Meet the Team

The Real Madrid Foundation training clinics Nigeria is led by a highly qualified and experienced professional team. The coaches are selected by the Real Madrid Academy Director. As a mandatory requirement, each coach holds a university degree in addition to their UEFA  coaching qualifications and are personable, enthusiastic and motivated to working with players. These coaches have been associated with Real Madrid for many years and are true professionals dedicated to teaching and nurturing young football talent.



Daniel is a Technical Coach for Real Madrid CF. An experienced and highly qualified UEFA “A” Licenced coach and Goal Keeping Coach; he is the head coach of the Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinics in Argentina, Bosnia, Croatia, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon USA, Malaysia, Namibia, Paraguay, Israel, UK and Uruguay.

He also has a track record of identifying talent from these territories and recommending them to top professional academies

Gonzalo V. Mate

Portfolio Director

Gonzalo is an experienced global sports management consultant and the person responsible for the execution of the Real Madrid Foundation Clinics in Nigeria. He is the supervisor responsible for all the deliverables and clinic status and the primary communicator for the project stakeholders

Below with delegates of the Spanish embassy in Nigeria



Rodrigo is a qualified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education and an experienced UEFA “A” Licensed Coach. He is the resident head tutor of Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinics in the Philippines, Brazil, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan and provides Expert video Analysis and individual Notational Assessments of players.

He also has a track record of scouting and recruiting young players for top professional clubs in Europe