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SPF Academy, Spanish Football learning from Valencia to the world

The main goal of Spanish Pro Football Academy is to make accessible for player worldwide the possibility to compete for football in Spain.

This was the why the managers’ team started this project three years ago and after this period we are proud to show the successful case of many players are turning their dreams reality playing in Spain and in some determinate cases developing a professional football career in Spain or in their respective countries.

Over these three years, the task of the teams associated to the academy was key bringing the players the possibility to train and play with real Spanish teams fully integrated with their respective squads.

Teams like Atlético Saguntino, Historics Valencia CF, R. Algemesí, Masanassa, Athletic Vallbonense, Rambleta, Serranos CF, CD Zafranar, CF San José or Olimpic Xátiva are strong partners for the correct development of the program. They bring their squads in the different categories; Junior, Cadet, Infants, … to enroll the academy players in their respective teams.

Spanish Pro Football Academy is proud to host players from the five continents; currently, in our academy, we have nineteen different nations; from South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan, to South Africa or Namibia.   From  Iceland or Rusia to Egypt and United Arab Emirates. From the United Kingdom, the United States or Australia to India, Azerbayán, and Kzajistan. From Guadalupe to Ukrania. SPF Academy is a whole experience of the football internationalization and it globalization power approaching cultures through the love for football.

All the players enrolled in our professional players’ development program are receiving a complete academic program adapted to their respective training sessions and their academic level.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in the professional player development program don’t hesitate to reach us at and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

Fulham SPF Academy web

SPF Academy will manage the Fulham FC International Player Development Programme in Valencia.

Last Thursday the Premier League club Fulham Football Club announced a new international player development programme launching in Valencia in partnership with The Higher Sports Academy, a British corporation associated with Spanish Pro Football Academy.

This program is created for international players from 16 to 19 years old and has the goal to bring access to the players worldwide for a chance to the professional football career.

The International Player Development Programme will replicate the principles of Fulham FC’s successful Academy and all players will be monitored by the Club with a view to finding the next star and coaching methods reviewed by Fulham FC qualified coaches and Management staff.

The structure of the program will replicate the successful model of Spanish Pro Football Academy; with FIFA certificated coaches, specific academy training sessions and the chance to register and train with Spanish League sides, gaining vital match experience playing in Spain and achieving a high standard in football skills competition.

Besides the athletic formation, the enrolled players will receive a quality education programme that includes daily Spanish lessons and a choice of education options including:

  • A BTEC Sports Level 3 qualification provided by an outstanding OFSTED rated education provider
  • A range of subjects offered by Mas Camarena a private bilingual school rated as one of the top schools in Spain
  • American High School Studies

Mas Camarena Students’ Resort & Sports Centre will host this relevant Fulham Academy initiative, bringing the future professional players best conditions for their formation.

Academy Director, Huw Jennings added: “We are excited about a new development which will give opportunities for us to explore talented players in Spain and other territories.”

This program will works as a test-bed by Fulham FC for their international players with the potential to include a future professional football player contract. Mas Camarena Student´s & Resort Center will receive first Fulham players in the next days.

For further information about the programme or the application process students/players should contact:

Kim Tae Hun Gyeongnam FC

SPF Academy former player Tae Hun Kim enrolled for Gyeongnam FC

The player is one of the new hires for the 2017 K League Champion, Gyeongnam FC starting its second year at the top tier in the South Korean football.

Tae Hun was enrolled for two years in Spanish Pro Football Academy with our professional player development program. Doing the program Kim had the opportunity to start his semi-professional career in minor leagues and upgrading his athletic and football level up to the Spanish standards.

Last year in Spain, Kim was enrolled for Ecija Balompie in the segunda b division, the third tier for the Spanish football and the welcome door to the professional career.

In Ecija Balompie he had the chance to play against relevant Spanish teams like Real Betis Balonpie, with their main line up players, and the academy teams of Sevilla FC and Real Betis Balonpie FC.

Over his stay in the Spanish Pro Football Academy, he was enrolled into the Professional Football Program, with morning sessions with the other SPF Academy players and afternoon training session with his junior age team, Huracan Valencia, where he played against junior teams like Valencia CF, Levante UD, Villarreal CF, and similar.

Tae Hun is a hard dedicated player focus in his career and taking care of every aspect of his life to achieve the best conditions for a professional football team. Technically Tae Hun is an offensive player can play like a winger in both sides and both sides forward.

The last hiring by Gyeongnam FC for Tae Hun Kim confirms the system of SPF Academy forming professionals players like David Taylor, backing to their home country to the professional leagues being professional players.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in the professional player development program don’t hesitate to reach us at and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

Looking back SPF Academy 2018 year events

Past 2018 was a big year for SPF Academy, we made very good new friends and some of our old friends made us proud of them starting their professional career in clubs worldwide.

The past year was the first for SPF Academy as tournament promoters and managers bringing us the opportunity to meet new players and clubs worldwide in trophies like First edition of Trofeo Escoles Valencia CF for ages from 6 to 8 years old where we held forty teams associated to Valencia CF Academy in the training complex of Valencia CF.

Besides we had an incredible experience promoting the first women tournament “SPF – Vila del Puig” with three ages group from 8 years old to above.

SPF Vila del Puig Women Football

In that tournament, we had the opportunity to share trends and opinions around women football with some relevant names from FIFA and La Liga uncovering a brilliant perspective for the women football worldwide.

Both tournaments will have their second edition next year and SPF Academy will be there.

We had the pleasure to host clubs and academies from any part of the world; like Regional Sports from Abu-Dabi. One of the most recognized football academies from the UAE. From UAE we had as well the last FIFA Clubs World Cup Vice-Champion, Al-Ain FC have choice SPF Academy to do the pre-season stage for their U14 and U16 players. From Bahrain, we received as well, Winners Football Center and from UAE we received as well a group of players from the UAE women national team.

Al Ain players at SPF Offices

Al Ain players at SPF Offices

We hosted as well a great group from the association “Everything is possible” from Liverpool, UK and from South Africa the U12 team from Premier Football Academy.  All they had the willingness to enjoy their Spanish football experience and develop their football skills in our academy in Valencia or in short football trips around Spain.  We had great memories of all of them and hopefully, we can look forward quickly in the future.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

Meanwhile, our group of players enrolled in our professional players’ development program is continuously growing with players from USA, Indonesia, Korea, China, Egypt, India, Colombia, Singapore, … our wish for 2019 is their wills comes true.

Cheers for that.

Valencia CF SPF Academy

SPF Academy organizes the Valencia CF Associated Football Schools tournament.

The traditional Christmas under 8 years old ´s tournament had the participation of some of the academy teams associated to the Valencia CF and all those forms the plantation of the next Valencia CF football players generation.

The tournament celebrated at the Valencia CF football complex was restricted to pre-Benjamin category collecting players between 6 to 8 years old from all parts of the Valencia region until a total of forty teams.

Thursday, December 27th was the first competition day with the group phase for both groups; 6 and 7 years old and 7 and eight years old. Friday, December 28th was the second competition day with the eliminatory phase, finals, and semifinals for all the age groups.

In the end, the winner in the category of 6 and 7 years old was Valencia CF winning 8 vs 0 the team of CD Torrevieja in a very competitive match. The other semifinalist was Barrio La Luz CF and Ontinyent FC playing for the 3rd place in a match wined by Barrio La Luz Fc.

The second age group category, 7 and 8 years old, had same history with the victory of Valencia CF collecting a great tournament performance against another great team San José FC finally the 2nd place of the tournament. The semifinalist spots were held by Lacross Babel, 3rd position and Ontinyent Fc  4th position.

SPF Academy Football School Spain

This tournament has a specific sporting goal for the Valencia CF Associated Football Schools program, to be a control point of the competitive system for all the Valencia CF associated schools.

Besides the sporting goal, community care has a special role in the tournament sharing toys and food from the players to the community care association “Casa Grande” bringing help to the most underprivileged communities of the Valencia region.

This is one step forward in the tournament organization for the SPF Academy after the Summer women tournament realized past summer 2019.

If you are interested to attend one of our tournaments or do you want to organize your own tournament feel free to reach us at for your bespoke proposal.





Firza Andika at SPF traning fields

Indonesia national team player, Firza Andika joins SPF Academy

The Indonesian player Firza Andika recently join into the SPF Academy family to move one step forward in his professional career.

Firza is a full left side player, heading offensive left wing and midfielder or a defensive left back position, and he enrolled Spanish Pro Football Academy to receive a specific training program last month of November.

The planning of this stage have done by SPF Academy and the player´s agent agency;   2 Touch Internacional.

Born on November 12th, 1999 Firza Andika is one of the most rising starts of the Indonesian football.  With only 19 years old he started in the GO-JEK TRAVELOKA LIGA 1 being one of the best rookies of the main Indonesia league enrolled in the squad of PSMS Medan.

Last 2018 season with PSMS Medan brought very interesting records, playing nine games and bringing two goals assistances against Persija Jakarta and PSIS.

Firza Andika joins SPF Academy

He´s being an important part of the national team from the under 16 categories with a regular line up in each category. In fact, he´s being part right now of the under 23 team and is on the target for the main Indonesian team.

Andika´s decision was taken because the player´s intention to upgrade his competitive level and maybe follow his career in the European football leagues. With these targets, the Spanish Pro Football Academy technical team have designed him a bespoke program to place Firza in the path to accomplish those goals.

Firza will follow a bespoke program including an academic and football program in the SPF Academy and training with the Tercera division team, UD Alzira. One of the most recognized teams in minor leagues in Spain.

The football program includes double training sessions, one in the morning with the other players of SPF Academy to upgrade his tactical level to the Spanish leagues level and a deep understanding of the Spanish game style. The second one, in the afternoon, is being with UD Alzira being part of the squad understanding the Spanish style of game.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in this program don’t hesitate to reach us at and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

Yaroslav Selin SPF Academy player

From Russia to Spain, the Football experience of Iaroslav Selin.

Iaroslav Selin born in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia on June 9th of 2004 and from the early beginning his parents saw a huge interest by football; “he played with the ball all the time, He turned us crazy!”.

Over the years this early interest became more and more serious starting to play in Sormovo one of the best football academies in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.

The competition matters started for Iaroslav when he was twelve years old competing at the regional level with Sormovo with pretty good performances and huge strength of will to accomplish his football goals.

In those days Iaroslav showed a sampler view of his football potential with a hard offensive focus combined with good technical and dribbling skills.

But all this, it was enough for Iaroslav who had one mind goal, arrive to play as professional.

Because this Iaroslav reached  Spanish Pro Football Academy interested by our professional football player development program and how he can come to Spain to play and study enrolled into our academy and an official team.

The SPF professional football development program brings to our players the possibility to combine an academic formation with high-performance football training in a double daily session. All the players receive an academic formation in an international school during the day and a morning training session with the academy´s players to upgrade their tactical level up to the Spanish standards. Besides that, almost all the players have a second training afternoon session with their respective teams to be ready for the weekend competition.

Yaroslav Selin Rambleta CF

Iaroslav Selin arrived in SPF Football Academy this September and showed early his offensive skills because it Rambleta CF a team from Valencia, Spain, playing at U16 second division brought him a place on his team playing like offensive wing and playmaker.

His hard work and straight of will are turning him a key piece of the project starting his path to his goal to be a professional football player.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in this program don’t hesitate to reach us at and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.


SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

The partnership between SPF Academy and UD Levante is running

The players of Spanish Pro Football Academy are enjoying the partnership agreement between SPF Academy and UD Levante over all the work lines including in the deal to form professional football players under the Spanish methodology style of play.

Past Thursday, November 22nd we had one of the player´s professional development activities including in the partnership program with UD Levante. The friendly match between the SPF Academy team and the UD Levante International team was head at the UD Levante training complex at Buñol and had the goal to test the level of each player into a competitive environment with high-performance players.

In the end, UD Levante international won 1 by 0 to Spanish Pro Football Academy team in a very competitive match without clear options for any of the teams.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

The first half the SPF teams suffer the intensive control of the UD Levante squad pressing the ball over all the field with a hard offensive focus but the defensive order for the SPF squad continuously broke the options for UD Levante International arriving at the half-time.

The second half began with a very equal control of the game with clear options by both clubs but arriving at the last quarter of the game was a monologue for SPF team with clear options to score the draw for the match arriving at the end with the final 1-0 to UD Levante International.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

Friendly matches are an important part in the SPF Academies and it is almost weekly besides the official match (for the players enrolled with a minor league´s team). The fact to play a match in the same facilities a professional La Liga´s team train each day it’s a very exciting experience for all our players seeing very closely the daily task of a professional team from La Liga.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in this program don’t hesitate to reach us at and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

Physical Test SPF

SPF Academy players on their physical fitness test

The physical aspect is getting relevance in the football performance today because this we do a physical fitness test to our academy´s players three times pair season.

Ten general physical skills should be incorporated into every aspect of athletic activity, as well as each of the human energy pathways. A comprehensive fitness program addresses each of these and can be deemed successful only to the degree which if offers improvement, while individuals are considered fit in equal measure to their competency in each of these skills.

These physical skills are: Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Power, Speed, Flexibility, Agility, Accuracy, Balance and Coordination

All the players pass the test at the beginning of the football season, in the middle of it and when the football season is ending. The test is managing by our technical staff, focusing on the main important aspects for the football players preparation.

The final goals of the test are:

  • Having a metric reference by the coaches and the technical staff to design a bespoke program for each player in order to achieve individual goals.
  • Make players aware about their capacities and the good of the collective and individual enforcement.

This is one step forward from SPF Academy to bring foreign players the best conditions for their professional football preparation for the Spanish football leagues.

In words of Ruben Estelles, CEO of Spanish Pro Football Academy; “The continuous demanding of more intensive players by teams, needs a very complete player not only in technical skills as well tactical and physical. These tests bring to the technical staff a better idea of the weakness and strengths of each player doing better follow up of their individual workout program”

If you are interested in our professional player development program don’t hesitate and reach us at and we will design your bespoke program.

Sergey Shutov

Sergey Shutov, first russian Football player for SPF Academy

The final goal for the Spanish Football Club Academy is to turn accessible to the young football players from any place of the world the path to be a professional football player in Spain.

Because this, we are very proud to announce our first Russian player in the academy; Sergey Shutov.

Sergey is a wing midfielder player can develop his game in both wings; right and left. His dribbling skills and his stamina was a very good start point to develops all his potential to achieve the professional football career.

In SPF Academy we designed a bespoke program to Sergey to maximize his options to arrive at the semiprofessional tier.

Before to arrive SPF Academy Sergey Shutov, attended some trials with several clubs with very short successful and no spot in any club. With SPF Academy, Sergey received the right management to attend the best clubs options for tryouts and the right training management to upgrade his level into the Spanish one particularly applying the Spanish methodology.

SPF Academy did a deep searching for a club where Sergey can have a relevant position and where he can play enough matches over the year to win experience in the Spanish league and could upgrade his football into the Spanish football way of play.

Sergey is playing in First Preferente division, the first tier for the amateur level in the Spanish football enrolled into the Massanasa Football Club. The goal is to record a big number of games over the season, more than 50 games yearly counting football league games and friendly games with SPF Academy.

Besides the regular training with Massanasa FC, Sergey develops a specific morning training with SPF Academy players to enforces his game-intensity and tactical skills for a deeper understanding of the Spanish football game style.

This is the first Spanish football experience for Sergey with a very great performance progression in any aspect of the game. It is sure he will upgrade the tier in the next season following coaches opinion.

If you are interested in our professional player development program don’t hesitate and reach us at and we will design your bespoke program.