Founded February 1904, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (SL Benfica) is one of the largest Clubs in the World. With 14 million fans worldwide and a presence across 70 countries. Benfica has 3 professional teams, 8 youth teams, 207 players, 57 technical staff members, and 27 coaches.
Benfica competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of soccer in Portugal. At the base of this success is their dedication and fundamental belief in player development. SL Benfica is one of the most successful clubs at developing players . . .
Some examples of Benfica player development . . .
"Best Youth Team of the Year 2022" award given to Benfica ...see article
Humboldt State University Katelin Talbert - the starting goalkeeper for Benfica. She trains in top-class facilities and works regularly with a goalkeeper coach. She just helped her club win the Portuguese top division. see article
A remarkable XI of players developed by Benfica since 2010: Dias, Silva, Felix… see article
Benfica wins award for Best Academy of the World in 2015 & 2019 . . . see article see article