Rui Costa: “Benfica in Europe is really robust” – Benfica

Rui Costa notes that “a brand new enhance in sports activities betting” was given to Benfica and that “the change in the boys’s group sport and the consolidation of Benfica’s power in the ladies’s facet had been evident”. In the phrases contained in the Annual Report 2021/22 and the launch of the General Assembly on the thirtieth, the President highlighted “the conquest of titles which have by no means occurred earlier than – the UEFA Youth League in soccer and the EHF European League in handball – proof that the European Benfica is the winner. the reality assured.”

Remembering that “the sudden departure of the previous president sought to strengthen unity and a way of duty”, Rui Costa appreciates the chums “for his or her calmness”, highlights the electoral course of “unbelievable” and says: “Our purpose is victory”.

Rui Costa’s full overview:

Dear Members,

Benfica’s purpose 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 id: metal and the will to win all Benfica followers.

In the interval that has simply ended, for the distinguished and essential function of managing Sport Lisboa e Benfica, there have been issues that needed to be addressed and in the presence of which the members of Sport Lisboa e Benfica additionally knew, to behave in response to the scenario and to resolve the issues.

The sudden departure of the previous chairman required a strengthened cooperation and a way of duty, so I have 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 assorted teams and to verify. success of the bond concern. It all culminated in an unimaginable resolution, 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 many greatest occasions ever in the world. 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 power and information – governing our bodies, athletes, employees – should be targeted on the success of the sport, on a path based mostly on a strong basis that permits the variety of video games. concerning the competitors on the a part of our groups.

Under the motto “win, at all times win”, we gave a brand new enhance to sports activities betting. The enchancment in the success of the boys’s groups and the consolidation of Benfica’s power on the ladies’s facet had been evident: the ladies of Benfica have by no means received 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 really sustainable.

Internationally, we regained the title of the volleyball match, returned to the highest of Portuguese basketball and had been in the finals for the remainder of the match. But we would like extra, higher and higher.

We additionally wish to preserve the tradition that is constructed on the facet of ladies’s sports activities: to be inspirational and to be very profitable. The rising function of ladies 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 ladies’s soccer in Portugal makes us imagine that we’re shifting in the best path.

Also the environment of Olympic Benfica is to maintain and, if doable, 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 had been nonetheless seen in the primary half of the season, contemplating the participation of supporters in the lifetime of the Club and the flexibility to earn cash. A behavior, I emphasize and pleasure, that didn’t unfold to subscriptions, whose earnings remained secure, due to the dedication and loyalty of pals, worthy of correct reward. The full resumption of sports activities and industrial actions is a undeniable fact that makes us assured of a brilliant future.

This was additionally a 12 months filled with nice challenges at Casas do Benfica, with a gradual return to put up-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 approach, 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, assist for the wants brought on by the epidemic additionally took precedence. However, in the face of the sudden battle in Ukraine, the Benfica Foundation performed an essential function in encouraging the Portuguese folks to affix the folks of the nation. The purpose of “Together in Ukraine” concerned 1000’s of volunteers, elevating tons of important items to present to refugees, which was deservedly appreciated around the globe, elevating the identify of Benfica rather a lot.

We work daily at Benfica wished by Benfica followers. We attempt to construct a robust basis for the event of the membership in its varied kinds, with a robust emphasis on sporting success and selling social life.

We assist the perfect Benfica, at all times the winner, which makes tens of millions of followers proud. Our purpose is to win. Now and eternally.

Long stay Benfica!

It is pluribus unum.

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