Indian Super League club FC Goa will become a new partner of RB Leipzig. The partnership between the two clubs has been agreed upon until 30th June 2023.
For Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, a new chapter is beginning in its still young history. The partnership will be the first step taken by RB Leipzig in another continent as part of its strategic internationalization measures. One focus of the partnership will be the training and development of young players in the Indian football market. Due to the current situation surrounding the coronavirus, the implementation of these camps will first be carried out online before they can take place on-site at a later date.
Further elements of the partnership are the support provided by RB Leipzig in the area of on-site coach training as well as the exchange of know-how concerning the further development of the structures, especially in the area of youth football.
Oliver Mintzlaff, CEO of RB Leipzig: “We are very much looking forward to the partnership with FC Goa because this club is a perfect fit for us with its young, modern, and innovative approach. We want to break new ground with RB Leipzig and take our first steps internationally. Our cooperation with FC Goa is the first step of a wider internationalization strategy. The up-and-coming and rapidly growing Indian market is perfectly suited for cooperation. The discussions with FC Goa were very open, convincing, and purposeful from the beginning. Additionally, such a partnership also offers the opportunity to represent Bundesliga in India in the best possible way and, to a certain extent, act as an ambassador.”
About FC Goa
•Professional football club competing in the highest division in India (Indian Super League)
•Founded 26th August 2014
•Co-owners: Jaydev Mody, Chairman Delta Corp Limited; Akshay Tandon, entrepreneur; and Virat Kohli, Indian Cricket National Team Captain•Head coach: Juan Ferrando (Spain)
•Number of teams: Two teams (professionals and development team)
•Biggest success (professionals): Indian Super League (ISL) regular-season winner 19/20, Indian Super Cup winner 2019
•Number of youth teams: Three teams (Under 18, Under 16, Under 14)
•scouting etc. via so-called “Grassroot Program”: several training centers in the city, where children between 6 and 14 years can train and develop
•Youth training among the best in India
•Selected youth successes: Goa FA league winner Under 18 and Under 20; Indian national championship semi-finalists U18