S.L. Benfica (Luanda)
|Full name||Sport Luanda e Benfica|
|Nickname(s)||Águias de Luanda (Luanda Eagles)|
|Ground||Estádio dos Coqueiros|
|Website||Club home page|
Sport Luanda e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica de Luanda, or simply as Benfica, is a football club from Luanda, Angola. The club was established as the Luanda affiliate of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, of Portugal, and shares the same colours. The logo is also very similar to the Portuguese one. The club, as of 2005, has never won the Girabola (the Angolan league first division) or the Angolan Cup. The club is currently playing the Girabola.
The club is nicknamed Águias de Luanda, meaning "Luanda Eagles" (the eagle is the symbol of S.L. Benfica). The club was founded as Sport Luanda e Benfica and later renamed to Saneamento Rangol. In 2000, the club returned to its original name, Sport Luanda e Benfica .
In 1995, as Saneamento Rangol, the club was promoted to the following year's first division . In 2003, Benfica de Luanda was relegated to the second division . In 2004, the club finished second in the second division, and was promoted to the first division . In 2005, the club finished 6th in the first division .
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
- 2007 - disqualified in Second Round
Note: Rankings in the red colour mean the club has been relegated
The club plays their home matches at the state-owned, 12,000 capacity Estádio dos Coqueiros, but works began in 2012 in a 15ha area in the Luanda outskirts village of Cacuaco for the construction of their own stadium, with all the requirements for training and camp for socker players. Sport Luanda e Benfica members believe that the Club will be a role model in a near future.
- ^R Released in midseason
|Miller Gomes||-||(May 2002)|
|Zeca Amaral||(Jan 2005)||-||(Nov 2008)|
|Agostinho Tramagal||(Dec 2008)||-||(Apr 2009)|
|Mabi de Almeida||(Jan 2010)||-||(May 2010)|
|Jorge Plácido||(May 2010)||-||(May 2010)|
|Joaquim Muyumba||(May 2010)||-||(Nov 2010)|
|Amaro Ferreira||(Nov 2010)||-||(May 2011)|
|Luís Mariano||(May 2011)||-||(Nov 2011)|
|Jorge Humberto Chaves||(Jan 2012)||-||(May 2012)|
|Abílio Amaral||(May 2012)||-||(Nov 2012)|
|Romeu Filemon||(Jul 2013)||-||(Nov 2013)|
|Zeca Amaral||(Jan 2014)||-|
2014 Girabola squad (3rd)
2010 Girabola squad (10th)
2008 Girabola squad (5th)
2005 Girabola squad (5th)
- "Football season ends with Benfica's League Cup conquest". ANGOP.com. 24 Nov 2014. Retrieved 26 Nov 2014.
- "Plantel do Benfica do Lubango para temporada'2014" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- "Apresentação/ Benfica de Luanda 2010" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 18 Feb 2010. Retrieved 9 Jan 2015.
- "Futebol/Girabola2008: Benfica de Luanda lança dois jogadores da sua escola" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 3 Mar 2008. Retrieved 11 Jan 2015.
- "Benfica de Luanda apresenta-se com 20 jogadores inscritos para o Girabola" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 18 Feb 2005. Retrieved 14 Jan 2015.