S.L. Benfica

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Benfica
SL Benfica logo.svg
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Nickname(s) Benfiquistas (supporters)
As Águias (The Eagles)
Os Encarnados (The Reids)
O Glorioso (The Glorious Ane)
Foondit 28 Februar 1904
(114 years ago)
 (1904-02-28)
as Sport Lisboa
Ground Estádio da Luz
Ground Capacity 65,647
Preses Luís Filipe Vieira
Manager Rui Vitória
League Primeira Liga
2016-17 Primeira Liga, 1st
Wabsteid Club wabsteid
Current saison

Sport Lisboa e Benfica ComC OM MHIH[1] (Portuguese pronunciation: [spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ȷ̃ˈfikɐ]), commonly kent as Benfica, or simply as SLB, is a Portuguese multi-sport club based in Lisbon, Portugal, which is best kent for its professional fitbaw team.

Foondit on 28 Februar 1904, Benfica is ane o the Big Three (Três Grandes) clubs in Portugal. It is the maist supportit Portuguese club an haes ane o the lairgest fan bases in the warld.[2] Benfica haes the maist members (sócios) o ony fitbaw club in the warld[3][4][5] an is the twinty-saxt richest fitbaw club in terms o revenue, wi a annual turnower o €109.2 million.[6] It is evaluatit as the thirty-aicht maist valuable fitbaw buist in the warld.[7] The club's motto is "E pluribus unum" (Oot o mony, ane) an its offeecial anthem is "Ser Benfiquista".[8] The team is elk-namit Águias (Eagles) or Encarnados (Reds), while its supporters are cried Benfiquistas.

Benfica is the maist successful Portuguese club wi 70 domestic titles, haein 72 titles oweraw (excludin the Latin Cup), an is the anerly club tae hae wan aw Portuguese competitions. It is the current football champion[9] an haes wan a record o 36 Primeira Liga titles, a record o 28 Taça de Portugal (an 4 consecutively), a record o 10 doubles (dobradinhas), a record o 7 Taça da Liga (an 4 consecutively) an 6 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.[10] In 2014, Benfica achievit a unprecedentit treble (triplete) o Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal an Taça da Liga.[11][12] It is the anerly club tae hae wan the double o Primeira Liga an Taça da Liga (twice), an tae hae conquered the Taça da Liga athoot concedin a goal.[13] Benfica wis the first club in the history o the Primeira Liga tae hae completit a entire 30 gemme saison unbeaten, in 1972–73—achievin the lairgest difference iver atween champions an runners-up (18 points) in a 2 points per win seestem—an wis the first tae dae it twice an aw, in 1977–78.[14] Benfica haulds the record o 56 matches athoot a defeat in Portuguese league, atween 1976–77 an 1978–79.[15][16] Benfica wis ane o the foondin members o Primeira Liga in 1933, an is ane o three clubs which hae niver been relegatit frae the top flicht o Portuguese fitbaw, alang wi its lang-staundin rivals Sporting an Porto.

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Domestic competitions[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Primeira Liga
Winners (36) (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
  • Taça de Portugal
Winners (29) (record): 1929-30, 1930-31, 1934-35, 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
  • Taça da Liga
Winners (7) (record): 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Winners (6): 1980, 1985, 1989, 2005, 2014, 2016

European competitions[eedit | eedit soorce]

2013 UEFA Europa League Final
  • European Cup / UEFA Champions League
Winners (2): 1960-61, 1961-62
Runners-up (5): 1962-63, 1964-65, 1967-68, 1987-88, 1989-90
  • UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League
Runners-up (3): 1982-83, 2012-13, 2013-14

Warldwide competitions[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Intercontinental Cup
Runners-up (2): 1961, 1962

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Decorations and Honorary Orders". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. "Concentration of people supporting the most popular club" (PDF). UEFA. 17 April 2014. p. 41. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. "Most widely supported football club". Guinness World Records. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. "SL Benfica é o Clube com mais Sócios do Mundo" (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  5. "Benfica é o clube com mais sócios no mundo" (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  6. "Deloitte Football Money League 2014". Deloitte. January 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  7. "The Brand Finance Football 50 2014 - The world's most valuable football brands". Brand Finance. May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  8. Weiss, Jessica (27 March 2012). "Showing Support in Song". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  9. "Benfica seal 33rd Portuguese title". UEFA. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  10. "Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LigaPortugal.pt. 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  11. "Benfica lift cup to seal historic treble". UEFA. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  12. "Benfica conquista Taça e consegue o triplete em Portugal" (in Portuguese). FIFA. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  13. "Benfica venceu esta competição sem sofrer um golo" (in Portuguese). 7 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  14. Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Unbeaten during a League Season". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  15. Martins, Paulo (27 July 2004). "SL Benfica's series of 56 matches unbeaten in the I Divisão". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  16. Viegas, João (1 September 2013). "Dragões voltam a falhar o recorde do Benfica" (in Portuguese). Record. Retrieved 1 January 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)

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