Full Name: Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Benfica is a neighborhood of Lisbon. Formed as Sport Lisboa, merged with Sport Clube de Benfica in 1908 to take their present name. Luz is actually the neighborhood of Lisbon in which the stadium is located. It also means 'light' in Portuguese, giving rising to the common (though incorrect) translation as Stadium of Light. Benfica are Portugal's most popular club. Fans are known as Benfiquistas. Lampiões is a derogatory nickname used by supporters of rival clubs. The bicycle wheel within the club's emblem is a legacy of the emblem of Sport Clube de Benfica. The club has an actual eagle as a mascot, which flies from one side of the stadium to the other before each match.
Estádio da Luz
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