O Clássico

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O Clássico
LocalePortugal
TeamsBenfica
Porto
First meetingPorto 2–8 Benfica
Exhibition game
(28 April 1912)
Latest meetingBenfica 0–2 Porto
Primeira Liga
(24 August 2019)
Next meetingPorto v Benfica
Primeira Liga
(9 February 2020)
StadiumsEstádio da Luz
Estádio do Dragão
Statistics
Meetings total242
Most winsPorto (94)
Benfica (88)
Most player appearancesNené (44)[1]
Top scorerJosé Águas (18)[2]
Largest victoryBenfica 12–2 Porto
Primeira Divisão
(7 February 1943)
Longest win streak4 games (shared)

O Clássico ("The Classic") is the name given in football to matches between S.L. Benfica and FC Porto. Originally, the term O Clássico only referred to games played in the league, but now tends to include matches that take place in other domestic competitions such as the Taça de Portugal, Taça da Liga and Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. Despite being the two most decorated Portuguese clubs in European football, with seven European titles between them, they have never faced each other in a European competition. Benfica and Porto are two of the three clubs known as the Big Three in Portugal, the other being Sporting CP.

The rivalry comes about as Lisbon and Porto are the two largest cities in Portugal, and the two clubs are two of the wealthiest and most decorated football teams in Portugal. The animosity between these two sides also extends from the country's political, cultural and sporting history.

Rivalry[edit]

A fuzboll table depicting the rivalry between Benfica and Porto

The first match between the Águias and the Dragões was an exhibition game that was played on the 28 April 1912, when Benfica defeated Porto 8–2.[3] Eight years later, Porto would win their first Clássico, after beating their rivals Benfica 3–2. Porto would have to wait another nine years to accumulate their second victory over Benfica. Prior to the establishment of the Primeira Liga in 1934, both Benfica and Porto were competing within their football league district. Both sides were also competing in the Campeonato de Portugal which later became in 1938 the Taça de Portugal.

Up until 1934, Benfica would win the Campeonato de Lisboa nine times as well as triumphing in the Taça de Honra de Lisboa twice, whilst Porto would win the Campeonato do Porto nineteen times as well as claiming the Taça de Honra do Porto twice. Benfica would meet Porto for the very first time in an official match in the domestic cup competition which during the early periods of Portuguese football was the Campeonato de Portugal. Benfica defeated Porto in the final of the 1931 Campeonato de Portugal, 3–0 at the Campo do Arnado in Coimbra. Two from Vítor Silva and one from Augusto Dinis sealed the win to claim Benfica's second Campeonato de Portugal.[4]

The inception of the Primeira Liga, saw Porto win the very first edition of the competition.[5] Both sides met for the very first time in the competition on the 3 February 1935, where Porto triumphed over their rivals 2–1.[6] Benfica would win the return tie 3–0. Despite Benfica's win, the Águias would finish third in the league, three points behind Porto.[7] The next five seasons would see Benfica win three and Porto win two league titles. When the 1940s arrived, both sides would take a back seat to Sporting CP, who would win five league titles in a decade.

The late 1950s and 1960s saw Benfica dominate not just Portuguese football but also European football. The arrival of Eusébio saw Benfica secure eight league titles in the space of ten years.[3] Benfica's league titles were joined by two consecutive European Cups which were won in 1961, 3–2 against Barcelona, and in 1962, 5–3 against Real Madrid. The 70s saw the continuation of Benfica's dominance up until the 1977–78 season, where Porto secured the league title for the first time in nineteen years. The 80s and early 90s saw both Benfica and Porto battle for the league title. Porto's resurgence and the introduction of Pinto da Costa as chairman saw Porto reach new heights, winning the European Cup for the first time after beating Bayern Munich, 2–1 in the 1987 European Cup Final.[3] Three years later Benfica reached their eighth European final, the 1990 European Cup Final, where they lost to Milan 1–0.

In the 1990s, Porto began to dominate Portuguese football, winning a record five consecutive league titles.[3] The intensity between these two sides in the 90s was culminated by the fact that former Portuguese international teammates, João Vieira Pinto who played for Benfica and Paulinho Santos who played for Porto publicly declared their dislike for each other. The new millennium saw a continuation of Porto's dominance.[3] Porto would reach the heights of their 1987 European Cup final win after José Mourinho guided the Dragões to the UEFA Cup in 2003 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. Benfica won the league title in 2005, for the first time in over ten years to halter Porto's momentum. During the second half of the 2010s, both sides battled out for top spot, when the rivalry intensified due to Benfica's Cristian Rodríguez switching alliances to Porto in the summer of 2008. He became the third Benfica player in recent history to have switched allegiances to Porto. In 2010, after four seasons, Benfica won their 32nd league title.

Benfica also went on to beat Porto 3–0 in 2009–10 Taça da Liga final and conquer the first of its fourth consecutive League Cup, a trophy that Porto has never won. In the next year, Porto recorded their biggest home win over the Águias, after defeating Benfica 5–0 in a league fixture.[8][9] Porto would secure a treble in the same season in which they claimed league and cup as well as the UEFA Europa League.[10] In 2013 Porto won their latest silverware: the Super Cup. On 18 May 2014, Benfica made history as they achieved the domestic treble of Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga. Later on, Benfica secured four more league titles – four in a row and 37 overall, the latter a Portuguese record – and won another two league cups, achieving a record seventh.

Honours comparison[edit]

These are the major football honours of Benfica and Porto. Benfica's Latin Cup is not included.

International Competition Benfica Porto
European Champion Clubs' Cup / UEFA Champions League 2 2
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 0 2
UEFA Super Cup 1
Intercontinental Cup 0 2
National Competition Benfica Porto
Portuguese League 37 28
Portuguese Cup 26 16
Championship of Portugal 3 4
Portuguese League Cup 7 0
Portuguese Super Cup 8 21
Total 83 76

League matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Primeira Liga matches, club name in bold indicates win. The score is given at full-time, and in the goals columns, the goalscorer and time when goal was scored is noted.[11]

     Team won the competition that season
# Season R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 1934–35 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 Carneiro (15), Pinga (60) Valadas (62)
2 N/A Benfica Porto 3–0 Gaspar Pinto (32), Rogério (43), Vítor Silva (75)
3 1935–36 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 Castro (22), Pinga (p. 43) Xavier (7), Vítor Silva (15)
4 N/A Benfica Porto 5–1 Pinga (12, p. 30), Vítor Silva (14, 25), Xavier (87) Santos (75)
5 1936–37 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 Pinga (38), Santos (65) Espírito Santo (19)
6 N/A Benfica Porto 6–0 Ernesto Santos (o.g. 1), Valadas (25), Espírito Santo (26), Xavier (45), Rogério (84), Nova (o.g. 88)
7 1937–38 N/A Benfica Porto 3–1 Rogério (47), Espírito Santo (70), Valadas (72) Costuras (40)
8 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 Costuras (22), Ângelo Silva (52) Rogério (46), Valadas (64)
9 1938–39 N/A Benfica Porto 4–1 Gaspar Pinto (p. 25), Brito (44), Augusto Duarte (59), Espírito Santo (60) Pinga (30)
10 N/A Porto Benfica 3–3 Santos (2, 61), Costuras (44) Rogério (7), Brito (47, 62)
11 1939–40 N/A Porto Benfica 4–2 Santos (31), Kodrnja (p. 44, 80), Gomes da Costa (76) Lourenço (60), Francisco Rodrigues (75)
12 N/A Benfica Porto 2–3 Joaquim Teixeira (45, 87) Pinga (22, 73), Kodrnja (29)
13 1940–41 N/A Benfica Porto 3–2 Espírito Santo (24), Pires (47), Valadas (50) Kodrnja (20), Santos (63)
14 N/A Porto Benfica 5–2 Pratas (6, 16, 46), Kodrnja (35), Petrak (76) Joaquim Teixeira (38, 54)
15 1941–42 N/A Porto Benfica 4–1 Correia Dias (13, 30, 42), Santos (61) Francisco Rodrigues (89)
16 N/A Benfica Porto 5–1 Francisco Rodrigues (7, p. 43), Manuel da Costa (20), Joaquim Teixeira (47), Valadas (77) Pratas (62)
17 1942–43 N/A Benfica Porto 12–2 Valadas (5, 31), Julinho (39, 55, 60, 61, 75), Manuel da Costa (p. 44, 58), Pais (o.g. 46), Francisco Ferreira (77), Joaquim Teixeira (85) Póvoas (48), Araújo (67)
18 N/A Porto Benfica 2–4 Pratas (43), Gomes da Costa (65) Julinho (23, p. 60, p. 85), Nelo Barros (64)
19 1943–44 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 Pinga (15), José Lourenço (48) Valadas (75), Julinho (77)
20 N/A Benfica Porto 6–3 Manuel da Costa (15, p. 82), Joaquim Teixeira (30, 62), Julinho (32), Rogério Pipi (40) Correia Dias (3, 59), Araújo (33)
21 1944–45 N/A Porto Benfica 4–3 Catolino (1, 28), Araújo (68, 76) Espírito Santo (40), Joaquim Teixeira (65), Rogério Pipi (69)
22 N/A Benfica Porto 7–2 Rogério Pipi (21), Mário Rui (28), Guilhar (o.g. 40), Espírito Santo (72), Arsénio (78), Joaquim Teixeira (81, 86) Araújo (63, 80)
23 1945–46 N/A Benfica Porto 4–0 Arsénio (26, 29), Guilhar (o.g. 31), Mário Rui (68)
24 N/A Porto Benfica 0–2 Francisco Ferreira (17), Rogério Pipi (25)
25 1946–47 N/A Porto Benfica 3–2 Octaviano (34), Correia Dias (48, 60) Rogério Pipi (15, 53)
26 N/A Benfica Porto 4–0 Espírito Santo (8), Julinho (70, 81), Rogério Pipi (76)
27 1947–48 N/A Benfica Porto 4–1 Melão (41), Arsénio (p. 63), Julinho (81), Espírito Santo (83) Araújo (69)
28 N/A Porto Benfica 0–2 Rogério Pipi (21), Melão (62)
29 1948–49 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 Espírito Santo (46) Fandiño (p. 68)
30 N/A Porto Benfica 4–3 Vital (2, 81), Araújo (22), Lino (77) Arsénio (4), Melão (26), Rosário (53)
31 1949–50 N/A Porto Benfica 0–1 Julinho (25)
32 N/A Benfica Porto 3–2 Rogério Pipi (28), Pascoal (81, 85) Vital (35, 87)
33 1950–51 N/A Porto Benfica 5–2 Nelo (35), Monteiro da Costa (47, 72), Vital (57, 64) José Águas (36, 85)
34 N/A Benfica Porto 0–2 Monteiro da Costa (23, 41)
35 1951–52 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 Vieira (7, 44, 56)
36 N/A Benfica Porto 2–0 José Águas (52, 65)
37 1952–53 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 Diamantino (33), Monteiro da Costa (77) José Águas (32)
38 N/A Benfica Porto 2–1 Rosário (8), Caiado (59) Pedroto (87)
39 1953–54 N/A Benfica Porto 2–2 Gato (69), José Águas (85) Porcel (44), Teixeira (67)
40 N/A Porto Benfica 5–3 Teixeira (30), Monteiro da Costa (39, 57), Hernâni (48, 54) Arsénio (60), Rosa (64, 67)
41 1954–55 N/A Benfica Porto 1–0 José Águas (63)
42 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 Monteiro da Costa (15, 62), José Maria (60)
43 1955–56 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 Gastão (1), Jaburú (23), Teixeira (77)
44 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 José Águas (76) Teixeira (31)
45 1956–57 N/A Benfica Porto 3–2 Isidro (2), José Águas (p. 47), Palmeiro (72) Hernâni (p. 25, 88)
46 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 Jaburú (22), José Maria (59), Hernâni (90)
47 1957–58 N/A Porto Benfica 1–0 Monteiro da Costa (p. 52)
48 N/A Benfica Porto 2–3 José Águas (43, 83) Teixeira (7), Carlos Duarte (47), Hernâni (50)
49 1958–59 N/A Porto Benfica 0–0
50 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 Salvador (34) Teixeira (9)
51 1959–60 N/A Benfica Porto 2–1 José Águas (19, 78) Humaitá (54)
52 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 Luís Roberto (86), Humaitá (90) Cavém (11), Mário João (85)
53 1960–61 N/A Benfica Porto 2–0 José Águas (21, 59)
54 N/A Porto Benfica 3–2 Noé (32, 50), Hernâni (p. 75) António Mendes (12, 22)
55 1961–62 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 Veríssimo (10), Jaime (77) José Águas (5)
56 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 José Águas (57) Veríssimo (18)
57 1962–63 4 Benfica Porto 1–2 Eusébio (79) Veríssimo (27, 60)
58 17 Porto Benfica 1–2 Veríssimo (29) Simões (11), Eusébio (p. 53)
59 1963–64 6 Benfica Porto 2–2 Santana (42, 46) Carlos Duarte (41), Jaime (60)
60 19 Porto Benfica 1–1 Joaquim Jorge (15) José Augusto (31)
61 1964–65 9 Benfica Porto 4–0 José Augusto (12, 40), Eusébio (27, 51)
62 22 Porto Benfica 1–0 Naftal (21)
63 1965–66 3 Porto Benfica 2–0 Naftal (32), Nóbrega (73)
64 16 Benfica Porto 3–1 Eusébio (p. 12, 38), José Torres (67) Manuel António (52)
65 1966–67 8 Benfica Porto 3–0 Eusébio (11, 64), José Augusto (59)
66 21 Porto Benfica 1–1 Manuel António (56) José Augusto (12)
67 1967–68 12 Benfica Porto 3–2 Eusébio (p. 20), José Torres (23, 66) Valdir (35, 60)
68 25 Porto Benfica 1–1 Djalma (84) Eusébio (86)
69 1968–69 12 Porto Benfica 1–0 Custódio Pinto (15)
70 25 Benfica Porto 0–0
71 1969–70 12 Benfica Porto 2–0 António Simões (6), Eusébio (27)
72 25 Porto Benfica 1–2 João Domingues (76) António Simões (6), Artur Jorge (24)
73 1970–71 5 Benfica Porto 2–2 José Torres (6), Jaime Graça (67) Lemos (60, 88)
74 18 Porto Benfica 4–0 Lemos (20, 46, 54, 87)
75 1971–72 1 Porto Benfica 1–3 Abel (24) Eusébio (49, 52), Artur Jorge (86)
76 16 Benfica Porto 1–0 António Simões (60)
77 1972–73 9 Benfica Porto 3–2 Vítor Baptista (75), Jaime Graça (76), Humberto Coelho (90) Abel (21), Flávio (63)
78 24 Porto Benfica 2–2 Heredia (26), Flávio (86) Nené (15), Eusébio (57)
79 1973–74 8 Benfica Porto 2–1 Eusébio (3), Nené (54) Abel (69)
80 23 Porto Benfica 2–1 Abel (12), Cubillas (55) Eusébio (33)
81 1974–75 7 Benfica Porto 0–1 Cubillas (p. 15)
82 22 Porto Benfica 0–3 Vítor Martins (17), Moinhos (29), Toni (73)
83 1975–76 15 Porto Benfica 2–3 Fernando Gomes (2), Carlos Simões (40) Vítor Martins (7), Jordão (28, p. 35)
84 30 Benfica Porto 2–3 Toni (16), Vítor Baptista (33) Ademir (51), Júlio (68, 88)
85 1976–77 14 Porto Benfica 0–1 Chalana (11)
86 29 Benfica Porto 3–1 Chalana (14), Pietra (53, 60) Taí (71)
87 1977–78 13 Benfica Porto 0–0
88 28 Porto Benfica 1–1 Ademir (83) Carlos Simões (o.g. 3)
89 1978–79 2 Porto Benfica 1–0 José Alberto Costa (57)
90 17 Benfica Porto 1–1 João Alves (p. 21) Duda (31)
91 1979–80 3 Benfica Porto 0–0
92 18 Porto Benfica 2–1 Rodolfo Reis (53), Fernando Gomes (73) Nené (49)
93 1980–81 8 Porto Benfica 2–1 Walsh (5), José Alberto Costa (55) Shéu (11)
94 23 Benfica Porto 1–0 João Alves (44)
95 1981–82 1 Porto Benfica 2–1 Romeu (55), Jaime Magalhães (59) Filipović (87)
96 16 Benfica Porto 3–1 Nené (13, 72), Humberto Coelho (64) Jacques (21)
97 1982–83 9 Benfica Porto 3–1 Bastos Lopes (12), Veloso (35), Nené (85) Inácio (40)
98 24 Porto Benfica 0–0
99 1983–84 6 Benfica Porto 1–0 Diamantino (62)
100 21 Porto Benfica 3–1 Sousa (22), Walsh (56), Oliveira (o.g. 71) Nené (57)
101 1984–85 3 Porto Benfica 2–0 Fernando Gomes (16, 18)
102 18 Benfica Porto 0–1 Fernando Gomes (70)
103 1985–86 1 Porto Benfica 2–0 Juary (4), Fernando Gomes (79)
104 16 Benfica Porto 0–0
105 1986–87 1 Porto Benfica 2–2 Fernando Gomes (14), Juary (63) Rui Águas (54), Chiquinho Carlos (86)
106 16 Benfica Porto 3–1 Rui Águas (2, 45, 51) Fernando Gomes (15)
107 1987–88 19 Benfica Porto 1–1 Diamantino (49) Jaime Magalhães (18)
108 38 Porto Benfica 3–0 Jaime Pacheco (52, p. 80), Rui Barros (87)
109 1988–89 10 Benfica Porto 0–0
110 29 Porto Benfica 0–0
111 1989–90 6 Porto Benfica 1–0 Demol (p. 18)
112 23 Benfica Porto 0–0
113 1990–91 15 Benfica Porto 2–2 Ricardo Gomes (11), Rui Águas (68) Domingos (57), Kostadinov (72)
114 34 Porto Benfica 0–2 César Brito (81, 85)
115 1991–92 10 Porto Benfica 0–0
116 27 Benfica Porto 2–3 William (74), Yuran (85) João Pinto (64), Kostadinov (84), Timofte (89)
117 1992–93 11 Porto Benfica 1–0 Timofte (p. 85)
118 28 Benfica Porto 0–0
119 1993–94 1 Porto Benfica 3–3 Vinha (8), Paulo Pereira (62, p. 70) Isaías (25, 63), Rui Águas (27)
120 18 Benfica Porto 2–0 Aílton (37), Rui Costa (55)
121 1994–95 6 Benfica Porto 1–1 Isaías (89) Yuran (66)
122 23 Porto Benfica 2–1 Zé Carlos (7), Drulović (75) João Pinto (38)
123 1995–96 10 Porto Benfica 3–0 Domingos (42, p. 85), Lipcsei (88)
124 27 Benfica Porto 2–1 Valdo (p. 14), João Pinto (52) Emerson (51)
125 1996–97 15 Benfica Porto 1–2 João Pinto (50) Jardel (24), Jorge Costa (57)
126 32 Porto Benfica 3–1 Jardel (57, 62), Jorge Costa (76) Valdo (p. 71)
127 1997–98 15 Porto Benfica 2–0 Artur (56, 73)
128 32 Benfica Porto 3–0 Brian Deane (16), Poborský (24), Tahar El Khalej (86)
129 1998–99 12 Porto Benfica 3–1 Chaínho (18), Jardel (39, 54) Kandaurov (57)
130 29 Benfica Porto 1–1 Bruno Basto (48) Zahovič (40)
131 1999–2000 11 Porto Benfica 2–0 Capucho (4), Jardel (25)
132 28 Benfica Porto 1–0 Sabry (67)
133 2000–01 1 Porto Benfica 2–0 Alenichev (23), Jorge Costa (43)
134 18 Benfica Porto 2–1 Van Hooijdonk (p. 26, 80) Capucho (41)
135 2001–02 5 Benfica Porto 0–0
136 22 Porto Benfica 3–2 Deco (42), Alenichev (49), Capucho (54) Simão (18), Mantorras (55)
137 2002–03 7 Porto Benfica 2–1 Éder (o.g. 20), Deco (71) Tiago (4)
138 24 Benfica Porto 0–1 Deco (36)
139 2003–04 5 Porto Benfica 2–0 Derlei (30), Argel (o.g. 52)
140 22 Benfica Porto 1–1 Simão (49) Costinha (29)
141 2004–05 6 Benfica Porto 0–1 McCarthy (10)
142 23 Porto Benfica 1–1 McCarthy (65) Geovanni (75)
143 2005–06 7 Porto Benfica 0–2 Nuno Gomes (55, 63)
144 24 Benfica Porto 1–0 Robert (39)
145 2006–07 8 Porto Benfica 3–2 Lisandro López (11), Quaresma (21), Bruno Moraes (90+3) Katsouranis (62), Nuno Gomes (81)
146 23 Benfica Porto 1–1 Lucho González (o.g. 84) Pepe (41)
147 2007–08 12 Benfica Porto 0–1 Quaresma (42)
148 27 Porto Benfica 2–0 Lisandro López (7, 80)
149 2008–09 2 Benfica Porto 1–1 Cardozo (56) Lucho González (p. 10)
150 17 Porto Benfica 1–1 Lucho González (p. 72) Yebda (45)
151 2009–10 14 Benfica Porto 1–0 Saviola (23)
152 29 Porto Benfica 3–1 Bruno Alves (42), Farías (59), Belluschi (82) Luisão (56)
153 2010–11 10 Porto Benfica 5–0 Varela (12), Falcao (25, 29), Hulk (p. 81, 90)
154 25 Benfica Porto 1–2 Saviola (p. 17) Roberto (o.g. 9), Hulk (p. 26)
155 2011–12 6 Porto Benfica 2–2 Kléber (37), Otamendi (50) Cardozo (47), Nico Gaitán (82)
156 21 Benfica Porto 2–3 Cardozo (42, 47) Hulk (7), James Rodríguez (64), Maicon (87)
157 2012–13 14 Benfica Porto 2–2 Matić (10), Nico Gaitán (17) Mangala (8), Jackson Martínez (15)
158 29 Porto Benfica 2–1 Maxi Pereira (o.g. 26), Kelvin (90+1) Lima (19)
159 2013–14 15 Benfica Porto 2–0 Rodrigo (13), Garay (53)
160 30 Porto Benfica 2–1 Ricardo Pereira (4), Jackson Martínez (p. 39) Enzo Pérez (p. 26)
161 2014–15 13 Porto Benfica 0–2 Lima (36, 56)
162 30 Benfica Porto 0–0
163 2015–16 5 Porto Benfica 1–0 André André (86)
164 22 Benfica Porto 1–2 Mitroglou (18) Herrera (28), Aboubakar (65)
165 2016–17 10 Porto Benfica 1–1 Diogo Jota (50) Lisandro (90+2)
166 27 Benfica Porto 1–1 Jonas (p. 7) Maxi Pereira (49)
167 2017–18 13 Porto Benfica 0–0
168 30 Benfica Porto 0–1 Herrera (90)
169 2018–19 7 Benfica Porto 1–0 Seferović (62)
170 24 Porto Benfica 1–2 Adrián López (19) João Félix (26), Rafa (52)
171 2019–20 3 Benfica Porto 0–2 Zé Luís (22), Marega (86)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Cup matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Taça de Portugal matches, club name in bold indicates win. The score is given at full-time, and in the goals columns, the goalscorer and time when goal was scored is noted.[12]

     Team won the competition that season
# Season R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 1938–39 SF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 6–1 Carneiro (6), Costuras (16, 69), Pinga (46), Carlos Nunes (62, 81) Alexandre Brito (22)
2 SF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 6–0 Espírito Santo (26, 65), Valadas (55, 71), Barbosa (60), Rogério (68)
3 1940–41 QF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 4–3 Carlos Nunes (27), Costuras (16, 69), Pinga (38, 50), Pratas (68) Joaquim Teixeira (39), Valadas (46), Francisco Rodrigues (p. 87)
4 QF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 2–0 Francisco Rodrigues (42), Francisco Ferreira (84)
5 1952–53 F Benfica Porto 5–0 Rogério (34), Arsénio (38, 68, 89), José Águas (39)
6 1957–58 F Porto Benfica 1–0 Hernâni (52)
7 1958–59 F Benfica Porto 1–0 Cavém (1)
8 1961–62 L16 (1st leg) Porto Benfica 2–2 Serafim (55), Veríssimo (85) António Mendes (3), Santana (51)
9 L16 (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 3–1 Simões (28, 50), Eusébio (38) Serafim (4)
10 1963–64 F Benfica Porto 6–2 José Augusto (10, 12), Eusébio (p. 30), Simões (48), Serafim (71), José Torres (82) Custódio Pinto (17), Carlos Batista (70)
11 1964–65 L32 (1st leg) Benfica Porto 4–1 José Augusto (13), Eusébio (p. 15, 64), José Torres (82) Valdir (40)
12 L32 (2nd leg) Porto Benfica 1–1 Carlos Baptista (25) Eusébio (6)
13 1967–68 SF (1st leg) Benfica Porto 2–2 Eusébio (11), Jaime Graça (56) Djalma (44, 61)
14 SF (2nd leg) Porto Benfica 3–0 Djalma (47, 70), Pavão (83)
15 1968–69 L64 Benfica Porto 3–0 Atraca (o.g. 6), Eusébio (9, p. 81)
16 1971–72 SF Benfica Porto 6–0 Vítor Baptista (23, 72), Artur Jorge (46), Nené (49, 57), Valdemar (o.g. 70)
17 1973–74 SF Porto Benfica 0–3 Nené (19, 59), Eusébio (66)
18 1979–80 F Benfica Porto 1–0 César (36)
19 1980–81 F Benfica Porto 3–1 Nené (31, 55, 85) Veloso (o.g. 9)
20 1981–82 QF Porto Benfica 0–1 (a.e.t.) Nené (93)
21 1982–83 F Porto Benfica 0–1 Carlos Manuel (20)
22 1984–85 F Benfica Porto 3–1 Adelino Nunes (14), Manniche (33, p. 47) Futre (p. 67)
23 1985–86 L16 Benfica Porto 2–1 Manniche (p. 55), Rui Águas (70) Futre (50)
24 1987–88 SF Porto Benfica 1–0 Rui Barros (86)
25 1990–91 QF Porto Benfica 2–1 Domingos (45, 80) Rui Águas (30)
26 1992–93 L16 Porto Benfica 1–1 (a.e.t.) Timofte (72) Mostovoi (88)
27 L16 (Replay) Benfica Porto 2–0 Isaías (58), Yuran (p. 85)
28 1996–97 SF Benfica Porto 2–0 Valdir (28), Edgar (32)
29 2000–01 L16 Benfica Porto 1–1 (a.e.t.) Maniche (53) Silvio Marić (84)
30 L16 (Replay) Porto Benfica 4–0 Alenichev (10, p. 67), Pena (28), Paredes (34)
31 2003–04 F Benfica Porto 2–1 (a.e.t.) Fyssas (58), Simão (104) Derlei (45)
32 2010–11 SF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 0–2 Fábio Coentrão (6), Javi García (26)
33 SF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 1–3 Cardozo (p. 80) João Moutinho (64), Hulk (72), Falcao (74)
34 2013–14 SF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 1–0 Jackson Martínez (6)
35 SF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 3–1 Salvio (17), Enzo Pérez (p. 58), André Gomes (80) Varela (52)

Head-to-head results[edit]

League Cup matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Taça da Liga matches, club name in bold indicates win. The score is given at full-time, and in the goals columns, the goalscorer and time when goal was scored is noted.[13]

     Team won the competition that season
# Season R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 2009–10 F Benfica Porto 3–0 Rúben Amorim (10), Carlos Martins (45), Cardozo (90)
2 2011–12 SF Benfica Porto 3–2 Maxi Pereira (4), Nolito (42), Cardozo (77) Lucho González (8), Mangala (17)
3 2013–14 SF Porto Benfica 0–0 (p. 3–4)
4 2018–19 SF Porto Benfica 3-1 Brahimi (24), Marega (35), Fernando Andrade (86) Rafa (31)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Super Cup matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira matches, club name in bold indicates win. The score is given at full-time, and in the goals columns, the goalscorer and time when goal was scored is noted.[14]

     Team won the competition that season
# Season R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 1981 1st leg Benfica Porto 2–0 Nené (7, 29)
2 2nd leg Porto Benfica 4–1 Jacques (27, 65, 70), José Alberto Costa (79) Jorge Gomes (58)
3 1983 1st leg Porto Benfica 0–0
4 2nd leg Benfica Porto 1–2 Manniche (12) Frasco (20), Vermelhinho (64)
5 1984 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–0 Manniche (56)
6 2nd leg Porto Benfica 1–0 Vermelhinho (87)
7 Replay (1st leg) Porto Benfica 3–0 Vermelhinho (5), Fernando Gomes (37, 88)
8 Replay (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 0–1 Futre (30)
9 1985 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–0 Diamantino (38)
10 2nd leg Porto Benfica 0–0
11 1986 1st leg Porto Benfica 1–1 Fernando Gomes (32) Rui Pedro (2)
12 2nd leg Benfica Porto 2–4 Diamantino (67), Dito (88) Madjer (36), Futre (57, 70), Fernando Gomes (81)
13 1991 1st leg Benfica Porto 2–1 Yuran (16), William (76) Jaime Magalhães (61)
14 2nd leg Porto Benfica 1–0 Timofte (67)
15 Replay Benfica Porto 1–1 (p. 3–4) Isaías (72) João Pinto (84)
16 1993 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–0 Rui Águas (84)
17 2nd leg Porto Benfica 1–0 Vinha (84)
18 Replay Benfica Porto 2–2 (p. 3–4) Tavares (89), César Brito (118) Domingos (85), Secretário (95)
19 1994 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–1 Vítor Paneira (75) Rui Filipe (72)
20 2nd leg Porto Benfica 0–0
21 Replay Porto Benfica 1–0 Domingos (51)
22 1996 1st leg Porto Benfica 1–0 Domingos (42)
23 2nd leg Benfica Porto 0–5 Edmilson (3), Artur (43), Jorge Costa (46), Wetl (56), Drulović (85)
24 2004 F Porto Benfica 1–0 Quaresma (55)
25 2010 F Porto Benfica 2–0 Rolando (3), Falcao (67)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Championship of Portugal matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Campeonato de Portugal matches. The Campeonato de Portugal was created in 1922 and was the primary tournament in Portugal, where all teams competed from around the country. In 1938, the Campeonato de Portugal became what is now known as the Taça de Portugal. The club name in bold indicates win. The score is given at full-time and half-time (in brackets), and in the goals columns, the goalscorer and time when goal was scored is noted.[15]

     Team won the competition that season
# Season R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 1930–31 F Benfica Porto 3–0 Vítor Silva (37, 65), Dinis (44)
2 1931–32 SF (1st leg) Benfica Porto 1–2 Pedro Silva (57) Mesquita (43), Mota (49)
3 SF (2nd leg) Porto Benfica 3–0 Mota (30), Pinga (44), Mesquita (60)
4 1932–33 QF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 8–0 Mota (7, 29, 85), Mesquita (20, 65, 85), Carneiro (57), Carlos Nunes (80)
5 QF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 4–2 Dinis (30), Policarpo (31), Xavier (38), Pinho (55) Jerónimo Pereira (3), Pinga (44)
6 1937–38 QF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 4–2 Pinga (17), Carlos Nunes (20), Costuras (40, 51) Rogério (18), Espírito Santo (21)
7 QF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 7–0 Valadas (4), Domingos Lopes (17), Xavier (22, 28), Espírito Santo (25, 50, 55)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Reserve team matches[edit]

Both Benfica's reserves, Benfica B, and Porto's reserves, Porto B, were established in the late 90s. Both sides folded following the end of the 2005–06 season. The two teams were re-established in 2012 to compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga, where they met for the very first time.

As of match played on 5 May 2019[16]
     Team won the competition that season
# Season R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 2012–13 19 Porto B Benfica B 2–2 Dellatorre (12), Fábio Martins (15) Dellatorre (o.g. 22), Leandro Pimenta (35)
2 40 Benfica B Porto B 1–1 Diogo Rosado (47) Edú (69)
3 2013–14 18 Benfica B Porto B 3–1 Steven Vitória (43), Lolo (60), Hélder Costa (75) André Silva (86)
4 39 Porto B Benfica B 4–1 Leandro Silva (30), Tozé (33, p. 45+2), Pedro Moreira (43) Lolo (40)
5 2014–15 22 Benfica B Porto B 3–2 Gonçalo Guedes (p. 13), Fábio Cardoso (57, 73) Francisco Ramos (36), Gonçalo Paciência (53)
6 45 Porto B Benfica B 0–3 Victor Andrade (35), Hildeberto (51, 90+2)
7 2015–16 22 Benfica B Porto B 0–3 Rafa Soares (48), Ismael Díaz (49, 74)
8 45 Porto B Benfica B 3–1 Verdasca (10), João Graça (25), Rúben Dias (o.g. 54) Dawidowicz (37)
9 2016–17 17 Porto B Benfica B 1–1 Francisco Ramos (30) Gilson Costa (82)
10 38 Benfica B Porto B 2–1 Heriberto (55, 83) Galeno (7)
11 2017–18 19 Porto B Benfica B 3–1 André Pereira (17), Diogo Dalot (35), Galeno (p. 84) Nuno Santos (90+3)
12 38 Benfica B Porto B 3–0 Ola John (24), Gedson Fernandes (46), Heriberto (90)
13 2018–19 15 Porto B Benfica B 2–2 Marius Mouandilmadji (21), João Mário (48) José Gomes (2), Šaponjić (90+2)
14 32 Benfica B Porto B 1–1 Nuno Santos (38) João Pedro (17)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Premier League International Cup[edit]

As of match played on 3 February 2016[17]
# Date R. "Home" team "Away" team Score Goals Goals
1 2015–16 QF Benfica B Porto B 0–1 Gleison (34)

All-time head-to-head results[edit]

As of 26 August 2019[18]

This section does not include results between reserve teams and exhibition games.

Records and statistics[edit]

Chart showing the finishing league positions of Benfica (red) and Porto (blue) between the 1934–35 and 2009–10 seasons
  • Biggest Benfica home win: Benfica 12–2 Porto (7 February 1943)[19]
  • Biggest Benfica away win: Porto 2–8 Benfica (28 May 1952, in the inauguration of Porto's Estádio das Antas)
  • Most consecutive Benfica wins: 4 (12 November 1971 – 5 November 1972)[20]
  • Longest undefeated Benfica run: 7 (24 January 1982 – 8 December 1983)[20]
  • Most consecutive Benfica losses: 4 (10 February 2002 – 21 September 2003)[20]
  • Most consecutive matches without Benfica winning: 9 (31 January 1988 – 17 April 1991)[20]
  • Biggest Porto home win: Porto 8–0 Benfica (28 May 1933)[21]
  • Biggest Porto away win: Benfica 0–5 Porto (18 September 1996)[22]
  • Most consecutive Porto wins: 4 (10 February 2002 – 21 September 2003)[23]
  • Longest undefeated Porto run: 9 (31 January 1988 – 17 April 1991)[23]
  • Most consecutive Porto losses: 4 (12 September 1971 – 5 November 1972)[23]
  • Most consecutive matches without Porto winning: 7 (24 January 1982 – 8 December 1983)[23]
  • Most common result: 1–1 (14 times)[20]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive matches only, includes appearances as used substitute.

Rank Name Nationality Years Apps Ref
1 Nené  Portugal 1970–1985 30 [24]
2 Mário Coluna  Portugal 1954–1970 28 [24]
Francisco Ferreira  Portugal 1936–1952 [24]
4 Virgílio Mendes  Portugal 1947–1963 27 [24]
5 Vítor Baía  Portugal 1988–1996
1999–2006
24 [24]
Barrigana  Portugal 1953–1955 [24]
Humberto Coelho  Portugal 1968–1975
1977–1984
[24]
Eusébio  Portugal 1962–1975 [24]
João Pinto  Portugal 1981–1997 [24]
António Veloso  Portugal 1980–1995 [24]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Years Goals Ref
1 José Águas  Portugal 1950–1961 17 [2]
2 Eusébio  Portugal 1962–1974 16 [2]
3 Joaquim Teixeira  Portugal 1938–1946 12 [2]
4 Julinho  Portugal 1942–1953 11 [2]
5 Monteiro da Costa  Portugal 1949–1961 10 [2]

Players who played for both clubs[edit]

Sergei Yuran and Maxi Pereira are the only players who have managed to score a goal for both sides in O Clássico.[25]

Managers who managed both clubs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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