Tag Archives: Benfica

Training, Champions League, International Duty & Benz In Court Again

18 Mar

Satellite (5)The team had their final training session in preparation for meeting Sevilla on Sunday. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Champions League Group C: Benfica’s Gonçalo Guedes

10 Sep

Gonçalo Guedes18 year old forward Gonçalo came up through Benfica’s youth program and made his debut for the senior team in 2014. He has represented Portugal at the U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 levels.

The Daily Drool: Rúben Amorim

6 May

Rúben Amorim 2Midfielder Rúben currently plays for Benfica. He has represented Portugal at the U20, U21 and senior level.

The Daily Drool – Champions League Group C – Benfica: Artur Moraes

4 Oct

Artur MoraesBrazilian goalkeeper Artur joined Benfica in 2011. In addition to playing professionally in his home country, he has played in Portugal (obviously!) and Italy.

UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum

4 Sep

Sneakers? Really Pep, Luis?

Every September UEFA holds this two-day forum for a select group of managers to come together and discuss a variety of football issues, get shit-faced, and talk smack about the other managers. Or so I speculate. This year’s forum is being held right now in Nyon, Switzerland, and is being chaired by UEFA’s coaching ambassador, Sir Alex Ferguson. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Jan Oblak

7 Aug

Jan OblakGoalkeeper Jan just signed to Atletico Madrid from Benfica. However, since arriving, he’s struggled with a back injury. He has represented Slovenia at the U17, U18, U20, U21 & senior levels.

The Daily Drool: Júlio César

24 Jul

600full-julio-cesar-soares-espindolaPoor Júlio did not have a good time at the World Cup with the Brazilian National Team. Let’s hope his club season goes better wherever he ends up. While currently at QPR, it looks like Benfica is interested.

Training At Estádio da Luz & A Homecoming

23 May

10Ah, Cristiano! How amazing you look, how amazing you are. Let’s hope everyone has a fantastic game tomorrow and brings us home La Decima! The team trained at Benfica’s Estádio da Luz and had some guests to offer encouragement. (BEWARE: HUGE ASS TRAINING PICTURE DUMP AHEAD) Continue reading

Mazel Tov! Helena Costa Becomes Coach of Clermont Foot 63

9 May

article-0-1DA4607600000578-764_306x423Wonderful news! Helena Costa has been chosen to coach Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot 63. She’s an accomplished coach who has, among other things, managed the women’s national teams of Qatar & Iran, Benfica’s boys’ youth teams (for 13 years) and acted as a scout for SPL side Celtic. While she is the first woman to coach a European professional team, Helena also coached a men’s team on the regional level, just like Tihana Nemčić did in the Croatian 5th division. Read more about her journey here:  1  2  3   I’m side eyeing the hell out of the Daily Fail for leading with the “Jose Mourinho in a petticoat” line. Ugh. But this a very welcome change. I can’t wait to see her kick some ass.

– Lozil

The Daily Drool: Ljubomir Fejsa

25 Jan

Ljubomir Fejsa4Defensive midfielder Ljubomir plays for Benfica. He has represented Serbia at the U21 and senior levels.