About FMA

The FMA: FIFA Master Alumni Association

The FIFA Master Alumni, FMA, is the Association of Alumni of the International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, also known as FIFA Master.

The association was established in 2003, under article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code and domiciled in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

The objectives of the FMA are:

  • To officially represent the alumni of the FIFA Master; 
  • To promote and raise the awareness and profile of the FIFA Master within sports organisations, on a worldwide basis;
  • To create and maintain networking platforms to enable the alumni to keep in touch in the best possible way;
  • To promote business (and employment) opportunities and exchange of information among the members of the FMA;
  • To maintain an active link between its members and official bodies of the FIFA Master (Universities, CIES, FIFA, Scientific Committee and Executive Board of the Master);
  • To serve an active role in the strategic planning of the future of the Master.


The FMA organizes and supports the organization - by its members - of a series of activities in order to fulfil its objectives worldwide. Among them we do:


  • Biennial World Gatherings;
  • Regional gatherings;
  • Partnership with other high profile events;
  • Seminars;
  • Mentorship programme to the current students of the Master;
  • Scholarship fund;
  • Annual football match: FIFA vs. FMA



  • 414 members (+32 in 2016)
  • 97 nationalities (+2 in 2016)
  • 85% of the alumni currently work IN SPORT


Some of the organizations where we are!

  • FIFA
  • IOC
  • UEFA
  • CAF (Confédération Africaine de Football)
  • AFC (Asian Football Confederation)
  • Conmebol
  • Sauber F1
  • SportAccord
  • Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • The FA
  • FOX Sports
  • Lega Calcio
  • TEAM Marketing
  • CIES
  • FC Bayern München AG
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Golden Goal Sports Ventures
  • FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio)
  • Octagon WorldWide 
  • Nigeria Football Federation
  • Infront Sports & Media
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL)
  • MLS (Soccer United Marketing)
  • IMG
  • Fundacao Getulio Vargas 
  • TSE Consulting 
  • CSA (The Canadian Soccer Association)
  • ECA (European Club Association)
  • FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball)
  • ACF Fiorentina
  • ERC (European Rugby Cup)
  • UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale)
  • UAE Football League
  • IPC (International Paralympic Committee)
  • Liverpool FC
  • International Biathlon Union (IBU)
  • Traffic Sports International
  • FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale)
  • Juventus FC S.p.A
  • IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation)
  • ESPN
  • CBF (Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol)
  • Total Sports Asia
  • Swiss Football Association
  • AIBA (Association Internationale de Boxe)