Since foundation in 1907, Fenerbahçe sports club has witnessed significant achievements in a multitude of fields, such as multiple successes in the world boxing championships and Euroleague Basketball. The real success story however, lies firmly with its footballing prowess. Safeguarding its position as a key team internationally, the club now places huge emphasis on their Academy.
Bilal Sur, Youth Team Manager, promotes their vision to ‘raise athletes with proper education, discipline and within the perspective of fair play.’
Distinguished for its success domestically and internationally, the youth team has consistently supplied the first team squad with fresh and talented players, an undeniable asset for group cohesion.
Each player is instilled with Fenerbahçe’s philosophy to strive for success through personal targets, both on and off the pitch. The youth development program provides educational services to match its impressive on training facilities, including an array of FIFA and UEFA standard pitches.
Excited to compete in The NextGen Series, Sur views it as a great opportunity to ‘observe the youth development program’s strong and weak points accordingly.’
Repeated winners of multiple European Championships, Fenerbahce are undoubtedly a talented side, appearing a favourable contender in The NextGen Series.