S.L. Benfica, also known as Benfica, is a professional football club based in Lisbon, Portugal. Founded on February 28, 1904, the club is one of the most successful in Portuguese football and has a strong presence in European competitions. Benfica's home ground is the Estádio da Luz, located in Lisbon. The club's legal name is Sport Lisboa e Benfica, and it operates under the stock symbol ELI:SLBEN.
Benfica's business model is centered around commerce. The club generates revenue through ticket sales, merchandise, sponsorships, and broadcasting rights. Benfica has established partnerships with several well-known organizations, including Emirates (airline), Adidas, EA Sports, Hublot, Domino's Pizza, and Repsol.
Rui Costa serves as the CEO of Benfica. The club has a roster of talented players, including Lucas Veríssimo, Álex Grimaldo, Everton Soares, Jan Vertonghen, and Haris Seferović, among others.
Benfica competes with various football clubs in Portugal and across Europe. Some of its notable competitors include Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Liverpool F.C., A.C. Milan, Bologna F.C. 1909, Montpellier HSC, Sporting CP, and FC Porto.
The club has received prestigious awards such as the UEFA Champions League. Benfica maintains a strong online presence through its official website, as well as social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Additionally, the club has a mobile app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Benfica owns a subsidiary called Museu Benfica, which is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the club's rich history and achievements.