10 August 2022, 22h30
The ceremony will be open to all those who wish to attend a final farewell to the Little Genius, and the entire Benfica nation is invited to pay tribute to the man who made us thrill so much on the pitch and established himself as one of the greatest figures of the Club and of Portuguese football.
Fernando Chalana's body will be in a chamber from tomorrow, Thursday, at the Basílica da Estrela, in Lisbon, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The wake will continue on Friday morning, starting at 10 am. A mass will be celebrated at 2:15 pm.
The funeral procession will then leave for the Estádio da Luz, where the stands will be open for a heartfelt tribute to Fernando Chalana.
The funeral will be concluded at Alto de São João Cemetery, where, at 5:30 pm, cremation will take place in a ceremony restricted to the family.
The Board of Directors of Sport Lisboa e Benfica has also decided that there will be no number 10 jersey in the first team''s squad this season, in an evocation of the memory of the unforgettable and unrivaled Fernando Chalana.
Eternal Little Genius!
The ceremony honoring Fernando Chalana, the Little Genius, took place this Friday, August 12, at Estádio da Luz. Previously, Chalana's body had been in state in the Basílica da Estrela, from where the funeral procession departed. Filled with emotion and symbolism, this last farewell had the massive presence of supporters, Governing Bodies, Professional Football, Youth Football, athletes from the various sports of the Club and other personalities from the universe of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Thank You, Chalana!
Thank you, Chalana!
"It is a very sad day for the Benfiquista Nation"
Happy birthday, Little Genius!
The auditorium of the Benfica Museum - Cosme Damião was the stage for a tribute to Fernando Chalana who celebrated his 61st birthday on February 10. A social gathering, with the presence of many friends and former co-workers. Questions, answers, tributes and emotion in a moment to remember...
"Chalana, the life of the Genius"