SL Benfica Tryouts & Club Guide: History, Stadium, Players, and More!

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Sport Lisboa e Benfica ComC MHIH OM, commonly known as Benfica, is a professional football club based in Lisbon, Portugal. The club competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.

Benfica Youth Development System

S.L. Benfica Recruitment & Trials

Prospecting and Evaluation

Be part of our Prospecting team! One of the key factors for the development of the Club is the investment in Football Training.

The Department of Prospecting and Evaluation of Players is one of the key areas for the development of our strategy in the training area of ​​Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

The department is responsible for the observation, evaluation and recruitment of athletes who will be part of our competition teams in the future. In this sense, we continue to recruit new elements who are interested in collaborating with the department.

If you have availability and taste for Futebol Formation, send your CV to .

In this way we will be able to select those that fulfill the necessary requirements and so that they can be part of our work team.

Capture training

Sport Lisboa e Benfica observes players throughout the year, giving the opportunity to anyone who wants to show their skills as an athlete.

Phone: 707 200 100
(every day from 9 am to 8 pm)
Email: [email protected]

Benfica Elite Training Camps

Football specialization and high performance training
Elite Training Camps is a program developed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica at Benfica Campus and is aimed at young people who want to develop and improve their sports performance. The methodology, coaches, knowledge and programs that made Sport Lisboa e Benfica a world reference in the training of young athletes will be made available to the participants.


The methodology applied in Elite Training Camps, will be the same that Sport Lisboa e Benfica uses in their training of athletes and that guarantees the Club the sustainability of the main football squads. Through the specific training provided by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, you will be able to develop your technical-tactical, physical and psychological skills. Aspects such as running technique, relationship with the ball, tactical circulation, offensive and defensive principles of play, should be worked on daily in both individual and collective contexts.

The training programs will last for 4 hours of training per day, for 7, 14 or 21 days and will be developed by Benfica coaches accredited by the Portuguese Football Federation and UEFA. Participants will be divided into age groups according to their age / level and a specific technical-tactical training program will be implemented for each level. In addition, you will also have the possibility to be observed and evaluated by the Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s Scouting Department.


Sport Lisboa e Benfica coaches are considered critical success factors in the development of our young athletes and accredited by the FPF / UEFA. In Elite Training Camps, it will be the Club’s coaches who will monitor your progress during the training period. Pedro Marques will be technically responsible:

  • ›  UEFA PRO License;
  • ›  Degree in Physical Education and Sport Sciences, at the Faculty of Human Motricity;
  • ›  Post-graduation in High Performance Training, at the Faculty of Human Motricity;
  • ›  Technical Director of Sport Football at Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

Benfica Enrollment:

To sign up for Elite Training Camps, download the registration form, fill it out and send it to [email protected] .

Male Form

Female Form

For more information on this program, please click here.


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Benfica History

Benfica is one of the “Big Three” teams in Portugal, along with its rivals Sporting CP and FC Porto, in that it has never been demoted from the Primeira Liga despite having been established on February 28, 1904 under the name Sport Lisboa. Benfica are referred to as As guias (The Eagles) and Os Encarnados (The Reds) due to the color of their shirt and the symbol that sits atop the club’s crest, respectively.

Since 2003, their home field has been the Estádio da Luz, which succeeded the larger and more venerable stadium that had been there since its construction in 1954. With over 230,000 members and an estimated 14 million supporters worldwide, Benfica is the most supported Portuguese club and the European club with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country.

Benfica is also the club in Europe with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country. The supporters of Benfica are known as benfiquistas, and the name of the club’s anthem, “Ser Benfiquista,” refers to them. The club’s slogan is “E pluribus unum,” and the mascot is an eagle named Vitória.

The Portuguese Orders of Christ, Prince Henry, and Merit have been bestowed upon Benfica as a mark of respect and admiration. Benfica is the most decorated club in Portugal in terms of its success in competitive play, having won 84 total trophies (85 if you count the Latin Cup).

They have won 80 domestic trophies: a record 37 Primeira Liga titles, a record 26 Taca de Portugal, a record 7 Taca da Liga, 8 Supertaca Candido de Oliveira and 3 Campeonato de Portugal. Internationally, they were runners-up at the Intercontinental Cup in 1961 and ’62, at the European Cup in 1963, 1965, 1968, and 1990, and at the UEFA Cup/Europa League in 1983, 2013 and ’14. This was a first for Portuguese football.

They also won back-to-back European Cups in 1961 and 1962, which is a feat that has never been accomplished in Portuguese football. In 2014, Benfica was rated seventh all-time among UEFA clubs for its ten appearances in European finals, which set a new domestic record. The FIFA Club of the Century voting placed Benfica in the 12th spot, and the IFFHS placed them in the 9th spot of the Top 200 European clubs of the 20th century. Benfica is now ranked 9th in the all-time club rankings within UEFA, and they were 20th in the club coefficient rankings as the 2019–20 season came to a close.

Benfica had the second most participations in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League (40), a tournament in which they hold the overall record for the highest aggregate win, which they accomplished in 1965–66. As of the 2020–21 season, Benfica will have the second most participations in the event. In addition, Benfica currently holds both the record for the most consecutive wins in a domestic league in Europe as well as the record for the longest unbeaten run in Primeira Liga, the league in which they became the first undefeated champions in the 1972–1973 season. Both of these records were set during the 1972–1973 season.


The Estádio da Luz, also known as the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, is a multi-purpose stadium that can be found in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. The Portuguese club S.L. Benfica, which is the owner of the stadium, uses it mostly for association football matches and plays its home games there.

It was opened on October 25, 2003, with an exhibition match between Benfica and the Uruguayan club Nacional. It replaced the previous Estádio da Luz, which had a seating capacity of 120,000 spectators. The current capacity of the venue is 64,642, which is down from the previous number of 65,647 seats. The construction of the stadium was said to have cost 162 million euros and was designed by HOK Sport Venue Event.