May 22nd , 2019, Lousa, Portugal; Global Premier Soccer (GPS) are pleased to announce a partnership with CD Lousanense, the primary Portuguese football club from Lousa formed in 1945, to establish a GPS Portugal club side that will develop quality players and produce teams that can compete locally, nationally and internationally.

The partnership includes collaboration with Valencia CF who will become International Technical Partners to GPS Portugal in line with their existing partnerships with GPS in South East Europe and the United Kingdom.

The agreement will see GPS and Valencia CF International staff provide year round influence, opportunities, experience and pathways for CD Lousanense players, coaches and teams not just in Portugal but also in Valencia and internationally. As a result CD Lousanense will expand their club programs on offer.

CD Lousanense will carry the branding of both GPS Portugal and Valencia CF with effect from July 1st, 2019.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with GPS and to become the first GPS Portugal club side”, commented CD Lousanense Vice President, Armando Santos. “We are excited about the opportunities GPS can provide for everyone at the club”, beamed Santos.

“We are delighted to continue our expansion throughout Europe, in partnership with Valencia CF.  This will assist us in providing opportunities for coaches and players at CD Lousanense and would like to thank Armando and GPS International Business Development Manager, Francisco Baptista, for making this happen”, commented GPS International Director, Tommaso Trevisan.

Through this exciting partnership, CD Lousanense will have access to the Valencia CF methodology, technical support for their coaches and players and the possibility to attend Valencia CF Elite Camps.  It will open up opportunities for international collaborations with GPS franchises throughout the world. Players from CD Lousanense will be eligible to enter the pathway for US Colleges as well.

Valencia CF International Soccer Programs Technical Coordinator, Toni Navarro, commented, “GPS have proved to be excellent partners over the last 2 years in working extremely hard with our staff to develop players, improve coaches and provide opportunities. They have embraced the Valencia way and are a very professional organization whom we are proud to work alongside.”

Additionally, GPS Portugal recently announced the partnership with Associação Académica de Coimbra, who play in the Liga Pro to form the GPS International Academy in nearby Coimbra.

For more information on GPS Portugal, please contact Tommaso Trevisan on ttrevisan@globalpremiersoccer.com