S.L. Benfica (table tennis)

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Benfica
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Founded 1935
Ground Estádio da Luz
Coach Gonçalo Castaneira
League First Division of Men's League
Second Division of Women's League
2013–14 7th (men)
4th (women)
Website Club home page
Active departments of
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica is a semi-professional table tennis team based in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica play in both the men's and women's national leagues.

They play home games at the Estádio da Luz in a 190 m² room equipped with modern table tennis tables.

Men's honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Portuguese Men's Table Tennis League
Winners (24): 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Portuguese Men's Table Tennis Cup
Winners (16): 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1983

Women's honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Portuguese Women's Table Tennis League
Winners (11): 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974
  • Portuguese Women's Table Tennis Cup
Winners (2): 1970, 1973[1]

Technical staff and management[edit]

Name Nat. Job
Paulo Marques Portugal Section Manager
José Carlos Alfredo Portugal Assistant Section Manager
Gonçalo Castaneira Portugal Main Coach
Virgílio Nascimento Portugal Youth main coach
Lúcia Manuela, António Neves e Romeu Cruz Portugal Assistant Coach's

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Current roster[edit]

Table tennis table
Name Nat. Age
Dinis Cunha Portugal 35
José Monteiro Portugal 26
João Gouveia Portugal 30
Pedro Silva Portugal 21
Gonçalo Castanheira Portugal 23
Tomas Law Portugal 20

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Notable internacional athletes[edit]

  • Oliveira Ramos (1935–61)
  • Francisco Campas (1936–1960)
  • Júlio Costa (1941–1970)
  • Carlos Galiano (1945–1971)
  • Manuela Jesus (1950–1955)
  • José Louro (1951–1981)
  • Manuel Carvalho (1951–1969)
  • Ana Maria Batista (1951–1965)
  • Teresa Montoya (1953–1962)
  • Alberto Ló (1958–1963)
  • Delfim Soares (1959–1966)
  • João Rui (1961–1981)
  • José Kong (1963–1966)
  • José Alvoeiro (1965–2004)
  • Óscar Lameira (1966–1969)
  • Ana Maria Cruz (1970–1971)
  • José Janeiro (1974–1982)
  • José Rocha (1974–1978)
  • Rogério Alfar (1987–1992)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Achievements (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Section (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Current Athletes (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Internacional Athletes (Portuguese)

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