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2000–01 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2000–01 season
President João Vale e Azevedo
(until 28 October 2000)
Manuel Vilarinho
Head coach Jupp Heynckes
(until 20 September 2000)

José Mourinho
(until 5 December 2000)
Toni
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 6th
Taça de Portugal Sixth round
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
van Hooijdonk (19)

All:
van Hooijdonk (23)
Highest home attendance 82,500 vs Boavista
(25 February 2001)
Lowest home attendance 7,000 vs Alverca
(4 May 2001)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2000–01 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 97th season in existence, and the club's 67th consecutive season in the Primeira Liga. It ran from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001. Benfica competed domestically in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal. The club also participated in the UEFA Cup, by virtue of finishing third in that tournament the previous season.[1]

The season is the worst in Benfica history since the start of the Primeira Liga during 1934–35. The club switched managers two times. Jupp Heynckes was replaced by José Mourinho in September. Toni, who previously guided the club to a league title, took the reins in December. In the transfer market, young players like Marchena and Fernando Meira were brought in, and mixed with the experience of 31 year-old, Pierre van Hooijdonk, who arrived to replace Nuno Gomes, were meant to improve the team competitiveness. However, the biggest event of the pre-season was the release of João Pinto, the longest-serving player on the club, and the incumbent captain. This decision was poorly received by the fans, who criticized Heynckes and the president for the move.[2][3] Both would leave the club in the following months. In the league campaign, the team lacked balance year-round and only briefly entered the league race, spending all but three weeks out the top three. Even the successful partnership of Pierre van Hooijdonk and João Tomás, with 36 goals between them, did not prevent the club from finishing in sixth place, 23 points behind winner Boavista. Consequently, Benfica missed out on UEFA competitions for the first time in 51 years (since the 1959–60 season).[4]

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Preparations for a new Benfica season started in late-May 2000. Manager Jupp Heynckes remained for a second year, with more control this time in building up the squad. His choices caused immediate controversy, the biggest being the release of Benfica veteran João Pinto. Pinto was the incumbent team captain and the longest-serving player, who had been at Benfica since the 1992–93 season. José Manuel Delgado of Record predicted a difficult season for the German manager: "...he will have less tolerance from the fans than that offered to Artur Jorge (three match days), or Manuel José (four match days)..."[5] He forwent internationals like Paulo Bento[6] and Amaral,[7] but indulged on Marchena, Meira and Van Hooijdonk. The last was intended to replace Nuno Gomes, who moved to Fiorentina after a successful run at Euro 2000.[8][9] All of this spending happened in spite of club-wide financial difficulties, from missed salaries for Michael Thomas,[10] to the basketball section of the club going months without pay.[11]

The pre-season started on 7 July, with a schedule of 8 games. It included a match celebrating the 50th anniversary of Olympique Lyon, and the Carlsberg Belfast Challenge against Linfield and Liverpool.[12] Benfica ended the pre-season on 11 August, with a draw against Aston Villa.[13][14]

August–October[edit]

Benfica started their 2000–01 Primeira Liga campaign on the road in a Clássico match against FC Porto, on 19 August 2000.[15] João Marcelino stated that Porto "...had some luck in the way they obtained their first goal (shot from Alenichev deflected off Calado and betrayed Enke)...", allowing them to manage the lead until the end.[16] Benfica's first home game was against Beira-Mar on 27 August. At ten minutes into the second half of that game, Maniche's goal put Benfica up 3–0, setting them up for victory.[17]

September began for Benfica with a visit to Leiria.[15] It was a hard-fought match, in which referee José Leirós gave out twelve bookings. They narrowly escaped defeat when Chano scored in stoppage time.[18] Benfica started their European season on 14 September in Sweden, with a 1–2 loss to host Halmstads.[19] Benfica won their second home game of the season, on 18 September, against Estrela da Amadora, thanks to two goals scored by Van Hooijdonk in consecutive minutes near the end of regulation time.[20] In the post-match interview, following weeks of fan pressure, club manager Heynckes lost his calm and proclaimed: "I can't take this club anymore. If they want me gone, I'll leave tomorrow."[4][21] He was immediately let go, and replaced with 37-year-old José Mourinho. Former player Mozer joined him as assistant.[22][23] It was Mourinho's first time as manager, having previously worked only as an interpreter for Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal.[24] His first game as manager was on the road against Boavista, in which his team lost 0–1 to a goal from ex-Benfica player Duda.[25] The second leg of the UEFA Cup was a home game played on 28 September at the Estádio da Luz. It ended in a 2–2 draw and they were eliminated from the tournament – a result reminiscent of their 1997–98 season.[26]

Benfica started October with a home game against Braga.[15] The visitors took the lead in the first half, but João Tomás and Van Hooijdonk responded with a goal each, reversing the score in the second half. However, Braga went on to equalize with a last-minute goal, costing Benfica two points.[27] On 15 October, Benfica won its third league game of the season by defeating Belenenses onenil behind Marchena's goal.[28] The team played Paços de Ferreira on the 21st, dropping two points in a 0–0 draw.[29] Benfica played their last game of the month against Campomaiorense on the 29th, winning with a double from João Tomás, scored within a space of ten minutes from each other.[30] They finished the month in seventh place on the league table, nine points behind leader Porto.

November–February[edit]

Benfica faced Marítimo in an away game at the beginning of November. They lost 0–3, to a hat-trick from Lagorio.[31] Without a single road game victory, the team dropped to tenth in the league's standings.[32] They hosted Farense in the second week of November and won 2–1. Van Hooijdonk and João Tomás scored a goal each, within a 4-minute interval just before the final whistle, to give their team the three points.[33] On 18 November, Benfica played Vitória de Guimarães on the road. They took the lead near the end of the first half, with a goal from Chano. The second half saw three additional goals, all by João Tomás. It was their first win as visitors, and they climbed to sixth place in the standings.[34] Benfica played their last game of the month, on the 26th, at the Taça de Portugal against Campomaiorense.[35] This fourth round match was won thanks to a late goal by Sabry.[36]

Benfica started December with a Derby de Lisboa game against Sporting.[37] They won 3–0, with a first half goal by Van Hooijdonk and two goals in a five-minute span from João Tomás.[38] Following the win, Mourinho requested a contract extension as a demonstration of faith in the work he had put in along with his assistant: "Me [Mourinho] and Mozer thought that the only way to end speculation and the constant threat of being sacked in the event of a bad result...was renewing our contracts for another season."[39][40] Their proposal was not met. They parted ways with the club through an announcement in a press conference: "He [President Vilarinho] thought it was better not to accept our request. We understood that decision showed a lack of trust in our work, and that we should offer our resignation..."[39] Benfica immediately appointed Toni – a long-time favourite of the President – as the new manager.[41][42] On 10 December, Benfica played Alverca away from home.[37] They opened the score sheet with a goal from João Tomás close to half-time, but Mantorras equalized. Later, Milinkovic put the Ribatejo side in the lead, resulting in the fourth loss in seven matches in away games for Benfica.[43] In the last match of the year 2000, Benfica met a struggling Gil Vicente, who were at the bottom of the Primeira Liga standings.[37] Unable to unlock the 0–0 draw, the club suffered their eighth winless league game of the season.[44]

Early in January, Benfica played away from home, at Louletano, in a fifth round match of the Taça de Portugal.[35] They won 3–1 and progressed to the next knock-out stage, where they would face Porto.[45][46] Benfica resumed their league campaign on the 7th, visiting Salgueiros. They won their second away game, after Van Hooijdonk scored with nine minutes remaining on the clock.[47] They went on to win their third match in a row on 13 January, with a 5–1 home-game win against Desportivo Aves.[37] Benfica took an early lead with a Van Hooijdonk goal in the 15th minute, and added two more in the first half, one by Carlitos and another from an own goal. The Dutch striker added two more goals to his tally in the second half.[48] On 17 January, Benfica received Porto for the first of three consecutive games against them.[35] The first game was part of the Taça de Portugal and ended in a 1–1 draw. Maniche scored the lone Benfica goal before Maric equalized for Porto. A rematch was held to settle the tie.[49] Four days later, on Sunday, Benfica hosted Porto for a Portuguese league match. They defeated the visitors 2–1, after a goal from Van Hooijdonk in the 81st minute. This win allowed the club to climb to fourth in the league's standings – their best position all year.[50] The last of three games saw Benfica succumb to a four-nil loss in the rematch for the Portuguese Cup.[35] Manuel Queiroz wrote: "...A thrashing that did not transpire what really happened in the field, because Fernando Santos' team – in the best performance of the season – completely demolished a Benfica that never entered the game..." [51] Benfica's last game of the month was played on the road on the 29th, against the Aveiro side, Beira-Mar.[52] The match ended with a 3–1 win for Benfica, after another double for Van Hooijdonk. João Tomás also got on the score sheet.[53]

On 4 February, the team beat União de Leiria at home by 3 goals to 2.[52] Benfica took the lead with a goal from João Tomás. Roger and Van Hooijdonk increased their lead by two goals, until Nuno Valente settled the final score.[54] With this win, Benfica climbed to second place the league, now only five points behind leader Boavista.[55] On the 16th, Benfica played Estrela da Amadora away from home.[52] The game ended with a 2–1 victory for Benfica. Along with Boavista's loss in Braga, this further reduced Benfica's separation from the league leader.[56] Benfica played their last match of February on the 25th against Boavista.[52] Benfica had an opportunity to take the top place in the league table with a victory in that game, but they were unsuccessful at breaking the 0–0 draw. Van Hooijdonk had the best chance in the 78th minute, but his attempt struck the goalpost.[57]

March–May[edit]

Benfica began March with an away game in Braga.[52] They lost 3–1 in their first league loss since December. They dropped to fourth place in the standings.[58] On the following Saturday, Benfica visited Belenenses and lost for a second time in a row.[59] A week later, Benfica received Paços de Ferreira at home.[52] The match ended with a 3–2 win for the visitors and Benfica dropped to fifth place. They were now eleven points behind leader Boavista.[60] In the last game of March, Benfica faced Campomaiorense on the road.[61] With a 1–1 draw, the team avoided losing all of their matches in March. However, their need to get points was aggravated, especially if they wanted to qualify for the European competitions.[62]

In April, Benfica opened at home against Marítimo, with a squad composed mainly of reserve players.[61] A 3–0 win helped get closer to both Braga and Sporting in the standings.[63] On 13 April, Benfica visited Faro. The match ended in a 2–2 draw despite a Benfica having a first-half lead.[64] Nine days later, Benfica played Vitória de Guimarães at home.[61] A sole goal from Sabry in the 31st minute was enough to secure the team's second win in April.[65] Closing out the month, Benfica travelled to Alvalade for the second Derby de Lisboa of the season.[61] The game ended in a 3–0 loss for Benfica. This was the Lions' best result against Benfica since the 1986–87 season.[66]

On 4 May, Benfica played Alverca at home, where they lost 0–2, and in the writing of João Querido Manhã for Record, the fans "burst into protests at the end, after they lost patience with the errors, passivity and lack of talent of the whole team.".[67] On 13 May, Benfica went to Adelino Ribeiro Novo to face Gil Vicente.[61] The game ended in a 3–0 defeat – their tenth loss within the league, matching their previous record in the 1996–97 season. As a result, the club was overtaken by Belenenses in the league table.[68] A week later, Benfica played host to Salgueiros in Da Luz. A final score of 1–1 saved Benfica from a record fourth straight loss, and gave the Porto-based side their first point all season against a top 7 team.[69] Benfica played the last game of the season against Desportivo de Aves on the road.[61] At one point in the game, the team was losing three-nil, but managed to equalize and finish with a four-all draw.[70] Toni stated that "Everyone did not do their best to avoid that a historic club slipped into a position that is not accustomed."[71] Benfica finished in a record-breaking sixth place after the 34-game season with a tally of 15 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses that, together, summed up to 54 points. They were ninth-lowest league-wide in goals conceded – 44 in all. On the plus side, they were fifth best in the league at goal-scoring, with a total of 54 goals.[72] Van Hooijdonk was the second most productive player in the Primeira Liga with 19 goals.[73]

Results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 19 August 2000 27 May 2001 34 15 9 10 54 44 +10 44.12 [72]
Portuguese Cup 26 November 2000 23 January 2001 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 50.00 [72]
UEFA Cup 14 September 2000 28 September 2000 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 00.00 [72]
Total 40 17 11 12 62 54 +8 42.50

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Boavista (C) 34 23 8 3 63 22 +41 77 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Porto 34 24 4 6 73 27 +46 76 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sporting CP 34 19 5 10 56 37 +19 62 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round
4 Braga 34 16 9 9 58 48 +10 57
5 União de Leiria 34 15 11 8 46 41 +5 56
6 Benfica 34 15 9 10 54 44 +10 54
7 Belenenses 34 14 10 10 43 36 +7 52
8 Beira-Mar 34 14 7 13 45 49 −4 49

Source: ForaDeJogo
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A
Result L W D W L D W D W L W W W L D W W W W W W D L L L D W D W L L L D D
Position 17 7 7 7 8 9 8 9 7 10 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6

Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

The squad for the season consisted of the players listed in the tables below, as well as staff members Heynckes (manager), Mourinho (manager), Toni (manager) and Mozer (assistant coach).[72][74]

Note 1: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Note 2: Players with squad numbers marked ‡ joined the club during the 2000–01 season via transfer, with more details in the following section.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Germany Robert Enke 32 -42 26 -32 4 -6 2 -4
2 DF Serbia Ivan Dudić 24 0 20 0 3 0 1 0
3 DF Chile Alejandro Escalona 11 0 9 0 2 0 0 0
4 DF Spain Carlos Marchena 23 2 20 2 3 0 0 0
5 DF Portugal Paulo Madeira 13 0 12 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF Portugal Fernando Meira 37 0 31 0 4 0 2 0
7 MF Czech Republic Karel Poborský 17 1 13 1 2 0 2 0
8 MF Spain Chano 24 2 23 2 1 0 0 0
9 FW Netherlands Pierre van Hooijdonk 35 23 30 19 3 2 2 2
10 MF Egypt Abdel Sattar Sabry 29 4 24 3 3 1 2 0
11 FW Portugal João Tomás 36 18 31 17 3 1 2 0
12 GK Argentina Carlos Bossio 8 -12 8 -12 0 0 0 0
13 DF Brazil Ronaldo Guiaro 29 1 24 1 3 0 2 0
14 MF Chile Cristián Uribe 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
15 DF Paraguay Ricardo Rojas 12 0 9 0 1 0 2 0
16 DF Portugal Sérgio Nunes 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
17 MF Ukraine Serhiy Kandaurov 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
18 MF Portugal Carlitos 25 2 22 2 2 0 1 0
19 FW Cape Verde Toy 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
20 MF Portugal Maniche 32 2 26 1 4 1 2 0
21 MF Portugal Dani 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Portugal José Calado 24 0 19 0 4 0 1 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel Monteiro 26 2 23 1 2 0 1 1
24 GK Portugal José Moreira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF Brazil Roger 13 2 12 2 1 0 0 0
26 FW Equatorial Guinea André Neles 10 1 9 1 1 0 0 0
27 DF Portugal Ricardo Esteves 16 0 14 0 2 0 0 0
28 MF Portugal Rui Baião 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
29 MF Portugal Ednilson 13 0 12 0 1 0 0 0
36 DF Portugal Diogo Luís 25 0 23 0 2 0 0 0
40 DF Portugal Nuno Abreu 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 DF Portugal Geraldo Alves 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Fee Ref
18 May 2000 RB Ivan Dudić Red Star Undisclosed [75]
7 June 2000 CB Carlos Marchena Sevilla Undisclosed [76]
16 June 2000 DM Fernando Meira Vitória de Guimarães Undisclosed [77]
21 June 2000 RW Carlitos Real Madrid Free [78]
22 June 2000 ST Pierre van Hooijdonk Vitesse Arnhem Undisclosed [79]
26 June 2000 RW Miguel Monteiro Estrela da Amadora Undisclosed [80]
12 July 2000 FB Alejandro Escalona Torino Undisclosed [81]
14 September 2000 AM Dani Ajax Undisclosed [82]
1 December 2000 LB Ricardo Esteves Alverca Free [83]
13 December 2000 FW André Neles Atlético Mineiro Undisclosed [84]
23 December 2000 FW Roger Fluminense Undisclosed [85]
16 January 2001 DM Ednilson Roma Undisclosed [86]

Out[edit]

Exit date Position Player To club Fee Ref
1 June 2000 ST Michael Thomas Wimbledon Free [10]
1 June 2000 RB Samuel Okunowo Barcelona Loan end [87]
1 June 2000 FW Tote Real Madrid Loan end [87]
4 June 2000 AM João Pinto Sporting Free [88]
19 June 2000 LB Bruno Basto Bordeaux Undisclosed [89]
23 June 2000 FW Luís Carlos Estrela da Amadora Free [90]
26 June 2000 FW Jorge Cadete Estrela da Amadora Free [91]
28 June 2000 DM Amaral Fiorentina Undisclosed [92]
16 July 2000 ST Nuno Gomes Fiorentina Undisclosed [93]
11 August 2000 LW Hugo Porfírio Marítimo Free [94]
5 January 2001 RW Karel Poborský Lazio Undisclosed [95]
27 January 2001 DM Cristián Uribe Huachipato Loan end [96]

Out by loan[edit]

Date from Position Player To club Date to Ref
31 May 2000 DM Marco Freitas Alverca 30 June 2001 [97]
20 June 2001 LB Jorge Ribeiro Santa Clara 30 June 2001 [98]
1 July 2000 CB José Soares Desportivo Aves 30 June 2001 [99]
15 July 2000 DM Luís Andrade Braga 30 June 2001 [100]
19 July 2000 GK Nuno Santos Badajoz 1 December 2000 [101]
10 December 2000 GK Nuno Santos Santa Clara 30 June 2001 [102]
30 January 2001 DM Triantafyllos Machairidis Kalamata 30 June 2001 [103]
9 February 2001 FB Ricardo Rojas River Plate 30 December 2001 [104]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  34. ^ "V. Guimarães-Benfica, 0–4: Entre dois fidalgos em crise ganhou o que a aproveitou" [V. Guimarães-Benfica, 0–4: Between two nobleman in crisis, it won the better]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 November 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
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  36. ^ "Campomaiorense-Benfica, 0–1: Sabry foi rápido a atar as botas e acendeu a estrela de Mourinho" [Campomaiorense-Benfica, 0–1: Sabry was quick to tie his shoes and light up the debut of Mourinho]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 November 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  37. ^ a b c d Tovar, Rui. p. 583
  38. ^ "Benfica-Sporting, 3–0: Vitória mais gorda em 12 anos a coroar o "derby do penalty"" [Benfica-Sporting, 3–0: Fattest win in 12 years, crowning the "derby of the penalty".]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  39. ^ a b "José Mourinho: "Direcção mostrou falta de confiança"" [José Mourinho: "Board showed a lack of faith in our work".] (in Portuguese). Record. 6 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  40. ^ "Tinoco de Faria: "Ultimato de Mourinho é um acto inqualificável"" [Tinoco de Faria: "Mourinho's ultimatum is an unspeakable act]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  41. ^ "Vilarinho: "Toni há-de ser o treinador mas Mourinho fica até final"" [Vilarinho: "Toni will manage Benfica, but Mourinho stays until the end]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 October 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  42. ^ "Toni apresentado na Luz" [Toni presented in Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  43. ^ "Alverca-Benfica, 2–1: Três "bicadas" no leãozinho e eis o regresso à realidade" [Alverca-Benfica, 2–1: Three "stings" in the little lion and the return to reality]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  44. ^ "Benfica-Gil Vicente, 0–0: Benfica triste e descrente ganhou um ponto e vá lá..." [Benfica-Gil Vicente, 0–0: Sad and unbeliever Benfica won a point...]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  45. ^ "Louletano-Benfica, 1–3: Entrar o milénio a ganhar com cunho de Van Hooijdonk" [Louletano-Benfica, 1–3: Start the new millennium winning with a goal from Van Hooijdonk]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  46. ^ "Benfica recebe FC Porto nos oitavos-de-final da Taça" [Benfica receives Porto in the last sixteen of the Cup]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  47. ^ "Salgueiros-Benfica, 1–2: Marchena e Meira empurraram e Van Hooijdonk acabou a obra" [Salgueiros-Benfica, 1–2: Marchena and Meira pushed and Van Hooijdonk finished the work]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-02-05. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  48. ^ "Benfica-D. Aves, 5–1: Com o ataque como melhor defesa Toni "inventou" um Benfica-glutão" [Benfica-D.Aves, 5–1: With the attack as best defence, Toni "invented" a fat Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  49. ^ "Benfica-FC Porto, 1–1: Um "derby" de músculo e corajoso com o timorato árbitro do costume" [Benfica-Porto, 1–1: A "derby" of muscle and braveness with a usual referee]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  50. ^ "Benfica-FC Porto, 2–1: A ironia de ser Van Hooijdonk a reabilitar o 4x5x1 de Toni" [Benfica-Porto, 2–1: The irony of being Van Hooijdonk to reabilitate the 4x5x1 of Toni]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  51. ^ "FC Porto-Benfica, 4–0: Ainda faltaram golos à superioridade portista" [FC Porto-Benfica, 4–0: Not enough goals for Porto's superiority]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  52. ^ a b c d e f Tovar, Rui. p. 584
  53. ^ "Beira Mar-Benfica, 1–3: Dois tiros de Van Hooijdonk mataram um raçudo Beira Mar" [Beira-Mar-Benfica, 1–3: Two shots from Van Hoojdonk killed a difficult Beira-Mar]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  54. ^ "Benfica-U. Leiria, 3–2: A proeza de complicar o fácil na versão masoquista da Luz" [Benfica-U.Leiria, 3–2: The accomplishment of making difficult what is easy in the masochist version of Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 February 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  55. ^ "Benfica em segundo" [Benfica in second]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 February 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  56. ^ "E. Amadora-Benfica, 1–2: Magia em estado de graça com a D. Águia a reforçar a candidatura" [E.Amadora-Benfica, 1–2: Magic in pure state of grace, with D. Eagle reinforcing the title run]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 February 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  57. ^ "Benfica-Boavista, 0–0: Jogo táctico e muito intenso quase sempre longe da baliza" [Benfica-Boavista, 0–0: A tactical game, with high intensity, but always far from the goalposts]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 February 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  58. ^ "Sp. Braga-Benfica, 3–1: Braga expõe de forma crua limitações do actual Benfica" [Sp. Braga-Benfica, 3–1: Braga exposes Benfica limitations in a crude way]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 March 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  59. ^ "Belenenses-Benfica, 1–0: Limão de Toni espremido mas não azedou os "pastéis"" [Belenenses-Benfica, 1–0: Limon from Toni squeezed, but it did not sour the pastry]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 March 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  60. ^ "Benfica-P. Ferreira, 2–3: Título para a Luz já é miragem; Pesadelo seguinte é a UEFA" [Benfica-P. Ferreira, 2–3: League title is a mirage; Following nightmare is UEFA]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 March 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  61. ^ a b c d e f Tovar, Rui. p. 585
  62. ^ "Campomaiorense-Benfica, 1–1: Uma miragem chamada Europa" [Campomaiorense-Benfica, 1–1: A mirage named Europe]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 April 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  63. ^ "Benfica-Marítimo, 3–0: Activos de folga e fúria de vencer" [Benfica-Marítimo, 3–0: Assets on holidays and a will to win]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 April 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  64. ^ "Farense-Benfica, 2–2: Correr o mesmo só dá empate". Record (in Portuguese). 14 April 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  65. ^ "Benfica-V. Guimarães, 1–0: Golo repentista contra monotonia" [Benfica-V. Guimarães, 1–0: Fast goal against monotony]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 April 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  66. ^ "Sporting-Benfica, 3–0: Atropelamento na 2ª Circular" [Sporting-Benfica, 3–0: Running over in the 2ª Circular]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 April 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  67. ^ "Benfica-Alverca, 0–2: Um golo como símbolo de autodestruição" [Benfica-Alverca, 0–2: A goal as symbol of the self-destruction]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  68. ^ "Gil Vicente-Benfica, 3–0: Erros a mais num só jogo" [Gil Vicente-Benfica, 3–0: Too many mistakes in just one game]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  69. ^ "Benfica-Salgueiros, 1–1: Quatro Jardéis não chegaram" [Benfica-Salgueiros, 1–1: Four Jardéis would not be enough]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  70. ^ "D. Aves-Benfica, 4–4: Nem oito golos abriram sorrisos" [D.Aves-Benfica, 4–4: Not even eight goals brought smiles]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  71. ^ "Toni: "Não fizemos tudo para evitar este lugar"". Record (in Portuguese). 28 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2014-05-22. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  72. ^ a b c d e Tovar, Rui. p. 587
  73. ^ "Factos da Època 2000-01" [2000-01 Season events]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2001. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  74. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica Squad 2000–01". footballzz.co.uk. 
  75. ^ "Ivan Dudic na Luz por 400 mil contos" [Ivan Dudic at Da Luz for four hundred thousound contos]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 May 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  76. ^ "Marchena no Benfica por quatro épocas" [Marchena at Benfica for four seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  77. ^ "Fernando Meira apresentado oficialmente pelo Benfica" [Fernando Meira officially presented by Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  78. ^ "Real Madrid anuncia que Carlitos sai a custo zero" [Real Madrid announces that Carlitos leaves on a free transfer]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  79. ^ "Vale e Azevedo não confirma nome de Van Hooijdonk" [Vale e Azevedo does not confirm the name of Van Hooijdonk]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  80. ^ "Benfica apresenta Miguel" [Benfica presents Miguel]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  81. ^ "Alejandro Escalona ingressa no Benfica" [Alejandro Escalona signs with Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 July 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  82. ^ "Dani presente na Luz" [Dani present in Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 September 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  83. ^ "Ricardo Esteves regressa ao Benfica" [Ricardo Esteves returns to Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 December 2000. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  84. ^ "André assinou até 2005/06" [André signs until 2005/06]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  85. ^ "Roger custou 1,3 milhões de contos" [Roger costs 1.3 million contos]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  86. ^ "Alverca detém 25% do passe de Ednilson" [Alverca owns 25% of Ednilson]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  87. ^ a b "Dispensas semi-confirmadas" [Releases confirmed]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  88. ^ "João Pinto rescinde com Benfica" [João Pinto terminates contract with Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  89. ^ "Bruno Basto assina pelo Bordéus" [Bruno Basto signs with Bordeaux]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  90. ^ "Luís Carlos e Cadete assinam por um ano com o Estrela" [Luís Carlos e Cadete sign for one year with Estrela]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  91. ^ "Benfica garantiu cláusula de rescisão sobre Cadete" [Benfica ensured termination clause with Cadete]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  92. ^ "Benfica encaixa 600 mil contos com venda de Amaral para a Fiorentina" [Benfica bags six hundred thousand contos with the sale of Amaral to Fiorentina]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  93. ^ "Nuno Gomes na Fiorentina por 4 milhões de contos" [Nuno Gomes signs with Fiorentina for 4 million contos]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 July 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  94. ^ "Porfírio reforça Marítimo" [Porfirio reinforces Marítimo]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 August 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  95. ^ "O adeus de Poborsky" [The goodbye of Poborsky]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  96. ^ "Uribe já rescindiu" [Uribe terminates contract]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  97. ^ "Alverca quer Marco Freitas" [Alverca wants Marco Freitas]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 May 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  98. ^ "Naval-Santa Clara, 2–0: Vitória sem discussão" [Naval-Santa Clara, 2–0: Win without arguing]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 July 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. Played for Santa Clara: Jorge Ribeiro 
  99. ^ "Ricardo Pimenta fará a pré-época no D. Aves" [Ricardo Pimenta will make pre-season with D.Aves]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 July 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. After the confirmation of the signings of Marco Aleixo and José Soares 
  100. ^ "Andrade apresentado e resta o ponta-de-lança" [Andrade presented, still no striker]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 July 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  101. ^ "Nuno Santos confirmado no Badajoz" [Nuno Santos confirmed at Badajoz]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 July 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  102. ^ "Nuno Santos contratado" [Nuno Santos hired]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 December 2000. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  103. ^ "Machairidis no Kalamata" [Machairidis at Kalamata]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 January 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  104. ^ "Rojas emprestado ao River Plate" [Rojas loaned to River Plate]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 February 2001. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
General
  • Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica [Benfica Almanac]. Portugal: Lua de Papel. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.