On January 2, 2020, Julian Weigl was presented as a new signing of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. "We were completely sure of the quality of this player and the human quality of the person. After one year, it gives me great pleasure to present him with this award. Time has proven us right", claimed the Club's vice president and administrator of Benfica SAD, Rui Costa. Last season he played 21 matches and scored a goal, which has now earned Weigl the Cosme Damião Award in the Footballer of the Year category. "It is a very special moment. I'm very happy supporters voted for me, it's a great award", thanked the German international.