Benfica Logo

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Benfica is the name of one of the most famous European football clubs which was established in 1904 in Portugal under the name “Sport Lisboa”. Today the popular and successful team is managed by Luis Filipe Vieira and has Jorge Jesus as the head coach.

Meaning and history

Benfica Logo history

The iconic Benfica badge, which today is known in almost any corner of the world, was born as a result of two teams me crests merger — the Grupo Sport Lisboa shield with an eagle, and the Grupo Sport Benfica “wheel” badge with a crest. The two teams, responsible for the foundation of Benfica, have left their legacy for future generations, and the current logo is a celebration of the club’s history.

1908 — 1930

Benfica 1908

The logo for the new team, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, featured a classic shield, vertically divided into two equal parts, with an eagle on top, placed over a rounded badge, resembling a bicycle wheel. The eagle was standing on a ribbon with an “E Pluribus Unum” inscription and had his wings widespread.

The two halves of the shield featured light pink and white colors and had a monochrome football in the center. The diagonal ribbon with an “S. L. B.” The abbreviation was placed over the football.

1930 — 1999

Benfica 1930

The redesign of 1930 brought a new color palette to the iconic logo. Now the eagle was drawn in gold and black, and the ribbon it was standing on featured two colors of the Portuguese flag — green and red.

The shield was redrawn and became more triangular, with its left half in red, and the right one in white. The football became yellow and the ribbon with an inscription — light blue.

The wheel now featured a golden tone and was placed inside another circle, a white one, with a thin silver outline.

1999 — Today

Benfica logo

The redesign of 1999 refined the color palette of the Benfica logo again — the “wheel” now featured a thick gray outline, and the letters on the blue ribbon are written in yellow.

The eagle was redrawn and became bigger and lighter, while the shield left almost untouched, just the outline was switched from gold to white.

The Benfica logo is a celebration of the club’s history and roots, it is bright and eye-catching, keeping patriotic elements and combining them with sport and power symbols.

Font and color

The ornate heraldic Benfica logo is more about graphical components than lettering, this is why both inscriptions on a colorful badge are executed in a neat and clean sans-serif typeface with modest traditional shapes and cuts. The letters in the middle of the badge feature a bigger size, though look light and are not the main attention-catcher.

The Benfica iconic logo features a rich color palette, which includes white and gray as the main colors, and yellow, green, red, and blue as the additional ones. The light basic combination makes the badge fresh and delicate, while red and green, standing for the colors of the national flag of Portugal, reflect passion and progressiveness, and yellow and blue add friendliness and reliability to the overall look.