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The International Center of European Football is Europe’s first football academy offering the largest spectrum of opportunities.

Student-athletes enrolling at the International Center of European Football put the odds in their favor for a successful future, benefiting from many opportunities on the field as a player, as well as off the field in their professional endeavors in the sports industry.

The 10-month Pro Residency program was expertly developed as a career launching platform with international players in mind, providing custom, individualized and diverse paths that suit the needs of each student-athlete, offering only the best football and academic programs and opportunities to its future football professionals.

Talented football players at ICEF born between 1997 and 2009 reach their maximum potential academically and footballwise, while attending the 10-month Pro Residency Program, and are able to discover their path to future careers, with a wide range of opportunities available to them.

ICEF’s all-around professional preparation program, featuring partnerships with the most prestigious football organizations that have decades of experience in the football industry in Europe, offers players:

Unequalled opportunities to develop as a football player

  • Compete in the official French national league;
  • Get exposed to highly regarded D1 and D2 clubs in Europe;
  • A launching platform to kickstart professional player’s  careers.
ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Collegiate preparation and exposure for the DI level in the U.S.

  • Creation of an outstanding football resume combined with impressive highlight videos;
  • Connections with recruiters from top Universities and Colleges in the U.S.;
  • Preparation for ID Camps and Showcases.

Fulfilling educational options to enter the sports industry

  • Complete an education with a Bachelor or Master’s degree;
  • Enrich curriculum by learning a foreign language and culture;
  • Receive advice and mentorship from professionals in the industry;
  • Launch a prosperous career in the sports industry.
ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

To participate in this unique experience and attend ICEF’s elite football preparation and boarding school program, players must first try out and get selected. At this time, only 4 spots remain available. The season kicks off on August 24th, 2020.