The ICEF and PSG Academy have merged to create the first and only Academy Pro in Europe!
The International Center of European Football (ICEF) and Paris Saint-Germain Academy (PSG) are proud to officially announce a partnership, which has led to the creation of the first and only Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency in Evian, France. This is the club’s third Pro Academy of its kind, after having opened centers in Miami (USA) and in Saly (Senegal), all being owned by Strive Football Group.
Recognized for its exceptional work over the past 4 years, the ICEF will merge with Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro starting from the 2023-2024. With more than 23 nationalities in attendance every year and more than 300 students trained, the ICEF is the world’s leading pro football academy, and has established a competitive advantage in developing international elite players.
We are very excited and proud to announce the establishment and development of Europe’s first PSG Academy Pro in the Domaine de Blonay by merging its activities with our international ICEF academy. Over the last 4 years, we have set up an ambitious international project in this region, and this partnership will enable us to offer an unparalleled international program by teaming up with a world-renowned club and brand.
– Ravy Truchot, President of Strive Football Group
At Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency, players will benefit from exposure opportunities of a globally recognized brand, boosting their visibility to professional clubs and colleges. As an iconic, prestigious, and global club, Paris Saint-Germain will further expand its commitment to developing promising young talents through its world-renowned football methodology
The Academy Pro in Europe will provide international players with the opportunity to live on a state-of-the-art Campus, and train and play at the highest levels while also receiving an education in a supportive and professional environment. The combination of the ICEF’s expertise in player development and the Paris Saint-Germain methodology will provide players with valuable and unique experience to succeed at the professional and collegiate levels.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is committed to providing players with the best possible environment for growth, both on and off the field, and to helping them reach their full potential. This merger is an exciting step forward for Strive Football Group, as it continues to create innovative pathways to develop international youth players.