João José Pires

15/09/1907 – 02/02/1910

The president of the two clubs junction

It was in this management that the junction between Sport Clube de Benfica and the Grupo Sport Lisboa was completed, with the financial and sports consolidation of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Grupo Sport Benfica’s president (in February 1908, Sport Clube de Benfica), he became the Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s president by the time of Sport Club de Benfica’s and Grupo Sport Lisboa’s junction, on the 13th of September 1908. An agglutination of the emblems, which were never sporting rivals: the first one was specially dedicated to athletics and the second one to football. During the management, he stimulated social and sporting initiatives, solved financial problems and faced the demanding for a field, as the Feiteira’s owner was asking for a far to high income.

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