are you ready to go pro?



Are you ready to play, train and compete within a professional club?

The GPS International Soccer Academy in Portugal is operated in partnership with Associação Académica de Coimbra who currently play in the Liga Pro which is the Portuguese 2nd Division.

The GPS International Soccer Academy Portugal gives talented students opportunities to play in matches, tournaments and the potential to participate in trials at professional clubs as well as being assessed for progression within by Associação Académica de Coimbra themselves. The Academic component is provided via our partnership with USPA one of the highest rated continued education providers in North America.

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Why choose the gps Portugal academy?


Success Stories

Kenny Cooper

Kenny Cooper

Kenny Cooper, a US International and current free-agent, went on loan to Académica de Coimbra after rising through the ranks of Manchester United's youth academy. Following his spell in Portugal, he spent three years in the Bundesliga's second division before returning to the United States and playing in the MLS to-date.


His time spent in Europe gave him a taste of the different European-styles of soccer and opened many doors for him upon his return to the MLS. Académica's soccer academy, in particular, helped play a big role in his development for the short amount of time that he was at the club.



The Academy will be run in Partnership with, a famed Portuguese professional club side Associação Académica de Coimbra who will host the players at their world class on site facility in the beautiful city of Coimbra.

This accommodation contains up to 40 students from all over the globe because of its 5* facilities in which it can host international players and provide them with top class professional training and an opportunity to progress in the professional game .

Situated within 15 minutes’ walk of downtown Coimbra it is close to all local amenities and transport . Coimbra, a riverfront city in central Portugal and the country’s former capital, is home to a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra.

The complex boasts two 11-a-side grass and artificial pitches ,a modern gym for our S&C program, a large restaurant area , and an activities area including pool tables and free wi-fi. Additionally it contains a Swimming pool and jacuzzi, 5 medical offices, a treatment room equipped with the appropriate medical devices, offices for the technical staff, laundry, linen room and support rooms throughout the structure complete all the services that are required so that, with the maximum quality and comfort, Academic’s football continues to grow.



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