S.L. Benfica (Luanda)

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S.L. Benfica
Benfica Luanda logo.svg
Full name Sport Luanda e Benfica
Nickname(s) Águias de Luanda (Luanda Eagles)
Founded 5 October 1922; 94 years ago (1922-10-05)
Ground Estádio dos Coqueiros
Ground Capacity 12.000
Chairman Joaquim Sebastião
Manager Zeca Amaral
League Girabola
2016 6th
Website Club home page

Sport Luanda e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica de Luanda, or simply as Benfica, is a football club from Luanda, Angola. The club was established as the Luanda affiliate of SL Benfica of Portugal, and shares the same colours. The logo is also very similar to the Portuguese one. The club, as of 2005, has never won the Girabola (the Angolan league first division). The club plays in the Girabola.

The club is nicknamed Águias de Luanda, meaning "Luanda Eagles" (the eagle is the symbol of SL Benfica).

History[edit]

The club was founded as Sport Luanda e Benfica and later renamed to Saneamento Rangol. In 2000, the club returned to its original name, Sport Luanda e Benfica.[1]

In 1995, as Saneamento Rangol, the club was promoted to the following year's first division.[2] In 2003, Benfica de Luanda was relegated to the second division.[3] In 2004, the club finished second in the second division, and was promoted to the first division.[4] In 2005, the club finished 6th in the first division.[5]

2017 Girabola[edit]

On January 23, 2017, Benfica de Luanda issued a press release stating that it would no longer participate in the Girabola, with effect from 2017 and until further notice, citing financial reasons, and that the club would focus on its youth academy and in turning the club into a sports company. With such decision, the club is liable to a heavy penalty by the Angolan Federation that might include a ban to participate in the girabola for an established period of time[1]

Names[edit]

  • 1922 : Founded as Sport Luanda e Benfica
  • 19?? : Renamed Saneamento Rangol
  • 2000 : Renamed Sport Luanda e Benfica

League positions[edit]

Girabola Gira Angola Girabola

Domestic history[edit]

Season Level Pos Pld W D L For Against Points Domestic Cup Top goalscorer
1999 1st 8 28 8 10 10 26 30 34
2000 8 26 11 2 13 36 45 35
2001 9 26 8 8 10 37 33 32
2002 8 26 8 8 10 23 27 32
2003 12 26 7 7 12 26 36 28
2004 2nd 2
2005 1st 5 26 10 7 9 19 13 37
2006 8 26 10 2 14 23 28 32 Runners-up
2007 10 26 9 8 9 22 21 35
2008 5 26 10 7 9 33 28 37
2009 3 26 14 5 7 42 32 47
2010 10 30 11 6 13 34 39 39
2011 13 30 9 8 13 33 36 35
2012 12 30 7 13 10 32 37 34
2013 10 30 7 14 9 29 30 35
2014 3 30 14 13 3 31 18 55 Champions
2015 3 30 14 11 5 35 23 53 Pedro – 11

Continental history[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2007 CAF Confederation Cup 1st Round Equatorial Guinea San Pedro 2–0 5–1 7–1
Round of 16 Cameroon Astres 4–0 1–1 4–11
Round of 32 Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe 4–1 0–0 4–1
2015 CAF Confederation Cup Preliminary round Burundi Le Messager 2–0 1–0 3–0
First round Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–1 0–1 1–2

1 Benfica were ejected from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.

Honours[edit]

Angola Cup (1)
2014 [2]
Angola SuperCup (1)
2007

Stadium[edit]

The club plays their home matches at the state-owned 12,000 capacity Estádio dos Coqueiros. However, work began in 2012 in the Luanda outskirts village of Cacuaco on the construction of their own stadium, with all the requirements for training and camp for their players. Sport Luanda e Benfica members believe that the club will become a role model in the near future.

Players[edit]

Manager history[edit]

Season Coach S L C Coach S L C Coach S L C
2000 Argentina Rúben Garcia
2001 Angola Miller Gomes
2002
2003 Portugal António Carlos Angola Henriques Fernandes
2004 Angola Kito Ribeiro
2005 Angola Zeca Amaral
2006
2007
2008
2009 Angola Agostinho Tramagal Portugal Jorge Plácido Angola Joaquim Muyumba
2010 Angola Mabi de Almeida
2011 Portugal Amaro Ferreira Brazil Luís Mariano
2012 Angola Humberto Chaves Angola Abílio Amaral
2013 Angola Abílio Amaral Angola Romeu Filemón
2014 Angola Zeca Amaral 2014 Angola Cup
2015
2016

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: Benfica de Luanda suspend participation in Girabola". ANGOP.com. 25 Jan 2017. Retrieved 25 Jan 2017. 
  2. ^ "Football season ends with Benfica's League Cup conquest". ANGOP.com. 24 Nov 2014. Retrieved 26 Nov 2014. 
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