10 August 2022, 09h25
One of the great and eternal names in the Sport Lisboa e Benfica Mystique, he joined the Club at the age of 15 and represented it, first as a player for 13 seasons (1974-1984 and 1987-1990), and then, for many years, as a technical element connected to football.
Born in Barreiro, on February 10, 1959, Fernando Chalana officially wore the Sacred Mantle for the first time on March 7, 1976, at the age of 17 years and 25 days. Until that date, no one so young had ever played in the Portuguese 1st Division.
At this time of mourning, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica flag is at half mast at Estádio da Luz and at the Benfica Campus.
Eternal Little Genius!
The ceremony honoring Fernando Chalana, the Little Genius, took place this Friday, August 12, at Estádio da Luz. Previously, Chalana's body had been in state in the Basílica da Estrela, from where the funeral procession departed. Filled with emotion and symbolism, this last farewell had the massive presence of supporters, Governing Bodies, Professional Football, Youth Football, athletes from the various sports of the Club and other personalities from the universe of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Thank You, Chalana!
Thank you, Chalana!
Tribute to Fernando Chalana
"It is a very sad day for the Benfiquista Nation"
Happy birthday, Little Genius!
The auditorium of the Benfica Museum - Cosme Damião was the stage for a tribute to Fernando Chalana who celebrated his 61st birthday on February 10. A social gathering, with the presence of many friends and former co-workers. Questions, answers, tributes and emotion in a moment to remember...
"Chalana, the life of the Genius"