Nike Academy is a football academy in England looking to turn young talented football players into professional footballers. One player who went to the Nike Academy and got out with a professional contract is Pontus Almqvist – and today we will share his story with you.

In order to become a Nike Academy player, you need to go through the Nike Most Wanted trials held globally each year. Pontus started his Nike Most Wanted journey with a try-out event in Sweden back in 2015 – and just 3 months later, he was chosen to join the Nike Academy. During his time as a full-time Nike Academy footballer, Pontus gained a lot of interest from Championship clubs in England and was close to signing a deal with Derby County – but ended up signing his first professional contract with IFK Norrköping in Sweden.

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We hope Pontus’ story from being a Nike Academy player to becoming a professional football will inspire you on your journey to the top – and hopefully you can find some useful tips on how to become a professional footballer! Nike Academy is a great chance for every young player to show their football skills, but at the same time, it’s definitely not the only way become a pro. Keep fighting and good luck on your journey!

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