Bendel Insurance F.C.

The Bendel Insurance FC, ​​also known as Insurance of Benin Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Benin City. Was founded the club as Vipers of Benin. Their home games wearing the team in 20,000 -seat Samuel Ogbemudia from stage.


The insured (English: Insurance = Insurance ) belonged in 1972 to the founders of the Nigerian Premier League. In the same year the Nigerian Cup has been won. After a 2-2 draw in the first leg, the team was able to defeat in the return game, the Mighty Jets 3-2 and make the first club success. Just one year after the founding of the League of first championship title was won. This eligible to participate in the African Cup of Champions Clubs ( German Africa Champions Cup ), the main African club football competition. There they made ​​it to the second round. In 1978 the team again in the final of the Cup. This time you could prevail and they won 3-0 against the Rangers International. As six years for a year before was perfectly done according to the cup win the championship. This success in 1979 was the most recent within the league. The last major triumph at the national level was the third cup final win against Stationery Stores. In the following year made ​​it to the finals Bendel, but had to concede defeat to Rangers International. Lange had to wait for further national successes, the fans. But who remained largely out. Between 1993 and 1995, Bendel could win the West African Club Championship three times in a row. Internationally, the team attracted attention again, as they reached the final of the 1994 CAF Cup. There you had to deal with the Angolan representative Estrela Clube Primeiro de Maio. After a 0-1 first-leg defeat the troupe won the second game 3-0 sovereign. 2006 was the team again in the finals of the National Cup. However, as early as 1980 you had to this time against Dolphins FC admit defeat. After 90 minutes it was 2-2. The defeat was sealed by a 3:5 on penalties. For the season 2007/ 08 was followed by the great crash, as you had to join the league in the second place in the league by 20.


  • Nigerian Cup: 1973, 1979
  • Nigerian Cup Winners: 1972, 1978, 1980
  • CAF Cup: 1994
  • WAFU Club Cup: 1993, 1994, 1995

Well-known former players

  • Julius Aghahowa
  • Joseph Akpala
  • Emeka Ifejiagwa (2000-2002 at VfL Wolfsburg )
  • Pius Ikedia
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Thompson Oliha
  • Wilson Oruma
  • Ifeanyi Udeze
  • Nigerian football club
  • Edo (State)