List of S.L. Benfica records and statistics

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This article includes records and statistics from the professional Portuguese football team S.L. Benfica.

Honours[edit]

Benfica have won many domestic and European honours. They have won a record 36 Primeira Liga titles, a record 28 Championship of Portugal/Portuguese Cup, a record 6 Portuguese League Cup, and 6 Portuguese Super Cup titles. In European competitions, they have been crowned European champions, winning the European Cup twice in a row in 1961 and in 1962 and have been finalists five times, a record they share with Bayern Munich. In addition, they were runners-up twice in the Intercontinental Cup and twice in the UEFA Cup. This makes Benfica the most rewarded Portuguese club in terms of domestic titles (75) and overall titles (77) – 78 including the 1950 Latin Cup.

Domestic competitions (77)[edit]

European competitions (2)[edit]

Other competitions (1)[edit]

Winners (1): 1950

Players[edit]

Benfica's record appearance-maker is Nené, who made 575 appearances over the course of his career; the second player with more appearances is António Veloso with 538. Eusébio is the club's top goalscorer with 473 goals in his 15 years with the club. Ten players have made more than 400 appearances, including four members of the 1961 European Cup-winning team. Other than Eusébio, only two players have scored more than 300 goals for the club.

Most official appearances[edit]

As of 14 February 2017

This is a list of the highest number of official appearances for the club. Current players are marked in bold.[1]

Ranking Nationality Name Matches Years Ref
1  Portugal Nené 575 1968–1986 [2]
2  Portugal Veloso 538 1980–1995 [3]
3  Portugal Mário Coluna 525 1954–1970 [4]
4  Brazil Luisão 500 2003– [5]
5  Portugal Humberto Coelho 498 1968–1975
1977–1984
[6]
6  Portugal Shéu 487 1972–1989 [7]
7  Portugal Manuel Bento 465 1972–1990 [8]
8  Portugal António Simões 447 1961–1975 [9]
9  Portugal Eusébio 440 1960–1975 [10]
10  Portugal Cavém 415 1954–1970 [11]

Top European appearances[edit]

As of 14 February 2017

This is a list of the highest number of official appearances for the club in European competitions. Current players are marked in bold.[12]

Ranking Nationality Name Matches Years
1  Brazil Luisão 122 2003–
2  Portugal Veloso 77 1980–1995
3  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 76 2007–2014
4  Portugal Eusébio 75 1960–1975
 Portugal Nené 1968–1986
6  Uruguay Maxi Pereira 74 2007–2015
7  Portugal Humberto Coelho 71 1968–1975
1977–1984
8  Portugal António Simões 67 1961–1975
9  Portugal Nuno Gomes 66 1997–2000
2002–2011
10  Argentina Nicolás Gaitán 63 2010–2016

All-time top scorers[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official goals for the club.

Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Portugal Eusébio 1960–1975 440 473[10]
2  Portugal José Águas 1950–1963 384 374
3  Portugal Nené 1968–1986 575 360
4  Portugal José Torres 1959–1971 259 226
5  Portugal Arsénio 1943–1955 298 218
6  Portugal Rogério Pipi 1942–1954 320 211
7  Portugal Julinho 1942–1953 200 205
8  Portugal José Augusto 1959–1969 368 175
9  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2007–2014 293 172
10  Portugal Nuno Gomes 1997–2000
2002–2011
398 166

Top scorers in the Primeira Liga[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official goals for the club in the Primeira Liga.[13]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Portugal Eusébio 1960–1975 313 317
2  Portugal José Águas 1950–1963 281 290
3  Portugal Nené 1968–1986 421 262
4  Portugal Arsénio 1943–1955 224 154
5  Portugal Julinho 1942–1953 143 153
6  Portugal José Torres 1959–1971 169 151
7  Portugal Rogério Pipi 1942–1947
1948–1952
212 127
8  Portugal Nuno Gomes 1997–2000
2002–2011
293 125
9  Portugal José Augusto 1959–1969 248 114
10  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2007–2014 175 112

Top scorers in Europe[edit]

As of 18 May 2014

This is a list of the highest number of official goals for the club in UEFA competitions.[14]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Portugal Eusébio 1960–1975 75 57
2  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2007–2014 76 34
3  Portugal Nené 1968–1986 75 28
4  Portugal José Augusto 1959–1969 60 26
5  Portugal Nuno Gomes 1997–2000
2002–2011
66 23
6  Portugal José Torres 1959–1971 35 21
7  Portugal José Águas 1950–1963 21 17
8  Brazil Isaías 1990–1995 31 13
9  Portugal Simão 2001–2007 40 12
10  Portugal João Pinto 1992–2000 44 11

Historical goals[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

As of 15 May 2016, Benfica has scored 5,555 goals in the Primeira Liga.
Goal Name Date Match
1 Portugal Alfredo Valadas 20 January 1935 Benfica 1–0 Vitória de Setúbal
100 Portugal Alfredo Valadas 31 January 1937 Benfica 10–2 Leixões
500 Portugal Joaquim Teixeira 6 February 1944 Benfica 6–1 Salgueiros
1,000 Portugal Rosário 1949–50 Vitória de Guimarães 3–5 Benfica
1,500 Portugal José Águas 1956–57 Benfica 6–0 CUF
2,000 Portugal Yaúca 17 November 1963 Benfica 4–2 Belenenses
2,500 Portugal Artur Jorge 27 September 1970 Benfica 4–0 Boavista
3,000 Portugal Vítor Martins 13 February 1977 Benfica 6–1 Estoril
3,500 Portugal Nené 18 March 1984 Farense 2–7 Benfica
4,000 Russia Sergei Yuran 7 December 1991 Benfica 3–0 Beira-Mar
4,500 Czech Republic Karel Poborský 14 February 2000 Vitória de Setúbal 1–2 Benfica
5,000 Honduras David Suazo 2 November 2008 Vitória de Guimarães 1–2 Benfica
5,500 Brazil Jonas 20 December 2015 Benfica 3–1 Rio Ave

UEFA competitions[edit]

As of 13 April 2016, Benfica has scored 644 goals in UEFA competitions.
Goal Name Date Match Competition Ref
1 Portugal Francisco Palmeiro 19 September 1957 Spain Sevilla 3–1 Benfica European Cup [15][16]
50 Portugal Eusébio 31 October 1962 Sweden Norrköping 1–1 Benfica European Cup [15]
100 Portugal Pedras 30 September 1965 Luxembourg Stade Dudelange 3–1 Benfica European Cup [15][17]
150 Portugal Jacinto Santos 12 February 1969 Netherlands Ajax 1–3 Benfica European Cup [15]
200 Portugal Rui Jordão 2 October 1974 Denmark Vanløse 1–4 Benfica European Cup Winners' Cup [15][17]
250 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Filipović 3 November 1982 Belgium Lokeren 1–2 Benfica UEFA Cup [15]
300 Brazil Ademir Alcântara 5 October 1988 Benfica 3–1 Montpellier France UEFA Cup [15][17]
350 Portugal Pacheco 29 September 1992 Slovenia Belvedur Izola 0–5 Benfica UEFA Cup [15]
400 Brazil Valdo 5 December 1995 Germany Bayern Munich 4–2 Benfica UEFA Cup [15][17]
450 Portugal Simão 16 September 2004 Slovakia Dukla Banská Bystrica 0–3 Benfica UEFA Cup [15]
500 Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 4 December 2008 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2 Benfica UEFA Champions League [15]
550 Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 24 February 2011 Germany Stuttgart 0–2 Benfica UEFA Europa League [15]
600 Paraguay Óscar Cardozo 2 May 2013 Benfica 3–1 Fenerbahçe Turkey UEFA Europa League [15][18]

Overall top scorers by season[edit]

Award winners[edit]

Ballon d'Or[edit]

While playing for Benfica, Eusébio won the Ballon d'Or in 1965, when the award recognized Europe's Best Player.

European Golden Shoe[edit]

Eusébio was the inaugural winner of the European Golden Shoe, in 1968, an award which he won for a second time in 1973.

Benfica's Player of the Year[edit]

The Cosme Damião Award - Footballer of the Year is an yearly award presented by Benfica to its players.

Year Winner
2006 Portugal Simão[21]
2007 Portugal Rui Costa[21]
2008 Greece Kostas Katsouranis[21]
2009 Brazil Luisão[21][22]
2010 Portugal Fábio Coentrão[21][23]
2011 Argentina Pablo Aimar[21][24]
2012 Uruguay Maxi Pereira[25]
2013 Not awarded
2014 Argentina Nicolás Gaitán[26]
2015 Brazil Jonas[27]
2016 Brazil Jonas[28]

Transfers[edit]

Highest transfer fees paid[edit]

Top 10 transfer fees paid by Benfica. Fee is displayed in Euro.

Ranking Nationality Name Transfer fee () From Date Ref
1  Mexico Raúl Jiménez €21.8M Spain Atlético Madrid 21 July 2016 [29]
2  Portugal Rafa €16.4M Portugal Braga 31 August 2016 [30]
3  Portugal Pizzi €14M Spain Atlético Madrid 31 December 2015 [29][31]
4  Argentina Eduardo Salvio €13.5M Spain Atlético Madrid 31 July 2012 [32]
5  Portugal Simão €12M Spain Barcelona 31 May 2001 [33]
6  Paraguay Óscar Cardozo €11.6M Argentina Newell's Old Boys 15 April 2008 [34][35]
7  Greece Andreas Samaris €10M Greece Olympiacos 22 August 2014 [36]
8  Netherlands Ola John €9.1M Netherlands Twente 24 May 2012 [37]
9  Spain Roberto €8.5M Spain Atlético Madrid 25 June 2010 [38]
10  Argentina Nicolás Gaitán €8.4M Argentina Boca Juniors 3 May 2010 [39]

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

Top 10 transfer fees received by Benfica. Fee is displayed in Euro.

Ranking Nationality Name Transfer fee () To Date Ref
1  Belgium Axel Witsel €40M Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 3 September 2012 [40]
2  Portugal Renato Sanches €35M Germany Bayern Munich 10 May 2016 [41]
3  Portugal Fábio Coentrão €30M Spain Real Madrid 5 July 2011 [42]
 Spain Rodrigo €30M Spain Valencia (Meriton Capital Limited) 31 January 2014 [43]
 Portugal Gonçalo Guedes €30M France Paris Saint-Germain 25 January 2017 [44]
6  Argentina Ángel Di María €25M Spain Real Madrid 28 June 2010 [45]
 Brazil David Luiz €25M England Chelsea 31 January 2011 [46]
 Serbia Nemanja Matić €25M England Chelsea 15 January 2014 [47]
 Argentina Enzo Pérez €25M Spain Valencia 2 January 2015 [48]
 Argentina Nicolás Gaitán €25M Spain Atlético Madrid 16 June 2016 [49]

Managerial records[edit]

Trophy winners[edit]

The table below indicates all managers that won any honours from all possible official titles Benfica could win throughout history. The initials refer to the following honours:

Name Period Trophies Total
Domestic International
PL TP TL ST CP CL EC/UCL CWC UC/EL LC FCWC IC USC
Portugal Cosme Damião 1908–1926 - - - - - 8 - - - - - - - 8
England Arthur John 1929–1931 - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
Portugal Ribeiro dos Reis 1932–1934
1953
- 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - 2
Portugal Vítor Gonçalves 1934–1935 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Hungary Lipót Hertzka 1935–1939 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Hungary János Biri 1939–1947 3 3 - - - 1 - - - - - - - 7
England Ted Smith 1948–1952 1 2 - - - - - - - 1 - - - 4
Portugal Cândido Tavares 1951–1952 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Brazil Otto Glória 1954–1959
1968–1970
4 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 7
Argentina José Valdivieso 1959 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Hungary Béla Guttmann 1959–1962 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 4
Portugal Fernando Caiado 1962 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Chile Fernando Riera 1962–1963
1966–1967
2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Hungary Lajos Czeizler 1963–1964 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Hungary Elek Schwartz 1964–1965 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Portugal José Augusto 1970 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
England Jimmy Hagan 1970–1974 3 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pavić 1974–1975 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Portugal Mário Wilson 1975–1976
1979–1980
1995–1996
1 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 3
England Mortimore 1976–1979
1985–1987
2 2 - 1 - - - - - - - - - 5
Hungary Lajos Baróti 1980–1982 1 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - 3
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson 1982–1984
1989–1992
3 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - 5
Hungary Pál Csernai 1984–1985 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Portugal Toni 1987–1989
1992–1994
2 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Spain José Antonio Camacho 2003–2004 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 2004–2005 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Netherlands Ronald Koeman 2005–2006 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
Spain Quique Flores 2008–2009 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1
Portugal Jorge Jesus 2009–2015 3 1 5 1 - - - - - - - - - 10
Portugal Rui Vitória 2015– 2 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 4
Total 1904– 36 25 7 6 3 10 2 - - 1 - - - 90

See also[edit]

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