The Portuguese Benfica is one of the most hunting teams in Europe for European and South American talents, until it became the first stop for international stars who came to the old continent in search of football and financial glory.
Historically, Benfica is among the clubs that make the most money from selling players, as they monitor young talents, then contract them for cheap sums, develop players, hone their talent, and then sell them for tens of millions of dollars.
The last of these was the young Argentine star, Enzo Fernandez (winner of the Best Young Player Award in the World Cup in Qatar), and the Portuguese team had signed him just a year ago from River Plate, and after his brilliance in the World Cup, he sold him to Chelsea in the last winter Mercato for $ 131 million, despite the huge amount paid for the player. He is 22 years old and has played only 29 matches in Europe, which is not the most expensive deal in the history of the Eagles.
Benfica managed to sell 10 players for $662 million in a few years:
Portuguese Joao Felix (moved to Atletico Madrid in 2019): $135.5 million
Argentine Enzo Fernandez (moved to Chelsea in 2023): $131 million
Uruguayan Darwin Nunez (moved to Liverpool in 2022): $84.8 million
Portuguese Robin Diaz (moved to Manchester City in 2020): $75.9 million
Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (moved to Manchester City in 2017): $42.4 million
Belgian Axel Vestel (moved to Russian Zenit in 2012): $42.4 million
Mexican Raul Jimenez (moved to Wolverhampton in 2019): $40.3 million
Portuguese Nelson Semedo (moved to Barcelona in 2017): $37.8 million
Swede Victor Lindelof (moved to Manchester United in 2017): $37.1 million
Portuguese Renato Sanchez (moved to Bayern Munich in 2016): $37.1 million