IFX German Academy player Gilberto Mont signs for Germany’s FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt


IFX Transfer News: American Midfielder Mont signs for traditional German club FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt after tryouts with different pro clubs in Germany and Spain

The past few weeks have been very intense and full of challenges for our German Academy player Gilberto Mont (17). After spending the past season dressed in JFL Schlotheim colors and defending the academy in the competitive Regionalliga U17 (the 2nd highest youth German soccer league, just below youth Bundesliga) Gilberto is looking to take the next step forward in his soccer career. The native of Greenville, South Carolina once again entrusted our international soccer/education agency with the task to find him his next station.

First Stop: FSV Zwickau, 3. Bundesliga club

As soon as we were informed about Gilberto’s desire to move forward in the search of a new club, IFX representatives in Germany considered  FSV Zwickau. The 3. Bundesliga club is an old acquaintance for us and a top-notch club for talented footballers. Gilberto spent 2 days training with the FSV Zwickau U19s who compete in the A-Junioren Regionalliga Nordost (the second highest tier of U19 system in Germany) and left a great impression on the coaching staff with an open door for future talks.

Second Stop: FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt

Also competing in the A-Junioren Regionalliga, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt U19 currently sit mid table in this elite German youth division competing against many pro clubs such as Erzgebirge Aue and FSV Zwickau. Gilberto held nothing back and left a great impression. After his soccer trials with FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, coach Karim Alain inmediately showed his interest and made Gilberto the offer to join their U19 squad for the 2022-23 campaign.

Third Stop: AD Alcorcón Pro football club in Madrid

After Gilberto's first soccer trials in Germany with FSV Zwickau, and with the positive feedback received from the FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt U19 coaching staff, we arranged a one-week trial with AD Alcorcón in Madrid. This time “Liga Nacional Juvenil” awaited Gilberto. This is the second highest level of the Spanish football league system for youth players 18 years old and federated by the RFEF. Gilberto traveled to Spain and began his soccer trials in Spain with both the Juvenil B and C. It was a great experience for him to see what it takes to play at top-flight soccer teams in Spain.

After weeks of tryouts in Germany and Spain, and showcasing his talent, Gilberto and our scouts received offers for Gilberto to sign for FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt and AD Alcorcon.

After much consideration, Gilberto has decided to sign for FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt U19s for the 2022-23 season. We are excited to be a part of Gilberto's journey in European soccer and look forward to an exciting and important upcoming season with Rot Weiss Erfurt.

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