Benfica Soccer School Toronto’s Technical Director
Since 2008, João has been working at the Benfica Academy in various capacities. With his UEFA B License and Coerver Coaching Level 1 Certification, João had successful led U15 boys to both Regional and National Championships and U17 to a Regional Championships. He also has experience in coaching in a number of international tournaments with wins in Austria, Italy, France, Hungary and Russia. He was also a member of the Benfica International Camps where he had experience in working with a number of teams from around the world. Lastly, João had the pleasure of coaching the following players while they attended the Benfica Academy: Bernardo Silva (Man City), Andre Horta (Los Angeles FC), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia), Ruben Dias and João Felix (Benfica). He also has a graduate degree in Sports Science with a specialization in soccer from Lisbon University – Faculty of Human Kinetics. In 2017, João currently heads the Benfica Soccer School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.