Contract renewals for Portuguese trio

Andre Almeida

Benfica have tied down three of their Portuguese players to new long-term contracts. 26-year-old full-back André Almeida, whose previous deal ran until 2019, has put pen to paper on a two-year extension, while Benfica B starlets José "Zé" Gomes and João Filipe have both signed five-year contracts.

Eliseu signs on for another season


Eliseu Pereira dos Santos, better known simply as Eliseu, has agreed a new one-year contract with Benfica, which ties him to the club until summer 2018. The 33-year old left-back, who turns 34 in October, was granted an extended vacation this summer due to his participation in the Confederations cup. He was due to report back to the club's Seixal training base on July 22nd, but returned early in order to sign his contract and play in the Algarve cup.

Jonas commits to Benfica until 2019

Jonas has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with Benfica. The 32-year old forward had been committed to the Eagles until summer 2018, but he has now agreed a one-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club beyond his 35th birthday. He is now rumoured to be the highest paid player in the squad.

Pizzi and Ederson ink contract extensions


Pizzi and Ederson have reaffirmed their commitment to Benfica by signing new deals with the club. The Portuguese midfielder, 27, has extended his contract until 2022, and the Brazilian goalkeeper, 23, has renewed until 2023. Pizzi's minimum fee release clause has been increased to €45 million, while Ederson's is now €60 million.

Salvio extends contract until 2019

Eduardo ‘Toto’ Salvio has committed his future to Benfica, signing a new contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2019. The Argentinean’s existing deal was set to expire in 2017, and he was said to be interesting Boca Juniors, but he has made no secret of his desire to remain in Lisbon.

Júlio César inks two-year contract extension

Following the signing of Kostas Mitroglou last Tuesday, veteran goalkeeper Júlio César has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract. The 36-year old stopper, who has won 87 caps for Brazil, announced his desire to finish his career at the Estádio da Luz. His new contract expires in the summer of 2018.

Salvio in contract negotiations with Benfica

There has been plenty of speculation about which players will be leaving Benfica this summer, but one player that is likely to remain is Eduardo Salvio. In declarations to the radio station ESPN 107.9, the Argentinean winger revealed that Boca Juniors are interested in acquiring his services, but that he is happy in Lisbon, and is currently negotiating a new contract with Benfica.

Contract renewal imminent for Júlio César

Goalkeeper Júlio César, currently sidelined with a ruptured adductor tendon, was interviewed by BTV before Monday night’s game against Tondela. Asked to provide an update on his contract negotiations, the Brazilian shot-stopper explained that the deal is almost done.

“All that’s left is to sign it! A frank relationship exists with the president, like that of a father and son. The renewal is practically sealed… all that’s left is to sign it, and the only reason that hasn’t happened yet is because the president has a lot of things on his hands.” 

Jardel reflects on 5 years at Benfica

After inking his new contract on Tuesday night, Jardel sat down with BTV, and was asked to reflect on his Benfica career to date. The Brazilian defender covered a wide range of topics, from his role as third captain, to his relationship with the fans.

Jardel renews contract until June 2020

Brazilian defender Jardel has extended his contract with Benfica. The 29-year old is now tied to the club until June 2020. Speaking to BTV on Tuesday night, he revealed his delight at renewing his deal.

“It is my second (contract) renewal. I’m very happy, very content. I feel valued. It is a joy for a player to renew their contract with a great club like Benfica. I feel grateful for everything, and honoured to wear this jersey.”