Monday, October 28, 2019, 19h44

🎥 Bruno Lage: impressive details of a record


Goals, matches with a clean sheet, top scorers, most used players, the importance of home-grown talent... There are many details that give substance to the journey of the coach who in the history of Benfica more quickly achieved 25 victories in the Championship.


25 wins in the first 27 matches in the Championship! Bruno Lage is, since the afternoon of October 27, 2019, the coach who in the history of SL Benfica has achieved so many triumphs faster in the Portuguese top flight.

The data is incredible and deserves to be scrutinized. With the thought focused on each training session and on each game, the record-breaking journey of success began on January 6, 2019, at Estádio da Luz.


Bruno Lage 25 wins in 27 matches
Riera 25 wins in 28 matches
Rui Vitória 25 wins in 30 matches
Guttmann and Herczka 25 wins in 31 matches
Mário Wilson and Mortimore 25 wins in 32 matches

Bruno Lage

In the survey made by the Official Site there are impacting numbers, and some stand out from the others. The record was built with 13 away wins (the last of which in Tondela)and 12 triumphs at home. In addition to making the Estádio de Luz a fortress of good results, the eagles have dominated 100 percent in the opponent territories.


Top 5: top scorers

Seferovic 21
Rafa 14
Pizzi 14
João Félix 13
Jonas 4

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Top 10: most used players

Grimaldo 2340
Odysseas 2245
Pizzi 2063
Rúben 2058
Seferovic 1985
André Almeida 1966
Ferro 1684
Rafa 1628
João Félix 1501
Samaris 1495


Eight academy graduates on the pitch

At Benfica, the bet in youth development is something taken from granted. And if there is a coach that understands and knows the potential of the youngsters from Benfica Campus that coach is Bruno Lage. In the record of 25 wins in the Liga NOS, the manager used eight players nurtured in Seixal: Rúben, Ferro, Florentino, Gedson, João Félix, Jota, Tomás Tavares, and Nuno Tavares. From these players, three are even in the top 10 of the most used players in the 25 wins (Rúben, Ferro e João Félix).

Text: Diogo Nascimento

Pics: SL Benfica

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