Roberto CarettoManager Lazio Beach SoccerIdentity is key for clubs’ future
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentClosing a successful season with the next FIFA Beach Soccer world Cup in our mind
Ali TargholizadehAFC Head of Futsal and Beach Soccer DevelopmentAsia has everything required for beach soccer
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentTradition makes us stronger…
Bernd BaruttaHead of Beach Soccer at the DFBBeach soccer was at its captivating best in Warnemünde
Joaquín AlonsoSpain National Coach and FIFA InstructorWomen’s beach soccer has evolved greatly
Gilberto CostaBrazil National CoachThe road to a perfect World Cup
Philippe MoggioCONCACAF General SecretaryBeach Soccer, a powerful platform to strengthen the game
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentA World Cup... and much more! Ready for 2017?
Gabino RenalesBSWW Deputy Vice-presidentThank you for a great 2016!
19 Dec 2017
Benjamin Jr: Following in his father’s footsteps
The Brazilian confirms at the Mundialito de Clubes that he is now more than just a young prospect
This past Mundialito de Clubes held in Vargem-Grande Paulista has left, as expected, some unforgettable beach soccer moments.
Amazing goals, stunning moves, brilliant saves and a lot of beach soccer talent were all on display, with top class international players putting on a great show alongside new, up-and-coming talent.
One of those players to leave a strong impression on the sand was Flamengo’s number 11 - a certain Benjamin Junior, just 23 years old, son of the the Brazilian beach soccer legend Benjamin Pereira da Silva.
With six goals, he was not only the top scorer for Flamengo and one goal behind the tournament’s top scorer, Igor Rangel of Botafogo, but he was also the man all the Rubronegro players looked for when things got complicated, the man tasked with producing something extra special when things looked bleak.
Quick feet, a sweet touch and a great personality on the sand are all attributes that Benjamin possesses, with his skills both a delight to see for spectators and a nightmare for opposition defenders.
Benjamin Junior made his first international appearance at the Copa Pilsener in El Salvador, back in 2014. At that time, having just turned 20 years old, his role within the Verdeamarela was very much a limited one as he sought to make the most of his potential.
More concerned about not disappointing the experienced players and the coach than shining and making a mark himself, Benjamin did not leave much of an impressive in San Salvador, although there was a sense that there was a magical player waiting to be born - a player who would eventually become a star.
A much more mature player now, Benjamin Junior’s talent is clear, and the maturity he showed at the Mundialito demonstrates that he is no longer a promise, but a reality.