Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 05h34

Where past and present go hand in hand

Club

The Reconquest trophy was at the Casa do Benfica in Philadelphia. It was the third Casa do Benfica on the East Coast, after Hartford and Danbury.

Anyone who sees the Casa do Benfica in Philadelphia has no idea what they'll find inside. In the Club space, you can breathe history and Mystique. On Monday, the cup of the 37th league title went to the Philadelphia.

At the door, Abel Sousa, the president of the Casa do Benfica, welcome the benfiquista delegation led by the vice-presidents Domingos Almeida Lima and Alcino António.

Upon entering the room, a true compendium of history. Between pennants, flags, photographs of several Benfica squad that became champion and the symbol.

Casa do Benfica em Filadélfia

Among the several photographs, emphasis on the Unbeatable Champions of 1972/73, with Jimmy Hagan, the European Champions of 1961/62, with Béla Guttmann, and the four squads that helped the Club win the unprecedented four consecutive league titles.

Text: Marco Rebelo

Photos: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica

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