The Algarve footballers Gonçalo Ramos and João Neves were crowned this Saturday, May 27, national champions with Benfica, who won the championship for the 38th time.
Gonçalo Ramos, born in Olhão, was the one who scored the first goal for Benfica (7 minutes), who ended up winning 3-0, at home, against Santa Clara, in a game of the 34th and last round of the Portuguese First League .
Footballer Gonçalo Ramos was born in Olhão and followed in the footsteps of his father, Manuel Ramos, who played for Farense, and his maternal grandfather, who played for Olhanense. It was in Olhão that Gonçalo started his career and left in 2011 for the SL Benfica Training and Training Centre, in Loulé. Two years later, he moved to Lisbon and started training at the Academy in Seixal, aged just 13. He made it to the main team in 2020.
João Neves, born in Tavira, took his first steps in football at Casa Benfica in this Algarve city, followed by four seasons at the Benfica Training and Training Centre, in Faro. In 2016, he joined Benfica Campus and made his official debut for the A Team on December 30, 2022.
Despite appearing in the first team at the end of the season, the 18-year-old has scored a goal against Sporting on the penultimate round.