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Stationed in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, Belenenses are in the huge shadow of the league’s giants, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. They simply cannot be considered as true rivals for any of the two, and the only club they hold any kind of contempt for is the one which they derived from - C.F. Os Belenenses.
Why that is becomes clearer with a look at the way Belenenses SAD came into existence.
In 1999, C.F. Os Belenenses started the Sociedade Anonima Desportiva (Anonymous Sports Society) – SAD, which was tasked with running the club’s professional football section. It worked fine until financial troubles engulfed both entities in 2012.
The problems were temporarily solved by selling 51% of the SAD shares to an outside investor. The deal was of such nature that the club retained the VETO rights for some decision regarding the SAD, and they had the right to buy the shares back at any moment.
However, the investor disputed that segment of the deal in 2017, citing contract violations by the club, and eventually, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in the favour of the investor. On June 30, 2018, the agreement which had regulated the relationship between the entities ended, and they effectively became completely separated. This resulted in Belenenses SAD being founded, taking the place of the historic club in the Primeira Liga. That, however, was the only thing they inherited – the Estadio do Restelo was left in the possession of C.F. Os Belenenses, as well as all the historic achievements – including the 1946 league title. Meanwhile, the club founded in 1919 were registered as an amateur club, competing in Portugal’s sixth division.
Therefore, all that Belenenses SAD have to show for themselves so far is last season’s ninth place in the league, reaching the fourth round of the national cup (Taca de Portugal), and the third round of the League Cup.