Eusébio Cup

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Eusébio Cup
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. Until 2013 edition, the trophy was presented to the winning team by legendary Portuguese footballer Eusébio to whom this tournament is dedicated.

Media coverage[edit]

Eusébio Cup of 2008, 2009 and 2010 were broadcast on SIC, the 2011 edition was broadcast on TVI,[1] the 2012 edition was broadcast on RTP1,[2] the 2013 edition was broadcast on BTV which will broadcast the future editions of the tournament.


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.



Friday, 15 August 2008
19:45 WEST
Benfica Portugal 0–0 Italy Internazionale
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


Saturday, 8 August 2009
19:00 WEST
Benfica Portugal 1–1 Italy Milan
Cardozo Goal 58' Report Sidnei Goal 87' (o.g.)
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


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


Saturday, 6 August 2011
19:45 WEST
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


Friday, 27 July 2012
19:00 WEST
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


Saturday, 3 August 2013
19:45 WEST
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


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

Performance by team[edit]

Team Winners 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


External links[edit]

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