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.

SPF Academy at Mestalla

Living the Spanish football way of life by SPF Academy

Our principal goal in Spanish Pro Football Academy is bringing young players worldwide the opportunity to access the professional player´s formation program used in Spain for the main La Liga´s teams.

Complementary to the formation program is important to the players to have their recreation time. This is one of the reasons we bring to our players a recreational program, included in our price, to enjoy the Spanish football way of life.

We include to our players enrolled in the professionals’ players program a season ticketing holder to attend some of the home games of Levante UD and Valencia CF.

This is a great opportunity for SPF´s academy players to watch on life their references and how they turn in real the weekly work.

Levante UD has a home stadium at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium, with 26,000 spectators, it’s a 50 years old stadium, with UEFA Category 2 level and has one of the highest occupation percentage each game.

The home of Valencia CF is the legendary Mestalla, the ancient stadium of Spain opened at 1923, it’s a UEFA Category 4 level stadium and can host 50,000 spectators in one of the loudest supporters of La Liga. In fact, the Spanish national team selected the home of Valencia CF to play as local numerous times.

The Spanish Pro Football Academy players have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful experience of the Spanish first division matches. It is an incredible experience because great football matches are played in this competition and there is always a spectacular atmosphere.

As many people know, the Spanish League is one of the best leagues in the world and faces some of the best players in the world.

For many of our players, to be able to live this experience has been a dream come true.

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


David Jason “DJ” Taylor: His Story to be a professional player: Spanish Pro Football Academy

Currently playing with the North Carolina FC, a United Soccer League (USL) team, DJ Taylor can be considered a key player in his team and one of the younger players in the USL teams

David Taylor one of the rookies at USL

After spending two years in Valencia, Spain where he trained with the Spanish Pro Football Academy, enrolled at the professional soccer player formation program, DJ arrived last season with the North Carolina FC. Being a rookie on the team, DJ had to compete with the veteran players to earn his spot as the main right back. He was able cement his position by using the skills he learned at SPF with his natural skills.


During the off-season, DJ returned to the Spanish Pro Football Academy where he reinforced the skills he had learned previously. At the start of the current season, the 20-year old was named the starting main right back. Even though he is one of the younger players on this USL team, DJ Taylor becoming more important thanks to his intensive style of play.

In the words of DJ Taylor, “The Spanish Pro Football Academy was the making point in my career. The coaches there helped me acquire the technical and tactical skills I needed in order to play in a professional team”.

David Taylor North Carolina Right Back




The two years DJ spent at the Spanish Pro Football Academy, revolved in morning training sessions with SPF professional soccer programs and afternoon sessions with a Club team. Thanks to his intensive training, DJ was able to play in the Honor Division (top U18 division) with the Torrelevante UD and in CD Buñol at Tercera División  fourth-tier Spanish division).


David Taylor at Torre Levante Junior Team

“When each season was over, I liked to do an off-season training program at the SPF Academy. There I would be able to focus on improving and reinforcing my skills and concepts I had previously learned at SPF. I feel that is the best way to ensure that I am fit enough for the next season”, DJ regarding his relations with the Spanish Pro Football Academy.

If you are interested in the SPF professional soccer programs, don’t’ hesitate to reach us at

Seven Days Spanish Football Experience in Valencia and Madrid with; Regional Sports

The Abu Dhabi Football Academy develop a complete program in Madrid and Valencia for his U11 and U13 team
The partnership between Spanish Pro Football Academy and the Arab Emirate´s football academy Regional Sports complete another mile in their relationship last spring break with the with the visiting of Regional Sports with two of its team to Spain.
Spanish Pro Football Academy designed an intensive program for the teams, the goal was don’t waste one minute, Regional Sports only had seven days and because this, the program must be intensive.
The way to design the program was to combine friendly matches with relevant academy teams from Valencia area, like Valencia CF, UD Bétera and CF San José with training session managed by SPF coaches.
The training session with SPF coaches was focused to work deeply some aspects of the technical team skills to adapt the team to the Spanish style of game; more intensive than Regional Sports teams use to develop in their own country.

This adaptive training sessions are created to bring to the players an upgrade to their personal and team-play skills to create a gap between they and the other players when they return to their leagues.
One week of intensive training program is enough to have relevant improvement in the player´s skills, because this Regional Sports combine trainings and matches same day, to develop the full potential of the program against potent rivals.

The players from Regional Sports had the opportunity to seat in the locker room of Valencia CF First team players

The football program was complete visiting Spanish cultural monuments like the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, or the old town of Valencia, with their centenary royal houses.
Besides it, the final point for the stage was the visit of the group to visiting Real Madrid Stadium; Santiago Bernabeu. Just one and half hour from Valencia with fast train.
If you are interested to have details and prices about this program or you want a bespoke proposal contact us at;

Where is the best place for football in Spain?

Where is the best place for football in Spain?

Where is the best place for football in Spain?
is worldwide knows by its incredible production of talented football players. Forward the team trophies and the individual awards, Spain had an incredible conditions for the practice of football in early ages.

Obviously the main cities of Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, has the focus of the media because the awareness of Real Madrid, FC Barcelona or Atletico de Madrid but there is a region where the concentration of football talent is greater than these cities, this area is concentrate around the metropolitan area of Valencia.

Valencia is the third largest city of Spain, with a metropolitan area around one million people and located in the cost of Mediterranean Sea cost, it has a sweet weather twelve months yearly and three hundred sunny days per year.

Valencia belongs to the Region of Valencia (Comunitat Valenciana) and its placed just two hours from Madrid and three hours to Barcelona, but surprisingly those are not the main reasons how turns Valencia in one of the best place worldwide to form future professional football players. The region of Valencia concentrates a huge quantity of Europe top class teams and their respective academies.

Levante UD, Villarreal CF and Valencia CF share an area of less than 80 kms and the competition to join in one of these academies between the players of the region is fierce, so the quality of the competition in these academies is one of the biggest in Spain and Europe as well.

All thse teams have their subsidiaries and second teams in the top of the u23, u19, u16 and u14 League and SPF place their best players in these leagues to compete face to face against the future La Liga Stars.

Where is the best place for football in Spain?SPF footballers can experience the professionalism, competitiveness and game of the highest levels of the world, and also have many opportunities to be signed by professional clubs that allow them to start their professional football career, and improve , In other cases, very quickly his game psychology, his technique and tactics.

All in one of the friendly cities in Spain, There are not many cities like Valencia that combine so harmoniously the architecture of the past, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings that will be erected in the new millennium. Valencia is commerce and culture, cinema, theater, museums, music, business. It is a city that has the same amenities as the biggest cities, in addition to having a very important extra, the beach. Everything is very concentrated and there is an excellent public transport, so our visits or players have total and easy mobility throughout everything, and can reach anywhere (cathedrals, rivers, parks, leisure and culture centers, shopping centers, and Beach, among others) in less than 20 minutes.