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2005–06 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2005–06 season
President Luís Filipe Vieira
Head coach Ronald Koeman
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 3rd
Taça de Portugal Quarter-finals
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira Winners
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Nuno Gomes (15)

All:
Nuno Gomes (17)
Highest home attendance 65,000 vs Barcelona
(28 March 2006)
Lowest home attendance 18,000 vs Nacional
(8 February 2006)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2005–06 European football season was the 102nd season of Sport Lisboa e Benfica's existence and the club's 72nd consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. The season ran from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006; Benfica competed domestically in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal and also participated in the UEFA Champions League as a result of finishing first in the Primeira Liga the previous season.

After Giovanni Trapattoni led Benfica to their first league title in 11 years, he resigned for personal reasons. To replace him, the club hired Ronald Koeman, who was assisted by Bruins Slot and Fernando Chalana. Benfica remained highly active in the transfer market, signing and releasing over twelve players. Noticeable additions were Anderson, Léo and Nélson to the back four; Karagounis and Miccoli to the offence. The departures included Miguel, the biggest loss.

Benfica started the domestic season by winning their fourth Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, beating Vitória de Setúbal one-nil. In the Primeira Liga, Benfica struggled initially, making their worst entry ever. Results improved following a European win against Lille, with Benfica climbing several places and defeating Porto in the Clássico. In late October, the team experienced a drop in form, going a month without a win. In December, Benfica's results improved in December, qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in eleven years and winning nearly ten matches in a row, allowing them to get within three points of the top of the league.

In the final match of January, Benfica lost to Sporting CP and underwent another erratic period, losing two more league matches in February. A home win against Liverpool motivated them; they beat Porto and eliminated the reigning title-holders from the Champions League. This success was not replicated domestically; in mid-March, Benfica lost further ground in the Primeira Liga and were eliminated from the Portuguese Cup. Koeman's side recovered, but they were eliminated by Barcelona from the Champions League and failed to overtake Sporting when they dropped seven points in three match-days. At the end of the season, Koeman left the club by mutual consent.

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

After leading Benica to their first league title in ten seasons, Giovanni Trapattoni departed the club for personal reasons.[1] Faced with the task of finding a new manager for a second year in a row, Luís Filipe Vieira was quick to choose Trapattoni's successor; on the 5 June 2005, he said, "I already know who's the next manager".[2] From the list of available managers, the press speculated on Paul Le Guen, Ronald Koeman and Javier Irureta.[3] After a failed approach to Le Guen,[4][5] Benfica selected Koeman as the next manager on 8 June 2005.[6] His assistant would be Tonny Bruins Slot,[7] replacing Álvaro Magalhães, who left the club after two seasons.[8] Later in the month, Fernando Chalana returned to Benfica on a 2-year contract to serve on Koeman's technical staff.[9]

Benfica playing a pre-season match with Barreirense on 27 July

To replace the "Italian" style of Trapattoni, Koeman wanted Benfica to have a "Dutch" approach; he said, "A team like Benfica always has to play to win. In what I know of this team, we can perfectly play in a 4–3–3," and that finding the right balance between offence and defence in the playing style mattered.[10] Vital to his new formation, Koeman asked for more wingers, such as Andy van der Meyde,[11] and Boudewijn Zenden,[12][13] but Benfica did not sign them. Instead, he received attacking midfielders Diego Souza, Andrei Karyaka and Giorgos Karagounis.[14][15][16] To improve Koeman's options up-front, composed of Nuno Gomes and Mantorras, Benfica tried but failed to sign Jon Dahl Tomasson.[17][18] Koeman instead received Italian international Fabrizio Miccoli on loan from Juventus.[19] In defence, Benfica added Brazilians Anderson,[20] Léo,[21] with Nélson [22] replacing Miguel, who moved to Valencia.[23]

The pre-season began on 4 July 2005 with medical exams,[24] followed by the first training session on the next day, with two thousand supporters present at the Estádio da Luz.[25] On 6 July, Benfica travelled to Nyon for a pre-season tour until 14 July.[26] During the eight days in Switzerland, Benfica defeated Sion and Étoile Carouge.[27][28] Back in Portugal, Benfica faced two Premier League opponents, losing to Chelsea,[29] and defeating West Bromwich.[30] Afterwards, Benfica played three Portuguese teams, winning against Barreirense and Estoril Praia,[31][32] and drawing with Vitória de Guimarães.[33] They ended their pre-season with a presentation match against Juventus on 6 August, losing 2–0.[34]

August–September[edit]

Benfica began their season with the 2005 Super Cup, trying to win the trophy for the fourth time.[35] On the 13 August, Benfica faced Vitória de Setúbal at the Estádio Algarve, winning 1–0 with a goal from Nuno Gomes.[36] It was the first win in 15 years since 1989, breaking a five-time losing streak, all against Porto.[35] Koeman praised his players, saying, "We played very well. I am happy with the work I have done with my players".[37] On 20 August, Benfica began their title defence with an away game at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra. The home team, Académica, held the score to 0–0 and won a point against Benfica.[38] After the match, Koeman said Benfica had struggled in Coimbra.[39] On 26 August, Benfica took part in the draw for the group stage of the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League; their first in the new century because they failed to qualify in the past two seasons. In 2005 the club ranked 57th in the UEFA coefficient,[40] thus placing them on pot 4.[41] They were drawn in Group D with Manchester United, Villarreal and Lille.[42] The following day, Benfica hosted Gil Vicente for their final match in August. An unusual 3–4–3 formation did not work as planned; Benfica lost 2–0 and posted their worst league start since 1976–77.[43][44] Koeman blamed anxiety in the players after Simão missed a penalty.[45]

After an international break of nearly two weeks, Benfica returned to competition on 10 September with a Lisbon Derby against Sporting CP.[46] Koeman played the same 3–4–3 as before, selecting Carlitos for the starting 11 in place of Nuno Gomes.[47] Sporting scored first through Luís Loureiro in the first half, but Simão equalized with a free-kick on the second half. In the 75th minute, Liédson made the score 2–1 against a ten-man Benfica, ultimately winning the match for Sporting.[47] With two losses and a draw in three match-days, Koeman broke a club record for the worst season start in history, already eight points from the top of the league.[48][49] Four days later, Benfica made their seasonal European debut in the Champions League against Lille. The match was well fought between both teams, with Fabrizio Miccoli scoring a winning goal for Benifica in the 92nd-minute.[50] Koeman later said in the post-match interview, "We deserved this win because we search for it".[51] On 18 September, Benfica hosted União de Leiria; Koeman reverted to the 4–2–3–1 formation that Giovanni Trapattoni regularly used.[52] Benfica won 4–0 in the largest win all season, with Nuno Gomes netting a hat-trick.[52] Koeman classified the formation as "ideal," and sid he wanted to use it more often in the future.[53] The following Saturday, Benfica played on the road against Penafiel. A strong start put Benfica in the lead by 2–0 in the first 15 minutes, and despite conceding a goal, they woth the match 3–1.[54] Koeman attributed the win to the good momentum that Fabrizio Miccoli–Nuno Gomes were passing.[55] On 27 September, Benfica travelled to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on the second match-day of the Champions League. United scored first through a Ryan Giggs free-kick that deflected off the wall; Simão levelled the score in the second half—also on a free kick—but United responded with a winning goal in the 85th-minute through Ruud van Nistelrooy.[56]

October–November[edit]

October began with a home match against Vitória de Guimarães. Miccoli opened the scoring for Benfica in the 20th minute, but Tiago Targino equalized a few minutes later. Simão put Benfica back in front with a deflected shot that beat Márcio Paiva, ensuring a third consecutive win that reduced the distance to the league leader to four points.[57] After another interruption for international football, Benfica returned to competition with a Clássico against Porto.[58] Despite Porto being the favourite to win,[58] Benfica won 2–0 with two goals from Nuno Gomes.[59] It was Benfica's first away win at Porto since 1990–91, when César Brito also scored a double.[60] On the following Thursday, Benfica visited El Madrigal to play Villarreal. On the half-hour mark, Benfica lost their goalkeeper Quim to injury and replaced him with the 19-year-old Rui Nereu. In the second half, Villarreal scored from the penalty spot. Five minutes later, Manuel Fernandes levelled the score again.[61] The draw allowed Benfica to remain in second place in Group D; Koeman was confident he could beat the Spaniards at home.[62] On 22 October, Benfica hosted Estrela da Amadora for the Primeira Liga. Two second-half goals by Karyaka and then Nuno Gomes, gave Benfica their fifth consecutive win in the competition.[63][64] Four days later, Benfica made their Portuguese Cup debut in the fourth round. Playing in Estádio do Bessa against Leixões, Simão's decisive performance opened the scoring in the 11th minute and scored Benfica's second goal that made the score 2–1.[65] The month ended with an away match against Naval. Benfica were surprised by the home side and dropped two points in a 1–1 draw, costing them the chance to reach second place.[66] Koeman was unhappy with the result, saying Benfica played better and deserved to win.[67]

Benfica began November with a home match against to Villarreal. Benfica were hoping to win and take the lead in Group D but were defeated 1-0 with a winning goal for Villarreal in the 81th minute through a 30 m (98 ft) strike from Marcos Senna.[68] Despite the loss, Koeman remained confident in the qualification for the knockout stage; he said, "It is a very balanced group. We are missing four points to progress."[69] On 6 November, Benfica played Rio Ave at home. The match was unusually competitive, with Benfica trailing twice and avoiding defeat with two free kicks from Petit.[70] Koeman took the blame but criticized the referee's assistant for making several mistakes against Benfica.[71] After a third international break, Benfica visited the Municipal de Braga on 19 November to play Braga. Benfica scored first through Anderson but could not prevent the comeback of Braga, first through Césinha and then Julio Bevacqua. Benfica responded with a Nuno Gomes goal in the 92nd minute, but Bevacqua gave the win to Braga three minutes later.[72] It was Benfica's fourth consecutive winless game, the worst spell of the season.[73] Three days later, Benfica played Lille on the road for match-day five of the group stage. Koeman surprised with a highly defensive team composed of four centre-backs in the back-four, two defensive midfielders, two fullbacks playing in the midfield and only two offensive players, Miccoli and Nuno Gomes.[74] The match ended 0–0, achieving Koeman's goal of securing a point.[75] For the final game of the month, Benfica received Belenenses on 27 November. They were unable to beat Belenenses' keeper, dropping two points in a 0–0 draw and extending their winless run to six matches, the longest dry spell since 2001–02.[76][77]

December–January[edit]

On 3 December, Benfica travelled to Barreiros to play Marítimo. Under pressure from the run of poor results, Koeman asked his players to give it all to beat Maritímo.[78] Benfica fended off Marítimo attacks, responding with a goal through Mantorras in the 86th minute and winning for the first time since 26 October.[79] Four days later, Benfica hosted Manchester United for the last match of the group stage. United's Paul Scholes scored first but ten minutes later, Geovanni equalized 1–1 and in the 34th minute, Beto fired a shot from outside the box to make it 2–1. The result was unchanged and Benfica qualified in second for the knockout stages for the first time since 1994–95.[80] On 11 December, Benfica played Boavista at home. Anderson scored for Benfica off a corner-kick from Petit; the only goal of the game.[81] Koeman was happy with the win, saying, "We played well, as did the fans, who supported us. Like this, it is very difficult to beat us."[82] On 17 December, Benfica continued their winning run, beating Nacional 1–0 with a goal from Nuno Gomes.[83] The goal was controversial because of an alleged infraction of Luisão over Diego Benaglio prior to the goal. Koeman said, "I agree that it should have been signalled, like it should have been in many other instances".[84] Benfica ended 2005 with an away visit to the Estádio do Bonfim. They struggled to beat Vitória de Setúbal's goalkeeper Marcelo Moretto throughout the game, only securing the win in the 90th minute through Nuno Gomes.[85] The win was Benfica's fifth in December; enough to place them third in the league table just before the Christmas break.[86]

Competition resumed on 8 January with a home game against Paços de Ferreira. New signing Moretto made his first appearance for Benfica. Nélson scored early, putting Benfica in the lead, with Geovanni setting the final score in the second half.[87] With the win, Benfica climbed to second place, four points ahead of Sporting but ten behind leaders Porto.[88] On 11 January, Benfica played Tourizense for the 2005–06 Portuguese Cup. Recently signed Laurent Robert scored the opening goal in the second half, while Nuno Gomes scored a second, letting Benfica progress to the sixth round.[89][90] Four days later, Benfica hosted Académica at home. Early in the match, Roberto Brum touched the ball with his hand inside the box, giving Simão the opportunity to score the first goal; two more goals in the second half secured a comfortable 3–0 win for Benfica.[91] The following day, Benfica signed Académica striker Marcel on a six-month loan.[92] On 20 January, Benfica played away to Gil Vicente. A 10th-minute goal from Nandinho meant Benfica trailed for the first time in the season at the quarter-hour mark. The Lisbon-side responded with two first-half goals from Simão and Geovanni, while an own-goal in the second half confirmed the win for Benfica. It was their seventh consecutive league win, a feat not seen in 11 years since the 1994–95 season.[93][94] On 28 January, Benfica played the Derby de Lisboa against Sporting CP. Benfica scored first through Simão but they could not stop Paulo Bento's team from winning the match 3–1 at the Luz.[95] Koeman said, "Sporting was much better on the pitch, before the 1–0 and especially after".[96]

February–March[edit]

Entering the decisive part of the season, and still present in all competitions, Benfica's first game of February was a visit to Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa to face União de Leiria. The home side startled Benfica, beating them 3–1.[97] The loss, which Koeman called a small setback, granted Sporting the chance to catch Benfica in second place.[97][98] On 8 February, Benfica met Nacional at home for the sixth round of the Portuguese Cup; the match ended in a goalless draw, even after extra time. Benfica won the match after a penalty shoot-out.[99] Four days later, Benfica returned to the winning path in the Primeira Liga after beating Penafiel 4–0. Geovanni opened the scoring in the first half, after which Nuno Gomes, Simão and an own goal from Roberto set the final result.[100] On 18 February, Benfica played on the road against Vitória de Guimarães. They did not play as expected and conceded two goals—one in each half—losing 2–0.[101] The loss severely hampered their title defence after being overtaken by Sporting and Braga and allowing leaders Porto—their next league opponent—to gain an eight-point advantage.[101][102] Three days after Guimarães, Benfica hosted Liverpool for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. According to Adrian Harte, the match was "largely disappointing", but Benfica secured a vital win against Liverpool when Luisão scored with an 84th-minute header.[103] The final match of February was a home to Porto, the second Clássico of the season. The high-tension match was decided with a 40 m (130 ft) free kick from Laurent Robert that Vítor Baía could not stop.[104] The win relaunched Benfica's title race and Porto's lead was reduced to five points.[105] It was the first time in 29 years since 1976–77 Benfica had beaten Porto twice in the league and was also their first home win over Porto since 2000–01.[106]

Benfica began March with a visit to Estádio José Gomes, home of Estrela da Amadora. The local team scored first through Paulo Machado in the first half, but Benfica scored two goals in the second half; the latter in the 91st minute.[107] On 8 March, Benfica played the return trip of the Champions League against Liverpool. The Rafael Benítez-led side needed to recoup a 1–0 disadvantage but Benfica won the match. A long-range shot from Simão in the 36th minute and a volley from Miccoli in the 89th minute put Benfica into the quarter-finals for the first time in 11 years, eliminating the reigning Champions League title holders in the process.[108] Koeman was thrilled with the win, saying, "This is why football is so nice—you can win against a bigger team, and anything is possible if you work for it".[109] Four days later, on the same day they were drawn with Barcelona in the Champions League, Benfica hosted Naval at home.[110] They failed to break Naval's resistance despite several attempts from Simão and dropped two points in a 0–0 draw.[111] The draw threatened the hopes for a title renewal, as Porto and Sporting had distance themselves in the first two spots.[112] On 15 March, Benfica suffered another setback at home. In the quarter-finals of the Taça de Portugal against Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica was surprised by the visitors and lost 1–0; the match's only goal was scored by Dário Monteiro.[113] On 19 March, Benfica visited the Estádio dos Arcos to play Rio Ave. As with Estrela da Amadora, Benfica only secured the win in overtime, when Mantorras beat Mora with a 93rd-minute goal.[114] Simão later told the press Benfica were still in the title race.[115] Almost a week later, on the 25 March, Benfica hosted the fourth-place team Braga. The home team scored in their second attempt through Nuno Gomes and retained their slim lead until the end.[116] Koeman was happy Benfica resolved the game so early, because in three days they met Barcelona.[117] In the final game of March, Benfica faced Barcelona for the Champions League. Both goalkeepers were instrumental in securing a goalless draw; Moretto had the most work.[118] Koeman was satisfied with the stalemate, predicting the second leg would be similar.[119]

April–May[edit]

The 2005 Supertaça (centre cabinet, bottom left) was the third honour conquered in 14 months. Benfica would only win another trophy in March 2009.

In April, Benfica were still battling for a Champions League semi-final spot while chasing Porto and Sporting in the domestic title race. On the first day of the month, Benfica played away to Belenenses. José Pedro scored first for the home team in the 9th minute, but Benfica's Miccoli equalized and seven minutes later, Karagounis scored again. Benfica won 2–1.[120] Assistant manager Bruins Slot said, "The win allows us to keep pressure on our opponents and give us morale for Barcelona".[121] The following Wednesday, Benfica visited the Nou Camp in the second leg of the quarter-finals. Barcelona pressured hard and almost scored in the first five minutes with a penalty kick, with Moretto defending Ronaldinho's shot. A few minutes later, the Brazilian scored to make it 1–0 for Barça from open play. Benfica had the best chance to level in the 61th minute, but Simão missed an opportunity. Samuel Eto'o scored a late goal for Barcelona, putting Barça into the semi-finals.[122] President Luís Filipe Vieira said, "We were hoping to reach the final. We were awakened from the dream—every supporter was".[123]

On 9 April, Benfica hosted Marítimo at home. They were caught off guard and briefly trailed by 2–0. Petit and a 96th-minute penalty from Simão equalized for Benfica.[124] Nonetheless, the draw granted Porto the chance to increase their lead to nine points with four games left, making the title renewal "impossible," as Koeman described it.[125] Six days later, on 15 April, Benfica played visitor to Boavista. Hoping to take advantage of Sporting's slip hours earlier and only battling for a direct qualification for the next Champions League campaign, Benfica beat the home side 2–0, with goals from Tiago and Mantorras.[126] The win also broke a ten-year winless streak at the Estádio do Bessa, the last win being on 30 March 1996.[127] On 23 April, Benfica played Nacional on Estádio da Madeira. Benfica led the game most of time, but conceded a late goal from Ricardo Fernandes and lost the chance to overtake Sporting.[128] On 30 April, Benfica hosted and defeated Vitória de Setúbal 1–0 with a first half goal from Anderson.[129] The win meant Koeman had surpass Giovanni Trapattoni's previous points total (67–65), but without the same glory; Porto had already won the league and Sporting was in good position to finish second.[130]

On 7 May, Benfica played their final match of the season at Estádio da Mata Real. Benfica's Manuel Fernandes scored first but could not prevent Paços de Ferreira scoring three second-half goals, thus losing the game.[131] Benfica ended the season in third place, missing out on the title and an automatic place in the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League.[132] Despite winning both games against Porto, the closest Benfica had come from them was on the 18 and 19 match-days, with only three points. Benfica closed the season 12 points behind the leader and five from Sporting.[132] Of the Big Three, Benfica conceded the most goals (29) and scored the second-highest number of goals (51), with the worst goal-average (+22).[133] Koeman wanted to fulfil his contract with Benfica, but after negotiations with the management and sudden interest from PSV, Benfica opted to release him on mutual terms.[134] Koeman thanked Luís Filipe Vieira and José Veiga for their support in face of repeated criticism, and said, "This is very big club, but you cannot win all the time, although I admit, that in the Primeira Liga, he did not do everything he could. We could have done better. But I say, It was a pleasure being here, now my career will continue elsewhere."[134]

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 20 August 2005 7 May 2006 34 20 7 7 51 29 +22 58.82 [135]
Portuguese Cup 26 October 2005 15 March 2006 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 50.00 [135]
UEFA Champions League 14 September 2005 5 April 2006 10 4 3 3 8 7 +1 40.00 [135]
Supercup 13 August 2005 13 August 2005 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.000 [135]
Total 49 27 11 11 64 38 +26 55.10

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 24 7 3 54 16 +38 79 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Sporting CP 34 22 6 6 50 24 +26 72
3 Benfica 34 20 7 7 51 29 +22 67 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round

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.
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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 A H A H A H A H H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A
Result D L L W W W W W D D L D W W W W W W W L L W L W W D W W W D W D W L
Position 9 14 16 11 9 5 4 3 4 4 6 6 6 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Villarreal 6 2 4 0 3 1 +2 10
Portugal Benfica 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
France Lille 6 1 3 2 1 2 −1 6
England Manchester United 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

The squad for the season consisted of the players listed in the tables below and staff members Ronald Koeman (manager), Bruins Slot (assistant manager) and Fernando Chalana (assistant manager).[7][9][135]

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 2005-2006 season via transfer, with more details in the following section.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup Champions League Supertaça
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Portugal José Moreira 9 -6 6 -4 0 0 2 -2 1 0
3 DF Brazil Anderson 41 4 29 4 2 0 9 0 1 0
4 DF Brazil Luisão 45 2 31 1 3 0 10 1 1 0
5 DF Brazil Léo 38 0 26 0 3 0 9 0 0 0
6 MF Portugal Petit 42 3 30 3 2 0 9 0 1 0
7 MF Portugal Carlitos 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Portugal Bruno Aguiar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Angola Mantorras 24 3 17 3 2 0 5 0 0 0
10 MF Greece Georgios Karagounis 29 1 19 1 4 0 6 0 0 0
11 MF Brazil Geovanni 36 4 24 3 3 0 8 1 1 0
12 GK Portugal Quim 12 -6 7 -3 2 -1 3 -2 0 0
13 DF Brazil Alcides 18 0 12 0 2 0 4 0 0 0
14 MF Portugal Manuel Fernandes 40 2 28 1 3 0 8 1 1 0
15 MF Portugal Nuno Assis 12 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
16 MF Brazil Beto 37 1 24 0 4 0 8 1 1 0
17 MF Russia Andrey Karyaka 12 1 9 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
18 DF France Manuel dos Santos 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 MF Brazil Everson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Brazil Marcel 9 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
20 MF Portugal Simão 36 12 24 8 3 2 8 2 1 0
21 FW Portugal Nuno Gomes 42 17 29 15 4 1 8 0 1 1
22 DF Portugal Nélson 33 0 24 0 2 0 7 0 0 0
23 FW Brazil Gustavo Manduca 19 1 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF Portugal João Pereira 11 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
28 MF Portugal Hélio Roque 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 FW Italy Fabrizio Miccoli 23 6 17 4 0 0 6 2 0 0
31 GK Brazil Marcelo Moretto 23 -19 18 -17 1 0 4 -2 0 0
32 MF Portugal Marco Ferreira 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF Portugal Ricardo Rocha 40 0 26 0 4 0 9 0 1 0
34 MF France Laurent Robert 19 3 13 2 3 1 3 0 0 0
39 MF Portugal João Coimbra 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 GK Portugal Rui Nereu 7 -6 4 -3 1 -1 2 -2 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Fee Ref
3 June 2005 DM Beto Beira-Mar Undisclosed [136]
21 June 2005 AM Diego Souza Fluminense Undisclosed [14]
2 July 2005 AM Karyaka Krylia Sovetov Undisclosed [15]
3 July 2005 CB Anderson Corinthians Undisclosed [20]
12 July 2005 LB Léo Santos Undisclosed [21]
24 August 2005 RB Nélson Boavista Undisclosed [22]
30 August 2005 AM Karagounis Internazionale Undisclosed [16]
28 December 2005 LW Gustavo Manduca Marítimo Undisclosed [137]
2 January 2006 GK Marcelo Moretto Vitória Setúbal Undisclosed [138]
2 January 2006 RW Marco Ferreira Penafiel Undisclosed [139]
4 January 2006 LW Laurent Robert Newcastle United Undisclosed [140]

In by loan[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Exit date Ref
1 July 2005 CB Alcides Chelsea 30 June 2006 [141]
31 August 2005 FW Fabrizio Miccoli Juventus 30 June 2006 [19]
17 January 2006 ST Marcel Académica 30 June 2006 [92]

Out[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Fee Ref
1 June 2005 FW Šokota Porto Free [142]
1 June 2005 ST Andrija Delibašić Mallorca Loan end [143]
5 August 2005 LB Takis Fyssas Hearts Undisclosed [144]
17 August 2005 CM Ednilson OFI Crete Free [145]
18 August 2005 RB Miguel Valencia Undisclosed [23]
20 August 2005 LB Alex Wolfsburg Undisclosed [146]
16 January 2006 LB Manuel dos Santos Monaco Undisclosed [147]
10 January 2006 CM Bruno Aguiar Hearts Free [148]
24 April 2006 DM Paulo Almeida Corinthians Free [149]

Out by loan[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Exit date Ref
29 June 2005 CB Eurípedes Amoreirinha Estrela da Amadora 30 June 2006 [150]
29 June 2005 RW Manú Estrela da Amadora 30 June 2006 [150]
11 July 2005 CB André Luís Marseille 30 June 2006 [151]
21 July 2005 GK Yannick Quesnel Marseille 30 June 2006 [151]
21 July 2005 ST Azar Karadas Portsmouth 30 June 2006 [152]
28 July 2005 AM Diego Souza Flamengo 30 June 2006 [153]
3 January 2006 LW Hélio Roque Vitória Setúbal 30 June 2006 [154]
9 January 2006 RW Carlitos Vitória Setúbal 30 June 2006 [148]
16 January 2006 CM Everson Young Boys 30 June 2006 [155]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Adeus campeão" [Goodbye Champion]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Luís Filipe Vieira: "Já sei quem é o treinador"" [Luís Filipe Vieira: "I already know who's going to be the next manager"]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Concorrência por Le Guen" [Competition for Le Guen]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Contactos por Le Guen" [Contacts for Le Guen]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Técnico está quase" [Manager is close]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Koeman já chegou" [Koeman has arrived]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Bruins Slot é o adjunto" [Bruno Slot to assist]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Álvaro abandona a Luz" [Àlvaro leaved Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Chalana adjunto de Koeman" [Chalana to assist Koeman]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Benfica de ataque"" [Ronald Koeman: "Benfica in the offensive"]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Van der Meyde: "Benfica contactou o meu empresário"" [Van de Meyde: "Benfica contacted my representative."]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Zenden aguarda" [Zenden awaits]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Pedido de Koeman" [Requests from Koeman]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Diego: "Já assinei"" [Diego: "I've signed"]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Karyaka vai ser águia por quatro épocas" [Karyaka will be Eagle for four years]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 June 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Karagounis apresentado na Luz às 12.30 horas" [Karagounis presented in Da Luz at 12.30 hours]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Tomasson negociado" [Tomasson negociado]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Ficar sem Tomasson foi um passo atrás"" [Ronald Koeman: "Losing Tomasson was a step back"]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Miccoli apresentado" [Miccoli presented]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Anderson: "Para ter sucesso"" [Anderson: "I want to succeed"]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Léo tem acordo por três épocas" [Leo has agreement for three years]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "Nélson: "Chegar e vencer"" [Nélson: "I want to start winning"]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "Miguel apresentado no Mestalla" [Miguel presented in Mestella]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Miguel não se apresenta" [Miguel doesn't present himself]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "Dois mil no primeiro treino oficial" [Two thousand on the first training session]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "Encarnados partiram para estágio sem Miguel" [Eagles left for tour without Miguel]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  27. ^ "Vitória no primeiro teste (2-1)" [Victory in the first test (2–1)]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  28. ^ "Encarnados vencem suíços do Carouge" [Benfica beats Swiss team, Carouge]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Benfica frente ao Chelsea: A concorrência é factor de progresso" [Benfica against Chelsea: Competition is progress]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  30. ^ "Benfica goleia WBA" [Benfica thrashes WBA]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  31. ^ "Barreirense-Benfica, 0-1: A sentença de Petit" [Barreirense-Benfica, 0–1: The sentence of Petit]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  32. ^ "Estoril-Benfica, 0-1 (Buba 83 pb)" [Estoril-Benfica, 0–1 (Buba 83 og)]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  33. ^ "V. Guimarães-Benfica, 1-1: Bem-vindo ao futebol português mr. Koeman" [V. Guimarães-Benfica, 1–1: Welcome to Portuguese football Mr. Koeman]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 July 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  34. ^ "Benfica-Juventus, 0-2: Uma águia sem corpo para tantas reguadas" [Benfica-Juventus, 0–2: A eagle without a body for so many blows]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  35. ^ a b "Pontapé na maldição" [Kick to the curse]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2005. 
  36. ^ "Benfica - V. Setúbal, 1-0: Uma vitória nada super" [Benfica-V. Setúbal, 1–0: No super win]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  37. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Estivemos muito bem"" [Koeman: "We played very well"]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  38. ^ "Académica-Benfica, 0-0: Um campeão sem ideias" [Académica-Benfica, 0–0, A Champion without ideas]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  39. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Esta partida foi complicada"" [Koeman: "This match was very difficult for us"]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  40. ^ "UEFA rankings for club competitions in 2005". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  41. ^ "Old and new meet in Monaco". Uefa.com. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  42. ^ "Chelsea and Liverpool in clash of champions". The Telegraph. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  43. ^ "Benfica-Gil Vicente, 0-2: Teatro de Gil é assim" [Benfica-Gil Vicente, 0–2: Gil's theatre is like this]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  44. ^ "Filme de terror na Luz" [Horror movie in Da Luz]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 August 2005. 
  45. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Faltou tranquilidade"" [Koeman: "We lacked tranquility"]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 August 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  46. ^ "Em busca do tempo perdido" [Searching for lost time]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  47. ^ a b "Sporting-Benfica, 2-1: Luz verde ao sinal vermelho" [Sporting-Benfica, 2–1: Green light to red signal]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  48. ^ "Feitos num 8" [Turned into a eight]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  49. ^ "Onde o tempo faz a curva" [Where time turns]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  50. ^ "Miccoli strike sends Eagles soaring". UEFA.com. 15 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  51. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Benfica criou mais e no final fez-se justiça"" [Ronald Koeman: "Benfica created more and in the end justice was made"]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  52. ^ a b "Benfica-U. Leiria, 4-0: Assim até parece fácil" [Benfica-U. Leiria, 4–0: Everything looks easy]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  53. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Neste modelo de jogo é esta a equipa base"" [Ronald Koeman: "This formation is the ideal starting eleven"]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  54. ^ "Penafiel-Benfica, 1-3: Um vendaval de futebol" [Penafiel-Benfica, 1–3: A storm of football]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  55. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Rendimento do ataque é que mudou"" [Ronald Koeman: "Performance of the players is what changed"]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  56. ^ "United save their best until last". UEFA.com. 28 September 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  57. ^ "Benfica-V. Guimarães, 2-1: Grãos na engrenagem" [Benfica-V. Guimarães, 2–1: Pebbles in the gearing]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  58. ^ a b "Ronald Koeman atribui favoritismo ao FC Porto" [Ronald Koeman gives favouritism to Porto]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  59. ^ "FC Porto-Benfica, 0-2: A lição n.º 9 de Koeman" [FC Porto-Benfica, 0–2: Koeman's lesson nr.9]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  60. ^ "Nuno Gomes: "Dedico a José Torres e aos benfiquistas"" [Nuno Gomes: "I dedicate this to José Torres and to the Benfica fans"]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  61. ^ "Benfica buoyed by Nereu heroics". UEFA.com. 19 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  62. ^ "Koeman: "Ficámos a saber que podíamos ganhar"" [Koeman: "We found it we can beat them"]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  63. ^ "Benfica-E. Amadora, 2-0: A águia em lua-de-mel" [Benfica-E. Amadora, 2–0: The eagle in a honeymoon]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  64. ^ "Cinco vitórias seguidas" [Five consecutive wins]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  65. ^ "Leixões-Benfica, 1-2: Com arte e sem medo" [Leixões-Benfica, 1–2: With art and without fear]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  66. ^ "Naval-Benfica, 1-1: Jogo do bom malandro" [Naval-Benfica, 1–1: A slackers game]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  67. ^ "Koeman: "Resultado não é justo pois fomos melhores"" [Koeman: "Result isn't fair because we were better"]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 October 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  68. ^ "Senna sets Villarreal flying". UEFA.com. 3 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  69. ^ "Koeman: "Faltam-nos 4 pontos para seguir em frente"" [Koeman: "We miss four points to progress"]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  70. ^ "Benfica-Rio Ave, 2-2: Mais água na engrenagem" [Benfica-Rio Ave, 2–2: More water in the mesh]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  71. ^ "Koeman: "Se há um assistente que está a dormir..."" [Koeman: "The assistant referee was sleeping..."]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  72. ^ "Sp. Braga-Benfica, 3-2 (Cesinha 68, Bevacqua 87, 90+5; Anderson 20, Nuno Gomes 90+3)". Record (in Portuguese). 19 November 2005. 
  73. ^ "Pior série da época" [Worst spell of the season]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  74. ^ "Koeman surpreende com onze muito defensivo em Paris" [Koeman surprises with very defensive starting eleven]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  75. ^ "Lille-Benfica, 0-0: Um zero no congelador" [Lille-Benfica, 0–0: A nil-nil in the freezer]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  76. ^ "Benfica-Belenenses, 0-0: Soluções do desespero" [Benfica-Belenenses, 0–0: Desperate solutions]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  77. ^ "Águia não vê a luz!" [Eagles can't see the light!]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 November 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  78. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Os jogadores têm de dar tudo"" [Ronald Koeman: "The players have to give it all"]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  79. ^ "Marítimo-Benfica, 0-1: Pedro, mágico do golo" [Marítimo-Benfica, 0–1: Pedro, the goals magician]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  80. ^ "United undone by brilliant Benfica". UEFA.com. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  81. ^ "Benfica-Boavista, 1-0: Efeito "united" a durar" [Benfica-Boavista, 1–0: "United" effect still going]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  82. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Assim é muito difícil ganhar ao Benfica"" [Ronald Koeman: "Like this is very difficult to beat us"]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  83. ^ "Benfica-Nacional, 1-0: Três tristes pontos" [Benfica-Nacional, 1–0: Three sad points]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  84. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Concordo que o árbitro podia ter marcado falta"" [Koeman: "I agree that the referee should have signalled it"]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  85. ^ "V. Setúbal-Benfica, 0-1: Classe no último fôlego" [V. Setúbal-Benfica, 0–1: Class in the last breath]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  86. ^ "Nuno Gomes: "Marcar o golo foi uma alegria enorme"" [Nuno Gomes: "To score the goal was a huge joy"]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 December 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  87. ^ "Benfica-P. Ferreira, 2-0: Em estado de graça" [Benfica-P. Ferreira, 2–0: A state of joy]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  88. ^ "Que diferenças!" [What a difference!]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  89. ^ "Tourizense-Benfica, 0-2: Meia dose de campeão" [Tourizense-Benfica, 0–2: Half a dose of Champion]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  90. ^ "Robert imita Eusébio" [Robert copies Eusébio]. Record. 13 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  91. ^ "Benfica-Académica, 3-0: Os braços antes das asas" [Benfica-Académica, 3–0: The arms before the wings]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  92. ^ a b "Marcel é reforço encarnado" [Marcel signs]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  93. ^ "Gil Vicente-Benfica, 1-3: Vitória do fato-macaco" [Gil Vicente-Benfica, 1–3: Victory of the coverall]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  94. ^ "Sete vitórias seguidas... é obra" [Seven straight wins...is is a feat]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  95. ^ "Benfica-Sporting, 1-3: Um baile verde e branco" [Benfica-Sporting, 1–3 A green-and-white ballet]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  96. ^ "As reacções ao Benfica 1-3 Sporting: Koeman considerou o resultado justo" [The reactions to Benfica 1–3 Sporting: Koeman considered the result fair]. Record (in Portuguese). Serbenfiquista.com. 28 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  97. ^ a b "U. Leiria-Benfica, 3-1: "Felícios" e mortíferos". Record (in Portuguese). 5 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  98. ^ "Moral para a Taça" [Morale for the Cup]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  99. ^ "Benfica-Nacional, 0-0 (5-3 g.p.): As musas adormecidas" [Benfica-Nacional, 0–0 (5–3 p)]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  100. ^ "Benfica-Penafiel, 4-0: Beber no fundo do poço" [Benfica-Penafiel, 4–0: To drink from the bottom of the well]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  101. ^ a b "V. Guimarães-Benfica, 2-0: Trabalho ou descanso" [V. Guimarães-Benfica, 2–0: Work or rest]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  102. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "A situação complicou-se"" [Ronald Koeman: "The situation complicated itself"]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  103. ^ "Benfica's Luisão lights up the Luz". UEFA.com. 21 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  104. ^ "Benfica-FC Porto, 1-0: "Frango" soltou clássico" [Benfica-FC Porto, 1–0: "Blunder" unleashed the game]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  105. ^ "Benfica set title race 'on fire'". UEFA.com. 27 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  106. ^ "FC Porto satisfaz duas vezes" [Porto satisfies twice]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 February 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  107. ^ "E. Amadora-Benfica, 1-2: A vitória caída do céu" [E. Amadora-Benfica, 1–2: The win dropped from the sky]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  108. ^ "Simão sends Liverpool crashing out". UEFA.com. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  109. ^ "'Anything is possible' for Koeman". UEFA.com. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  110. ^ "Koeman: "Se não vencemos em casa não podemos ser campeões"" [Koeman: "If we don't win at home, we can't be Champions"]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  111. ^ "Benfica-Naval, 0-0: Faltou franco-atirador" [Benfica-Naval, 0–0: A sniper was missing]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  112. ^ "Benfica desliga" [Benfica disconnects]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  113. ^ "Benfica-V. Guimarães, 0-1: Lento acordar do sonho" [Benfica-V. Guimarães, 0–1: Slow awakening of a dream]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  114. ^ "Rio Ave-Benfica, 0-1: Milagre de Mantorras" [Rio Ave-Benfica, 0–1: Mantorras miracle]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  115. ^ "Simão: "Continuamos na luta pelo título"" [Simão: "We are still battling for the title"]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  116. ^ "Benfica-Sp. Braga, 1-0: Vitória ao segundo tiro" [Benfica-Sp.Braga, 1–0: Win in the second shot]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  117. ^ "Ronald Koeman: "Foi bom marcar na primeira oportunidade"" [Koeman: "It was good to score in the first attempt"]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  118. ^ "Barça denied by Moretto magic". UEFA.com. 29 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  119. ^ "Dutch coaches happy with stalemate". UEFA.com. 29 March 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  120. ^ "Belenenses-Benfica, 1-2: Pode vir o Barcelona" [Belenenses-Benfica, 1–2: Barcelona can come]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  121. ^ "Bruins Slot: "Mantivemos pressão sobre os adversários"" [Bruins Slot: "We kept pressure on our opponents"]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  122. ^ "Striking talent sees Barça through". UEFA.com. 6 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  123. ^ "Vieira: "Acordámos do sonho"" [Vieira: "Awakened from the dream"]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  124. ^ "Benfica-Marítimo, 2-2: Águia a curar feridas" [Benfica-Marítimo, 2–2: Eagle healing his injuries]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  125. ^ "Koeman: "Desculpem"" [Koeman: "I'm sorry"]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  126. ^ "Boavista-Benfica, 0-2: Águia feliz na pantera" [Boavista-Benfica, 0–2: Happy eagle in the Pantera's home]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  127. ^ "Vitória no Bessa 10 anos depois" [Win in Bessa 10 years later]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  128. ^ "Nacional-Benfica, 1-1: Só um a querer a pasta" [Nacional-Benfica, 1–1: Only one wanted the money]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  129. ^ "Benfica-V. Setúbal, 1-0: Menos era muito difícil" [Benfica-V.Setúbal, 1–0: Less was difficult]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 May 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  130. ^ "Koeman supera Trapattoni" [Koeman overcames Trapattoni]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 May 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  131. ^ "P. Ferreira-Benfica, 3-1: Benfica troca o passo" [P. Ferreira-Benfica, 3–1: Benfica loses their feet]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 May 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  132. ^ a b "Classificação 2005/2006" [Table 2005/2006]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 May 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  133. ^ Tovar, Rui. p. 625
  134. ^ a b "Koeman: "Foi um prazer ter estado aqui"" [Koeman: "It was a pleasure being here"]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 May 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  135. ^ a b c d e Tovar, Rui. p. 626
  136. ^ "Brasileiro Beto é reforco" [Beto signs with Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  137. ^ "Manduca apresentado com contrato válido até 2010" [Manduca presented with deal until 2010]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 December 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  138. ^ "Vieira "fecha" Moretto" [Vieira "closes" Moretto]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  139. ^ "Marco Ferreira reforça encarnados" [Marco Ferreira signs with the Eagles]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  140. ^ "Laurent Robert apresentado" [Laurent Robert presented]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  141. ^ "Alcides sem inveja de David Luiz: "Tudo merecido"" [Alcides without envy of David Luiz: "He deserved everything"]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 5 April 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  142. ^ "Sokota confirmado" [Sokota confirmed]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  143. ^ "Encarnados não exercem direitos sobre Delibasic" [Benfica passes on Delibasic rights]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 June 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  144. ^ "Fyssas fica em Lisboa até assinar pelo Hearts" [Fyssas stays in Lisbon until deal with Hearts is done]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 August 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  145. ^ "Ednilson: "Nunca pude mostrar o meu valor na Luz"" [Ednilson: "I could never show my true value"]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 August 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  146. ^ "Fußball: VfL Wolfsburg verpflichtet portugiesischen Verteidiger Alex" [Football: VfL Wolfsburg acquires Portuguese defender Alex] (in German). kicker. 20 August 2005. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  147. ^ "Monaco confirma Dos Santos" [Monaco confirms Dos Santos]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  148. ^ a b "Águias confirmam saídas de Bruno Aguiar e Carlitos" [Eagles confirm departures of Bruno Aguiar and Carlitos]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  149. ^ "Paulo Almeida rescinde contrato" [Paulo Almeida released]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 April 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  150. ^ a b "Desporto" [Sport]. Público (in Portuguese). 29 June 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2016. Ontem o clube da Reboleira aproveitou para apresentar para a temporada de 2005/06 a dupla Amoreirinha/Manu, jogadores que o Benfica cede durante um ano.(Yesterday, the Reboleira-side presented the duo Amoreirinha/Manu, players that Benfica loans for one year) 
  151. ^ a b "Yannick no Marselha" [Yannick in Marselha]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 July 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  152. ^ "Karadas cedido ao Portsmouth" [Karadas in Portsmouth]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 July 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  153. ^ "Diego é para fazer a pré-época no Benfica" [Diego makes pre-season with Benfica]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 22 May 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. O médio brasileiro que esteve esta temporada emprestado ao Flamengo (the Brazilian, which was loaned to Flamengo last year) 
  154. ^ "Hélio Roque apresentado" [Hélio Roque presented]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  155. ^ "Everson emprestado ao Young Boys" [Everson loaned to Young Boys]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 January 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
General
  • Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica [Benfica Almanac]. Portugal: Lua de Papel. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.