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Getafe C.F. official International Football Academy in Madrid

The Getafe CF official International Football Academy is a long term residential high school soccer boarding school for competitive soccer players aged 14 - 17 years old from all around the world aspiring to pursue their football development in a European setting. Players enjoy high intensity training sessions following the methodology of a first division club and led by UEFA licensed coaches. Players train and compete with Getafe Madrid International Football Academy teams according to their age group and continue with their high school education.

Madrid is not only the political, economic and cultural center of the Spain but the most important in terms of football, with multiple clubs competing at the professional levels (Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Getafe CF, Rayo Vallecano and CD Leganés) and Segunda Division (AD Alcorcón and Fuenlabrada CF). Madrid is the perfect place for all soccer-lovers and serious players pursuing a career in professional soccer.


Getafe Club de Fútbol

Getafe is a professional Spanish football club based in Getafe, a city 13 minutes from Madrid. The club was founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983. The "Azulones" (Deep Blue Ones) compete in La Liga, the highest tier of the Spanish football system and their home stadium is Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (capacity for 17,393 beholders).

The team has played 15 seasons in the First Division of La Liga, reaching 2 times the Final of the Spanish Cup. Last season the club took part for the 4th time in the Europa League, a tournament which brings together the best European football pro clubs.


High Performance Soccer Academy in Madrid

Getafe International MFA has developed an ambitious project to develop young talents following a proven methodology of a Spanish First Division Club. The Madrid football club will provide players with top-notch equipment and a pro coaching staff assuring a unique experience taking players to the next level.

Successful applicants of the Getafe International Soccer Academy will be evaluated at the start of the program to get to know each player's  level and the Academy will make a personal plan to help each player with their individual progression.

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International Soccer Training Academy Program

The football academy for international students in Madrid offers:

  • 4 days a week training sessions with the soccer academy in Spain
  • Weekend competitions and friendly matches according to Academy schedule
  • International academy players will play 7 games against First and Second Division Youth Academy teams
  • Opportunity to play 3 tournaments of maximum level in Spain during the anual program
  • Once a month Q&A with a professional footballer who will share his/her experience
  • Players visit the top stadiums in Spain (like Santiago Bernabéu stadium) and will enjoy Spanish La Liga 1 and La Liga 2 games

AQUINAS American School

Aquinas American School in Madrid is a K-12 private boarding school offering the U.S. school curriculum as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

The institution has a strong commitment on superior academic achievement, mastery of skills and content, and fosters moral citizenship. Preparing students to further their education either in Spain or abroad, Aquinas School becomes the perfect complement to make this one of the best football boarding schools in Europe.

Aquinas American School in Madrid offers:

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Student-Athletes Residency in Madrid

Players in this football residential academy are supervised by the school monitors. Getafe International Academy players live with other students and the program includes all transfers between the residency, the sport facilities and school. Outdoor and leisure activities can be enjoyed during players' free time.

This program is supervised by an AAS Chaperone that lives on-site with our players 24/7. GIMFA players need to return to the residence by 10pm at maximum. In case they need to exceed that time, it must be authorized by the parents.

Other amenities:

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High Performance Soccer Program for a Week!

In order for international players can test "a pinch" of our High Performance Soccer Program and professionality of Getafe International Madrid Football Academy, GIMFA have created a 1-Week program* following the same methodology of a First Division Club used either on Half or Full Season program.

1-Week Soccer Program* Includes:

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Program Fees *



  • 10 Month Program
  • Elite Training
  • Full School Academic Year

€ 39,000


Sep-Jan or Feb-Jun

  • 5 Month Program
  • Elite Training
  • Half School Academic Year

€ 20,000

Program Variations


+2,000€ Guardianship Package (Includes Standard Package plus Guardianship Services, Visa and Residency Support for Non-EU Members, and Notary Expenses)

+2,000€ per year for those students interested in pursuing the IB Diploma™ Program (2 Year Program)


We register a limited number of players each season, so if you are interested in the program, we recommend that you submit the application as soon as possible.

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