Michel Hidalgo


January 5, 2024 to May 25, 2024

Improve your football skills

Seize the opportunity to elevate your skills, your academic achievement and cultural experience to new heights.

About the Academy


Register now to reach your highest potential in the field and classroom. Achieve academic excellence with a personalized educational plan for each student-athlete. We open doors to success through our unique approach to improving performance and developing fundamental skills.
Our Method

Crafting Champions

Holistic Approach to Football Performance

Our method focuses on improving student-athletes’ performances on the field, shaping their vision of the game, and developing genuine skills. They are prepared for success at the highest level of football in the world with our licensed UEFA and FFF-certified coaches, who also have experience as professional players in Europe.

Balancing Football and Academics

We provide opportunities for international players to showcase their talent and take their careers to the next level while maintaining a strong academic focus. School schedules are fully adapted so student-athletes can benefit from football and educational programmes, preparing them for a professional career in Europe.

LIVE THE LIFE OF a Professional Football Player


Are you ready for the football experience of a lifetime? The Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy welcomes you to the French national centre of high performance and Olympic preparation, offering an unparalleled experience in the conditions of a ‘centre de formation’ in a professional club.

Join Our Team

Since 2008, the Academy has hosted 56 different nationalities.
Boys proceeding from: South Africa, Algeria, Germany, England, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrein, Belgium, Benin, Bermudas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Kirgisztan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauricius Island, Mexico, Monaco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobaggo, Tunisia, Uganda, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe, New Caledonia (F) and Tahiti (F).

Join Us on the French Riviera

Experience Football and Culture Immersion

For over 15 years, the Michel Hidalgo Academy has welcomed young players aged 14 to 22 worldwide, providing a fulfilling year of sports, culture, and language immersion in France. Our SPORTS and STUDY project focuses on personal achievement as student-athletes live their passion for football while developing their skills and talent.

Apply for our year-long programme 
from August 17, 2024 to May 25, 2025