Benfica had some problems in the early 1980s, but managed to regain its standing as the best team in Portugal within this decade, this time under the guidance of Sven-Göran Eriksson. In two years, 1983 and 84, the club won the Portuguese championship, one Portuguese Cup, and reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 1983 against Anderlecht.
In 1987, Benfica won another domestic double, an achievement done for the ninth time in its history, and reached European Cup finals in 1988 and 90
Following the completion of improvements to the stadium, the board of Benfica decided to open the third level of the Estádio da Luz, which transformed it into the biggest football stadium in Europe, with a capacity of 120,000 spectators
Founded in Lisbon in 1904, it is one of the "Três Grandes" (Big Three), football clubs in Portugal, with Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal being the other two, Benfica's biggest rivals
The emblem is composed of an eagle, a shield in the club colours of red and white, and the acronym SLB for "Sport Lisboa e Benfica" over a football, all superimposed over a bicycle wheel, which was taken from the Grupo Sport Benfica emblem. The club motto is "E Pluribus Unum," Latin for "Out of many, one".
Before every home match, an actual eagle flies around the Estádio da Luz and lands on top of Benfica's club shield, creating a real life version of the club's emblem