Monday, August 12, 2019, 19h04

After 50 matches in the League, Seferovic want "many more" 


The Swiss forward has reached the milestone of 50 games in the home match Paços de Ferreira, that marked Benfica's kick-off in the 2019/20 of the Liga NOS.

At Benfica since the 2017/18 summer market, Seferovic has been gaining space and has been a key player in Bruno Lage's team. In the home match against Paços de Ferreira (5-0), last Saturday, he carried out his 50th game for Benfica in the Primeira Liga. But he wants "many more"...

"I'm very happy to have played 50 games in the League. Thank you for your support in every match, I hope to be able to do many more", wished the 27-year-old forward. 

Fotos: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica

Game 1: SL Benfica-SC Braga, 3-1

Estádio da Luz was full (58 826 spectators), on August 9, 2017, to welcome the 2017/18 edition of the Liga NOS. In the starting XI, one of the new faces was Seferovic – who was making his debut in Championship games – who, at 14’, scored the first goal of the match and for Benfica in the League. Jonas found Seferovic in the penalty box and the Swiss forward was lethal.

The reds ended up winning by 3-1, and there began an individual tally that, right now – with the 2019/20 season underway –, is at 28 goals scored in three seasons.

In 2018/19, he carried out 51 matches for Benfica (with a total of 27 goals and 9 assists) and he was the top scorer of the Liga NOS, after scoring 23 goals.


Game 25: SL Benfica-FC Porto, 1-0

One of the most anticipated matches of the season. On October 7, 2018, 61 567 spectators in the Cathedral to see the first clássico of the 2018/19 season. On matchday 7 of the competition, Benfica – with a solitary goal from Seferovic at 62' – overcame FC Porto in the league table and moved to the top spot with the same points as SC Braga.


Game 50: SL Benfica-Paços de Ferreira, 5-0

Two days ago, Benfica kicked off the journey towards the main goal of the season: defending the league title. The reds won again by 5-nil - after the same result in the Super Cup – and Seferovic carried out his 50th match in the Primeira Liga

International with Switzerland, where he already amassed 61 games and 17 goals, Seferovic was one of the standout performers in the 2019/20 preseason. In the International Champions Cup, he was the second most used player by Bruno Lage (255 minutes) and was the Reds' top scorer, with two goals. In the League, has already begun to score…


Seferovic in the Primeira Liga 

Season Matches Goals
2017/18 20 4
2018/19 29 23
2019/20* 1 1

* season underway

Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia

Pics: Archive / SL Benfica

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