About the academy

Known in Sweden as ”Talangfabriken”, the Talent Factory, BP is the most successful football academy in Sweden’s history. BP has produced the most professional players of any club in Sweden and is a serial winner at youth national championship level. In 2015, 15 BP players represented Sweden at youth level while another 25 were involved in the Swedish FA’s invitational training programs.


BP is ranked 1st for the 7th year in a row by Sweden’s FA. Points are based on the following criteria within the Academy workings:

  • Youth coaching environment
  • Player development
  • Facilities
  • Coach/leader organisation
  • Incorporation of school projects
  • Development projects with smaller clubs

The most important factor in identifying a successful academy is the accumulated points for professional appearances in the top 2 leagues and internationally.

1. Brommapojkarna


2. Malmö


3. Helsingborg


4. Elfsborg


5. IFK Göteborg


The starting point for many stars in Swedish football

Past, present & future stars

Past Anders Limpar (Ret.)

One of the original youth products of BP who went on to have a successful career in England and as a national player (58 caps). Winning honours in Sweden, England and achieving bronze with Sweden in World Cup 1994.

Present John Guidetti (Celta Vigo)

Left BP when 16 for Man City, went on to have bright loan spells in England, Holland and Scotland. Represented Sweden at the Euro 2016 and won the U21 Euro Championship in 2015.

Future Thomas Isherwood (Bayern Munich)

Signed for Bayern Munich in June 2015 when he was 17. Thomas has represented Sweden at youth level and has joined one of the most exciting and ambitious clubs in the world.