List of S.L. Benfica records and statistics

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This article includes some records and statistics from the top professional Portuguese football team Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

Benfica's record appearance-maker is Nené, who has made 575 appearances over the course of his career; the second player with more appearances is António Veloso with 538. Eusébio is the club's top goalscorer with 474 goals in his 15 years with the club. Nine players have made more than 400 appearances, including four members of the 1961 European Cup-winning team. Other than Eusébio, only two players have scored more than 300 goals for the club.

Honours[edit]

Benfica have won many domestic and European honours. They have a record of 33 Primeira Liga titles, record of 28 Championship of Portugal/Portuguese Cup, record of five Portuguese League Cup and five Portuguese SuperCup titles. In European competition, they have been crowned European champions, winning the European Cup twice in a row in 1961 and in 1962 and have been finalists five times, a record they share with Bayern Munich and Juventus. In addition, they were runners-up twice in the Intercontinental Cup and twice in the UEFA Cup. This makes them the most rewarded club in Portugal with 71 titles (European record) and the second overall with 73 titles.

The honours below only include considered official titles.

Domestic (71)[edit]

European (2)[edit]

Player[edit]

Most official appearances[edit]

As of 31 August 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official appearances for the club. All current players are in bold.[1]

Ranking Nationality Name Games Years Ref
1  Portugal Nené 575 1968–1986 [2]
2  Portugal Veloso 538 1980–1995 [3]
3  Portugal Mário Coluna 525 1954–1970 [4]
4  Portugal Humberto Coelho 498 1968–1975
1977–1984
[5]
5  Portugal Shéu 487 1972–1989 [6]
6  Portugal Manuel Bento 465 1972–1990 [7]
7  Portugal António Simões 447 1961–1975 [8]
8  Portugal Eusébio 440 1960–1975 [9]
9  Brazil Luisão 423 2003– [10]
10  Portugal Cavém 415 1954–1970 [11]

Top european appearances[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official appearances for the club in European competitions. All current players are in bold.[12]

Ranking Nationality Name Games Years Ref
1  Brazil Luisão 108 2003– [12]
2  Portugal Veloso 77 1980–1995 [12]
3  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 76 2007–2014 [12]
4  Portugal Eusébio 75 1960–1975 [12]
 Portugal Nené 75 1968–1986 [12]
6  Portugal Humberto Coelho 71 1968–1975
1977–1984
[12]
7  Uruguay Maxi Pereira 69 2007– [12]
8  Portugal António Simões 67 1961–1975 [12]
9  Portugal Nuno Gomes 66 1997–2002
2002–2011
[12]
10  Portugal Shéu 62 1972–1989 [12]

All time topscorers[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official goals for the club. All current players are in bold.

Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Portugal Eusébio 1960–1975 440 474
2  Portugal José Águas 1950–1963 384 374
3  Portugal Nené 1968–1986 575 360
4  Portugal José Torres 1959–1971 259 226
5  Portugal Arsénio 1943–1955 298 218
6  Portugal Rogério de Carvalho 1942–1954 320 211
7  Portugal Julinho 1942–1953 200 205
8  Portugal José Augusto 1959–1969 368 175
9  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2007–2014 293 172
10  Portugal Nuno Gomes 1997–2002
2002–2011
398 166

Topscorers in the Primeira Liga[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official goals for the club in the Primeira Liga. All current players are in bold.[13]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Portugal Eusébio 1960–1975 313 317
2  Portugal José Águas 1950–1963 281 290
3  Portugal Nené 1968–1986 421 262
4  Portugal Arsénio 1943–1955 224 154
5  Portugal Julinho 1942–1953 143 153
6  Portugal José Torres 1959–1971 169 151
7  Portugal Rogério de Carvalho 1942–1954 212 126
8  Portugal Nuno Gomes 1997–2002
2002–2011
293 125
9  Portugal José Augusto 1959–1969 248 114
10  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2007–2014 175 112

Topscorers in Europe[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official goals for the club in Europe. All current players are in bold.[14]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Portugal Eusébio 1960–1975 75 57
2  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2007–2014 76 34
3  Portugal Nené 1968–1986 75 28
4  Portugal José Augusto 1959–1969 60 26
5  Portugal Nuno Gomes 1997–2002
2002–2011
66 23
6  Portugal José Torres 1959–1971 35 21
7  Portugal José Águas 1950–1963 21 17
8  Brazil Isaías 1990–1995 31 13
9  Portugal Simão Sabrosa 2001–2007 40 12
10  Portugal João Vieira Pinto 1992–2000 44 11

Historical goals in the Primeira Liga[edit]

Goal Name Date Match
1st Portugal Alfredo Valadas 20 January 1935 Benfica 1 – 0 Vitória de Setúbal
100th Portugal Alfredo Valadas 31 January 1937 Benfica 10 – 2 Leixões
500th Portugal Joaquim Teixeira 6 February 1944 Benfica 6 – 1 Salgueiros
1000th Portugal Rosário 1949–50 Vitória de Guimarães 3 – 5 Benfica
1500th Portugal José Águas 1956–57 Benfica 6 – 0 CUF
2000th Portugal Yaúca 17 November 1963 Benfica 4 – 2 Belenenses
2500th Portugal Artur Jorge 27 September 1970 Benfica 4 – 0 Boavista
3000th Portugal Vítor Martins 13 February 1977 Benfica 6 – 1 Estoril
3500th Portugal Nené 18 March 1984 Farense 2 – 7 Benfica
4000th Russia Sergei Yuran 7 December 1991 Benfica 3 – 0 Beira-Mar
4500th Czech Republic Karel Poborský 14 February 2000 Vitória de Setúbal 1 – 2 Benfica
5000th Honduras David Suazo 2 November 2008 Vitória de Guimarães 1 – 2 Benfica

Overall topscorers by season[edit]

Awards winners[edit]

While playing for Benfica, Eusébio was Ballon d'Or of 1965, which at the time, recognized Europe's Best Player, in 1962 and 1966 he came second place; additionally, he was the inaugural winner of the European Golden Shoe in 1968, an award he won again in 1973.

Ballon d'Or
European Golden Shoe

Transfers[edit]

Highest transfer fees paid[edit]

This lists transfer fees paid by Benfica, only the top 10 will be listed. To compare across years, the "adjusted fee" column compensates for inflation.[17]

Ranking Nationality Name Fee Adjusted fee From Year
1  Argentina Eduardo Salvio €13.5M €14M Spain Atlético Madrid 31 July 2012
2  Portugal Simão €13M €15M Spain Barcelona 31 May 2001
3  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo €11.2M €12M Argentina Newell's Old Boys 21 June 2007
4  Greece Andreas Samaris €10M €10M Greece Olympiacos 22 August 2014
5  Netherlands Ola John €9M €9M Netherlands Twente 24 May 2012
6  Spain Roberto €8.5M €9M Spain Atlético Madrid 25 June 2010
7  Argentina Nicolás Gaitán €8.4M €8M Argentina Boca Juniors 3 May 2010
8  Argentina Ángel di María €8M €8M Argentina Rosario Central 27 July 2007
9  Brazil Ramires €7.5M €8M Brazil Cruzeiro 21 May 2009
10  Spain Javi García €7M €7M Spain Real Madrid 21 July 2009
 Brazil Sidnei €7M €7M Brazil Internacional 24 July 2008

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

This lists transfer fees received by Benfica, only the top 10 will be listed. To compare across years, the "adjusted fee" column compensates for inflation.

Ranking Nationality Name Fee Adjusted fee To Year
1  Belgium Axel Witsel €40M €40M Russia Zenit 3 September 2012
2  Argentina Ángel di María €33M €33M Spain Real Madrid 28 June 2010
3  Portugal Fábio Coentrão €30M €30M Spain Real Madrid 5 July 2011
4  Spain Rodrigo €30M €30M Meriton Capital Limited 30 January 2014
5  Brazil David Luiz €25M €25M England Chelsea 31 January 2011
6  Serbia Nemanja Matic €25M €25M England Chelsea 30 January 2014
7  Brazil Ramires €22M €22M England Chelsea 13 August 2010
8  Portugal Simão €20M €21M Spain Atlético Madrid 20 July 2007
9  Spain Javi García €20M €20M England Manchester City 31 August 2012
10  Portugal Manuel Fernandes €18M €19M Spain Valencia 26 August 2007

Managerial records[edit]

Trophies winners[edit]

The table below indicates all managers that won any honours from all possible official titles Benfica could win throughout history. The initials refer to the following honours:[18]

Name Period Trophies Total
Domestic International
PL TP TL ST CP CL EC/UCL CWC UC/EL LC FCWC IC USC
Portugal Cosme Damião 1908–1926
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
England Arthur John 1929–1931
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
Portugal Ribeiro dos Reis 1932–1934
1953
-
1
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
Portugal Vítor Gonçalves 1934–1935
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Hungary Lipót Hertzka 1935–1939
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
Hungary János Biri 1939–1947
3
3
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
England Ted Smith 1948–1952
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
4
Portugal Cândido Tavares 1951–1952
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Brazil Otto Glória 1954–1959
1968–1970
4
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
Argentina José Valdivieso 1959
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Hungary Béla Guttmann 1959–1962
2
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
Portugal Fernando Caiado 1962
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Chile Fernando Riera 1962–1963
1966–1967
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
Hungary Lajos Czeizler 1963–1964
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
Hungary Elek Schwartz 1964–1965
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Portugal José Augusto 1970
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
England Jimmy Hagan 1970–1974
3
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pavić 1974–1975
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Portugal Mário Wilson 1975–1976
1979–1980
1995–1996
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
England Mortimore 1976–1979
1985–1987
2
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
Hungary Lajos Baróti 1980–1982
1
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson 1982–1984
1989–1992
3
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
Hungary Pál Csernai 1984–1985
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Portugal Toni 1987–1989
1992–1994
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
Spain José Antonio Camacho 2003–2004
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 2004–2005
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Netherlands Ronald Koeman 2005–2006
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Spain Quique Flores 2008–2009
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
Portugal Jorge Jesus 2009–
2
1
4
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
Total 1904–
33
25
5
5
3
10
2
-
-
1
-
-
-
84

See also[edit]

References[edit]