Portuguese Channel SIC aired Part 1 of a special report on the running of the Sport Lisboa e Benfica, focusing on current president Luís Filipe Vieira, as well as various off the pitch matters. (Audio: Portuguese)
Benfica channel BTV created a half-hour special report of season 2014/15 leading up to the second consecutive title, or simply known as "bicampeonato" in Portuguese, with previously unseen footage of title celebrations, players day-to-day training, and more.
Benfica have apparently raised their interest in Serbian u-20 World Cup winner Andrija Zivkovic.
Zivkovic has been a target since December 2013 according to Sportmediaset where he was quoted saying "it is obvious that I'd like to go to Benfica."
Back then Benfica boasted Lazar Markovic and Nemanja Matic in their line-up which would have drawn the youngster to joining the «encarnados». However, compatriots Fesja and Djuricic are still in Benfica's books and could lure the much wanted Zivkovic to the Luz.
Twenty-three year old left-back Loris Benito has made a permanent move to Swiss Super League runners-up BSC Young Boys.
The Switzerland under-21 international returns to his home country after signing an undisclosed 4-year deal. Benito, who made just a handful of appearances for the senior and B team this season, follows Benfica teammate Miralem Sulejmani who was confirmed in the same club on 9th June.
Loris Benito stated that he was looking forward to the new challenge.
Jardel was part of the "Secrets of the 34th" program that has been running frequently on Benfica's channel BTV.
The Brazilian spoke of his emotions in winning the title and summarised the low and high ends of his season.
"When the Garay rumours started I began preparing myself and was focused on giving my best so things would turn out well. Unfortunately it didn't happen immediately. I had a poor start to the first few games and an injury which didn't help."
Adel Taraabt was formally presented as a S.L. Benfica player the 12th of June, transferred from demoted QPR on a free. He signed a 5 year contract. The talented 26 year old Moroccan is at a career crossroads and this new opportunity could place him in the European spotlight again. Often described as a wasted talent with a lazy and characterial personality, manager Rui Vitória will have to inject the right dose of discipline and motivation to get him back to the top of his abilities.
Rumours are growing stronger that Markovic could be shipped back to Benfica in a one year loan deal. The talented 21 year old who was signed by Liverpool in the beginning of 2014-2015 for a 20 million fee has failed to impose himself in Anfield, making only 34 appearances (of which 23 in the starting line-up) in all competitions and scoring 3 goals.