Book a football trip to Benfica and discover the amazing ambience in the Estádio da Luz. Combine your football trip with visiting Lisbon’s highlights and complete your football trip to Benfica with a city trip. Read everything about the club from Lisbon, opponent Sporting Lissabon and discover what you cannot miss during your football trip to Benfica.
Benfica, short for Sport Lisboa e Benfica, is a Portuguese club from the district of Benfica in Lisbon. The club was founded in 1904 and started with a different name. After a fusion of clubs, the club retrieved the name Sport Club de Benfica in 1908. The home matches of O Glorioso (The Greatest) take place in the Estádio da Luz, which has a capacity of over 65.000. The club was awarded 19 national titles during the period of 1960-1980. The club was the most dominant football club in Portugal back then. Benfica has won 37 national titles and 26 Cups in total. The club usually ends in the top 3 of the Primeira Liga. The high-skilled football of Benfica is the main reason that this club is the best club to visit during a football trip to Portugal.
Despite of the great national success of Benfica, the club hasn’t made history on European level yet. The club has managed to reach the finals of several tournaments, but Benfica has never won one. Media calls the lost final series ‘The Guttmann’s curse’, referring to a statement made by former Benfica coack Béla Guttmann. Guttmann left Benfica after his request for a pay-rise got denied and he said: ‘Benfica will never win another European competition without me.’ However, they did gain national success: they won the national championships numerous times, but the club’s biggest opponents FC Porto and Sporting Lissabon have been winning the title the last couple of years.
O Glorioso is not the only nickname of Benfica: Águias (Eagles) is another one. This nickname originated thanks to the club’s mascot – an eagle – which is also visible on Benfica’s logo. Before the start of every home game an eagle flies around the Estádio da Luz (The Stadium of Light) while supporters start singing. When the eagle lands on the centre spot of the field, the game can begin. A funny sight to see and nice to look at. Don’t wait any longer and book your football trip to Benfica!
Do you want to visit the most exciting football match in Portugal during your football trip to Benfica? What do you think of the Derby de Lisboa? The match between Benfica and Sporting Lissabon is the best football match of Portugal. Both teams have been striving for the capital city’s honour for decades. This Derby de Lisboa is also known as Dérbi de Lisbao, Dérbi Eterno, Dérbi dos Dérbi da Segunda Circular or Dérbi da Capital. The Derby de Lisboa should definitely be on your bucketlist if you look at both results of the club. SL Benfica will do anything to show who’s the boss of Lisbon in their own Estádio da Luz. A wonderful derby to visit! Are you interested in the Derby de Lisboa between Benfia and Sporting Lissabon in the Estádio da Luz? Book your football trip to Benfica on time and watch Benfica face Sporting Lissabon together with 65.000 supporters.
You can book a football trip to the beautiful city of Lisbon easily on Number 1 Football Travel. We will tailor your trip for the best prices and will provide you with the best tips for your stay in Lisbon. You could visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Torre de Belém and the busiest pedestrian street and most popular shopping area of the city: Rua Augusta. This shopping area is known for its luxury, and it’s surrounded by nice cafes and restaurants. Are you going to book your football trip to Benfica on Number 1 Football Travel? The only thing that’s left for you to do is pack your bags. Do you have any questions during your trip or is there something unclear? No problem. You can always reach your personal travel agent.
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Please note that the exact times and dates of the Primeira Liga matches are usually confirmed by the Portuguese Football Federation 2-3 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.
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