02 March 2021, 18h01


In his seventh year with an eagle on his chest, the right-back João Ferreira, promoted to the first team this season, renewed his contract with Sport Lisboa e Benfica until 2026.

João Ferreira e Luís Filipe Vieira

"I am super happy with this renewal, it is the culmination of a lot of work and dedication.I want to thank everyone who has supported me so far, coaches, staff and teammates who have helped me, and now it is time to continue with this spirit", claimed João Ferreira, in statements withBTV.

João Ferreira

João Ferreira arrived at Benfica Campus in 2014/15 as a U-14 player, coming from Rio Ave, the emblem where he began his sporting career. In the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons, he became U-15 and U-17 National Champion, respectively. Today, he is part of the senior squad.

"We feel the investment in the youth development. Benfica is huge, and everyone knows how hard you have to work to get here, but everyone also sees that the Club bets a lot on youth football. Each one has to make sure he gets his chance", stressed the full-back.

Text: João Sanches
Photos: Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica
Last update: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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