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ABOUT SPORTING DUBAI

EXPLORE
EMPOWER
ACHIEVE

Sporting FC Dubai, since its establishment in 2020, has been dedicated to promoting football holistically. Our goal is to empower players, helping them reach their desired professional levels and nurturing their passion for the sport. The academy has become a hub within the community, where students discover their inner potential, athletes train for championships, coaches refine their skills, and everyone learns essential life skills through football.

Driven by committed coaches, our focus is to motivate and guide athletes to unlock their maximum potential. We aim to be renowned for our specialised programs that have paved career and educational paths for athletes worldwide. We strive to support every football player in achieving their dreams, curating pathways that start from their early years and extend into adolescence. Our efforts also extend to young post-graduates, enabling them to continue playing football while pursuing higher education.

Meet The Team
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YOUSUF ALI BEHZAD
CHAIRMAN

Yousuf is concurrently the Assistant Director General of People Growth and Corporate Strategy at DAFZA. His vision for the academy is to explore new talent and train the youngsters so that they create a future in accordance with their dreams.

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MIHAI EFTIMIE
CO FOUNDER

A UEFA licensed coach with more than 10 years of experience in the UAE and a former professional player in Romania. With a true passion for football, they are dedicated to focusing on creating the next generation of professional footballers in Dubai, with a specific emphasis on nurturing and developing local Emirati talent.

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NICOLA CAROFIGLIO
CO FOUNDER

UEFA licensed coach, with 10 years experience from about 20 countries like Italy Australia Uk Us and Middle East. Former Sampdoria pro player and Australian premier league. Italian national team u16-17-18-19.

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CIPRIAN PURA
FIRST TEAM COACH

Professional UEFA B fifa licensed coach with experience in coaching in Romanian pro league

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FEDERICO BRICOLA 
FIRST TEAM MATCH ANALYST

Professional UEFA B License 

 

U17 F.C. Südtirol - Assistant Coach

U16 Serie A/B U.S. Alessandria calcio 1912 - Assistant Coach

UEFA CERTIFIED
COACHES

12+ YEARS
EXPERIENCE

FIRST AID &
HSE CERTIFIED

3500+ PLAYERS
COACHED

BENEFITS OF JOINING
SPORTING DUBAI

TECHNICAL

TEAMWORK

SOCIO-EMOTIONAL

TACTICAL

COMMITMENT & DISCIPLINE

COGNITIVE

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