André Santos

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
My name is André Santos, I’m a Portuguese citizen, I’m 30 years old and I would like to be part of your team, to be one more helping and improving the football of the all the players in this beautiful sport.

All my life I worked with children, in sports and teaching. Since I was 12 years old, I was already helping my Karate teachers with their classes and I developed a passion for teaching and later for coaching. Worked on many different environments, Karate classes and trainings, PE classes, Swimming classes, Summer Camps and Football classes and trainings.

I started working as a football coach 10 years ago, on a Benfica Football School where I worked for 5 years. There I worked with children from 3 to 16 years old in many different ways. On a foundation level, on a competition level, as a Head coach and Assistant coach as well and also as Goalkeeper coach.

After 5 years, I moved to England and started working as a Head coach of an Under-9 team, at Diamond Academy F.C., a West Bromwich Albion Football Academy and stood there for a season, right before I moved to China in April 2016. I would come back in 2018 to coach the Under-11.

In China I worked as a Head Coach of two teams, Under-9 and Under-12. Worked as a Football Teacher in Schools on a Football Developing System from the Government, on Huang Long Green Town FC. Adding to this, I was also the Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach of the Elite Area Team, Under-16.

Before coming back to UK I was also in Melbourne, Australia. Coached an Under-11’s Team as a Head Coach on Port Melbourne Sharks SC. I was also the Assistant Coach of the Under-16’s.

My last stop was in Canada, where I worked for Global Premier Soccer, an official partner of Bayern Munchen. This was where I took the next step as a coach. Lived and worked there for 2 years. I had several roles such as Camp and Recreational Director, where I was responsible for all the foundation of the club until Under-12. My main roles were as Head Coach of several teams, where my main achievement was winning the league with the Under-16 Girls Team.

All of these experiences made grow and improve, not only as a coach, but as an individual in many different positive ways. My desire to coach and share knowledge combines with my passion for keep learning more and more about this sport that is football.

Thank you for reading my profile,

See you somewhere on a pitch,

Andre Santos
André Santos

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