30 Mar New Partnership: Football Science Institute – Slavia Praha
Football Science Institute (FSI) is delighted to announce the signing of an educational alliance with Slavia Praha to promote excellence in sport science in football through education, scientific collaborations, and internships.
Slavia Praha is a professional football club based in the Czech Republic’s capital city, Prague. Founded in 1892, the club has a rich history and is one of the most successful teams in Czech football history.
Slavia Praha has won the Czech First League a total of 21 times and has also won the Czech Cup 24 times. The club has also enjoyed success in European competition, reaching the quarterfinals of the European Cup in 1939 and winning the Mitropa Cup in 1938. In recent years, Slavia regularly participates in European competitions. In 2019, Slavia competed in the group stage of the Champions League. In the 2018/19 season, Slavia made it to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, in which lost to Chelsea. Also in the 2020/2021 season Slavia reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League, in which was eliminated by Arsenal. In recent years, Slavia Praha has continued to dominate Czech football, winning the league title in the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 seasons. The club’s success on the field is matched by its passionate fan base, with the team regularly playing in front of sold-out crowds at the Fortuna Arena in Prague.
Slavia Praha is also known for its commitment to developing young talent, with a strong focus on youth development and player scouting. The club has a well-respected academy system that has produced numerous players who have gone on to play for top European clubs.
“We are thrilled to partner with Slavia Praha and work together on joint projects to enhance knowledge and improve football performance through our master courses,” said Bernardo Requena, co-founder of FSI.
As part of the agreement, FSI will provide its academic-scientific structure to assist Slavia Praha’s professionals in accessing FSI’s online master programs in medicine, physiotherapy, coaching, and nutrition. The aim is to complement their daily practices with academic learning to improve their skills and knowledge.
In addition, postgraduate students from FSI will have the opportunity to perform professional internships at Slavia Praha, with guidance and follow-up from the team’s staff. This unique opportunity aims to enhance skills development, promote employability, and provide networking opportunities for FSI-accredited professionals.
“We are delighted enter into a partnership with FSI in the field of education. We want to expand the knowledge of our professionals in the academy through the academic programs that this partnership will provide. With this step, we are advancing in the educational process not only for coaches and other workers involved in the development of our players,” says the youth academy manager Petr Hurych.