List of S.L. Benfica managers

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Ever since its foundation, Benfica has had 44 managers, which 7 were interim and 13 held the job on more than one time. The first one was Manuel Gourlade and the current is Jorge Jesus. The manager with more years in service is Cosme Damião, who held the charge from 1908 to 1926, 18 years.

Statistics[edit]

Information correct as of match played 18 May 2014. Only competitive matches are counted.

Table headers
  • Nationality – The coach's nationality is given as his country of birth.
  • From – The date the coach began working for Benfica.
  • To – The date the coach last worked for Benfica.
  • P – The number of games coached for Benfica.
  • W – The number of games won as a coach.
  • D – The number of games draw as a coach.
  • L – The number of games lost as a coach.
  • GF – The number of goals scored under his tenure.
  • GA – The number of goals conceded under his tenure.
  • Win% – The total winning percentage under his tenure.
  • Honours – The trophies won while coaching Benfica.
Table key
  •    = Player-coach (team player that assumed simultaneously the role of coach)
  •    = Caretaker coach (assistant coach that assumed temporarily the job in the absence of the incumbent head coach or until a new head coach was hired)


Managers of S.L. Benfica, their statistics and honours
Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win% Honours Notes
Gourlade, ManuelManuel Gourlade  Portugal November 4, 1906 March 22, 1908 16 8 0 8 18 22 50.00
Damião, CosmeCosme Damião  Portugal October 17, 1908 March 28, 1926 157 102 21 34 427 161 64.97 9998 8 Lisbon Championship [n 1]
Reis, Ribeiro dosRibeiro dos Reis  Portugal October 17, 1926 May 26, 1929 52 28 11 13 128 86 53.85
John, ArthurArthur John  England October 20, 1929 June 28, 1931 46 28 6 12 137 55 60.87 9998 2 Campeonato de Portugal
Reis, Ribeiro dosRibeiro dos Reis  Portugal January 10, 1932 June 30, 1934 56 37 8 11 135 70 66.07 9998 1 Lisbon Championship
Gonçalves, VítorVítor Gonçalves  Portugal October 1, 1934 June 30, 1935 32 23 2 7 93 45 71.88 9998 1 Campeonato de Portugal
Hertzka, LipótLipót Hertzka  Hungary October 1, 1935 June 25, 1939 123 79 21 23 381 173 64.23 9998 3 Portuguese Liga
Biri, JánosJános Biri  Hungary September 1, 1939 July 2, 1947 272 194 25 53 982 470 71.32 9998 3 Portuguese Liga
3 Taça de Portugal
1 Lisbon Championship
Hertzka, LipótLipót Hertzka  Hungary September 1, 1947 June 30, 1948 30 22 3 5 97 42 73.33
Smith, TedTed Smith  England July 1, 1948 April 6, 1952 109 73 18 18 354 148 66.97 9998 1 Latin Cup
1 Portuguese Liga
2 Taça de Portugal
[n 2]
Tavares, CândidoCândido Tavares  Portugal December 3, 1951 June 15, 1952 17 13 1 3 59 19 76.47 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Zozaya, AlbertoAlberto Zozaya  Argentina September 1, 1952 February 1, 1953 15 10 1 4 45 17 66.67
Reis, Ribeiro dosRibeiro dos Reis  Portugal February 2, 1953 December 20, 1953 28 19 7 2 77 28 67.86 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Valdivieso, JoséJosé Valdivieso  Argentina December 21, 1953 May 31, 1954 19 8 3 8 46 37 42.11
Glória, OttoOtto Glória  Brazil August 1, 1954 May 14, 1959 169 113 30 26 447 163 66.86 9998 2 Portuguese Liga
2 Taça de Portugal
Valdivieso, JoséJosé Valdivieso  Argentina June 14, 1959 June 30, 1959 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.000 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Guttmann, BélaBéla Guttmann  Hungary July 1, 1959 June 30, 1962 124 89 20 15 402 144 71.77 9998 2 European Cup
2 Portuguese Liga
Caiado, FernandoFernando Caiado  Portugal July 1, 1962 July 1, 1962 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.000 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Riera, FernandoFernando Riera  Chile October 1, 1962 May 30, 1963 43 33 5 5 130 44 76.74 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Czeizler, LajosLajos Czeizler  Hungary June 1, 1963 June 30, 1964 41 33 6 2 169 44 80.49 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
Schwartz, ElekElek Schwartz  Romania July 1, 1964 June 30, 1965 46 33 7 6 157 41 71.74 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Guttmann, BélaBéla Guttmann  Hungary July 1, 1965 June 30, 1966 38 25 7 6 116 51 65.79
Riera, FernandoFernando Riera  Chile July 1, 1966 November 30, 1967 49 35 8 6 123 33 71.43 9998 1 Portuguese Liga [n 3]
Cabrita, FernandoFernando Cabrita  Portugal December 1, 1967 April 7, 1968 18 13 2 3 51 17 72.22
Glória, OttoOtto Glória  Brazil April 8, 1968 February 8, 1970 75 45 16 14 170 65 60.00 9998 2 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
Augusto, JoséJosé Augusto  Portugal February 9, 1970 May 14, 1970 16 12 3 1 44 13 75.00 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Hagan, JimmyJimmy Hagan  England June 30, 1970 September 23, 1974 120 94 14 12 339 80 78.33 9998 3 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
Cabrita, FernandoFernando Cabrita  Portugal September 24, 1973 June 9, 1974 35 24 6 5 83 25 68.57
Pavić, MiloradMilorad Pavić  Yugoslavia July 1, 1974 June 30, 1975 41 27 10 4 86 21 65.85 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Wilson, MárioMário Wilson  POR July 1, 1975 June 30, 1976 37 25 5 7 108 32 67.57 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Mortimore, JohnJohn Mortimore  ENG July 1, 1976 June 30, 1979 114 79 22 13 244 77 69.30 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Wilson, MárioMário Wilson  POR July 1, 1979 June 30, 1980 39 27 7 5 102 27 69.23 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Baróti, LajosLajos Baróti  HUN July 1, 1980 June 30, 1982 92 63 16 13 187 59 68.48 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Eriksson, Sven-GöranSven-Göran Eriksson  SWE July 1, 1982 June 30, 1984 91 65 17 9 223 60 71.43 9998 2 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
Csernai, PálPál Csernai  HUN July 1, 1984 June 30, 1985 45 28 7 10 100 41 62.22 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Mortimore, JohnJohn Mortimore  ENG July 1, 1985 June 4, 1987 88 60 19 9 173 52 68.18 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
2 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Skovdahl, EbbeEbbe Skovdahl  DEN July 10, 1987 November 28, 1987 16 10 3 3 24 7 62.50
Toni  POR November 29, 1987 May 30, 1989 87 52 24 11 158 52 59.77 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Eriksson, Sven-GöranSven-Göran Eriksson  SWE July 1, 1989 June 30, 1992 143 94 31 18 304 85 65.73 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Ivić, TomislavTomislav Ivić  CRO July 1, 1992 October 25, 1992 12 7 3 2 23 8 58.33
Toni  POR October 26, 1992 June 30, 1994 85 57 19 9 176 62 67.06 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
Jorge, ArturArtur Jorge  POR July 1, 1994 September 9, 1995 54 28 15 11 92 45 51.85
Wilson, MárioMário Wilson  POR September 10, 1995 June 30, 1996 43 29 7 7 77 39 67.44 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Autuori, PauloPaulo Autuori  BRA July 1, 1996 January 19, 1997 23 14 4 5 43 19 60.87
Wilson, MárioMário Wilson  POR January 20, 1997 January 26, 1997 1 0 0 1 1 2 00.00
José, ManuelManuel José  POR January 27, 1997 September 20, 1997 29 14 5 10 39 33 48.28
Wilson, MárioMário Wilson  POR September 21, 1997 November 1, 1997 6 3 3 0 9 4 50.00
Souness, GraemeGraeme Souness  SCO November 2, 1997 May 2, 1999 71 41 15 15 139 65 57.75
Han, ShéuShéu Han  POR May 3, 1999 May 30, 1999 4 2 1 1 10 5 50.00
Heynckes, JuppJupp Heynckes  GER July 1, 1999 September 18, 2000 48 27 8 13 81 55 56.25
Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho  POR September 20, 2000 December 5, 2000 11 6 3 2 17 9 54.55
Toni  POR December 6, 2000 December 23, 2001 43 17 16 10 67 58 39.53
Ferreira, JesualdoJesualdo Ferreira  POR December 25, 2001 November 24, 2002 30 16 7 7 65 32 53.33
Chalana, FernandoFernando Chalana  POR November 25, 2002 November 30, 2002 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.000
Camacho, José AntonioJosé Antonio Camacho  ESP December 1, 2002 May 30, 2004 71 47 14 10 132 60 66.20 9998 1 Taça de Portugal
Trapattoni, GiovanniGiovanni Trapattoni  ITA July 1, 2004 May 30, 2005 51 29 10 12 82 50 56.86 9998 1 Portuguese Liga
Koeman, RonaldRonald Koeman  NED July 1, 2005 May 30, 2006 49 27 11 11 64 38 55.10 9998 1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Santos, FernandoFernando Santos  POR July 1, 2006 August 18, 2007 49 29 11 9 86 41 59.18
Camacho, José AntonioJosé Antonio Camacho  ESP August 18, 2007 March 9, 2008 38 18 13 7 57 29 47.37
Chalana, FernandoFernando Chalana  POR March 10, 2008 May 11, 2008 10 3 3 4 13 13 30.00
Sánchez Flores, QuiqueQuique Sánchez Flores  ESP May 24, 2008 June 8, 2009 44 23 12 9 73 47 52.27 9998 1 Taça da Liga
Jesus, JorgeJorge Jesus  POR June 17, 2009 present 272 190 44 38 564 219 69.85 9998 2 Portuguese Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
4 Taça da Liga

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1908-09 till 1915-16, Cosme Damião acted as Player-coach.[1]
  2. ^ Resigned for personal reasons in December 1951, but unexpectedly returned in March 1952 but left again in April, the 5 games he coached after his return will be added to existing record.[2]
  3. ^ Riera resigned after unpaid salaries and was replaced by his assistant.[3]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Tovar (2012), p. 57.
  2. ^ Tovar (2012), p. 233.
  3. ^ Tovar (2012), p. 336.