S.L. Benfica

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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

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.

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.

Players[change | change source]

First-team squad[change | change source]

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

Out on loan[change | change source]

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

No. Position Player
84 Portugal DF Tomás Tavares (at Spain Alavés until 30 June 2021)
95 Brazil FW Carlos Vinícius (at England Tottenham Hotspur until 30 June 2021)
Guinea-Bissau MF Alfa Semedo (at [England Reading until 30 June 2021)
Portugal DF Pedro Pereira (at Italy Crotone until 30 June 2021)
Brazil MF Caio (at QatarSharjah until 30 June 2021)
Portugal MF David Tavares (at Moreirense until 30 June 2021)
Croatia MF Filip Krovinović (at England West Bromwich Albion until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
Portugal MF Florentino (at FranceMonaco until 30 June 2021)
Portugal MF Gedson Fernandes (at England Tottenham Hotspur until 30 June 2021)
Portugal MF Jota (at Spain Real Valladolid until 30 June 2021)
Argentina MF Óscar Benítez (at Ecuador Delfín)
Venezuela FW Jhonder Cádiz (at United States Nashville SC until 30 June 2021)
Colombia FW Yony González (at United States LA Galaxy until 31 December 2020)

Retired numbers[change | change source]

No. Player Position Benfica debut Last match
29 Hungary 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.

Honours[change | change source]

Domestic[change | change source]

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

European[change | change source]

Winners (2): 1960–61, 1961–62

Other[change | change source]

Winners (1): 1950

Doubles[change | change source]

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.