21 March 2018, 18h13

This Wednesday, in the 2018 Benfica Gala, which was held at Coliseu dos Recreios, in Lisbon, were presented the Cosme Damião Awards, prizes that pay tribute to those who have stood out the most over the last year. The Official Site followed everything live. 



The commemorative gala of the 114th anniversary of Sport Lisboa e Benfica has ended.

Luís Filipe Vieira 

The winner of the Project of the Year Award is... the Fourth League Title in a row!


The winner of the Tribute Award is… Nené! 

Ana Bacalhau na Gala Benfica Cosme Damião

A musical performance by Ana Bacalhau. 

Rui Vitória

The winner of the Coach of the Year Award is… Rui Vitória!




Six titles in two seasons. Two years at Benfica, two Championships won, on Portuguese Cup, one League Cup and two Super Cups…


The winner of the Footballer of the Year Award is… Jonas!

Jonas is called onto the stage and he invited all is teammates to join him.

 Ana Paula Marques

The winner of the Partner of the Year Award is… NOS!

Marina Paulino Gomes Monteiro

The winner of the Merit and Dedication Award is… Paulino Gomes Júnior!

Marlene Sousa

The winner of the High-Performance Athlete Award is… Marlene Sousa! 

In the 2016 Roller Hockey World Cup, she was named the best player of the competition, winning the Gold Medal! With Benfica's jersey, she has already won an European League, 3 National Championships, 3 Portuguese Cups and 3 Super Cups!

Avelino Almeida

The winner of the "Casas do Benfica" Award is… Algueirão – Mem Martins! 

Inês Fernandes

The winner of the Others Sports Award is… The Women's Futsal team!

João Cunha

The winner of the Innovation Award is… Kick Up Sports Innovation!


The first musical award of the evening. The Benfiquistas João Gil and Carlão take on the stage. “125 Azul”, from Trovante, was the chosen theme.

Luís Nascimento

The winner of the Youth Training Award is… the U-15 football team!

Vasco Vasconcelos

The winner of the Career Award is… Vasco Vasconcelos!

irmão Rúben Dias

The winner of the Revelation Award is… Rúben Dias! 

Opening the procedings, the speech from the president Luís Filipe Vieira.

The 2018 Benfica Cosme Damião Gala begins, hosted by Cláudia Vieira and Luís Costa Branco.


To celebrate the 114th anniversary of Sport Lisboa e Benfica – founded on February 28th, 1904 –, it is time to award those who have stood out the most during a season filled with achievements. In total, there are 29 nominees distributed by six categories: Revelation, Youth Training, Other Sports, High-Performance Athlete, Coach of the Year and Footballers of the Year.


Revelation Award

  • Aljaz Slutej (Basketball)

  • Ana Sofia "Fifó" (Futsal)

  • Francisco Pereira (Handball)

  • Rúben Dias (Football)

  • Vasco Vilaça (Triathlon)


Youth Training Award

  • Basketball (U-14)

  • Men's Júnior Athletics Team

  • Roller Hockey (U-19)

  • Football U-15 Team


Other Sports Award

  • Triathlon

  • Basketball

  • Men's Junior Athletics Team

  • Women's Futsal

  • Women's Roller Hockey

  • Volleyball


High-Performance Athlete Award

  • Carlos Morais (Basketball)

  • João Pereira (Triathlon)

  • Jordi Adroher (Roller Hockey)

  • Marlene Sousa (Roller Hockey)

  • Zelão (Volleyball)


Coach of the Year Award

  • Carlos Lisboa (Basketball)

  • Cláudio Moreira (Futsal U-20)

  • José Jardim (Volleyball)

  • Paulo Almeida (Women's Roller Hockey)

  • Rui Vitória (Football)


Footballer Award

  • Eduardo Antonio Salvio

  • Jonas Gonçalves Oliveira

  • Luís Miguel Afonso Fernandes - Pizzi


Last update: Thursday, March 22, 2018


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