Planet Benfica was founded in March 2006 by a group of Benfica supporters based in England. Our aim was to make a news and information website about Benfica that would connect supporters in the UK and other English-speaking countries, and enable people who are not fluent in Portuguese to keep track of events at the club. Benfica have many followers in Canada, the USA and the UK that feel alienated by the club because there are very few English language resources available. It is our hope that Planet Benfica will help to raise the profile of the club in international circles.

Every regular contributor to Planet Benfica is a supporter of the club or Portuguese football in general. We are a site made by fans for fans. Our content is featured on the OneFootball app, an internationally renowned mobile app that has been downloaded over 20 million times worldwide. We are also a member of the Football Collective bloggers network, which allows us to bring you expert opinion on Benfica's European rivals and the club's rumoured transfer targets.