Hugo Leal
Project Founder Manager and soccer coach

Age: 38

Spoken languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French

  • Played in the biggest European clubs during 17 years as a football professional player his debut in SL. Benfica (Portugal), Atletico Madrid (Spain), Paris Saint-Germain (France), SC. Braga, FC. Porto and Estoril Praia (Portugal);
  • Founded Estoril Praia Elite Program in 2016. Since then, more than 200 athletes from 17 countries (China, India, Canada, USA, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Libya, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, France, Russia, Nigeria, Colombia, the Netherlands) have participated in the program
  • Played more than 100 matches for Portuguese national teams;
  • Became the youngest player to play in SL. Benfica main team at  16 years of age;
  • Estoril Praia professional team’s coach;
  • Estoril Praia Youth Soccer Manager since 2015, with the youth Academy increasing increasing from 400 to 700 athletes and from 11 to 19 teams;
  • Created Estoril Praia Women’s Academy:
  • Launched the Foot4Aall program in 2014. Nowadays, this program  has more than 80 participants;
  • Launched Foot4Women program in 2016. Currently, this program  has about 50 women enrolled;
  • Example of other initiatives: Estoril Network and Wine; Nutripraia (nutrition program); Fut4Family; Estoril4Kids and Foot4World..


  • UEFA Coaching Certificate A – 3rd Level

Pedro Alegria
Soccer Coach

Age: 41

Spoken languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

  • Manage Estoril Praia Academy and train Elite Program´s athletes
  • Played soccer professionally 
  • Coached Benfica´s youth teams for seven years, taking over the coordination of one its soccer school afterwards
  • Recognized young athletes scouting experience


  • Sports Graduation (ESE Setúbal)
  • UEFA A Coaching Certificate- 3rd level

Luís Silva
Soccer Coach

Age: 34 years

Spoken languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

  • Estoril Praia Football Academy coordinator
  • Former coach at Sporting Clube de Portugal Academy
  • Teached physical education at several Lisbon area schools


  • Graduated in Sports (ESE, Beja) – 2007
  • Specialization in Personal Training (Fitness Center Studies) – 2009
  • “UEFA C” Coaching Certificate (Lisbon Football Association) -2010
  • Personal trainer (High performance Company) – 2012

Carlos Bernardo
Physical Trainer

Age: 42

Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English

  • Responsible for the conditioning training of Estoril Praia Elite Program athletes
  • Responsible for the Sport Lisboa e Benfica swimming team, having trained several athletes that became national champions and national record holders of young categories
  • Conditioning coach of a rubgy team that become bi-national champions among other titles. In addition, he coached a team in Spain finishing 3rd place in the national championship
  • Coached MMA in Spain and Dubai


  • Swimming Coach, 2nd Level FPR – POR – 1998
  • EXOS Performance Specialist – USA – -2011
  • USA Weightlifting level 1 USA – 2011
  • FMS certificate – USA – 2011
  • Youth Performance Coach – Parisi Speed school – USA – 2011

Daniel Condeça
Soccer Coach

Age: 28

Spoken Languages: Portuguese, English

  • Coached youth teams for teen years (Olivais Sul, Odivelas, União Desportiva de Santarém)
  • Estoril Praia U-12 Head Coach


  • Level I Football Coaching badge at AFL (Football Association of Lisbon)
  • Degree in Sports Training at Escola Superior do Desporto de Rio Maior
  • UEFA C Coaching Certificate- 1st level

João Garcia
Goalkeeper Coach

Age: 32

Spoken languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Russian, German.

  • Estoril Praia goalkeeper coach for women’s and sub-15 and sub-16 male football teams
  • Coached Portugal’s women national team goalkeepers
  • National technical observer for the Portuguese Football Federation.
  • Has published work on the formation of goalkeepers on various platforms (( / )


  • UEFA B Coaching Certificate- 2nd level
  • Goakkeeper coaching certificate

Jorge Martins
Soccer Coach

Age: 32 years

Spoken Languages: Portuguese, English

  • Coached youth teams since 2014
  • Coached at Sporting Clube de Portugal football schools
  • Taught physical education at several Lisbon area schools


  • Master’s degree in sports (Lisbon)
  • Graduated in Bodybuilding and Cardiofitness
  • UEFA C Coaching Certificate- 1st level