1995–96 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
1995–96 season
President Manuel Damásio
Manager Artur Jorge
(until 9 September 1995)
Mário Wilson
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Divisão 2nd
Taça de Portugal Winners
UEFA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: João Pinto (18)
All: João Pinto (23)
Highest home attendance 50,000 vs Porto
(23 March 1996)
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Chaves
(9 March 1996)

The 1995–96 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 92nd season in existence and the club's 62nd consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Divisão and the Taça de Portugal. Benfica qualified for the UEFA Cup by coming third in previous League.[1]

Artur Jorge started his second season in charge, but two draws in the first three days led to his sacking in early September. Mário Wilson replaced him.[2]

In the Primeira Divisão, Benfica finished in the second place. A bad start with Artur Jorge meant the title was never in the equation, but still, the club had some important wins throughout the season, like a home win against Porto and the reversal of a two nill in Guimarães led by João Pinto, who finished the season with 18 league goals.[3]

In the Taça de Portugal, Benfica had far more success, led by Marcelo who finished as the Portuguese Cup top scorer, the club progressed to the final. There, with a double from João Pinto, Benfica defeated Sporting CP (3–1) and won their 23rd Portuguese Cup . In the end of the game, a Sporting supporter was fatally hit by a flare thrown by a Benfica supporter.[3][4]

In Europe, after facing Lierse SK in the first round, passing Roda JC in the second round, with Hassan scoring a double in the final minutes. Benfica faced Bayern Munich in the third round where Klinsmann, who Artur Jorge rejected months earlier, scored six goals, as Bayern walked past Benfica. The Portuguese press named these matches as 'Cataklinsmann', mixing Klinsmann with a cataclysm like event.[5]

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 26 6 2 84 20 +64 84 1996–97 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 S.L. Benfica 34 22 7 5 57 27 +30 73 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
3 Sporting CP 34 19 10 5 69 27 +42 67 1996–97 UEFA Cup First round

Updated to games played on 2014.
Source: Primeira Divisão
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Benfica qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Portuguese Cup winners
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A A H A H AA H A H A H A H A H H A H
Result D W D W W L W W W L D W W W W W D L W W W L D W W D W W W D L W W W
Position 10 7 6 4 3 5 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Last updated: 26 June 2013.
Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1995–96 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Divisão 26 August 1995 12 May 1996 34 22 7 5 57 27 +30 64.71 [3]
Portuguese Cup 1 December 1995 18 May 1996 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 83.33 [3]
UEFA Cup 12 September 1995 5 December 1995 6 3 1 2 10 11 -1 50.00 [3]
Total 46 30 9 7 79 40 +39 65.22

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 1 June 2014.[6]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Belgium Preud'homme 45 -37 33 -24 6 -2 6 -11
12 GK Cape Verde Veiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 GK Portugal Brassard 2 -4 2 -4 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Brazil Paulo Pereira 11 0 7 0 0 0 4 0
3 DF Brazil Ricardo Gomes 37 4 29 4 5 0 3 0
4 DF Portugal Hélder 43 2 31 2 6 0 6 0
5 DF Brazil Paredão 12 1 8 1 2 0 2 0
13 DF Portugal Dimas Teixeira 41 3 30 2 6 0 5 1
14 DF Portugal Marinho 24 1 18 1 3 0 3 0
16 DF Brazil King 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 DF Portugal Pedro Henriques 19 0 16 0 2 0 1 0
27 DF Portugal Veríssimo 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF Portugal Paulo Bento 40 3 29 2 6 0 5 1
7 MF Portugal Calado 22 0 14 0 4 0 4 0
10 MF Brazil Valdo 39 6 30 4 6 0 3 2
11 MF Romania Nicǎ Panduru 19 4 15 3 1 0 3 1
19 MF Portugal Bruno Caires 23 0 16 0 4 0 3 0
22 MF Portugal Daniel Kenedy 30 2 22 1 3 0 5 1
23 MF Angola Paulão 20 3 18 3 2 0 0 0
27 MF Portugal Maniche 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Forwards
8 MF Portugal João Pinto 42 23 31 18 6 4 5 1
9 FW Morocco Hassan Nader 14 8 10 6 1 0 3 2
15 FW Brazil Aílton 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
18 FW Portugal Edgar 31 2 21 2 4 0 6 0
21 FW Brazil Luiz Gustavo 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
25 FW Brazil Marcelo 39 13 27 7 6 5 6 1
30 FW Argentina Mauro Airez 28 3 24 0 4 3 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squad 1995/96". foradejogo.net. 
  2. ^ "1º Treinador "Vedeta ou Marreta" - Artur Jorge Braga de Melo Teixeira". vedetaoumarreta. 20 September 2006. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Almanaque do Benfica. Lua de Papel. 2012. p. 540. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  4. ^ "Época 1995/96". GLORIOSO BENFICA. gloria-vermelha.blogspot. 
  5. ^ "Cataklismann". DN. 
  6. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica Squad 1995-96". footballzz.co.uk/.