Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a professional soccer player? Or how one person’s passion for the sport can lead to making a positive impact on the lives of others? In a recent episode of the “Circuit of Success” podcast, host Brett Gilliland sat down with guest Michael Leon to explore his inspiring journey and commitment to giving back. Michael Leon was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, and graduated from the Right to Dream Academy. From ages 11-15, he participated in training attachments with FC Nordsjaelland and Manchester City He is an alumnus of the Hotchkiss School and is currently a member of the men’s soccer team at the University of Michigan.  

Michael Leon

The Michael Leon Project


Michael Leon Project“The Michael Leon Project” is a short documentary that follows University of Michigan soccer star, Michael Leon, as he returns to his hometown of Accra, Ghana to give 100 uniforms to the youth team that ignited his passion for soccer. Explore Michael’s Ghanaian roots, feel the unbreakable bonds of his community, and witness the transformative power of sports. This documentary serves as a tribute to the lasting impact of philanthropy and the profound results of following your dreams.

Watch Here: The Michael Leon Project  

Personal Growth and Aspirations

Michael LeonMichael Leon believes that personal growth should be prioritized over comparison. He shared his aspirations of signing a professional contract and making a difference in the world. His dedication to the sport and desire to inspire dreams and change are remarkable. One of the ways Michael is making a positive impact is through his involvement in community projects. He has donated jerseys to underprivileged athletes in Ghana, providing them with the opportunity to pursue their passion for soccer. His commitment to creating opportunities for others is truly inspiring.

Throughout the podcast episode, Michael expresses his gratitude for the support systems that have helped him along his journey. He acknowledges the importance of having a strong network of people who believe in you and push you to achieve your goals. Looking towards the future, Michael plans to continue his rigorous training routine and be a role model for aspiring soccer players.