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Joao Felix’s brother, Hugo, leads Portugal’s frontline ahead of UEFA’s U-19’s Euros in Malta

Hugo Felix will lead Portugal's charge at the UEFA U-19 finals in Malta. Photo: Domenic Aquilina

Hugo Felix, sibling of Chelsea’s forward Joao, is one of the highlight names included in Portugal’s U-19’s squad that will gear up their preparations for next month’s UEFA U-19 Championship finals in Malta.

Portugal, led by coach Joaquim Milheiro, will gather on Monday with 24 players undergoing the first part of this training camp.

Four players will be left out ahead of Portugal’s departure to Malta on June 28.

Hugo Felix, 19, is currently on the books of Benfica with whom he made a cameo appearance during a 1-1 draw against Mafra in April.

At youth level, Felix had a terrific season producing 14 goals and 12 assists in 31 games – including two goals and four assists in the prestigious Youth League (the Champions League for U-19’s teams, organised by UEFA itself).

Back in November, Felix was also part of the Portugal side that met Malta, Germany and Poland in an international tournament for U-19’s selections, scoring against the Maltese in a 2-1 victory.

The two teams, together with Poland, have been paired in the same group alongside Italy.

Joining him in attack is Manchester City’s starlet Carlos Borges who found the net on 29 occasions in 33 games for the U-19’s team.

Portugal’s three popular teams are represented in this way – Sporting with seven players, Porto with six players and Benfica with three players.


Diogo Pinto (Sporting), Joao Carvalho (Braga), Goncalo Ribeiro (Porto).

David Monteiro (Sporting), Martim Marques (Sporting), Hugo Oliveira (Famalicao), Luis Gomes (Porto), Antonio Ribeiro (Porto), Gabriel Bras (Porto), Goncalo Esteves (Sporting), Martim Fernandes (Porto).

Yanis da Rocha (Troyes, France), Nuno Felix (Benfica), Gustavo Sa (Famalicao), Samuel Justo (Sporting), Mateus Fernandes (Sporting), Diogo Prioste (Benfica), Joao Vasconcelos (Braga).

Carlos Borges (Manchester City, England), Hugo Felix (Benfica), Diego Moreira (Benfica), Jorge Meireles (Porto), Rodrigo Ribeiro (Sporting), Miguel Fale (Braga).

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