Sport Lisboa e
This a very pleasant page to
write because, as I told you, Sport
Lisboa e Benfica, or just
Benfica, is my club.
One of the
greatest clubs in the entire universe.
(Sorry if I get a little carried way by the emotion.)
You see, for us football (or soccer) is more than a passion.
It's something that really
And Benfica is even more special!
When Benfica looses a game,
half of the country has a bad start in the
work week. Know what I mean? "Oh no, Monday... and Benfica lost... I
don't wanna go to work!"
But when Benfica wins, fortunatelly very often, it's easier to go to
work smilling and whistling, specially if it is a big vitory.
And I'm not only talking about guys. Women also like football and
Benfica (well, at least some of them...).
The mascot of
Benfica is an eagle - called Victória,
wich means victory.
When the team plays in Estadio da
Luz, its home stadium, the eagle performs a fly from the audience
seatings until the sward.
It's fantastic! Check it out in the video below.
Benfica so special?
Well, for a start Benfica has
more titles than any other club in
Next, it has more associates than any
other club in the world!
It's true, it's even in the World Guiness Records Book.
Go and check it out if you don't believe
More than Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona!
It's also a big club in Europe with two Champions League Titles (61/62).
Benfica was founded in the year of 1904
by Cosme Damião
and another 23 ex-students of Real Casa Pia.
In that remarkable meeting it was decided that the club (only football
- Would play with red and white equipments,
- Would have an eagle for its symbol
- wolud have the motto "E Pluribus Unum"
(wich means: from many, one) - if you are from USA you should recognize
this motto since it is the same as yours, right?
for Sport Lisboa e Benfica?
was probably the best player of all time. And I mean worldwide! He
played in the time of Pelé of Brazil and some say that he was even
better than Pelé.
Benfica made a statue for Eusébio at the entrance of its Stadium.
But there are other great
football players that used this beautifull
equipment. Click here to check them out.
Is Sport Lisboa e Benfica only about football?
Of course not! Benfica has many more sports.
Since the early days Benfica added new sports.
The first one was
Cycling and it was so important that the actual flag still has a
Nowadays, besides football, the club has:
- Ring Hockey
- Sport Fishing
- Table Tennis (ping-pong)
Two of the most recent famous athlets are Nelsón Évora (Olympic
gold medal in triple jump) and Telma
Monteiro (World Silver Medal in Judo).
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