Over 200 member associations (MAs) signed up for FIFA’s first-ever Talent Development Programme, setting a new benchmark for technical development initiatives.
Launched in January 2020 by FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, Arsène Wenger, the programme aims to provide MAs with a thorough analysis of their high-performance ecosystem in both men’s and women’s football, including all national teams, domestic leagues, scouting projects and academies, in order to ensure that every talented player gets a chance to reach their potential.
“The whole world has signed up for the FIFA Talent Development Programme. We are very proud of the high number of participants and the trust that all member associations have given us,” said Wenger.
“Football has a huge educational responsibility. The FIFA Talent Development Programme is aimed at giving a chance to every child in the world who wants to play football and help him or her to improve and experience positive emotions. I hope the programme can help children to become top-level players, or if not, at least give them the opportunity to follow their dreams and play the game that they love,” concluded Wenger.