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Sport Lisboa e Benfica ComC MHIH OM, commonly known as Benfica, is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of the Portuguese football league system, where they are the most successful club. Founded on 28 February 1904 as Sport Lisboa, Benfica is one of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga, along with rivals Sporting CP and FC Porto. The Benfica team is nicknamed Águias, for the symbol atop the club's crest, and Encarnados, for the shirt colour. Since 2003, their home ground has been the Estádio da Luz, which replaced the larger, original one, built in 1954. 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 of 2016, Benfica had 184,264 paying members. The club's anthem, "Ser Benfiquista", refers to its supporters, who are called benfiquistas. Benfica is honoured with three Portuguese Orders: those of Christ, of Prince Henry and of Merit.
Location: Lisbon
Arena/Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Mascot: Águia Vitória
Championship years: 1962 and 1961

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