Adidas and SL Benfica jointly released the new home shirt for the club recently at Estádio da Luz.
SL Benfica refers to Sport Lisboa e Benfica and is a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top league of Portuguese football. As the most successful team in Portugal, the club has won four consecutive league titles and is the second club wining the champion of UEFA Champions League, the most influential competition in the world. The total scores are surpassed by Real Madrid, AC Milan, Barcelona, Bayern München and Juventus which are all strong and powerful clubs in world football.
Estádio da Luz is the home stadium of SL Benfica with a seating capacity of 65647 spectators located in Lisbon, Portugal. It opened on 25 October 2003 with a match between Benfica and Uruguayan side Club Nacional (2-1). After that, it hosted several matches of UEFA Euro 2004, including the final, and hosted the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final. In October 2014, it was elected as the most beautiful stadium of Europe. The stadium is also one of the greatest stadiums in Europe whose ground delivers a thunderous atmosphere, especially for the big derby games. SL Benfica has a nickname Águias (Eagles). Therefore, the thrilling sight of an eagle circling the pitch reflects its nickname. Besides, the club has been having an eagle as mascot.
SL Benfica has a legendary footballer Eusébio da Silva Ferreira with a nickname Black Panther. He helped the team won lots of titles of the Primeira Liga. Personally, he won UEFA Best Player in Europe award. Unfortunately, the football legend passed away three years ago. Many players felt sad and mourned him after gearing the news. Cristiano Ronaldo posted his his own heartfelt message by uploading a new Twitter accompanied by the words “Always eternal Eusebio, rest in peace.”
Inspired by Benfica’s fabulous past victories, this new Benfica home shirt pays homage to the club’s greatest player, Eusebio, showing the long history and victories of the club. The shirt is designed to look like those worn from 1960 to 1975.
The latest shirt is traditional red with a white polo collar and cuffs. The white club badge is printed on the chest taking inspiration from the shirt worn by players when they got the champion of UEFA Champions League for the first time. An interesting feature is the use of red Adidas stripes on shoulders. Fly Emirates, the sponsor, is sewn on the front of the shirt. A white badge with the word “EUSEBIO”, “O REI” and the number 75 is put at the bottom of the shirt in honor of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira. Portugal legend Eusébio’s 75th birthday is celebrated by the crest.
White shorts with red Adidas three stripes and red socks complete the home kit.
The SL Benfica home shirt can be available at Cheap Football Shirts Replica.
The Climacool technology is used to produce these new home shirt and the fabric is made from 100% recycled polyester reducing the carbon dioxide emissions and lowering the impact on environment.