5 International football clubs with academies in India
In a country where cricket is the dominant sport, the beautiful game of football is slowly making its way into the hearts of sports enthusiasts. With the rise of popularity of football in India, clubs from around the world have seen an opportunity to expand in a country that is deemed to be the fastest growing economy with the fastest growing population.
With Indian football still struggling to gain popularity, football fans in India have closely started to follow the major leagues of Europe, pledging their allegiance to some of the European Clubs. Manchester United, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich etc., to name a few have a large group of followers in the country.
Thus, a few major clubs have started to open their official merchandise stores, football academies and even announce tie-ups with Indian clubs in order to promote their club further, while they also hope to discover the hidden talent of football from the streets of India.
While there are many clubs who have explored the opportunity of a football academy in India, only are few have managed to open academies that have been successful over the recent part. Here is a list of five of the most popular football academies in India.
1) Liverpool – DSK Shivajians Academy
Liverpool F.C. are one of the most popular football clubs in India and also take immense interest in reaching out to their fans in the peninsular country. The club often posts photos aimed for the Indian audience with the timing of Liverpool games in IST as well as places around the country where you can watch the screening of the games.
Liverpool’s academy in India is located in DSK Dream City, Pune, Maharashtra.
The academy comes with a great accommodation, gym, cafeteria, swimming pool and of course, a state of the art football facilities. To register for the academy, one will have to fill up a form which can be found on the link below subject to which they will be invited for a trial.
The students who are selected into the academy will be charge a fee of Rs. 4.5 Lakhs per annum if they are Indian citizens and Rs. 5 Lakhs if they are from another country.
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