s.l. benfica

jardel-golo-sporting-1-1-benficaNico Gaitan (2R) of Benfica celebrates the scoring of a goal against Sporting during their Portuguese First League soccer match held at Luz Stadium, Lisbon, Portugal, 31 August 2014.  MIGUEL A. LOPES/LUSAestadio_do_benfica_pormenor

s.l. benfica training program

train with one of Portugal’s most important clubs

Through its partnerships with top professional soccer teams and national federations, generation adidas international offers a unique exposure to international coaching ideas and philosophies, styles of play, and tactical systems. This fully inclusive program is available to youth clubs and university teams and coaches. This program offers valuable insight into the youth development approach of S.L. BENFICA, one of Portugal’s preeminent clubs.

S.L. BENFICA was founded in 1904 and is one of the “Big Three” clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from the top division since its establishment in 1934. Benfica is nicknamed Águias, which means eagles. It is the symbol on the top of their club crest, and Encarnados meaning reds for their shirt color.

S.L. BENFICA is considered the most successful Portuguese club in terms of domestic titles and is the only team to have won all Portuguese competitions. They have won 34 Primeira Liga titles, 25 Taça de Portugal trophies, 6 Taça de Ligas, and 5 Supertaça Cândido de Oliviera trophies. They were also the first team to win the league with an undefeated season.

S.L. BENFICA play their home matches at the Estádio da Luz with a capacity of 65,647. This stadium was also the venue for the UEFA Champions League Final in 2014.

This program includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation in Lisbon in a 3 or 4-star hotel
  • Meal Plan: Half Board (breakfast and lunch or dinner)
  • 3 pre-arranged competitive matches against top Portuguese opponents
  • 4 training sessions at S.L. Benfica Academy Training Complex
  • Tour S.L. Benfica Stadium, Museum, Megastore, and Training Complex
  • Observe S.L. Benfica youth team training session
  • Sightseeing activities: visit the city of Lisbon and World Heritage site of Sintra
  • Charter buses are reserved for all necessary transfers while in Europe
  • Supervisor 24 hours a day
  • Comprehensive medical and cancelation insurance
  • adidas promo product


Packing List


Day 1:

  • Depart for Lisbon, Portugal

Day 2:

  • Check into hotel to rest and relax after long flight.
  • Light training session with your own coaches.
  • Attend Primeira Liga match (optional and additional cost).

Day 3:

  • Training session with S.L. BENFICA Academy #1.
  • Guided visit of Caixa Futebol Campus training complex.
  • Sightseeing Lisbon: Plaza del Rossio, Lisbon Cathedral “La Sé”, Castle of San Jorge…

Day 4: 

  • Training session with S.L. BENFICA Academy #2.
  • Competitive match #1 vs. Portuguese top quality opponent.

Day 5:

  • Training session with S.L. BENFICA Academy #3.
  • Tour S.L. BENFICAS’ Estadio de Luz stadium, museum and megastore.
  • Sightseeing Lisbon: Historic area of Alfama-Baixa, and cultural quarter of Chiado-Bairro alto…

Day 6:

  • Training session with S.L. BENFICA academy coach #4.
  • Competitive match #2 vs. Portuguese top quality opponent.

Day 7:

  • Recovery training session with your own coaches.
  • Sightseeing in Lisbon: River Tagus, the monumental zone of Belém and the Parque das Nações…

Day 8:

  • Youth academy training observation (TBC).
  • Competitive match #3 vs. Portuguese top quality opponent.

Day 9:

  • Sightseeing in the historic city of SINTRA, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Attend Primeira Liga match (optional and additional cost).

Day 10:

  • Depart Lisbon, Portugal.

Packing List


A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.


Having the girls meeting the Real Madrid players was an unforgettable experience for them. Also training and staying at the top class facilities of the City of Futbol gave us the opportunity to really prepare for the season

Matt Yelton Head Coach -Lee University Women

On behalf of our son Hernan (Nanu) we would like to express our gratitude to you, because you went above and beyond when hurricane Irene caused the cancelation of the flights, keeping our kids from coming back home on time.

Laura Romer and Pablo Gelaf Parents