Dreams can come true for Young Canadian Soccer Players
Yesterday in Lisbon at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) – Lisbon, Benfica played Estoril to a 1-1 draw in front of 60,897 fans. On the field was a local Mississauga boy, named Steven Vitoria, Steven as a youngster had the dream of playing Professional Soccer, and his favourite Team was Benfica. He now is making a living playing professional soccer in Portugal with Estoril, where he is Captain of the Team and is rumored to be signed by Benfica this summer.
It was a pleasure to coach Steven and I always believed he would reach his dream, he had so much talent and loved the game, I really hope he will sign for Benfica and both dreams will be realized.
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Benfica Are Ready For Steven
Vitoria's Summer Move
Benfica are prepared with a summer move for Estoril defender Steven Vitoria. The Portuguese club were ready to spend on centre-back Jardel in the summer but changed their target to Vitoria. Vitoria's recent form at Estoril has drawn the attention of top European clubs and he is set to leave his current club in the summer. The defender was previously linked with a move to Schalke, but Benfica appears to lead the way for the player's signature.The Canadian international has impressed the scouts from several clubs with his qualities in the defensive area. He has scored 15 league goals over the last two seasons. The 25-year-old defender also proved his value by netting both goals in Estoril's 2-2 draw against Porto on Sunday.