Improve your football skills

Seize the opportunity to elevate your level of play and your football skills to new heights,
make your academic achievement a success
and live a unique experience

Improve your football skills

Seize the opportunity to elevate your level of play
and your football skills to become professional,
make your academic project a success
and live a unique experience


Football Academy in France Europe

Don’t you have a dream of living up your passion for football in a dynamic and motivating academy that will help you reach your highest potential in the field  and make you approach professional football ?

Only 2 steps away from Nice, Monaco, Marseilles, we open doors to success through our unique approach to improving performance and rubbing shoulders with the best.

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 with our UEFA certified coaches, who also have experience as professional players in Europe

 * by having a licence in an official FFF club

 * by playing championship matches with their club every weekend

Académie de Football en France

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. We help achieve academic excellence with personalized educational plan. As the premier Football Academy in Europe schedules are fully adapted so student-athletes can benefit from football and academic 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 players from 60 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, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kirgisztan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauricius Island, Mexico, Monaco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland, Tanzania, 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.