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Benfica Elite International Development Program

Benfica Elite International Development Program

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Benfica Elite International Development squad Program for 2018 for April/October to be held in Lisbon.

This project has grown out of our Elite training camp program where we select suitable candidates to further develop not only their existing football ability but also have this once in a lifetime opportunity to be at Sport Lisboa e Benfica, being developed as we would our own youth players for one whole month and immerse yourself in the social and cultural aspects of the club and Portugal. This is without a doubt a life changing event with the opportunity for you to build great social links as well as developing as an athlete, and doing that at one of the greatest clubs in Europe that is placed in 6th on the UEFA ranking as well as belongs to an elite of just 12 clubs who won the European Champions League for more than once, in this case two successive times.

The programme will be run at the “Caixa Futebol Campus” witch is the Benfica Training Center for the 1st and B team (Professionals) and also for 8 youth teams from our Pre-Specialization and Specialization area on the ages of U13 till U19. Benfica Academy has been recently voted has the World´s Best Academy of 2015 in the Global Soccer Awards!

The program also includes tutorial support from the existing Benfica education and welfare department, with a daily study schedule time set aside, including Portuguese language classes 2 or 3 times per week. This will be scheduled alongside the daily training sessions and midweek and weekend matches.
You will test yourself against the Benfica competition teams and other clubs. The session will be organised by the Benfica Youth department and everything from your nutritional intake to your individualised and team session will be monitored, with a full progress report at the end of your spell at the club.
The dates are from

April 1st to 29th and october 1st to 28th 2018

and you will stay at one of the best Hotels in the area that we work with in all of our programs, Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos (

During the program Benfica will arrange transportation and supervise all activities to and from the academy on a daily basis.

Gonçalo Nunes

Technical Coordinator of International Youth Football


APPLY NOW click here


1/ Download information Booklet

2/ complete individual registration (with 10 euro non refundable fee)

3/ We will arrange a short interview

4/ Successful official Invitation letter or Unsuccessful will be emailed

5/ Final payment made

6/ Full information and declaration forms sent and completed

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