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Growing Eclecticism

Having received support for several years, the Benfica Olympic project is part of the Club’s sports policy. Not exactly a recent reality, with origins in the Club’s eclecticism, only in recent years has the current Presidency decided, with great commitment, to confer it an increased status, also by including other sports.

Ever since the Olympics started being held continuously, in 1948, several Benfica athletes have participated in the Games as a result of planned and achieved objectives. Among others, the legendary Matos Fernandes, Tomás Paquete, Eduardo Albuquerque, Vilar Santos and, in athletics, Fernando Silva and António Leitão.

"The Olympic project is part of the Club, with its magic and mystique"

From London to Beijing, the athletes Alexandre Yokochi (swimming) and, nowadays, Nélson Évora (athletics), Vanessa Fernandes and Bruno Pais (triathlon) and Telma Monteiro (judo) brought great prestige to both Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Portugal. We are not an elitist institution. Benfica has grass-roots origins and, in a society that confers prominence to it, always had social responsibility, which translated in fostering wide-ranging and undifferentiated sports.

Our DNA is unique. We are a multicultural club where all creeds, races or ideologies fit in an integrated way. Thus, although with sustained development, our Olympic project has to emanate from this new idiosyncrasy.


It’s part of the Club, with its magic and mystique.


Ana Oliveira - Olympic Project Coordinator

    • - Liga NOS

      Match SL Benfica vs. Estoril

      Date Saturday, 4/29/2017 6:15 pm

      Location Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

    • - Liga NOS

      Match Rio Ave FC vs. SL Benfica

      Date Sunday, 5/7/2017 11:59 pm

      Location Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube

    • - Liga NOS

      Match SL Benfica vs. V. Guimarães

      Date Sunday, 5/14/2017 11:59 pm

      Location Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

    • - Liga NOS

      Match Boavista FC vs. SL Benfica

      Date Sunday, 5/21/2017 11:59 pm

      Location Estádio do Bessa Século XXI

    • - Portuguese Cup

      Match SL Benfica vs. V. Guimarães

      Date Sunday, 5/28/2017 5:00 pm

      Location Estádio do Jamor

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      Match Modicus vs. SL Benfica

      Date Sunday, 4/30/2017 8:45 pm

      Location Pavilhão Sandim Modicus

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      Match SL Benfica vs. Candelária

      Date Saturday, 4/29/2017 8:30 pm

      Location Pavilhão Fidelidade - Estádio do SL ...

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      Match SL Benfica vs. Reus Deportiu

      Date Saturday, 5/13/2017 11:59 pm

      Location Local a confirmar

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      Match SL Benfica vs. Illiabum Clube

      Date Saturday, 4/29/2017 4:00 pm

      Location Pavilhão Fidelidade - Estádio do SL ...

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      Match Madeira SAD vs. SL Benfica

      Date Saturday, 4/29/2017 5:00 pm

      Location Pavilhão Funchal

    • - A1 1ª Fase

      Match SL Benfica vs. SC Espinho

      Date Saturday, 4/29/2017 2:00 pm

      Location Pavilhão 2 - Estádio do SL Benfica

    • - A1 1ª Fase

      Match SL Benfica vs. SC Espinho

      Date Sunday, 4/30/2017 5:00 pm

      Location Pavilhão 2 - Estádio do SL Benfica