It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Ligathe top flight of the Portuguese football league systemwhere they are the most successful club in terms of titles won. Benfica is the most supported Portuguese club, with an estimated 14 million supporters worldwide, and the European club with the highest percentage of supporters in its own country. By the end ofBenfica hadpaying members. The club's anthem, " Ser Benfiquista ", refers to its supporterswho are called benfiquistas.
Benfica is honoured with three Portuguese Orders: Benfica's ten European finals are a domestic record and ranked seventh all-time among UEFA clubs in The founders decided that the club's colours would be red and white and that the crest would be composed of an eagle, the motto " E pluribus unum " and a football.
Despite the club merger, they continued their respective club operations. For Sport Lisboa, they maintained the football team, the shirt Benfica porto 2019 ver jogo directo online dating, the eagle symbol and the motto.
For Grupo Sport Benfica, they maintained the field Campo da Feiteira the main directors and the club's house. Both clubs determined that the foundation date should coincide with Sport Lisboa's because it was the most recognised club and quite popular in Lisbon due to its football merits. In regard to the crest, a cycling wheel was added to Sport Lisboa's to represent the most important sport of Grupo Sport Benfica.
Furthermore, the two entities of the "new" club had simultaneous members who helped stabilise operations, which later increased the success of the merger. However, problems with the club's rented field the Campo da Feiteira remained. Benfica moved to their first football grass field, the Campo de Sete Riosin Four years later, after refusing an increase in rent, they relocated to the Campo de Benfica. In —72Benfica attracted Europe-wide attention once again when they reached the semi-finals
Benfica porto 2019 ver jogo directo online dating the European Cupwhere they were eliminated by Ajax of Johan Cruyff.
This decade was also marked by the fact that Benfica started to admit foreign players in the team, becoming the last Portuguese club to do so, in In the s, Benfica continued to thrive domestically. Then, from toBenfica made a significant investment in order to win another European Cup, reaching two European Cup finals in and '90won by PSV Eindhoven and Milan, respectively.
Financial trouble in the early s  and a large investment on players throughout that decade started to deteriorate the club's finances under Jorge de Brito 's presidency. In Europe, Benfica had three consecutive appearances in the group stage of the UEFA Champions Leaguewith their best result being a quarter-final stage in —06after beating Manchester United in the decisive group stage encounter and overcoming then European champions Liverpool on 3—0 aggregate.
For the —10 seasonJorge Jesus was appointed as manager,  a position he held until During that six-season span, Benfica won 10 domestic trophies, including an unprecedented treble in Portuguese football leaguecup and league cup in "Benfica porto 2019 ver jogo directo online dating" well as the club's first back-to-back league titles since The club has had four main crests since its inception in Back then, only red and white colours were displayed on the crest.
Inthe crest was altered and the colours from the flag of Portugal were added. Sixty-nine years later, inthe crest was changed again.
The most significant changes were the modification and repositioning of the eagle and the reduction of the size of the wheel.
Benfica have used commemorative crests since by adding stars over the crest. They started by adding one star in celebration of their first European Cup, and inthey added two Benfica porto 2019 ver jogo directo online dating to commemorate their second one. A year later, they started using three stars, with each star representing 10 league titles won by the club. Red and white colours were chosen for being the ones that stood out better to the players' eyes.
One year after its foundation, the club opted for red shirts with white collars, openings and cuffs, combined with white shorts and black socks. Benfica have always worn red shirts. For this reason, in Portugal, Benfica and its supporters benfiquistas were nicknamed vermelhos "reds". This changed in with the start of the Spanish Civil War: From then on, Benfica became known as encarnados similar to "reds" but with a different connotation.
During the club's first decades, Benfica played mostly in rented grounds. There they played until It was built in and opened on 22 September The supporters of Benfica are known as
Benfica porto 2019 ver jogo directo online dating. They sing the club's anthem at the start of every home match and sometimes during the match. In some countries, sinceBenfica Benfica porto 2019 ver jogo directo online dating had supporters' clubs known as Casas do Benfica Benfica Houseswhich are places where benfiquistas gather.
Benfica is the most popular club in Portugal  and has always been seen as the working-class club of Portugal. It was the highest average of the competition and 9th highest among other European clubs. They also participate in general assemblies, submit proposals, take part in discussions, and so forth. They can be elected to governing bodies, to be designated for positions or functions at the club, etc. On 9 NovemberBenfica set the Guinness World Record for "the most widely supported football club", withpaid-up members.
Portugal's most decorated clubs. None of them have been relegated from the Portuguese league since its establishment in As Lisbon-based clubs, Benfica and Sporting have shared a rivalry for over a century; it all started in when eight prominent Benfica players defected to Sporting. The rivalry between Benfica and FC Porto, which started with a friendly match on 28 Aprilcomes about as Lisbon and Porto are the largest Portuguese cities, respectively.
Benfica and Porto are currently the two most decorated clubs in Portuguese football, with the former historically being the most decorated team overall. InBenfica launched its own sports-oriented television network, Benfica TV BTV for shortthe first channel by a Portuguese club,  and has operated it ever since. Moreover, the club publishes the weekly newspaper O Benfica each Friday, since 28 November It contains information about everything in the club in the form of news and articles mostly the former.