S.L. Benfica (roller hockey)

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Benfica (roller hockey)
SL Benfica logo.svg
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Founded 19 August 1917 (96 years ago) (1917-08-19)
Manager Pedro Nunes
Home Ground Pavilhão Fidelidade
(Capacity 2,400)
League Campeonato Nacional da 1ª Divisão
Season 2012–13
Position 2nd
Official Website slbenfica.pt
Active departments of
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
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The S.L. Benfica roller hockey squad is a professional team based in Lisbon, Portugal. They play in Campeonato Nacional de Hóquei em Patins and they are the current CERH European League holders, winning the trophy for the first time in the 2012–13 season.

International success[edit]

Benfica's only European trophy up to the season of 2009–10 was a single CERS Cup won in the 1990–91 season but in the 2010–11 the club's European fate began to change. They made their way up to the 2010–11 CERS Cup Final Four, eventually winning the trophy for the second time (deafeating CP Vilanova in the final by 6–4, at their home ground).[1] With this victory, Benfica had the chance to play the CERH Continental Cup against the CERH European League winner HC Liceo La Coruña. The opponent refused to play the cup's final and Benfica won it by 10–0 (disqualification), conquering their first Continental Cup.[2]

On June 2, 2013, Benfica won its first CERH European League defeating FC Porto at Dragão Caixa by 6–5 (aet), in an all Portuguese final.[3] That made them the fourth Portuguese team to lift the most important clubs European trophy. On November 2, 2013, Benfica won its second Continental Cup defeating CE Vendrell of Spain (5–3, 5–0), thus becoming the only Portuguese club to win the trophy twice.[4] On November 16, 2013, Benfica won the FIRS Intercontinental Cup, defeating Sport Recife by 10–3 and winning the only missing trophy for the club and the second one for Portuguese roller hockey, after the 1992 Óquei de Barcelos win.[5]


According to the official website[6]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Portuguese Roller Hockey League: 21
    • 1950–51, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2011–12
  • Portuguese Roller Hockey Cup: 13
    • 1962–63, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2009–10

European competitions[edit]

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Other competitions[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Name Position Age Country Last Team
1 Pedro Henriques Goalkeeper 23 Portugal Benfica
10 Guillem Trabal Goalkeeper 34 Spain Reus Deportiu
2 Valter Neves (C) Defender/Midfielder 30 Portugal Benfica
8 Marc Coy Midfielder 27 Spain Benfica
6 Esteban Ábalos Defender/Midfielder 34 Argentina Benfica
44 Miguel Rocha Midfielder 21 Portugal Oliveirense
9 João Rodrigues Midfielder 23 Portugal Benfica
4 Diogo Rafael Midfielder 24 Portugal Benfica
18 Carlos López Forward 37 Argentina Benfica

Former notable players[edit]

  • Portugal António Livramento
  • Portugal António Ramalhete
  • Portugal António Ramalho
  • Portugal Carlos Garrancho
  • Portugal Cristiano Pereira
  • Portugal Domingos Perdigão
  • Portugal Fernando Cruzeiro
  • Portugal Filipe Gaidão
  • Portugal Jorge Vicente
  • Portugal José Leste
  • Portugal José Lisboa
  • Portugal Luís Ferreira
  • Portugal Luís Viana
  • Argentina Mariano Velazquez
  • Argentina "Panchito" Velazquez
  • Portugal Paulo Almeida
  • Portugal "Picas"
  • Portugal "Piruças"
  • Portugal Ricardo Pereira
  • Portugal Rui Lopes
  • Portugal Vítor Fortunato
  • Portugal Vítor Rosado
  • Portugal Zé Carlos


  1. ^ "Hóquei: Benfica conquista Taça CERS". Mais Futebol (in Portuguese). May 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Benfica conquista Taça Continental sem jogar". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). November 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Benfica sagra-se campeão europeu de hóquei em patins pela primeira vez". Público (in Portuguese). June 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Benfica conquista Taça Continental de hóquei em patins". Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). November 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Benfica conquista Taça Intercontinental". Jornal Record (in Portuguese). November 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Palmarés" [Achievements]. SLB Official Website. December 9, 2013. 

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