S.L. Benfica (roller hockey)

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Benfica
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Founded 19 August 1917 (98 years ago) (1917-08-19)
Manager Pedro Nunes
Home ground Pavilhão Fidelidade
(Capacity 2,400)
League First Division
Season 2015–16
Position 1st
Official Website slbenfica.pt
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Away
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica is a professional roller hockey team based in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica play in the Portuguese first division where they are the most successful club, having won a record 23 titles. Currently, Benfica are back-to-back Portuguese champions.[1]

Internationally, Benfica have won two CERH European League, two CERS Cup, two CERH Continental Cup, and one FIRS Intercontinental Cup. Benfica are the current European champions.

International success[edit]

Benfica's only European trophy up to the season of 2009–10 was a single CERS Cup won in the 1990–91 season but in the 2010–11 season the club's European fate began to change. They made their way up to the 2010–11 CERS Cup Final Four, eventually winning the trophy for the second time (defeating CP Vilanova in the final by 6–4, at their home ground).[2] With this victory, Benfica had the chance to play the CERH Continental Cup against the CERH European League winner HC Liceo La Coruña. The opponent refused to play the cup's final and Benfica won it by 10–0 (disqualification), conquering their first Continental Cup.[3]

On 2 June 2013, Benfica won its first CERH European League defeating FC Porto at the Dragão Caixa by 6–5 (aet), in an all Portuguese final.[4] That made them the fourth Portuguese team to lift the most important clubs European trophy. On 2 November 2013, Benfica won its second Continental Cup defeating CE Vendrell of Spain (5–3, 5–0), thus becoming the only Portuguese club to win the trophy twice.[5] On 16 November 2013, Benfica won the FIRS Intercontinental Cup, defeating Sport Recife by 10–3 and winning the only missing trophy for the club and the second one for Portuguese roller hockey, after the 1992 Óquei de Barcelos win.[6]

On 15 March 2015, Benfica became the second European club, after CP Voltregà, to win CERH's most important club title in both men and women competitions, after defeating the French team Coutras in the final of the Women's European Cup. Domestically, earlier that season, the women's section had conquered the national Super Cup on 8 November 2014, and later also won their third consecutive national championship on 8 June 2015, and their second consecutive domestic cup on 14 June, accomplishing the treble, and winning all five competitions they played, including the Torneio de Abertura.[7] Later, on 16 May, Benfica's men squad became Portuguese champions without defeat, totalling 25 wins and one draw.[8]

On 15 May 2016, Benfica were crowned European champions for the second time in their history, beating Oliveirense in the final 5–3.

Men's honours[edit]

According to Benfica's official website[9]

Domestic[edit]

  • Portuguese First Division: 23 (record)
    • 1950–51, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Portuguese Cup: 15 (shared record)
    • 1962–63, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Portuguese Super Cup: 7
    • 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2012

European[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

Other[edit]

Women's honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

  • Portuguese League: 4
    • 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015-16
  • Portuguese Cup: 3
    • 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Portuguese Super Cup: 3
    • 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Opening Tournament of Lisbon Roller Sports Association: 3

European[edit]

Players[edit]

Men's current squad[edit]

As of 23 June 2016[14]
Goalkeepers
  • 01 Portugal Pedro Henriques
  • 10 Spain Guillem Trabal
  • Portugal Diogo Almeida

Defenders

  • 02 Portugal Valter Neves (captain)
  • 04 Portugal Diogo Rafael
Midfielders
  • 14 Portugal Tiago Rafael

Forwards

  • 05 Argentina Carlos Nicolía
  • 07 Spain Jordi Adroher

Universals

  • 09 Portugal João Rodrigues
  • 44 Portugal Miguel Rocha
Technical staff
  • Portugal Pedro Nunes (head coach)
  • Portugal José Carlos Manaças (assistant coach)
  • Portugal João Paulo Almeida (club doctor)
  • Portugal David Amaro (physiotherapist)
  • Portugal Tiago Vaz (physiologist)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benfica bicampeão português de hóquei em patins" [Benfica is back-to-back champion in roller hockey]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hóquei: Benfica conquista Taça CERS". Mais Futebol (in Portuguese). May 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Benfica conquista Taça Continental sem jogar". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). November 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Benfica sagra-se campeão europeu de hóquei em patins pela primeira vez". Público (in Portuguese). June 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Benfica conquista Taça Continental de hóquei em patins". Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). November 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Benfica conquista Taça Intercontinental". Jornal Record (in Portuguese). November 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Benfica renova titulo da Taça de Portugal feminina" [Benfica renew women's Portuguese Cup title] (in Portuguese). Record. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sporting falha Liga Europeia, Benfica acaba sem derrotas" [Sporting fail European League, Benfica finish unbeaten]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 16 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Palmarés" [Honours] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hóquei feminino conquista o Torneio de Abertura da APL" (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "À procura do pleno!" (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "SL Benfica won the Women's Cup, US Coutras defeated 5-2 in the final match". CERH. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "SL Benfica é Campeão Europeu!" [SL Benfica is European Champion!] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Plantel" [Squad] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 

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