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Footballr is an idea. It is a culture. It is an expression of pure passion and dedication.

Footballr is about the expression of your unique and individual relationship to the most beautiful sport in the world.

We are here to assist football players in taking the next step in their footballing career. 

We understand there are many top-level football athletes around the world who are searching for playing opportunities.

We seek to achieve this through our yearly, short-term International Academy Programs - Footballr International

Through our short-term, academy-style programs in Europe, we are looking to help players develop the fundamental skills and football knowledge required to adapt to play in high-level environments, and furthermore give players the opportunity to showcase themselves to our extensive network of contacts which can help open many doors.

We also offer high-level training in Canada -in the Calgary area- designed to improve quality and skill, to helping young players achieve their objectives in playing high-level soccer - including the University, semi-professional, and professional levels.


Born in Romania and raised in Calgary, AB, Canada. Ingo was coaching in Estepona, Spain for FC Malaga City's Academy program and training with CD Estepona for the 21/22 season. He has also coached in Calgary, Canada for the past 5 years for a number of men's and youth clubs including United Nova FC, Calgary Chinooks Soccer Club, Calgary West Soccer Club, FCB Escola Calgary, and Calgary Westhills United Soccer. He is currently a player/head coach with the Calgary-based United Nova FC first team. He has been constantly seeking to develop and evolve as both a player and a coach during this time. Ingo's playing experience, both locally and abroad in Europe has provided him with the desire to foster effective development and skills in both youth and adult players, while guiding them in their journeys as football players. Various experiences in countries such as Spain, Gibraltar, Cyprus, and England have made him aware of so many differing cultures, methodologies, and various ways of training, adding to his love and passion for the beautiful game. His focus is on bringing out a confident, technical and creative player, as well as off-the-ball awareness and decision-making. 


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Calgary, AB, Canada

Calgary Villains Majors

Calgary Callies Majors

United Nova FC Majors/Premier

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Marbella, Spain

Marbella United FC - UD San Pedro

CD Estepona B

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Nicosia, Cyprus

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Bournemouth, UK

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Sweden & Romania

Digenis Akritas Morfou FC - Trialist

Wimborne Town FC

Men's Bournemouth University

St. Joseph's FC - Trialist

Contract Offers:

Sanătătea Cluj - Liga III

Södertälje FK - Division I Norra

Ytterhogdals IK - Division II Norrland



Canada Soccer Association - National  B license - 2022


Alberta Soccer Association - Provincial B license


NSCA CSCS (Strength & Conditioning) - Pending


BSc. Biological Sciences - University of Calgary


MSc. Sport Management - Bournemouth University


Elijah Smith

| Assistant Coach | Player

In order to help alleviate some time constraints, and give players more availability to attend our sessions, we are bringing on Elijah Smith as an assistant junior coach. We have been working closely with Elijah as a player for quite some time now - since 2019. Since then, he has grown so much and developed into an exceptional player; first starting out playing with an academy in Malaga, Spain. He then moved on to play for a reserve team with C.D. Leganes in Madrid for a couple of seasons, and was also offered a trial through us with a regional semi-professional club near Leipzig, Germany. Elijah also came with us during our recent camp in Manilva, Spain this summer (2023). The 21 year old will be able to offer players high-quality sessions, and has the patience & maturity of someone ten years his senior! We are fully confident that Elijah aligns with Footballr's vision and identity, and has our full confidence in his ability to coach and lead by example.

Elijah will be looking to commence with his Canada Soccer Association coaching license with the

Alberta C license. 

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