Benfica reveal 32-man squad for preseason programme

According to Benfica's official website, 23 players attended the first day of preseason training today at the Caixa Futebol Campus in Seixal. A further 9 players will report for duty in the coming days.

Benfica finalise preseason schedule

Benfica’s players returned to the Caixa Futebol Campus in Seixal this morning for their first day of training ahead of the 2016/17 season. To date, five preseason friendlies have been confirmed. Read on to get all the dates for your diary!

Rui Vitória comences pre-season work

Benfica's new manager Rui Vitória returned from his holiday yesterday and was seen at the Caixa Futebol Campus.

The ex-Vitória de Guimarães manager conversed with the first team staff to begin and plan the pre-season, which officially begins on 2nd July.

Benfica have already booked their place in the International Champions Cup of North America and will play a number of fixtures on the other side of the Atlantic, starting in the USA.

England to host Benfica's pre-season

Benfica will make a trip to England in July as part of a pre-season package. The newly crowned Portuguese champions have received an invitation to train at the National Football Centre for 10 days, and will be facing Burton Albion and Derby County in friendlies.

Julie Harrington, St George’s Park Managing Director, said:

"This is another huge feather in the cap for St. George’s Park. 

Taça de Honra friendly tournament dates confirmed

Lisbon Football Association (AFL) have announced the dates for the 2015/16 pre-season Lisbon tournament friendly, which will take place in Belenenses' Estádio do Restelo.

The 67th edition of Taça de Honra de Lisboa is confirmed from Thursday 16th July to Saturday 18th July where Lisbon based clubs Benfica, Sporting, Belenenses and Estoril will participate, being the four best placed teams in the domestic league.