2003–04 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2003–04 season
President Manuel Vilarinho
(until 2 November 2003)
Luís Filipe Vieira
Manager José Antonio Camacho
Stadium Estádio Nacional
(until November 2003)
Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 2nd
Taça de Portugal Winners
Champions League Third qualifying round
UEFA Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Simão (12)
All: Simão (15)
Highest home attendance 65,000 vs Sporting
(4 January 2004)
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs V. Guimarães
(23 August 2003)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2003–04 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 100th season in existence and the club's 70th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Benfica qualified for the Champions League by finishing 2nd in the previous Primeira Liga.

In José Antonio Camacho first full season, Benfica biggest achievement was winning the Taça de Portugal for a 24th time against Porto, 8 years since the last trophy. Derlei scored first in 45th minute, but Takis Fyssas scored his first goal of the season at the 58th minute. With the game on extra-time, Simão headed in a loose ball at 104th minute. It was José Mourinho first defeat in a competition final, and prevented Porto a second treble.[1]

After 6 month's at Estádio Nacional, on 25 November 2003, Benfica inaugurated his new Estádio da Luz against Uruguayan champions Nacional de Montevideo beating them with 2 goals from Nuno Gomes. Its first official game however was a humiliating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Beira-Mar.[2]

In the Primeira Liga Benfica finished second, securing a place in next year's UEFA Champions League. Confirmation arrived with a late goal from Geovanni in a dramatic win at Sporting's new Estádio de Alvalade.[3] The season was marked by the death of Miklós Fehér at 25 January 2004, in Guimarães.[4]

In the European competition's, Benfica was easily beaten by Lazio in the Champions League third qualifying round. In the UEFA Cup it reach the fourth round, losing 4-3 to Internazionale.[2]

Current president Luís Filipe Vieira started his first term on 3 November 2003 after defeating Jaime Antunes and Guerra Madaleno, succeeding Manuel Vilarinho.

Competitions[edit]

Legend[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre-season[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Comments
1 Porto (C) 34 25 07 02 63 19 +44 82 UEFA Champions League Group Stage
2 Benfica 34 22 08 04 62 28 +34 74 UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round
3 Sporting CP 34 23 04 07 60 33 +27 73 UEFA Cup First round

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

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]

Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2003–04 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 11 May 2013.
No. Nat Pos Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup Champions League UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Portugal GK Moreira 46 -13 33 -28 3 3 2 4 8 8
12 United States GK Zach Thornton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Argentina GK Carlos Bossio 3 -1 1 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 Mozambique DF Armando Sá 27 0 19 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
3 Brazil DF Argel 28 1 19 1 3 0 2 0 4 0
4 Brazil DF Luisão 22 4 15 3 3 1 0 0 4 0
5 Brazil DF Cristiano 17 1 10 1 2 0 2 0 3 0
14 Greece DF Fyssas 16 1 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
23 Portugal DF Miguel 45 2 30 2 5 0 2 0 8 0
32 Portugal DF Hélder 26 0 20 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
33 Portugal DF Ricardo Rocha 39 0 25 0 4 0 2 0 8 0
Midfielders
6 Portugal MF Petit 35 0 23 0 3 0 2 0 7 0
7 Sweden MF Anders Andersson 25 0 20 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
8 Brazil MF Roger 17 3 11 2 2 1 2 0 2 0
10 Slovenia MF Zlatko Zahovič 32 3 21 2 3 0 2 0 6 1
11 Brazil MF Geovanni 32 6 21 5 3 0 2 0 6 1
16 Portugal MF Fernando Aguiar 32 3 25 3 4 0 1 0 2 0
19 Portugal MF Alex 18 0 14 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
20 Portugal MF Simão 45 15 31 12 4 1 2 1 8 1
28 Portugal MF Carlitos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 Portugal MF Tiago 43 11 29 5 5 3 1 0 8 3
37 Portugal MF Manuel Fernandes 14 1 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
47 Portugal MF João Pereira 32 3 25 3 1 0 0 0 6 0
Forwards
9 Angola FW Mantorras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Portugal FW Nuno Gomes 29 12 21 7 3 0 0 0 5 5
25 Croatia FW Tomo Šokota 40 14 29 11 5 3 1 0 5 0
29 Hungary FW Miklós Fehér 19 4 13 3 2 0 2 0 2 1
39 Portugal FW Hélio Pinto 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Overall[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 17 August 2003 9 May 2004 34 22 8 4 62 28 +34 64.71
Portuguese Cup 22 November 2003 16 May 2004 5 5 0 0 11 4 +7 100.000
UEFA Champions League 13 August 2003 27 August 2003 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 00.00
UEFA Cup 24 September 2003 25 March 2004 8 4 2 2 12 8 +4 50.00
Total [5] 49 31 10 8 86 44 +42 63.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porto 1 - 2 Benfica". Zerozero. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Almanaque do Benfica. Lua de Papel. 2012. p. 602. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  3. ^ "Sporting 0 - 1 Benfica". Zerozero. 
  4. ^ "Féher morreu há sete anos". Correio da Manhã. 25 Jan 2011. 
  5. ^ Almanaque do Benfica. Lua de Papel. p. 609. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.