Football Development Institute

Football Development Institute

The world of football requires a serious intellectual reform, leading to a complete change in perceptions, interpretations, solutions, mechanisms and attitudes within dozens of key football areas. The transformation process has been undertaken by the Football Development Institute – founded by Marcin Gabor.

The Institute’s main goal is to raise the level of football. FDI has the ambition to take over the role of the European Competence Center.

FDI vision

There is not just one type of football. Football behaves the way I understand it, the way I have decoded it for myself, and the way I model it.

Marcin Gabor
CEO, author of the FDI concept

How do we want to raise the level of football?

proper awareness

We expose the trends and stereotypes present in “modern football”, explain precisely our football understanding, additionally supporting Specialists and Clubs in developing individual “Football Identity”.

Implementation of
substantive canons

We present football as a really team-based sport, prove the status of “tactics/team tactics” as the most important aspect, and put the playing concept at the center of all activities and actions.

Realization of
educational programs

We organize content innovative and certified courses (one-year, two-year) for 15 Specialist roles in football, based on the “Football Identity of FDI” and the “Club Development Model of FDI”. For Graduates, access to advisory and mentoring support.

with Clubs

Also in this context, the “Football Identity of FDI”, as well as the “Club Development Model of FDI” are the basis. We advise, provide professional audits, implement development projects and a program called ” Complex Club Development.”


Football ISM | New partnership of FDI

Introducing our new technological Partner. This time the Football Development Institute family has been joined by the Football ISM app from Portugal.
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Football Club Management | FDI
We have launched the first specific project in the next stage of our development. We are pleased to announce that the profile "Football Club Management | FDI" is now available.
Unsatisfied plans progress
Marcin Gabor - in his opening article - touches upon the specific reasons why he established the Football Development Institute. He summarizes briefly more than 15 years of his professional activity in football, noting the currently primitive nature of it. He also outlines the main goal and invites you to "another world of football."
Two webinars are behind us
Two webinars have already been held in 2022, during which Marcin Gabor presented the Football Development Institute. More information on this topic follows in the text.

Take a look at our substantive content,
available in the "Publications" section.

The section is divided into three parts: Expert Articles, Research Projects, and Books.