Authors and Experts

The course is developed in cooperation with experts of the FIFA humanitarian programs and UEFA, the educational process leaders and coaches of FC Barcelona Academy. It is also based on the Football for Friendship participant’s coaching experience from India, Finland, Slovenia, Pakistan, Aruba, Ghana, Wales, Madagascar, Russia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Spain.

Authors and Experts:

  • Mike Puig - Owner and CEO at Soccer Barcelona Youth Academy;
  • Diogo Cristiano Netto - Technical Development Manager, Social Responsibility & Sustainability of the Brazilian Football Confederation;
  • Alexey Smertin - Anti-discrimination and Anti-racism officer at Russian Football Union;
  • Fahad Khan - Deputy General Secretary of Pakistan Football Federation;
  • Pablo C. Torres - President of youth Football and Scouting Club Atlético Peñarol;
  • Josep Ferré "Сocco" - Season 2018/2019 Head Coach at Bayamon FC;



  • Maksim Pogorelov - Head of the President office FC Zenit;
  • Gerard Timmers - Top of a women soccer club in Alkmaar (the Netherlands);
  • Àlex Rodríguez - Founder & CEO at MarsBased Director at Startup Grind Barcelona took part in the preparation of the lessons;
  • Josep Rochés - UEFA A Football Coach;
  • Albert Altarriba - PhD, MSc, BSc PES, UEFA Pro Senior Lecturer;
  • Josep Gombau - UEFA License Coach PRO Currently Head Coach Delhi Dynamos FC (Indian Premier League) & DV7 Technical Director;
  • Jorge Gómez - Director of the Tactical Analysis Course at the AFEN Coaches’ School.
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