Valencia CF

One of Spain’s most successful clubs, Valencia was founded in 1919 and has played its home games at the 55,000-seater Mestalla since 1923. They are currently preparing to move into the new 75,000-seater Nou Mestalla in the north-west of the city. Valencia have won 6 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Reys and 3 UEFA Cups and reached back to back UEFA Champions League Finals in 2000 and 2001. Valencia is the third-most supported football club in Spain and one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of number of associates (registered paying supporters),

Valencia CF Youth Academy

Since its inauguration in 1992, Valencia CF’s Academy has been one of the most successful football schools in all of Europe. It is considered to have some of the best facilities on the continent, and features 8 eleven-a-side football pitches, 6 eight-a-side pitches, a residents’ hall for players, study rooms, gyms, swimming pools, a physiotherapy area and much more. The Training Centre at Valencia CF offers university education, classroom training, and online training related to sport and football as Valencia CF is one of the few clubs in Spain that organizes a Sport Management MBA. Notable Youth Academy Graduates include: David Silva (Manchester City), Isco (Real Madrid), Paco Alcacer (Valencia), Juan Bernat (FC Bayern), Raul Albiol (SS Napoli)

GPS Valencia Partnership

GPS has recently partnered with Valencia to deliver combined programming throughout the world. Programmes include Soccer Schools, tournaments, Talent ID Programmes and Camps, Valencia CF National Teams and Valencia CF Tours There will be a focus on training of existing and new technical directors relative to the Valencia CF methodology and subsequently rolling this out to all staff. Training of staff will take place both in Valencia and at individual locations Monthly conference calls, curriculum access and annual technical visits will also form part of the partnership.