Profile of Benfica football club

by on April 13, 2011
in Football Clubs

European football club Benfica_logo

Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Sport Lisboa e Benfica better known as Benfica are a multi sport club which was formed back in 1904. The club has a rich sporting history with over 18000 trophies in various sports making it one of the most decorated sporting ventures in the world.

Benfica football club is an arm of the Benfica sports club and is one of the best known Portuguese football teams known as a part of the big three in Portugal. The club plays it’s home football at Estadio Da Luz with a capacity exceeding 65,000. The home kit is red and white whereas the away kit is a nice mixture of beige and blue.

Benfica football club has been dominant on the local football scene ever since it was formed and has been a source of some great talent for the world of football. They got immense success in Europe and nationally since they took the bull by it’s horns and broke the amazing run of European form by Real Madrid FC. The club faced dark times in the middle of 1990s when it went through serious financial troubles since they had done a lot of buying and the squad soared to over 30 players with debts accumulating on the side. They did not manage a lot of success up until 2003 but ever since then have been going through a rebuilding phase whereby they are trying to regain their status as a dominant European club.