Family Matters: Teenage Prodigy Joao Felix Scores For Benfica, Celebrates With Ball-Boy Who Just Happens To Be His Younger Brother (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

16th, April 2019


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Pies might be unrepentant cynical grumps 99% of the time but sometimes, just sometimes, football is just really, really great.

Here’s 19-year-old Benfica prodigy Joao Felix scoring against Vitoria Setubal in the Portuguese Primeira Liga on Monday night and then running to celebrate with his younger brother, Hugo, who just so happened to be the ball-boy behind the goal…

Hugo is also a Benfica player and currently plays for the club’s Under-15 side.

The seniors went on to paste Setubal by four goals to two, taking them top of the table above Porto on goal difference.

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  1. Fivo says:

    Great Vid…FYI: Benfica is on top of the table because of direct comparison with Porto (win and draw) which is the first rule/criteria in Primeira Liga. Only second criteria is goal difference.

    • Nuno says:

      Actually that’s not entirely true. Portuguese FA (FPF) sets that criteria (direct games) only at the end of the competition. During the competition the official #1 criteria is overall goal difference. It is only that Benfica leads in both.
      Technically, if Porto had better goal average they could be 1st going into the last match, win their game and end up 2nd, if Benfica had same points and also wins their game.

  2. Nuno says:

    I was watching the game and at first didn’t understand why they went to celebrate with this kid, but made sense afterwards. Also on the first goal they all went to celebrate with the assistant who had just lost his mother the week before. Nice to see this for a change.
    Also, great to see this guy play, but afraid it may become overwhelmed with all this media hype, kinda what happened to Renato Sanches…

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