Today marked the beginning of pre-season for the back-to-back-to-back Portuguese champions.
We've had several changes to the squad, and anticipate many more as well. This thread will serve to discuss training reports, friendly games, etc. but not for transfers which has it's own thread.
So, here is the full list of players who will participate in our pre-season training.
Helton (Brasil, 29 anos)
Nuno Espirito Santo (Portugal, 34 anos)
Hugo Ventura (Portugal, 20 anos)
Jorge Fucile (Uruguai, 23 anos)
Pedro Emanuel (Portugal, 33 anos)
Rolando (Portugal, 22 anos)
Bruno Alves (Portugal, 26 anos)
Milan Stepanov (Sérvia, 25 anos)
João Paulo (Portugal, 27 anos)
Bernardo Tengarrinha (Portugal, 19 anos)
Nelson Benítez (Argentina, 24 anos)
Lino (Brasil, 31 anos)
Mario Bolatti (Argentina, 23 anos)
Fernando (Brasil, 21 anos)
Raul Meireles (Portugal, 25 anos)
Lucho Gonzalez (Argentina, 27 anos)
Tomás Costa (Argentina, 23 anos)
Kazmierczak (Polónia, 26 anos)
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal, 24 anos)
Tarik Sektioui (Marrocos, 31 anos)
Mariano Gonzalez (Argentina, 27 anos)
Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguai, 22 anos)
Alan (Brasil, 28 anos)
Daniel Candeias (Portugal, 20 anos)
Bruno Gama (Portugal, 20 anos)
Lisandro Lopez (Argentina, 25 anos)
Ernesto Farías (Argentina, 28 anos)
Rabiola (Portugal, 18 anos)
Manager and Staff:
NOTE - Lisandro, Quaresma, Raul Meireles, Bruno Alves, and Nuno were not present today as they are still on holidays after being away on international duty and missing the usual squad break.
NOTE - Tarik and Mariano were not present today either, as both had personal matters to take care of. They were given clearance by the club to miss today's session, but both are expected back tomorrow.
NOTE - Kazmierczak was present at training, but his loan to PAOK is nearly finalized and he will not be with the squad as of Friday. Joao Paulo was also present at training, but is awaiting confirmation on his loan to Rapid Bucharest.
Here is the list of players who did not come to the pre-season training and are either going to be sold, loaned out, or unlikely stay with the squad:
Marek Cech, Leandro Lima, Ibson, Paulo Machado, Hélder Barbosa, Cláudio Pitbull, Adriano, Bruno Moraes, Wason Renteria