SL Benfica B

SL Benfica B is the second team of the Portuguese record champions SL Benfica. This was active from 1999 to 2006, before she again became part of the club after six years of absence in 2012.

  • 2.1 Player Awards
  • 3.1 Current squad
  • 3.2 Transfers
  • 3.3 Players
  • 3.4 employees
  • 4.1 Goalkeeper
  • 4.2 Defense
  • 4.3 midfielder
  • 4.4 Forward



The B team started the season 1999 / 00th The aim was that youth and reserve players of the club match practice, so as to be even better prepared for professional football. The team started in the third division and dismounted after three years. It was not until 2005, the team got back on to the third tier before it completely disintegrated in 2006.

2012 to today

For the 2012/13 season, the B team Benfica, as well as five other first division was newly created and integrated directly into the Liga de Honra, which brought an increase in the latter from 16 to 22 teams with it. However, the B- teams had to follow some rules. Firstly, the registration cost of a team of € 50,000 on the other hand must be at least ten players from their own youth in the squad - and this may be only 15 to 21 years old. The number of players over 23 years, is limited to three. Furthermore, the B- team may not participate in any cup competition. The use of A- team players in the B team and vice versa is allowed against it.

With Luís Norton de Matos, the B team got a Tainer, who had previously been training Vitória Guimarães Vitória Setúbal and finally the national team of Guinea- Bissau. Due to the rules and regulations for the B teams and the formation of a complete team that own youth players were signed before everything. Miguel Rosa, who was elected in the 2010/11 season as the best player and the 2011/12 season the best shooting star of the second division, led the team as captain in the season. Goalkeeper was Mika, who reached the final with Portugal at the U -20 World Cup in 2011 and was voted the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The first game of the season against SC Braga B ended 2:2. After only a few days of play so far achievers André Gomes made ​​it into the first team. At the end of the season Benfica B ended up in sixth place and was behind Sporting CP B ( 4 ) is the best B team of the season. Miguel Rosa was with 17 goals the best scorer of the team and at the same time along with two other players, second-best in the league. In addition, he was selected between August 2012 and April 2013 Player of the Month eight times the second division. Only in December he did not get the award. Also three awards for best young player has received during the season the captain. As a result, he was elected the best player of the season.

Only one season later de Matos was replaced by Hélder Cristóvão. The new coach appointed Ruben Pinto after the departure of Miguel Rosa captain. In addition to the latter, still left many more regular players the club. Lionel Carole, Leandro Pimenta and Luciano Teixeira are just some of the names. These displaced Bruno Varela, who has sporadically attended a few games in the season before, Mika as goalkeeper. As was André Gomes 2012, Ivan Cavaleiro succeeded after ten match days ( 7 goals and 2 assists) during the season made ​​it into the first team, which underscored the purpose of the B team again.



Player Awards

The following awards were presented players while they played at Benfica B.

LPFP Segunda Liga: Best player of the season

  • Portugal Miguel Rosa - 2012/13

SJPF - Segunda Liga: Best Player of the Month

  • Portugal Miguel Rosa - August 2012, September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, January 2013, February 2013, March 2013, April2013
  • Portugal Ivan Cavaleiro - August 2013, September 2013
  • Portugal Bernardo Silva - October 2013, December 2013, January 2014

SJPF - Segunda Liga: Best U -23 Player of the Month

  • Portugal Miguel Rosa - August 2012, September 2012, February 2013

2013/14 season

Current squad

U -20 national team João Cancelo



  • Mozambique Clésio to United States Harrisburg City Islanders
  • Paraguay Claudio Correa Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño
  • Portugal Yannick Djaló to United States San Jose Earthquakes
  • Paraguay Derlis González to Club Olimpia of Paraguay
  • Portugal Manuel Liz Portugal Atlético CP
  • Uruguay Juan San Martín to Portugal SC Farense
  • Portugal Roderick Miranda to Portugal Rio Ave FC
  • Serbia Stefan Mitrovic on the Spain Real Valladolid
  • Brazil Jorge Luis Rojas Portugal Belenenses Lisbon
  • Brazil Sidnei to Spain Espanyol Barcelona
  • Uruguay Jim Varela in Portugal SC Farense


Well-known former players


  • Portugal José Moreira


  • Portugal Geraldo Alves
  • Paulo Madeira Portugal
  • Portugal João Pereira
  • Portugal Tiago Gomes
  • Portugal Miguel Lopes


  • Portugal Hélio Pinto
  • Portugal Ricardo Esteves
  • Portugal Hélio Roque
  • Portugal Miguel Rosa
  • Portugal Manuel Fernandes
  • Australia Kaz Patafta


  • Portugal Hugo Porfírio
  • Chile Nicolás Canales
  • Croatia Tomo Šokota

João Pereira

Paulo Madeira

Miguel Lopes

Hélio Pinto

Manuel Fernandes

Kaz Patafta

Tomo Šokota


  • Portugal José Morais: 1999-2001
  • Portugal António Veloso: 2001-2002
  • Portugal Carlos Gomes: 2002-2004
  • Portugal João Santos: 2004-2006
  • Portugal Luís Norton de Matos: 2012-2013
  • Portugal, Hélder Cristóvão: Since 2013