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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: 22/04/2017 02:00 CET
TondelaTondela0-2BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica1-1SetúbalSetúbal
NacionalNacional1-3BenficaBenfica
AroucaArouca1-2BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş
BenficaBenfica3-1BragaBraga
ChavesChaves0-2BenficaBenfica
NapoliNapoli4-2BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica4-0FeirenseFeirense
1° Dezembro1° Dezembro1-2BenficaBenfica
Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-2BenficaBenfica
BelenensesBelenenses0-2BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica3-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira
BenficaBenfica1-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
PortoPorto1-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica6-0MarítimoMarítimo
BeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-3BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica3-0MoreirenseMoreirense
MarítimoMarítimo2-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica1-2NapoliNapoli
BenficaBenfica2-1Sporting CPSporting CP
Real Sport ClubeReal Sport Clube0-3BenficaBenfica
EstorilEstoril0-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica2-0Rio AveRio Ave
GuimarãesGuimarães0-2BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica3-3BoavistaBoavista
BenficaBenfica6-2LeixõesLeixões
BenficaBenfica4-0TondelaTondela
SetúbalSetúbal1-0BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica3-0NacionalNacional
BenficaBenfica3-0AroucaArouca
BenficaBenfica1-0DortmundDortmund
BragaBraga0-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica3-1ChavesChaves
EstorilEstoril1-2BenficaBenfica
FeirenseFeirense0-1BenficaBenfica
DortmundDortmund4-0BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica4-0BelenensesBelenenses
Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-0BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica1-1PortoPorto
BenficaBenfica3-3EstorilEstoril
MoreirenseMoreirense0-1BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica3-0MarítimoMarítimo
Sporting CPSporting CP21:30BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica19:15EstorilEstoril
Rio AveRio Ave21:15BenficaBenfica
BenficaBenfica19:15GuimarãesGuimarães
BoavistaBoavista17:00BenficaBenfica

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)