03 November 2021, 00h25
This Tuesday, November 2, under the "Globalization and Internationalization plan", Simão Sabrosa and Cloé Lacasse debated the theme in the largest technology and entrepreneurship conference worldwide, held annually after its inception in 2010 in Ireland and having Lisbon as its stage once again.
Simão Sabrosa highlighted the "importance" of talking about an "international and global Benfica". "We cannot tell it all, but it is important to introduce our academy, that all people know, what we have achieved in the last years with players coming off our academy and who are in the five best European leagues right now, the importance to create contents, to keep our fans close and to win even more. It was a global Benfica that we have shown for 20 minutes", said to BTV.
The Director of International Relations added: "We have about 245 thousand registered members all around the world, and that clearly reflects our brand and what it represents worldwide. We brought here a little bit of what Benfica is, of what we can offer, our technology and methodology to create partnerships. We understand the difference when the ball that touches the net or not, but Benfica has given great joy to the fans in the last years, with the first team, the youth football and the other sports, and that helps raising the name of Benfica'", he declared.
The Canadian Cloé Lacasse pointed out the "commitment of Benfica with women’s football", and with other sports (and not only) that turn the club into a "unique example in Portugal".
"This is our [women’s football team] 4th season now and we are in the UEFA CL group stage, what is exceptional. Benfica is the only club in Portugal that supports all women sports, like roller hockey, futsal, volleyball, basketball and handball, and has Olympic athletes too, it is an example for other clubs", said the player to BTV.
Roger Schmidt's new Family
The Sport Lisboa e Benfica coach arrived at Lisbon's Humberto Delgado airport late this morning, answered a few questions from journalists and traveled to the Estádio da Luz to get in touch with his new reality. At the Cathedral he was welcomed, met some of the Club's departments and was able to interact with the employees, all in an environment of total proximity with the Benfica Family.
Roger Schmidt's first day at Benfica!
The new coach of Sport Lisboa e Benfica's professional football team, Roger Schmidt, arrived at Lisbon this Tuesday morning, May 24, penned a contract with contract with Benfica valid for two seasons at the Benfica Museum – Cosme Damião and continued the planning and preparation for the 2022/23 season, duly articulated with President Rui Costa and General Manager Lourenço Coelho. The German coach met some of the Club's departments, interacted with employees at Estádio da Luz and participated in several work meetings.
Contract signed for two years
Roger Schmidt, the new Sport Lisboa e Benfica's professional football team coach, signed a contract valid for two seasons and received the membership card at the Benfica Museum– Cosme Damião.
Two-time champions pay tribute to Casas Benfica
The women’s football team of Benfica concluded this Sunday afternoon, May 15, after the game from Matchday 13 of the final stage against Famalicão (2-2), with a symbolic tribute to all the Casas Benfica. At Club’s Embassy in Paredes, the two-time national champions presented the trophy, took some pictures with the fans and signed autographs.
The exterior decoration of the pavilions has been inaugurated
Benfica inaugurated this Sunday, May 15, the exterior decoration of indoor sports next to the pavilions of the Luz Sports Complex. The ceremony was attended by vice-president Fernando Tavares, who described the space, speaking to BTV, as "an encounter with history and the recognition of all those who projected the various Benfica sports to a national and international level". Here are the best images from the morning.
15th National Meeting of the Benfica Soccer Schools
After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the National Meetings of Sport Lisboa e Benfica Soccer Schools are back and the weekend of May 14 and 15 will be unforgettable for the nearly 5700 youngsters, born between 2007 and 2018, participating in the 15th edition. Between the Cathedral's pitch and the Artificial Turf pitch, 1276 matches will be played, with 50 schools - including from the islands of Madeira and the Azores - divided into 577 teams, fulfilling the dream of playing at Estádio da Luz. On display for the youngsters is the UEFA Youth League trophy, the first in the Club's history. Here are the best images from the weekend.