S.L. Benfica Juniors

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Benfica Juniors
Full name Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniors"
Ground Caixa Futebol Campus
Ground Capacity 2,720
President Luís Filipe Vieira
Manager João Tralhão
League U19 Championship
2015–16 6th
Website Club home page
Active departments of
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
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Sport Lisboa e Benfica "Juniors" (Portuguese: Juniores) is the under-19 football team that belongs to the youth department of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.

Domestically, Benfica have won a record 23 Campeonato Nacional de Juniores. Internationally, they won the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in 1996, and have reached two UEFA Youth League finals, in the 2013–14 and 2016–17 seasons. They were also distinguished for "Best implementation of the UEFA Youth League values".[1] On 21 October 2015, Benfica set the biggest UEFA Youth League win, beating Galatasaray away 11–1.[2]

There are other main development teams below under-19, 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". In 2015 Benfica received the Globe Soccer award for Best Academy of the year.[3]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 February 2017[4][5][6]

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 Daniel Azevedo
Portugal GK Diogo Garrido
Portugal GK Fábio Duarte (captain)
Portugal DF Diogo Cabral
Portugal DF Diogo David
Portugal DF Diogo Santos
Netherlands DF Godfried Frimpong
Portugal DF Jorge Silva
Portugal DF Nuno Gonçalves
Portugal DF Ricardo Araújo
Portugal DF Ricardo Mangas
Portugal DF Rodrigo Borges
Portugal MF André Oliveira
Portugal MF Bruno Lourenço
Portugal MF David Tavares
Portugal MF Diogo Mendes
No. Position Player
Portugal MF Diogo Pinto
Portugal MF Filipe Soares
Portugal MF Florentino Luís
Portugal MF Gedson Fernandes
Portugal MF João Félix
Portugal MF Jorge Pereira
Argentina MF Manuel Hidalgo
Portugal MF Zidane Banjaqui
Guinea-Bissau FW Abduramane Sani
Portugal FW João Filipe
Portugal FW José Gomes
Portugal FW Mésaque Djú
Poland FW Przemysław Macierzyński (on loan from Lechia Gdańsk)
Portugal FW Tiago Dias
Brazil FW Vinícius Ferreira

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
Portugal DF Alfa Semedo Esteves (at Vilafranquense until 30 June 2017)[7]
Portugal FW Edi Semedo (at Estoril Praia)
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Leonardo Natel Vieira (at São Paulo until 30 June 2017)[8]

Notable players[edit]

The following is a list of players who have represented Benfica's first team in a minimum of 25 matches, or have become full internationals while at Benfica. Over 1,000 players have come through the youth ranks and only a small part played for the first team, those that met this aforementioned criteria are listed below.[9] In rare exceptions, some graduates debuted for the first team, but left the club before reaching 25 games, and went on to achieve recognition elsewhere, representing their country at full international level. Those are also included. Additionally, outstanding performances (Player of the Year) without ever playing for Benfica are also noteworthy of inclusion.

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: 1 October 2015
Source: [1]

UEFA Youth League[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Last updated: 25 April 2017
Note: Benfica score always listed first.

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Juniores[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)

Juvenis A[edit]

  • Portuguese Championship[62]
Winners (17): 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, 2014–15

Iniciados A[edit]

  • Portuguese Championship[62]
Winners (9): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1988–89, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2015–16

European competitions[edit]

Winners: 1996
Runners-up: 1997, 2014
Runners-up: 2014, 2017

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Youth League: Benfica goleia Galatasaray por 11-1 (sim, leu bem)" [Youth League: Benfica trash Galatasaray by 11-1 (yes, you read well)] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Benfica (Best Academy of the year)". Globe Soccer. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "UEFA Youth League - Benfica". UEFA. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.zerozero.pt/equipa.php?id=6444
  6. ^ http://www.ligaportugal.pt/pt/liga/clube/20162017/ledmanligapro/37
  7. ^ http://www.maisfutebol.iol.pt/transferencias/13-07-2016/benfica-empresta-alfa-esteves-ao-vilafranquense
  8. ^ http://dragoesdareal.com.br/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7190:leo-natel-vem-do-benfica-pra-reforcar-o-sub-20
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  20. ^ "Vítor Martins". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Nené". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  22. ^ "Artur Correia". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
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  26. ^ "Shéu". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
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  28. ^ "Cavungi". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  29. ^ "Chalana". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  30. ^ "José Luís". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  31. ^ "Alberto". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  32. ^ "Diamantino". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  33. ^ "Eurico". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  34. ^ "Fonseca". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
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  36. ^ "José Carlos". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  37. ^ "Paulo Sousa Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  38. ^ "Paulo Madeira Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  39. ^ "Rui Costa Team history". Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  40. ^ "Rui Bento Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  41. ^ "Edgar". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  42. ^ "Pedro Henriques". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  43. ^ "Kenedy". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
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  45. ^ "Hugo Leal". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  46. ^ "Sousa". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  47. ^ "Bruno Basto". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  48. ^ "Diogo Luís". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  49. ^ "Moreira". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  50. ^ "Bruno Aguiar Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  51. ^ "João Pereira Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  52. ^ "Manuel Fernandes Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  53. ^ "Sílvio Team history". Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  54. ^ "Miguel Vítor Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  55. ^ "André Gomes Team history". Thefinalball.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  56. ^ "João Cancelo Team history". Thefinalball.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  57. ^ "João Cancelo". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  58. ^ "Bernardo Silva Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  59. ^ "Bernardo Silva". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  60. ^ "Renato Sanches Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  61. ^ "Victor Lindelöf Team history". thefinalball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  62. ^ a b c "Palmarés" [Honours] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  63. ^ "Blue Stars_FIFA Youth Cup, Zürich, Schweiz - Geschichte: Siegerliste" [Zurich, Switzerland - History: List of winners]. youthcup.ch (in German). 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

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