Rúben Amorim close to comeback

Rúben Amorim is expected to make his comeback in the near future as he began training with the squad a couple of day ago without any limitations.


Portuguese paper A Bola report that the Portuguese midfielder is close to his best and will be available for Jorge Jesus as early as next week.

Amorim suffered a serious ligament injury on 25th August against Boavista and has been sidelined since then. Benfica's «number 6» missed the first half of the season after undergoing surgery.





Benfica shut up shop: No more signings expected

Benfica have communicated on their official website that the club is no longer looking to sign players this January 2015 window.

Apart from pending enquiries with Jonathan Rodríguez, the Uruguayan centre forward who plays in Peñarol, Benfica have shut up shop after confirming German midfielder Hany Mukhtar yesterday.




Hany Mukhtar confirmed at Benfica

German player Hany Mukhtar has now been confirmed by SL Benfica. 

The youngster played his whole youth career at Hertha Berlin and now joins the Lisbon side from the German capital, signing a 5 year contract until 2020.




Paços de Ferreira loan Fábio Cardoso

Benfica B player Fábio Cardoso has confirmed that he will be leaving Benfica temporarily after 9 years at the Lisbon club.

The Portuguese central defender left a message on social networks to say goodbye until the end of the season.




January 2015 Transfer Window so far...

Transfer views from Planet Benfica's Chris Santos

Enzo who? The sale in early January of one of the latest midfield pearls from Jorge Jesus' production line had threatened to put a dent into Benfica's title credentials, but two solid 3-0 victories in the first two games of the post Enzo Benfica mean we continue with our eyes firmly on lifting the bi campeonato.




Benfica host Arouca for League Cup

Jorge Jesus will hold a press conference tomorrow at 16:00 local time on Benfica TV to preview the second League Cup group round against Arouca FC.




Benfica Foundation to build school in Cabo Verde

A Benfica committee, led by president Luís Filipe Vieira, arrived in Cabo Verde (Cape Green Islands) this morning accompanied by the Benfica Foundation directors Carlos Móia and Jorge Miranda, and also ex-Benfica forward Nuno Gomes.

The committee were received in the Government's presidential headquarters where they were met by prime minister Jorge Carlos Fonseca.




Silvio returns after 8 month absence

Benfica's left-back Silvio is now available for manager Jorge Jesus after 8 months of hardship on the sidelines.

The Portuguese international was named on the squad list in December for the Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen and more recently last week against Penafiel for the Liga game.

The 27 year-old is on loan from Atlético de Madrid since 2013, who allowed him to continue at the Lisbon side after sustaining the long term injury, fracturing both the fibula and tibia on his right leg.




Bebé joins Córdoba CF on loan

Tiago Manuel Dias Correira, known as Bebé to those outside Benfica, has been loaned out by the club to Spanish side Córdoba CF until the end of the season.




Benfica's Dakar rider maintains 3rd position

Paulo Gonçalves, SL Benfica's talented motorbike rider, features once again in the Dakar Rally which is taking place in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Paulo has been able to maintain his 3rd position today which connected Copiapo to Antofagasta in the 5th stage of this edition, totalling 174km.

The experienced rider is 22 minutes away from top spot with a time of 4h42m53s.

Tomorrow's stage will be a gruelling 320km for the Benfica man that links Antofagasta to Iquique.




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