Football Development Institute


We publish articles addressing the single content components within the “Football Identity of FDI”, the “Club Development Model of FDI” and the “Football Level Identification Indicators”. In addition, we explain the complex mechanisms and synergy effects occurring in the mentioned structures.


Bayern Munich: really a Club with a sporting concept?

In this article, Marcin Gabor presents an analysis of the management of Bayern Munich in relation to the development of the Club as a whole, the development of the sporting area, the development of the first team, as well as the evaluation of the Coaches. The timing of the dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann and the hiring of Thomas Tuchel are used as examples.

Substantive distinctions of the FCM Conference

Football Club Management Conference is a series of international conferences in football, dealing with the management and development of professional football clubs. FCM Conference has an unconventional character and a number of substantive attributes that distinguish this event from others with similar themes. Marcin Gabor analyses the set of substantive distinctions.

Education vision of FDI – and why there is no education in football nowadays

Football is an extremely powerful industry. It represents a high social value, involves an incredible number of people and generates huge financial revenues. It is paradoxical, however, that no real education has existed in this area so far. We provide arguments to support this thesis and explain how education is introduced by the FDI.

Referees are always blamed

Marcin Gabor addressed the issue of groundless negative criticism of referees, formulated by executives of Clubs, coaches and football players. The analysis demonstrates the complexity of the topic, proving at the same time that attitudes towards referees are the result of a football misunderstanding and a game misunderstanding, as well as a reflexive tendency to cover up one's own incompetence.