Eusébio Cup

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Eusébio Cup
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Founded 2008
Number of teams 2
Current champions São Paulo
Television broadcasters BTV
Website Official site

The Eusébio Cup is an annual football tournament held at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica hosts the tournament in early-mid August, one or two weeks before the regular season kicks off. It is usually Benfica's and the participating team's last pre-season match. The trophy was presented to the winning team by legendary Portuguese footballer Eusébio (until 2013 edition) to whom this tournament is dedicated.

Media coverage[edit]

Portuguese television channel SIC has held the match coverage since the tournament began in 2008, however, the 2011 edition was broadcast on TVI.[1] The 2012 edition was broadcast by RTP1.[2]

Trophy[edit]

The trophy is made out of glass and bears the name of the tournament and its winners. It also features Eusébio on the top performing one of his trademark shooting techniques. The Eusébio figure is similar to the statue outside of Benfica's current stadium. The trophy is symbolic as it is dedicated to Eusébio who was regarded as the greatest Portuguese footballer of all time for club and country as well as one of the best in the history of football.

Tournaments[edit]

2008[edit]

Friday, 15 August 2008
19:45 GMT
Benfica Portugal 0–0 Italy Internazionale
Report
  Penalties  
Aimar Penalty scored
Felipe Bastos Penalty missed
Reyes Penalty scored
Nuno Gomes Penalty scored
David Luiz Penalty scored
Nélson Penalty missed
4–5 Maxwell Penalty scored
Balotelli Penalty scored
Stanković Penalty scored
Ibrahimović Penalty missed
Burdisso Penalty scored
Cambiasso Penalty scored
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 54,001
Referee: Bruno Paixão

2009[edit]

Saturday, 8 August 2009
19:00 GMT
Benfica Portugal 1–1 Italy Milan
Cardozo Goal 58' Report Sidnei Goal 87' (o.g.)
  Penalties  
Keirrison Penalty scored
Shaffer Penalty scored
Fábio Coentrão Penalty missed
Rúben Amorim Penalty scored
Weldon Penalty missed
Yebda Penalty scored
Patric Penalty missed
Sidnei Penalty scored
5–4 Pirlo Penalty scored
Ronaldinho Penalty missed
Jankulovski Penalty scored
Thiago Silva Penalty missed
Borriello Penalty scored
Pato Penalty scored
Zambrotta Penalty missed
Antonini Penalty missed
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 62,342
Referee: João Ferreira

2010[edit]

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
19:45 GMT
Benfica Portugal 0–1 England Tottenham
Report Bale Goal 55'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 30,215
Referee: Pedro Proença

2011[edit]

Saturday, 6 August 2011
19:45 GMT
Benfica Portugal 2–1 England Arsenal
Aimar Goal 49'
Nolito Goal 60'
Report van Persie Goal 34'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 40,833
Referee: Duarte Gomes

2012[edit]

Friday, 27 July 2012
19:00 WEST (UTC+01:00)
Benfica Portugal 5–2 Spain Real Madrid
García Goal 4'
Witsel Goal 22'
Pérez Goal 53'85'
Carlos Martins Goal 58'
Report Callejón Goal 18'20'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 35,476
Referee: Bruno Paixão

2013[edit]

Saturday, 3 August 2013
19:45 GMT
Benfica Portugal 0–2 Brazil São Paulo
Report Aloísio Goal 53'
Rafael Tolói Goal 63'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 30,638
Referee: Duarte Gomes

2014[edit]

Saturday, 26 July 2014
19:45 GMT
Benfica Portugal v Netherlands Ajax

Performance by team[edit]

Team Winner Runners-Up
Portugal Benfica 3 3
Italy Inter Milan 1
England Tottenham 1
Brazil São Paulo 1
Italy AC Milan 1
England Arsenal 1
Spain Real Madrid 1

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 38°45′13″N 9°10′57.5″W / 38.75361°N 9.182639°W / 38.75361; -9.182639