JOE COLE & EMILE HESKEY joining Campioni Soccer Academy - Summer 2019!

Welcome to Campioni Soccer & Dance Academy - Portugal, Sardinia & Essex


Five star fun at Five star venues

Delivering unforgettable experiences for the whole family

Campioni Soccer & Dance Academies

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About Us


Campioni was founded to provide fun, entertaining, high quality, soccer & dance academies for kids, sports breaks for parents plus corporate tournaments and golf days for the adults – home and away.       

The Campioni team all believe in sport, enjoyment and most importantly, family. 

When you watch a coaching session you will see that these aren’t footballers trading on just their names. Their passion is football, and passing their skills & tactics onto the next generation is simply what they love to do.                           




Two luxury family resorts, Chia Laguna in Sardinia and Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in Portugal offer a luxury break for parents whilst Campioni sports academies keep children thoroughly entertained in a safe and friendly environment.      

Campioni’s academies are much more than just a kids club and many families return to reunite with friends and socialise with the footballers and Campioni team. Have your own piece of paradise with football and dance fantasies on the side!  


Campioni’s vast network of contacts in football and entertainment enable us to arrange coaching and guest appearances from some of the top current and ex-premiership players and the most experienced and highly qualified football and dance coaches.

Former Premiership players and legends of the game joining Campioni in Summer 2019 include  Joe Cole, John Barnes, Wes Brown, Emile Heskey, Andy Cole, Andrew Johnson, Steve Lomas and Michael Johnson. All who will be passing on their skills to make this an unmissable and unique experience.

Campioni Team

Andrew Johnson - Founder of Campioni


Teams: England, Birmingham, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers 

Position: Striker 

Goals: 149 

Appearances: 390 

A top quality coach and mentor in his own right, Andrew Johnson was capped eight times for England.

A deadly finisher at every club he played for, Andy Johnson retired from playing professionally in 2015.  A legend at Selhurst Park, Johnson was named in the club’s Centenary XI.

Johnson got his first taste of coaching during his brief spell back at Palace in 2014 when he was asked to work with the strikers by then manager Neil Warnock.

AJ currently holds an Ambassadorial role at Crystal Palace representing the club in the community. 

Andrew Cole


Teams: Manchester United, Manchester City, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, Newcastle United, Arsenal and England 

Position: Striker 

Goals: 229 

Appearances: 509 

Andrew Cole played from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for being the Premier League’s 3rd top scorer ever, an England International and winning the premier league and the FA cup numerous times! 

You don’t get much bigger than Andrew Cole when it comes to England’s greatest strikers!

Michael Johnson


Teams: Notts County, Birmingham City, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday 

Position: Defender 

Goals: 19 

Appearances: 561 

Michael Johnson is a pro-licensed coach and the current Guyana National Team Manager. 

A former defender who made more than 550 appearances in the football league and premier league. Michael has played for Birmingham City and Notts County. Although born in Nottingham, he is a full Jamaican international and has 20 caps for the Jamaican national team.



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