Eusébio Cup

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The Eusébio Cup is an annual football tournament held at Sport Lisboa e Benfica's Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica hosts the tournament in early-mid August, one or two weeks before the regular season kicks off. It is usually Benfica's and the participating team's last pre-season match. The trophy is presented to the winning team by legendary Portuguese footballer Eusébio, to whom this tournament is dedicated.

Media coverage

Portuguese television channel SIC has held the match coverage since the tournament began in 2008, however, the 2011 edition was broadcast on TVI. The 2012 edition was broadcast by RTP1.

Trophy

The trophy is made out of glass and bears the name of the tournament and its winners. It also features Eusébio on the top performing one of his trademark shooting techniques. The Eusébio figure is similar to the statue outside of Benfica's current stadium. The trophy is symbolic as it is dedicated to Eusébio who is regarded as the greatest Portuguese footballer of all time for club and country as well as one of the best in the history of football.

Tournaments

2008

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2009

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2010

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2011

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2012

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2013

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Performance by team

Team Winner Runners-Up
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References

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External links

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