Sport Lisboa e Benfica ComC MHIH OM, commonly known as Benfica, is a professional football club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football, where they are the current champions and the most successful team in terms of overall titles. Founded on 28 February 1904 as Sport Lisboa, Benfica is one of the Big Three clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from Primeira Liga, along with rivals Sporting CP and FC Porto. Benfica are nicknamed As Águias (The Eagles), for the symbol atop the club's crest, and Os Encarnados (The Reds), for the shirt colour. Since 2003, their home ground has been the Estádio da Luz, which replaced the larger, original one, built in 1954. Benfica is the most supported Portuguese club and the European club with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country, having over 230,000 members and an estimated 14 million supporters worldwide.
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Benfica Background and History:
The history of Benfica is one that has been intricately connected to Lisbon. Founded in 1904 as Sport Lisboa, this club became the most successful Portuguese sports team ever with five Primeira Liga Championships and two European Cup Winners' Cups under their belt before merging With earlier mentioned Grupo Desportivotimes back when they were all simply called "Lisboa E Benfiquista."
The new name change reflected both teams' rich histories; it also seemed fitting given how much these two institutions meant for football culture within Portugal.
Benfica Highlights (Honor):
The team has won the European Champions Cup twice in its history and 5 runners-up experiences. A total of 36 Portuguese Premier League titles, 29 Portuguese Cups & SuperCups combined with 7 different league cups for a grand total to 29+6 = 365! They also have a reserve side known as SL Benfica B that competes within their own football league.
The primary branch is currently focused on playing soccer while other departments offer basketball (with 2 championships), roller hockey, indoor football, etc...
Angel Fabian Di Maria Hernandez, born in Rosario, Argentina, is an Argentine footballer who plays as a winger. After joining Benfica, Di Maria quickly adapted to the team and quickly settled into the starting position. On February 27, 2010, he scored his first hat-trick (4:0 in the final score) against Lisos Sports Club, and the following day Portugal's major sports newspapers reported "Magic Tri María".