Football

22 September 2022, 09h00

Benfica Campus

Inaugurated on September 22, 2006, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica Training Center, now Benfica Campus, completes 16 years of existence this Thursday and is to be congratulated!

67 TITLES
(since the inauguration of Benfica Campus)

INTERNATIONAL TITLES (2)

  • UEFA Youth League: 2021/22

  • U-20 Intercontinental Cup: 2022

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – FPF (15)

  • Under-19 (3): 2012/13, 2017/18, 2021/22

  • Under-17 (6): 2007/08, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2017/18, 2018/19

  • Under-15 (6): 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17

AFL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS – 11-a-side FOOTBALL (29)

  • Under-17 (7)

  • Under-15 (16)

  • Under-13 (6)

AFL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS – 9-a-side FOOTBALL  (3)

  • Under-13 (3)

AFL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS – 7-a-side FOOTBALL (18)

  • Under-13(8)

  • Under-11 (10)

Benfica Campus

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • 5 youth ranks

  • 10 teams 

  • 85 athletes living on the Benfica Campus

  • 43 coaches

  • 185 athletes

  • 86 Club employees

  • 80 external staff in daily activity

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Area: 19 hectares

  • 9 pitches: 6 natural grass (11-a-side football)

  • 2 synthetic turfs (11-a-side football)

  • 1 synthetic turf (covered | reduced measures - adjacent to 360s)

  • Field No. 1: 2644 spectators (1466 covered seats)

  • Field No. 7: 604 spectators

  • Residence with 86 rooms

  • 2 gymnasiums (523m2, 475m2)

  • 28 dressing rooms

  • 360s space

  • 5 kit rooms

  • 3 physiotherapy rooms

  • 2 treatment and consultation rooms

  • 2  physical evaluation rooms

  • 2 auditoriums

  • 55 Work Offices

  • 8 Meeting rooms

  • 5 lounges

  • Games and leisure room

  • 2 bars

  • Secretariat

  • Study room

  •  Laundry

  • Kitchen

  • 2 dining areas

HISTORY AND FACTS

  • 2000 | “Foundation stone” – Symbolic act of the beginning of the project's construction

  • 2001 | Official approvals Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and Ministry of Sports and Youth

  • 2003 | Start of construction

  • September 22, 2006 | Inauguration

  • 2007 | Reforestation, with the planting of 1500 trees

  • 2008 | First national title won at Caixa Futebol Campus – Under-15

  • 2012 | Rebirth of the B Team project

  • 2013 | “Foundation stone” the expansion of the Caixa Futebol Campus

  • 2013 | Inauguration of the new stand of Field No. 1, increasing the capacity from 1520 to 2721 spectators

  • 2014 | Benfica runners-up in the first edition of the UEFA Youth League

  • 2014 | “Best Implementation of the UEFA Youth League Values” Award – only club distinguished that season

  • 2014 | Expansion of the Caixa Futebol Campus, from 15 to 19 hectares, from 3 to 6 grassed pitches

  • 2014 | Inauguration of the 360s space

  • 2015 | Awarded "Best Academy of the Year" by Globe Soccer Awards

  • 2016 | Certification of SL Benfica as a Training Entity by the FPF

  • 2016 | Renato Sanches wins the "Golden Boy" award, given by the Italian newspaper "Tuttosport

  • 2017 | Benfica runners-up of the UEFA Youth League

  • 2018 | Birth of the Under-23 team

  • 2019 | Name change: from "Caixa Futebol Campus" to "Benfica Campus”

  • 2019 | Certification of SL Benfica as a "5 Star" Training Entity by the FPF, a status it maintains until now

  • 2019 | Awarded "Best Academy of the Year" by Globe Soccer Awards

  • 2019 | Expansion and renovation of Benfica Campus spaces (expansion and renovation of the residence, new three-story building, remodeling of team spaces, new dining area)

  • 2019 | João Félix wins the "Golden Boy" award, given by the Italian newspaper "Tuttosport

  • 2020 | Benfica runners-up of the UEFA Youth League

  • 2021 | Certification of the "Formar para o Futuro" [Training for the Future] project with the Flag of Ethics, by the Plano Nacional de Ética no Desporto (PNED) [National Plan for Ethics in Sports] and the Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ) [Portuguese Institute for Sports and Youth]

  • 2022 | Youth League Winners

  • 2022 | U-20 Intercontinental Cup Winners

Text: Editorial Staff
Photos: SL Benfica
Last update: Thursday, September 22, 2022

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