Rui Costa: “European Benfica is a stronger actuality” – Benfica

Rui Costa considers that a “new impetus in sports activities betting” has been given to Benfica and that “the enhancements within the general efficiency of the lads’s groups and the consolidation of Benfica’s energy when it comes to lady will be seen”. In a assertion on the 2021/22 Annual Report and launch of the General Assembly on the thirtieth, the president highlighted the “conquest of unprecedented worldwide titles – UEFA Youth League in soccer and the EHF European League in handball – proof that the European Benfica It is a stronger actuality.”

Remembering that the “sudden departure of the earlier president requires strengthened unity and a sense of accountability”, Rui Costa praised the companions “for his or her peace”, highlighting the “impeccable” strategy of election and says: “Our essence is to win”.

Rui Costa’s full assertion:

Dear and Dear Members,

Benfica’s mission is to win. To all who’ve the distinction, privilege and nice accountability of serving Sport Lisboa Benfica, we should keep in mind that the Club’s distinctive character: the iron and unstoppable want to win for all Benfica followers.

In the interval that has simply ended, within the all the time noble and demanding accountability of managing Sport Lisboa e Benfica, there are pressing challenges that have to be answered and confronted which can be recognized to the members of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, once more, to stay in line with circumstances and overcome difficulties.

The sudden departure of the earlier chairman required a strengthened unity and a sense of accountability, so I need to reward the colleagues for the calm proven, permitting the governing our bodies to make sure the each day administration, completion of the closing processes of the varied squads and ensures the success of the bond difficulty. Everything culminated in an irreproachable election course of, the place we as soon as once more confirmed the world the incomparable greatness of Sport Lisboa e Benfica and the unstoppable dynamism of its associative life: document participation, a on the largest worldwide degree. And that everybody is very proud.

But let me emphasize: our essence is to win and it is my agency conviction that each one our power and information – governing our bodies, athletes, staff – should be directed in the direction of success in sport, in a route primarily based on stable foundations that enable a excessive degree of competitors on the a part of our groups.

Under the motto “to win, all the time to win”, we give a new impetus to sports activities betting. The enhancements within the general efficiency of the lads’s groups and the consolidation of Benfica’s energy within the girls’s facet are evident: by no means earlier than have the ladies of Benfica gained a lot for the distinction and glory of the Club. A glory that all of us stay and tremble, equally, with the conquest of unprecedented worldwide titles – UEFA Youth League in soccer and the EHF European League in handball – proof that European Benfica is a very sturdy that reality.

At the nationwide degree, we renewed the title of champion in volleyball, we returned to the highest of Portuguese basketball and are within the selections of the remaining video games. But we wish extra, in high quality and eclectic vary.

We additionally goal to protect the standing established by the feminine facet of the game: to be the principle promoter and probably the most victorious. The rising position of girls within the sporting, associative and institutional lifetime of Sport Lisboa e Benfica is irreversible, in an unparalleled success: titles in soccer, handball – after 29 years! -, basketball, curler hockey, futsal and water polo. The presence of 16 of the most effective groups in Europe and the nice delight within the document of attending an official girls’s soccer sport in Portugal makes us imagine that we’re strolling in the appropriate path.

Also the scope of Olympic Benfica is to proceed and, if attainable, deepen. Athletes akin to Telma Monteiro, Pedro Pichardo, Fernando Pimenta, Diogo Ribeiro and lots of others lead the eclectic and worldwide affirmation of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

A recurring sporting ambition that by no means compromises the financial and monetary sustainability of Sport Lisboa e Benfica and its subsidiaries, together with SAD.

The results of the pandemic are nonetheless felt within the first half of the season, with reflections on the participation of supporters within the lifetime of the Club and the power to lift earnings. A development, I emphasize with delight, that has not unfold to the subscription, whose earnings stays secure, as a results of the dedication and loyalty of the companions, who deserve due reward. The full continuity of sports activities actions and industrial dynamics at present is a incontrovertible fact that makes us extra satisfied of a good future.

It has additionally been a yr filled with many challenges for Casas do Benfica, with the gradual return to put up-covid exercise. Consistency, initiative and enthusiasm in favor of Benfica and the Benfica followers, briefly, Benfica spirit, is what drives them, continues, in an indelible approach, that can’t be moved for the enlargement of the Club.

2021/22 was additionally marked by the extraordinary contributions of the Benfica Foundation. In addition to the tasks to which it is constantly and decisively devoted, assist for the wants ensuing from the implications of the pandemic has additionally absorbed important sources. However, confronted with the sudden battle in Ukraine, the Benfica Foundation performed an vital position in mobilizing Portuguese society across the unity of the individuals of that nation. The initiative “Together for Ukraine” has many volunteers and hundreds of supporters, elevating tons of important gadgets for the supply of refugees, an motion that is rightly praised internationally, which raises within the identify of Benfica which is very excessive.

We work day by day for Benfica that Benfica followers need. We proceed to construct extra stable foundations for the addition of the Club in numerous valences, with a specific emphasis on the success of the sport and the strengthening of companion life.

We encourage a profitable Benfica, all the time a winner, that may make its hundreds of thousands of followers proud. Our mission is to win. Now and without end.

Long stay Benfica!

It is pluribus unum.

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