Carlos Miguel

GPS-MA Head Coach

  • Date Joined: 7th June 2016
A forward thinking football coach seeking to continue his progression in the modern game. A former professional player in Portugal, Carlos transitioned into coaching due to a passion for coaching methodology, tactical strategy and team and player development.

Currently a Head Soccer Coach and Sports Performance Development Coordinator with GPS Soccer - exclusive partners of Bayern Munich in North America - Carlos has also gained invaluable coaching experience within the elite youth systems of FC Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal, as well as being a former Head Coach at the WL Figo Football Academy in China.

Supported by a strong level of academic qualifications in football - including learning under FC Barcelona’s former longstanding 1st Team Coach Paco Seirul·lo as part of the INEFC and FC Barcelona Foundation’s Master’s degree - Carlos provides an engaging, knowledge and highly organised presence to a coaching structure while striving to achieve a club’s vision for success.
Carlos Miguel

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence

  • UEFA: C Licence

    UEFA
    C Licence

  • Coerver Coaching: Youth Diploma

    Coerver Coaching
    Youth Diploma

  • Portuguese Football Federation: Level III Module 1: General Component

    Portuguese Football Federation
    Level III Module 1: General Component

  • Portuguese Football Federation: Level II Module 2: Specific Component

    Portuguese Football Federation
    Level II Module 2: Specific Component

  • Portuguese Football Federation: Coaching Course Level 1

    Portuguese Football Federation
    Coaching Course Level 1

  • University of Porto (FADEUP): MSc Sciences of Sport

    University of Porto (FADEUP)
    MSc Sciences of Sport

  • Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya: Professional Master of High Performance Team Sport

    Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya
    Professional Master of High Performance Team Sport

  • University of Coimbra: Licenciatura Physical Education

    University of Coimbra
    Licenciatura Physical Education

Career History

  • Global Premier Soccer

    Global Premier Soccer
    Head Soccer Coach & Sports Performance Development Coordinator (Boston Metro-North)
    2016 – Present

  • Winning League Figo Football Academy

    Winning League Figo Football Academy
    U5 - U13 Head Coach
    2015 – 2016

  • FC Porto

    FC Porto
    "Dragon Force" U13 Assistant Coach / DCAPI Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Sporting Clube de Portugal

    Sporting Clube de Portugal
    U11 Coach
    2011 – 2012

Key Achievements

  • Won the 2011 SMD Caneças Youth Football Tournament, beating SL Benfica 5-1 in the final and securing the Best Player, Top Goal Scorer and Best Goalkeeper individual awards at
  • Won the 2011 Caldas da Rainha U11 Football Tournament, beating SL Benfica 4-1 in the final and securing the Best Player and Top Goal Scorer individual awards
  • Won the 2011 Sacavenense Fall Tournament, beating SL Benfica 4-3 in the final and securing the Best Player and Top Goal Scorer individual awards
  • Won the 109th Anniversary CIF Triangular Tournament in 2011, with one player finishing as the tournament’s top goal scorer
  • Won the 2011 Vale da Amoreira tournament, with one player finishing as the tournament’s top goal scorer
  • Won the 2014 VII Boticas U13 Tournament
  • Reached the semi-finals of the Porto Football Association Division II
  • Finished 3rd in the 2014 II Terras na Nóbrega, Ponte da Barca Tournament

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