Pedro Castro

Youth Football Coach & Snr Analyst

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
Pedro is a forward thinking football coach with experience in player development, team building and strategic planning within a variety of elite environments having coached at SL Benfica, Loughborough University and Arsenal FC.

Pedro possesses a tenacious work ethic and strong organisation skills both on and off the field, making tangible contributions to team success by evaluating individual and collective performance and in turn identifying creative solutions.

A keen student of the game who stays up to date with the latest advancements of modern football and blends lessons learned from different environments to hone a unique coaching style that is adaptable to a club’s specific methodology.
Pedro Castro

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • The Football Association: Talent ID Award Level 1

    The Football Association
    Talent ID Award Level 1
    2019

  • Prozone: Level 1, 2 & 3

    Prozone
    Level 1, 2 & 3
    2016

  • The Football Association: Youth Module 2

    The Football Association
    Youth Module 2
    2014

  • The Football Association: Youth Module 1

    The Football Association
    Youth Module 1
    2014

  • The Football Association: Safeguarding Children

    The Football Association
    Safeguarding Children
    2013

  • The Football Association: Emergency First Aid

    The Football Association
    Emergency First Aid
    2013

  • The Football Association: Licensed Coaches Club Member

    The Football Association
    Licensed Coaches Club Member
    2013

  • The Football Association: Level 2 Coaching Award

    The Football Association
    Level 2 Coaching Award
    2013

  • Coerver Coaching: Level 1 Licence

    Coerver Coaching
    Level 1 Licence
    2010

  • Portuguese Football Federation: Coaching Course Level 1

    Portuguese Football Federation
    Coaching Course Level 1
    2007

Career History

  • Football Radar Ltd

    Football Radar Ltd
    Football Watcher / Portuguese Primeira Liga Junior Analyst
    2015 – Present

  • NCfoot Football Agency

    NCfoot Football Agency
    UK Representative
    2013 – Present

  • CD Nacional, Futebol SAD

    CD Nacional, Futebol SAD
    Scout Specialist
    2017 – 2018

  • CD Nacional, Futebol SAD

    CD Nacional, Futebol SAD
    1st Team Opposition Analyst
    2016 – 2018

  • Arsenal FC

    Arsenal FC
    Head Coach - U12 Development Squad
    2016 – 2016

  • Arsenal FC

    Arsenal FC
    Assistant Coach - U12 Advanced Squad
    2015 – 2016

  • Arsenal FC

    Arsenal FC
    Head Coach - U12 Development Squad
    2015 – 2015

  • Just Teachers

    Just Teachers
    Teaching Assistant / Supply Teacher
    2015 – 2015

  • Loughborough University

    Loughborough University
    Men’s 2nd Team Football Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Loughborough University

    Loughborough University
    Women’s 1st Team Football Coach / Technical Director
    2012 – 2013

  • SL Benfica

    SL Benfica
    Football Coach
    2010 – 2011

Key Achievements

  • Record for most games analysed in single month (156) without a single error in 365 days
  • Developed new match observation system to measure danger from crosses and set pieces
  • 1st Team Analyst CD Nacional, Futebol SAD - Liga Ledman Pro Champions 2017/2018 & promotion to Liga Nos 2018/2019
  • Head Coach U12 - Arsenal FC with 4 players progressed from my Development squad to the Advanced Squad, plus 2 players offered trials with external clubs
  • Women’s Loughborough University FC - Semi Finals BUCS MARS Football 2012/13 SL Benfica - 3 players offered trials and progression to Benfica U10 Squad

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