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Welcome to Barça Academy Mumbai, the official football school of FCBarcelona in Mumbai! Barça Academy Mumbai provides quality football development for players aged 5 to 18 years of age. Players train under the same successful methodology learned by Messi, Iniesta, Sergio Busquets & Piqué, among others, which consists of a progressive series of exercises related to each cognitive stage.

The Barça Academy Mumbai reflects the famed youth development system of FCBarcelona, globally recognized for its ability to identify, groom and nurture talent such as Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué and Andrés Iniesta among others.


Technical Director

Our Barça Academy Mumbai Technical Director is Mr. Albert Moratalla Guerrero from FCBarcelona and is based here in Mumbai. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the academy and ensuring that the syllabus of FCBarcelona is being coached and incorporated into the training sessions correctly. He also plans training programmes to specifically suit and cater to our players of different ages.


The Technical Director is also responsible for selecting coaches who conduct the training sessions. The coaches undergo a stringent process of interviews before selected, to ensure that our coaches are capable and passionate.
They all hold different AIFF, AFC coaching licenses and are committed in coaching and bringing out the best in youth players. Coaches are specifically designated to different age groups, to cater to the varying development stages.

Syllabus & Values

All of Barça Academy Mumbai’s football syllabus comes from FCBarcelona. These are the same syllabus that produced household names in world football such as Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.

Our training sessions are conducted by specific coaches who incorporate the syllabus into the training programme for the day. These individual groups will be closely monitored by our Technical Director. Our Technical Director reports back to FC Barcelona on our training sessions and will receive updates on new training syllabus or methodologies periodically.

FCBEscola is more than just a football academy. It inculcates and instil proper life values that can be learnt and gained through the game, and will be invaluable to the player both on and off the pitch.

What we teach at Barça Academy:

  • We mainly focus on developing physical, interpersonal and social skills along with improving the player’s skills and enhancing his/her level
  • FCBEscola teaches techniques that will help them enhance their confidence and correct their attitude, on and off the pitch
  • We provide the players with the best learning environment where they can gain experience from professional coaches while maintaining a safe,positive and fun learning atmosphere
  • We teach our students that football is a team game and not an individual sport
  • Players learn to play football like their idols and learn and share the values that FC Barcelona represents worldwide: –
    • Respect
    • Humility
    • Team work
    • Effort
    • Ambition


Training Sessions – Small Training Groups

Each of our training sessions lasts 75 minutes to ensure quality time to learn and adapt to the philosophies of FCBarcelona. In this duration, each player will be taught on the famed syllabus of FCBarcelona with our specialise coaches who are hand-picked by our Technical Director. Each age group has a different capacity, which varies from 8 players up to 14 players to ensure that each and every player receives quality attention from all of our coaches.

Play Regular Internal Matches

Internal matches are held between different FCBEscola training centers and players get a chance to compete against each other. This is to ensure that the players receive playing time, which will improve their game, as well as provide an opportunity for the players to implement what they have learnt over the past weeks.

The players will enjoy the Barca experience, and at the same time, play under professional conditions, with a proper team entrances and match referees!


Participate in Matches

To provide match exposure for all our players, Barça Academy Mumbai participates in external leagues and tournaments. This allows our players to pit themselves against other players their age, from all over the country. These external competitions are competitive, yet at the same time, provides an opportunity for the players to witness and experience playing against different levels and styles of football.

Represent Barça Academy Mumbai!

Once a year, our players stand an opportunity to be selected to represent Barça Academy Mumbai in the Annual FCBEscola International tournament in Barcelona, Spain. In this tournament, Barça Academy Mumbai from all over the world, compete against one another in the real FCBarcelonasetting.

Experiencing FCBarcelona does not get any better than this!