|English title||Being Benfiquista|
|Published||16 April 1953|
|Composer(s)||Paulino Gomes Júnior|
|Lyricist(s)||Paulino Gomes Júnior|
The song acknowledges Benfica's humble beginnings and shows that being a Benfiquista (supporter of Benfica) is more than being a football fan. It is sung before every home match and sometimes during the match. It was created by Paulino Gomes Júnior and was first sung on 16 April 1953 by tenor Luís Piçarra in the presence of 6,000 Benfiquistas at a sarau in Benfica's old arena Pavilhão dos Desportos to raise money with the goal of building the original Estádio da Luz.
The original hymn, composed by Félix Bermudes in 1929, was called "Avante pelo Benfica" ("Onward for Benfica") but was censored by the Estado Novo in 1942 because of the political connotation of the word avante.
- Weiss, Jessica (27 March 2012). "Showing Support in Song". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- Sousa, Hugo Daniel; Curado, Paulo (25 April 2013). "O futebol é mais instrumentalizado hoje do que foi durante o Estado Novo" [Football today is more orchestrated than it was during the Estado Novo] (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
- "As verdades deturpadas da história do Benfica" [The twisted truths of Benfica history] (PDF) (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. p. 20. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "Salazar proibiu hino ao Benfica" [Salazar banned Benfica's hymn] (in Portuguese). A Bola. Retrieved 5 June 2015.