Search Planet Benfica



JornalBenfica.com

Liga 2014/15

Team Pld Pts
Braga 1 3
Belenenses 1 3
Guimarães 1 3
Benfica 1 3
FC Porto 1 3

view full table »

Poll

Which areas do Benfica need to strenghten?



Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Wingers

Forwards



Random photos



RSS Feeds


rss1.0
rss2.0
rdf


Feedburner






Ola John signs 5 year deal with Benfica - 24 May 2012

Benfica confirmed the acquisition of 20 year-old Ola John on the afternoon of 24th May from Dutch Eridivisie side FC Twente.

Benfica's official website announced that both clubs successfully reached a deal, thought to be around €10m, for the services of Dutch under-21 international, who put pen-to-paper on a five year deal with the Lisbon club.

"I am a player with technique and like to get crosses in, I think this was noticed when I played against Benfica. I am quick at dribbling and score goals too. I can play on either side of the wings which can make things difficult for the defense. As for the league there are four or five teams which are stronger than the rest who end up playing with 10 players defending. It's more defensive style than Dutch football."

Ola John's release clause fee has been set to a whopping €45m.

Benfica last faced FC Twente in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League qualifier round where they won 5-3 on aggregate.

Interview to Benfica TV
"It will be fantastic to play for 65,000 fans. I have already played and here and know the atmosphere."

"I know Rui Costa well and since young he has been one of my favourite players. But also Aimar and Cardozo who I observed when I played against them."

"Benfica is a big club and I've always known this. I've seen them in this huge stadium and everyone knows about Benfica, for their great players but also for the club itself. I watched their Champions League games against Manchester United and Basel, but also against Zenit and after Chelsea, where they should have qualified for the better performance. They deserved the quarter-finals and I hope we do better next season."

On manager Jorge Jesus:
"I heard he improves young players. I spoke to Witsel and he only had positive things to say. I am eagerly waiting to speak to him and I hope he supports me."

> Also read:
Ola John Wikipedia profile




Comments: 0
printer friendly


    Jornal Benfica - Browse an archive of press front pages


    Moreira, the loyal goalkeeper
    In a country where a good, consistent, solid goalkeeper is hard to find since the days of legendary Vitor Baia, Jose Moreira was tipped by many to become the next Portuguese goalkeeping star. Click here to read the farewell article on Benfica's loyal goalkeeper.
    Nuno Gomes, farewell Legend
    Hard worker, team player, and humble. Those are the three words that describe Nuno Gomes, or what most fans called him, Nuno Golos. Click here to read the farewell article on Benfica's former captain.
    Benfica according to Domingo Soares
    Benfica Magazine 'Mistica' interviewed Benfica SAD Administrator Domingo Soares de Oliveira in their May 2009 issue. The important figure reveals accounts and strategies for the club's future and gives a personal insight on the world of Benfica. Click here to read the extracts of the exclusive interview.
    Benfica Cheerleaders
    Get bored no more at half-time. The beautiful Benfica cheerleaders were a hot transfer in 2007/08 season and were present at every home Liga Sagres game until 2008/09. Did the average attendance go up slightly? Click here to see the gallery and find out for yourself!
    Estádio da Luz construction
    Inaugurated in 2003, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica was built mainly during 2002/03 to replace the famous Estádio da Luz for the 2004 European Championships. With the finals in mind, the 5-star rated venue was designed for the greatest games and events, continuing the tradition of the biggest stadium in Portugal. Click here to see images of how the Cathedral was built.


    News Categories

     Cup
     Europe
     Liga

    PortuGOAL.net

    »The curious case of Oscar Cardozo
    Benfica’s all-time top foreign goalscorer leaves Lisbon club
    »A Portuguese cult hero in northern England
    José Semedo – the definitive interview
    »U-19s give Portugal fans renewed hope
    Selecao make final of the European Championship
    »Transfer frenzy leaves Portuguese title impossible to predict
    Wholesale changes at Benfica and Porto, Sporting strengthen
    »World Cup: Where did it all go wrong for Portugal?
    Ten reasons behind the poor showing at Brazil 2014


    More news from this feed

    BBC Sport - Football

    »Warnock named Crystal Palace boss
    Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal after choosing him ahead of Steve Clarke.
    »Hodgson set to name England captain
    Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.
    »Wednesday's gossip column
    Louis van Gaal shocks Man Utd's players, Arsenal make move for Nikola Zigic, Spurs eye Alex Song, plus more.
    »Van Gaal tough to work with - Klose
    Former Germany striker Miroslav Klose says working for Louis van Gaal at Bayern Munich was "a tough time" in his career.
    »Foxes set to sign Wigan's McArthur
    Wigan Athletic accept an improved Leicester City bid for midfielder James McArthur, BBC Radio Leicester reports.


    More news from this feed



    - Cloud Tag -
    dynamic style   mica   quim   spanish club   nuno gomes   compatriot   ronaldo   time lottery   anderson polga   spartak moscow   striker   hertha berlin   20th september   bookable offence   one match   
    [more tags]