2001–02 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2001–02 season
President Manuel Vilarinho
Manager Toni
(until 24 December 2001)
Jesualdo Ferreira
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 4th
Taça de Portugal Fifth round
Top goalscorer League: Mantorras (13)
All: Mantorras (13)
Highest home attendance 80,000 vs Porto
(15 September 2001)
Lowest home attendance 5,000 vs Farense
(18 March 2002)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2001–02 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 98th season in existence and the club's 68th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal. Benfica failed qualification for the European competition's by finishing 6th in the previous Primeira Liga.[1]

In the Primeira Liga, Benfica was always an irregular team, never assuming as serious contender for the title, although it wonder by second place in October/November 2001. Two defeats in the league and the early exit in fifth round of the Taça de Portugal cost historic manager Toni his job. Jesualdo Ferreira replace him and almost secured third place, but a draw on 21 April 2002 against Sporting, saw Benfica drop to 4th, where it remained until the end. It was the second time in a row that Benfica missed on european competitions.

This season is notable for the arrival of angolan player Pedro Mantorras from Alverca for 5M €,[2][3] plus the smashing of the portuguese transfer record with the signing of Simão Sabrosa from Barcelona for €12 million.[4]

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 Sporting CP (C) 34 22 9 3 74 25 +49 75 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Boavista 34 21 7 6 53 20 +33 70 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Porto 34 21 5 8 66 34 +32 68 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round
4 Benfica 34 17 12 5 66 37 +29 63

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 H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A
Result D W W D D D W D W W D W W L D L D W W D W L W W W W W W D D W D W L
Position 9 2 1 4 5 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 5 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4

Last updated: 22 June 2013.
Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 11 August 2001 5 May 2002 34 17 12 5 66 37 +29 50.00
Portuguese Cup 17 November 2001 19 December 2001 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 33.33
Total [5] 37 18 13 6 70 39 +31 48.65

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 12 June 2013.[6]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Germany GK Robert Enke 28 -32 25 -30 3 -2
12 Portugal GK Moreira 10 -7 10 -7 0 0
Defenders
2 Portugal DF Toni 1 0 1 0 0 0
3 Brazil DF Argel 24 2 22 2 2 0
4 Portugal DF Cabral 14 0 13 0 1 0
5 Brazil DF Júlio César 22 3 21 3 1 0
6 Portugal DF Fernando Meira 18 2 15 2 3 0
12 Portugal DF Marco Caneira 29 0 27 0 2 0
13 Portugal DF Diogo Luís 3 0 3 0 0 0
15 Italy DF Emanuele Pesaresi 13 0 11 0 2 0
16 Portugal DF João M. Pinto 29 2 26 2 3 0
31 Mozambique DF Armando Sá 13 0 13 0 0 0
42 Portugal DF Jorge Ribeiro 5 0 4 0 1 0
Midfielders
7 Sweden MF Anders Andersson 25 1 23 1 2 0
10 Slovenia MF Zlatko Zahovič 23 7 21 6 2 1
11 Serbia MF Ljubinko Drulović 34 6 31 5 3 1
14 Portugal MF Ednilson 22 0 22 0 0 0
16 Canada MF Fernando Aguiar 27 0 27 0 0 0
18 Portugal MF Carlitos 14 2 14 2 0 0
20 Portugal MF Simão 28 11 26 11 2 0
22 Portugal MF Andrade 13 0 11 0 2 0
23 Portugal DF Miguel 29 5 27 5 2 0
26 Portugal MF Hugo Porfírio 6 1 4 0 2 1
28 Egypt MF Sabry 7 1 7 1 0 0
30 Portugal MF Tiago 15 1 15 1 0 0
35 Portugal MF Bruno Aguiar 3 0 3 0 0 0
37 Portugal MF Rui Baião 10 0 7 0 3 0
Forwards
9 Angola FW Mantorras 33 13 30 13 3 0
25 Croatia FW Tomo Šokota 7 2 7 2 0 0
27 Portugal FW João Tomás 1 0 1 0 0 0
29 Lithuania FW Jankauskas 12 8 12 8 0 0
47 Portugal FW Pepa 3 0 3 0 0 0
50 Angola FW Mawete Júnior 15 2 12 2 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squad 2001/2002". foradejogo.net. 
  2. ^ "Mantorras pago durante dois anos" (in Portuguese). Record. 18 April 2001. 
  3. ^ "Benfica pagou 2 milhões por 50% do passe de Mantorras" (in Portuguese). Diario Noticias. 3 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Miccoli to lead Benfica line". UEFA.com. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Almanaque do Benfica. Lua de Papel. p. 594. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  6. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica Squad 2001-02". footballzz.co.uk/.