FK Partizan Academy
|Nickname(s)||Crno-beli (The Black and Whites)
Parni valjak (The Steamroller)
|Head of youth academy||Momčilo Vukotić|
|Website||Club home page|
The FK Partizan Youth School (Serbian Cyrillic: Омладинска школа фудбалског клуба Партизан Београд, English: Partizan Belgrade F.C. Youth School), commonly known as Youth School Belin – Lazarević – Nadoveza, is the youth school for Serbian football club Partizan Belgrade.
It was founded in the 1950s and named after former Partizan players Bruno Belin, Čedomir Lazarević and Branko Nadoveza. The school is well known for its dedicated work with youngsters. Its training philosophy is not only the development of football players, but also to care of their growth and personality forming, while also teaching the sporting spirit and the loyalty to the club. There are around 400 youngsters classified by age categories. There are six age groups, four compete at the level of the Football Association of Serbia, the U17, U16, U15 and U14, while the U13 and U12 compete at the level of the Football Association of Belgrade. Below U12 level there are no official competitions, but players do play in tournaments and friendly matches.
Partizan is the club with most league titles and cup wins in youth competition in Serbia. The youth teams also participate in numerous tournaments around Europe and also organize an U17 international tournament with participation of some of the top European clubs. Partizan also organizes football camps for children in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Australia and United States. Many of the best youth academy players move directly to the Partizan senior side, or to the affiliate club Teleoptik Zemun.
All of Partizan's youth categories train at the Partizan sport complex named SC Partizan-Teleoptik along with Partizan's seniors and the players of Teleoptik. Partizan has won several awards for its youth work, including "Best European Youth Work" in 2006, and the club's youth school has been declared the second-best in Europe after that of Ajax Amsterdam. Partizan's academy has produced numerous professional football players or Yugoslav and Serbian internationals.
- As of 26 May 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
As of 26 May 2013
Notable youth graduates
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- "FK Partizan organizuje internacionalne fudbalske kampove" (in Serbian). The Blic. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Partizan škola fudbala – Australija" (in Serbian). Partizankampovi.rs. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Partizan Beograd – Partizan: Ein Klub für die Geschichtsbücher" (in German). The UEFA. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Partizan između Ajaksa i Barselone!" (in Serbian). The Sportal. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "FK Partizan Academy". partizan.rs. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- Official website (English)