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Real Madrid Experience, train your skills at Real Madrid facilities.
Professional visits to football academies in Spain (Real Madrid CF, Athletic Club Bilbao…) and internationally (Porto FC, Benfica FC…).
Up to date Master degree with the latest theories and practices in modern trainings sessions with latest technology tools.
Professors are top Spanish football professionals who are working in the most important clubs in Spain and international projects.


International Master in Football Coaching and Management

International Master in Football Coaching & Management is one of the most complete studies for professionals of the football sector: From coaches and technical staff to owners and managers who are leading professional football clubs and institutions. In this Master’s, students will have 360º view of all key areas to increase football players’ performances and, above all, make their projects succeed.

Universidad Europea’s International Master in Football Coaching & Management is the first professional football Master about Spanish training methodology completely in English. The most successful training methodology of the last 20 years in international football (national team and clubs) explained and taught by the best Spanish coaches and managers. This Master’s is orientated to all the professionals around the world that want to improve and optimize their players and their football projects.

Study Plan

MODULE 1. Modern Football Coaching Methodology

  • Developing own Game Model
  • High performance football variables: identification and development
  • Controlling and evaluating training process
  • Process training: a methodological revision

MODULE 2. Football Technical Staff

  • Technical Staff organization and responsibilities
  • Physical Coach
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • Health area: better performance optimizing hygienic habits
  • Neuro-psychological area: applied science and practical strategies to increases performance
  • Scouting and match analysis

MODULE 3. Youth development programs, strategies and football management

  • Case study: modern youth development programs analysis and observation
  • Programing and planning football training
  • Talent development: individual and collective process
  • Team organization: evaluating and analyzing for a need’s definition

MODULE 4. The Club

  • Professional Football Club structure
  • The Football Manager
  • Football Club key departments: relation and organization
  • Training and recruitment: talent development
  • Club branding and Community Manager
  • Media: Press conferences
  • A growing area: Women’s football

MODULE 5. Developing a new project: The Football Academy

  • Case study: current success academies
  • International Academies of the Spanish professional clubs
  • International Youth Football tournaments
  • Creating a Football Academy
  • Developing an organization chart
  • Looking for investment

MODULE 6. Football International Management and Laws

  • FIFA and UEFA general organization
  • RFEF and RFFM general organization
  • World’s Referee
  • National and International rules for players transfers
  • Contract models and commercial relationships.



Alejandro Sanchez Vara

  • UEFA PRO Coach
  • Master`s degree in Sports Psychology
  • Master’s degree in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Universidad Europea Sports Faculty Teacher
  • Director externo

Álvaro Arbeloa

  • Former Real Madrid CF Player
  • Ambassador for Real Madrid CF




Juanjo Vila

  • Nottingham Forest – Aitor Karanka Assistant
  • Nottingham Forest – Head Scouting Area
  • Fútbol Táctico CEO
  • Master in Analisis and Scouting Director – Spanish Royal Federation

Raul Martínez

  • Royal Spanish Federation Physiotherapist
  • Spanish National Team Physiotherapist
  • Tensegrity Fisioterapia y Osteopatia Co-founder
  • International speaker in manual therapy

Carlos Lago Peñas

  • Physical Sports Phd
  • Universidad de Vigo Teacher
  • Group Reasearcher: Análisis del rendimiento en Deportes Colectivos.
  • Have written different football books.

Jon Pascua

  • Goalkeeper Coach in Real Betis Balompié
  • International experience in National Teams
  • Goalkeeper Coach in former period in Ath. Bilbao (Lezama)

Iñaki Beni

  • Football Academy Manager – Spanish Soccer School
  • International Camps Head Coach –  Real Madrid CF
  • Phd, Sports Sciences – Physical Education

Gabriel Calderón

  • UEFA Pro Coach y PhD Sports Science
  • FIFA International Coach in Training programs
  • Technical director of La Academia y International Projects Manager – Betis Club de Fútbol

Ornella Desirée

  • Judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Sub-Committee
  • Head of Legal Affairs at European Leagues
  • Guest Professor – ISDE Law & Business School

Edu Covelo

  • Methodology Manager – Celta de Vigo
  • Assistant Coach 1st division LaLiga
  • Master’s degree in High Performance – Spanish Olympic Comittee

Julián López de Lerma

  • Bachelor in Sports Science and Physical Activity
  • Ex-professional football player RCD Espanyol

Ricardo Martínez

  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Traumatology and Sports Physiotherapy traumatología
  • Neuromecanica Lab CEO
  • Biomachanic and Exercise Mechanic Teacher – Resistance Institute

Carlos Fonseca

  • U16 Head Coach Getafe CF
  • UEFA Pro Coach
  • UEFA A Teacher – Madrid Football Federation

Isaac Arqués

  • UEFA PRO Coach
  • U16 Head Coach Daegu CF – Korea
  • U16 Head Coach 1ª d’Agosto – Angola

Auritz Oianeder

  • Methodology Manager Antiguoko KE

Francesc Nebot

  • Technical Director Damm CF

Jessica Rodríguez

  • Exprofessional football player – RCD Espanyol
  • Head Coach Womens’s B93 – 3FL Denmark



Jose María López Chamorro (psicología deportiva)

Javier Sánchez (rendimiento deportivo)

Archit Navandar (biomecánica)

José Bonal (dirección de proyectos)

Differential Aspects


  • Students will have the opportunity to know key points of Spanish Methodology and will be able to compare it to one top country in youth development academies Portugal.
  • Professors are top Spanish football professionals who are working in the most important clubs in Spain and on the greatest international projects.
  • Students will have the opportunity to live Spanish professional football: Visiting LaLiga clubs, and top former academies: Real Madrid, Celta de Vigo, RCD Espanyol or Ath. Bilbao (to be confirmed).
  • During the Master, students will combine theoretical and practical lessons: Students will have the chance to know the latest theories and practice in modern trainings sessions with latest technology tools.
  • Students will visit and observe everyday activities in Real Madrid’s Sports City of Valdebebas, the best sports city with the most experienced professionals.

Career Opportunities


This program will allow students to boost their professional careers in football industry allowing them to acceed to different positions in different kind of projects or institutions:

– Technical Staff: Head Coach, Second coach or assistants, Scout and Match analysis.

– Footbal Clubs: Sports Manager, Football Manager, Technical Advisor, Methodology Chief.

– Footbal Institutions (federations or national teams): Technical Director, Sports Manager, Stage Coordinator, National Coach or Assistant.

– Private projects (Academies, High Performance Center): Head Coach or Assistants, General Manager, Methodology Chief, CEO advisor.