New Partnership: Football Science Institute – Cruzeiro

FootbalI Science Institute is delighted to sign an educational alliance with Cruzeiro for the promotion of excellence in sport science in football including education, scientific collaborations and internships.

Cruzeiro is recognized as one of the biggest clubs in Brazilian and international football being twice runner-up in the Intercontinental Cup, having won the Copa Libertadores de América, in 1976 and 1997 among many other international achievements. At domestic level, Cruzeiro has won the Brazilian Championship four times and the Brazilian Cup a record six times, being the only two-time champion of the competition.

“FSI is very excited about the partnership with Cruzeiro and we are looking forward to collaborate in different joint projects and help the professionals of the club to broaden the knowledge in football perfomance through our master courses”, says Bernardo Requena (Football Science Institute, co-founder).

In terms of training and education, this agreement represents an important collaboration whereby FSI will assist by providing its academic-scientific structure. The club’s professionals will have access to the online master programs that FSI has launched in the fields of medicine, physiotherapy, coaching and nutrition, which will provide an academic complement to their daily practices.

“At Cruzeiro, we strongly believe in sharing knowledge, so we can make informed decisions based on the best practices. Therefore, this partnership with FSI is positively evaluated. We will be able to share experiences and empower our professionals, with the collaboration of this important training and research institute in international football”. Pedro Martins, Cruzeiro’s football director.

Football Science Institute postgraduate students will have the opportunity to perform professional internships at the Cruzeiro, with follow-up and guidance from the team’s staff, undoubtedly an unique opportunity in the field of online education,  which aims to enhance skills development, promoting employability and networking of FSI-accredited professionals.