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ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

As a leading actor in youth football development, the ICEF owns and operates world-class football clubs and partners with official institutions around the world, to ensure student-athletes have access to the best opportunities in football. Upon joining one of the ICEF’s academies around the world, players enter Strive Football Group’s global network (the ICEF’s parent company), opening up a world of exclusive exposure opportunities through Strive Football Group’s pro academies and pro clubs.

Strive Football Group’s Pro Clubs

Strive Football Group, The ICEF’s parent company, owns and operates three professional football clubs in Europe and the U.S. The ICEF players can benefit from exclusive access to Strive’s clubs to play at the highest level in the U.S. and Europe.

Thonon Evian Grand Genève F.C

Thonon Evian Grand Genève F.C. is the biggest club in the Greater Geneva area, competing at the FFF national level with over 1,000 players in both the youth and adult ranks. Throughout the season, the ICEF players are able to integrate the teams of Grand Genève F.C. for training sessions and competitions.

Royal F.C. United Mandel

Royal F.C. United Mandel, created in 1926, is one of the oldest pro clubs in Belgium, currently competing with more than 600 players in Belgium’s National Division I. The ICEF players benefit from exclusive opportunities with the neighboring pro club.

FC Miami City

FC Miami City is the official team of Miami, founded in 2014. The club competes in the USL, one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, providing a defined and proven pathway for players to progress to the ranks of professional football. Players at the ICEF have priority access to FC Miami City, if they wish to pursue their career in the United States. 70% of MLS players are drafted from the USL, the league in which FCMC competes in.
Partner Clubs

Through our networks, we can secure competitive games for our players with the best professional clubs in the region (AS Monaco, FC Lyon, Servette Genève, FC Lausanne, Stade Brestois, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Paris Saint-Germain, Paris FC, Olympique Lyonnais, ASSE, Clermont Ferrand, and more.)


The International Center of European Football is accredited by several official competitive football institutions such as Ligue 1, the French, Swiss and Italian Football Federations. Players also participate in major football tournaments including MIC Football.


As the official European football institution, ICEF is recognized by world leading actors in sports and football such as Monaco Sport Academy, the West Asian Football Federation, AFDP Global and Paris Saint-Germain Academy. Through these institutional partnerships, student-athletes benefit from exclusive experiences and the International Center of European Football shares its football expertise across the world.

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