Miami Beach Club de Fútbol is the first professional soccer team of the city of Miami Beach.
The club has been founded in the October 2018 thanks to the great vision of Tony Iafrate and Filippo Bertolini.
Tony Iafrate, today serve as CEO & President of the Soccer operations.
Miami Beach CF started its first championship ever playing the UPSL league in the Spring of 2020, playing only the first game before COVID-19 breakdown stopped all the activity of the league. We played the UPSL Fall season 2020 (7th place in the regular season, knocked out at the play off quarter finals) and the UPSL Spring season 2021 where we were crowned Champions of the South Florida Conference (1st place in the regular season) losing only at the penalty kicks the FLORIDA State Final.
In the 2022 the club joined the NSL winning the ELITE division, the most important semi-pro tournament in South Florida.
In the meantime, the U23 Team also won the FIRST division of the NSL.
The team joined the NPSL 2022 playing the Sunshine Conference.
Our commitment to the Community.
MBCF plans to unite the city of Miami Beach under one cause and a club and continuously give back to the community that helps bring it up.
Our club has partenered with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, commiting 10% of all nets profits to the Chamber, supporting all the public schools in the area.
We will have players and coaching staff joining schools, hospitals, and other events in the city as well as host clinics and training sessions to promote and teach soccer in the community.
Miami Beach Club de Fútbol will also be the world’s first fútbol club with enviromental clean-up initiative. Our team and academy members will partake in beach cleanups, fundraisers, and other eco-friendly projects in order to keep our beautiful city clean and prosperous.
Why fútbol in Miami Beach?
The newfound succes of the MLS is a major factor in the future popularity of Miami Beach CF aswell. MLS popularity has risen by 27% in the past 5 years and with the edition of Inter Miami FC, South Florida is feeling the fútbol fever more so than anyone else in the country.
We will build a unique and passionate community here in Miami Beach. The city is a melting pot and with soccer being the #1 sport globally, we will not have a lack of interest. The World Cup is coming to the USA in 2026 and with the city of Miami most likely hosting a game ensures that this soccer obession is not going anywhere.
Miami beach’s global audience
Residents living in Miami Beach and over 3 million in the greater Miami Area.
Overnight visitors to Miami Area (mostly the beach) each year.
Spent by tourists each year in the greater Miami Area, and growing by 2%.