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Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status, FIFA - E114

Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status, FIFA - E114
Friday, 23 July 2021

Erika Montemor Ferreira is a Brazilian lawyer who specialized in Sports law. She has previously worked at UEFA as Legal Counsel where she dealt with Disciplinary and financial fair play matters.

She is currently the head of FIFA Players’ Status Department, responsible for the resolution of contractual disputes, training compensation, international transfer related matters and protection of minors.

In this podcast Erika talks about her career path in sports law, working in international federations such as UEFA and FIFA and how she manages her work/life balance following overcoming personal adversity.


2:05 - Journey into law, sport and football

7:42 - The skills required to be a lawyer and leaving your comfort zone

9:50 - First role at FIFA

16:10 - Dealing with the expectation of being a woman in sports law

26:40 - Adjusting to the transitional changes within FIFA

31:38 - Overcoming personal adversity and reflecting on what is important - including Improving work life balance

35:15 - A day in the working life and interesting projects at FIFA

40:10 - What she looks for when hiring new people

42:25 - How to approach manage a team and different personalities

We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

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