Following the success of the first edition, FIFA today launched the second edition of its Diploma in Club Management in New York, which aims to provide club managers and former international players around the world with the latest skills industry practices and insights, covering key areas related to club management success.
The degree is in line with FIFA’s goal to share knowledge and create a more balanced football ecosystem to enable more clubs from all regions of the world to compete at the highest level on and outside the world. ground.
Forty participants (https://fifa.fans/3DxpfUZ) from all confederations joined the 12-month programme, which is taught by world-class experts and includes on-site and online modules on leadership and management, sports strategy and youth academies. , marketing and communications, club operations and stadium management, governance and legal matters, and finance.
Among the participants of this year’s edition are football greats Carli Lloyd, Tim Cahill, Fernandinho, John Terry and Juan Mata.
Commenting on the FIFA Diploma in Club Management, five of the participants outlined their expectations:
Carli Lloyd (2x FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion and 2x Olympic gold medalist) “I’m involved with Gotham FC as a minority owner and it’s really important to understand what other managers think about club and some of the brightest minds in the industry pretty much right now, which is why this degree is a perfect fit for my career path. I really look forward to taking full advantage of it, generating those meaningful connections and to apply everything I can learn in the future.
Julie Uhrman (President of Angel City FC) “We may be rewriting the script with Angel City FC, but there is so much we can learn from those who came before us about how to build a club bigger than the game. The FIFA Diploma in Club Management program allows me to invest in myself and my club, meet my peers, learn from their experiences and broaden my view of what is possible.”
Alberto Marrero (President of Atlético de San Luis) “The FIFA Diploma in Club Management gives us the opportunity to continue learning with the latest practical know-how from all areas of the industry. looking forward to learning and discussing our daily work routine with FIFA Academic Council and colleagues, as well as benefiting from the networking this course affords us.”
Tim Cahill (Australian football legend and KAS Eupen board member) “I am delighted to be part of this prestigious degree. It is important for me to continue my studies with executives who work in football at the global scale and to share our experiences. Since my retirement, I have always wanted to continue learning, continue my studies and be ready for what comes next, and I think that being part of the Club Management Diploma will help me considerably in this. process., to be able to interact with senior executives from clubs around the world, hear from amazing speakers and get involved in the conferences to share my experiences from my playing days and my current career in organization management, it will definitely be a springboard for moving forward.”
Mauricio Culebro (Club Tigres President) “In an ever-changing industry, this is a great opportunity to learn about all the latest global trends in club operation from experts from different backgrounds. This is also the program perfect for sharing experiences and best practices with industry leaders that can then be applied in our respective roles.”
(With contributions from APO)