We’ve been telling the bleak and sombre story of Benfica’s dreadful 1966-67 season this week, so we thought we would follow that with a more upbeat post featuring seminal images of the Lisbon giants from that same decade, the most glorious in the club’s history.
Our Benfica Vintage gallery features images of some of the club’s most enduring playing legends and most of the Eagles 1960s European Cup Final appearances. Click any picture to open the gallery.
Eusebio, Benfica 1961
Benfica v Barcelona, European Cup Final 1961
Benfica players warm up before EC game v Spurs 1962
European Cup Final 1963, Milan v Benfica
Jose Aguas, Benfica v Feyenoord 1963
Eusebio, Benfica 1964
Torres, Benfica v Inter, 1965 European Cup Final
Eusebio & Pele, Benfica v Santos 1967
Man United v Benfica, European Cup Final 1968
Torres, Eusebio, Coluna & Simoes in New York, Benfica 1968
Simoes with the Portuguese Cup, Benfica 1969
Bela Guttmann, Benfica statue