04 May 2020, 10h10
On the return trip to Turin, the dense fog in Italy led the aircraft Fiat G.212, that was carrying the Italian team, to crash into the Basilica of Superga.
On May 3, the "granata" side played and lost against SL Benfica, by 4-3, at Estádio do Jamor, in the farewell match of the Eagles' captain, Francisco Ferreira, great friend of the then leading figure of the Italian team, Valentino Mazzola.
Melão (23’ and 29’), Arsénio (33’) and Rogério Pipi (40’) scored for the Reds; Ossola (9’), Bongiorni (37’) and Romeo Menti (44’, pk) scored for Torino.
On July 26th, 2016, elements of Torino and the board of Benfica were present at the Estádio Nacional to honor the team that faced the Eagles in 1949; the next day took place at the Estádio da Luz the 9th edition of the Eusébio Cup played between the two clubs.
At the time of the accident, the squad from Turin was considered the best Italian team and one of the best in Europe. It was dubbed Grande Torino, it won four consecutive championships and was on its way to win the 5th, which it would eventually win, playing the last four rounds after the tragedy with the youth team, a decision followed by the other Italian emblems.
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica
The anthem of our love!
From all corners of the world, the Casas do Benfica and the club's subsidiaries gathered their members, athletes and governing bodies to pay tribute to the 118th anniversary of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Our Club's anthem was sung in Portugal by the Casas Benfica de Oliveira de Azeméis and Viseu, and by Sport Vila Real e Benfica subsidiary; in Switzerland by the Casa Benfica Genéve, in Canada By the Casa Benfica Toronto and in Africa by the Casa Benfica Benguela, thus demonstrating their love for Sport Lisboa e Benfica!
Congratulations from the Casas do Benfica and Subsidiaries
The Casas do Benfica and Subsidiaries around the world have sent their congratulations for Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 118th birthday, celebrated this Monday, February 28, 2022. We share messages from Casas Benfica de Águeda, Albergaria-a-Velha, Évora, Philadelphia, Fundão, Ilha Terceira, Lagos, Montemor-o-Velho, Mortágua, Penacova, Peniche, São Brás de Alportel, São João da Madeira, Tavira and Vizela, and the Subsidiaries Sport Vila Real e Benfica and Sport Algoz e Benfica.
Fehér, always one of us!
Our King, Eusébio!
Eusébio made his debut 60 years ago
Sport Lisboa e Benfica won the European Cup in Bern, against Barcelona (3-2), on May 31, 1961, and on the following day – June 1–, due to V. Setubal's intransigence, was forced to play the second leg of the Portuguese Cup round of 16. The reds fielded the reserve team... and Eusébio da Silva Ferreira officially wore the eagles' jersey for the first time (after a friendly match against Atlético). At Campo dos Arcos, in Setúbal, the "sadinos" won by 4-1, reversing Benfica's 3-1 lead, at Estádio da Luz, in the first leg. 60 years, the Black Panther was a starter and even scored… |Fotos: SL Benfica
Happy birthday, Benfica!
This Sunday, February 28, 2021, marks the 117th anniversary of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. A unique history, of so many stories... Years of glory, of names, faces, unforgettable moments, intense cycles of difficulties overcome, growth, adaptation, and resilience, with an eclectic Club, of emotions and feelings running high, always at the forefront, always in the heart. From the past, we honor the insignia, in the symbol tattooed on the chest the courage always present, with our eyes set on the future with the motto across the ages "Out of many, one!" Benfica! Happy birthday, Glorioso!