Spanish Elite Football Academy

Training program at the Football Academy with accommodation in Palencia

We are official authorized representative of the Spanish children’s and youth Club Internacional de la Amistad and professional football club Palencia CF to which the modern PALENCIA INTERNACIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY with a sports boarding school, a secondary school, and a quality football base belongs. The International Football Academy works under the patronage and support of the Palencia City Hall. Download the Academy presentation.

Together with the PALENCIA FOOTBALL ACADEMY we offer a great opportunity for young players from 14 to 22 years old to start their career in Spain, by enrolling in the high-level Football Academy with accommodation and education in the Academy secondary boarding school in Palencia. At the Academy each player will receive an individual approach to his talent and development.

There are two programs of stay at the Palencia Football Academy. The long-term program is a full year of training and the short-term program is a three-month training course.

The big advantage is that your child will receive a European school secondary education and will achieve significant success in football. Parents often have to put up with missing school classes and lack of time for lessons, choosing a sports career for a child. The Academy boarding school solves all these problems, professionally combining secondary and football education. The diplomas that our graduates receive are recognized in many countries. It is possible to get higher education in many institutions of the European Union.

THE PALENCIA FOOTBALL ACADEMY – is a Spanish international football academy opened in 1990. The Academy with a boarding school and a high-quality training process, balanced nutrition and recovery in its own rehabilitation center, education in a secondary boarding school, under the patronage of the Palencia City Hall. The Academy issues a Spanish residence permit for studies. If a player makes the team, then he is helped in getting a license. The player plays official matches either in the main or in the second team. The Juvenil Academy team (C.I. la Amistad) plays in the strongest Spanish division against such clubs as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano, Leganes and others.

Since 2021, the Palencia International Football Academy has been part of the professional club Palencia C.F. Our Academy players get practice playing in adult football in the reserve team. This contributes to a better preparation of football players for professional football and their professional growth.

THE PALENCIA FOOTBALL ACADEMY  graduates signed their first professional contracts with such clubs as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Real Valladolid, Celta Vigo, River Plate, etc.

THE PALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY offers vocational training with accommodation in the Academy sports boarding school under the following program (included in the price):
  • Daily 2 training as scheduled at the Palencia CF International Academy
  • Theory classes at the Football Academy
  • Recreational activities at the Academy
  • Access to the fitness room and pool for Academy players
  • Test and official football matches
  • Accommodation in the Academy residence in rooms for 1-2 people
  • Meals in the residence of the International Academy boarding school
  • Wi-Fi throughout the residence of the Academy boarding school
  • The residence of the Academy boarding school is heated in winter
  • Education in a public comprehensive secondary school
  • Learning Spanish with teachers at the Academy
  • Obtaining a residence permit for studies
  • Health insurance with maximum coverage
  • Participation in official club competitions under the aegis of the RFEF
  • Branded club kit

The program does not include:

  • Flight to Palencia
  • Obtaining a student visa type D
  • Accommodation for parents
Additional opportunities:
  • Training camps for teams at the Academy
  • Children’s and youth sports camps at the Academy
  • Internship and individual training for the season at the Academy
  • Participation in summer tournaments and friendly matches in Spain

The coaching staff of the Academy are highly qualified Spanish coaches with extensive experience. The head coach and technical director of the Palencia Football Academy is Jorge Gonzalo, who has worked as a coach for teams of different ages for more than seven years in one of the best Spanish football academies – Academia Atlético de Madrid. Thanks to his experience and knowledge, Palencia Football Academy uses the best training methods of Atlético Madrid.

Manu Hernando (Real Madrid C.F.) and Jack Diori (S.D. Ponferradina) - two successful players from Palencia International Football Academy
Cooperation agreement with the Football Academy

Best Academy players signed professional contracts

Infrastructure of the Palencia CF International Football Academy

Palencia Football Academy Base

  • Training base – the club has 6 training fields with natural and artificial grass, of which 4 fields are full size for 11 vs 11 football and 2 fields for 7 vs 7 football.
  • Rehabilitation Center – the Academy has a modern center for the treatment and recovery of football players, including a room for physical therapy and rehabilitation after injuries. Specialized physiotherapists. The Academy employs specialists in player recovery.
  • Fitness Center – a wide range of modern simulators is used, which has become an ideal addition to the balanced physical training of players.
  • Boarding school (residence) of the Academy– the residence is located in the city center, a few minutes from the school and is equipped with everything necessary for the players to stay. Cozy 2-person rooms to accommodate young players from different cities and countries, as well as a lounge and dining room offering a special sports menu. Rooms with TV for rest and recreation. Laundry services. Significant improvements have been made during the recent renovation, and Academy players feel even more comfortable now, despite being distant from their families and friends.
  • Nutrition – one of the foundations for the development of a young footballer player. The kitchen staff has extensive experience in providing our players with a healthy menu. The Palencia Football Academy nutrition program is based on the latest scientific developments and aims to form and normalize healthy eating habits that benefit our athletes.
Palencia Football Academy - Racing

Order of admission and fees at THE PALENCIA FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Резиденция Академии футбола

For admission to the boarding school of the PALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY you can pass the trial at the Academy for a week. It is possible to enter without trials, coming to the Academy straight for the whole season. During the trial, the player lives in a boarding school with full board, conducts 2 times training and testing, daily Spanish lessons. The player can use the club rehabilitation center and the Academy fitness room for recovery.

It is possible to enroll in the Academy without preliminary trials for the entire academic year until the end of the season or a short-term program for 3 months. Details can be clarified upon an e-mail request.

The cost of an annual stay and training at the Palencia International Football Academy with accommodation in the Academy residence is 20,000 EUR. It is possible to pay for the academic year in installments. You can find out more by sending an application to the Academy from the website or an e-mail request.

The cost of a short-term program at the Football Academy for three months is 7,000 EUR for the entire course. The price includes accommodation, meals, Spanish language courses, equipment and the player’s training process.

The cost of a short-term program at the Football Academy for six months is 13,200 EUR. The price includes accommodation, meals, Spanish language courses, equipment and the player’s training process.

Attention! All mutual settlements take place only directly and with the host party – THE PALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY.

You can pay in cryptocurrency directly on our website, including using bank cards.

Further information can be found by e-mail, WhatsApp or by applying to the Academy.

Apply to Palencia Academy

I agree to the processing of personal data and the terms of the user agreement