FOOTBALL – “Benfica of Europe is really robust” (Benfica)

In the assertion revealed within the Annual Report for the 2021/2022 season, which can be submitted for approval by the members of the General Meeting to be held on September 30, Rui Costa reveals a brand new motivation to decide to the game of the membership, contemplating that ” The achievement of worldwide titles – UEFA Youth League in handball and EHF European League in handball – proof that European Benfica is really robust”.

Here is Rui Costa’s assertion in full:

“Dear Members,

Benfica’s objective is to win. For all those that have the glory, the privilege and the nice duty to serve Sport Lisboa Benfica, we should at all times keep in mind that membership’s identification: metal and the need to win all Benfica followers.

In the interval that has simply ended, for the celebrated and essential position of managing Sport Lisboa e Benfica, there have been issues that needed to be addressed and within the presence of which the members of Sport Lisboa e Benfica additionally knew, to behave based on the state of affairs and to resolve the issues.

The sudden departure of the previous chairman required a strengthened cooperation and a way of duty, so I need to thank the companions for the calmness that has been proven, permitting the governing our bodies to make sure the day-to-day administration, to finish the closing procedures of numerous teams and to verify. success of the bond challenge. It all culminated in an unimaginable choice, the place we as soon as once more confirmed the world the incomparable greatness of Sport Lisboa e Benfica and the unstoppable energy of its membership life: participation, one of the largest occasions ever on the planet. And that everybody is very proud.

But let me emphasize: our want is to win and it is my robust conviction that each one our vitality and information – governing our bodies, athletes, staff – should be targeted on the success of the sport, on a path based mostly on a strong basis that permits the quantity of video games. in regards to the competitors on the half of our groups.

Under the motto “win, at all times win”, we gave a brand new increase to sports activities betting. The enchancment within the success of the boys’s groups and the consolidation of Benfica’s power on the ladies’s aspect have been evident: the ladies of Benfica have by no means gained extra for the glory and glory of the Club. The glory that all of us stay and tremble, equally, is the success of worldwide titles – the UEFA Youth League in soccer and the EHF European League in handball – proof that European Benfica is actually sustainable.

Internationally, we regained the title of the volleyball match, returned to the highest of Portuguese basketball and have been within the finals for the remainder of the match. But we wish extra, higher and higher.

We additionally wish to preserve the tradition that is constructed on the aspect of girls’s sports activities: to be inspirational and to be very profitable. The rising position of girls in sports activities, related to the Sport Lisboa e Benfica organizations is irreplaceable, unparalleled success: titles in soccer, handball – after 29 years! -, basketball, curler hockey, futsal and water polo. Being among the many 16 greatest groups in Europe and the proud historical past of girls’s soccer in Portugal makes us imagine that we’re transferring in the suitable path.

Also the environment of Olympic Benfica is to maintain and, if potential, depth. Athletes similar to Telma Monteiro, Pedro Pichardo, Fernando Pimenta, Diogo Ribeiro and lots of others are main the worldwide willpower of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

The want for repeated sports activities with out compromising the financial and monetary stability of Sport Lisboa e Benfica and its subsidiaries, together with SAD.

The results of the epidemic have been nonetheless seen within the first half of the season, contemplating the participation of supporters within the life of the Club and the power to earn cash. A behavior, I emphasize and delight, that didn’t unfold to subscriptions, whose earnings remained steady, because of the dedication and loyalty of mates, worthy of correct reward. The full resumption of sports activities and business actions is a proven fact that makes us assured of a shiny future.

This was additionally a 12 months full of nice challenges at Casas do Benfica, with a gradual return to submit-covid actions. Persistence, motion and keenness for Benfica and Benfica followers, in brief, the spirit of Benfica, is what motivates them, persevering with, in an countless method, to be irreplaceable in selling the Club.

2021/22 was additionally marked by the fantastic donations of the Benfica Foundation. In addition to the initiatives with steady and decided dedication, help for the wants attributable to the epidemic additionally took precedence. However, within the face of the sudden battle in Ukraine, the Benfica Foundation performed an essential position in encouraging the Portuguese individuals to affix the individuals of the nation. The objective of “Together in Ukraine” concerned 1000’s of volunteers, elevating tons of important items to present to refugees, which was deservedly appreciated all over the world, elevating the identify of Benfica rather a lot.

We work on daily basis at Benfica needed by Benfica followers. We try to construct a powerful basis for the event of the membership in its numerous types, with a powerful emphasis on sporting success and selling social life.

We help the perfect Benfica, at all times the winner, which makes thousands and thousands of followers proud. Our objective is to win. Now and eternally.

Long stay Benfica!

And pluribus unum. “


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