A Different Kind Of Classico
Jan13

A Different Kind Of Classico

After a recent 1-0 away victory to Lisbon rivals Sporting CP, Benfica’s B squad hosted “The Portugal Classico” at the Caixa Futebol Campus or “The Seixal” in Lisbon this past Sunday against FC Porto. Benfica B went into this Classico in 5th place with 35 points as FC Porto have climbed up to 8th place with 32 points. Besides bragging rights (B Team’s cannot be promoted or relegated) the importance...

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2015 Benfica’s Top 10 Predictions
Jan02

2015 Benfica’s Top 10 Predictions

2014 has come and gone and The Benfica Nation was able to create and share multiple memories. As discussed on the recent Benfica Podcast (Episode 140 aired December 30) there was a lot to be proud of. In 2014 Benfica made history in Portugal by being the only team to win the treble of Portugal (The League, The League Cup, and Portuguese Cup) and also make their second consecutive UEFA Europa League Final. The victories against rivals...

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Searching for Smiley Man
Oct26

Searching for Smiley Man

Picture courtesy of @Pedge21 Where Is Benfica’s Steven Vitória? The weekly ongoing joke during the Benfica Podcast is the whereabouts of Toronto born defender Steven Vitória. We (The Benfica Nation) are concerned about the whereabouts of the 26-year-old centre back and I have taken it upon myself to find out his whereabouts. Steven Vitória was born on January 11, 1987 in Toronto, Canada. Steven began playing at a young age and...

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His Name Is Jonas
Oct22

His Name Is Jonas

PLAYER PROFILE Besides not knowing the whereabouts of Steven Vitoria, the Benfica Nation is intrigued to learn more about newly appointed striker Jonas. His name is Jonas and he’s supposed to be a big deal. On September 12, 2014 Jonas arrived to SL Benfica from Valencia and signed a 2 year deal on a free transfer. Although he is unable to represent Benfica throughout their current UEFA Champions League campaign, Jonas will be...

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Benfica 2014/15 UEFA Champions League
Sep05

Benfica 2014/15 UEFA Champions League

 On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the UEFA Champions League groups were announced. Like previous years Benfica have their work cut out for them. In Group C  Benfica drew AS Monaco (France) Bayer Leverkussen (Germany) and Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia). After looking at all of these teams, this may very be the “Group of Death” as all teams are of similar quality and show great talent and promise to advance out of the group...

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