List of S.L. Benfica presidents

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Ever since its foundation on 28 February 1904, Portuguese sports club Sport Lisboa e Benfica has had a total of 33 presidents.[1] The club's first president was José Rosa Rodrigues and the current one is Luís Filipe Vieira; the latter surpassed Bento Mântua as president with more days in charge of the club.[2] To elect a president, the paying members of Benfica (sócios) vote in the club elections, which are held every four years.[3]


List of presidents[edit]

No. Cit. Name From To Duration Honours
1 Flag Portugal (1830).svg José Rosa Rodrigues
(1st president of Sport Lisboa)
28 February 1904 22 November 1906 2 years, 267 days
2 Flag Portugal (1830).svg Luís Carlos de Faria Leal
(1st president of Grupo Sport Benfica)
18 November 1906 15 September 1907 301 days
3 Flag Portugal (1830).svg Januário Gonçalves Barreto Duarte
(2nd president of Sport Lisboa)
18 December 1906 13 September 1908 1 year, 270 days
4 Flag Portugal (1830).svg João José Pires
(2nd president of Grupo Sport Benfica,
1st president of Sport Lisboa e Benfica after the merge)
15 September 1907 2 February 1910 2 years, 140 days
5 Portugal Alfredo Alexandre Luís da Silva 2 February 1910 26 March 1911 1 year, 52 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
6 Portugal António Nunes de Almeida Guimarães 26 March 1911 9 July 1911 105 days
7 Portugal Alberto Lima 9 July 1911 31 March 1912 1 year, 85 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
8 Portugal José Eduardo Moreira Sales 31 March 1912 5 December 1912 249 days
Portugal Alberto Lima 5 December 1912 29 August 1915 2 years, 267 days 2 Campeonato de Lisboa
9 Portugal José Antunes dos Santos Júnior 29 August 1915 15 July 1916 321 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
10 Portugal Félix Bermudes 15 July 1916 7 October 1916 1 year, 84 days
11 Portugal Nuno Freire Themudo 7 October 1916 22 July 1917 288 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
12 Portugal Bento Mântua 22 July 1917 25 August 1926 9 years, 34 days 2 Campeonato de Lisboa
13 Portugal Alberto Silveira Ávila de Melo 25 August 1926 15 August 1930 3 years, 355 days 1 Campeonato de Portugal
14 Portugal Manuel da Conceição Afonso 15 August 1930 20 August 1933 3 years, 5 days 1 Campeonato de Portugal
1 Campeonato de Lisboa
15 Portugal Vasco Rosa Ribeiro 20 August 1933 4 November 1936 3 years, 76 days 1 Primeira Liga
1 Campeonato de Portugal
Portugal Manuel da Conceição Afonso 4 November 1936 31 July 1938 1 year, 269 days 2 Primeira Liga
16 Portugal Júlio Ribeiro da Costa 31 July 1938 1 August 1939 1 year, 1 day
17 Portugal Augusto da Fonseca Júnior 1 August 1939 18 January 1945 5 years, 170 days 2 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
1 Campeonato de Lisboa
Portugal Félix Bermudes 18 January 1945 19 January 1946 1 year, 1 day 1 Primeira Divisão
Portugal Manuel da Conceição Afonso 19 January 1946 25 January 1947 1 year, 6 days
18 Portugal João Tamagnini de Sousa Barbosa 25 January 1947 29 January 1949 2 years, 4 days
19 Portugal Mário Lampreia de Gusmão Madeira 29 January 1949 15 March 1952 3 years, 46 days 1 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
1 Latin Cup
20 Portugal Joaquim Ferreira Bogalho 15 March 1952 30 March 1957 5 years, 15 days 1 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
21 Portugal Maurício Vieira de Brito 30 March 1957 31 March 1962 5 years, 1 day 3 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
1 European Cup
22 Portugal António Carlos Cabral Fezas Vital 31 March 1962 26 March 1964 1 year, 361 days 1 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 European Cup
23 Portugal Adolfo Vieira de Brito 26 March 1964 8 May 1965 1 year, 43 days 2 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
24 Portugal António Catarino Duarte 8 May 1965 17 June 1966 1 year, 40 days
25 Portugal José Ferreira Queimado 17 June 1966 3 July 1967 1 year, 16 days 1 Primeira Divisão
Portugal Adolfo Vieira de Brito 3 July 1967 12 April 1969 1 year, 283 days 1 Primeira Divisão
26 Portugal Duarte António Borges Coutinho 12 April 1969 26 May 1977 8 years, 44 days 7 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
Portugal José Ferreira Queimado 26 May 1977 29 May 1981 4 years, 3 days 1 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça de Portugal
27 Portugal Fernando Martins 29 May 1981 27 March 1987 5 years, 302 days 2 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
28 Portugal João Maria dos Santos Júnior 27 March 1987 24 April 1992 5 years, 28 days 3 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
29 Portugal Jorge Artur Rego de Brito 24 April 1992 7 January 1994 1 year, 258 days 1 Taça de Portugal
30 Portugal Manuel Damásio Soares Garcia 7 January 1994 31 October 1997 3 years, 297 days 1 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
31 Portugal João António de Araújo Vale e Azevedo 31 October 1997 27 October 2000 2 years, 362 days
32 Portugal Manuel Lino Rodrigues Vilarinho 27 October 2000 31 October 2003 3 years, 4 days
33 Portugal Luís Filipe Vieira Ferreira 31 October 2003 Present 13 years, 76 days 5 Primeira Liga
2 Taça de Portugal
7 Taça da Liga
3 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidents". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Nunes, Luís Miguel (7 December 2012). "Benfica: Vieira já é o presidente com mais tempo" [Benfica: Vieira already is the longest-serving president] (in Portuguese). Relvado. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Statutes" (PDF). S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 28 January 2016.