C.F. Benfica

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For the Portuguese First Division football team, see S.L. Benfica.

Coordinates: 38°44′57.15″N 9°12′25.35″W / 38.7492083°N 9.2070417°W / 38.7492083; -9.2070417

CF Benfica
Clube Futebol Benfica logo.png
Full name Clube Futebol Benfica
Nickname(s) Fófó
Founded 23 March 1933; 82 years ago (1933-03-23)
Ground Estádio Francisco Lázaro,
Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal
Ground Capacity 1,500
President Portugal Domingos Estanislau
Manager Portugal Pedro Barroca
League Campeonato Nacional
2013–14 Série G, 8th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Clube Futebol Benfica (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɐ̃ȷ̃ˈfikɐ]), commonly known as Futebol Benfica or simply "Fófó", is a Portuguese sports club, based in the Benfica neighborhood of Lisbon. The club was founded on 23 March 1933; however, the origins of the club can be traced back to 1895.[1] Futebol Benfica is mostly known for its men's football, women's football, field hockey and roller hockey teams.

The men's football team competes in the Regional league. Previously it competed in the newly created Campeonato Nacional de Seniores, a competition created in 2013 after the merging of the Second and Third Divisions (third and fourth tiers of the Portuguese football league system).

The women's football team plays in the national top league, the Campeonato Nacional.[2] Both teams play at the Estádio Francisco Lázaro, where they have been playing ever since the establishment of the club.[3] The home colours are red and black.

Futebol Benfica is an independent club without any affiliation or connection with the better-known Sport Lisboa e Benfica, a neighboring club of much larger dimensions.[4]

History[edit]

The existence stretches back to around 1895, as the sports division of a philharmonic society in the parish of Benfica in Lisbon, adopting the name "Foot-Ball de Bemfica" in 1911. It was reorganized as an autonomous club on 23 March 1933. Futebol Benfica has won several national titles, principally in roller hockey and field hockey.

Their pitch is Estádio Francisco Lázaro, on Rua Olivério Serpa, in the parish of Benfica in Lisbon. It is named in honor of the Portuguese athlete, Francisco Lázaro, who died while running in the marathon at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.[5]

The club has 3500 members and approximately 1150 athletes distributed through various sports, including football, women's football, athletics, field hockey, indoor hockey, gymnastics and swimming.[6]

In the 2011-12 season, Futebol Benfica was promoted to the Second Division of the Portuguese football after winning the E series of the Third Division, having achieved one of the best results in recent years.[7]

Season to season[edit]


Season Division Section Place Notes
1994–95[8] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 1st Promoted
1995–96[9] 3rd Série E 10th
1996–97[10] 3rd Série E 11th
1997–98[11] 3rd Série E 13th
1998–99[12] 3rd Série E 13th
1999–2000[13] 3rd Série E 10th
2000–01[14] 3rd Série F 12th
2001–02[15] 3rd Série E 12th
2002–03[16] 3rd Série F 16th Relegated
2003–04[17] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 3rd
2004–05[18] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 1st Promoted
2005–06[19] 3rd Série F 15th Relegated
2006–07[20] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 2nd
2007–08[21] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 2nd Promoted
2008–09[22] 3rd Série E 10th Relegated
2009–10[23] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 8th
2010–11[24] Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 2nd Promoted
2011–12[25] 3rd Série E 1st Promoted
2012–13[26] 2nd B Zona Sul 13th
2013–14[27] CN Série G 8th Relegated
2014–15 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour

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Honours[edit]

Football[edit]

  • AF Lisboa (Regional Leagues)
    • First Division of Honour (2): 1994/95, 2004/05
    • First Division (1): 1986/87
    • Second Division (1): 1977/78

Field Hockey[edit]

Roller Hockey[edit]

Notable athletes[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historial do Clube Futebol Benfica" [History of Clube Futebol Benfica]. Clube Futebol Benfica. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nacional Feminino 2012/2013". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Estádio Francisco Lázaro" [Francisco Lázaro stadium]. Zerozero. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "SL Benfica". SLB. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Francisco Lázaro: a primeira das vítimas do 'doping'". DN. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Historial e Títulos do Clube Futebol Benfica" [History and Titles of Clube Futebol Benfica]. Clube Futebol Benfica. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "III Divisão Série E 2011/2012 – footballzz.co.uk". ZeroZero. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ "AF Lisboa 1994/95 1ª Divisão de Honra". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "III Divisão 1995/96". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "III Divisão 1996/97". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "III Divisão 1997/98". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "III Divisão 1998/99". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "III Divisão 1999/2000". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "III Divisão 2000/01". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "III Divisão 2001/02". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "III Divisão 2002/03". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "III Divisão 2003/04". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "AF Lisboa 2004/05 1ª Divisão de Honra". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "III Divisão 2005/06". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "AF Lisboa 2006/07 1ª Divisão de Honra". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "AF Lisboa 2007/08 1ª Divisão de Honra". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "III Divisão 2008/09". Foradejogo.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "AF Lisboa 2009/10 1ª Divisão de Honra". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "AF Lisboa 2010/11 1ª Divisão de Honra". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "III Divisão 2011/12 Série E". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "II Divisão 2012/13". Zerozero. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  27. ^ "Campeonato Nacional Seniores Série G 13/14". Zerozero. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "Fut. Benfica Histórico". ForaDeJogo.net. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "2010/11 cup results". fussballzz.de. Retrieved 21 July 2011.