International Master in Football Coaching and Management

First professional football Master focused on training methodology completely in English

The most successful training methodology of the last 20 years in international football explained and taught by the best Spanish coaches and managers.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
International Master in Football Coaching and Management Real Madrid Graduate School


Nov 1, 2019


9 months
  • Students will visit and observe everyday activities in Real Madrid’s Sports City of Valdebebas.
  • Professionals of the European most awarded club will show the best methodology to achieve success.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

One of the most complete studies for professionals of the football sector

  • Start date

    Nov 1, 2019

  • Duration

    9 months

  • Language


  • ECTS


  • Modality


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area


  • Study Type


Why study this program?



to the football academies



To Football Clubs and Sports companies


Hours visiting

Real Madrid facilities: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium & Valdebebas Sports City.

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Student profile and study access information:

  1. Football coaches and technical staff that work directly with the team (football players) on the field;
  2. Managers and owners that lead football projects (professional football clubs or new football projects: academies or clubs);
  3. Professionals that work at Sports institutions.

Admission Process

The admissions process for Real Madrid Graduate School programs can take place at any time during the year, although enrollment on any graduate program will depend on the availability of places.

For personalized advice, you can go to either of our university campuses (La Moraleja or Villaviciosa de Odón), or contact us by phone: 902 23 23 50 or e-mail: to receive advice from the Graduate Admissions staff. For calls from outside Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.

Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Graduate Admissions staff will set a date for taking theentrance exams corresponding to the program they are interested in, and for apersonal interview with the Master's Program Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.

The admissions process involves no costs or commitment for candidates until their place is formally reserved.

The admissions process consists of the following stages:

  • Personalized advice
  • Submission of application and documentation for assessment of the candidate's profile
  • Profile assessment and interview
  • Confirmation of admission
  • Formal reservation and enrollment


The Master’s will be carried out at top sports and academic facilities: Santiago Bernabeu, Valdebebas Sports City, Universidad Europea Campus.


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Study plan

MODULE 1. Modern Football Coaching Methodology

  • Developing own Game Model
  • High performance football variables: identification and development
  • Controlling and evaluating training process
  • Process training: a methodological revision

MODULE 2: Football Technical Staff

  • Technical Staff organization and responsibilities
  • Physical Coach
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • Health area: better performance optimizing hygienic habits
  • Neuro-psychological area: applied science and practical strategies to increases performance
  • Scouting and match analysis

MODULE 3: Youth development programs, strategies and football management

  • Case study: modern youth development programs analysis and observation
  • Programing and planning football training
  • Talent development: individual and collective process
  • Team organization: evaluating and analyzing for a need’s definition

MODULE 4: The Club

  • Professional Football Club structure
  • The Football Manager
  • Football Club key departments: relation and organization
  • Training and recruitment: talent development
  • Club branding and Community Manager
  • Media: Press conferences
  • A growing area: Women’s football

MODULE 5: Developing a new project: The Football Academy

  • Case study: current success academies
  • International Academies of the Spanish professional clubs
  • International Youth Football tournaments
  • Creating a Football Academy
  • Developing an organization chart
  • Looking for investment

MODULE 6: Football International Management and Laws

  • FIFA and UEFA general organization
  • RFEF and RFFM general organization
  • World’s Referee
  • National and International rules for players transfers
  • Contract models and commercial relationships.



Alejandro Sanchez Vara

  • UEFA PRO Coach
  • Master`s degree in Sports Psychology
  • Master’s degree in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Universidad Europea Sports Faculty Teacher
  • Director externo

Álvaro Arbeloa

  • Former Real Madrid CF Player
  • Ambassador for Real Madrid CF


Juanjo Vila

  • Nottingham Forest - Aitor Karanka Assistant
  • Nottingham Forest – Head Scouting Area
  • Fútbol Táctico CEO
  • Master in Analisis and Scouting Director – Spanish Royal Federation

Raul Martínez

  • Royal Spanish Federation Physiotherapist
  • Spanish National Team Physiotherapist
  • Tensegrity Fisioterapia y Osteopatia Co-founder
  • International speaker in manual therapy

Carlos Lago Peñas

  • Physical Sports Phd
  • Universidad de Vigo Teacher
  • Group Reasearcher: Análisis del rendimiento en Deportes Colectivos.
  • Have written different football books.

Jon Pascua

  • Goalkeeper Coach in Real Betis Balompié
  • International experience in National Teams
  • Goalkeeper Coach in former period in Ath. Bilbao (Lezama)

Iñaki Beni

  • Football Academy Manager - Spanish Soccer School
  • International Camps Head Coach -  Real Madrid CF
  • Phd, Sports Sciences - Physical Education

Gabriel Calderón

  • UEFA Pro Coach y PhD Sports Science
  • FIFA International Coach in Training programs
  • Technical director of La Academia y International Projects Manager - Betis Club de Fútbol

Ornella Desirée

  • Judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Sub-Committee
  • Head of Legal Affairs at European Leagues
  • Guest Professor – ISDE Law & Business School

Edu Covelo

  • Methodology Manager - Celta de Vigo
  • Assistant Coach 1st division LaLiga
  • Master’s degree in High Performance – Spanish Olympic Comittee

Julián López de Lerma

  • Bachelor in Sports Science and Physical Activity
  • Ex-professional football player RCD Espanyol

Ricardo Martínez

  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Traumatology and Sports Physiotherapy traumatología
  • Neuromecanica Lab CEO
  • Biomachanic and Exercise Mechanic Teacher – Resistance Institute

Carlos Fonseca

  • U16 Head Coach Getafe CF
  • UEFA Pro Coach
  • UEFA A Teacher – Madrid Football Federation

Isaac Arqués

  • UEFA PRO Coach
  • U16 Head Coach Daegu CF – Korea
  • U16 Head Coach 1ª d’Agosto - Angola

Auritz Oianeder

  • Methodology Manager Antiguoko KE

Francesc Nebot

  • Technical Director Damm CF

Jessica Rodríguez

  • Exprofessional football player – RCD Espanyol
  • Head Coach Womens’s B93 – 3FL Denmark


  • Jose María López Chamorro (psicología deportiva)
  • Javier Sánchez (rendimiento deportivo)
  • Archit Navandar (biomecánica)
  • José Bonal (dirección de proyectos)
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  • In this Master’s, students will have 360º view of all key areas to increase football players’ performances and, above all, make their projects succeed.
  • During the Master students will combine theoretical and practical lessons: students will have the chance to know the latest theories and practice in modern trainings sessions with latest technology tools.
  • This master’s degree brings the opportunity to know all key variables to achieve high performance in competition and shows how to organize and manage optimally a football institution (clubs, academies or federations). Students will see how they must work a football coach and their technical staff, and how to organize their relations.
  • Another important part of these studies are the visits top youth development academies of Spanish professional clubs. The most successful companies with the last technologies inside the football sector will visit us. The students will travel to and get to know Portuguese academies, currently European champion in National teams.
  • At the managing level the program will introduce what departments need a football institution. Students will see and understand how strong and important the relation between all these departments in a football organization are and theirs influence on the result of the match. At the end of the Master’s they will have the tools to apply it to their own projects.
  • And finally, students will know how international sports laws governs the international relationships between institutions, clubs and professionals. 

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.