Football

16 June 2021, 12h41

After being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica football school in Kiev organized the 2nd edition of the Benfica Cup tournament.

The event took place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of June, with the quality of the organization carried out by our coordinator Alfredo Almeida together with our partner and the entire team of coaches, recognized once again by all participating clubs as a huge success.

With the presence of 30 teams and around 468 athletes divided by 4 levels (U-11, U-12, U-13 and U-14), the teams Dinamo Kiev and Shakthar Donetsk from the 2008 generation were present in this edition, making this tournament increasingly a reference in the city of Kiev.

Escola Benfica Futebol em Kiev, torneio Benfica Cup

The 2nd edition of the Benfica Cup also had the special participation of the Benfica Football School in Kharkiv, under the coordination of José Alexandre, who traveled especially to Kiev with his under14 team.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica's Scouting Department was also represented by one of its regional officials, the scout Bruno Colaço, who purposely traveled from Lisbon to observe the young talents that are beginning to emerge in Ukrainian lands.

Escola Benfica Futebol em Kiev, torneio Benfica Cup

At a sporting level, we highlight the trophy for 1st place in the 2007 generation by the Benfica team in Kiev, as well as the individual trophies for Denis (2009) with the best goal of the tournament and Micha (2009) as the best defender of his generation.

Photos: SL Benfica
Last update: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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