Atletico de Madrid and Spanish Soccer Federation
A chance to live “fútbol” in the passionate country of Spain
eSoccer is proud to offer young players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the Spanish passion and style of play at Atlético de Madrid. Atlético prides itself on being one of the most comprehensive football and values training centers in the world. The club is also proud of its homegrown footballers, like Gabi, Fernando Torres, Lucas, Koke, Thomas, and Saúl. Each of these talents was developed in the Atlético Academy, and is now a member of the first team. This training program offers valuable insight into the youth development systems of Atlético de Madrid that produced these greats.
Atlético de Madrid is La Liga’s third most successful club, behind Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona, having been crowned La Liga Champions on ten occasions. In all competitions, Atlético de Madrid is the fourth most successful club in Spanish football, behind F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F. and Athletic Bilbao. In addition to winning ten La Liga titles, Atlético has won the Copa del Rey ten times, the Europa League in 2010 and 2012, and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 and 2012.
During your program in Madrid you will have the opportunity to stay and train at the Royal Spanish Football Federation Team Complex (*hotel stay subject to availability). In Spanish it is known as the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).
The complex, aptly named the Ciudad de Fútbol, or City of Football, is home to the Spanish National team. It is located outside of Madrid in Las Rozas, and is the governing body of soccer in Spain. The Spanish National Team has participated in an impressive 14 World Cups, and will play once more in the 2018 edition. Spain also hosted the World Cup in 1982. The team achieved a national milestone by winning the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
After its impressive 2010 World Cup victory, and then back to back 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles, Spain is the only national team in history to win three major tournaments consecutively. Spain’s National Team includes some of the best players in the World, such as Sergio Ramos, David de Gea and Andres Iniesta.