
Referee: not available – Lisbon
11/28/2013 10:42:09
Anderlecht2-3Benfica
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
12/10/2013 10:42:10
1 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Rio Ave1-3Benfica
Referee: not available – Vila do Conde
12/05/2013 09:35:55
6 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-2Arouca
Referee: not available – Lisbon
12/11/2013 17:38:08
Benfica2-1Paris
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
12/16/2013 13:18:55
15 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Olhanense2-3Benfica
Referee: not available – Olhao
12/20/2013 23:06:25
20 December 2013 - Portuguese First Division
Setúbal0-2Benfica
Referee: not available – Setubal
12/28/2013 09:07:27
4 January 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Fifth round
Benfica5-0Gil Vicente
Referee: not available – Lisbon
01/04/2014 22:16:04
12 January 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-0Porto
Referee: not available – Lisbon
01/16/2014 09:06:36
19 January 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-0Marítimo
Referee: not available – Lisbon
01/24/2014 09:21:28
1 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Gil Vicente1-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Barcelos
02/05/2014 23:46:26
5 February 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Quarter-finals
Penafiel0-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Penafiel
02/06/2014 00:45:03
11 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica2-0Sporting
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/15/2014 09:05:13
16 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Paços Ferreira0-2Benfica
Referee: not available – Pacos de Ferreira
02/22/2014 02:01:33
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
PAOK0-1Benfica
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Stadio Toumba, Salonika (GRE)
03/04/2014 17:15:57
24 February 2014 - Portuguese First Division
Benfica1-0Guimarães
Referee: not available – Lisbon
02/27/2014 09:04:58
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Benfica3-0PAOK
Aggregate: 4-0
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
03/04/2014 17:47:19
Belenenses0-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/03/2014 17:22:28
Benfica2-0Estoril
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/11/2014 00:29:58
Tottenham1-3Benfica
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: White Hart Lane, London (ENG)
03/17/2014 16:40:18
Nacional2-4Benfica
Referee: not available – Funchal
03/22/2014 00:36:16
Benfica2-2Tottenham
Aggregate: 5-3
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
03/24/2014 11:21:09
Benfica3-0Académica
Referee: not available – Lisbon
03/27/2014 13:12:47
26 March 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Semi-finals
Porto1-0Benfica
Referee: not available – Porto
03/27/2014 02:06:34
Braga0-1Benfica
Referee: not available – Braga
04/02/2014 09:15:40
AZ0-1Benfica
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
04/04/2014 23:00:21
Benfica4-0Rio Ave
Referee: not available – Lisbon
04/11/2014 23:57:16
Benfica2-0AZ
Aggregate: 3-0
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
04/11/2014 23:00:34
Arouca0-2Benfica
Referee: not available – Aveiro
04/13/2014 23:39:16
16 April 2014 - Portuguese Cup, Semi-finals
Benfica3-1Porto
Aggregate: 3-2
Referee: not available
BenficaOlhanense
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
04/14/2014 21:09:19
BenficaJuventus
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
04/17/2014 15:09:45
JuventusBenfica
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
04/14/2014 14:29:38
BenficaSetúbal
Referee: TBD – Lisbon
07/24/2013 17:38:49
PortoBenfica
Referee: TBD – Porto
07/24/2013 18:05:04

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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