Welcome to the Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy !
The Academy welcomes players from all over the world, aged 14 to 22, who wish to experience a one-year cultural, linguistic and football immersion in France.
The goal is to prepare the young players to be showcased in pro clubs and enter professional football.
With its intensive training programme managed by the Academy coaches, the Academy is a perfect showcase for young talents.
The academicians also train and play with our partner club, usually AS Cannes, club which trained Zinedine Zidane. They are given a FFF licence that enable them to play matches in the French championship. In the first weeks at the Academy, they go through trials in different clubs in the region.
The Academy offers a limited number of spots in order to ensure a very personal approach to players development and follow-up.
The next programme goes from 15 August 2021 to 28 May 2022
It is located in Cannes on the French Riviera, 25 km from Nice.
Thanks to the Michel Hidalgo Academy, you will be able to live a unique experience of football passion !
For the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, our academicians proceed from Algeria, Bahrein, Congo, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Kirghizistan, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, USA, Zimbabwe, and France.
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