S.L. Benfica Juniors

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Benfica Juniors
SL Benfica logo.svg
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniores"
Ground Caixa Futebol Campus
Ground Capacity 1,600
Owner S.L. Benfica
President Luís Filipe Vieira
Manager João Tralhão
League U19 Championship
2013–14 2nd

Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniors" (Portuguese: Juniores) is the youth football department of S.L. Benfica.

There are main development teams in the Under-19's category (Juniores "A"), Under-17's (Juvenis "B"), Under-15's (Iniciados "C") and Under-13's (Infantis "D"), with further teams in the Under-12's, Under-11's and Under-9's age groups completing the club's youth academy.


Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (23) (record): 1943–44, 1944–45, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2012–13
Runners-up (1): 2010–11 (South Zone)

European competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1996
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2014
Third place (2): 2000, 2001
Runners-up (1): 2014


Current squad[edit]

As of 16 July 2014.[3][4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Portugal GK Rafael Lopes
Portugal GK André Ferreira
Cape Verde GK Thierry Graça
Portugal DF João Lima
Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
Spain DF Kike Pina
Portugal DF Pedro Rebocho
Portugal MF Gilson Costa
No. Position Player
Angola MF Valdomiro "Estrela" Lameira
Cape Verde MF Kevin Oliveira
Portugal MF João "Jota" Sousa
Portugal FW Nuno Santos
Portugal FW Hildeberto Pereira
Portugal FW João Gomes
Portugal FW Filipe Ferreira
Portugal FW Matheus Santos

Notable former players[edit]

Players who represented Portugal are marked in bold.


Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Team manager José Henrique
Manager João Tralhão
Assistant manager Pedro Valido
Luís Tralhão
Goalkeepeing coach Miguel Miranda

Last updated: 21 January 2014
Source: [1]

See also[edit]