Sports Unlimited, a multinational specialising in sports and academic scholarships in the US, continues to consolidate its position in the sector, getting into the world TOP10 in the international expansion process. The Spanish company will have new offices in South America, the Middle East and the United States, joining its branches in other European countries as well as in South Africa, where it is already well established. A growth, in the midst of a global pandemic, which shows the confidence and solidity of a project that since 2012 has been recognized by leading universities in the United States and that results in many of its scholarship holders excelling in the MLS and Liga MX.
In 2020, Sports Unlimited has evaded the crisis and become one of the reference companies for Spanish athletes who want to get a scholarship in the US. A milestone and an endorsement of experience that the company is set to take to all corners of the planet with this new phase of international expansion that is burning stages at high speed with the opening of new offices in South America, the Middle East and the United States.
Sports Unlimited strengthens its international presence in Europe, America and the Middle East by expanding its number of offices from which American university scholarships are awarded to athletes
“The current expansion is the outcome of long months of negotiation and in the end we’ve obtained a very exciting result for everyone. We’re going to have offices in South America, the Middle East and the United States; as well as a presence in other European countries and South Africa, for example ”, explains Gerardo Piris, CEO of Sports Unlimited. In addition to expanding the business internationally, the great ties that bind Sports Unlimited together with top American universities will serve to expand the portfolio of services to other disciplines such as basketball, tennis, golf, athletics… “We’ve become the leading company in Spain in the world of soccer, which is an endorsement to be able to do it in other disciplines where we’ve already carried out very successful operations” explains Piris.
Lastly, one of the added values of Sports Unlimited is the experience provided by its CEO and FIFA agent, Gerardo Piris, who has an extensive track record as an intermediary for players in La Liga, MLS and Liga MX. “An incentive for many players who choose to get a scholarship in college soccer in the USA is that they can study and follow their dream of making the leap to professionalism. As a large number of scholarship athletes, at the end of their university degree, have made the leap to professional soccer in the MLS, USL or Liga Ascenso de Mexico” explains Piris, who in recent years has carried out outstanding operations in the American market with soccer players such as Víctor Vázquez, Alejandro Pozuelo or Wilfred Zahibo, among others.
I am proud to have been named 2020 @MLS MVP with the @landondonovan award, a legend of our sport. It also fills me with satisfaction to be the second Spaniard to achieve this recognition, after an icon like @Guaje7Villa. pic.twitter.com/PXHVC8nZQQ
— Alejandro Pozuelo (@Pozuelo_10) December 7, 2020
In recent years, Sports Unlimited has achieved that more than 300 young people enjoy the experience of studying and competing with a scholarship in the different North American university leagues, with that background the company is now looking to the future without setting itself any ceiling.
“A large number of scholarship athletes, on finishing their university studies, have made the leap to professional soccer in the MLS or USL leagues or Liga Ascenso de Mexico”
About Sports Unlimited
Sports Unlimited is in contact with more than 500 universities in the USA. Through their scholarship management service, they help parents and players to find the best option based on their level through a constant selection and recruitment process, and they prepare them to take part in tests known as try-outs in front of coaches from US universities. Some of these tests have been carried out through alliances and collaborations in iconic settings like the Atlético de Madrid Ciudad Deportiva through its Foundation, the FC Barcelona Ciudad Deportiva through the Catalan Soccer Federation and in the Valencia CF City Deportiva in direct collaboration with the club. Now, Sports Unlimited will also have scouts throughout Europe, South America and various Middle Eastern different countries.
Sports scholarships offered by American universities cover from 50% to 100% of expenses, which include residence, sports medical insurance, tuition and maintenance.