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The 2014–15 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 111th season in existence and the club's 81st consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football.

Benfica
2014–15 season
PresidentLuís Filipe Vieira
Head coachJorge Jesus
StadiumEstádio da Luz
Primeira Liga1st
Taça de PortugalFifth round
Taça da LigaWinners
Supertaça Cândido de OliveiraWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage (4th)
Top goalscorerLeague: Jonas (20)[1]
All: Jonas (31)
Highest home attendance63,534[2] vs Porto
(26 April 2015)
Lowest home attendance11,955 vs Arouca
(14 January 2015)
Average home league attendance48,520[3]

Benfica won their second consecutive and 34th overall Primeira Liga title, their second consecutive and sixth overall Taça da Liga, and their fifth Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

Benfica's 2014–15 trophies

Contents

Season overviewEdit

JulyEdit

In the 111th season, manager Jorge Jesus started his sixth consecutive season at Benfica, for the first time in the last 60 years, since János Biri. The president Luís Filipe Vieira started his eleventh consecutive season.

After winning an historic treble, Benfica lost many players of its starting XI. Nemanja Matić had moved to Chelsea on 15 January 2014.[4] Guilherme Siqueira had returned to Granada in June.[5] On 25 June, Ezequiel Garay had moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg.[6] Rodrigo and André Gomes' economic rights had been sold to an investment firm on 31 January;[7][8] in July, they moved to Valencia on loan. On 15 July, Lazar Marković moved to Liverpool.[9][10] The next day, Jan Oblak moved to Atlético Madrid.[11][12]

AugustEdit

On 4 August, after seven seasons, Benfica's ninth all-time top scorer, Óscar Cardozo, moved to Trabzonspor.[13]

On 10 August, Benfica won its fifth Supercup, beating Rio Ave 3–2 on penalties after a goalless draw. A severely remodeled squad, only presented seven starters of the Taça de Portugal final played just two months earlier: Luisão, Maxi Pereira, Rúben Amorim, Eduardo Salvio, Enzo Pérez, Nicolás Gaitán and Lima. The new players Talisca, Derley, Eliseu and Bebé made their official debut for Benfica. Benfica dominated throughout the match but was unable to score on multiple occasions, finally beating Rio Ave on penalties, after Artur defended three of them.[14][15] It was the first time since 2010 that Benfica played the Supercup, winning a previous one in 2005. With this conquest, Benfica became the only Portuguese club to have won all four domestic titles in a year.

On 17 August, in the league's first day, Benfica beat Paços de Ferreira (2–0) with goals from Maxi Pereira and Salvio, with Artur saving a penalty in the 10th minute.[16] Additionally, Benfica won the first matchday ten years later; the first with Jorge Jesus and the second during the ten-year term of Luís Filipe Vieira. On 19 August, Júlio César joined Benfica. On 22 August, Benfica signed Andreas Samaris.[17] On 24 August, Benfica won at Boavista with a strike by Eliseu from 25 meters out.[18] During the match, played in an artificial turf, Rúben Amorim got severely injured,[19] with news in next day reporting an anterior cruciate ligament injury.[20] On 31 August, Benfica drew against Sporting CP (1–1). Nicolás Gaitán scored the first goal, while Artur made a mistake which allowed Islam Slimani to tie the match. It was the first league goal for Sporting at the Estádio da Luz since 29 April 2007. It was also the first time in seven seasons that Sporting made any points in a league match against Benfica, while playing as a visitor at the Derby de Lisboa.[21]

SeptemberEdit

On 1 September, Benfica signed Bryan Cristante and extended Sílvio's loan. On 11 September, Benfica signed Jonas. On 12 September, after the early break for the Euro 2016 qualifying, Benfica returned with a 0–5 win at Vitória de Setúbal, with a hat-trick from Talisca, in his first goals in the Primeira Liga. Furthermore, Samaris and Cristante made their debuts for Benfica, while Ola John scored his first goal in the league.[22] On 16 September, in the first matchday of the Champions League, Benfica lost 0–2 to Zenit. Hulk scored, Artur was sent off for a foul on Danny outside of the box, and former Benfica player Witsel scored the second goal. It was Benfica's first home defeat in 51 matches, and the first home defeat in the Champions League since 2 October 2012.[23][24] On 21 September, Benfica struggled to defeat Moreirense, suffering an early goal from João Pedro in the debut of Júlio César. In the second half, after Marcelo Oliveira was sent off for tackling Talisca, Eliseu scored from 30 meters out; eight minutes later Maxi Pereira untied the match; and in the final minutes Lima scored from penalty kick after being tackled in the box.[25] On 27 September, Benfica won at Estoril (2–3) with two goals from Talisca and one from Lima. Winning 0–2, the Eagles allowed Estoril to tie the match, with goals from Diogo Amado and Kléber, but in an individual effort from Derley, Lima scored the winning goal.[26]

OctoberEdit

On 1 October, Benfica lost at Bayer Leverkusen (3–1) and remained point-less in the Champions League group stage.[27] Nonetheless, four days later Benfica won 4–0 against Arouca, in the debut of Lisandro López, Jonas and Pizzi, maintaining the lead in Portuguese league.[28] On 18 October, Benfica defeated Covilhã (2–3) with a hat-trick from Jonas in the third round of Taça de Portugal.[29] On 22 October, Benfica drew at Monaco (0–0) and achieved their first point in the Champions League. On 26 October, Benfica lost for the first time in the league, (1–2) at Braga, but kept the first position. On 31 October, Benfica beat Rio Ave (1–0) with a goal from Talisca, who scored his fourth consecutive goal in the Primeira Liga.

NovemberEdit

On 4 November, Benfica beat Monaco with a goal from Talisca and secured the first victory in group stage of Champions League.[30] On 9 November, Benfica won at Nacional (1–2), with goals from Salvio and Jonas, and maintained the lead of Primeira Liga. On 22 November, Benfica advanced to the fifth round of the Taça de Portugal by beating Moreirense (4–1), with Jonas and Salvio scoring two goals each. On 26 November, Benfica lost at Zenit (1–0) and were eliminated from European competitions following the Monaco win at Leverkusen. On 30 November, Benfica won at Académica (0–2) with goals from Nicolás Gaitán and Luisão, and kept the first place in the Portuguese league.

DecemberEdit

On 6 December, Benfica continued leading the Portuguese league by defeating Belenenses (3–0) with goals from Lima, Pérez, and Salvio. On 9 December, Benfica draw with Bayer Leverkusen (0–0). On 14 December, Benfica defeated Porto at the Estádio do Dragão (0–2) with two goals from Lima, securing the first place in Primeira Liga with six more points than the second-placed Porto. On 18 December, Benfica was eliminated from Taça de Portugal by Braga (1–2). On 21 December, Benfica beat Gil Vicente (1–0) in Primeira Liga with a goal from Nicolás Gaitán. On 30 December, Benfica beat Nacional (1–0) with a header from Jonas in the third round of Taça da Liga, their last match of 2014. Miralem Sulejmani returned after suffering an injury in May 2014.

JanuaryEdit

On 1 January, Nélson Oliveira moved to Swansea City on loan. On 2 January, Enzo Pérez moved to Valencia. On 4 January, Benfica beat Penafiel (0–3) with goals from Talisca, Jonas and Jardel, achieving seven consecutive wins in Primeira Liga, thus scoring in every league match since 21 April 2012 (79 matches).[31] Gonçalo Guedes made his debut. On 8 January, Bebé (Tiago) moved to Córdoba on loan. On 10 January, Benfica defeated Vitória de Guimarães (3–0) with goals from Jonas, Ola John and Nicolás Gaitán. Eliseu and Salvio returned after injury, the former was out of competition since 31 October. It was Júlio César's sixth consecutive league match without conceding a goal, in a total of 629 minutes.[32] On 14 January, Benfica beat Arouca (4–0) in the third round of the Taça da Liga and became leader of Group A with six points. Pizzi, Cristante, Salvio, and Jonas scored the goals. Rui Fonte debuted and Sílvio returned after suffering an injury in April 2014. On 18 January, Benfica won at Marítimo (0–4) with goals from Salvio (2), Ola John and Lima. It was Benfica's ninth consecutive win and seventh match without conceding a goal in Primeira Liga, leading it with 46 points in 17 matches, with an efficiency of 90.2%, the best record of the Top 20 leagues in Europe.[33][34] On 21 January, Benfica won at Moreirense (0–2) and secured the first place in the Taça da Liga's Group A with nine points, advancing to the semi-finals, without conceding a goal. On 26 January, Benfica lost at Paços de Ferreira (1–0) from a penalty kick in the 90th minute, ending the series of consecutive wins (9) and clean sheets (7) in the league. Lima failed a penalty kick in the first-half. Despite this, Benfica kept the lead with 6 more points than the second classified which also lost. On 29 January, Jonathan Rodríguez joined Benfica on loan from Peñarol. On 31 January, Benfica beat Boavista (3–0) with goals from Lima, Maxi Pereira and Jonas.

FebruaryEdit

On 8 February, Benfica drew at Sporting CP (1–1) with a last-minute goal from Jardel in the 94th minute,[35] and continued leading the Primeira Liga with 4 more points than the second classified. On 11 February, Benfica advanced to their sixth Taça da Liga final and second consecutive without conceding a goal, after beating Vitória de Setúbal (3–0) with goals from Talisca, Pizzi and Jonas. Rúben Amorim returned as a substitute after suffering an injury in August 2014. On 15 February, Benfica beat Vitória de Setúbal (3–0) in Primeira Liga, with goals from Jardel and Lima (2). On 21 February, Benfica won at Moreirense (1–3) with goals from Luisão, Eliseu and Jonas; and continued leading the Primeira Liga. On 28 February – on the club's 111th anniversary – Benfica thrashed Estoril (6–0) with goals from Luisão, Salvio, Pizzi, Jonas (2) and Lima; and set the league's biggest home win.

MarchEdit

On 8 March, Benfica won at Arouca (1–3) with goals from Jonas and Lima (2). On 14 March, Benfica beat Braga (2–0) with goals from Jonas and Eliseu. On 21 March, Benfica lost at Rio Ave (2–1). Salvio scored for the Eagles.

AprilEdit

On 4 April, Benfica beat Nacional (3–1) with goals from Jonas (2) and Lima. On 11 April, Benfica defeated Académica (5–1) with Jardel, Jonas (2), Lima and Ljubomir Fejsa scoring the goals; Fejsa returned to the first-team after an injury in April 2014, while Jonathan Rodríguez debuted in Primeira Liga. On 18 April, Benfica won at Belenenses (0–2), with Jonas scoring twice for a third consecutive league match. On 26 April, Benfica drew against Porto (0–0), and kept leading the Primeira Liga, three points ahead. It was the first time since 11 April 2009 that Benfica did not score at home in a league match.

MayEdit

On 2 May, Benfica won at Gil Vicente (0–5) with goals from Maxi Pereira (2), Jonas, Luisão and Lima. On 9 May, Benfica beat Penafiel (4–0) with goals from Lima (2), Jonas and Pizzi. On 17 May, Benfica drew at Guimarães (0–0) and became Portuguese champions for a second consecutive time, with one game to spare, three points ahead of Porto, which had drawn at Belenenses.[36][37] On 23 May, Benfica beat Marítimo (4–1) with goals from Lima (2) and Jonas (2) in their last league match.

On 29 May, Benfica played their last match of the season, defeating Marítimo (2–1) in the Taça da Liga final, with goals from Jonas and Ola John, thus winning the club's sixth Taça da Liga and 75th title overall, a new Portuguese record.

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Artur 34 2011 144 0 2015 Free
2 CB   Lisandro 25 2014 10 0 2018 Undisclosed
4 CB   Luisão (captain) 34 2003 458 44 2017 Undisclosed
5 DM   Fejsa 26 2013 33 1 2018 Undisclosed
6 DM   R. Amorim 30 2008 154 6 2017 Undisclosed Originally from youth system
7 CM   Samaris 26 2014 37 0 2019 €10,000,000
8 LW   Sulejmani 26 2013 34 3 2018 Free
9 ST   Derley 27 2014 27 2 2018 Undisclosed
10 AM   Nico Gaitán 27 2010 216 30 2018 €8,400,000
11 ST   Lima 31 2012 144 70 2016 Undisclosed
13 GK   Paulo Lopes 37 2012 9 0 2015 Free Originally from youth system
14 RB   Maxi (VC) 31 2007 333 21 2015 €3,000,000
15 LW   John 23 2012 87 9 2017 Undisclosed
17 ST   Jonas 31 2014 35 31 2016 Free
18 RW   Salvio 24 2012 150 38 2017 €13,500,000 Played on loan in the 2010–11 season
19 LB   Eliseu 31 2014 33 4 2016 Undisclosed
20 GK   Júlio César 35 2014 30 0 2016 Free
21 CM   Pizzi 25 2014 31 4 2019 €6,000,000
23 LB   Benito 23 2014 6 0 2019 Undisclosed
24 DM   Cristante 20 2014 15 1 2019 €4,840,000
25 ST   J. Rodríguez 21 2015 1 0 2017 €2,000,000 On loan with buy option
27 AM   Mukhtar 20 2015 1 0 2020 Undisclosed
28 FB   Sílvio 27 2013 25 0 2015 Loan Originally from youth system
30 AM   A. Talisca 21 2014 44 11 2019 €4,000,000
33 CB   Jardel 29 2011 (Winter) 125 6 2018 Undisclosed
34 DM   A. Almeida 24 2012 95 0 2018 Undisclosed
37 CB   César 22 2014 9 0 2019 Undisclosed

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos No. Player Age From Ends Fee Ref
20 May 2014 MF 57   Paweł Dawidowicz 19   Lechia Gdańsk 2019 Undisclosed [38]
22 May 2014 FW 79   Kevin Friesenbichler 20   Bayern Munich II 2018 Free [39]
7 June 2014 DF   Djavan 26   Corinthians Alagoano 2018 Undisclosed [40]
20 June 2014 DF 37   César 21   Ponte Preta 2019 Undisclosed [41]
22 June 2014 DF 23   Loris Benito 22   Zürich 2019 Undisclosed [42]
3 July 2014 MF 50   Daniel Candeias 26   Nacional 2019 Free [43]
4 July 2014 DF 42   Luís Felipe 23   Palmeiras 2018 Free [44][45]
5 July 2014 MF 30   Talisca 20   Bahia 2019 €4,000,000 [46]
11 July 2014 FW 31   Victor Andrade 18   Santos 2019 Free [47]
16 July 2014 FW 9   Derley 26   Marítimo 2018 Undisclosed [48]
24 July 2014 DF 19   Eliseu 30   Málaga 2016 Undisclosed [49]
25 July 2014 FW 32   Bebé 24   Manchester United 2018 Undisclosed [50]
19 August 2014 GK 20   Júlio César 34   Queens Park Rangers 2016 Free [51]
22 August 2014 MF 7   Andreas Samaris 25   Olympiacos 2019 €10,000,000 [52]
30 August 2014 FW 96   Dolly Menga 21   Lierse 2017 Undisclosed [53]
1 September 2014 MF 24   Bryan Cristante 19   Milan 2019 €4,840,000 [54]
1 September 2014 FW 59   Oliver Sarkic 17   Anderlecht Undisclosed [55]
11 September 2014 FW 17   Jonas 30 Unattached 2016 Free [56]
15 January 2015 MF 27   Hany Mukhtar 19   Hertha BSC 2020 Undisclosed [57]
29 January 2015 MF 80   Elbio Álvarez 20   Peñarol Undisclosed [58]
1 February 2015 FW 91   Flávio Silva 18   Torreense 2020 Undisclosed [59][60]
24 February 2015 FW   Sancidino Silva 20 Unattached 2020 Free [61]

Loan inEdit

Date Pos No. Player Age From Ends Fee Ref
1 September 2014 DF 28   Sílvio 26   Atlético Madrid 30 June 2015 Free [62]
29 January 2015 FW 25   Jonathan Rodríguez 21   Peñarol 30 June 2017 €2,000,000 (40%) [58][63][64]
2 February 2015 DF 79   Vitali Lystsov 19   União de Leiria 30 June 2015 Free [60][65]

Loan returnEdit

Date Pos Player Age From Ends Ref
2 July 2014 FW   Franco Jara 25   Estudiantes La Plata 2016 [66]
2 July 2014 DF   Lisandro López 24   Getafe 2018 [67]
2 July 2014 MF   Luis Fariña 23   Baniyas 2018 [67]
2 July 2014 FW   Nélson Oliveira 22   Rennes 2018 [68]
2 July 2014 FW   Ola John 22   Hamburger SV 2017 [67]
2 July 2014 MF   Pizzi 24   Espanyol 2019 [67]
1 September 2014 FW   Michel 27   Al-Wakrah [69]
1 September 2014 DF   Jim Varela 19   Farense 2018 [70]
1 September 2014 FW   Juan San Martín 20   Farense 2018 [70]
1 September 2014 FW   Clésio Baúque 19   Harrisburg City Islanders 2018 [71]
2 December 2014 FW   Yannick Djaló 28   San Jose Earthquakes 2016 [72]

OutEdit

Date Pos No. Player Age Private company Fee Ref
31 January 2014 MF 30   André Gomes 20 Meriton Capital Limited €10,500,000 (70%) (+ 25%) [7][8]
31 January 2014 FW 19   Rodrigo 22 Meriton Capital Limited €22,800,000 (76%) (+ €10,000,000) [7][8]
July 2013–March 2014 FW   Cláudio Correa Master International FZC Undisclosed [73]
July 2013–March 2014 FW   Derlis González Master International FZC Undisclosed [73]
Date Pos No. Player Age To Fee Ref
6 May 2014 FW   Alan Kardec 25   São Paulo €2,250,000 (50%) (+ 10%) [74][75]
20 May 2014 FW   Derlis González 20   Basel Undisclosed [76]
6 June 2014 DF 16   Guilherme Siqueira 28   Granada End of loan [77]
17 June 2014 FW   Filipe Nascimento 19   Académico de Viseu Free [78]
20 June 2014 GK   Rafael Copetti 23   Vasco da Gama Undisclosed (50%) [79]
25 June 2014 DF 24   Ezequiel Garay 27   Zenit €2,400,000 (40%) [80][81]
30 June 2014 DF 96   Huang Wei 20   Farense End of contract [82]
30 June 2014 FW 74   Sancidino Silva 20 Unattached End of contract [83]
8 July 2014 DF   Rafael Ramos 19   Orlando City Undisclosed [84]
8 July 2014 MF   Valdomiro Lameira 18   Orlando City Undisclosed [84]
14 July 2014 DF   Stefan Mitrović 24   Freiburg €1,175,000 [48]
15 July 2014 MF 50   Lazar Marković 20   Liverpool €12,500,000 (50%) [85]
16 July 2014 GK 41   Jan Oblak 21   Atlético Madrid €16,000,000 [86]
22 July 2014 FW   Cláudio Correa 21   Sol de América Undisclosed [87]
2 August 2014 DF   Djavan 26   Braga €1,000,000 [48]
4 August 2014 FW 7   Óscar Cardozo 31   Trabzonspor €4,000,000 (80%) (+ €1,650,000) [88]
15 August 2014 MF 51   Filip Marković 22   Mallorca Undisclosed [89]
22 August 2014 DF 88   Rudinilson Silva 20   Lechia Gdańsk Undisclosed [90]
1 September 2014 FW 23   Urreta 24   Paços de Ferreira End of contract [91]
16 September 2014 MF 17   Carlos Martins 32 Unattached End of contract [92]
2 January 2015 MF 35   Enzo Pérez 28   Valencia €25,000,000 [93][94]
20 January 2015 MF   Bernardo Silva 20   Monaco €15,750,000 [95]
24 January 2015 FW 22   Franco Jara 26   Olympiacos €1,500,000 [96][97][98]
27 January 2015 MF 54   João Amorim 22   Desportivo das Aves End of contract [99]
2 February 2015 FW   Michel 28   Penafiel End of contract [100]
2 February 2015 FW 96   Dolly Menga 21   Braga Undisclosed [101]

Loan outEdit

Date Pos No. Player Age To Ends Ref
8 July 2014 MF   Jorge Rojas 21   Gimnasia 31 December 2015 [102]
8 July 2014 FW 9   Rogelio Funes Mori 23   Eskişehirspor 30 June 2015 [103]
17 July 2014 MF 30   André Gomes 20   Valencia 30 June 2015 [104]
23 July 2014 MF 10   Filip Đuričić 22   Mainz 05 30 June 2015 [105]
23 July 2014 FW 19   Rodrigo 23   Valencia 30 June 2015 [106]
27 July 2014 MF   Luis Fariña 23   Deportivo La Coruña 30 June 2015 [107]
7 August 2014 MF 94   Bernardo Silva 19   Monaco 30 June 2015 [108]
7 August 2014 FW 90   Ivan Cavaleiro 20   Deportivo La Coruña 30 June 2015 [108]
13 August 2014 DF 42   Luís Felipe 23   Criciúma 31 December 2014 [109]
20 August 2014 DF   João Cancelo 20   Valencia 30 June 2015 [110]
24 August 2014 MF 50   Daniel Candeias 26   Nürnberg 30 June 2015 [111]
25 August 2014 FW 79   Kevin Friesenbichler 20   Lechia Gdańsk 30 June 2015 [112]
30 August 2014 MF 56   Lolo 21   Lugo 30 June 2015 [113]
30 August 2014 MF 95   Raphael Guzzo 19   Chaves 30 June 2015 [114]
1 September 2014 DF   Sidnei 25   Deportivo La Coruña 30 June 2015 [115]
1 September 2014 FW 80   Harramiz Soares 24   Farense 30 June 2015 [91]
1 September 2014 DF 76   Bruno Gaspar 21   Vitória de Guimarães 30 June 2015 [91]
11 September 2014 FW   Juan San Martín 20   Central Español 30 June 2015 [116]
1 January 2015 FW 16   Nélson Oliveira 23   Swansea City 30 June 2015 [117]
5 January 2015 DF 42   Luís Felipe 23   Joinville 31 December 2015 [118]
7 January 2015 MF 77   Rúben Pinto 22   Paços de Ferreira 30 June 2015 [119]
8 January 2015 FW 32   Bebé 24   Córdoba 30 June 2015 [120]
15 January 2015 DF 65   Fábio Cardoso 20   Paços de Ferreira 30 June 2015 [121]
19 January 2015 FW 67   Hélder Costa 21   Deportivo La Coruña 30 June 2015 [122]
21 January 2015 MF   Jim Varela 20   Rampla Juniors [123]
26 January 2015 FW   Yannick Djaló 28   Mordovia Saransk 30 June 2015 [124]
26 January 2015 MF 70   Rochinha 19   Bolton Wanderers 30 June 2015 [125]
29 January 2015 MF 50   Daniel Candeias 26   Granada 30 June 2015 [126]
2 February 2015 MF   Filip Đuričić 23   Southampton 30 June 2015 [127]
2 February 2015 FW 83   Rui Fonte 24   Belenenses 30 June 2015 [128]
5 February 2015 DF   Gianni Rodríguez 20   Peñarol 30 June 2015 [129]
9 February 2015 DF 3   Steven Vitória 28   Philadelphia Union 31 December 2015 [130]
12 May 2015 DF 42   Luís Felipe 23   Paysandu 31 December 2015 [45]

Overall transfer activityEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Includes €1,200,000 in transfer fees of former Benfica players: €75,000 from Zenit Saint Petersburg corresponding to 0.5% of Javi García,[131] and €1,125,000 from Manchester United corresponding to 1.5% of Ángel Di María.[132]

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach Jorge Jesus
Assistant coach Raúl José
Miguel Quaresma
Minervino Pietra
Goalkeeping coach Hugo Oliveira
Fitness coach Mário Monteiro
Motivational consultant Evandro Mota
Video analyst Marco Pedroso

Source: S.L. Benfica

Pre-season friendliesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

CompetitionsEdit

Overall recordEdit

Performance by competition
Competition Starting round Final position/round First match Last match
Primeira Liga N/A 1st 17 August 2014 23 May 2015
Taça de Portugal Third round Fifth round 18 October 2014 18 December 2014
Taça da Liga Third round Winners 30 December 2014 29 May 2015
Supertaça N/A Winners 10 August 2014
UEFA Champions League Group stage Group stage (4th) 16 September 2014 9 December 2014
Statistics by competition
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
Primeira Liga 34 27 4 3 86 16 +70 079.41
Taça de Portugal 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 066.67
Taça da Liga 5 5 0 0 12 1 +11 100.00
Supertaça 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00
UEFA Champions League 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 016.67
Total 49 35 7 7 108 28 +80 071.43

Supertaça Cândido de OliveiraEdit

Primeira LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Benfica (C) 34 27 4 3 86 16 +70 85 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Porto 34 25 7 2 74 13 +61 82
3 Sporting CP 34 22 10 2 67 29 +38 76 Qualification to UEFA Champions League play-off round
4 Braga 34 17 7 10 55 28 +27 58 Qualification to UEFA Europa League group stage[a]
5 Vitória de Guimarães 34 15 10 9 50 35 +15 55 Qualification to UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in matches between tied teams; 3) goal difference in matches between tied teams; 4) away goals in matches between tied teams; 5) goal difference; 6) wins; 7) goals scored. The LPFP decided that only criteria 1, 5, 6 and 7 would be applied to establish the classification during the competition.[133] Qualification for the 2015–16 Europa League has changed:[134] the best-placed non-qualified domestic championship club will enter the UEFA Europa League from the 2015–16 season, rather than the domestic cup runners-up, should the domestic cup winners also qualify for the UEFA Champions League via the final championship standings.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Sporting CP won the 2014–15 Taça de Portugal, the spot awarded to the cup winner (Europa League group stage) was passed to the fourth-placed team and the spot originally meant for the fourth-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was given to the sixth-placed team.

Results by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
ResultWWDWWWWLWWWWWWWWWLWDWWWWWLWWWDWWDW
Position4453111111111111111111111111111111
Source: LPFP
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Taça de PortugalEdit

Third roundEdit

Fourth roundEdit

Fifth roundEdit

Taça da LigaEdit

Third roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Benfica 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9 Advances to knockout phase
2 Moreirense 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3 Arouca 3 1 0 2 1 6 −5 3
4 Nacional 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MON LEV ZEN BEN
1   Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 0–0
2   Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–1 2–0 3–1
3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–0 1–2 1–0
4   Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5 1–0 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

StatisticsEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal1 Taça da Liga UEFA Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Artur 20 -10 12 -7 2 -2 3 0 3 -1
2 DF   Lisandro López 10 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
3 DF   Steven Vitória 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF   Luisão 39 4 30 4 2 0 2 0 5 0
5 MF   Ljubomir Fejsa 6 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 MF   Rúben Amorim 12 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 MF   Andreas Samaris 37 0 28 0 1 0 3 0 5 0
8 FW   Miralem Sulejmani 8 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
9 FW   Derley 27 2 15 1 4 0 3 1 5 0
10 MF   Nicolás Gaitán 37 4 27 4 3 0 2 0 5 0
11 FW   Lima 44 19 34 19 2 0 2 0 6 0
13 GK   Paulo Lopes 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1
14 DF   Maxi Pereira 42 5 32 5 2 0 3 0 5 0
15 MF   Ola John 36 4 26 3 4 0 4 1 2 0
16 FW   Nélson Oliveira 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 FW   Jonas 35 31 27 20 3 6 5 5 0 0
18 MF   Eduardo Salvio 38 13 29 9 2 2 2 1 5 1
19 DF   Eliseu 33 4 26 4 1 0 3 0 3 0
20 GK   Júlio César 30 -17 23 -9 2 -3 2 -1 3 -4
21 MF   Pizzi 31 4 23 2 2 0 5 2 1 0
22 FW   Franco Jara 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF   Loris Benito 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
24 MF   Bryan Cristante 15 1 5 0 3 0 4 1 3 0
25 FW   Jonathan Rodríguez 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF   Hany Mukhtar 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF   Sílvio 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
30 MF   Talisca 44 11 32 9 3 0 3 1 6 1
32 FW   Tiago 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
33 DF   Jardel 43 4 31 4 3 0 5 0 4 0
34 MF   André Almeida 31 0 20 0 3 0 2 0 6 0
35 MF   Enzo Pérez 19 1 11 1 3 0 0 0 5 0
37 DF   César 8 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 0
78 FW   Gonçalo Guedes (B) 9 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
83 FW   Rui Fonte (B) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
92 DF   Victor Lindelöf (B) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
97 MF   João Teixeira (B) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

(B)Benfica B player

^ Includes Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

GoalscorersEdit

Rnk Pos Player League Cup League
Cup
Champions
League
Total
1 FW   Jonas 20 6 5 31
2 FW   Lima 19 0 0 0 19
3 MF   Eduardo Salvio 9 2 1 1 13
4 MF   Talisca 9 0 1 1 11
5 DF   Maxi Pereira 5 0 0 0 5
6 MF   Nicolás Gaitán 4 0 0 0 4
DF   Eliseu 4 0 0 0 4
DF   Jardel 4 0 0 0 4
DF   Luisão 4 0 0 0 4
MF   Pizzi 2 0 2 0 4
MF   Ola John 3 0 1 0 4
12 FW   Derley 1 0 1 0 2
13 MF   Enzo Pérez 1 0 0 0 1
MF   Bryan Cristante 0 0 1 0 1
MF   Ljubomir Fejsa 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 86 8 12 2 108

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Against Result Date Competition
  Talisca Vitória de Setúbal 5–0 (A) 12 September 2014 Primeira Liga
  Jonas Sporting da Covilhã 3–2 (A) 18 October 2014 Taça de Portugal

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Clean sheetsEdit

Number of matches inside brackets.

Rnk Player League Cup1 League
Cup
Champions
League
Total
1   Júlio César 15 (23) 0 (2) 1 (2) 1(3) 17 (30)
2   Artur 6 (12*) 1 (2) 3 (3) 2 (3) 12 (20)
3   Paulo Lopes 0 (1) 0 (1)
Totals 21 (34) 1 (4) 4 (5) 3 (6) 29 (49)

1Includes Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

* Includes 1 shared match on Round 19 against Boavista.

Disciplinary recordEdit

N P Nat. Name League Cup League Cup Champions League Total Notes
                             
4 DF   Luisão 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2 DF   Lisandro López 1 1 1 2 1
1 GK   Artur 1 1 1 1
30 MF   Talisca 6 1 1 1 8 1
7 MF   Andreas Samaris 12 3 15
14 DF   Maxi Pereira 11 1 1 2 15
35 MF   Enzo Pérez 5 1 2 8 Cup includes Super Cup
19 DF   Eliseu 7 1 8
34 DF   André Almeida 7 7
10 MF   Nicolás Gaitán 6 1 7
18 MF   Eduardo Salvio 4 2 6
17 FW   Jonas 4 1 1 6
20 GK   Júlio César 4 1 5
33 DF   Jardel 3 1 4
24 MF   Bryan Cristante 2 1 3
37 DF   César 2 2
9 FW   Derley 2 2
5 MF   Ljubomir Fejsa 2 2
15 MF   Ola John 2 2
22 FW   Franco Jara 1 1
28 DF   Sílvio 1 1
78 FW   Gonçalo Guedes 1 1
21 MF   Pizzi 1 1
6 MF   Rúben Amorim 1 1

Source: LPFP and competitions above.
Ordered by  ,   and  
  = Number of bookings;   = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card;   = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

AwardsEdit

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