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S.L. Benfica
Benfica
League:

Flag of Portugal Primeira Liga

Game debut:

FIFA 99

Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Portuguese pronunciation: [spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ȷ̃ˈfikɐ]), commonly known as Benfica, is a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football. Benfica are the current Portuguese champions, having won three consecutive league titles. Founded in 1904 by a group of people led by Cosme Damião, Benfica is one of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga – the other two are rivals FC Porto and Sporting CP. The team is nicknamed Águias (Eagles) for the symbol atop the club's crest, and Encarnados (Reds) for the shirt colour. Since 2003, their home ground has been the Estádio da Luz, which replaced the original one. Benfica is the most supported Portuguese club, with an estimated fan base of 14 million supporters worldwide, and the European club with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country. By August 2015, it had 156,916 paying members. The club's official anthem, "Ser Benfiquista", refers to its supporters who are called Benfiquistas. Benfica is honoured in three Portuguese Orders: those of Christ, of Merit and of Prince Henry. Benfica is the most successful Portuguese club in terms of both domestic (76) and overall titles (78) – 79 including the Latin Cup – and is the only one to have won all national competitions. They have won a record 35 Primeira Liga titles, a record 25 Taça de Portugal (10 doubles), a record 7 Taça da Liga (one treble), 6 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and 3 Campeonato de Portugal. Internationally, Benfica won two consecutive European Cup titles, in 1961 and 1962, a unique feat in Portuguese football. In addition, they were runners-up at the Intercontinental Cup in 1961 and '62, at the European Cup in 1963, '65, '68, '88 and '90, and at the UEFA Cup/Europa League in 1983, 2013 and '14. They have reached ten European finals, which ranks seventh all-time among UEFA clubs and is a domestic record. Furthermore, they hold the European record for the most consecutive wins in domestic league (29) and the longest unbeaten run in the Portuguese league (56 matches). In the 1972–73 campaign, Benfica became the first undefeated Portuguese champions. In 2000, Benfica was ranked twelfth in the FIFA Club of the Century award. In 2009, it was ranked ninth in "Europe's Club of the Century" by IFFHS. Benfica is ranked ninth in the current UEFA club coefficient rankings – the best position of a Portuguese club – and have the second most participations in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League (36), after Real Madrid. Benfica's all-time top goalscorer is Eusébio, who won one Ballon d'Or and two European Golden Boots while at the club.

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FIFA 15Edit

Starting Team

  • Flag of Brazil Julio Cesar (GK)
  • Flag of Uruguay Maxi Pereira (RB)
  • Flag of Brazil Luisao (CB)
  • Flag of Brazil Jardel (CB)
  • Flag of Portugal Eliseu (LB)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Salvio (RM)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Perez (RCM)
  • Flag of Greece A. Samaris (LCM)
  • Flag of Argentina N. Gaitan (LM)
  • Flag of Brazil Anderson Talisca (CF)
  • Flag of Brazil Lima (ST)

Substitutes

  • Flag of Brazil Artur Moraes (GK)
  • Flag of Portugal Paulo Lopes (GK)
  • Flag of Argentina L. Lopez (CB)
  • Flag of Switzerland L. Benito (LM)
  • Flag of the Netherlands Ola John (LM)
  • Flag of Portugal Ruben Amorim (CM)
  • Flag of Serbia L. Fejsa (CDM)
  • Flag of Portugal Andre Almeida (CDM)
  • Flag of Portugal Pizzi (CAM)
  • Flag of Portugal Bebe (ST)
  • Flag of Brazil Derley (ST)
  • Flag of Argentina F. Jara (ST)

Reserves

  • Flag of Brazil César
  • Flag of Portugal Steven Vitória
  • Flag of Serbia M. Sulejmani
  • Flag of Portugal Gonçalo Guedes
  • Flag of Poland P. Dawidowicz
  • Flag of Portugal João Teixeira
  • Flag of Portugal Nélson Oliveira

Loaned Out

  • Flag of Portugal Yannick Djaló
  • Flag of Portugal Candeias
  • Flag of Serbia F. Đuričić
  • Flag of Argentina R. Funes Mori
  • Flag of Spain Rodrigo
  • Flag of Argentina L. Fariña
  • Flag of Portugal Joao Cancelo
  • Flag of Portugal André Gomes
  • Flag of Portugal Ivan Cavaleiro
  • Flag of Portugal Bernardo Silva

FIFA 14Edit

Starting Team

  • Flag of Brazil Artur Moraes (GK)
  • Flag of Uruguay Maxi Pereira (RB)
  • Flag of Brazil Luisao (CB)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Garay (CB)
  • Flag of Brazil Bruno Cortez (LB)
  • Flag of Serbia N. Matic (CDM)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Salvio (RM)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Perez (RCM)
  • Flag of Argentina N. Gaitan (LM)
  • Flag of Brazil Lima (ST)
  • Flag of Spain Rodrigo (ST)

Substitutes

  • Flag of Slovenia J. Oblak (GK)
  • Flag of Portugal Paulo Lopes (GK)
  • Flag of Portugal Joao Cancelo (RB)
  • Flag of Portugal Silvio (RB)
  • Flag of Portugal Steven Vitória (CB)
  • Flag of Brazil Jardel (CB)
  • Flag of Serbia L. Markovic (CDM)
  • Flag of Portugal Ruben Amorim (CM)
  • Flag of the Netherlands Ola John (LM)
  • Flag of Serbia M. Sulejmani (RW)
  • Flag of Paraguay O. Cardozo (ST)
  • Flag of Serbia F. Đuričić (LW)

Reserves

  • Flag of Portugal Mika
  • Flag of Portugal Carlos Martins
  • Flag of Portugal Andre Almeida
  • Flag of Paraguay L. Melgarejo
  • Flag of Serbia L. Fejsa
  • Flag of Argentina R. Funes Mori
  • Flag of Uruguay J. Urretaviscaya

Loaned Out

  • Flag of Brazil Airton
  • Flag of Argentina F. Jara
  • Flag of Portugal Nelson Oliveira
  • Flag of Portugal Pizzi
  • Flag of Brazil Sidnei

FIFA 13Edit

Starting Team

  • Flag of Brazil Artur Moraes (GK)
  • Flag of Uruguay Maxi Pereira (RB)
  • Flag of Brazil Luisao (CB)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Garay (CB)
  • Flag of Paraguay L. Melgarejo (LB)
  • Flag of Serbia N. Matic (CDM)
  • Flag of Argentina N. Gaitan (LM)
  • Flag of Belgium A. Witsel (CM)
  • Flag of Spain Nolito (CM)
  • Flag of Paraguay O. Cardozo (ST)
  • Flag of Spain Rodrigo (ST)

Substitutes

  • Flag of Portugal Paulo Lopes (GK)
  • Flag of Brazil Jardel (CB)
  • Flag of Portugal Miguel Vitor (CB)
  • Flag of Portugal Fabio Faria (CB)
  • Flag of Portugal Luisinho (LB)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Salvio (RM)
  • Flag of Argentina E. Perez (RCM)
  • Flag of Argentina P. Aimar (CAM)
  • Flag of Portugal Carlos Martins (CAM)
  • Flag of Brazil Bruno Cesar (CAM)
  • Flag of the Netherlands Ola John (LM)
  • Flag of Brazil Alan Kardec (ST)

Reserves

  • Flag of Portugal Mika
  • Flag of Brazil Julio Cesar
  • Flag of Brazil Sidnei
  • Flag of Portugal Miguel Rosa
  • Flag of Uruguay J. Urretaviscaya
  • Flag of Brazil Michel
  • Flag of Argentina J. Shaffer

Loaned Out

  • Flag of Portugal Ruben Amorim
  • Flag of Portugal Hugo Viera
  • Flag of Portugal Yannick Djaló
  • Flag of Brazil Airton
  • Flag of Portugal Nelson Oliveira
  • Flag of Portugal David Simao
  • Flag of Portugal Roderick
  • Flag of Slovenia J. Oblak
  • Flag of Cape Verde Djaniny

FIFA 12Edit

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FIFA 11Edit

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FIFA 10Edit

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FIFA 09Edit

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FIFA 08Edit

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FIFA 07Edit

Starting Team

  • Flag of Portugal Quim (GK)
  • Flag of Uruguay Maxi Pereira (RB)
  • Flag of Brazil Luisao (CB)
  • Flag of Brazil David Luiz (CB)
  • Flag of Brazil Leo (LB)
  • RM - Balboa
  • Flag of Greece K. Katsouranis (RCM)
  • Flag of France Hassan Yebda (LCM)
  • Flag of Spain Reyes (LM)
  • Flag of Argentina Pablo Aimar (CF)
  • Flag of Paraguay Oscar Cardozo (ST)

Substitutes

  • Flag of Brazil Moretto (GK)
  • Flag of Portugal Ruben Amorim (CM)
  • Flag of Portugal Carlos Martins (CM)
  • Flag of Argentina A. Di Maria (LWM)
  • Flag of Honduras D. Suazo (ST)

Reserves

  • Flag of Brazil Sidnei
  • Flag of China Yu Dabao
  • Flag of Cameroon G. Binya
  • Flag of Portugal Miguel Vitor
  • Flag of Brazil Edcarlos
  • Flag of Portugal Moreira
  • Flag of Portugal M. Makukula
  • Flag of Angola Mantorras
  • Flag of Portugal Jorge Ribeiro
  • Flag of Portugal Nuno Gomes
  • Flag of Uruguay J. Urretavizcaya

Flag of Portugal Primeira Liga Teams
Academica ~ CF Belenenses ~ Benfica ~ Boavista FC ~ CD Nacional ~ CS Marítimo ~ GD Estoril Praia ~ FC Arouca ~ F.C. Porto ~ Moreirense FC ~ Pacos de Ferreira ~ Rio Ave ~ SC Braga ~ Sporting CP ~ Tondela ~ Uniao da Madeira ~ Vitoria de Guimaraes ~ Vitória FC