EN-About Us - ISM International Scouting Center
ISM – International Scouting Center offers the opportunity to the players coming from all over the world to experience the Italian Soccer Training with Italian licensed coaches and then to be signed with our technical partners and other professional clubs.

ISM – International Scouting Center is created from the experience gained by its managers from 1998 to 2005 at the A.C. Perugia Youth Academy. Back in 2005 the A.C. Perugia (Serie A) project counted on 138 affiliated Clubs with a network of 80 scouts and 20 area managers responsible for overviewing the whole national territory.
Professional soccer players such as Gennaro Gattuso (A.C. Milan), Marco Storari (Juventus F.C.) and Andrea Ranocchia (Internazionale F.C.) grew at the A.C. Perugia Academy during those years.

From 2010 to 2015 ISM cooperated with Empoli F.C. and represented the Italian Club on scouting abroad. From 2015 ISM cooperates with several European Professional Clubs.

Since 2022, ISM Academy extended the technical cooperation to other Professional Football Clubs becoming the Scouting Center and Home for development of promising football players.

Even after 20 years of existence, the core concept has not changed; finding the rarest football talents in the world and polishing them to shine like the diamond on and off the field.

Our team can provide all the necessary support to soccer players worldwide. We can assist players in all relations with the club and sponsors during the signing of a new contract or during the renegotiation of the contract.
Our experience allows us to offer to soccer players the following services:
– Promotion of young football players
– Career management of professional football players
– Representation for a country, region or specific Football Association
– Assistance during the negotiation of new contract
– Tax planning
– Financial planning
– Assistance during the renegotiation of the contract
– Sponsorshipwith several European Professional Clubs.

Our Technical Staff

ISM – International Scouting Center provides an elite training and development program followed by our qualified coaches with a specific cultural background to train young players. Some of them have played and coached at the highest levels either within Italy or abroad.


Holder of UEFA PRO License
Luciano Mancini is an expert Professional Coach with a more than 20-years professional coaching career. After starting with regional clubs, Luciano started coaching various Professional Clubs such as Grosseto, Robur Siena, A.C. Perugia, becoming in 2012 Manager of Gambia National Team.
Luciano also contributed a lot to perfecting A.C. Perugia International Project coaching method and formation of other Academy coaches. Owner of several prices recognized by Italian Coaches delegation.


Physical Trainer UEFA A
Physical trainer with degree in Sports Science. Giorgio holds UEFA A license and coached the youth academy of A.C. Perugia Calcio between 1996 and 2004.
During the last years Giorgio coached Orvietana calcio, Montegabbione Calcio and A.S.D San Sisto. Giorgio is also a personal trainer and speaks 4 languages beyond Italian: English, Spanish, Russian and Bulgarian


Head Coach UEFA B
Portuguese Technical Director with a diploma in Sports Sciences, Nuno has more than 15 years of professional experience managing footballers in different countries around the world (Portugal, China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Italy).
In recent seasons, he has worked in the U-19 team of Al Faisaly FC of the Saudi Arabian first division. In addition, he has managed senior squads in the Eccellenza division in Italy such as Matera CDS in Basilicata.
Currently, he is the technical coordinator of the ISM Academy where he puts into practice his strengths as a coach, which are both the training methodology and developing the talent of promising young people.
Nuno speaks fluently 3 languages: Portuguese, Italian and English.


Goalkeeper Coach
Rares has a Sports Science degree and has the experience of playing in the youth teams of A.C. Perugia from 2005 to 2013. From 2013 he has been playing and coaching in different amateur and professional levels in Umbria.
Thanks to the experience gained by working with different goalkeeper coaches Rares is able to provide individualized and high quality trainings, also thanks to the constant updates on the requirements of the modern goalkeeper.


Head Coach UEFA B
Marco is an ex-professional footballer with 10 years of experience playing at the professional footbal (betweem 2000 and 2010). Marco played at professional football clubs such as A.C. Perugia, U.S. Sambenedettese, Venezia F.C., A.C. Monza and S.S. Juve Stabia. Between 2010 and 2022 Marco played at amateur level in Umbria region.
Marco obtained his UEFA B license in 2008 in Coverciano and started his coaching career in 2022-2023 at ASD Ellera Calcio (Umbria). From season 2023-2024 Marco is the Head coach of U-19 squad.

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