Favela United  was founded by Patrick Hoep, former professional football player from SC Heerenveen and the Netherlands national youth team. Favela United launched her first football for change projects in Rio de Janeiro back in 2010. In 2015 Favela United expanded to Mozambique, overwhelmed by the inequality, marginalization and stigmatization that the youth faces in the favela’s (bairro's) , Patrick and his coaches transformed Favela United in more than just a football school. 

Founder Patrick Hoep, right and former team mate Joey van den Berg, left


There are no words to express my level of appreciation and respect for all of you
who supported our football for change Organization in any possible way over the past years. Founder Patrick Hoep, right