10 August 2022, 09h25

Fernando Chalana

Fernando Chalana, our Little Genius, passed away at the age of 63 in the early hours of Wednesday, August 10.

One of the great and eternal names in the Sport Lisboa e Benfica Mystique, he joined the Club at the age of 15 and represented it, first as a player for 13 seasons (1974-1984 and 1987-1990), and then, for many years, as a technical element connected to football.

Born in Barreiro, on February 10, 1959, Fernando Chalana officially wore the Sacred Mantle for the first time on March 7, 1976, at the age of 17 years and 25 days. Until that date, no one so young had ever played in the Portuguese 1st Division.

At this time of mourning, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica flag is at half mast at Estádio da Luz and at the Benfica Campus.

Photos: Archive / SL Benfica
Last update: Wednesday, August 10, 2022


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