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  • Football Academy of Olympique Lyonnais

  • A global thinking football club


    Olympique Lyonnais brand is now growing on a world-wide

    scale, international development is becoming one of the key

    strategies of the club.

    Four axes of international development :

    Social actions (OL Fondation)

    International Exhibition matches

    Cooperation in the field of youth training

    Cooperation with international medias

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    International exchanges more than ever

  • OL Academy, an example of excellence

    Founded on 1980

    New Academy building inaugurated in November 2008

    Annual investment of Academy: 6.5 million Euros

    14 teams in the Academy: Reserve Team (CFA), U19, U17, U16, U15,U14,U13, 4 Benjamin teams (11-12 years), 3 poussin teams (9-10 years)

    Elected Best Youth Football Club (Meilleur Club des Jeunes) 8 times by French Football Federation

    Olympique Lyonnais is the only French club that has won the national titles at all levels, from U9 to the professional team


  • Highly qualified management

    Technical Director and first team coach: Rmi Garde

    Career as player: Olympique Lyonnais (1984-1993), Strasbourg (1993-1996), Arsenal (1996-1999)

    6 caps in French national A

    Joined OL from 2003 as technical staff ; Academy Director from 2010 to 2011, first team coach from the season 2011/2012

    Robert Valette Academy Director and

    Reserve team coach

    Christophe Delmotte U19 team coach

    Armand Garrido U17 team coach

    Jol Frechet Coordinator

    Sport Etudes

    Grard Bonneau Head of Recruitment


    Abdelkader BELARBI U16 team coach

    Gilles Rousse Goalkeeper coach

    Jean Yves Ogier: Education Director & coordinator of preformation Jean Franois Vulliez: Deputy Education Director & coordinator of football school

  • International football stars made in OL

    Karim BENZEMA French international player Club: Real Madrid Former club: Olympique Lyonnais

    Sidney GOVOU French international player Club: Evian Thonon Gaillard Former club: Olympique Lyonnais, Panathinaikos Athens

    Frederic KANOUTE Malian international player Club: FC Sevilla Former clubs: Olympique Lyonnais, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur

    Hatem BEN ARFA French international player Club: Newcastle United Former clubs: Olympique Lyonnais , Olympique de Marseille ,

    Ludovic GIULY Former French international player Club: AS Monaco Former clubs: Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco, FC Barcelona, AS Roma, Paris Saint Germain

    Loc REMY French international player Club: Olympique de Marseille Former clubs: Olympique Lyonnais, OGC Nice

    In the French U19 national team which won the UEFA U19 Championship in 2010,

    6 players are from OL youth team,

    6 Currently 16 players of the OLs professional team are from OL Academy

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    Olympique Lyonnais has several agreements to export its football academy know-how to foreign countries. We provide technical advices and consulting service to improve your youth training performance.

    An expertise recognized around the world

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    Proposition 1: Training courses for youth team coaches

    What we propose Experts of Olympique Lyonnais to give training courses to youth team coaches in a foreign


    Basic offer Student-teacher ratio: 1 OL expert for 10 students

    1 session = 5 days course; 1 years training = 4 sessions (20 days)

    The quantity of OL expert as well as quantity of session in a year can be multiplied.

    Price Based on Basic offer one OL expert for 20 days training:

    For more OL expert and more intensive course, please consult us for the prices.

    Flights tickets and accommodation (hotel and food) for OL experts are extra fees and shall

    be paid by the client.

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    Proposition 2: Study visit of foreign youth coaches in Lyon

    What we propose Foreign coaches to visit and get trained in Olympique Lyonnais football club

    How many foreign coaches we can receive 20

    How long is the visit 1 week

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    Thank you