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 enter professional football and to make trials in the pro clubs.
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 places in order to ensure a very personal approach to players development and follow-up.
The next programme starts from 9 August 2020 to 25 April 2021, or from 30 August 2020 to 16 May 2021.
It is located in Cannes on the French Riviera, 25 km from Nice.
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Thanks to the Michel Hidalgo Academy, you will be able to live a unique experience of football passion !
For the 2019-2020 year, our academicians proceed from Algeria, Bahrein, Congo, Cyprus, Denmark, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Kirghizistan, Laos, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, USA, and France.