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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 eleven 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.

Club records
Most appearances: Nené (802)
Most goals: Eusébio (638)
Record victory: Benfica 13-1 AD Sanjoanense (Primeira Divisão, 27 April 1947)
Record defeat: Sporting Clube de Portugal 7-1 Benfica (Primeira Divisão, 14 December 1986)

* Last updated 10 June 2010

Last updated: 24/01/11 11.17CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/09/2017 02:00 CET
BenficaBenfica3-1BragaBraga
ChavesChaves0-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica5-0BelenensesBelenenses
Rio AveRio Ave1-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica2-1PortimonensePortimonense
BenficaBenfica1-2CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva
BoavistaBoavista2-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica21:30Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira
BaselBasel20:45BenficaBenfica
MarítimoMarítimo22:30BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica20:45Man. UnitedMan. United
AvesAves19:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica20:00FeirenseFeirense
Man. UnitedMan. United20:45BenficaBenfica
Vitória SCVitória SC19:00BenficaBenfica
CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva18:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica21:15SetúbalSetúbal
PortoPorto21:30BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica20:45BaselBasel
BenficaBenfica19:15EstorilEstoril
TondelaTondela17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00Sporting CPSporting CP
MoreirenseMoreirense17:00BenficaBenfica
BragaBraga17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00ChavesChaves
BelenensesBelenenses17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00Rio AveRio Ave
PortimonensePortimonense17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00BoavistaBoavista
Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00MarítimoMarítimo
BenficaBenfica17:00AvesAves
FeirenseFeirense17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00Vitória SCVitória SC
SetúbalSetúbal17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00PortoPorto
EstorilEstoril17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00TondelaTondela
Sporting CPSporting CP17:00BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica17:00MoreirenseMoreirense

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:  34
  • 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)