Located 30 miles outside of Paris and in the depths of a forest, the Montjoye castle is a renovated 17th century build with five-star facilities.
No, this castle is not a tourist attraction; however, it does attract the world’s top French players. The Clairefontaine project as it is known, has produced and continues to produce some of the world’s top French players.
Most people only ever hear about La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy. Make no mistake this relatively unknown French academy has produced some studs in the world of football. Can you guess who some of these players might be??? Shouldn’t be too hard as there are so many.
This article is an interesting read into how youth development should be. I live in Canada and football is in shambles here. Going nowhere. There is zero development. It’s all about internal club politics run by people who have no clue about development. Zero. Notta. Zilch.
“Antonio” is now on a rant…don’t get him started as he can go on for hours on this topic. Idiots…get off his lawn and let the coaches who are all about development do their job. Go play bingo or watch paint dry or whatever else you can manage without having to think too hard. Get out fools…you are destroying football!