Some people are asking me as an soccer expert what is the best soccer academy in Europe and the world? The short answer and the best is very simple: UE Cornella in Barcelona, Spain. This academy is the best hidden secret in European soccer. 1 out 15 players plays professional and in the last few years they have transferred more than 100 players to FC Barcelona with whom they have an agreement to collaborate.
UE Cornella Soccer School
Unión Esportiva Cornellà (Catalan: Unió Esportiva Cornellà) is a Spanish football team based in Cornellà de Llobregat, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1951 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home games at Nou Camp Municipal, which has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.
The UE Cornellà stands out as one of the most prominent clubs in Spain and Europe. Since its establishment in 1951, UE Cornellà have enjoyed persistent upward movement and their promotion to the 2nd B division is highly laudable. UE Cornellà partners with FC Barcelona and it is the club’s top feeder having transferred more than 100 players to the Historic club, the highly rated offensive style of play of FC Barcelona was invented at UEC. UEC academy is among the top 10 in Spain.
- FOUNDED IN 1951
- First team currently plays in the 2nd B Spanish division
- The youth teams participates in top rated competitions of Spain and Catalonia
- One among the top 10 best teams in Spain
A top and highly rated school, considered to be without any doubt one of the best in Europe with national and international reputation.
MISSION: to through soccer, advance and educate upcoming players on and off the field.
VISION: to become a frontrunner in Europe when it has to do with players development.
VALUES: integrity, determination, teamwork, respect, leadership.
UE Cornellà and Fc Barcelona along all Spain have an agreement signed in 2012. This agreement ensures that players get real platforms and chance to achieve their dreams.
Other interesting information
- UE Cornellà is listed among the top 10 best soccer academies situated in Spain.
- The last 5 years have seen not less than 100 players move to pro clubs from UEC
- Clubs like Lazio, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid
- UEC is placed among the very best soccer academies in Spain
- Players get professional contracts every year. Between 15-20 of them.
In 2014, UE Cornellà’s first team who play in the Spanish 2nd division achieved a feat of advancing to the round 32 of the Spanish cup and got drawn with Real Madrid in the next round.The first leg of this clash was played at RCD Espanyol stadium in front of 30,000 spectators. Madrid eventually won the tie and advanced to the next round at UEC’s expense.