S.L. Benfica (Luanda)

Sport Luanda e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica de Luanda, or simply as Benfica, is a football club from Luanda, Angola. The club was established as the Luanda affiliate of SL Benfica of Portugal, and shares the same colours. The logo is also very similar to the Portuguese one. The club, as of 2019, has never won the Girabola (the Angolan league first division).

S.L. Benfica
Benfica Luanda logo.svg
Full nameSport Luanda e Benfica
Nickname(s)Águias de Luanda (Luanda Eagles)
Founded5 October 1922; 97 years ago (1922-10-05)
GroundEstádio dos Coqueiros
Capacity12.000
ChairmanJoaquim Sebastião
ManagerZeca Amaral
LeagueGirabola
20166th
WebsiteClub website

The club is nicknamed Águias de Luanda, meaning "Luanda Eagles" (the eagle is the symbol of SL Benfica).

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as Sport Luanda e Benfica and later renamed to Saneamento Rangol. In 2000, the club returned to its original name, Sport Luanda e Benfica.[1]

In 1995, as Saneamento Rangol, the club was promoted to the following year's first division.[2] In 2003, Benfica de Luanda was relegated to the second division.[3] In 2004, the club finished second in the second division, and was promoted to the first division.[4] In 2005, the club finished 6th in the first division.[5]

2017 GirabolaEdit

On January 23, 2017, Benfica de Luanda issued a press release stating that it would not participate in the Girabola, citing financial reasons, and that the club would focus on its youth academy and in turning the club into a sports company. With such decision, the club is liable to a heavy penalty by the Angolan Federation that might include a suspension from the girabola for an established period[1]

NamesEdit

  • 1922 : Founded as Sport Luanda e Benfica
  • 19?? : Renamed Saneamento Rangol
  • 2000 : Renamed Sport Luanda e Benfica

League & Cup PositionsEdit

Domestic historyEdit

Season Level Pos Pld W D L For Against Points Domestic Cup Top goalscorer
1999 1st 8 28 8 10 10 26 30 34
2000 8 26 11 2 13 36 45 35
2001 9 26 8 8 10 37 33 32
2002 8 26 8 8 10 23 27 32
2003 12 26 7 7 12 26 36 28
2004 2nd 2
2005 1st 5 26 10 7 9 19 13 37
2006 8 26 10 2 14 23 28 32 Runners-up
2007 10 26 9 8 9 22 21 35
2008 5 26 10 7 9 33 28 37
2009 3 26 14 5 7 42 32 47
2010 10 30 11 6 13 34 39 39
2011 13 30 9 8 13 33 36 35
2012 12 30 7 13 10 32 37 34
2013 10 30 7 14 9 29 30 35
2014 3 30 14 13 3 31 18 55 Champions
2015 3 30 14 11 5 35 23 53 Pedro – 11

Continental historyEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2007 CAF Confederation Cup 1st Round   San Pedro 2–0 5–1 7–1
Round of 16   Astres 4–0 1–1 4–11
Round of 32   Motema Pembe 4–1 0–0 4–1
2015 CAF Confederation Cup Preliminary round   Le Messager 2–0 1–0 3–0
First round   Étoile du Sahel 1–1 0–1 1–2

1 Benfica were ejected from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.

HonoursEdit

Angola Cup (1)
2014 [2]
Angola SuperCup (1)
2007

StadiumEdit

The club plays their home matches at the state-owned 12,000 capacity Estádio dos Coqueiros. However, work began in 2012 in the Luanda outskirts village of Cacuaco on the construction of their own stadium, with all the requirements for training and camp for their players. Sport Luanda e Benfica members believe that the club will become a role model in the near future.

Players and staffEdit

PlayersEdit

Manager historyEdit

Season Coach S L C Coach S L C Coach S L C
2000   Rúben Garcia
2001   Miller Gomes
2002
2003   António Carlos   Henriques Fernandes
2004   Kito Ribeiro
2005   Zeca Amaral
2006
2007
2008
2009   Agostinho Tramagal   Jorge Plácido   Joaquim Muyumba
2010   Mabi de Almeida
2011   Amaro Ferreira   Luís Mariano
2012   Humberto Chaves   Abílio Amaral
2013   Abílio Amaral   Romeu Filemón
2014   Zeca Amaral  
2015
2016

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football: Benfica de Luanda suspend participation in Girabola". ANGOP.com. 25 Jan 2017. Retrieved 25 Jan 2017.
  2. ^ "Football season ends with Benfica's League Cup conquest". ANGOP.com. 24 Nov 2014. Retrieved 26 Nov 2014.
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