HISTORY OF BENFICA FC
History of Benfica FC: The club was established in 1904, under the name of Sport Lisboa; that very year, they converged with Grupo Sport Benfica and changed their name to Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Not long after the Portuguese association was authoritatively framed in 1934, Benfica arose as to its most prevailing group, securing three back-to-back titles from 1936 to 1938. Before the finish of the 50s, their prize bureau was home to 9 Primeira Liga titles and 10 Taça de Portugal prizes.
It was, in any case, during the 60s where Benfica began becoming famous on the European stage. Driven by the mind-blowing Eusébio, Benfica was the principal group to end Real Madrid’s dash of five back-to-back European Cup triumphs, asserting the prize for themselves in 1961.
They rehashed as champions the next year, while likewise making three additional finals consistently. Locally, Benfica annihilated the resistance and raged to 8 Primeira Ligas and 3 Taça de Portugals before the decade’s over. In 1965, Eusébio impacted the world forever by turning into the lone player to win a Ballon d’Or while playing for a Portuguese club.
The accompanying twenty years saw Porto and Sporting mature into competitors, yet Benfica stayed the main club in the country. In the period from 1970 to 1996, Benfica asserted 13 Primeira Liga titles and 10 Taça de Portugal prizes. Simultaneously, further European achievement was demonstrating slippery, even after the club made a tremendous monetary push towards the finish of the 80s. While that brought about two European Cup finals (1988 and 1990), PSV Eindhoven and AC Milan would ultimately demonstrate excessively solid.
The widespread going through at long last found the club during the 90s. The monetary emergency that followed saw Benfica drop off the guide for some time, and the club finished the century with two or three disillusioning mid-table completions.
After a dry spell that endured eight years, the club, at last, won their 24th Taça de Portugal by overcoming Porto in the last. From that point forward, Benfica has asserted an extra four Primeira Liga titles and one Taça de Portugal prize, establishing their re-visitation of the enormous stage.