Welcome to the Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy !
The Academy welcomes players from all over the world, aged 14 to 22, who wish to experience a one-year cultural, linguistic and football immersion in France.
The goal is to prepare the young football players to enter professional football and to make trials in the pro clubs. The Academy is a perfect showcase for young talents.
The next programme starts from 30 August 2020 to 29 May 2021.
The Academy offers a limited number of places in order to ensure a very personal approach to players'development and subsequent career.
It is located in Cannes on the French Riviera, 25 km from Nice.
The academicians train and play with our partner clubs, usually AS Cannes, club which trained Zinedine Zidane. They are given a FFF licence that enable them to play matches in the French championship. In the first weeks at the Academy, they go through trials in different clubs in the region.
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For this 2019-2020 year, our academicians proceed from Algeria, Bahrein, Cyprus, Denmark, Gabon, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Kirghizistan, Laos, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, USA, and France.