Eusébio Cup

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Eusébio Cup
LuzLissabon.jpg
The tournament is held at the Estádio da Luz
Founded 2008
Number of teams 2
Current champions Netherlands Ajax
Television broadcasters Benfica TV

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 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 Benfica TV which will continue to broadcast the tournament.

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 the Estádio da Luz. The trophy is symbolic as it is dedicated to Eusébio who is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Matches[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

Saturday, 8 August 2009
19:00 WEST
Benfica Portugal 1–1 Italy Milan
Cardozo Goal 58' Report Sidnei Goal 87' (o.g.)
  Penalties  
Keirrison Penalty scored
Shaffer Penalty scored
Coentrão Penalty missed
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
Attendance: 62,342
Referee: João Ferreira

2010[edit]

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

2011[edit]

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
Attendance: 40,833
Referee: Duarte Gomes

2012[edit]

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

2013[edit]

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
Attendance: 30,638
Referee: Duarte Gomes

2014[edit]

Saturday, 26 July 2014
19:45 WEST
Benfica Portugal 0−1 Netherlands Ajax
Report Kishna Goal 41'
Estádio da Luz
Attendance: 25,240
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Performance by team[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up
Portugal Benfica 3 4
Italy Internazionale 1
England Tottenham Hotspur 1
Brazil São Paulo 1
Netherlands Ajax 1
Italy Milan 1
England Arsenal 1
Spain Real Madrid 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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