Eusébio Cup

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Eusébio Cup
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Founded 2008
Number of teams 2
Current champions Netherlands Ajax
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.

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.

Matches[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
19:45 WEST
Benfica Portugal 0–1 England Tottenham
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'
Carlos 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 Inter Milan 1
England Tottenham 1
Brazil São Paulo 1
Netherlands Ajax 1
Italy AC 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