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Who we are

We are a football academy located in the sunny Algarve, Portugal.

We coach kids how to think fast, play smart, and be creative.

We are LINCE.

Values & mission

At LINCE Academy, we value respect and sportsmanship above all. We try our best every day and expect commitment, dedication, and good behaviour from the players.


These are our core values:

Loyal (we are true to our principles)

Inventive (we encourage players to be creative) 

Nimble (we coach kids to think fast and play smart)

Committed (we expect regular attendance)

Equal (we treat every player the same way)


The Iberian Lynx

This incredibly special animal that inspired our name and brand identity can be found right here, in the Algarve, where it's called LINCE. It's a smart, independent, and very agile cat. Unfortunately, it's also the most endangered feline species in the world.

As an independent and locally owned business, we believe we have the power and responsibility to bring positive change to our communities and the environment. Join us and ANP-WWF in our quest to help protect the Iberian Lynx!

Our team


Marcela Bianchi

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Head Coach

Marcela is a former FCB Barcelona coach with plenty of experience training kids in Vancouver, Canada, where she also worked for other clubs. She looks forward to sharing her love for football and helping players develop. She was also a competitive futsal player in Brazil.


Luiz Moreira

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Academy Manager

Luiz has a passion for sports and experience competing in triathlons. He believes players have a better chance of success by being committed and respectful, while of course having fun and enjoying the training!

Our players

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