Rui Costa wins overwhelming elections as Benfica president. Manuel Rui Costa, former Portuguese national team midfielder. He has been elected as the new president of the Portuguese team Benfica.
Benfica Football Club has announced that Rui Costa has been appointed as the club’s new president. as a result of a landslide election victory.
With the electoral win, Rui Costa will remain chairman of Benfica until 2025. The main aim is to regain supremacy in the Premier League. After the results in the last four seasons, dominate the league only once. Prior to that, they won four consecutive seasons from 2013-14 to 2016-17.
For Rui Costa, born as a young figure for Benfica who played in the first team between 1990-1994. Then he moved to the Serie A arena. As a legendary playmaker at Fiorentina between 1994 and 2001 and AC Milan from 2001 to 2006. He then returned to Benfica for two more years before hanging studs.
Rui Costa, 49, has been appointed interim chairman by Benfica since July. Until the elections are over in October.
The Lusitanians announced the news on their official channel. As the former Portuguese won the election by a landslide.
Rui Costa, who started and finished his career with Benfica, will be in office until 2025. The 49-year-old spent 12 years in Serie A.
He first arrived in 1994 and spent seven years at Fiorentina, helping the club win two Coppa Italia before joining Milan in 2001.
He continued the success at Milan, winning the Champions League in 2002-03 and Serie A in 2003-04. According to reports by ufabet