C.F. Benfica

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:For Template:Coord Template:Infobox football club Clube Futebol Benfica (Template:IPA-pt), commonly known as Futebol Benfica or simply "Fófó", is a Portuguese sports club, based in the Benfica neighborhood of Lisbon. The club was founded in 23 March 1933, however the origins of the club can be traced back to 1895. Futebol Benfica is mostly known for its men's football, women's football, field hockey and roller hockey teams.

The men's football team is currently competing in the newly created Campeonato Nacional de Seniores. The competition was created in 2013 after the merging of the Second and Third Divisions (third and fourth tier of the Portuguese football league system).

The women's football team plays in the national top league, the Campeonato Nacional. Both teams play at the Estádio Francisco Lázaro were they have being playing ever since the establishment of the club. The home colours are red and black.

Futebol Benfica is an independent club without any affiliation or connection with the better-known Sport Lisboa e Benfica, a neighboring club of much larger dimensions.

History

The existence stretches back to around 1895, as the sports division of a philharmonic society in the parish of Benfica in Lisbon, adopting the name "Foot-Ball de Bemfica" in 1911. It was reorganized as an autonomous club on 23 March 1933. Futebol Benfica has won several national titles, principally in roller hockey and field hockey.

Their pitch is Estádio Francisco Lázaro, on Rua Olivério Serpa, in the parish of Benfica in Lisbon. It is named in honor of the Portuguese athlete, Francisco Lázaro, who died while running in the marathon at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

The club has 3500 members and approximately 1150 athletes distributed through various sports, including football, women's football, athletics, field hockey, indoor hockey, gymnastics and swimming.

In the 2011-12 season, Futebol Benfica was promoted to the Second Division of the Portuguese football after winning the E series of the Third Division, having achieved one of the best results in recent years.

Season to season

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Season Division Section Place Notes
1994–95 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 1st Promoted
1995–96 3rd Série E 10th
1996–97 3rd Série E 11th
1997–98 3rd Série E 13th
1998–99 3rd Série E 13th
1999–2000 3rd Série E 10th
2000–01 3rd Série F 12th
2001–02 3rd Série E 12th
2002–03 3rd Série F 16th Relegated
2003–04 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 3rd
2004–05 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 1st Promoted
2005–06 3rd Série F 15th Relegated
2006–07 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 2nd
2007–08 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 2nd Promoted
2008–09 3rd Série E 10th Relegated
2009–10 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 8th
2010–11 Regional AF Lisboa – 1st Division of Honour 2nd Promoted
2011–12 3rd Série E 1st Promoted
2012–13 2nd B Zona Sul 13th
2013–14 CN Série G TBD


Football squad

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Honours

Football

  • Portuguese Third Division
    • Winner of E series (1): 2011/12

  • AF Lisboa (Regional Leagues)
    • First Division of Honour (2): 1994/95, 2004/05
    • First Division (1): 1986/87
    • Second Division (1): 1977/78

  • Portuguese Women's Football Cup (Women's football)
    • runner-up (1): 2010/11


Field Hockey

  • Portuguese Field Hockey Championship (8): 1941/42, 1942/43, 1950/51, 1953/54, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1978/79


Roller Hockey

  • Portuguese Roller Hockey Championship (3): 1939/40, 1940/41, 1942/43

Notable athletes

  • Sidónio Serpa
  • Olivério Serpa
  • Torcato Ferreira
  • Fernando Adrião
  • José DiasTemplate:Dn
  • António Livramento
  • Artur Correia
  • Paulo Bento
  • Vítor Perna
  • Rogério Ramos
  • Fernando Brito

External links

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References

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