About Genova International School of Soccer (GISS)

The RESIDENTIAL ACADEMY was established by Genova International School of Soccer in August 2009 in Zanè (Vicenza), Northern Italy. The program is an exclusive operation that has been designed to cater to promising young footballers wanting a career pathway. Players are chosen from GISS academies worldwide and trials via the I.D camps. The GISS Academy is now based in Madrid, Spain in the vibrant and welcoming residential suburb of Leganes which is located about 11 km southwest of the Madrid city centre.

For the duration of the program the players are given a chance of a lifetime: to be able to live their dreams, living the life of a professional European footballer, living and breathing football every day at the highest level possible. GISS in Italy has seen many players come through our program who have gone on to become professional players.

The academy has helped players to develop their skills and to help them acclimatize to the conditions and level of European football. GISS has not only placed players to pro clubs in Italy but also to other football nations such as United Kingdom, Hungary, Spain, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Singapore and Turkey.


The Genova International Academy The Genova International Academy is an exclusive operation designed to cater for promising young footballers wanting a career pathway in professional football. The academy aims to help players to develop their skills to the required standard and to acclimatize players to the culture of European football with full time resident base…


  A Network of relationships across Europe (La Liga players walking through Genova sign)   With a network across Europe and strong relationships with many PROFESSIONAL CLUBS at all levels in the continent, Most of the clubs we work with we sponsor or have a direct scouting relationship with. Genova can place players in these…


A PROFESSIONAL WAY TO ENJOY FOOTBALL PFT program consists of giving teams a customized tour and catering to the needs of the specific team. PFT can also provide different Uefa A and B licensed coaching staffs and will provide professional training centers for all ages for male and female teams. All tours consist of full board [...]


Scout for talent all over the world Genova International scouts identify talented athletes as potential players for GISS Players Residency Program, Tours and affiliated Professional Clubs. They scout for talent by visiting academies all over the world, consulting high school or college coaches and alumni and watching videos of players’ performance. Scouts will also attend [...]

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🇦🇺 Australian player Reno Piscopo signed with Italian 🇮🇹 Club Inter FC
🇪🇸 Spanish player Ander Herrera signed with 🇫🇷 French club PSG
🇧🇷 Brazilian player William De Camargo signed with Spanish 🇪🇸 Segunda B club FC Cartagena
🇨🇴 colombian player Jose Marin signed with Spanish 🇪🇸 2nd Division club Rayo Valecano
🇦🇺 Australian player Paris Duffield signed with Maltese 🇲🇹 premier club Humrun Spartans
🇦🇺 Australian player Haris Stamboulidis signed with Spanish 🇪🇸 2nd division club UD Extremadura

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