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2001–02 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2001–02 season
President Manuel Vilarinho
Head coach Toni
(until 24 December 2001)
Jesualdo Ferreira
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 4th
Taça de Portugal Fifth round
Top goalscorer League:
Mantorras (13)

All:
Mantorras (13)
Highest home attendance 80,000 vs Porto
(15 September 2001)
Lowest home attendance 5,000 vs Farense
(18 March 2002)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2001–02 season, covering the period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002, was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 98th season in existence and the club's 68th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. Benfica competed domestically in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup), but did not take part in European football due to their league finish in the previous season.

Expectations were high with head coach António José Conceição Oliveira (Toni), who had been part of Benfica's wins in 1988–89 and 1993–94, starting his third complete season with the team. In the transfer market, the club shipped out regular starters from the past seasons and brought in new players, mixing the experience of Zlatko Zahovič and Ljubinko Drulović with acquisitions Pedro Mantorras and Simão Sabrosa. By December the team was still in the title race after seven wins and seven draws. However, that month the team suffered its first defeat, a close draw against Sporting, and their exit from the Taça de Portugal. These setbacks caused Toni to resign and be replaced by his assistant, Jesualdo Ferreira. After the change, Ferreira guided the team to third-place by late March, where several injuries in key players impacted their momentum. They finished the season with 17 wins, twelve draws and five losses, putting them in fourth place and keeping them out of the European league for another year.[1]

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

After the worst season since the start of the Primeira Liga, Benfica made significant changes, starting with bringing in former president of Futebol Clube de Alverca Luís Filipe Vieira to run all football-related affairs.[2] One of his first decisions was transferring players deemed surplus to the new project,[3] including Serhiy Kandaurov, Ronaldo Guiaro, José Calado, and both strikers of the previous season, Pierre van Hooijdonk and João Tomás.[4] Argel Fucks, Ljubinko Drulović and Zlatko Zahovič, all players who gained notability at Porto, were added to the team,[5] along with the highly expected Pedro Mantorras and Simão Sabrosa, the latter costing a record 12 million Euros.[6][7][8] With Simão's signing, Filipe Vieira stated, "Now we have a dream-team".[9]

The pre-season started on 5 July in Lisbon, followed by four games in Nyon, Switzerland, beginning 14 July. Later in the month, Benfica returned to Portugal for two more games, playing Feyenoord in Guimarães and closing against Fiorentina on 5 August.[10]

August–October[edit]

Benfica started the 2001–02 Primeira Liga campaign on the road against Varzim on 11 August 2001.[11] The game ended with a 2–2 draw, after a stoppage time own-goal from Benfico's Paulo Cabral.[12] A week later, Benfica had its opening game at home, defeating Salgueiros 2–0, with both goals in the second half.[13] They closed the month with a second home win, as Mantorras scored three past Vitória Setúbal in a 3–2 win.[14]

Benfica opened September at Estádio Mário Duarte against home team Beira-Mar.[11] The team took a two-goal lead and "looked like the certain winner" according to João Marcelino of Record, but after a penalty committed by Diogo Luís, Beira-Mar took the lead in four minutes. With Benfica trailing by one, Tomo Šokota scored in the 58th minute to make the final score 3–3.[15] Benfico's next game was a Clássico against Porto on 15 September.[11] The match ended with a 0–0 draw but, as João Marcelino commented, Benfica "built more opportunities to score".[16] On the following Sunday, Benfica visited Belenenses, dropping two more points in the rankings with a one-all draw; it had been a full month since their last victory.[17] On 30 September, Benfica received Alverca.[11] The game ended with a 3–2 win for Benfica, finishing the month just three points shy of the leader, Boavista.[18]

Benfica started October on the road against former manager José Mourinho with União de Leiria. A final score of 1–1 made the fifth draw in just eight games for Benfica, but the team still gained a point on the title race, as Boavista and Porto were tied for first.[19] Their second match of October was played in Da Luz against Gil Vicente on the 20th, and resulted in a 2–0 win for Benfica, after João Mawete opened the score in the second half.[20] They played Farense away on the 26th,[21] where a 2–0 win carried Benfica to second place and ended their eight-month streak without winning an away game.[22]

November–February[edit]

Benfica played Vitória Guimarães at home in the beginning of November, resulting in a 0–0 draw that brought Benfica down to third place.[23] On the 17th, Benfica made its debut in the 2001–02 Taça de Portugal, playing Infesta at Matosinhos.[24] They won the game 3–0, with two goals right at the end of first half, an own goal and a penalty.[25] In the last week of November, Benfica played visitor to Braga, winning 1–0 after Mantorras unlocked the game in the 69th minute.[21] It was the club's first away win against Braga since November 1995.[26]

December opened with a home game against Santa Clara.[21] The guests took an early lead, but Simão evened the score only fifteen minutes later; Mantorras then set the final score at a 2–1 win.[27] On 8 December, Benfica played Paços de Ferreira on the road.[21] Although they would have reached first place in the Primeira Liga standings if they had won, Benfica "did not perform to expectations, as the defence was a disaster", according to Manuel Queiroz of Record. The game ended in a 1–2 loss, the first loss of the season.[28] Four days later, Benfica played a fifth round Taça de Portugal game against Marítimo.[24] The game went into overtime after no goals from either team in regular time; Two minutes into overtime, Marítimo scored. Benfica evened the score in the 116th minute, narrowly avoiding its second loss in a row.[29] On 15 December, Benfica hosted Sporting.[21] The game ended in a 2–2 draw, despite Benfica leading by two nil until the last five minutes, when Mário Jardel scored a double and saved the cross-town rivals from defeat.[30] On the 19th, Benfica went to Madeira to play in the Portuguese Cup in a rematch against Marítimo.[24] A sole goal from Mitchell van der Gaag knocked Benfica out of the competition.[31] Benfica's last game of 2001 was on the road against Boavista.[32] An early goal from Boavista made the game very difficult, as Manuel Queiroz explained in his match analysis: "It was a game at their [Boavista's] style. Ball in the center, intense fighting, score early and then manage time, free-kicks and bookings... Benfica could not connect two passes, and even make a single imminent goal threat". With that the team took a second league loss.[33] Three days later, Toni resigned, with Benfica looking for Mourinho to return.[34][35] Disagreements over the composition of the technical staff caused Mourinho to decline the invitation, so Benfica turned to assistant manager Jesualdo Ferreira to lead the team.[36][37]

Benfica opened the new year at home, once more against Marítimo; the game ended 1–1 as the eighth draw of the season, sliding Benfica down to fifth place in the league.[38][39] On the 8th, Benfica added Edgaras Jankauskas on loan from Real Sociedad to their roster, strengthening a sector that only had Mantorras as reliable option.[40] In the second week of January, Benfica played Varzim at home.[21] After trailing at halftime 2–0, Benfica scored three in less than fifteen minutes for a final score of 3–2, the first win since 2 December.[41] Three days later, Benfica improved its squad again, signing Tiago Mendes from Braga, with Armando Sá also moving to Lisbon.[42] On 19 January, with Tiago already in the lineup, Benfica played Salgueiros at Estádio Engenheiro Vidal Pinheiro.[43] The game ended in a 4–1 win for Benfica, defined by Record as the team's "first comfortable win in the league, and the first improvements after the comatose state that led to managerial change".[44] On the final Sunday of the month, Benfica visited Bonfim to face Vitória de Setúbal.[43] Benfica scored first with a goal from Carlitos in the 20th minute, but couldn't keep the lead, resulting in yet another draw.[45]

On 3 February, Benfica received Beira-Mar in Da Luz.[43] António Tadeira characterized the game for Record, complementing the team's effectiveness: "The unprecedented scoring ratio, turned a poor and colourless performance into a satisfying thrashing". The 4–1 win brought Benfica to third place.[46] A week later, Benfica faced Porto at Estádio das Antas for the Clássico.[43] Despite Simão scoring first, Benfica's old rival reversed the game, giving the team a 2–3 loss that dropped them to fourth place.[47] On 17 February, the team played Belenenses at home, winning 2–1 with a last minute goal from Jankauskas.[48] Benfica played the last game of February on the 24th, away at Alverca.[43] They managed to take a two-goal lead halfway through the second half, with goals by Zahovic and João Manuel Pinto Tomé. The last goal in the 3–1 win was netted by Drulovic one minute before regular time ended.[49] With the end of February, Benfica was placed fourth in the league standings.[a][50]

March–May[edit]

In the opening match of March, Benfica faced União de Leiria at home.[43] The game ended with a 0–2 loss, the first ever win for the visitors in Da Luz, with José Manuel Delgado and Luís Pedro Sousa criticizing the team for a "really poor game of the home side".[51] Benfica recovered their step when they played Gil Vicente at Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo on the 9th;[43] they took an early lead in the first half with a goal by Argel, with Drulovic doubling the score fifteen minutes later for a 2–0 victory.[52] On 18 March, Benfica played Farense at home.[53] Jesualdo played Simão upfront, and as Joaquim Semeano of Record stated, "the small-great player confirmed his good momentum, giving speed to the game every time he touched the ball". The team won 5–0 and regained third place over Porto.[54] They went on to win their third match in a row against Vitória Guimarães at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques with a score of 4–1, including a double from Miguel Monteiro.[55] However, just days later, Simão was severely injured while playing for the Portugal national football team, and was expected to miss several months.[56] At the last game of the month, Benfica hosted Braga with Jankauskas, Simão and Sokota all sidelined by injuries.[57] Without any firepower, the team took a 1–1 draw, allowing Porto to catch up in the league race.[53]

Benfica opened April in Azores against Santa Clara on the 6th.[53] Lacking attacking options, the team was unable to score and ended with a goalless draw; they remained ahead of Porto only with the goal difference.[58] On 14 April, Benfica received Paços de Ferreira at home. With two goals in the first half and another two in the second, the team won 4–0 and remained in third.[59] A week later, Benfica visited Sporting for the second Derby de Lisboa of the season. Despite a first score by Jankauskas, a mistake by Armando Sá allowed Sporting's Jardel to score from the penalty spot.[60] With its third draw in just one month, Benfica was overtaken by Porto in the league table, dropping to fourth.[61] On the 28th, Benfica hosted Boavista, knowing that by beating them, they would award the league title to Sporting.[62] The meet ended with a 2–1 win for Benfica, after Mantorras took advantage of an error from Bassey William Andem in the 81st minute, confirming the second title in three years for Sporting.[63]

Benfica played its last game of the season on 5 May, on the road against Marítimo.[53] They closed the season with a 2–3 loss.[64] 17 wins, twelve draws and five losses during the season gave Benfica a league score of 63 points, putting the team 12 behind champion Sporting, but crucially, five behind Porto, placing fourth and missing out on UEFA competitions for a second year in a row.[65]

Competitions[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 11 August 2001 5 May 2002 34 17 12 5 66 37 +29 50.00 [66]
Taça de Portugal 17 November 2001 19 December 2001 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 33.33 [66]
Total 37 18 13 6 70 39 +31 48.65

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting CP (C) 34 22 9 3 74 25 +49 75 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Boavista 34 21 7 6 53 20 +33 70 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Porto 34 21 5 8 66 34 +32 68 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round
4 Benfica 34 17 12 5 66 37 +29 63

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 H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A
Result D W W D D D W D W W D W W L D L D W W D W L W W L W W W D D W D W L
Position 9 2 1 4 5 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 5 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4

Last updated: 22 June 2013.
Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Matches[edit]

Taça de Portugal[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 Toni (manager) and Jesualdo Ferreira (manager).[66][67]

Note 1: 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 2001–02 season via transfer, with more details in the following section.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Germany Robert Enke 28 -32 25 -30 3 -2
2 DF Portugal Toni 1 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Brazil Argélico Fucks 24 2 22 2 2 0
4 DF Portugal Paulo Cabral 14 0 13 0 1 0
5 DF Brazil Júlio César 22 3 21 3 1 0
6 DF Portugal Fernando Meira 18 2 15 2 3 0
7 MF Sweden Anders Andersson 25 1 23 1 2 0
9 FW Angola Mantorras 33 13 30 13 3 0
10 MF Slovenia Zlatko Zahovič 23 7 21 6 2 1
11 MF Serbia Ljubinko Drulović 34 6 31 5 3 1
12 GK Portugal José Moreira 10 -7 10 -7 0 0
13 DF Portugal Diogo Luís 3 0 3 0 0 0
14 MF Portugal Ednilson 22 0 22 0 0 0
15 DF Italy Emanuele Pesaresi 13 0 11 0 2 0
16 DF Portugal João Manuel Pinto 29 2 26 2 3 0
17 DF Portugal Ricardo Esteves 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Portugal Carlitos 14 2 14 2 0 0
19 DF Portugal Geraldo Alves 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF Portugal Simão Sabrosa 28 11 26 11 2 0
21 DF Portugal Marco Caneira 29 0 27 0 2 0
22 MF Portugal Luís Andrade 13 0 11 0 2 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel Monteiro 29 5 27 5 2 0
25 FW Croatia Tomo Šokota 7 2 7 2 0 0
26 MF Portugal Hugo Porfírio 6 1 4 0 2 1
27 FW Portugal João Tomás 1 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF Canada Fernando Aguiar 27 0 27 0 0 0
29 FW Lithuania Edgaras Jankauskas 12 8 12 8 0 0
30 MF Portugal Tiago Mendes 15 1 15 1 0 0
31 DF Mozambique Armando Sá 13 0 13 0 0 0
33 GK Portugal Paulo Lopes 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF Portugal Bruno Aguiar 3 0 3 0 0 0
37 MF Portugal Rui Baião 10 0 7 0 3 0
42 DF Portugal Jorge Ribeiro 5 0 4 0 1 0
47 FW Portugal Pepa 3 0 3 0 0 0
50 FW Angola João Mawete 15 2 12 2 3 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Fee Ref
18 April 2001 ST Pedro Mantorras Alverca Undisclosed [6]
29 May 2001 FB Paulo Cabral Belenenses Free [68]
2 June 2001 CB Argel Fucks Palmeiras Undisclosed [69]
3 June 2001 FB Quim Berto Sporting Free [70]
11 June 2001 MF Ronald García Bolívar Undisclosed [71]
13 June 2001 LW Ljubinko Drulović Porto Free [72]
21 June 2001 AM Zlatko Zahovič Valencia Trade for Marchena [73]
20 June 2001 ST Tomo Šokota Dinamo Zagreb Undisclosed [74]
3 July 2001 CM Anders Andersson Aalborg Undisclosed [75]
8 July 2001 CB João Manuel Pinto Porto Free [76]
11 July 2001 LW Hugo Porfírio Marítimo Free [77]
27 July 2001 LW Simão Sabrosa Barcelona €12M [78]
11 December 2001 DM Fernando Aguiar Beira-Mar Undisclosed [79]
15 January 2002 CM Tiago Mendes Braga Undisclosed [42]
15 January 2002 RB Armando Sá Braga Undisclosed [42]

In by loan[edit]

Date from Position Player To club Date to Ref
13 July 2001 LB Emanuele Pesaresi Lazio 30 June 2002 [80]
20 July 2001 CB Júlio César Real Madrid 30 June 2002 [81]
2 August 2001 LB Marco Caneira Inter Milan 30 June 2002 [82]
8 January 2002 ST Edgaras Jankauskas Real Sociedad 30 June 2002 [40]

Out[edit]

Exit date Position Player To club Fee Ref
29 May 2001 LB Alejandro Escalona River Plate Free [83]
31 May 2001 RB Serhiy Kandaurov Metalist Kharkiv Free [84]
8 June 2001 CM Chano None Retired [85]
17 June 2001 DM Triantafyllos Machairidis Alki Larnaca Undisclosed [86]
20 June 2001 CB Carlos Marchena Valencia Trade for Zahoviċ [87]
1 July 2001 DM Marco Freitas Salgueiros Free [88]
5 July 2001 CM Maniche Benfica B Demoted [4]
13 July 2001 ST Pierre van Hooijdonk Feyenoord Undisclosed [89]
14 July 2001 ST Toy Salgueiros Free [90]
26 July 2001 CB Ronaldo Guiaro Beşiktaş Free [91]
4 August 2001 DM Sérgio Nunes Santa Clara Free [92]
9 August 2001 CM José Calado Bétis Undisclosed [93]
28 August 2001 ST João Tomás Bétis Undisclosed [94]
8 November 2001 FB Rojas River Plate Free [95]
28 December 2001 DM Fernando Meira Stuttgart Undisclosed [96]
1 January 2002 CB Nuno Abreu Oliveirense Free [97]
16 January 2002 RW Sabry Marítimo Free [98]
22 January 2002 CB José Soares Istres Free [99]

Out by loan[edit]

Date from Position Player To club Date to Ref
6 July 2001 MF Ronald García Alverca 30 June 2004 [71]
10 July 2001 AM Roger Fluminense 30 June 2002 [100]
12 July 2001 ST André Neles Marítimo 30 June 2002 [101]
25 August 2001 GK Carlos Bossio Vitória Setúbal 30 June 2002 [102]
28 November 2001 FB Quim Berto Varzim 30 June 2002 [103]
19 December 2001 CB Geraldo Alves Beira-Mar 30 June 2002 [104]
15 January 2002 DM Ricardo Esteves Braga 30 June 2002 [42]
15 January 2002 FW João Mawete Braga 30 June 2002 [42]
15 January 2002 CM Bruno Aguiar Gil Vicente 30 June 2002 [105]
16 January 2002 LB Diogo Luís Alverca 30 June 2002 [98]
16 January 2002 ST André Neles Vitória 31 December 2002 [98]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Same points as Porto, but lost the head-to-head

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  45. ^ "V. Setúbal-Benfica, 1-1: Benfica teve força mas faltou-lhe arte" [V. Setúbal-Benfica, 1–1: Benfica had strength but lacked art]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 January 2002. 
  46. ^ "Benfica-Beira Mar, 4-1: Quatro injecções na "febre amarela"" [Benfica-Beira-Mar, 4–1: Four injections of "yellow fever".]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 February 2001. 
  47. ^ "FC Porto-Benfica, 3-2: FC Porto ganha com golos de autor" [FC Porto, Benfica, 3–2: FC Porto wins with goals from author]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 February 2002. 
  48. ^ "Benfica-Belenenses, 2-1: Meteram medo só no minuto 90" [Benfica-Belenenses, 2–1: They only scared in the 90th minute]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 February 2002. 
  49. ^ "Alverca-Benfica, 1-3: Cantos à amizade no ataque à UEFA" [Alverca-Benfica, 1–3: Corner-kicks in the offensive to a UEFA spot]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 February 2002. 
  50. ^ "Benfica «cola-se» ao FC Porto" [Benfica "catches" Porto]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 February 2002. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  51. ^ "Benfica-U. Leiria, 0-2: Forasteiros limitaram-se a jogar melhor" [Benfica-U.Leiria, 0–2: Outsiders just played better]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 March 2002. 
  52. ^ "Gil Vicente-Benfica, 0-2: Simão faz-tudo armou o festival" [Gil Vicente-Benfica, 0–2: Simão, the handyman, set up the festival]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 March 2002. 
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  54. ^ "Benfica-Farense, 5-0: Algarvios votam no sonho da Luz" [Benfica-Farense, 5–0: Algarvios vote in the dream of Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 March 2002. 
  55. ^ "V. Guimarães-Benfica, 1-4: Uma vitória cheia de casos" [V. Guimarães-Benfica, 1–4: A win full of controversy]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 March 2002. 
  56. ^ "Simão Sabrosa: "Nem consegui dormir depois de saber a lesão"" [Simão Sabrosa: "Could not even sleep after finding out about the injury."]. Record. 30 March 2002. 
  57. ^ "Benfica-Sp. Braga, 1-1: Órfãos de Simão perdem terreno" [Benfica-Sp. Braga, 1–1: Orphans of Simão lose ground]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 March 2002. 
  58. ^ "S. Clara-Benfica, 0-0: Açorianos não leram a acta..." [S. Clara-Benfica, 0–0: Azoreans did not read the record...]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 April 2002. 
  59. ^ "Benfica-P. Ferreira, 4-0: Voltam os golos para recta final" [Benfica-P.Ferreira, 4–0: The goals return for the final stretch]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 April 2002. 
  60. ^ "Sporting-Benfica, 1-1: "Estrelinha" de campeão" [Sporting-Benfica, 1–1: Luck of champion]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 April 2002. 
  61. ^ "Mão de Armando coloca Benfica fora da corrida à Liga dos Campeões" [Armando's hand put Benfica out of the race for the Champions League]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 April 2002. 
  62. ^ "Agora só é necessária a vitória do Benfica" [Now it is only needed a win from Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 April 2002. 
  63. ^ "Benfica-Boavista, 2-1: Quando o sonho comanda a vida" [Benfica-Boavista, 2–1: When the dream commands life]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 April 2002. 
  64. ^ "Marítimo-Benfica, 3-2: Kenedy fecha época de sonho" [Marítimo-Benfica, 3–2: Kenedy closes dream season]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 May 2002. 
  65. ^ "Benfica repete sensação de ficar fora da Europa" [Benfica repeats feeling of missing out of Europe competitions]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 May 2002. 
  66. ^ a b c Tovar, Rui. p. 594
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  68. ^ "Cabral apresentado na Luz" [Paulo Cabral presented in Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. 
  69. ^ "Argel na Luz" [Argel in Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  70. ^ "Luís Filipe Vieira confirma Quim Berto" [Luis Filipe Vieira confirms Quim Berto]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  71. ^ a b Jorge Dias (9 June 2003). "Ronald Garcia: "Fiz contrato de cinco anos"" [Ronald Garcia: "I signed for five years"]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  72. ^ "Drulovic entusiasmado" [Drulovic excited]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  73. ^ "Zahovic veste de vermelho nas próximas quatro temporadas" [Zahovic will dress red for four seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  74. ^ "Dínamo confirma 250 mil contos por Sokota" [Dinamo confirms 250 thousand contos for Sokota]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. 
  75. ^ "Anders Andersson: "Quero ser campeão no Benfica"" [Anders Andersson: "I want to be champion at Benfica"]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. 
  76. ^ "João Manuel Pinto: "O que passei no Porto não se deseja a ninguém"" [João Manuel Pinto: "What I have been through at Porto, I do not wish to anyone]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  77. ^ "Hugo Porfírio: "Vou servir o Benfica de alma e coração"" [Hugo Porfírio: "I will serve Benfica with my heart and soul."]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  78. ^ "Benfica e Barcelona assinam transferência de Simão" [Benfica and Barcelona sign deal for Simão]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. 
  79. ^ "Fernando Aguiar assina contrato apenas até final da época" [Fernando Aguiar signs until the end of the year]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 December 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  80. ^ "Benfica completa defesa com Pesaresi e Júlio César" [Benfica completes defence with Pesaresi and Julio César]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  81. ^ "Júlio César certo no Benfica por duas temporadas" [Júlio Cesar confirmed at Benfica for two seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  82. ^ "Caneira assina por um ano" [Caneira signs for one year]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 August 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  83. ^ "Escalona já rescindiu e Carlos Bossio está em risco" [Escalona already rescinded and Bossio is at risk]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. 
  84. ^ "Direcção confirma dispensa de Ronaldo e Kandaurov" [Board confirms release of Ronaldo and Kandaurov]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 May 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. 
  85. ^ "Encarnados confirmam dispensa de Chano" [Encarnados confirm release of Chano]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  86. ^ "Machairidis vai ficar na Grécia" [Machairidis will stay in Greece]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  87. ^ "Benfica acerta com Valência troca de Marchena por Zahovic" [Benfica sets swap with Valencia of Marchena for Zahovic]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-02-05. 
  88. ^ "Marco Freitas Profile". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  89. ^ "Van Hooijdonk: "Na Holanda cumprem o que prometem"" [Van Hoojdonk: "In the Netherlands, they fulfil their promises."]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  90. ^ "Toy: "Quero mostrar todo o meu valor"" [Toy: "I want to show all of my value."]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  91. ^ "Ronaldo no Besiktas" [Ronaldo at Besiktas]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. 
  92. ^ "Caras novas na apresentação sábado à noite" [New faces in the presentation last night]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 August 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. 
  93. ^ "Calado apresentado quinta-feira como jogador do Bétis" [Calado presented on thursday as Betis player]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 August 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  94. ^ "João Tomás junta-se a Calado no Bétis de Sevilha" [João Tomás joins Calado in Betís]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 August 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  95. ^ "River Plate pretende negociar novo empréstimo de Rojas" [River Plate wants new loan deal for Rojas]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 November 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  96. ^ "Fernando Meira assina contrato de cinco anos e meio" [Fernando Meira signs for five and half years]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 December 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  97. ^ "Oliveirense-Sp. Espinho, 2-0: Primeira parte soberba garante vitória" [Oliveirense-Sp.Espinho, 2–0: Amazing first half ensures win]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 January 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. with Nuno Abreu taking advantage 
  98. ^ a b c "Sabry, André e Diogo Luís deixam a Luz" [Sabry, André and Diogo Luís leave Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  99. ^ "Maniche e Paulo Madeira na equipa B" [Maniche and Paulo Madeira in the B-team]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 January 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Other footballers that Jesualdo Ferreira did not wanted, like José Soares (Istres) 
  100. ^ "Roger recebido em delírio no Flu" [Roger welcomed in apotheosis at Flu]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 July 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. 
  101. ^ "André ressentido com técnico Toni" [André resented with Toni]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 July 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  102. ^ "Bossio no V. Setúbal por uma temporada" [Bossio loaned to V.Setúbal for one year]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 August 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  103. ^ "Quim Berto está certo" [Quim Berto is certain]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 November 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  104. ^ "Geraldo emprestado pelo Benfica" [Geraldo loaned by Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 December 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 
  105. ^ "Bruno Aguiar entusiasmado com Gil Vicente" [Bruno Aguiar excited with Gil Vicente]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 January 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. 

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