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Our founder, John Textor, is the majority owner and Chairman of Eagle Football Holdings Ltd., the leading shareholder of Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon, France), Botafogo Futebol (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Racing White Daring Molenbeek FC (Brussels, Belgium) and Crystal Palace Football Club (London, UK).

While we are proud of our focus on providing high academic opportunities for our graduates, we are equally proud to have established a true pathway to professional football with 8 recent FC Florida graduates having been signed to professional contracts by Crystal Palace (2), Botafogo (3) and RWDM (3).



Botafogo de Futebol is an historic football club based in the neighborhood of Botafogo, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The men’s team was founded in 1904 and currently compete in the Brasileiro Serie A, the top tier of the Brazilian football league system. The women’s team was founded in 1995 and currently competes in the Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino, the top tier of the Brazilian women’s football league system.

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