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Head of Players’ Status

Location Zurich, Switzerland
Posted 01/10/2018
Closes 14/10/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, Legal
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

To support our Legal & Integrity Division, FIFA is looking to recruit an autonomous and flexible


Head of Players’ Status

Your duties                                       

  • Leading the Players’ Status department
  • Managing the operational activities and legal procedures
  • Guiding legal investigations of demanding legal cases
  • Advising the team in complex questions related to the interpretation of the legal regulations
  • Mediating between parties to pending disputes in specific affairs
  • Supervising investigations of sensitive files concerning changes of association and eligibility of players for representative teams
  • Providing guidance and supervising proceedings pending at the



Our requirements

  • Master Degree in Sports Law
  • At least five years of experience within players’ status matters
  • Profound knowledge of the regulations governing the international transfer of players and related areas
  • Good knowledge of at least three official FIFA languages (English, German, French or Spanish)
  • Strong sense for responsibility
  • Endurance and ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Competent in leading and motivating a diverse team
  • Good communication skills orally and in writing
  • Service-oriented and high level of accountability


You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich, Human Resources


Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).


The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.

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