List of S.L. Benfica presidents

Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica, is a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon. Ever since its foundation on 28 February 1904 as Sport Lisboa, later merged with Grupo Sport Benfica, it has had a total of 33 presidents.[1] Benfica's first president was José Rosa Rodrigues and the current one is Luís Filipe Vieira, elected in 2003. The latter surpassed Bento Mântua in 2012 as the longest-serving Benfica president.[2]

To elect a president, the paying members of Benfica (sócios), along with Benfica houses, filiations, and delegations, vote in the club's elections, which are currently held every four years since 2010.[3][4] In 2003 the club switched to electronic voting,[5] and since 2010 only effective members with 25 years of continuous membership as an adult can candidate to the presidency of Benfica. Therefore, they must be at least 43 years old to do so.[6][7]

The following chronological list comprises all those who have held the position of president of Benfica since its inception. Each president's entry includes his dates of tenure (and duration) as well as the club's football honours won while under his term.

List of presidents

No. Cit. Name From To Duration Football trophies
1 José Rosa Rodrigues
(1st president of Sport Lisboa)
28 February 190422 November 1906 2 years, 267 days
2 Luís Carlos de Faria Leal
(1st president of Grupo Sport Benfica)
18 November 190615 September 1907 301 days
3 Januário Barreto
(2nd president of Sport Lisboa)
18 December 190613 September 1908 1 year, 270 days
4 João José Pires
(2nd president of Grupo Sport Benfica;
1st president after the club merger)
15 September 19072 February 1910 2 years, 140 days
5 Alfredo Alexandre Luís da Silva 2 February 191026 March 1911 1 year, 52 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
6 António Nunes de Almeida Guimarães 26 March 19119 July 1911 105 days
7 Alberto Lima 9 July 191131 March 1912 1 year, 85 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
8 José Eduardo Moreira Sales 31 March 19125 December 1912 249 days
Alberto Lima 5 December 191229 August 1915 2 years, 267 days 2 Campeonato de Lisboa
9 José Antunes dos Santos Júnior 29 August 191515 July 1916 321 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
10 Félix Bermudes 15 July 19167 October 1916 1 year, 84 days
11 Nuno Freire Themudo 7 October 191622 July 1917 288 days 1 Campeonato de Lisboa
12 Bento Mântua 22 July 191725 August 1926 9 years, 34 days 2 Campeonato de Lisboa
13 Alfredo Silveira Ávila de Melo 25 August 192615 August 1930 3 years, 355 days 1 Campeonato de Portugal
14 Manuel da Conceição Afonso 15 August 193020 August 1933 3 years, 5 days 1 Campeonato de Portugal
1 Campeonato de Lisboa
15 Vasco Rosa Ribeiro 20 August 19334 November 1936 3 years, 76 days 1 Primeira Liga
1 Campeonato de Portugal
Manuel da Conceição Afonso 4 November 193631 July 1938 1 year, 269 days 2 Primeira Liga
16 Júlio Ribeiro da Costa 31 July 19381 August 1939 1 year, 1 day
17 Augusto da Fonseca Júnior 1 August 193918 January 1945 5 years, 170 days 2 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
1 Campeonato de Lisboa
Félix Bermudes 18 January 194519 January 1946 1 year, 1 day 1 Primeira Divisão
Manuel da Conceição Afonso 19 January 194625 January 1947 1 year, 6 days
18 João Tamagnini Barbosa 25 January 194729 January 1949 2 years, 4 days
19 Mário Lampreia de Gusmão Madeira 29 January 194915 March 1952 3 years, 46 days 1 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
1 Latin Cup
20 Joaquim Ferreira Bogalho 15 March 195230 March 1957 5 years, 15 days 1 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
21 Maurício Vieira de Brito 30 March 195731 March 1962 5 years, 1 day 3 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
1 European Cup
22 António Cabral Fezas Vital 31 March 196226 March 1964 1 year, 361 days 1 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 European Cup
23 Adolfo Vieira de Brito 26 March 19648 May 1965 1 year, 43 days 2 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
24 António Catarino Duarte 8 May 196517 June 1966 1 year, 40 days
25 José Ferreira Queimado 17 June 19663 July 1967 1 year, 16 days 1 Primeira Divisão
Adolfo Vieira de Brito 3 July 196712 April 1969 1 year, 283 days 1 Primeira Divisão
26 Duarte Borges Coutinho 12 April 196926 May 1977 8 years, 44 days 7 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
José Ferreira Queimado 26 May 197729 May 1981 4 years, 3 days 1 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça de Portugal
27 Fernando Martins 29 May 198127 March 1987 5 years, 302 days 2 Primeira Divisão
3 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
28 João Maria dos Santos Júnior 27 March 198724 April 1992 5 years, 28 days 3 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
29 Jorge de Brito 24 April 19927 January 1994 1 year, 258 days 1 Taça de Portugal
30 Manuel Damásio 7 January 199431 October 1997 3 years, 297 days 1 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
31 João Vale e Azevedo 31 October 199727 October 2000 2 years, 362 days
32 Manuel Vilarinho 27 October 200031 October 2003 3 years, 4 days
33 Luís Filipe Vieira 31 October 2003Present 16 years, 49 days 7 Primeira Liga
3 Taça de Portugal
7 Taça da Liga
5 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

References

  1. "33 outstanding names of our history". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. Nunes, Luís Miguel (7 December 2012). "Benfica: Vieira já é o presidente com mais tempo" [Benfica: Vieira already is the longest-serving president]. Relvado (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. "Statutes" (PDF). S.L. Benfica. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  4. "Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Estatutos" [Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Statutes] (PDF). S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). p. 19.
  5. "Comunicado da Assembleia Geral sobre voto electrónico" [General Assembly announcement about electronic vote]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 25 October 2012. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  6. "Sócios aprovam filiação de 25 anos e mandatos de quatro" [Members approve 25-year membership and four-year terms]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 30 April 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  7. "Mandatos passam de 3 para 4 anos" [Mandates change from 3 to 4 years]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
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