Nike’s Most Wanted Talent Search for Unsigned Ballers

Nike are offering amateurs the opportunity to fulfil their dreams and go Pro through the Nike Academy

Ben Fawcett

5 years ago

By Ben Fawcett


Previously known as Nike Chance, the programme that is designed to make dreams come true, is back.

Nike’s Most Wanted talent search gives amateurs and non-professional ballers the chance of a lifetime, the chance to earn a place in the prestigious Nike Academy.

First started in 2010 and now in it’s fourth season, the Nike talent search has provided elite training and playing opportunities to thousands of footballers the word over, producing more than 20 alumni.

Nike’s Most Wanted talent search is the newest embodiment of this incredible opportunity for footballer’s of any level to realise their dreams. Since it started in 2010, the Nike talent search has given the chance of a professional career to many underground stars such as Tom Rogic who now plays his game at Champions League side Celtic F.C.

Nike Global Showcase - Day 2

This year, the Nike’s Most Wanted talent search is offering even more players the opportunity than ever before, with increased and easier access to the program through the new Nike Football App.


Players are given the opportunity¬†based on a number of different skill sets and ability. If you are lucky and talented enough to be selected to participate in Nike’s Most Wanted search you will be invited to participate in local trials with professional coaches and professional ballers and will be evaluated and rated on your talent, speed, technique, intelligence and conditioning.

Starting on August 12, players in more than 30 countries worldwide will be able to take the opportunity of a lifetime and register for the Nike Most Wanted talent search.


Tryouts for the Nike Most Wanted search and¬†Nike Academy will be held throughout September and October, after which 40-60 players will be chosen for the Nike Most Wanted Global Showcase final where the best of the best will battle it out to earn a spot at the amazing Nike Academy at St. George’s Park, the home of the England National team.

At the Nike Academy, players will experience world-class facilities, coaching, nutritionists, psychologists and fitness trainers. All designed to make you the best you can be,

If you think you’re good enough to go pro then sign-up for Nike Most Wanted, just download the Nike Football App at the iTunes store or through Google Play.