Our clients are generally football clubs that send about 30 people (players and staff) from the ages of 15-30 for a two-week program. During their stay the players will train football with the Bem Vindo coaches, go on up to six excursions in and around São Paulo, play friendly matches against Brazilian teams, watch a professional game in the Brazilian national league, and get to experience firsthand the wonderful Brazilian culture.
Bem Vindo offers an all-inclusive package including airplane return tickets to Brazil, transportation within Brazil, all meals (except on excursions), training gear, coaching staff, friendly matches, various excursions (museums, shopping malls, beaches, etc) and traveling guides.
Not only does Bem Vindo have the ability to arrange freindly matches versus local Brazillian clubs but we also like to visit youth and reserve teams from some of the biggest clubs in Brazil (Corinthians, Palmeiras, Sao Paulo, Portuguesa Desportos, Bragantino among others) and play some matches on their turf.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL & DEVELOPMENT
Christiano Falconi Donegá
Jardim Marajoara, São Paulo, Brazil
As former professional player, scout, Bachelor of Physical Training (from the University of Paulista) and trainer at youth level for Argentinean giants Boca Juniors, Chrisas well knows a lot about football.
Having played approximately 70 games and scoring 20 goals in the professional football leagues ( Mato Grosso, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and the national league), Christiano has an extensive network of contacts within the Brazilian football scene. His career began in Bragantino in 1999, and he went on to represent seven Brazilian clubs at professional level before his retirement in 2006 at the young age of 25.
Christiano refocused on a new era in his career and started working as an instructor at the football academy Corinthians Paulista in september 2006. After progressing through the academies’ of São Caetano and Santos FC, he was spotted by Argentinean giants Boca Juniors and offered the job as a Youth Scout and Football Instructor of their São Paulo unit of their Academy.
We are proud to offer Christiano Falconi’s services at Bem Vindo!!
Christiano Falconi’s playing carrer:
Mixto Esporte Clube 2006 Campeonato Matogrossense (1st divison)
Associação Portuguesa de Desportos 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (National league)
Real Sport Arte Clube 2002-2004 Campeonato Catarinense (1st divison)
Associação Atlética Internacional de Bebedouro (loan) 2003 Campeonato Paulista (3rd division)
Associação Atlética Ponte Preta B (loan) 2003 Campeonato Paulista (4th division)
Associação Atlética Portuguesa 2002 Campeonato Paulista (1st divison)
União Suzano Atlético Clube 1999 – 2001 Campeonato Paulista U20
Clube Atlético Bragantino 1998 Campeonato Paulista U17
Christiano Falconi’s training career:
São Paulo Academy of Boca Juniors – Coordinator and football coach (September 2010–)
School Futsal Club Aparm (Condo) – Coordinator and football coach (April 2010–)
Academy of Santos FC ”Meninos Da Vila” – Football Instructor (April 2009 – December 2012)
Academy of São Caetano – Football Instructor (January 2008 – April 2009)
Teacher and Head of Sport at the School of Ong Makanudos De Javeh (July 2007 – January 2008)
Academy of Corinthians Paulista – Football Instructor (September 2006 – July 2007)
HEAD OF SERVICE & SALES
With a background in journalism, acting, business events and sales, Lars Sandberg has varied experience in the entertainment business both on and off stage. Although Lars has no professional football experience, he has had a genuine passion for the sport from a young age. Since 2009 he has commentated football matches forthe Swedish National Radio and in 2011 he began commentating games for the Viasat Television Network.
Before he began commentating games, Lars worked as an entertainer for the Swedish travel tour company Fritidsresor. He also got some technical experience working at the Stockholm School of Culture Activities while in his spare time becoming one of the founding members of TeaterVerket — which today has approximately 100 active members.
In 2006 Lars was selected as one of four people within Stockholm School of Activities to work on a film project target at youth between 13-19 years of age. Finding the film work interesting, he started studying Media & Journalism towards television at the School of Media in Stockholm. After his graduation, Lars got his first assignment as a News Anchor at the local television station of TV4 Halland.
Lars was recruited as Head of Events by the startup company Green Hat People. After two years at Green Hat People Lars was hired as a sports reporter for the Swedish National Radio which is where he first began commentating games. After a two year employment Lars started freelancing and strated taking up assignments for the leading Swedish Television Network Viasat with rights to broadcast the Premier League and the Champions League alongside his duties for the National Radio.
In 2013, Lars became Head of Service & Sales at Bem Vindo! and is now committed to making the camp into the finest football training experience in the world.