S.L. Benfica

Portuguese association football club

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
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. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Belgium Mile Svilar
2 DF   Brazil Gilberto
3 DF   Spain Álex Grimaldo
5 DF   Belgium Jan Vertonghen
7 MF   Brazil Everton
8 MF   Brazil Gabriel
9 FW   Uruguay Darwin Núñez
10 FW   Germany Luca Waldschmidt
11 MF   Argentina Franco Cervi
14 FW    Switzerland Haris Seferović
17 MF   Portugal Diogo Gonçalves
18 DF   France Jean-Clair Todibo (on loan from Barcelona)
19 MF   Portugal Chiquinho
21 MF   Portugal Pizzi
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   Greece Andreas Samaris
27 MF   Portugal Rafa Silva
28 MF   Germany Julian Weigl
30 DF   Argentina Nicolás Otamendi
33 DF   Brazil Jardel (captain)
34 DF   Portugal André Almeida (vice-captain)
37 FW   Argentina Facundo Ferreyra
38 MF   Brazil Pedrinho
49 MF   Morocco Adel Taarabt
71 DF   Portugal Nuno Tavares
77 GK   Brazil Helton Leite
88 FW   Portugal Gonçalo Ramos
97 DF   Portugal Ferro
99 GK   Greece 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. Pos. Nation Player
84 DF   Portugal Tomás Tavares (at   Alavés until 30 June 2021)
95 FW   Brazil Carlos Vinícius (at   Tottenham Hotspur until 30 June 2021)
MF   Guinea-Bissau Alfa Semedo (at [  Reading until 30 June 2021)
DF   Portugal Pedro Pereira (at   Crotone until 30 June 2021)
MF   Brazil Caio (at  Sharjah until 30 June 2021)
MF   Portugal David Tavares (at Moreirense until 30 June 2021)
MF   Croatia Filip Krovinović (at   West Bromwich Albion until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   Portugal Florentino (at  Monaco until 30 June 2021)
MF   Portugal Gedson Fernandes (at   Tottenham Hotspur until 30 June 2021)
MF   Portugal Jota (at   Real Valladolid until 30 June 2021)
MF   Argentina Óscar Benítez (at   Delfín)
FW   Venezuela Jhonder Cádiz (at   Nashville SC until 30 June 2021)
FW   Colombia 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "First team squad information". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 30 September 2020.