S.L. Benfica (roller hockey)

Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica, is a professional roller hockey team based in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica play in the Portuguese first division, having won a joint record 23 titles.[3] In addition, they have won 15 Portuguese Cup and 7 Portuguese Super Cup.

Benfica
Full nameSport Lisboa e Benfica
Nickname(s)As Águias (The Eagles)
Os Encarnados (The Reds)
Founded19 August 1917 (1917-08-19)
Home groundPavilhão Fidelidade
(Capacity 2,400)
OwnerS.L. Benfica
ManagerAristides Meireles[1]
CoachAlejandro Domínguez[2]
LeagueFirst Division
2018–194th
Websiteslbenfica.pt
Home
Away

Internationally, Benfica are the most decorated Portuguese club, having won CERH European League, two CERS Cup, three CERH Continental Cup and two Intercontinental Cup.[4]

History

International success

Benfica's only European trophy up to the season of 2009–10 had been a CERS Cup won in the 1990–91 season, but in 2010–11 the club's European fate began to change. They made their way up to the 2010–11 CERS Cup Final Four, eventually winning the trophy for the second time (defeating CP Vilanova in the final by 6–4, at their home ground).[5] With this victory, Benfica had the chance to play the CERH Continental Cup against the CERH European League winner HC Liceo La Coruña. The opponent refused to play the cup's final and Benfica won it by 10–0 (disqualification), conquering their first Continental Cup.[6]

On 2 June 2013, Benfica won their first CERH European League defeating FC Porto at Dragão Caixa by 6–5 (aet), in an all Portuguese final.[7] That made them the fourth Portuguese team to lift the most important clubs European trophy. On 2 November 2013, Benfica won their second Continental Cup defeating CE Vendrell of Spain (5–3, 5–0), thus becoming the only Portuguese club to win the trophy twice.[8] On 16 November 2013, Benfica won the Intercontinental Cup, defeating Sport Recife by 10–3 and winning the only missing trophy for the club and the second one for Portuguese roller hockey, after the 1993 Óquei de Barcelos win.[9]

On 15 March 2015, Benfica became the second European club, after CP Voltregà, to win CERH's most important club title in both men and women competitions, after defeating the French team Coutras in the final of the Women's European Cup. Domestically, earlier that season, the women's section had conquered the national Super Cup on 8 November 2014, and later also won their third consecutive national championship on 8 June 2015, and their second consecutive domestic cup on 14 June, accomplishing the treble, and winning all five competitions they played, including the Torneio de Abertura.[10] Later, on 16 May, Benfica's men squad became Portuguese champions without defeat, totalling 25 wins and one draw.[11]

On 15 May 2016, Benfica were crowned European champions for the second time, after beating Oliveirense in the final 5–3.[12] Five months later, Benfica beat Óquei de Barcelos (9–2) in the second leg of the Continental Cup, and won the trophy for a third time.[13]

On 16 December 2017, Benfica beat Reus Deportiu (3–5) and won their second Intercontinental Cup, thus becoming the second team with most trophies in the competition.[14]

Current squad

As of 25 June 2019[15]
Goalkeepers
  • 01 Pedro Henriques
  • 13 Marco Barros

Defenders/Midfielders

  • 02 Valter Neves (captain)
  • 03 Albert Casanovas
  • 04 Diogo Rafael
  • 06 Eduard Lamas
  • 74 Miguel Vieira "Vieirinha"

Forwards

  • 05 Carlos Nicolía
  • 06 Gonçalo Pinto
  • 07 Jordi Adroher
  • 09 Lucas Ordoñez

Men's technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Alejandro Domínguez
Assistant coach Frederico Mascarenhas
Physiologist Filipe Pedro
Physiotherapist Tiago David

Source: [15]

Honours

According to Benfica's official website[4]

Domestic

Winners (23) – shared record: 1950–51, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
Winners (15): 1962–63, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15
Winners (7): 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2012

European

Winners (2): 2012–13, 2015–16
Winners (2): 1990–91, 2010–11
Winners (3): 2011, 2013, 2016

Worldwide

Winners (2): 2013, 2017

Other

Winners: 1962
Winners: 2008

Women's current squad

As of 2 November 2019[16]
Goalkeepers
  • 10 Maria Vieira
  • 71 Margarida Brandão

Defenders/Midfielders

  • 07 Inês Vieira
  • 08 Marcarena Ramos

Forwards

  • 02 Marlene Sousa (captain)
  • 04 Sofia Contreiras
  • 05 Ana Arsénio
  • 06 Marta Piquero
  • 15 Andreia Leal
  • 66 Maria Silva

Women's honours

Regional

  • Opening Tournament of Lisbon Roller Sports Association
Winners (8): 2012, 2013, 2014,[17] 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,[18] 2019

National

  • Portuguese League
Winners (7): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19[19]
  • Portuguese Cup
Winners (6): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19[20]
  • Portuguese Super Cup
Winners (7): 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,[21] 2019[22]

International

Winners: 2014–15[23][24]

References

  1. Guerreiro, Luís Afonso (26 September 2018). "Team Managers: Os rostos por detrás das equipas" [Team Managers: The faces behind the teams]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. "Alejandro Domínguez é o novo treinador" [Alejandro Domínguez is the new coach]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 22 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. "Benfica bicampeão português de hóquei em patins" [Benfica is back-to-back champion in roller hockey]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. "Hóquei em patins" [Roller hockey]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  5. "Hóquei: Benfica conquista Taça CERS". Maisfutebol (in Portuguese). 8 May 2011.
  6. "Benfica conquista Taça Continental sem jogar". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 5 November 2011.
  7. "Benfica sagra-se campeão europeu de hóquei em patins pela primeira vez". Público (in Portuguese). 2 June 2013.
  8. "Benfica conquista Taça Continental de hóquei em patins". Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 2 November 2013.
  9. "Benfica conquista Taça Intercontinental" [Benfica conquer Intercontinental Cup]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 November 2013. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  10. "Benfica renova título da Taça de Portugal feminina" [Benfica renew women's Portuguese Cup title]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 June 2015. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  11. "Sporting falha Liga Europeia, Benfica acaba sem derrotas" [Sporting fail European League, Benfica finish unbeaten]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 16 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  12. "SL Benfica é Campeão Europeu!" [SL Benfica are European champions]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  13. "SL Benfica conquista Taça Continental" [SL Benfica conquer Continental Cup]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 15 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  14. "Benfica conquista Taça Intercontinental" [Benfica conquer Intercontinental Cup]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 16 February 2018. Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  15. Dores, Márcia (29 August 2019). "Muito "empenho e motivação" no hóquei" [Lots of "commitment and motivation" in roller hockey]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  16. "Women's squad". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  17. "À procura do pleno!" [Looking for the pleno]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 14 May 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  18. "Equipa feminina do Benfica sagra-se Heptacampeã nacional" [Benfica women's become seven-time national champions]. Record TV Europa (in Portuguese). 20 May 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  19. "Equipa feminina do Benfica sagra-se heptacampeã nacional" [Benfica women's become seven-times national champions]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 19 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  20. Nascimento, Diogo; Sanches, João (9 June 2019). "6.ª Taça de Portugal seguida para o Museu" [6th consecutive Portuguese Cup into the museum]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  21. Fernandes Garcia, Filipa (27 October 2018). "Benfica vence CH Carvalhos e conquista Supertaça" [Benfica beat CH Carvalhos and conquer Super Cup]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  22. Nascimento, Diogo (5 October 2019). "Águias conquistam a 7.ª Supertaça consecutiva!" [Eagles conquer 7th consecutive Super Cup]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  23. "SL Benfica won the Women's Cup, US Coutras defeated 5-2 in the final match". CERH. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  24. "SL Benfica é Campeão Europeu!" [SL Benfica are European Champions!]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
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