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2002–03 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2002–03 season
President Manuel Vilarinho
Head coach Jesualdo Ferreira
(until 24 November 2002)
Fernando Chalana
(caretaker for one match)
José Antonio Camacho
Stadium Estádio da Luz
(until 22 March 2003)
Estádio Nacional
Primeira Liga 2nd
Taça de Portugal Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Simão (18)
All: Simão (18)
Highest home attendance 55,000 vs Santa Clara
(22 March 2003)
Lowest home attendance 10,000 vs Moreirense
(3 February 2003)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2002–03 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 99th season in existence and the club's 69th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. During the season, which lasted from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003, Benfica competed in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal.

Going into a second year without UEFA competitions, qualifying for Europe was one of the club's top priorities; to improve its competitiveness, Benfica signed some of the best domestic players, Ricardo Rocha and Petit, but also brought back former players, like Hélder and Nuno Gomes. Jesualdo Ferreira remained as manager for his first full season on the club.

Benfica's season started with four consecutive victories, to lead the league. In late September, they experienced their first loss and went on a win-less spree that saw them drop to fifth. In November, Benfica won again, but the results remained erratic and after a 7–0 trashing of Paços de Ferreira, they lost to Varzim. A few days later, in the Portuguese Cup, a home loss against Gondomar cost Ferreira his job. Fernando Chalana replaced him for one match, before the appointment of José Antonio Camacho.

With the Spaniard in charge, Benfica regained second place and slowly opened a gap over Sporting, eventually finishing with 75 points, qualifying for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League. Despite this, Camacho was unable to close the distance to Porto, who finished 11 points ahead. The season was also the last that Benfica played in the original Estádio da Luz, before a new version was built ahead of UEFA Euro 2004. Their final game was on 22 March 2003, with the remaining games being played in the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras.

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Nuno Gomes returned to Benfica in July.

Although he only guided the team to fourth place in the previous campaign, Jesualdo Ferreira remained in charge of the team, with overwhelming support from inside the club, especially from former Director of Football Gaspar Ramos and former President Manuel Dámasio, who said he was "the best solution to lead Benfica".[1][2] In the transfer season, Maniche and Robert Enke left the club as their contracts expired; the former joined Porto, the latter, Barcelona.[3][4] Marco Caneira and Edgaras Jankauskas also left, as Benfica did not get their loan deals renewed; with Jankauskas immediately moving to Porto.[5][6] Benfica replaced Jankauskas with Nuno Gomes on a free transfer after the collapse of Fiorentina.[7] Gomes scored 76 goals in his first spell at Benfica; expectations were high, with crowds gathering to see him in training sessions.[8] He joined a depleted attack, which only had the new signing from Porto Miklós Fehér as option, as both Mantorras and Tomo Šokota were injured.[9][10] The back four was also strengthened, with Benfica bringing back Hélder after six seasons abroad and adding Ricardo Rocha, a young defender from Braga.[11]

The pre-season began on 9 July with a week of training before the club travelled to Switzerland on the 13th, where they played their first two games of the pre-season, against Étoile Carouge and Auxerre.[12][13] After a game in Palermo with Inter Milan on 21 July, Benfica returned to Portugal the next day, meeting up with Sporting in the Superbola Trophy on the 28th.[14][15] With three more matches in early August, including one in the Guadiana Trophy, Benfica closed its season preparation with a match against European champions Real Madrid on 17 August, a week before the first official game.[16]

August–October[edit]

Benfica started the 2002–03 Primeira Liga campaign at home against Marítimo, scoring twice in the first half, leading to a 3–0 win.[17] The following Saturday, they played Beira-Mar away and won 2–0 after an early lead; according to Manuel Queiroz of Record, despite "dominating in the first half, [Benfica] suffered to retain the lead in the second, with the two nil only arriving right near the end".[18] The club ended the month sharing first place with two other teams, but with a higher goal average than them.

The team began September with a 3–2 away win against Moreirense; Fehér had a decisive influence, earning a penalty and scoring the winner in the 78th minute.[19] Benfica won their fourth consecutive game on 21 September, with a 3–1 win at home against União de Leiria.[20] In the second half, Simão scored his fourth and fifth league goals, unlocking the game that was tied 1–1 at half-time.[21] They ended September with a visit to Estádio da Madeira to play Nacional.[20] The game ended with a 0–1 loss; according to José Ribeiro writing for Record, "after two warnings in the previous two games, the inevitable happened. With known defensive weaknesses, Benfica was winning because of their players intelligence (Zahovič and Petit) and talent (Simão). Only yesterday, none of that worked, given that Peseiro read the game very well and found Benfica's problems ... ".[22]

Benfica hosted Vitória Setúbal on 5 October, dropping two points in a 1–1 draw, due to a "childish error, or better yet, a lack of sharpness of the back-four", in the words of Ricardo Tavares from Record.[23] On 20 October, Benfica met Porto in Estádio das Antas for the Clássico.[20] It was an intense match, with 3 ejections and 73 fouls. Porto won 2–1 because to António Tadeira, they "reacted better to playing outnumbered, while Benfica lost their focus when Paulo Costa sent off Éder and then Miguel".[24] Six days later, for the final game of the month, Benfica played Académica at home.[20] The final score of 1–1 was the best possible, because Académica scored the first goal in the 86th minute, giving Benfica only a few minutes to level the game, which Carlitos did in the 90th minute.[25] Benfica ended the month in fifth place, having won only two of nine possible points.[20]

November–February[edit]

At the beginning of November, Benfica headed to the Azores to play Santa Clara.[20] They won 2–1 due to a double from Simão.[26] A week later, the team played Paços de Ferreira in the Estádio da Luz.[27] The game ended with a 7–0 win for Benfica; Antonio Tadeia writing for Record said the win "showed that Benfica it is alive and well in the league, even without two internationals, Simão and Petit".[28] On 16 November, Benfica played Varzim away, resulting in a 1–2 loss; Rui Dias wrote for Record that, Varzim "adjusted better to the windstorm night and to the soaking wet field ... taking the initiative in the search for the three points".[29]

José Antonio Camacho took over as manager in November.

On 24 November, Benfica started the 2002–03 Taça de Portugal by playing Gondomar at home for the fourth round.[30] A 10th-minute goal from Cilio knocked Benfica out of the competition.[31] Tinoco de Faria, the club vice-president, called the defeat "unacceptable";[32] Jesualdo Ferreira was relieved of his duties the day after.[33] Benfica appointed Fernando Chalana as caretaker until they could agree terms with José Antonio Camacho.[34] On the day Camacho arrived to sign with Benfica, Chalana led the team against Braga at home.[35] He moved Miguel to right-back and started Hélder instead of João Manuel Pinto; Benfica defeated the visitors by 3–0.[36]

In the opening match of December, Benfica played Gil Vicente at home after re-scheduling the game from 29 November to 4 December, because of an imminent players strike during the holidays.[37][38] They won that match 3–1 with two first-half goals; António Varela wrote that the unpredictability of Simão "unbalanced the opponent and the game"; Benfica climbed to second place before a match against Sporting.[39] On 7 December, Benfica played their last game in the 46-year-old Estádio de Alvalade against city rivals Sporting in the Derby de Lisboa.[27] The game ended with a 2–0 win for Benfica, who controlled the game from the beginning; as José Manuel Delgado wrote, " ... the advantage of the visitors starting in the clear superiority of Tiago and Petit in the direct contend with Paulo Bento and Rui Bento, while Zahovic descended to guide the team ... ".[40] A week later, the team played Belenenses at home.[27] Simão scored the sole goal of the game in the 55th minute, helping Camacho to a third consecutive win.[41] During the last game of the month, Benfica played Boavista away, drawing 0–0; José Manuel Delgado at Record criticized the players of both teams for "showing little inspiration and inability to break away from the tight tactical requirements of the game".[42]

Early in January 2003, Benfica announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Geovanni, on a loan deal from Barcelona until the end of the season.[43] On 11 January, the team played Vitória Guimarães away.[27] The 1–1 draw after 90 minutes was a consequence of the constant interruptions for a large number of fouls signalled by the referee.[44] In the stands, the problematic behaviour of the Benfica supporters group No Name Boys caused the governing body of the Portuguese league to punish both clubs by closing their stadiums for one game each.[45][46] On the following Sunday, Benfica visited the Estádio dos Barreiros for a game against Marítimo, which Benfica won 2–1 after an individual effort from Nuno Gomes in the 74th minute.[47] It was the first win there since 1994–95.[48] After selecting the Estádio Municipal Dr. Alves Vieira in Torres Novas to replace Estádio da Luz,[49] Benfica hosted Beira-Mar on 26 January, winning 1–0 with a goal from Geovanni.[50] Three days later, the team played the second friendly of the month after a 1–1 draw against Ajax a week before. During the game, intended to bring people to Da Luz, Benfica lost 0–1 to Barcelona.[51]

On 1 February, Benfica played Moreirense at home, drawing 1–1; Rui Dias wrote that the team's overconfidence was the main reason for the draw because they were "unsettled by the lack of space ... they allowed the clock to run, certain a goal would arrive, soon or later".[52] On 8 February, Benfica visited the Estádio Municipal da Marinha Grande to play União de Leiria.[47] The final score, 3–0 to Benfica, was the biggest in the Camacho era; António Tadeia, writing for Record, complimented the team for the "more pleasing performance, after the very poor display against Moreirense".[53] The following Sunday, Benfica played Nacional at home.[47] According to Rui Dias' match analysis in Record, the team strong first half " .. left the feeling that two goals were not enough in such a display of power ... ", allowing them to manage the game in the second half, ensuring a 2–0 win and reducing the distance to Porto to 10 points.[54] Benfica won their third consecutive match on 22 February; a 6–2 away win against Vitória Setúbal.[47] The opponents took an early lead in the 18th minute when Pascal scored a goal, and doubled their advantage five minutes later; however, in a strong second half, Benfica overturned the game. Simão scored a hat-trick, aided by Tiago and Tomo Šokota, who also scored goals.[55]

March–June[edit]

On 4 March, Benfica played Porto on the last Clássico to be held at the Estádio da Luz.[47] Porto won 1–0 through Deco's goal, in a match that Manuel Queiroz at Record defined as " ... ending the last doubts of who is the future champion and who is the best team in the league, defeating Camacho's Benfica for the first time ... "[56] Benfica rebounded with an away win against Académica on 15 March, beating them 4–1 in the Municipal José Bento Pessoa in Figueira da Foz.[57] A week later, Benfica had its last game on the old Estádio da Luz before the 49-year-old stadium's demolition, playing against Santa Clara.[47][58] The match ended in a 1–0 win for Benfica, but António Tadeia described the performance as "colourless".[59]

On 5 April, April Benfica played at Estádio da Mata Real against Paços de Ferreira.[47] With three goals in the first half-hour, Benfica secured the lead until the end to gain three points in a 3–1 win.[60] With the league on international break, Benfica played two friendlies abroad; one against Luxembourg's F91 Dudelange and another against Paris Saint-Germain.[61] They resumed their league campaign on 21 April, hosting home games at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras where they met Varzim.[62] Benfica won 2–1; and according to António Magalhães writing for Record, they "wasted a excessive number of opportunities to score".[63] On the following Saturday, Benfica played away to Braga at the Estádio Primeiro de Maio.[62] By winning 3–1, they opened an 11-point gap above third-place Sporting.[64]

"Even with adversities on the bench, Benfica attained the great objective of the season; the return to European competitions through the big door – the UEFA Champions League. Against a superior Porto, and with the bizarre elimination at home in the Taça de Portugal, Benfica soon focus on the battle for the second place against Sporting. With three match days to go, the established goal is secured..."

— Rui Miguel Tovar on the season events[65]

On 3 May, Benfica met Sporting for the second Derby de Lisboa of the season.[62] In the words of António Tadeia, the visitors took on an approach of "ignoring the midfield ... and abusing of the long ball", inflicting a 1–2 loss upon Benfica.[66] A week later, Benfica defeated Belenenses in Restelo, securing the second place in the league with a 4-2 victory and the associated berth to the third qualifying round of the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League.[67] On 18 May, Benfica played Boavista at home.[62] Camacho changed several players of the starting eleven, but the match ended in a 1–1 draw.[68] Benfica closed the month with a 2–0 away win against Adelino Ribeiro Novo; Rui Dias wrote that Benfica showed "professionalism, despite having nothing to fight for".[69]

Benfica played their last game of the season on 1 June at home against Vitória Guimarães,[62] winning 4–0; Féher scored a hat-trick.[70] Benfica finished in second place after the 34-game season with 23 wins, six draws and five losses for a total of 75 points. They scored 74 goals, the most in the league, and conceded 27, the second-lowest league-wide. Simão was the joint highest scorer in the Primeira Liga, with 18 goals, equal to Beira-Mar's Faye Fary; the latter took the Bola de Prata award due to having played fewer games.[71]

Competitions[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 24 August 2002 1 June 2003 34 23 6 5 74 27 +47 67.65 [72]
Taça de Portugal 24 November 2002 24 November 2002 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 00.00 [72]
Total 35 23 6 6 74 28 +46 65.71

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 27 5 2 73 26 +47 86 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 34 23 6 5 74 27 +47 75 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sporting CP 34 17 8 9 52 38 +14 59 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round

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

Last updated: 22 June 2013.
Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = 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 managers Jesualdo Ferreira and José António Camacho. Ljubinko Drulović took over the captaincy from Robert Enke.[65][72][73]

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 2002–03 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 Portugal José Moreira 31 -26 31 -26 0 0
2 DF Mozambique Armando Sá 16 1 15 1 1 0
3 DF Brazil Argel 28 2 28 2 0 0
4 DF Portugal Paulo Cabral 4 0 3 0 1 0
5 DF Brazil Cristiano Roland 14 0 14 0 0 0
6 MF Portugal Emílio Peixe 2 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF Sweden Anders Andersson 17 0 16 0 1 0
8 MF Brazil Roger 14 2 13 2 1 0
9 FW Angola Mantorras 10 3 9 3 1 0
10 MF Slovenia Zahovič 30 6 29 6 1 0
11 MF Serbia Ljubinko Drulović 20 0 19 0 1 0
12 GK Argentina Carlos Bossio 3 -1 3 -1 0 0
14 MF Portugal Ednilson 8 0 8 0 0 0
15 MF Brazil Geovanni 17 3 17 3 0 0
16 DF Portugal João Manuel Pinto 23 2 22 2 1 0
18 MF Portugal Carlitos 8 1 8 1 0 0
20 MF Portugal Simão Sabrosa 33 18 33 18 0 0
21 FW Portugal Nuno Gomes 29 9 28 9 1 0
22 MF Portugal Luís Andrade 8 0 7 0 1 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel Monteiro 29 1 29 1 0 0
24 GK Portugal Nuno Santos 1 -1 0 0 1 -1
25 FW Croatia Šokota 13 4 13 4 0 0
26 MF Portugal Petit 26 2 25 2 1 0
27 DF Brazil Éder Bonfim 5 0 5 0 0 0
29 FW Hungary Fehér 18 4 17 4 1 0
30 MF Portugal Tiago Mendes 31 13 31 13 0 0
32 DF Portugal Hélder Cristóvão 23 2 22 2 1 0
33 DF Portugal Ricardo Rocha 27 0 27 0 0 0
39 MF Portugal Hélio Pinto 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 DF Portugal Eduardo Simões 1 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Fee Ref
12 June 2002 FW Anderson Luiz Alverca Undisclosed [74]
1 July 2002 CB Ricardo Rocha Braga Undisclosed [75]
1 July 2002 CM Emílio Peixe Porto Free [76]
11 July 2002 FW Fehér Porto Free [9]
18 July 2002 LB Cristiano Roland Beira-Mar Undisclosed [77]
20 July 2002 DM Petit Boavista Undisclosed [78]
24 July 2002 CB Hélder Cristóvão Deportivo de La Coruña Free [79]
16 August 2002 FW Nuno Gomes Fiorentina Free [80]

In by loan[edit]

Date from Position Player To club Date to Ref
11 July 2002 RB Éder Bonfim Grêmio Inhumense 30 June 2003 [76]
8 January 2003 RW Geovanni Barcelona 30 June 2003 [81]

Out[edit]

Exit date Position Player To club Fee Ref
16 May 2002 LB Júlio César Real Madrid Loan end [82]
16 May 2002 LB Emanuele Pesaresi Lazio Loan end [82]
29 May 2002 CM Maniche Porto Free [3]
1 June 2002 ST Edgaras Jankauskas Real Sociedad Loan end [83]
4 June 2002 GK Robert Enke Barcelona Free [4]
13 June 2002 DM Ricardo Esteves Nacional Free [84]
20 June 2002 GK Paulo Lopes Salgueiros Free [85]
23 June 2002 CB Marco Caneira Inter Milan Loan end [86]
18 July 2002 RB Toni Beira-Mar Free [77]
18 July 2002 LB Diogo Luís Beira-Mar Free [77]
10 July 2002 FB Quim Berto Varzim Free [87]
10 July 2002 LB Jorge Ribeiro Varzim Free [87]
10 July 2002 FW Pepa Varzim Free [87]
10 July 2002 CM Rui Baião Varzim Free [87]
23 September 2002 DM Paulo Madeira Fluminense Free [88]

Out by loan[edit]

Date from Position Player To club Date to Ref
28 July 2002 CM Bruno Aguiar Alverca 30 June 2003 [89]
2 August 2002 CB Geraldo Alves Gil Vicente 30 June 2003 [90]
14 August 2002 DM Fernando Aguiar Leiria 30 June 2003 [91]
14 August 2002 RB Ivan Dudić Rad 30 June 2003 [91]
29 August 2002 FW Anderson Luiz Moreirense 30 June 2003 [92]
21 January 2003 RB Éder Bonfim Estrela da Amadora 30 June 2003 [93]
1 February 2003 ST André Neles Internacional 31 December 2003 [94]

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  41. ^ "Benfica-Belenenses, 1-0: Uma vitória com Paixão do Benfica "à Jesualdo"" [Benfica-Belenenses, 1–0: A win with passion, "Jesualdo way".]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 December 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  42. ^ "Boavista-Benfica, 0-0: Gota de futebol num oceano de faltas" [Boavista-Benfica, 0–0: A drop of football in a sea of fouls]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 December 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  43. ^ "Geovanni na Luz até final da temporada" [Geovanni in Da Luz until the end of the season]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 January 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  44. ^ "V. Guimarães-Benfica, 1-1: Árbitro pouco valente em jogo de barba rija" [V. Guimarães-Benfica, 1–1: Referee without nerves to rough game]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 January 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  45. ^ "Benfica corta relações com o V. Guimarães" [Benfica cuts relations with V. Guimarães]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 January 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  46. ^ "Luz e Felgueiras interditados por um jogo" [Luz and Felgueiras closed for one game]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 January 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
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  48. ^ "Marítimo-Benfica, 1-2: Foi o "Benficamacho" que "matou o borrego"" [Marítimo-Benfica, 1–2: It was a "Benficamacho" who killed the string of bad results]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 January 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  49. ^ "Torres Novas confirmada como alternativa à Luz" [Torres Novas confirmed as alternative to Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  50. ^ "Benfica-Beira-Mar, 1–0: Camacho leu bem o jogo e ainda salvou os pontos" [Benfica-Beira-Mar, 1–0: Camacho read the game well and saved the points]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 January 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  51. ^ "Particulares com Ajax e Barcelona" [Friendlies with Ajax and Barcelona]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 January 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  52. ^ "Benfica-Moreirense, 1-1: Um corpo desarticulado na folga da inspiração" [Benfica-Moreirense, 1–1: A disconnected body in the day off inspiration]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 February 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  53. ^ "U. Leiria-Benfica, 0-3: Meio jogo com alegria e meio a viver dos juros" [U. Leiria-Benfica, 0–3: Half a game of joy, and half leaving of interest]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 February 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  54. ^ "Benfica-Nacional, 2-0: A noite da reconciliação durou até ao intervalo" [Benfica-Nacional, 2–0: The night of reconciliation lasted until the break]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 February 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  55. ^ "V. Setúbal-Benfica, 2-6: Uma 2ª parte demolidora só podia ter um bom fim" [V. Setúbal-Benfica: A demolish second half, could only have a good end]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 February 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  56. ^ "Benfica-FC Porto, 0-1: FC Porto foi à Luz tirar as últimas dúvidas" [Benfica-FC Porto, 0–1: FC Porto went to Da Luz to take the last doubts]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 March 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  57. ^ "Académica-Benfica, 1-4: O passeio até à Figueira de uma equipa de direita" [Académica-Benfica, 1–4: The trip to Figueira from a right-sided team]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 March 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  58. ^ ""Monumental Adeus" permite receita recorde" ["Monumental goodbye" allows record turnover]. Record.pt (in Portuguese). 20 March 2003. Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  59. ^ "Benfica-S. Clara, 1-0: A catedral merecia adeus mais inspirado" [Benfica-S. Clara, 1–0: The Cathedral deserved a better goodbye]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 March 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  60. ^ "P. Ferreira-Benfica, 1-3: Nuno Golos decidiu enquanto houve jogo" [P.Ferreira-Benfica, 1–3: Nuno Golos decided when there was still game]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 April 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  61. ^ "Camacho: "Defender prestígio"". Record (in Portuguese). 12 April 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
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  63. ^ "Benfica-Varzim, 2-1: A noite em que a águia sofreu de vertigens" [Benfica-Varzim, 2–1: The night in which the eagle suffered from vertigo]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 April 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  64. ^ "Sp. Braga-Benfica, 1-3: Cenário de facilidades com um final explosivo" [Sp. Braga-Benfica, 1–3: Scenery of easiness with a explosive ending]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 April 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  65. ^ a b Tovar, Rui. p. 595
  66. ^ "Benfica-Sporting, 1-2: Comandos de Bölöni estragam festa à águia" [Benfica-Sporting, 1–2: Bölöni orders ruin party to Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 May 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  67. ^ "Belenenses-Benfica, 2-4: Uma vitória tranquila ao ritmo das emoções" [Belenenses-Benfica, 2–4: A easy win on the rhythm of emotions]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 May 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  68. ^ "Benfica-Boavista, 1-1: Estão à vista de todos as razões para o tabu" [Benfica-Boavista, 1–1: It is in plain view the reasons of the tabu]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 May 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  69. ^ "Gil Vicente-Benfica, 0-2: Satisfações à família em hora de despedida" [Gil Vicente-Benfica, 0–2: Satisfactions to the family in the hour of goodbyes]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 May 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  70. ^ "Benfica-V. Guimarães, 4-0: Toda a fé de Simão nas botas de Fehér" [Benfica-V. Guimarães, 4–0: Every faith of Simão in the boots of Fehér]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  71. ^ "Simão: "Morri na praia"" [Simão: "I died on the beach"]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  72. ^ a b c Tovar, Rui. p. 601
  73. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica Squad 2002-03". footballzz.co.uk/. 
  74. ^ "Acordo por Anderson" [Agreement over Anderson]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 June 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  75. ^ "Ricardo Rocha: "Vou fazer tudo para ser titular"" [Ricardo Rocha: "I will make everything to be a starter"]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  76. ^ a b "Éder foi a grande surpresa" [Èder was the big surprise]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  77. ^ a b c "Opção sobre jogadores do Beira-Mar" [Option over Beira-Mar players]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  78. ^ "Boavista continua a deter 50 por cento do passe de Petit" [Boavista still retains 50% of Petit]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  79. ^ "SAD confirma Hélder" [SAD confirms Hélder]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  80. ^ "Nuno Gomes: "Ser melhor marcador com o Jardel a jogar"" [Nuno Gomes: "Be the topscored with Jardel playing"]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 August 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  81. ^ "Geovanni já treina" [Geovanni already practises]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 January 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  82. ^ a b "Júlio César e Pesaresi de saída" [Júlio César and Pesaresi leaving]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 May 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  83. ^ "FC Porto contrata Jankauskas" [FC Porto signs Jankaukas]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  84. ^ "Ricardo Esteves assinou" [Ricardo Esteves signed]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 June 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  85. ^ "Paulo Lopes: "Impor-me de uma vez por todas"" [Paulo Lopes: "Breakthrough once and for all"]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 June 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  86. ^ "Marco Caneira está indefinido" [Caneira is indifined]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 June 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  87. ^ a b c d "Quim Berto, Jorge Ribeiro, Rui Baião e Pepa reforçam poveiros" [Quim Berto, Jorge Ribeiro, Rui Baião and Pepa strengthened Poveiros]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  88. ^ "Benfica aceita rescisão com Paulo Madeira" [Benfica acepts termination of Paulo Madeira]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 September 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  89. ^ "Alverca-V. Setúbal: Sem força ofensiva e a errar na defesa" [Alverca-V.Setúbal: Without offensive power and erroring in the defence]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 July 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. The midfielder Bruno Aguiar, loaned by Benfica 
  90. ^ "Geraldo assina hoje" [Geraldo signs today]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 August 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  91. ^ a b "U. Leiria quer Fernando Aguiar" [U.Leiria wants Fernando Aguiar]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2002. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  92. ^ "Anderson Luis (ex-Benfica) reforça Moreirense" [Anderson Luis (ex-Benfica) reinforces Moreirense]. Guimarães Digital (in Portuguese). 29 August 2002. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  93. ^ "Éder cedido ao E. Amadora" [Èder loaned to E.Amadora]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 January 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  94. ^ "André sonha com o Benfica" [André dreams of Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 April 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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