Sunday, August 11, 2019

Benfica loan striker Jose Gomes to Portimonense

Benfica have loaned 20 year old striker Jose Gomes to Portimonense for the season. The once highly regarded prospect has seen many of his teammates at Seixal pass him on the clubs ranking of prospects, but he will be looking for a fresh start on a Portimonense squad with some fire power up front. A member of Portugal's Euro U17 championship squad in 2016, Gomes lead the tournament in scoring with 7 goals and was named to the team of the tournament. That performance lead to him appearing in his first game for the main squad in September of that same year, Gomes appeared in a total of 5 games for Benfica during the 2016/17 season one of which included a Champions League appearance. Since then Gomes has not made an appearance for the main squad and his playing time has diminished over the years with him starting off most of the Benfica B games as a substitute. Benfica hope that Gomes can rekindle a once promising career with a bit more regular minutes at Portimonense.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Benfica name squad for Pacos Ferreira opener

Benfica have released their squad for their upcoming opening game today against Pacos Ferreira at the Estadio da Luz 21:30pm WEST. The will select 18 players from the list below at game time to dress.

Keepers- Vlachodimos, Ivan Zlobin

Defenders- Nuno Tavares, Ruben Dias, Ferro, Alex Grimaldo, Jardel, Joao Ferreira

Midfielders- Florentino, Samaris, Pizzi, Rafa Silva, Caio Lucas, Taarabt, Chiquinho

Forwards- Seferovic, Raul de Tomas, Jota, Carlos Vinicius

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Benfica loan Chris Willock to West Brom

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Benfica have loaned another player to English side West Brom, as winger Chris Willock will join Krovinovic with the second division side. Willock joined Benfica in the summer of 2017 from Arsenal and has been a member of the clubs B side for the majority of his time in Portugal. Willock who has yet to appear for Benfica's main squad will be returning to his homeland after playing 64 games in Portugal's second division where scored an impressive 14 times, 11 of those goals coming last season. Benfica and West Brom both have the option to review the loan deal in January.