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Our only purpose is to grow the passion for football.

Founded in 2015 by a group of Latin-American professional football (soccer) and futsal coaches.

We endeavor to provide pathways and opportunities for all children and their parents in our academy to be physically active and become a part of our community. Beside skills development, SAFA helps children learn important life values about teamwork, leadership and discipline.

We bring Latin-American football style to Chinese and foreigners in Beijing.


Our South American football style development school is run by certified, enthusiastic, and passionate coaches with a long career as high performance athletes and extensive experience in teaching and developing young athletes. 

The S.A.F.A. staff is distinguished by human and professional quality, commitment, discipline, passion, and joy. Their extensive knowledge of the game allows our coaches to recognize the unique needs of players, which leads them to identify and use the most effective coaching methods to help develop players' skills.  
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"SAFA is very professional and after having my boys in many soccer schools in Beijing before I must say that SAFA is the best one! Professional coaches and with lots of knowledge of soccer and pedagogy with the kids. That’s hard to find in China!"
- Juliana, S.A.F.A. parent -

General Director and Co-founder

Retired from professional soccer in Venezuela after playing several seasons, Armando is certified as a coach by the Venezuelan Football Federation and by the National Futsal Coaches Association (Spain). He is a graduate of Beijing Sport University with a degree in Sports Organization Administration.  
Sport Director and Coach

An ex-professional football player, Javier holds a CONMEBOL B Coaching License. He had a 9 years successful career as a pro player and has been coaching football for the last 5 years.
Administrative Coordinator

A graduated from Beijing Sports University with the title of Sports Psychologist, Nancy has a vast experience in the sports Industry of Beijing that allows her to perform the administrative work excellently.


Futsal coach certified by the National Association of Futsal Coaches (Spain), Vincent has had a great experience as a player in this sport, representing different prestigious national teams in Venezuela.