Santos FC Reserves and Academy

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Santos FC
Full name Santos Futebol Clube Reserves and Academy
Nickname(s) Peixe (Fish)
Santástico (Santastic)
Alvinegro praiano (black-and-white from the Beach)
Clube do povo (Club of the people)
Founded April 14, 1912; 105 years ago (1912-04-14)
Ground Vila Belmiro, Santos
Ground Capacity 20,120
Manager Kleiton Lima (Santos B)
Aarão Alves (U20)
League Copa Paulista (Santos B)
Copa SP de Júnior (U20)
2016
2017
13th
29th

The Santos Futebol Clube Reserves and Academy consist of the reserve and academy teams of Santos FC. Its main goal is to discover talented young players who has future potential to play for Santos' first team.

Structure[edit]

Santos Futebol Clube is responsible for over 100 young athletes in 5 different categories: U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17, U-20. These athletes stay in two modern dormitories, located inside Urbano Caldeira Stadium, with living room, recreation room and cafeteria. The athletes also have medical, dental and psychological assistance. The club’s physical development program is a pioneer within Brazilian soccer.[1]

The club developed the Centro de Desenvolvimento à Performance ao Futebol (Center of Football Performance Development) to set a pattern in physical preparation for all youth teams. This project starts with boys over six years old and covers 270 young athletes.

The gymnasium used by youth teams is located on the third floor at Vila Belmiro Stadium, and it is equipped with technology similar to that available for Santos’ first team. Education is valued by the team, leading it to create the Centro de Estudos Luiza Neófiti (Luiza Neófiti Study Center) adjacent to the gym.[2]

Notable academy graduates[edit]

2000s[edit]

From the squad who was crowned champions in 2002, Santos had 15 youth graduates (Rafael, Alex, André Luís, Michel, Pereira, Preto, Leandro, Canindé, Diego, Paulo Almeida, Adiel, Douglas, Robinho, William and Bruno Moraes) who appeared with the side over the year.

In 2003, with the club finishing second, another academy products appeared regularly with the first team. As Robinho, Alex, André Luís, Paulo Almeida and Diego were already starters, Jerri was the newcomer more regularly used during the year, mainly as a substitute.

In 2004 – another season of success – Domingos, Leonardo and Luís Augusto appeared regularly and were the main youth graduates of the year. After a vast majority of the players left the club and moved to Europe (the most notable sale was Robinho's to Real Madrid in 2005), the club struggled to produce any notable graduates in the following three years.

Santos’ first team for the 2007 and 2008 seasons included players such as Renatinho, Felipe, Marcelo, Adriano, Carlinhos, Thiago Carleto, Díonísio and Moraes; the latter scored the winner in 2007 Campeonato Paulista.

2010s[edit]

In the 2010 season's astronomic campaign, Santos had Neymar, Ganso, André, Alan Patrick, Rafael and Robinho as their notable youth graduates (despite the latter and André left in June). In the following two years, the club saw the emergence of Neymar as a rising star and also saw some youth graduates like Felipe Anderson and Victor Andrade stepping up and becoming first-team regulars for the side.

In 2013, a complete revolution took over the club after Neymar's transfer to FC Barcelona; former youth sides' manager Claudinei Oliveira was promoted to first-team, and gave first-team football to Alan Santos, Leandrinho, Neílton, Giva, Emerson Palmieri, Gustavo Henrique and Alison, with the both latters impressing in the season. A year later, the club's youth emergence followed, with Geuvânio, Gabriel and Jubal also being in the spotlights.

In 2015, the club's youth graduates again appeared strongly in the main squad, with Daniel Guedes, Zeca and Thiago Maia becoming regulars, mainly under Dorival Júnior. In 2016, the first graduates from the B-team started to appear in the main squad, with Lucas Veríssimo, Ronaldo Mendes and Vitor Bueno being the players more regularly used. Although Ronaldo left in the summer, Bueno was elected the Newcomer of the year's Brasileirão after scoring ten goals.

During the 2017 season, the promoted players from the under-20s were Arthur Gomes and Matheus Oliveira, while Yan and Thaciano came from the B-side; none of them were regularly used, however.

Honours[edit]

Santos B squad[edit]

Created in 2015 as Santos under-23 squad, the side is managed by Kleiton Lima and acts mainly as a transition between the under-20 to the professional team.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 May 2017

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Gabriel Gasparotto
Brazil GK Gauther
Brazil GK Preto
Brazil DF Bruno Leonardo
Brazil DF Diego Silva
Brazil DF Lucas Áfrico
Brazil DF Rodolfo Filemon
Brazil DF Sabino
Brazil DF Victor Santana
Brazil DF Bahia
Brazil DF Felipe Diadema
Brazil DF Lucas Ybom
Brazil DF Ourinho
Brazil DF Patrick
Brazil MF Brendon
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Carlos Alberto
Brazil MF Diego Pituca
Brazil MF Gabriel Calabres
Brazil MF Gregore
Brazil MF João Igor
Brazil MF Danillo Ribeiro
Brazil MF Marquinhos
Brazil MF Matheus Augusto
Brazil MF Matheus Cassini
Brazil FW Diego Cardoso
Brazil FW Diogo Vitor
Brazil FW Fabrício Daniel
Brazil FW Kaique Vergilio
Brazil FW Matheus Nolasco
Brazil FW Sillas Passos

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
Brazil MF Diego Gomes (at Portuguesa Santista)
Brazil FW Kim (at Portuguesa Santista)

Under-20s squad[edit]

According to the official website.[4]

As of 29 May 2017

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

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Fernando Castro
Brazil GK Gabriel Donizetti
Brazil GK João Victor
Brazil GK Renan Pastre
Brazil DF Gabriel Matheus
Brazil DF Matheus Guedes
Brazil DF Robson Alves
Brazil DF Emerson
Brazil DF Jonathan
Brazil DF Matheus Marcello
Brazil DF Wagner Leonardo
Brazil MF Guilherme Nunes
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Paulinho
Brazil MF Vinícius Barata
Brazil MF Alessandro Nunes
Brazil MF Alexandre Tam
Brazil MF Giovane Mário
Brazil MF Marquinhos Tu
Brazil FW André Pomilio
Brazil FW Bruno Soares
Brazil FW Lucas Milton
Brazil FW Nicolas
Brazil FW Richard Luca

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futebol de Base" [Youth football] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Clube paulista investe na educação de atletas" [Paulista club invests in athletes' education] (in Portuguese). UniSanta. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Veja a lista dos atletas que fazem parte do elenco sub-23 do Santos" [See the list of athletes who are a part of Santos' under-23 squad] (in Portuguese). A Tribuna. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Elenco Sub-20" [Under 20's roster] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

Academy graduates (2008–present)[edit]

Academy graduates who still play for Santos, including those that are currently out on loan to other clubs, are highlighted in green.
Player Current Club Born International Honours Debut Manager
Filipi Souza São Carlos São Paulo (state) Santos Age 20 vs Portuguesa, 16 January 2008 Emerson Leão
Anderson Salles Santa Cruz São Paulo (state) Araçariguama Age 19 vs Palmeiras, 20 January 2008
Alex Willian XV de Piracicaba São Paulo (state) Piquete Age 19 vs Bragantino, 27 January 2008
Tiago Luís Goiás São Paulo (state) Ribeirão Preto Age 17 vs Bragantino, 27 January 2008
Alemão FC Eindhoven São Paulo (state) Valinhos Age 18 vs Grêmio Barueri, 31 January 2008
Hudson Cruzeiro Minas Gerais Juiz de Fora Age 20 vs Flamengo, 11 May 2008
Ganso Sevilla Pará Ananindeua Full Brazil apps Age 18 vs Flamengo, 11 May 2008
Patrik Free agent São Paulo (state) Franca Age 20 vs Goiás, 22 June 2008 Emerson Leão
Vinicius Simon XV de Piracicaba São Paulo (state) Limeira Age 21 vs Coritiba, 3 August 2008
Neymar Barcelona São Paulo (state) Mogi das Cruzes Full Brazil apps Age 17 vs Oeste, 7 March 2009 Vagner Mancini
André Sport Rio de Janeiro (state) Cabo Frio Full Brazil apps Age 19 vs Mogi Mirim, 15 March 2009
Alan Santos Coritiba Bahia Salvador Age 18 vs Fluminense, 30 August 2009
Alan Patrick Shakhtar Donetsk São Paulo (state) Catanduva Brazil U20 apps Age 17 vs Santo André, 13 September 2009
Breitner União da Madeira Venezuela Barcelona Venezuela U20 apps Age 20 vs Rio Branco-SP, 17 January 2010 Dorival Júnior
Serginho Matsumoto Yamaga São Paulo (state) Santos Age 19 vs Ponte Preta, 20 January 2010
Wesley Santos Free agent São Paulo (state) São Vicente Age 19 vs Rio Claro, 14 February 2010
Rafael Cabral Napoli São Paulo (state) Sorocaba Full Brazil apps Age 20 vs Cruzeiro, 2 June 2010
Dimba Sertãozinho Goiás Rialma Age 18 vs Grêmio Prudente, 1 August 2010
Rafael Caldeira Paulista São Paulo (state) Monte Alto Age 19 vs Corinthians, 22 September 2010
Jefferson Souza Free agent Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro Age 21 vs Atlético Mineiro, 6 November 2010
Felipe Anderson Lazio Federal District (Brazil) Santa Maria Full Brazil apps Age 17 vs Fluminense, 6 October 2010 Marcelo Martelotte
Anderson Carvalho Boavista São Paulo (state) Cubatão Age 20 vs São Paulo, 30 January 2011 Adílson Batista
Vladimir Santos Bahia Ipiaú Age 21 vs Ponte Preta, 2 February 2011
Tiago Alves Shimizu S-Pulse Pará São João do Araguaia Age 18 vs Ponte Preta, 2 February 2011
Crystian XV de Piracicaba Goiás Goiânia Brazil U17 apps Age 19 vs Santo André, 5 February 2011
Walace URT São Paulo (state) São Paulo Age 18 vs Cruzeiro, 11 June 2011 Muricy Ramalho
Renan Mota Figueirense Pará Marabá Age 19 vs Figueirense, 30 June 2011
Alison Santos São Paulo (state) Mongaguá Brazil U20 apps Age 18 vs Cruzeiro, 10 September 2011
Emerson Roma São Paulo (state) Santos Brazil U17 apps Age 17 vs XV de Piracicaba, 21 January 2012
Paulo Henrique São Bernardo São Paulo (state) São Paulo Age 19 vs Botafogo-SP, 2 February 2012
Geuvânio Tianjin Quanjian Sergipe Ilha das Flores Age 20 vs Fluminense, 6 June 2012
Victor Andrade TSV 1860 Munich Sergipe Carmópolis Age 16 vs Fluminense, 6 June 2012
Gustavo Henrique Santos São Paulo (state) São Paulo Brazil U23 apps Age 19 vs Flamengo, 17 June 2012
Douglas Itumbiara Espírito Santo Iúna Age 19 vs Portuguesa, 1 July 2012
Leandrinho Rio Ave Minas Gerais Espinosa Age 18 vs Náutico, 5 August 2012
Pedro Castro Tombense Rio de Janeiro (state) Volta Redonda Age 19 vs Náutico, 5 August 2012
Jubal Arouca Goiás Inhumas Brazil U20 apps Age 19 vs Ituano, 30 January 2013
Giva Náutico Bahia Cachoeira Age 20 vs XV de Piracicaba, 24 February 2013
Gabriel Inter Milan São Paulo (state) São Bernardo Full Brazil apps Age 16 vs Flamengo, 26 May 2013
Neílton Vitória Minas Gerais Nanuque Age 19 vs Botafogo, 29 May 2013
Léo Cittadini Santos São Paulo (state) Rio Claro Age 18 vs Atlético Mineiro, 12 June 2013 Claudinei Oliveira
Lucas Otávio Avaí Paraná (state) Cornélio Procópio Age 18 vs CRAC, 24 July 2013
Diego Cardoso Santos São Paulo (state) Ribeirão Preto Age 19 vs Audax, 21 January 2014 Oswaldo de Oliveira
Stéfano Yuri Vila Nova Minas Gerais Vazante Age 19 vs Corinthians, 29 January 2014
Serginho Santos São Paulo (state) Monte Aprazível Age 18 vs Oeste, 9 March 2014
Nailson Zirka Kropyvnytskyi Paraná (state) Arapongas Age 20 vs Mixto, 2 April 2014
Zeca Santos Paraná (state) Paranavaí Brazil Olympic apps Age 19 vs Figueirense, 11 May 2014
Jorge Eduardo Audax São Paulo (state) São Paulo Age 19 vs Flamengo, 25 May 2014
Paulo Ricardo Sion Santa Catarina (state) Laguna Age 20 vs Palmeiras, 18 July 2014
Caju Santos Bahia Irecê Brazil U20 apps Age 18 vs Figueirense, 21 September 2014 Enderson Moreira
Thiago Maia Santos Roraima Boa Vista Brazil Olympic apps Age 17 vs Chapecoense, 25 October 2014
Daniel Guedes Santos São Paulo (state) João Ramalho Age 20 vs Botafogo, 30 November 2014
Lucas Crispim Santos Federal District (Brazil) Brasília Age 20 vs Ituano, 6 January 2015
Fernando Medeiros Vila Nova São Paulo (state) Santos Age 19 vs Atlético-PR, 6 December 2015 Dorival Júnior
Lucas Veríssimo Santos São Paulo (state) Jundiaí Age 20 vs São Bernardo, 30 January 2016
Igor Free agent Mato Grosso Sinop Age 19 vs Santos-AP, 21 April 2016
Diogo Vitor Santos Minas Gerais Coqueiral Age 19 vs Botafogo, 5 June 2016
Arthur Gomes Santos Minas Gerais Uberlândia Brazil U17 apps Age 18 vs Ponte Preta, 6 November 2016
Matheus Oliveira Santos São Paulo (state) São Paulo Age 19 vs Novorizontino, 29 March 2017

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