S.L. Benfica Juniors

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Benfica Juniors
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniores"
Ground Caixa Futebol Campus
Ground Capacity 2,720
Owner S.L. Benfica
President Luís Filipe Vieira
Manager João Tralhão
League U19 Championship
2013–14 2nd
Website Club home page

Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniors" (Portuguese: Juniores) is the under-19 football team, which belongs to the youth department of S.L. Benfica.

Internationally, they won the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in 1996 and in the 2013–14 season they reached the UEFA Youth League final (the only Portuguese team to do so) and were distinguished for "Best implementation of the UEFA Youth League values".[1]

Domestically, Benfica have won a record 23 Campeonato Nacional de Juniores.

There are other main development teams below the under-19's category, completing the club's youth academy: Juvenis "A" and "B"; Iniciados "A" and "B"; Infantis "A", "B", "C" and "D", Benjamins "A" and "B"; and Traquinas "A".

The youth department is sponsored by Emirates since the 2014–15 season.[2]


Current squad[edit]

As of 19 April 2015[3]

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

No. Position Player
59 Montenegro FW Oliver Šarkić
66 Portugal DF Rúben Dias
68 Portugal MF Gonçalo Rodrigues
69 Portugal DF João Lima
73 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
74 Portugal FW Romário Baldé
78 Portugal FW Gonçalo Guedes
81 Portugal FW Filipe Ferreira
84 Portugal FW Diogo Gonçalves
85 Portugal MF Renato Sanches
86 Portugal GK André Ferreira
88 Cape Verde MF Kévin Oliveira
90 Portugal MF João Carvalho
91 Portugal FW Flávio Silva
94 Portugal FW Aurélio Buta
95 Portugal DF Yuri Ribeiro
98 Portugal GK Rafael Lopes
No. Position Player
99 Portugal FW Hildeberto Pereira
Portugal DF Alfa Semedo
Portugal MF Gilson Costa
Portugal FW Gonçalo Maria
Portugal FW Hugo Neto
Portugal DF Hugo Santos
Portugal DF Isaac Fernandes
Nigeria FW Jesse Sekidika
Portugal DF João Escoval
Portugal FW João Gomes
Portugal DF João Lucas
Portugal FW Matheus Santos
Portugal MF Pedro Alves
Portugal MF Pedro Rodrigues
Portugal GK Samuel Nóbrega
Mozambique MF Wittiness Quembo (on loan from Nacional)

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Gabon MF Nathanael Mbourou (at Casa Pia)

Notable former players[edit]

Players who represented Benfica's first team.


Technical staff[edit]

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

Last updated: 5 September 2014
Source: [1]


European competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1996
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2014
Runners-up (1): 2014

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (23): 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 (record)
Runners-up (1): 2010–11 (South Zone)

Juvenis A[edit]

  • Portuguese Championship[5]
Winners (16): 1963–64, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1982–83, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2012–13

Iniciados A[edit]

  • Portuguese Championship[5]
Winners (8): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1988–89, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14

See also[edit]


External links[edit]