Calling all footballers between the ages of 16-21. Enter Nike Most Wanted for a shot at becoming a professional foolball player!
Do you have what it takes to be the next football star but never had the chance to do so? Well here is your chance:
The 4th edition of Nike Football’s global talent scouting & youth development initiative, Nike Most Wanted is now here. The tournament is open to all male South African footballers between the ages of 16-21 who are NOT currently contracted to any professional football club or tied to any pro academy structure.
The program that plucks young players from obscurity and makes their dreams of becoming professional footballers a reality is back for a fourth season. Nike Most Wanted – previously known as Nike’s The Chance – gives amateur, unsigned footballers from around the world an opportunity to earn a place in The Nike Academy at St. George’s Park, the home of the England National Team, and showcase their skills in front of elite coaches and mentors from the top of the sport.
Since 2010, the program has provided elite training opportunities to thousands of talented footballers, and more than 20 alumni — including Tom Rogic (Celtic Football Club), Bruno Covas (Santos F.C.), Dominik Boettcher (Hamburg), Abdul Waris (F.C. Spartak Moscow), and David “Titi” Accam (Helsingborgs IF) — have made their professional dream a reality.
Starting on 12 August 2014, players in more than 30 countries can access the opportunity to participate in Most Wanted through the Nike Football app and register for an invitation to local tryouts held throughout September and October. After these tryouts, 40-60 players will be selected for the Nike Most Wanted Global Showcase final, where they will battle to earn a spot at The Nike Academy at St. George’s Park, the home of the England National Team.
Players are selected based upon a variety of criteria including technical skills and determination, and are invited to participate in local trials. At these local trials, coaches and professional footballers will evaluate the participating talent based on speed, technique, pitch intelligence and conditioning.
At The Nike Academy, players experience world-class facilities, elite coaching, and input from nutritionists, psychologists and fitness trainers. This elite program is based in the U.K. at the FA Centre of Excellence at St. Georges Park.
Enter Nike Most Wanted if you think you have what it takes to play the professional game.
To sign-up for Nike Most Wanted, click here to download the Nike Football App at the iTunes Store or through Google Play.
Via – Nike