The House of Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Macau (Chinese: 澳門賓菲加體育會), simply known as Benfica de Macau, is a Macanese professional football team that currently competes in the Liga de Elite. They are the five-time champions of the league.
|Full name||Casa do Sport Lisboa e Benfica em Macau |
|Founded||17 October 1951|
|Ground||Macau Olympic Complex Stadium|
|League||Liga de Elite|
|2022||Liga de Elite, 3rd of 10|
The club plays its home games at the Macau Olympic Complex Stadium.
Benfica de Macau was founded on 17 October 1951, as the House No. 232 of S.L. Benfica.
On 21 August 2016, Benfica de Macau defeated Rovers FC of Guam 4–2 in a 2017 AFC Cup Play-off Qualifier in Bishkek. It was the first win ever for a Macanese club in any AFC competition.
In 2018, Benfica de Macau became the first Macanese club to participate in the AFC Cup group stage. On 7 March 2018, Benfica won 3–2 against Taiwan's Hang Yuen, becoming the first Macanese club to win an AFC group stage match.
|2016||AFC Cup||Qualifying Round||Alga Bishkek||0–2||3rd|
|Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi||1–4|
|2017||AFC Cup||Qualifying Round||Rovers||4–2||2nd|
|2018||AFC Cup||Group I||Hang Yuen||3–2||4–1||2nd|
Squad for the 2021 Liga de Elite
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Taça de Macau
- Champions (3): 2013, 2014, 2017
- Runners-up: 2015
- ^ "DUO SEAL KEY 2017 AFC CUP QUALIFYING WINS, STALEMATE IN GROUP C". The AFC.com. 21 August 2016.
- ^ Renato Marques (18 January 2018). "Benfica de Macau kicks off season highlighting AFC Cup". Macau Daily Times.
- ^ "BENFICA WINS 3-2 AND MAKES HISTORY FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL". Macau Daily Times. 7 March 2018.
- S.L. Benfica de Macau on Facebook
- Website: www.benficamacau.com
- benfica.macau on Instagram