FC Nordsjælland is the first professional club within the Right to Dream community. It’s a club with a well-regarded culture rooted in a desire to develop young talent while building a distinctive style of play and philosophy, making them the ideal platform for many of our graduates to take their first steps in the professional football world.
In fact, FC Nordsjælland has helped many of our graduates kick-start their careers at a very young age with the likes of Mohammed Kudus and Kathrine Kuhl making their debuts at 18 and 16, respectively.
Between April 2018 and March 2023, FC Nordsjælland offered a fantastic platform for 41 players under the age of 20 to make their debut, setting a new standard for youth development in football.
FC Nordsjælland's values and purpose align with Right to Dream's, which led to a fantastic journey of redefining excellence through a team playing professional football in a top European division. In 2017, FC Nordsjælland also became the first club to join Common Goal, demonstrating their commitment to using football to make a positive impact in the world.
The club’s success isn’t limited to the men’s team. In 2017, FC Nordsjælland invested in its women's football program, launching its girls' academy, the first of its kind in Denmark, combined with the establishment of a professional senior women's team. The academy quickly proved integral to the success that followed for the FCN professional women's team, who achieved back-to-back promotions in their first two seasons, finishing third in the Danish Kvindeliga and winning the 2020 Danish Cup.
FCN has generated significant transfer fees over the years, with the majority of players progressing through the academies. Notable players such as Mikkel Damsgaard, Mohammed Kudus, Mathias Jensen and Kathrine Kuhl started their careers at FCN and have since moved on to other clubs across Europe.
“To help the next generation of players realize their potential is an equal amount of hard work, dedication and passion. Our environment and holistic view on what it takes makes us unique, and we are proud to be part of the Right to Dream community."