Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco

Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco, commonly referred to as Benfica e Castelo Branco is a semi-professional football club based in Castelo Branco.

Benfica e Castelo Branco
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Full nameSport Benfica e Castelo Branco
Nickname(s)Águia Albicastrense (Castelo Branco Eagles)[1]
Albicastrenses
Founded24 March 1924
GroundEstádio Municipal Vale do Romeiro, Castelo Branco
Capacity12,000
ChairmanAntónio Machado
ManagerPedro Barroso
LeagueCampeonato de Portugal
2018–19Serie C, 4th
WebsiteClub website

Founded on 24 March 1924, the club has traditionally worn a red and white home kit since inception. The team has played its home matches in the 12,000-capacity Estádio Municipal Vale do Romeiro in the outskirts of Castelo Branco since 1956.

Current squadEdit

As of 10 November 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   POR Pedro Eira
4 DF   POR Fábio Trindade
5 DF   CIV Babia Issouf
6 MF   POR Artur Taborda
7 MF   POR Iko Caetano
8 MF   POR Diogo Silva
9 FW   NED Stevy Okitokandjo
10 MF   POR Rafa Pinto
15 DF   BRA Leo Araújo
17 FW   ZAM Kenneth Kalunga
20 DF   POR Zezinho (on loan from Cova da Piedade)
21 MF   POR Miguel Machado (on loan from Santa Clara)
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 FW   POR Gazela
23 DF   POR André Cunha
47 DF   POR Celsinho
70 FW   POR Diogo Motty
77 DF   COL Daniel Rodriguez
88 MF   BFA Djibril Zidnaba
91 GK   POR André Caio
95 MF   BRA Murilo Rosa
97 GK   POR João Gomes
99 MF   BRA Clayton Leite

HonoursEdit

  • Winners (9): 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1968–69, 1973–74, 1975–76
  • AF Castelo Branco Taça de Honra
  • Winners (1): 1979–80
  • Taça Doutor Julio Goulão
  • Winners (1): 1979–80

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1994–95 2DS 5 34 13 12 9 47 45 38 Round 4
1995–96 2DS 13 34 9 13 12 37 46 40 Round 2
1996–97 2DS 13 34 10 11 13 36 43 41 Round 2
1997–98 2DS 18 34 4 4 26 23 76 16 Round 3 Relegated
1998–99 3DS 5 34 17 5 12 64 56 56 Round 2
1999–00 3DS 4 34 17 11 6 33 43 62 Round 4
2000–01 3DS 1 34 22 8 4 74 31 74 Round 1 Promoted
2001–02 2DS 13 38 12 9 17 60 65 45 Round 2
2002–03 2DS 18 36 7 11 18 40 61 32 Round 3 Relegated
2003–04 3DS 1 34 21 11 2 61 18 74 Round 2 Promoted
2004–05 2DS 9 36 13 11 12 50 43 50 Round 3
2005–06 2DS 12 26 5 9 12 26 42 24 Round 3 Relegated
2006–07 3DS 2 30 15 12 3 46 25 57 Round 1 Promoted
2007–08 2DS 11 26 6 6 12 23 35 30 Round 2
2008–09 3DS 3 26 10 13 3 30 20 43 Round 1
2009–10 3DS 7 22 7 9 6 29 28 30 Round 2
2010–11 3DS 2 22 8 6 8 34 33 30 Round 1
2011–12 3DS 2 20 10 5 5 38 17 35 Round 2 Promoted
2012–13 2DS 5 30 12 10 8 44 33 46 Round 2

Last updated: 1 July 2013
2DS = Segunda Divisão; 3DS = Terceira Divisão
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EPOCA 2003–04. 3ª Divisão Serie D" [SEASON 2003–04. 3ª Division Serie D]. Web Archive. Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2013.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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