FC United to host Benfica for 10-year anniversary

Benfica have been called as the guest opposition to face FC United in their commemorative 10 year anniversary on May 29th 2015.

The Manchester based club will welcome the B team at Broadhurst Park which is expected to be fully completed before the match, which will have a capacity of over 4,000.

“FC United of Manchester is delighted to be playing Benfica as one of the first games in our new ground at Broadhurst Park in Moston, north Manchester,” Andy Walsh, Club general manager




Miklos Fehér: Forever 29

It's 11 years since Benfica forward Miklos Fehér passed away and left eternal memories for his colleagues, Benfica supporters and football fans across the world.

Fehér passed away during a game against Vitória de Guimarães in the 03/04 season, and left the world with a smile which no one in the Benfica universe will forget.




January player exodus continues

Both Benfica and Greek side Olympiacos have confirmed the transfer of Argentine forward Franco Jara from Lisbon to Athens on an undisclosed fee.

The transfer of the 26-year-old to Benfica was confirmed on January 2010 shortly after his first appearance for the national team on a 5 year deal from Arsenal de Sarandí (ARG). The player joined at the start of season 2010/11 but never cemented his place in the starting line-up and was eventually loaned to promoted La Liga side Granada (ESP) the following year. 




Bernardo Silva makes permanent move to Monaco

One of Benfica's top prospects from the Seixal football academy Bernardo Silva has made his loan move to AS Monaco permanent.

The Portuguese midfielder was loaned to French side Monaco in the summer and was supposed to return according to Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira, who made a u-turn on his word and sold fan favourite Bernando for EUR €15.75m.

Bernardo's EUR 30m clause is thought to not have been met however the sale was authorised by the club. 




Benfica's deadly duos

Planet Benfica's Chris Santos getting involved with the Football Collective network to give you his perfect partners list.

In terms of a proverbial terrible twosome, You could say Benfica come up a little short this season. Injuries, suspensions and of course, last summers mass exodus, have meant a squad in rotation while we reconstruct. Thankfully, it seems like a new team is emerging as our fantastic form in the league continues. There's certainly a few potential double threats for the future. In the meantime, enjoy some blasts from the past!



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.




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