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Benfica
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Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Nickname(s) Benfiquistas
Águias (Eagles)
Encarnados (Reds)
Glorioso (Glorious One)
Short name Benfica
Founded 28 February 1904 (as Sport Lisboa)
Ground Estádio da Luz
(Capacity: 64,642)
Chairman Flag of Portugal Luís Filipe Vieira
Head Coach Flag of Portugal Rui Vitória
Current League Primeira Liga 
2016–17 Primeira Liga, 1st (champions)
Website Club home page
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica (spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ȷ̃ˈfikɐ), commonly known as Benfica, is a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football. Benfica are the current Portuguese champions, having won four consecutive league titles.

Founded in 1904 by a group of people led by Cosme Damião, Benfica is one of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga – the other two are rivals Sporting CP and FC Porto. The team is nicknamed Águias (Eagles) for the symbol atop the club's crest, and Encarnados (Reds) for the shirt colour. Since 2003, their home ground has been the Estádio da Luz, which replaced the original one. Benfica is the most supported Portuguese club, with an estimated fan base of 14 million supporters worldwide, and the European club with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country. By the end of December 2016, it had 184,264 paying members. The club's official anthem, "Ser Benfiquista", refers to its supporters who are called Benfiquistas. Benfica is honoured in three Portuguese Orders: those of Christ, of Merit and of Prince Henry.

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S.L. Benfica squad - 2017-18

2. López 2. Grimaldo 4. Luisão (c) 5. Fejsa 6. Augusto 7. Samaris 8. Horta 9. Jiménez 10. Jonas 11. Mitroglou 12. Júlio César 13. Lopes 15. Carrillo 17. Živković 18. Salvio 21. Pizzi 21. Cervi 23. Pereira 27. Rafa 33. Jardel 34. Almeida 38. Hermes 50. Semedo —. Varela —. Arango —. Krovinović —. Chrien —. Willock —. Seferović

S.L. Benfica matches - 2017-18
2017–18 Primeira Liga
2017-18 Taça de Portugal
2017-18 Taça da Liga
2017-18 Champions League
Friendly Matches

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Primeira Liga 2016-17

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UEFA Champions League winners

1956: Real Madrid • 1957: Real Madrid • 1958: Real Madrid • 1959: Real Madrid • 1960: Real Madrid • 1961: Benfica • 1962: Benfica • 1963: Milan • 1964: Internazionale • 1965: Internazionale • 1966: Real Madrid • 1967: Celtic • 1968: Manchester United • 1969: Milan • 1970: Feyenoord • 1971: Ajax • 1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1974: Bayern Munich • 1975: Bayern Munich • 1976: Bayern Munich • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Liverpool • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Nottingham Forest • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Hamburg • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucuresti • 1987: Porto • 1988: PSV Eindhoven • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Red Star Belgrade • 1992: Barcelona • 1993: Marseille • 1994: Milan • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Borussia Dortmund • 1998: Real Madrid • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Real Madrid • 2001: Bayern Munich • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Milan • 2004: Porto • 2005: Liverpool • 2006: Barcelona • 2007: Milan • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Internazionale 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Bayern Munich • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Real Madrid • 2017: Real Madrid •

UEFA Europa League winners

1972: Tottenham Hotspur • 1973: Liverpool • 1974: Feyenoord • 1975: Borussia Mönchengladbach • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Juventus • 1978: PSV Eindhoven • 1979: Borussia Mönchengladbach • 1980: Eintracht Frankfurt • 1981: Ipswich Town • 1982: IFK Göteborg • 1983: Anderlecht • 1984: Tottenham Hotspur • 1985: Real Madrid • 1986: Real Madrid • 1987: IFK Göteborg • 1988: Bayer Leverkusen • 1989: Napoli • 1990: Juventus • 1991: Internazionale • 1992: Ajax • 1993: Juventus • 1994: Internazionale • 1995: Parma • 1996: Bayern Munich • 1997: Schalke 04 • 1998: Internazionale • 1999: Parma • 2000: Galatasaray • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Feyenoord • 2003: Porto • 2004: Valencia • 2005: CSKA Moscow • 2006: Sevilla • 2007: Sevilla • 2008: Zenit Saint Petersburg • 2009: Shakhtar Donetsk • 2010: Atlético Madrid • 2011: Porto • 2012: Atlético Madrid • 2013: Chelsea • 2014: Sevilla • 2015: Sevilla • 2016: Sevilla •

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