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, Saúl and Óliver Torres. 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 Spain’s third most successful club behind Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona. In terms of titles, Atlético de Madrid is the fourth most successful club in Spanish football, behind F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F. and Athletic Bilbao. Atlético has won La Liga on 10 occasions. They also are celebrating the inaugural season of their brand new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, this year.
During your stay in Madrid you will have the opportunity to live and train at the Spanish Soccer 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 14 editions of the World Cup, and hosted the 1982 edition. 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. These achievements have led many commentators, experts and former players to consider the current Spanish side the best ever in world football.