S.L. Benfica

Portuguese association football club
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica, simply known as Benfica or SLB, is a professional football team from Portugal. It is based in the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. The team plays their home games at Estádio da Luz.

S.L. Benfica
Full nameSport Lisboa e Benfica
Founded28 February 1904
GroundEstádio da Luz
Lisbon, Portugal
Ground Capacity65,647
ChairmanLuís Filipe Vieira
ManagerBruno Lage
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2018/19Primeira Liga, 1st

Benfica has won 37 Portuguese Leagues, 29 Portuguese Cups, 7 League Cups, 8 Portuguese Supercups and 2 UEFA Champions League titles. They also reached 5 Champions League finals, 3 Europa League finals and 2 Intercontinental Cup finals. They are the most successful team in the Primeira Liga and its fanbase is the biggest in Portugal, being traditionally very popular among workclass Lisbon suburbs and around the world among the portuguese diaspora, especially in its ex-colonies.

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 6 October 2020[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Mile Svilar
2   DF Gilberto
3   DF Álex Grimaldo
5   DF Jan Vertonghen
7   MF Everton
8   MF Gabriel
9   FW Darwin Núñez
10   FW Luca Waldschmidt
11   MF Franco Cervi
14   FW Haris Seferović
17   MF Diogo Gonçalves
18   DF Jean-Clair Todibo (on loan from Barcelona)
19   MF Chiquinho
21   MF Pizzi
No. Position Player
22   MF Andreas Samaris
27   MF Rafa Silva
28   MF Julian Weigl
30   DF Nicolás Otamendi
33   DF Jardel (captain)
34   DF André Almeida (vice-captain)
37   FW Facundo Ferreyra
38   MF Pedrinho
49   MF Adel Taarabt
71   DF Nuno Tavares
77   GK Helton Leite
88   FW Gonçalo Ramos
97   DF Ferro
99   GK Odysseas Vlachodimos

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
84   DF Tomás Tavares (at   Alavés until 30 June 2021)
95   FW Carlos Vinícius (at   Tottenham Hotspur until 30 June 2021)
  MF Alfa Semedo (at [  Reading until 30 June 2021)
  DF Pedro Pereira (at   Crotone until 30 June 2021)
  MF Caio (at  Sharjah until 30 June 2021)
  MF David Tavares (at Moreirense until 30 June 2021)
  MF Filip Krovinović (at   West Bromwich Albion until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
  MF Florentino (at  Monaco until 30 June 2021)
  MF Gedson Fernandes (at   Tottenham Hotspur until 30 June 2021)
  MF Jota (at   Real Valladolid until 30 June 2021)
  MF Óscar Benítez (at   Delfín)
  FW Jhonder Cádiz (at   Nashville SC until 30 June 2021)
  FW Yony González (at   LA Galaxy until 31 December 2020)

Retired numbersEdit

No. Player Position Benfica debut Last match
29   Miklós Fehér FW 24 August 2002 25 January 2004

On 27 January 2004, Benfica retired squad number 29 in memory of Miklós Fehér, who had died while playing for them two days earlier.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Winners (37) – record: 1935–36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1941–42, 1942–43, 1944–45, 1949–50, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1993–94, 2004–05, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19
Winners (26) – record: 1939–40, 1942–43, 1943–44, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1992–93, 1995–96, 2003–04, 2013–14, 2016–17
Winners (7) – record: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Winners (8): 1980, 1985, 1989, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
Winners (3): 1929–30, 1930–31, 1934–35

EuropeanEdit

Winners (2): 1960–61, 1961–62

OtherEdit

Winners (1): 1950

DoublesEdit

11 – record: 1942–43, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1986–87, 2013–14, 2016–17
4 – record: 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
1 – shared record: 2013–14
1: 1960–61
  1. "First team squad information". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 30 September 2020.