Sport Lisboa e Benfica, or simply Benfica, is one of Portugal's top football teams and current champions of the Primeira Liga. Benfica is currently the top Portuguese club, coming in 9th overall in UEFA's rankings, and has a long and proud history with star players like Eusébio having donned the famous shirt. If you want to see one of Europe's best teams play in the Primeira Liga and Champions League, you need to get Benfica tickets here at Ticketbis.
Benfica was founded over a century ago in 1904 and is the most successful Portuguese club of all time. In total, the Águias have won a record 36 Primeira Liga titles, 29 Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) titles, 7 Taça de Liga titles and 7 Supertaça Candido de Oliveira tiles. That's not all, the team from Lisbon has also won 2 European Cups (1961 & 1962) and have been runners up on numerous occasions. It's impossible to talk about Benfica without talking about the club's greatest player - Eusebio. Considered by many as the greatest footballer of all time, he played for Benfica for 15 years where he scored an incredible 473 goals in 440 competitive matches.
Benfica play their home games at the Estádio da Luz which opened on 25 October 2003. The stadium has a capacity of nearly 65,000 making it the biggest stadium in Portugal and one of the biggest stadiums in Europe. The stadium has hosted several major football matches including the Euro 2004 final and the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final. With Benfica once again competing in the Champions League you can see them play at this iconic stadium by getting Benfica champions league tickets today.
Portugal's Big Three
Benfica is one of the Big Three in Portugal, the other two being FC Porto and Sporting. These are the three most successful clubs in Portugal and are the only teams never to have been relegated from the Primeira Liga since its founding in 1934. The teams all share an intense rivalry and Benfica's rivalry with Sporting is seen as the most important football derby in Portugal. While the derby between Porto and Benfica is called Ó Clássico and is important as they are the two most successful clubs in the country.