Monday, May 20, 2019, 14h08

Seferovic in the realm of legends

Football

The 23 goals scored in a title-winning season by the Benfica's number 14, who emulated Eusébio, put him on a list within reach of a few.

The 2018/19 season ended with the conquest of the 37th National Title in Benfica's history and also with a player from the Reds as the Top Scorer of the competition. This is the 20th time that happens, with Seferovic (23 goals) adding his name to other goalscoring legends.

In an attack set up with two forwards (4x4x2), the Swiss player set off to a dream second half of the season, com 16 goals, to which were added the seven obtained in the first half of the Liga NOS.

All the goals from the striker were from open play. Just in the calendar year of  2019, with Bruno Lage at the helm, he scored 19 goals in 18 matches (1,06 per game), needing just 74’ to score and standing alongside with Mbappé and Messi. At the age of 27, he carried out the best season of his career.

at the helm, he scored 19 goals in 18 matches (1,06 per game), needing just 74’ to score and standing alongside with Mbappé and Messi. At the age of 27, he carried out the best season of his career.

Seferovic

Top scorer and Benfica Champion

Season Player Goals
2018/19 Seferovic 23
2015/16 Jonas 32
2009/10 Cardozo 26
1990/91 Rui Águas 25
1988/89 Vata 16

Nené

Season Player Goals
1983/84 Nené 21
1980/81 Nené 20
1975/76 Jordão 30
1972/73 Eusébio 40
1971/72 Artur Jorge 27

Eusébio

Season Player Goals
1970/71 Artur Jorge 23
1967/68 Eusébio 42
1966/67 Eusébio 31
1964/65 Eusébio 28
1963/64 Eusébio 28

José Águas e Béla Guttmann

Season Player Goals
1962/63 José Torres 26
1960/61 José Águas 27
1956/57 José Águas 30
1949/50 Julinho 28
1942/43 Julinho 24

Text: Marco Rebelo

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