Which team is bigger, Benfica or Valencia?

Which team is bigger, Benfica or Valencia?

Jorge Jesus spoke and raised the bread. The Portuguese coach was clear before a possible interest of the Valencia made for services:” If I leave Benfica, I can not leave for any club. Because Benfica is a club top, Will I go where? For Valencia? ¡Ni hablar! That is out”. Well then, taking advantage of his words will analyze which team is better, Valencia or Benfica.

Benfica won the treble this season Liga, Cup and League Cup and played the final of the Europa League. Valencia has reached the semifinals of the second European competition in importance and has failed to even qualify for Europe next academic year. Table Luso sum already in Portugal 33 ligas y 25 Cups and two European Cups logradas en 1961 y 1962. A priori, everything seems to indicate its superiority over Ché assembly having only has six league titles and seven bowls of the King. However, begin the nuances.

At the European level, Valencia has won five European titles for two of the Lusitanian. Spaniards have joined 1 Cup Winners Cup, 3 UEFA Cups (two of them under the name Fairs Cup) y 2 European Super Cups, by two European Cups mentioned the lisboetas, that although they won the Copa America and Iberian, they lack the necessary officers to consider official titles.

Valencia has won 3 UEFA Cups, two under the name of Fairs.
Valencia has won 3 UEFA Cups, two under the name of Fairs.

In the last fifty years, Benfica has not added any European title in his last eight finals and not even know what it is to play a Champions League final under this name. To make matters worse, in the new millennium has just joined Benfica 3 ligas y 2 Cups in Portugal, for the two Valencians, la Copa de 2008 y la UEFA de 2004.

On the social level there is no color. Benfica has more than 200.000 partners, having the honor of being the club with more partners from the world. Valencia just over 38.000 in a section where few teams can overshadow the Lusitanian, which also they have an impressive stadium, which it has already been the end of Champions and European Championships.

¿Resumen? Evidently, Benfica is a club distinguishedest, partly because the Portuguese league dispute, weaker than the Spanish and partly because of its early successes date back to the years 60. However, If we take account of the last millennium or even, the last fifty years, the differences are not so great.

If you throw a mention in their clashes missing, we can say that have never been measured in official matches. What better who play a friendly this season to determine the supremacy of one or the other?

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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