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, Toni remained in charged until December, when two league defeats and a early exit in the Taça de Portugal led to his resignation. Jesualdo Ferreira replace him and finished fourth. It was the second time in a row that Benfica missed on European competitions.

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

In the wake of the worst season ever, an unprecedented sixth place.[2] Toni was given renewed confidence in front of the team, [3] with Luis Filipe Vieira appointed as the new Football Director.[4] He started by transfering a number of players that composed the starting lineup, like Ronaldo Guiaro, Dudic, José Calado, Sabry and all of the strikers, which included Pierre Van Hooijdonk and João Tomás.[5] Benfica signed Mantorras, a breakthrough player of Alverca for a record five million Euros, the highest between two clubs in Portugal.[6] In 27 July, it broke the Portuguese transfer record with the signing of Simão Sabrosa for 12 million Euros, a record which stood till 2011.[7] The team was build with Enke on the posts; until Moreira replaced him for contract reasons; on the right, the position belonged to Cabral for the first part and Armando Sá for the second. In the center, Argel and João Manuel Pinto were the most used duo and at the left, Caneira was undisputed. The midfield was settled around Fernando Meira (replaced by Tiago) and Ednilson behind Zahovic, with Simão on the right, Drulovic on the left and Mantorras upfront.

League[edit]

Benfica didn't start the league in the best fashion, with a two-all draw against Varzim, with two sent-offs from Pesaresi and Porfirio. Benfica led two-nill, but a penalty and a mistake of Cabral, which cleared a cross into the own-goal, gave a point to the local team, with the Eagles complaining about referee Isodoro Rodrigues after numerous fouls allowed and a ignored penalty.[8] Their first win was in matchday two, beating Salgueiros by two-nil, with Simão making his debut for Benfica.[9] They won their second match in a row (for the first time since 16 February), beating Jorge Jesus's Vitória de Setúbal, with a superb performance from Mantorras, scoring a hat-trick.[10] In day four, Benfica lost two points in Aveiro, after leading 2-0 against locals; an error from Diogo Luis allowed Beira-Mar to reduce in a penalty, and then a double from Fary just after the break put Benfica chasing the goal, which came after Sokota entered, with the final result being a 3-3.[11] Their next match, was a Clássico against Porto, finishing nil-nil, with both teams still looking for the best lineup.[12] In late September, Benfica faced Belenenses, and again found himself leading; just to let the opponent equalize, in the fourth draw of the season.[13] After deciding to build the new Estádio da Luz at 28 September,[14] Benfica beat Alverca by 3-2, with Júlio César scoring a double.[15] In 13 October, against José Mourinho's União de Leiria, Benfica lost another two points, drawing one-all with youth prospect Mawete Júnior scoring his first goal.[16] Manuel Vilarinho remain confident of Toni, claiming

Toni will manage Benfica for a very long time.

— Vilarinho to the press.[17]

In day nine, Benfica beat Gil Vicente by two-nil, with Mawete scoring again, and Meira sentecing the match, with 10 minutes to play.[18] The next matchday, Benfica won it's first away match eight months later, beating Farense with goals from Miguel and Simão, both making their first of the season.[19] However, the hope of a better season was crippled in a home draw against Vitória de Guimarães, with goalkeeper Palatsi making a exceptional performance.[20] Playing in Braga next, Benfica won with a goal from Mantorras (first in two months), beating them away for the first time since November 1995.[21] In 2 December, the Eagles beat Manuel Fernandes's Santa Clara, in a unsatisfactoy performance, with Simão and Mantorras being the best players on the Benfica side.[22] Six days later, Benfica lost his first match of the season in Paços de Ferreira. With an opportunity to make it to the top of the league, Benfica was unable to revert a 2-1 deficit. In the first goal, Enke kicked the ball with low strengh, ending in the head of Leonardo, that assisted Zé Manel for the opening goal; João Manuel Pinto tied in a loose ball after a set-piece, but Paços de Ferreira scored again in a wide cross by Zé Manel assisting Leonardo, with Pesaresi, João Manuel Pinto and Enke all static.[23] The next day, Luis Filipe Vieira ensured that Toni was still the right man, claiming

It would be an injustice if Toni was sacked.

— Luis Filipe Vieira to the press.[24]

In day 15, Benfica faced Sporting in the last ever Derby de Lisboa at the old Estádio da Luz. With seventy five thousand fans; Benfica scored first after a foul by Beto inside the box, with Simão converting the penalty kick; as the game started to get tougher, Andrade was sentoff, reducing Benfica to 10, who still managed to score, after a combination of Simão and Zahovic. However, in the 85th, Jardel tripped alone inside the box, with referee Duarte Gomes awarding a penalty. Jardel scored, and two minutes later, scored again, splitting the points.[25] Following a elimination from the Portuguese Cup, Benfica had to win in Bessa for the first time since 1996 to prevent another five match winless period.[26] In Bessa, Benfica started the match conceding a goal. Rui Lima assisted Silva with the ball deflecting on Jorge Ribeiro. The result was unchanged, in the second league defeat of the Reds.[27] Benfica complained of the refereeing of Pedro Proença which saved Paulo Turra from a second yellow card in the 60th minute, and dismissed penalties from Pedro Emanuel over Mantorras and Frechaut over Simão, instead booking Simão for diving.[28] Toni resigned on 27 December,[29] with Benfica wanting the return of José Mourinho,[30] but he refused, since he wanted Jesualdo Ferreira gone, and Vilarinho and Vieira didn't obliged.[31] So Jesualdo Ferreira was appointed manager on 30 December.[32] In his debut as Benfica manager, Jesualdo Ferreira saw his team drop another two points. After Maritimo scored with Bruno assisting Gáucho on a set-piece, Benfica equalized and put on a good performance, but coulnd't unlock the match.[33] Benfica dropped to fifth place, with a record 8 draws.[34] Six games later, Benfica returned to victories, beating Varzim, with goals from Simão, freshly arrived Jankauskas and Carlitos.[35] In 19 January, after the arrival of Tiago Mendes and Armando Sá, the first entered straight into the lineup, Benfica beat Salgueiros 4-1 away, with Jankauskas scoring a double.[36] With Simão suspended on yellow cards, Benfica tied in Setúbal 1-1. Benfica scored first by Carlitos, but poor defending led to the equalizer by Ico, as the team dropped to fifth again.[37] Opening February, Benfica beat Beira-Mar with a clear 4-1, after Simão converted a free-kick, and Jankauskas scored a double on counter-attacks, with Mantorras closing the count.[38] In the visit to Antas on day 22; facing José Mourinho, which joined Porto the month before; Benfica led after a Andersson assisted Simão in 18th minute, with Deco scoring from outside the box before the break; Mourinho replaced Pavlin with Alenitchev at half-time, and in 10 minutes, the game changed to 3-2; first Alenitchev scored from a corner, Capucho then put the ball over Enke and Mantorras reduced after a cross from Jankauskas. The final result was made.[39] In the next matchday, at Estádio da Luz, Benfica beat Belenenses, with Simão scoring the first and assisting Jankauskas for the second in the 96th minute; the six in six matches for the Lituanian.[40] Closing February, Benfica faced Alverca and beat them by 3-1, with Zahovic and João Manuel Pinto scoring in the second half; Alverca reduced, but Drulovic sentenced the score, with the team equalizing with Porto on the third place.[41] In the first matchday of March, Benfica was surprised at home by União de Leiria, now led by Mário Reis, losing 2-0 and compromising the race for the third position. With Mantorras injuried, Sokota recovering from a operation; the Reds lost Jankauskas in the first half, leaving the upfront to Pepa, unsurprisingly without any results.[42] The Eagles recovered quickly with a strong performance from Simão, beating Gil Vicente and matching Porto in the third place again.[43] Benfica isolated himself in third place after beating Farense by five-nil, with Simão having another big performance. Farense complained of a missed penalty by referee Pedro Henriques.[44]

Simão and Tiago
Simão
Tiago

In the visit to Guimarães, Benfica scored first by Miguel after a cross from Drulovic, but before half-time a brawl started, with the match stopped for 15 minutes. Caneira fouled Romeu on the edge of the box, and as Duarte Gomes was to book Caneira for the offense, Romeu headbutted Simão and Augusto Inácio harassed the fourth referee, with both being sentoffs after the fight ended. Guimarães still equalized, but minutes later Duarte Gomes awarded Benfica a penalty, when Simão was pushed by Nuno Assis, which he later converted. Benfica then scored the third and fourth, sentencing the match, as Guimarães complained of a missed penalty, of Caneira over Laelson.[45] In 30th March, Benfica saw his advantage from Porto reduced from four to two, after a home draw with Braga, with the team ressenting the lack of Simão after he got severely injuried in a useless International friendly and was expected to miss 4 to 6 months.[46] The Reds were also without Jankauskas and with Mantorras returning from injury, on the bench. After Braga scored with Ricardo Nascimento assisting Abiodun in a mistake by Cabral. Jesualdo put Mantorras on the match, with the team still managing to equalize in a controversial penalty given by Isidoro Rodrigues, after Carlitos fell inside the box.[47] In the away match in Azores, Benfica lost a further two points and was caught by Porto in the third place. With Miguel as striker, a position he played first in day 26 to replace Jankauskas. Benfica couldn't beat Santa Clara defense, with Zahovic and Drulovic having poor performances, as the team missed Simão and his creativity.[48] In mid-April, Benfica defeated Paços de Ferreira by four-nil, with Mantorras and Jankauskas returning from injuries, as Miguel scored a double.[49] In the return trip of the Derby de Lisboa, Benfica made a positive performance, controlling the match, and reaching advantage with a goal from Jankauskas. Notwithstanding, near the final whistle, Armando missed the opportunity to double the score in a counter-attack, and shortly after, he put a hand in the ball inside the box on a cross from Nalitzis, with Martins dos Santos awarding a penalty that Jardel converted in over-time.[50] Benfica lost the third place and fell behind Porto.[51] In the last match of April, Benfica defeated Boavista, giving the title to Sporting.[52] Sanchez scored first with a Moreira making a mistake, which he apologised. After equalizing with Argel, and with Pesaresi sentoff, Mantorras seized an error from William to make it 2-1, which stood till the end.[53] In the last matchday of the season, and needing to win to have a opportunity to qualify for European competitions. Benfica scored first in a good individual effort from Mantorras, but Gáucho equalized four minutes after half-time; Mantorras scored again in a individual effort, restoring the lead, but Nelo Vingada added Quim alongside Gáucho, and he assisted Kenedy to the 2-2. Marítimo continued to press and then Toni inexplicably touch the ball inside the box in a cross from Kenedy, as Lucilio Baptista whistled for the penalty mark, which Gáucho converted.[54] It was the fifth loss in the league, the confirmation that Benfica was out of UEFA competitions and the second worst finish ever.[55]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

In the Cup, in the fourth round, Benfica faced Infesta in Matosinhos, which played in the Third division, beating them comfortably by three-nil, with Mantorras being Man of the Match, crossing for the first goal scored in the own half by Marcelo, and two minutes it winning a penalty, which Drulovic scored.[56] The fifth round, four days after the first defeat in the league, Benfica was nearly defeated at home by Maritimo. With many rotations, including Jorge Ribeiro, Andrade, Rui Baião, Porfírio. Within two minutes after extra-time, Marítimo scored and 4 minutes before the final 120, Zahovic saved Benfica from elimination.[57] In the Replay, Benfica was eliminated with a goal from van der Gaag, with Rui Baião erroring. Mantorras and Simão were brought in but couldn't revert the score, plagued with fatigue.[58]

Squad[edit]

Squad no. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Signed from
Goalkeepers
1 Enke (C) Germany GK (1977-08-24)24 August 1977 (aged 23) Borussia Mönchengladbach
12 Moreira Portugal GK (1982-03-20)20 March 1982 (aged 19) Youth system
33 Paulo Lopes Portugal GK (1978-06-29)29 June 1978 (aged 23) Youth system
Defenders
2 Toni Portugal RB (1979-07-23)23 July 1979 (aged 22) Farense
3 Argel Brazil CB (1974-09-04)4 September 1974 (aged 26) Palmeiras
4 Cabral Portugal FB (1972-06-24)24 June 1972 (aged 29) Belenenses
5 Júlio César Brazil CB (1978-11-18)18 November 1978 (aged 22) Real Madrid
13 Diogo Luís Portugal LB (1980-08-10)10 August 1980 (aged 20) Youth system
15 Pesaresi Italy LB (1976-12-10)10 December 1976 (aged 24) Lazio
16 João Manuel Pinto Portugal CB (1973-05-26)26 May 1973 (aged 28) Porto
17 Ricardo Esteves Portugal RB (1979-09-16)16 September 1979 (aged 21) Alverca
19 Geraldo Portugal CB (1980-11-08)08 November 1980 (aged 20) Varzim
21 Caneira Portugal CB/LB (1979-02-09)09 February 1979 (aged 22) Inter Milan
31 Armando Sá Mozambique RB (1975-09-16)16 September 1975 (aged 25) Braga
42 Jorge Ribeiro Portugal WB (1981-11-09)9 November 1981 (aged 19) Youth system
Midfielders
6 Fernando Meira Portugal CB/DM (1978-06-05)05 June 1978 (aged 23) Vitória Guimarães
7 Andersson Sweden CM (1974-03-15)15 March 1974 (aged 27) Aalborg
10 Zlatko Zahovič Slovenia AM (1971-02-01)01 February 1971 (aged 30) Valencia
11 Drulović (VC) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia LW (1968-09-11)11 September 1968 (aged 32) Porto
14 Ednilson Guinea-Bissau DM (1982-09-25)25 September 1982 (aged 18) Roma
18 Carlitos Portugal RW (1977-03-06)06 March 1977 (aged 24) Gil Vicente
20 Simão Portugal LW (1979-10-31)31 October 1979 (aged 21) Barcelona
23 Miguel Portugal RW (1980-01-04)04 January 1980 (aged 21) Estrela da Amadora
26 Porfírio Portugal LW (1973-09-28)28 September 1973 (aged 27) Racing de Santander
27 Andrade Portugal DM (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 (aged 27) Belenenses
28 Fernando Aguiar Portugal DM (1972-03-18)18 March 1972 (aged 29) Beira-Mar
30 Tiago Portugal CM (1981-05-02)02 May 1981 (aged 20) Braga
35 Bruno Aguiar Portugal AM (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 20) Youth system
37 Rui Baião Portugal CM (1980-09-04)04 September 1980 (aged 20) Youth system
Forwards
8 João Tomás Portugal ST (1975-05-27)27 May 1975 (aged 26) Académica
9 Mantorras Angola FW (1982-03-18)18 March 1982 (aged 19) Alverca
25 Šokota Croatia FW (1977-04-08)08 April 1977 (aged 24) Dinamo Zagreb
29 Jankauskas Lithuania ST (1975-03-12)12 March 1975 (aged 26) Real Sociedad
47 Pepa Portugal FW (1980-12-14)14 December 1980 (aged 20) Youth system
50 Mawete Angola FW (1983-05-04)04 May 1983 (aged 18) Youth system

Transfers in[edit]

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref
18 April 2001 ST 9 Angola Mantorras Portugal Alverca 5M [6]
29 May 2001 FB 4 Portugal Cabral Portugal Belenenses Free [59]
2 June 2001 CB 3 Brazil Argel Brazil Palmeiras Undisclosed [60]
3 June 2001 FB - Portugal Quim Berto Portugal Sporting Free [61]
13 June 2001 LW 11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Drulović Portugal Porto Free [62]
21 June 2001 AM 10 Slovenia Zlatko Zahovič Spain Valencia Trade for Marchena [63]
20 June 2001 ST 25 Croatia Šokota Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1.25M [64]
3 July 2001 CM 7 Sweden Andersson Sweden Aalborg Undisclosed [65]
8 July 2001 CB 16 Portugal João Manuel Pinto Portugal Porto Free [66]
11 July 2001 LW 26 Portugal Porfírio Portugal Marítimo Free [67]
13 July 2001 LB 15 Italy Pesaresi Italy Lazio Loan [68]
20 July 2001 CB 4 Brazil Júlio César Spain Real Madrid Loan [69]
27 July 2001 LW 20 Portugal Simão Spain Barcelona 12M [70]
2 August 2001 LB 21 Portugal Caneira Italy Inter Milan Loan [71]
11 December 2001 DM 28 Portugal Fernando Aguiar Portugal Beira-Mar Undisclosed [72]
8 January 2002 ST 29 Lithuania Jankauskas Spain Real Sociedad Loan [73]
15 January 2002 CM 30 Portugal Tiago Portugal Braga Undisclosed (~1M) [74]
15 January 2002 RB 31 Mozambique Armando Sá Portugal Braga Undisclosed (~1M) [74]

Transfers out[edit]

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref
29 May 2001 LB 3 Chile Escalona Argentina River Plate Free [75]
31 May 2001 RB 2 Ukraine Kandaurov Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv Free [76]
8 June 2001 CM 8 Spain Chano None Retired [77]
17 June 2001 DM 26 Greece Machairidis Cyprus Alki Larnaca Undisclosed [78]
20 June 2001 CB 4 Spain Marchena Spain Valencia Trade for Zahovic [79]
31 May 2000 DM 6 Angola Marco Freitas Portugal Salgueiros Free [80]
5 July 2001 CM 20 Portugal Maniche Portugal Benfica B Demoted [5]
10 July 2001 AM 25 Brazil Roger Brazil Fluminense Loan [81]
13 July 2001 ST 9 Netherlands Pierre van Hooijdonk Netherlands Feyenoord Undisclosed (~1.15M) [82]
14 July 2001 ST 19 Portugal Toy Portugal Salgueiros Free [83]
26 July 2001 CB 13 Brazil Ronaldo Turkey Beşiktaş Free [84]
4 August 2001 DM 6 Portugal Sérgio Nunes Portugal Santa Clara Free [85]
9 August 2001 CM 22 Portugal Calado Spain Bétis Undisclosed (~1.25M) [86]
25 August 2001 GK 12 Argentina Bossio Portugal Vitória Setúbal Loan [87]
28 August 2001 ST 11 Portugal João Tomás Spain Bétis Undisclosed (~4.25M) [88]
8 November 2001 FB 15 Paraguay Rojas Argentina River Plate Free [89]
28 November 2001 FB - Portugal Quim Berto Portugal Varzim Loan [90]
19 December 2001 CB 19 Portugal Geraldo Alves Portugal Beira-Mar Loan [91]
28 December 2001 DM 6 Portugal Fernando Meira Portugal Stuttgart 7.5M [92]
1 January 2002 CB 40 Portugal Nuno Abreu Portugal Oliveirense Free [93]
15 January 2002 DM 17 Portugal Ricardo Esteves Portugal Braga Loan [74]
15 January 2002 FW 50 Angola Mawete Portugal Braga Loan [74]
15 January 2002 CM 35 Portugal Bruno Aguiar Portugal Gil Vicente Loan [94]
16 January 2002 CB 13 Egypt Sabry Portugal Marítimo Free [95]
16 January 2002 LB 13 Portugal Diogo Luís Portugal Alverca Loan [95]
16 January 2002 ST 26 Equatorial Guinea André Brazil Vitória Loan [95]
22 January 2002 CB 3 Portugal José Soares France Istres Free [96]

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre-season[edit]

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 = Loss; 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 [97] 37 18 13 6 70 39 +31 48.65

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 5 May 2002.[98]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Germany Enke 28 -32 25 -30 3 -2
12 GK Portugal Moreira 10 -7 10 -7 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Portugal Toni 1 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Brazil Argel 24 2 22 2 2 0
4 DF Portugal Cabral 14 0 13 0 1 0
5 DF Brazil Júlio César 22 3 21 3 1 0
12 DF Portugal Caneira 29 0 27 0 2 0
13 DF Portugal Diogo Luís 3 0 3 0 0 0
15 DF Italy Pesaresi 13 0 11 0 2 0
16 DF Portugal João M. Pinto 29 2 26 2 3 0
31 DF Mozambique Armando Sá 13 0 13 0 0 0
42 DF Portugal Jorge Ribeiro 5 0 4 0 1 0
Midfielders
6 DF Portugal Fernando Meira 18 2 15 2 3 0
7 MF Sweden Andersson 25 1 23 1 2 0
10 MF Slovenia Zlatko Zahovič 23 7 21 6 2 1
11 MF Serbia Drulović 34 6 31 5 3 1
14 MF Portugal Ednilson 22 0 22 0 0 0
16 MF Canada Fernando Aguiar 27 0 27 0 0 0
18 MF Portugal Carlitos 14 2 14 2 0 0
20 MF Portugal Simão 28 11 26 11 2 0
22 MF Portugal Andrade 13 0 11 0 2 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel 29 5 27 5 2 0
26 MF Portugal Porfírio 6 1 4 0 2 1
28 MF Egypt Sabry 7 1 7 1 0 0
30 MF Portugal Tiago 15 1 15 1 0 0
35 MF Portugal Bruno Aguiar 3 0 3 0 0 0
37 MF Portugal Rui Baião 10 0 7 0 3 0
Forwards
9 FW Angola Mantorras 33 13 30 13 3 0
25 FW Croatia Tomo Šokota 7 2 7 2 0 0
27 FW Portugal João Tomás 1 0 1 0 0 0
29 FW Lithuania Jankauskas 12 8 12 8 0 0
47 FW Portugal Pepa 3 0 3 0 0 0
50 FW Angola Mawete 15 2 12 2 3 0

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  47. ^ "Benfica-Sp. Braga, 1-1: Órfãos de Simão perdem terreno". Record. 31 March 2002. 
  48. ^ "S. Clara-Benfica, 0-0: Açorianos não leram a acta...". Record. 7 April 2002. 
  49. ^ "Benfica-P. Ferreira, 4-0: Voltam os golos para recta final". Record. 15 April 2002. 
  50. ^ "Sporting-Benfica, 1-1: «Estrelinha» de campeão". Record. 22 April 2002. 
  51. ^ "Mão de Armando coloca Benfica fora da corrida à Liga dos Campeões". Record. 22 April 2002. 
  52. ^ "«Agora só é necessária a vitória do Benfica»". Record. 28 April 2002. 
  53. ^ "Benfica-Boavista, 2-1: Quando o sonho comanda a vida". Record. 29 April 2002. 
  54. ^ "Marítimo-Benfica, 3-2: Kenedy fecha época de sonho". Record. 6 May 2002. 
  55. ^ "Benfica repete sensação de ficar fora da Europa". Record. 6 May 2002. 
  56. ^ "Infesta-Benfica, 0-3: «Mantorraços» resolvem jogo". Record. 17 November 2001. 
  57. ^ "Benfica-Marítimo, 1-1 (a.p.): Insulares jogaram; encarnados soluçaram". Record. 13 December 2002. 
  58. ^ "Marítimo-Benfica, 1-0: Trunfos de luxo pouco alteraram". Record. 20 December 2002. 
  59. ^ "Cabral apresentado na Luz". Record. 29 May 2001. 
  60. ^ "Argel na Luz". Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2001. 
  61. ^ "Luís Filipe Vieira confirma Quim Berto". Record. 3 June 2001. 
  62. ^ "Drulovic entusiasmado". Record (in Portuguese). 13 June 2001. 
  63. ^ "Zahovic veste de vermelho nas próximas quatro temporadas". Record. 21 June 2001. 
  64. ^ "Dínamo confirma 250 mil contos por Sokota". Record. 20 June 2001. 
  65. ^ "Anders Andersson: «Quero ser campeão no Benfica»". Record (in Portuguese). 3 July 2001. 
  66. ^ "João Manuel Pinto: «O que passei no Porto não se deseja a ninguém»". Record (in Portuguese). 8 July 2001. 
  67. ^ "Hugo Porfírio: «Vou servir o Benfica de alma e coração»". Record. 11 July 2001. 
  68. ^ "Benfica completa defesa com Pesaresi e Júlio César". Record. 13 July 2001. 
  69. ^ "Júlio César certo no Benfica por duas temporadas". Record. 20 July 2001. 
  70. ^ "Benfica e Barcelona assinam transferência de Simão". Record (in Portuguese). 27 July 2001. 
  71. ^ "Caneira assina por um ano". Record. 2 August 2001. 
  72. ^ "Fernando Aguiar assina contrato apenas até final da época". Record (in Portuguese). 11 December 2001. 
  73. ^ "Jankauskas: «Não é hora de chorar, vou jogar num grande»". Record. 8 January 2002. 
  74. ^ a b c d "Tiago, Armando e Ricardo Rocha no Benfica". Maisfutebol. 15 January 2002. 
  75. ^ "Escalona já rescindiu e Carlos Bossio está em risco". Record. 29 May 2001. 
  76. ^ "Direcção confirma dispensa de Ronaldo e Kandaurov". Record. 31 May 2001. 
  77. ^ "Encarnados confirmam dispensa de Chano". Record. 8 June 2001. 
  78. ^ "Machairidis vai ficar na Grécia". Record. 17 June 2001. 
  79. ^ "Benfica acerta com Valência troca de Marchena por Zahovic". Record. 20 June 2001. 
  80. ^ "Marco Freitas, Tiago e Ernesto na apresentação". Record. 3 July 2001. 
  81. ^ "Roger recebido em delírio no Flu". Record. 10 July 2001. 
  82. ^ "Van Hooijdonk: «Na Holanda cumprem o que prometem»". Record. 21 July 2001. 
  83. ^ "Toy: «Quero mostrar todo o meu valor»". Record. 14 July 2001. 
  84. ^ "Ronaldo no Besiktas". Record. 26 July 2001. 
  85. ^ "Caras novas na apresentação sábado à noite". Record. 4 August 2001. 
  86. ^ "Calado apresentado quinta-feira como jogador do Bétis". Record. 9 August 2001. 
  87. ^ "Bossio no V. Setúbal por uma temporada". Record. 25 August 2001. 
  88. ^ "João Tomás junta-se a Calado no Bétis de Sevilha". Record. 28 August 2001. 
  89. ^ "River Plate pretende negociar novo empréstimo de Rojas". Record. 8 November 2001. 
  90. ^ "Quim Berto está certo". Record. 28 November 2001. 
  91. ^ "Geraldo emprestado pelo Benfica". Record. 19 December 2001. 
  92. ^ "Fernando Meira assina contrato de cinco anos e meio". Record. 28 December 2001. 
  93. ^ "Oliveirense-Sp. Espinho, 2-0: Primeira parte soberba garante vitória". Record. 6 January 2002. com Nuno Abreu a aproveitar 
  94. ^ "Bruno Aguiar entusiasmado com Gil Vicente". Record. 15 January 2002. 
  95. ^ a b c "Sabry, André e Diogo Luís deixam a Luz". Record. 16 January 2002. 
  96. ^ "Maniche e Paulo Madeira na equipa B". Record. 22 January 2002. Outros futebolistas com os quais Jesualdo Ferreira não contava, como José Soares (Istres) 
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