Dreamplanet national under-21 football team

Dreamplanet Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Sonhadores (Dreamers)
AssociationDreamplanetian Football Association
Head coachJosé Santos
CaptainMiguel Benedito
Top scorerPaulo Figueiredo (9)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Dreamplanet 3–0 The Sword Bloke 
(Longview, Valanora; 10 December 2001)
Biggest win
 Dreamplanet 3–0 The Sword Bloke 
(Longview, Valanora; 10 December 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Schottia 5–3 Dreamplanet 
Goldsan, Valanora; 20 December 2001
Di Bradini Cup
Appearances2 (first in DBC 36)
Best resultQuarter-Finals (DBC 46)

The Portugal national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Dreamplanet and is controlled by the Dreamplanetian Football Association (DFA). They are nicknamed "Sonhadores." Sonhadores means dreamers, thus they are Dreamplanet's generation that will dare to dream.

Following the formation of the DFA in 2001, the Dreamplanetian under-21 team was formed. The team had its first Di Bradini Cup appearance in the 36th edition, the team fired off in all cylinders with a 3-0 win over The Sword Bloke and were able to recover their tournament after drawing to Krytenia and losing to Pasarga to book their place in the Round of 16 with a win over Ethane, however they were dumped out of the tournament by Schottia in their largest defeat.

The under-21 team could not stay afloat after as Dreamplanet suffered economic downturn, all aspects of Dreamplanetian football were put under question as the the President Simão Silva vetoed reforms and Dreamplanetian football was only saved by the DFA's action to spend their own money into keeping Dreamplanetian football afloat, Dreamplanet returned to the Di Bradini Cup without much expectations, they had a slow start despite a thrilling game with Baker Park that was a 3-3 draw, however things would only get better for Os Sonhadores as they picked up a 3-1 win over Taeshan to put them top of the group and then beat the then already-eliminated Ko-oren in a tense 4-3 game to stamp their second consecutive Round of 16 appearance, in there was the peak of the campaign as Os Sonhadores went 3-0 down to Nephara only to turn it around and beat the Nepharims in the penalty shootout, Dreamplanet were looking like dark horses for the tournament until they were snuffed out against Bears Armed by a mere goal, not even getting a goal of their own, terminating this thrilling, albeit unexpected run.

During this time the Hinodejin Scare hit both the Under-21 squad and the main national football team squad, this was a Dreamplanetian paranoia as a result of Hinodejin clubs attempting, and some succeeding, to purchase Dreamplanetian starlets, this culminated in Ultras groups from various clubs declaring a "footballing war" against Kita-Hinode which resulted in riots near the Hinodejin embassy and even clashes during the FC Libon vs Q-Bee Honeyama friendly that resulted in multiple arrests and one death.

Squad

The following 17 players were named to the squad for the Di Bradini Cup 46.
Caps and goals are correct as of 30 October 2019 after the match against Bears Armed. Ages use IRL years, subtract 14 years for Dreamplanetian years.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rui Sousa (2002-05-14) 14 May 2002 (age 17) 0 Dreamplanet Sporting CD
12 1GK Diogo Carvalho (1999-06-01) 1 June 1999 (age 20) 0 Dreamplanet FC Libon

2 2DF Fransisco Jorge (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 20) 0 Dreamplanet FC Libon
3 2DF Hélder Guimarães (1999-12-24) 24 December 1999 (age 20) 0 Dreamplanet Sporting CD
4 2DF José Fontes (2000-12-31) 31 December 2000 (age 19) 0 Dreamplanet Libon United
5 2DF Raúl Costa (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 21) 0 Dreamplanet Adina CF
13 2DF Duarte Henriques (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 0 Dreamplanet Coerefente
14 2DF Cláudio Pinto (1998-11-16) 16 November 1998 (age 21) 0 Dreamplanet Libon United

6 3MF José Costa (2002-01-03) 3 January 2002 (age 18) 0 Dreamplanet Real Island
7 3MF Fabio Henriques (1997-12-08) 8 December 1997 (age 22) 0 Dreamplanet Coerefente
8 3MF Miguel Benedito (Captain) (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 20) 7 Kita-Hinode Q-Bee Honeyama
15 3MF Diogo Tavares (1998-10-31) 31 October 1998 (age 21) 0 Dreamplanet Real Island
16 3MF Tiago Soares (2000-07-02) 2 July 2000 (age 19) 0 Dreamplanet Coerefente

9 4FW Bruno Silva (2001-07-11) 11 July 2001 (age 18) 8 Dreamplanet Sporting CD
10 4FW Antonio Bento (2001-05-09) 9 May 2001 (age 18) 1 Dreamplanet Coerefente
11 4FW Rui Mendes (1999-12-07) 7 December 1999 (age 20) 1 Dreamplanet FC Libon
17 4FW Rafael Torres (2003-03-09) 9 March 2003 (age 16) 1 Dreamplanet Adina CF

Notable Players

  • Paulo Figueiredo
  • Bruno Silva
  • Miguel Benedito
  • Fabio Henriques

Team Records

Di Bradini Cup (Under-21 World Cup) record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
DBC 1-DBC 35 Did not enter
Valanora DBC 36 Round of 16 5 2 1 2 16 15
DBC 37-45 Did not enter
Valanora DBC 46 Quarter-Finals 5 3 1 1 13 13
TOTAL 1/24 5 2 1 2 16 15

Individual Records

Most Goals

Most Goals
Rank Name Position Goals
1 Paulo Figueiredo Striker 9
2 Bruno Silva Right Winger 8
3 Miguel Benedito Center Midfielder 7
4 Luis da Costa Left Winger 3
5 Antonio Bento Left Winger 1
5 Rui Mendes Striker 1
5 Rafael Torres Striker 1
5 Jose Resende Center Back 1

(Players in Bold are still playing for the national team)