04 June 2019, 17h29
The former captain of the eagles, who, with the Benfica Family, celebrated the national title in 2018/19 (37th of Benfica’s history), arrives in Boston on Thursday night (June 6) to start a tour through the cities where the fervor for the Club, namely in the Portuguese communities, is a universal reference.
On June 7, Luisão will be at the Boston Celtics Training Center for a meeting with the German Daniel Theis, one of the great figures of the famous basketball team from the state of Massachusetts, where, more specifically at the Gillette Stadium, Benfica will face AC Milan on July 28, in the third and last match in the 2019 ICC.
The former number 4 jersey of the reds, on the first full day of this trip to the United States, will visit the Casa do Benfica in New Bedford, in a context already marked by the celebration of Portugal Day.
On Saturday, June 8, the former Brazil international travels from Boston to Newark, the most densely populated city in the state of New Jersey, where Benfica, in the most important pre-season tournament, will face AS Roma, at the Red Bull Arena. Luisão will have the opportunity to visit the subsidiary Sport Newark e Benfica and be present at the Portugal Day Festival, which has been organized since 1979.
On June 9, the Benfica representative will be in the Portugal Day Parade in Newark, then heading to São Francisco, in the state of California, which host, at the Levi's Stadium, the last match of the eagles in the 2019 ICC, against Chivas Guadalajara, on July 20.
The gates of the Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, from the NFL, open to Luisão in the morning of June 11 for a meeting with American football players. In the afternoon/evening, at the event that closes this tour, the former player from the eagles will be the guest of honor in the baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres. As the guest of honor, he will carry out the first pitch to mark the start of the game.
The return to Lisbon is scheduled for the 12th of June.
They are back: the internationals are ready!
Seven international players of Benfica arrived this Thursday, July 7, to start the pre-season. Gonçalo Ramos, Otamendi, Yaremchuk, Vertonghen, Taarabt, Odysseas and Seferovic have completed the usual Medicals at Hospital da Luz.
Women's Roller hockey
A big crowd congratulated the 9-time champions
Many benfiquistas at the Benfica Official Store of Estádio da Luz, this Tuesday, for the autograph session with the women's roller hockey team. The squad led by Paulo Almeida conquered a Triple win in 2021/22 (the 8th Portuguese Cup, the 9th consecutive championship, and the Super Cup).
More medicals and physical tests
In the second working day for the women's football team of SL Benfica, more medicals and physical tests at Hospital da Luz, Benfica Clinic and in the Pavilions of Luz. Still with the squad incomplete, with many players on international duty, Ana Vitória was clearly anxious "for another season in search of titles". "You can expect a competitive team, which is going to fight for all titles", she promised, in BTV. On Monday, July 11, the team will train with ball for the first time at Estádio da Tapadinha.
Women's football "turn on the engines" with new goals
This Sunday morning, July 4, started with medicals and physical tests for the women’s football team of SL Benfica, at Hospital da Luz, Benfica Clinic, and e in the Club’s pavilions.
Open training session: highlights
Roger Schmidt opened the gates of the training session for the first time since he arrived at Benfica. In front of 23 470 spectators (record in a training session at the Stadium), the team showed the work done in the first week of the pre-season and played a high intensity match. Watch the 9-minute video of the session which took place this Sunday afternoon, July 3, at Luz.