Class of 2019

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Graduates of 2019

24 High-achieving former internationals from around the world

These men and women have all been awarded an executive master’s degree by the University of Limoges (60 ECTS credits) in 2019, and are now looking to use their newly-acquired skills beyond the football pitch.

The UEFA MIP equips high-profile ex-international players to transfer their playing strengths into effective management skills.

Leadership, discipline and a commitment to high-level performance are the hallmarks of trophy winners – applying those traits to the organisation of football is among the primary aims of the course.

Key roles in all areas of football thrive on vision, planning, analysis and observation – the UEFA MIP helps former players to apply these skills in an administrative context, producing role models for success across multiple spheres of football management.

Work history

• 2015 – today: founder, Crescenda Sport – It is a sports careers consultancy business dedicated to developing successful future careers in the Sports industry for university students and postgraduates.
• 2016 – today: associate consultant, Slaughter & May international law firm
• 2014: trainee solicitor, Onside Law
• 2012 – 2013: trainee solicitor, Lee & Thompson Media & Entertainment law firm
• 2009-2010: litigation paralegal, SC Andrew LLP
• 2006: in-house legal & business affairs department, The Football Association

Football career

• Played for Birmingham City Ladies, Charlton Athletic Ladies, Chelsea Ladies, Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat, Sky Blue FC, Juventus FC
• 102 caps for the English national team
• FA Cup winner, 2012 and 2015; 2015 FIFA World Cup bronze medallist; FA Women’s Super League winner, 2016; played in the Olympic Games, 2012; two-time London player of the year

Language

English

Education

• 2012: legal practice course, College of Law, Moorgate, London
• 2005-2008: bachelor in law

Other activities

• Mahler Cup for Character Award
• Meeting Her Majesty, the queen upon receiving an Outstanding Achievement in Sport Award

Work history

2016: head coach, Iraklis II Footbal club

Football career

• Played for Eintracht Frankfurt, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, VFB Stuttgart, SPVGG Greuther Fuerth
• 30 caps for the Greek national team
• Played in UEFA EURO 2008; played in FIFA Confederations Cup, 2005

Languages

German

English

Greek

Education

• 2017: UEFA PRO Licence
• 2015: UEFA A Licence, Hellenic Football Federation
• 2000: Business school, Germany

Work history

Football analyst, Match TV
Ambassador, FIFA World Cup 2018
President’s advisor, FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Football career

• Played for FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Bayer Leverkusen, FC Andrelecht, FC Ajax, FC Twente, FC Volga NN
• 15 caps for the Russian national team
• Two-time Russian Cup winner, 1999 and 2000; two-time Russian Premier League runner-up, 1999 and 2000; Belgian Supercup winner, 2010; Belgian Cup runner-up, 2010; Dutch national champion, 2012

Languages

Russian

English

German

Education

Physical education, Russian State University

Work history

• Founder, Youri Djorkaeff Foundation: the mission of YDF is to provide services and programmes to the children of New York City through soccer for social change and improvement in the areas of athletics, mental and physical health and education.
• International relations, French Professional Football League
• Partnership, Inter Milan campus in the United States of America
• Ambassador, Inter Milan
• Ambassador, Paris Saint-Germain FC

Football career

• Played for Red Bulls de New York, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain FC, AS Monaco, RC Strasbourg, FC Grenoble
• 88 caps for the French national team
• 1998 FIFA World Cup winner; FIFA Confederations Cup winner, 2001; UEFA EURO 2000 winner; UEFA Europa League winner, 1998; UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup winner, 1996; French Cup winner, 1991; Trophée des champions winner, 1995

Languages

French

English

Italian

Education

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a specialisation in human resources, University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC;

Training on innovation and postal services, Ecole des Postes de Rotterdam;

Coaching diploma, FUTURO II;

Inspector of postal services and financial resources diploma,  Ecole Nationale des Postes et Télécommunications, Paris

Work history

Chairman, FA Inclusion Advisory Board
Member FA Council and Professional Game Board ( PGB)
Member UEFA Fair play and Social Responsibility Committee
Representative Inclusion Advisory Board on FA Board
Corporate Social Responsible and Anti-discrimination committee member, UEFA
International Diversity Ambassador, UEFA
Anti-Racism Ambassador, FIFPro
Ambassador in Black and Minority Ethnic (B.M.E.) Communities, FA
Chairman of Inclusivity/Diversity Board, FA England 2018 World Cup Bid
Community Fund Member, Premier League and PFA
Community Fund Board Member, FA
Ambassador in respect of ‘Kick Racism Out of Football’, PFA (England & Scotland)
Board Member of Diversity & Inclusion Board, Local Organising Committee of Olympic Games (LOCOG)
Equalities and Human Rights Commission (E.H.R.C.) Special Advisor

Football career

Played for Chelsea FC, Glasgow Celtic FC, Pisa Sporting Club, Aston Villa FC, Luton Town FC
Captain of England youth, U21 and B team

Languages

English

Italian

Greece

Work history

•2019-today – CAS Arbitrator

2018-today: Litigation and Sports Lawyer, Bermans
2017-2018: Match Delegate, Premier League
• 2015-2018: second year trainee solicitor, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
• 2014-today: Member of the FA Judicial Panel & Chairman’s Panel, FA
• 2008-today: football Consultant, St Kevin’s Boys Football Club
• 2013-2015: paralegal within Sports and Litigation Department, Cassell Moore, Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock
• 2014-2015: player and agency management, Boss UK Sports Agency, Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock
• 2009-2014: chairman, National Licensed Trade Association
• 2004-2006: player/manager, Bohemians FC

Football career

Played for Morecambe FC, Cork City FC, Blackpool FC, Bohemians FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Everton FC, Aston Villa FC
6 caps for the Irish national team
FAI Cup winner, 2007; League Cup runner-up, 2004; Play-off final winner, 1999-2000

Languages

English

Education

2009-today: UEFA A and B Licence
2012: Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, Liverpool
2009-2012: Bachelor in law, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Work history

Ambassador, UEFA
Ambassador, Liverpool FC
Ambassador, FC Barcelona
Consultant, BeIn Sports, Sky Sports, Tv3 Ireland, Astro, Optus, ADSportChanel

Football career

• Played for Central Coast Mariners, Atlético de Kolkata, Pumas UNAM, Puebla FC, Panathinaikos FC, Real Racing Club de Santader, Club Atlético de Madrid, Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Real Valladolid Espana, CD Tenerife, CD Toledo
• 25 caps for the Spanish national team
• UEFA Champions League winner, 2005; UEFA Champions League runner-up, 2007; UEFA Super Cup winner, 2005; UEFA Intertoto Cup winner, 2007; FA Cup winner, FA Community Shield winner, Indian Super League winner, 2014; part of the UEFA Team of the Year, 2005

Languages

Spanish
English
Catalan

Work history

 2018-today: Sporting director, Ferencvarosi TC

Football career

Played for Ferencvaros TC, FC Ingolstadt 04, VfB Stuttgart, Borussia Dortmund, Karlsruher SC, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, VV. Sint Truiden, FC Shalke 04
59 caps for the Hungarian national team
Two-time German Cup winner, 2001 and 2002; German Supercup winner, 2008; German champion, 2011; Hungarian champion, 2016; three-time Hungarian cup winner; two-time Hungarian Footballer of the Year 2007 and 2008; named in the Bundesliga all-star team, 2008; two-time golden Ball player in Hungary, 2007 and 2008

Languages

Hungarian
English
German

Education

UEFA A licence

Work history

• Head coach, Guyana Football Federation
Consultant, PFA, Premier League, FA, LMA
• U21 assistant manager, Cardiff City
• Academy coach, Birmingham City
• Youth team manager, Notts County
• Reporter, Sky Sports Gillette Football Show
• Scout, Norwich City FC
• Studio Guest, BBC Midlands Late Kick-Off
• Inclusion Advisory board, FA
• Advisory board, League Managers Association

Football career

Played for Notts County FC, Derby County FC, Birmingham City FC, Sheffield Wednesday
12 caps for the Jamaican national team
Two promotions to Premier League; League Cup final runner-up

Languages

Spanish

English

EDUCATION

• Master’s degree, sporting director
• Corporate Governance, accredited course funded by PFA and FA
• LMA diploma in football management
• FA coach educator
• UEFA Pro, UEFA A and B Licences
• FA Youth Module 1, 2 & 3
• FA Coach education course

Work history

• 2017-today: project coordinator, Regional Football Association, Westfalen
2015-2017: event manager, German Football Museum
• 2011-2012: intern focusing on sports and media, 7DC Internet and Communications Agency
• 2009-2010: member of the local organising committee FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, City of Bochum
• 2008-2009: intern, VfL Bochum 1848

Football career

Played for Bayer Leverkusen, Paris Saint-Germain, FCR Duisburg
137 caps for the German national team
FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, 2007; Olympic Games winner, 2016; Olympic Games bronze medallist, 2008; two-time UEFA Women’s Euro winner, 2009 and 2013; UEFA Women’s Cup winner, 2009; two-time German Cup winner, 2009 and 2010

Languages

French
English
German

Education

Master in sport sciences, Ruhr University Bochum

Work history

Sports analyst: Orange Sport, Canal+, RMC, BFMTV
2002-2010: shareholder, International Sport Insurance

Football career

• Played for Vissel Kobe, Tokyo Verdy, AL-Itthiad Tripoly, Sunderland, Parma AC, Cagliari Calcio, Gamba Osaka, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Metz, Berrichonne Chateauroux
• 53 caps for the Cameroonian national team
• Two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner, 2000 and 2002; Olympic Games winner, 2000; Best African Player of the Year, 2000; French Cup winner, 1995; Two-time French League Cup winner, 1995 and 1996

Languages

French

English

Spanish

Italian

Work history

• Football analyst
• Ambassador, La Liga
• Ambassador, FC Barcelona
• Investor – Iberica Restaurants, StreetXo and InPaella
• Board member, World Cup Legends
• DJ

Football career

Played for Valencia FC, FC Barcelona, Lazio SS, Middlesbrough FC
40 caps for the Spanish national team
Two-time UEFA Champions League runner-up, 2000 and 2001; UEFA Intertoto Cup winner, 1998; played in FIFA Wolrd Cup, 2002; played in UEFA EURO 2000; played in the Olympic Games, 1996; Copa del Rey winner, 1999; Spanish Super Cup winner, 1999; English Football League Cup winner, 2004;

Languages

Spanish

English

Italian

Work history

Professional player, 1.FFC Frankfurt
Manager assistant, KB Tennis klub
Intern, conception and implementation of a new football camp, Fortuna Hjorring

Football career

Played for 1. FFC Frankfurt, 1. FC Köln, Brondby IF, Fortuna Hjorring
39 caps for the Danish national team
Two-time Danish Cup winner, 2009 and 2010; German Cup winner, 2014

Languages

Danish

English

German

Education

2014-2016: Bachelor in sports management, University College of Northern Denmark
2009-2011: degree of service management, University College of Northern Denmark
2005-2008: Business School, Frederikshavn

Football career

Played for Panaitolikos, Atromitos, Asteras Tripolis, PAOK, Celta Vigo, Dinamo Zagreb, Lecce, Panathinaikos Athens, Burnley, Akratitos Athens
22 caps for the Greek national team
UEFA EURO 2004 winner; Greek national champion, 2004; Greek Cup winner, 2004; Croatian First League winner, 2010

Languages

Greek
Russian
English
Spanish
Italian

Work history

Founder, Stiliyan Petrov Foundation: its aim is to help address the issues involved when people are diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
Assistant coach, Aston Villa FC

Football career

Played for Aston Villa FC, Celtic FC, PFC CSKA Sofia, FC Montana
105 caps for the Bulgarian national team
Four-time Scottish Premier League winner; three-time Scottish cup winner; three-time Scottish League Cup winner; Bulgarian national champion, 1997; two-time Bulgarian Cup winner, 1997 and 1999

Languages

English

Bulgarian

Education

UEFA A Licence

Work history

TV co-commentator and studio analyst, Eurosport and Ten Monkeys
Tournament director, USA futsal
Technical commissioner, Premier Futsal
Performance analyst, Manchester City Academy

Futsal career

• Played for Futsal Dinamo, Lanzarote Tias Yaiza, AEL Limassol, MNK Uspinjaca, MNK Smederevo, Manchester Futsal Club
• 74 caps for the English national team
• Two-time national champion; three-time FA Futsal Cup winner

Languages

Spanish

English

Education

• UEFA B licence in futsal
• Bachelor in accounting, University of Manchester
• National Diploma in Sport, Solihull College
• Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production, Solihull College

Other activities

Blogger, DougReedFutsal.com
Co-founder, Futsal Insights

Work history

 Sporting director, Sporting Lisbon
Sporting director, Beleneses SAD

Football career

Played for Al Wasl FC, Al Ahli FC, SC Braga, Valencia FC, Osasuna FC, SC Portugal, New Castle United FC
29 caps for the Portuguese national team;
Two-time UEFA Europa League runner-up, 2005 and 2011; Portuguese Cup winner, 2002; Portuguese League winner, 2002; Portuguese League Cup winner, 2013; Arabian Gulf League winner, 2014; Arabian Gulf Cup winner, 2014; Arabian Gulf Super Cup winner, 2014

Languages

 Portuguese
English
Spanish

Work history

Technical assistant coach, Celtic FC
Premier vice-president, Ivorian Federation of Professional Players
Assistant coach, National team of Ivory Coast

Football career

Played for Celtic FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC, ASEC Mimosas
120 caps for the Ivorian national team
Africa Cup of Nations winner, 2015; UEFA Champions League runner-up, 2006; UEFA Europa League runner-up; Scottish premiership winner, 2017; Scottish League Cup winner, 2017; Scottish Cup winner, 20017; two-time Premier League winner, 2004 and 2012; two-time FA Cup winner, 2003 and 2005; two-time FA Community Shield winner, 2002 and 2004

Languages

French

English

Education

UEFA B Licence
UEFA A Licence
FA Pro Licence (in progress)

Work history

Head coach, Nepal women’s Football Team
Lawyer, Nepalese Armed Police Force

Football career

Played for The Armed Police Force club, Manang Marsyangdi Club
34 caps for the Nepalese national team
Three-time Nepalese league winner

Languages

Nepali
English
Hindi

Education

Bachelor in law, Tribhuvan University
A licence, AFC

Work history

Sports director, Panathinaikos FC
Commentator at 2014 FIFA World Cup, ESPN

Football career

Played for Clube Atletico Mineiro, Gremio FC, Panathinaikos FC, Arsenal FC, America FC
93 caps for the Brazilian national team
2002 FIFA World Cup winner; two-time FIFA Confederations Cup winner, 2005 and 2009; UEFA Champions League runner-up, 2006; FA Premier League winner, 2004; two-time FA Cup winner, 2003 and 2005; two-time FA Community Shield winner, 2002 and 2004; Copa America winner, 2007; Greek Cup winner, 2010; Greek Super League winner, 2010

Languages

Portuguese

English

Spanish

Education

Technical management of football, University of Football, Brazil
Public presentation course, Brazil
Career coaching course, Brazil

Other

Lecture, Colegio Magnum
Lecture, Feira do Empreendedor Sebrae
Learning guitar
Social services

Work history

 President, Lithuanian Football Clubs Association A League
Deputy Director for Sports FC Zalgiris Vilnius; Shareholder NordicIdea company;

Football career

Played for CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Moscow, Zalgiris FC, Alania Vladikavkaz,
82 caps for the Lithuanian national team
UEFA Europa League winner, 2005; three-time Russian League winner, six-time Russian Cup winner; four-time Russian Super Cup winner; two-time Baltic Cup winner, 1997 and 1998; three-time Lithuanian Cup winner; two-time Lithuanian League winner, 2014 and 2015; Lithuanian Footballer of the Year, 2005

Languages

Lithuanian
Russian
English

Education

Bachelor in physical education, Russian State University of Physical Education.

Work history

Team coordinator, Paris-Saint-Germain FC
Technical coordinator, Paris-Saint-Germain FC

Football career

Played for Paris Saint-Germain FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, AFC Ajax, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
10 caps for the Brazilian national team
UEFA Champions League winner, 2011; UEFA Super Cup winner, 2009; two-time FIFA Club World Cup winner, 2009 and 2011; three-time French cup winner; four-time French League Cup winner; three-time Trophée des champions winner; two-time Spanish League Cup winner, 2010 and 2011; two-time Spanish Super Cup winner, 2009 and 2010; Copa del Rey winner, 2012; Italian Super Cup winner, 2008; three-time Italian League Cup winner; Dutch Cup winner, 2002; two-time Dutch national champion, 2002 and 2004; Brazilian Cup winner, 2000

Languages

Portuguese
English
French

Work history

2018-today: President, latvian Football Federation
2016-today: shareholder, Domaine Allegria
2014-today: owner, bar XIII
2017: member of Statutes audit committee, Latvian Football Federation
2012-2016: owner, restaurant Koya

Football career

Played for Riga FC, FK Liepaja, Dukla Prague, Ergotelis FC, Colchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Reading FC, Queens Park Rangers, Blackpool FC, FK Ventspils, Assyriska Foreningen, Osters IF, Auda Riga
86 caps for the Latvian national team
Latvian Higher League winner; League One play-off final winner; Football League Championship winner; Latvian Footballer of the Year, 2009 and 2010

Languages

Latvian
English
Russian
German
Swedish

Education

Law studies, Latvian University

Work history

2018 – today: Strategic Manager of the Cyprus Football Association
Primary duties and responsibilities are to form and deliver a 5-year Strategic plan for the Cyprus Football Association, something that happens for the first time. That has been vital for the future in order to develop football in Cyprus in the best and more efficient way.

Football career

20 years as a professional playing for APOEL Nicosia, Panathinaikos FC, PAOK, Carl Zeiss Jena, AEK Larnaca
94 caps for the Cypriot national team
92 caps for UCL & UEL (Group stage and qualifications)
8 times Cypriot Championship winner
4 times Cypriot Cup winner
6 times Cypriot Super Cup winner
Captain of APOEL Nicosia and the Cyprus National team

Languages

Greek
English

Education

Bachelor Degree in Sport Management, University College of Northern Denmark, FIFPro Online Academy
Business Administration – Marketing studies, University of Cyprus
UEFA MIP – Executive Master for International Players
UEFA A Coaching Licence

Other

Founder and president of “Goal in Life” Foundation, the charity – voluntary association of football players in Cyprus. The mission of Goal in Life is to use the “power” of football players as individuals sending vital social messages, providing financial support to vulnerable groups, fundraising for specific causes and initiatives, and visiting schools and hospitals as a form of civic engagement.
Cypriot FAIR PLAY Ambassador
TV Sports show Main Presenter – Cytavision sports
Inspirational and leadership speaker

Strategic Plan 2019-2024 for the Cyprus Football Association – “The New Era”

There is no doubt that Constantinos’ position fitted perfectly with the UEFA MIP project since one of the highest objectives of his new role was to deal with the formation of the CFA Strategic Planning 2019 -2024.

He should feel very grateful of being the person who is responsible for this project, cooperating with the best experts of the UEFA, gaining through this process, all the expertise and knowledge of the best people across Europe in this area. There is no doubt that this project has been a stepping stone for the Cyprus Football Association and football in Cyprus in general.

Executive Master for International Players By UEFA