TRAINING CAMP IN PORTUGAL
An unparalleled insight into the world of professional football in Portugal
Football in the Lisbon area of Portugal goes far beyond Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. Beneath the surface, there are thriving communities and proud histories of clubs that may not have the same glory and riches as the famous clubs, but easily rival them for character and tradition. We have partnered with G.D.Estoril Praia, who currently play in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, to give you an unparalleled insight into Portuguese football.
Estoril Praia, known as the “The Magic”, is now one of the historical Portuguese football clubs, winning several national and international titles. Currently, Estoril Praia has a Stadium with nearly 10,000 seats, a Training Center and Sports Training with 6 fields of synthetic grass, gymnasium and physiotherapy clinic. View the facilities by clicking the link below.
Honouring our yellow shirt, we had players such as Kasper Schmeichel, Fernando Santos (European Champion’s Coach 2016), Marco Silva (former Premier League coach), Paulo Ferreira (former Chelsea player), Pedro Pauleta (former PSG player) and Danilo (FC.Porto).
Training at G.D. Estoril Praia
During your soccer tour to Estoril in Portugal we can arrange for your team to take part in training sessions with Hugo Leal and the coaching team at Estoril Praia Elite Program.
The experienced coaches at Estoril Praia, led by Hugo Leal, will deliver nine training sessions which include tactical and technical challenges. You can also pre-request session topics so the coaches can prepare sessions that will stretch and challenge your players.
All coaches will be Portuguese but speak English, they will be highly qualified and very experienced at coaching players at different age groups at all levels of football.
Hugo Leal played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe during 17 years as a professional soccer player, teams included SL. Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), SC .Braga, FC Porto & Estoril Praia.
We can arrange for your team to watch Champions Leagues, FA Cup, Premier League and Championship matches.
Example Itinerary for Players
Soccer Tours to Portugal Tour Prices Start from $1700USD/$2350CAD for 7 Nights, $1900USD/$2625CAD for 8 Nights and $2100USD/$2900CAD for 9 Nights
During your soccer tour to Portugal we will arrange for your team to play competitive matches against similar standard teams. The Coaches at Estoril Praia will identify the level of opponent needed to stretch and challenge the players.
During your soccer tour to Portugal it would be a great experience for you to watch a match at Estoril Praia, Sporting Lisbon or SL Benfica who play in the top leagues in Portugal such as the Primeira League, Liga Pro and Campeonato League, also Champions League or Europa League.
League and Cup matches in Portugal are only confirmed 10 to 14 days before the scheduled match weekend so we can not guarantee your travel dates will match fixtures or if tickets will be available. The price of tickets also changes daily depending on league positions and the importance of the match. *Match tickets and transfers will be an additional cost.
During your stay in Portugal you could visit the Estádio da Luz, officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, it is a multi-purpose stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is used mostly for association football matches, hosting the home games of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica. Opened on 25 October 2003 with an exhibition match between Benfica and Uruguayan club Nacional, it replaced the original Estádio da Luz, which had 120,000 seats. The seating capacity was decreased to 65,647 and is currently set at 64,642. The stadium cost €162 million.
The Estádio José Alvalade is the home stadium of Sporting Clube de Portugal. The stadium, originally projected to hold only 40,000 spectators at any given time has a capacity of 50,095 and was acoustically engineered as a venue for major concerts. The stadium cost €121 million.
Estoril is a stylish and sophisticated resort town, situated on the beautiful Costa do Estoril coastline. The town strikes the perfect balance between Portuguese charm and outstanding tourist facilities, to create the ideal destination, if you want more than just great beaches for your holiday.
Estoril is at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a region infamous for 20th century exiled kings and spying during WWII. These secret and underhand negotiations were played out in the grand casino, while the prominence of Europe’s ousted royalty, gave Estoril an air of prestige and refinement. This reputation for exclusivity continues through to today; found in Estoril are fine dining restaurants, world-class golf courses and the largest casino of the Iberian Peninsula.
Lisbon, the Capital of Portugal
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is the oldest city in Western Europe and one of the oldest cities in the world. Lisbon has one of the mildest climates in Europe. The city is sunny throughout the year, with an annual average of 2900-3300 hours of sunshine.
Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
The city’s compact, cobblestoned heart is easily explored on foot or via its old-fashioned trams and funiculars. The Moorish Alfama district has narrow, winding streets and taverns with fado singers. Chiado and its cafes, shopping and seafood restaurants adjoins Bairro Alto, known for nightlife.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum complex, set amid serene gardens, displays noted art collections. On the waterfront are the ornate 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower, and, to the east, the ultramodern Parque das Nações district and its massive Oceanário aquarium.