The choice of excellence
ICEF football programs are designed to promote the highest values of football and to develop confident and successful adults. By striving for excellence and taking full advantage of European methodologies each student-athlete matures a competitive advantage to build a successful life on and off the field.
About our club
ICEF owns and operates the biggest club in the Geneva area, formerly playing in the French Pro First Division, Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC. Throughout the year, ICEF student-athletes are exposed and connected with the club, integrating teams in their respective age categories, allowing them to participate in high-level training sessions and compete against the best teams in the official French league.
Do I have to tryout?
Oui! All student-athletes must be professionally assessed by ICEF’s technical staff and be selected to enroll to the 10-Month Pro Residency Program. Tryouts are hosted throughout the season, all over the world, and only the top 50 players will be selected.
Where is the center located?
The International Center of European Football is located in Evian, France, close the Swiss border, 30 minutes from Geneva International Airport. All student-athletes live, learn and compete at the crossroads of the most successful professional football clubs in the world.
Do I need a visa to participate?
Oui! All non-EU citizens participating in the 10-Month Pro Residency Program will need to apply for a student visa delivered under the condition of enrolling in one ICEF’s educational program options. ICEF supports every family in the process.
Who is the center designed for?
The 10-Month Pro Residency Program is open to boys born between 2002 and 2008. This program is exclusively reserved for elite, high potential and experienced players.