Co-Founder of Footbar Middle East

Based in Dubai and travelling across the Middle East for the past 15 years, Christophe has been playing competitive football from a very young age. UEFA-certified coach, he pursued his passion for the game by getting involved in youth development in different football academies in France but also in the UAE with Manchester United or Arsenal FC Soccer Schools.
Tech-addict by education, Christophe found in Footbar the perfect way to merge his 2 passions, Football and Technology. Adept of the "What gets measured gets improved", he shares everyday with football federations, pro-clubs and academies, his enthusiasm around the Footbar Coach Platform where you can develop players and teams' performance by leveraging technical and physical football data.

Christophe aspires, through Footbar, to help the broad development of Football in the region and contribute, in his own way, to their successful participation in the next World Cups.


Co-Founder of Footbar Middle East

Based in Dubai for the last 4 years, Nicolas has always been passionate about football. He strongly believes that playing football is the best way to educate young generation (boys and girls) outside school - as it requires physical, technical, mental, and human skills. Former consultant in IT and digital strategy, Nicolas created several companies in UAE in the technology industry. Nicolas is convinced that Artificial Intelligence is the new game changer in sport industry as it creates value to all stakeholders: players, coaches, parents, scouts, and fans.

Nicolas thinks that Qatar World Cup has marked the start of new era in the Arab football. So he hopes, through Footbar Middle East, to support the growth and the improvement of football practice across young generations in the Arab world, as “how to learn more about life than with a ball at your feet” (Ronaldinho).

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