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The Brazilian Futebol Academy (BFA) is a premier soccer academy located at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Our coaching staff is composed of top soccer professionals highly specialized in player development. Our partners include FIFA World Champion Cláudio Taffarel and Futsal World Champion Eduardo Valdez Basso.

BFA provides year-round training for all skill levels. We are not a club team; we are a player development academy that also welcomes club players who want to improve their game and reach their full potential. We apply a similar training methodology and philosophy used in Brazil at the youth divisions of professional teams. Our age-appropriate training integrates scientific and pedagogical methods combined with practical application experience led by specialized professionals.

Feel free to browse our website, read our World Champion bios, and learn more about Brazilian soccer and our academy, BFA. Our team at BFA appreciates your visit and looks forward to providing you quality soccer training soon.

Taffarel celebrates victory during a 1998 world cup game

Taffarel celebrates victory
during a 1998 world cup game

“There is no magic elixir, nor is there an easy system to emulate from other parts of the world. Certainly if we could re-create the way Brazil develops players, we’d be the first to sign up.”

Sunil K. Gulati, President, U.S. Soccer Federation




The Brazilian Futebol Academy is located at Qualcomm Stadium 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108 [MAP]  
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