2000–01 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2000–01 season
President João Vale e Azevedo
(until 28 October 2000)
Manuel Vilarinho
Manager Jupp Heynckes
(until 18 September 2000)

José Mourinho
(until 5 December 2000)
Toni
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 6th
Taça de Portugal Sixth round
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Van Hooijdonk (19)[1][2]
All: Van Hooijdonk (23)[1]
Highest home attendance 82,500 vs Boavista
(25 February 2001)
Lowest home attendance 7,000 vs Alverca
(4 May 2001)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2000–01 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 97th season in existence and the club's 67th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal. Benfica qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing 3rd in the previous Primeira Liga.[3]

In the Primeira Liga, Benfica started with a loss against Porto plus a draw against União Leiria in the third day put pressure on Jupp Heynckes. A further loss against Halmstad in the UEFA Cup and Heynckes was sacked before the end of September 2000.[4] João Vale e Azevedo named an young coach as he replacement, José Mourinho.[5] He didn't have an immediate impression but by late November, Benfica had vastly improved. After a 3–0 victory against current champions Sporting, Mourinho demanded a contract extension after threats to his job by new president Manuel Vilarinho which favored historic manager Toni. Vilarinho didn't yield and Mourinho resigned.[6] Toni replace him [7] and Benfica kept on a good track, including rising to second place in early February 2001, but only two wins in the last 12 matches saw Benfica drop to 6th. It was the club worst ever finished in the Primeira Liga and the first time that Benfica missed on European competitions.[8]

In the Taça de Portugal, Benfica reached the sixth round, before being eliminated by Porto in the replay, after a 1–1 draw at home.

In the UEFA Cup, Benfica was eliminated by Swedish team Halmstad, 4–3 on aggregate.

This season is also notable for the change in presidency, when on 28 October 2000, Manuel Vilarinho defeated João Vale e Azevedo in Benfica's most contested elections.[9][10]

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Preseason[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Boavista (C) 34 23 8 3 63 22 +41 77 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Porto 34 24 4 6 73 27 +46 76 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sporting CP 34 19 5 10 56 37 +19 62 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round
4 Braga 34 16 9 9 58 48 +10 57
5 União de Leiria 34 15 11 8 46 41 +5 56
6 Benfica 34 15 9 10 54 44 +10 54

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 A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A
Result L W D W L D W D W L W W W L D W W W W W W D L L L D W D W L L L D D
Position 17 7 7 7 8 9 8 9 7 10 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6

Last updated: 22 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: 2000–01 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 19 August 2000 27 May 2001 34 15 9 10 54 44 +10 44.12
Portuguese Cup 26 November 2000 23 January 2001 4 2 1 1 5 6 -1 50.00
UEFA Cup 14 September 2000 28 September 2000 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 00.00
Total [11] 40 17 11 12 62 54 +8 42.50

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 13 June 2013.[12]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Germany Robert Enke 32 -42 26 -32 4 -6 2 -4
12 GK Argentina Carlos Bossio 8 -12 8 -12 0 0 0 0
24 GK Portugal José Moreira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Serbia Ivan Dudić 24 0 20 0 3 0 1 0
3 DF Chile Alejandro Escalona 11 0 9 0 2 0 0 0
4 DF Spain Carlos Marchena 23 2 20 2 3 0 0 0
5 DF Portugal Paulo Madeira 13 0 12 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF Portugal Fernando Meira 37 0 31 0 4 0 2 0
13 DF Brazil Ronaldo 29 1 24 1 3 0 2 0
15 DF Paraguay Ricardo Ismael Rojas 12 0 9 0 1 0 2 0
16 DF Portugal Sérgio Nunes 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
27 DF Portugal Ricardo Esteves 16 0 14 0 2 0 0 0
36 DF Portugal Diogo Luís 25 0 23 0 2 0 0 0
40 DF Portugal Nuno Abreu 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 DF Portugal Geraldo Alves 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0
Midfielders
7 MF Czech Republic Karel Poborský 17 1 13 1 2 0 2 0
8 MF Spain Chano 24 2 23 2 1 0 0 0
10 MF Egypt Abdel Sattar Sabry 29 4 24 3 3 1 2 0
14 MF Chile Cristián Uribe 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
17 MF Ukraine Serhiy Kandaurov 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
18 MF Portugal Carlitos 25 2 22 2 2 0 1 0
20 MF Portugal Maniche 32 2 26 1 4 1 2 0
21 MF Portugal Dani 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Portugal José Calado 24 0 19 0 4 0 1 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel 26 2 23 1 2 0 1 1
25 MF Brazil Roger 13 2 12 2 1 0 0 0
28 MF Portugal Rui Baião 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
29 MF Portugal Ednilson 13 0 12 0 1 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Netherlands Pierre van Hooijdonk 35 23 30 19 3 2 2 2
11 FW Portugal João Tomás 36 18 31 17 3 1 2 0
19 FW Cape Verde Toy 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
26 FW Equatorial Guinea André 10 1 9 1 1 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Benfica sofre para vencer Farense". TSF. 
  2. ^ "Benfica 2–1 Farense". MaisFutebol. 
  3. ^ "Squad 2000/2001". foradejogo.net. 
  4. ^ "Heynckes despede-se do Benfica". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 20 September 2000. 
  5. ^ "Vale e Azevedo: "Mourinho é um treinador jovem com grande ambição"". record.xl.pt (in Portuguese). 21 September 2000. 
  6. ^ "Mourinho demitiu-se por ser "treinador a prazo"" (in Portuguese). 5 December 2000. 
  7. ^ "Toni rende José Mourinho". record.xl.pt (in Portuguese). 5 December 2000. 
  8. ^ "Toni: "Não fizemos tudo para evitar este lugar"". record.xl.pt (in Portuguese). 28 May 2001. 
  9. ^ "Manuel Vilarinho: "A hora é de festejar"". record.xl.pt (in Portuguese). 28 October 2000. 
  10. ^ "Imprensa nacional saúda Vilarinho". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 28 October 2000. 
  11. ^ Almanaque do Benfica. Lua de Papel. p. 587. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  12. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica Squad 2000-01". footballzz.co.uk.