Águia Vitória

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Águia Vitória
Águila Vitoria del Benfica.jpg
Águia Vitória in 2012
Species Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Occupation Mascot
Employer S.L. Benfica
Known for S.L. Benfica mascot

Águia Vitória (English: Victory Eagle) is the mascot of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica. Before every Benfica football match at the Estádio da Luz, the eagle flies over the stadium and then lands on top of the club's crest, completing it.[1][2]

It is a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), trained by André Rodrigues since 2011.[2][3] Glória (Glory) is another eagle which also flies in the stadium.[4]

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  1. ^ "Águia Vitória pode voar" [Águia Vitória may fly] (in Portuguese). Record. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Duarte, Ricardo; António, Ana (15 May 2013). "Vitória e Gloriosa - as águias do Benfica" [Vitória and Gloriosa - the eagles of Benfica] (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "André Rodrigues, treinador das águias Vitória e Gloriosa" [André Rodrigues, trainer of the eagles Vitória and Gloriosa]. YouTube (in Portuguese). Mais Educativa TV. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Walker, Michael (25 March 2012). "Why Benfica matter: Eusebio, eagles and the club of 22,000 trophies". Mail Online. Retrieved 4 June 2015.