Benfica seem to be one of the best European clubs that focus on training young stars who have managed to perform well in most of the top European clubs. Here are the 4 key Manchester City players who once played for Benfica academy.
1. Joao Cancelo - The Portuguese wing back was at Manchester City academy from 2007 to 2012 before he joined the first team until 2015. He plays as a left back for Manchester City.
2. Bernardo Silva - The Portuguese attacking midfielder was at Benfica academy from 2002 to 2013. He played his senior career at the club from 2013 to 2015. He joined Manchester City in 2017.
3. Ruben Dias - He also graduated from Benfica academy. He scored 12 goals and gave 7 assists in the 137 matches he played for Benfica from 2017 to 2020 before he joined Manchester City.
4. Ederson - The Brazilian goalkeeper was at Benfica academy from 2009 to 2011. He played for Benfica from 2015 to 2017 before he joined Manchester City.
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