A genuine French Football Club to the benefit of International Students!
Thonon Évian Grand Genève F.C.
The French Football Academy is under the same ownership group as the biggest club in the Greater Geneva area: Thonon Évian Grand Genève F.C. (or simply Évian) competing in the FFF national divisions, with over 1,000 players, in both the youth and adult ranks.
The Academy's most talented and deserving football players are given the opportunity to join and compete for the club, whenever eligible. Top players can focus on developing their football skills knowing there is a clear, defined path to success. Despite direct opportunities to join its own club, Thonon Évian Grand Genève F.C., the French Football Academy remains neutral. This enables The Academy to partner with any club worldwide to offer players the unique opportunity to be scouted by any club around the world.
THONON ÉVIAN GRAND GENEVE FOOTBALL IN NUMBERS
- 1000 Players in 2019-2020 season
- 3 Elite Senior Teams
- 10 Elite Youth Teams
MEN'S TEAM NATIONAL RECORDS
- 2010: Champions of National League (3rd Division)
- 2011: Champions of French Ligue 2
- 2013: French Cup Finalists
- 2012-2015: 4 seasons in the French Ligue 1
WOMEN’S TEAM NATIONAL RECORDS
- 2014-2015: Reached round of 16 in French National Cup
- 2015-2016: Reached round of 64 in French National Cup
- 2016-2017: Promoted to Division II in the national French league
- 2017-2018: Finished 9th in the national French league (Division II) league
- 2018-2019: Finished 6th in the national French league (Division II) league
- 2019-2020: Playing in the national French league (Division II) league
As an IFX French Football Academy student-athlete, your goal is to reach your full potential. As soon as you integrate the center, it becomes our goal.
Our expertise, experience and professional network are leveraged to kickstart players’ careers. Student-athletes need to gain both experience and recognition. The Academy’s competition program is tailored to help players become more experienced.
With an intensive competition schedule, following the standards of the major pro clubs’ U15 – U18 teams, there are more than 20 competitive games per season against top youth academies in Europe, past opponents including AS Monaco, FC Lyon, Servette Genève, Chateauroux, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Paris FC, Olympique Lyonnais, ASSE and Clermont Ferrand.
The French Football Academy provides valuable exposure opportunities through participation in the official national leagues when eligibility permits, as well as 3 high-profile national and international tournaments and friendly games against top European teams.
Additional opportunities exist through our network to be scouted, enabling players to get exposure to professional clubs in Europe. Student-athletes receive visits from pro scouts of major French teams. Past visits have been from clubs such as Olympique Lyonnais, Lille OSC and AS Saint-Étienne. The most deserving and capable players also have the opportunity to integrate, for a number of weeks, in the training centers of highly-ranked European teams, such as Cagliari Calcio, LB Châteauroux, Paris FC, and other professional clubs in France, Italy, and Switzerland in order to be evaluated by these professional clubs.
Your success, your way
Throughout the year, The French Football Academy student-athletes are exposed and connected with the club, integrated onto teams in their respective age categories, enabling them to participate in high-level training sessions and compete against the best teams in the French official leagues based upon eligibility. Official match competition is subject to FIFA restrictions based on age and nationalities. Players who are ineligible for official match competition enjoy opportunities for match play in friendlies.
Players can have the unique opportunity to be recruited to Thonon Évian Grand Genève F.C. that works as a launching platform to kickstart their careers in the professional landscape.
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