S.L. Benfica (Luanda)

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S.L. Benfica (Luanda)
Full name Sport Luanda e Benfica
Nickname(s) Águias de Luanda (Luanda Eagles)
Founded 1922 (92 years ago) (1922)
Ground Estádio dos Coqueiros
Ground Capacity 12.000
Chairman Joaquim Sebastião
Manager Zeca Amaral
League Girabola
2014 3rd
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 [1].

In 1995, as Saneamento Rangol, the club was promoted to the following year's first division [2]. In 2003, Benfica de Luanda was relegated to the second division [3]. In 2004, the club finished second in the second division, and was promoted to the first division [4]. In 2005, the club finished 6th in the first division [5].



Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 - disqualified in Second Round

Performance in Girabola[edit]

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2009 2014
5 5 5
8 8 8 8
10 10 10
12 12

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.

2015 squad[edit]

^R Released in midseason

Manager history[edit]

Coach Years League Cup SuperCup
Angola Miller Gomes - (May 2002)
Portugal António Carlos (2003)
Angola Kito Ribeiro (2004)
Angola Zeca Amaral (Jan 2005) - (Nov 2008)
Angola Agostinho Tramagal (Dec 2008) - (Apr 2009)
Angola Joaquim Muyumba
Portugal Amaro Ferreira (Nov 2010) - (May 2011)
Brazil Luís Mariano (May 2011) - (Nov 2011)
Angola Jorge Humberto Chaves (Jan 2012) - (May 2012)
Angola Abílio Amaral (May 2012) - (Nov 2012)
Angola Romeu Filemon (Jul 2013) - (Nov 2013)
Angola Zeca Amaral (Jan 2014) - 2014 Angola Cup

Past squads[edit]

2014 Squad (3rd) [2][edit]

^R Released in midseason
^L Loaned to 1º de Maio

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Football season ends with Benfica's League Cup conquest". ANGOP.com. 24 Nov 2014. Retrieved 26 Nov 2014. 
  2. ^ "Plantel do Benfica do Lubango para temporada'2014" (in Portuguese). ANGOP.com. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
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  3. ^ RSSSF
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  5. ^ RSSSF