Benfica have submitted a 24-man squad list to UEFA for the group stage of the 2016/17 Champions League. New signing Rafa Silva has been registered, but there is no place for Branimir Kalaica, Danilo or Andrija Živković. The latter is currently sidelined with a right leg injury.
A club may register a maximum of three new players before the knockout stages, but the squad cannot exceed 25 players. An unlimited number of youth players (born on or after January 1st 1995) are also eligible to play in the Champions League, provided that they have been with the club for an uninterrupted period of at least two years since their 15th birthday.
The Eagles begin this season's European campaign on Tuesday 13th September, when they welcome Turkish champions Beşiktaş to the Estádio da Luz.
Goalkeepers: Ederson, Paulo Lopes and Júlio César
Defenders: Lisandro López, Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, Jardel, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo
Midfielders: Fejsa, Samaris, André Horta, Pizzi, Celis, Salvio, Carrillo, Cervi and Rafa Silva
Forwards: Jiménez, Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes