Who We Are

 International Football Academy de Portugal (IFAPT)

“Elite Football- Academics – Individual Growth-Cultural Experience”

IFAPT provides Elite football-training program combined with Academics (optional) to give the athletes a great opportunity to train with professional Portuguese football coaches and experience elite Portuguese league competition while continuing education.

At Portugal Football Academy we follow the world-renowned Portuguese “Long-term Players Development Program”, which has produced the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernard Silva, Joao Felix, Joao Mario, and countless other top professionals exports from Portugal.

The Portuguese way of training is designed to prepare athletes technically, tactically, physically and psychologically for professional tryouts or university scholarships in a sustained manner.

Consider IFAPT as your final stop to becoming a professional…


Our mission is to expose the international athletes to the Portuguese way of development. Every athlete will able to experience all the stages of elite European competition, trained by professional football coaches, experience what it is to be in the professional atmosphere and experience all the cycles of a complete season during his 10 months stay here with us. In brief this program is designed as your final stop before you become a college player or professional footballer. This program demands uttermost self-discipline from the athlete.

Technical Director and Founder


Elvis J. Goes, is the founder and owner of the International Football Academy de Portugal. He is a professional licensed football coach with over 30 years of coaching experience. He has coached in many countries and has developed a special bond with many of them to open this opportunity for athletes from USA, India, Middle East and China to come to Portugal and train with the best.

We Provide:

  • Best Affordable International Football Training Program in Europe
  • Elite European football experience with proven and tested training methodology
  • European Pro Preparation and Pro Tryouts for deserving Players
  • Earn a college degree while pursing football career at top Universities
  • Registration and League Competition in Portugal with Portuguese teams
  • USA College recruiting support and guidance part of the package
  • Personal growth combined with cultural experience to transform you
  • Get FREE access to online football education at thefootballstop.com

International Football Academy de Portugal