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25 October 2020, 01h31

On October 25, 2003, a remarkable work in the history of Sport Lisboa e Benfica became a reality. The new Estádio da Luz "was born"! Seventeen years later, the Official Website gathered 17 fun facts. 

On October 25, 2003, the new Cathedral was officially inaugurated in a match against Nacional Montevideo.

The new Estádio da Luz has hosted 426 official matches from the eagles, and the team won on 315 occasions. Playing at home, Benfica scored 965 goals and conceded 306.

Estádio da Luz, 30th most valuable in the world, according to the 2020 ranking of the consultancy Brand Finance, hosted on August 23 this year the decisive match of the 2019/20 Champions League, and before that, two more matches of the Final 8. For the second time, the venue hosted the most important match of the Champions League.

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Player with the most matches and official minutes

  • LUISÃO: 266 matches and 23 692 minutes 

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Player with the most official goals

  • CARDOZO: 105 goals 

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Longest unbeaten run

  • OCTOBER 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 2014: 51 matches

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Longest winning streak

  • 12 WINS IN 2019/20 

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Longest scoring streak 

  • AUGUST 2010 TO MARCH 2012: 52 matches

Jorge Jesus

Treinador with the most matches and wins

  • JORGE JESUS: 157 matches and 129 wins

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Match with the highest attendance 

  • BENFICA-V. GUIMARÃES: 64 591 spectators

Benfica-Braga

The opponent that most often played at Luz

  • SC BRAGA: 23 matches

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International team that most often played at Luz

  • MANCHESTER UNITED AND ZENIT: 4 matches

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Opponent with the most losses and goals conceded

  • MARÍTIMO: 18 losses and 66 goals conceded

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Biggest win

  • BENFICA-NACIONAL: 10-0 

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First half with the most goals scored

  • BENFICA-V. SETÚBAL: 5 goals 

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Second half with the most goals scored

  • BENFICA-NACIONAL: 7 goals 

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Player with the most matches in UEFA (Champions League and Europa League)

  • LUISÃO: 62 matches

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Player with the most goals in UEFA (Champions League and Europa League)

  • CARDOZO: 20 goals 

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Player with the most matches in Cups (League Cup and Portuguese Cup)

  • LUISÃO: 30 matches

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Player with the most goals in Cups (League Cup and Portuguese Cup)

  • CARDOZO: 17 goals 

Text: Marco Rebelo

Photos: Archive / SL Benfica

DIGITAL WEEK 2020

Last update: Sunday, October 25, 2020

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