David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie at Benfica academy

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  1. Insecticide

    Insecticide Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  3. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    I hereby nickname him Five Names.
     
  4. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Five Names and.... Two Smoking Barrels.

    Or, Son of Succubus.

    Finally, the US is getting the black kids from poverty into soccer.
     
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  5. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    I thought that was GAM.
     
  6. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    The unofficial motto of the Yanks Abroad Academy forum.
     
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  7. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    A mention in the WSJ (disclosure: I work there, though I had nothing to do with the story, I swear):

    On top of its academy here, Benfica operates five regional talent centers around a country smaller than Ohio to give promising youngsters a place to train closer to home—that’s how it snared a young Bernardo Silva. Only if they continue to develop do they then leave their families and move here, outside of Lisbon. Seixal is considered so prestigious that Madonna relocated to the area in 2018 to support her Malawi-born son through his time at the academy.​

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-most-efficient-player-factories-are-in-portugal-11581332400

    Still seems to be with the Iniciados B, one of a few 05s.

    https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/futebol/formacao/iniciados/plantelb
     
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