1996 Taça de Portugal Final

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1996 Taça de Portugal Final
Event1995–96 Taça de Portugal
Date18 May 1996
VenueEstádio Nacional, Oeiras
RefereeVítor Pereira (Lisbon)[1]

The 1996 Taça de Portugal Final was the final match of the 1995–96 Taça de Portugal, the 56th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier Portuguese football cup competition organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The match was played on 18 May 1996 at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and opposed two Primeira Liga sides Benfica and Sporting CP. Benfica defeated Sporting CP 3–1 to claim the Taça de Portugal for a twenty third time in their history.[2]

In Portugal, the final was televised live on RTP. As a result of winning the Taça de Portugal, Benfica qualified for the 1996 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, where they faced 1995–96 Primeira Divisão winners Porto.[3][4]



Benfica3–1Sporting CP
Airez Goal 9'
João Pinto Goal 39'67'
(Report) Xavier Goal 83' (pen.)
Referee: Vítor Pereira (Lisbon)[1]
Sporting CP
GK 1 Belgium Michel Preud'homme
RB 22 Portugal Daniel Kenedy Substituted off 85'
CB 4 Portugal Hélder
CB 3 Brazil Ricardo Gomes Yellow card 83' Red card 83'
LB 13 Portugal Dimas
DM 6 Portugal Paulo Bento
CM 7 Portugal José Calado
CM 19 Portugal Bruno Caires Substituted off 89'
RM 10 Brazil Valdo
LM 8 Portugal João Pinto (c)
CF 18 Argentina Mauro Airez Yellow card 28' Substituted off 83'
DF 5 Brazil Emerson Thome Substituted in 83'
MF 20 Bulgaria Ilian Iliev Substituted in 85'
FW 25 Brazil Marcelo Substituted in 89'
Portugal Mário Wilson
GK 1 Portugal Costinha
RB 2 Portugal Fernando Nélson
CB 3 Morocco Noureddine Naybet
CB 5 Brazil Marco Aurélio
LB 17 Angola Luís Miguel
DM 8 Portugal Pedro Martins Substituted off 65'
CM 13 Portugal Luís Vidigal
RM 25 Portugal Emílio Peixe (c) Yellow card 21' Substituted off 34'
AM 21 Portugal Afonso Martins
LM 9 Bulgaria Ivaylo Yordanov Substituted off 45'
CF 7 Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto
MF 10 Portugal Carlos Xavier Substituted in 65'
MF 22 Portugal José Dominguez Substituted in 45'
FW 19 Portugal Paulo Alves Substituted in 34'
Portugal Octávio Machado
1995–96 Taça de Portugal Winners
23rd Title
Match officials
  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official:
Match rules
  • 90 minutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions


  1. ^ a b "Benfica 3-1 Sporting". ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Taça de Portugal 1995/1996 - Final" [Cup of Portugal 1995/1996 - Final]. ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  3. ^ "FC Porto 1-0 Benfica". ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Benfica 0-5 FC Porto". ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 September 2013.