S.L. Benfica (table tennis)

Sport Lisboa e Benfica is a semi-professional table tennis team based in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica play in both the men's and women's national leagues.

Benfica
Full nameSport Lisboa e Benfica
Founded1935
GroundEstádio da Luz
CoachGonçalo Castanheira
LeagueFirst Division of Men's League
Second Division of Women's League
2013–147th (men)
4th (women)
WebsiteClub website

They play home games at the Estádio da Luz in a 190 m² room equipped with modern table tennis tables.

Men's honours

Domestic competitions

  • Portuguese Men's Table Tennis League
Winners (24): 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Portuguese Men's Table Tennis Cup
Winners (16): 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1983

Women's honours

Domestic competitions

  • Portuguese Women's Table Tennis League
Winners (11): 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974
  • Portuguese Women's Table Tennis Cup
Winners (2): 1970, 1973[1]

Technical staff and management

Name Nat. Job
Paulo Marques Section Manager
José Carlos Alfredo Assistant Section Manager
Gonçalo Castaneira Main Coach
Virgílio Nascimento Youth main coach
Lúcia Manuela, António Neves e Romeu Cruz Assistant Coach's

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Current roster

Name Nat. Age
Dinis Cunha 38
José Monteiro 29
João Gouveia 33
Pedro Silva 24
Gonçalo Castanheira 26
Tomas Law 23

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Notable internacional athletes

  • Oliveira Ramos (1935–61)
  • Francisco Campas (1936–1960)
  • Júlio Costa (1941–1970)
  • Carlos Galiano (1945–1971)
  • Manuela Jesus (1950–1955)
  • José Louro (1951–1981)
  • Manuel Carvalho (1951–1969)
  • Ana Maria Batista (1951–1965)
  • Teresa Montoya (1953–1962)
  • Alberto Ló (1958–1963)
  • Delfim Soares (1959–1966)
  • João Rui (1961–1981)
  • José Kong (1963–1966)
  • José Alvoeiro (1965–2004)
  • Óscar Lameira (1966–1969)
  • Ana Maria Cruz (1970–1971)
  • José Janeiro (1974–1982)
  • José Rocha (1974–1978)
  • Rogério Alfar (1987–1992)

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References

  1. Achievements (Portuguese)
  2. Section (Portuguese)
  3. Current Athletes (Portuguese)
  4. Internacional Athletes (Portuguese)
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