Participants
 
 
30
High-achieving former international from Europe and beyond
 
GOMES Rene ADLER Danko LAZOVIĆ
Gal ALBERMAN Ricardo ‘Kaká’ Leite
BORDINGGAARD Andrey ARSHAVIN David LORIYA
Federico BALZARETTI OLIVEIRA Janne MADSEN
João BENEDITO Florent MALOUDA
Didier DROGBA Artur MORAES
Júlio César Espíndola John O’SHEA
Khalilou FADIGA Miran PAVLIN
Clemens FRITZ Alexey SMERTIN
Emile HESKEY Efstathios TAVLARIDIS
Sergei HOHLOV-SIMSON Gerardo TORRADO
Aaron HUGHES Robert VITTEK
Kim KÄLLSTRÖM Moritz Volz
Viktor KASSAI Achille WEBO
Lise KLAVENESS Xiaojie WENG
 
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Rene ADLER
Born in 1985
 
 
Work history
  • Founder and chief executive officer, HS GmbH;
  • Co-founder, T1TAN GmbH;
  • Founder, Keepercademy GbR;
  • Founder and chief executive officer, AdleR marketing GmbH.
 
Football career        
  • Played for 1.FSV Mainz 05, Hamburger SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen;
  • 12 caps for the German national team;
  • Best Bundesliga goalkeeper 2008.
 
Languages
  • German
  • English
 
Education
  • Certificate in sports management, Allensbach University in cooperation with ESM-Academy.
 
Other activities
  • Ambassador for the Zeit für Europa campaign for the 2019 EU elections;
  • Active support of the Elternhilfe für krebskranke Kinder Leipzig e.V.;
  • Active support of the Fördergemeinschaft Kinderkrebs-Zentrum Hamburg.
     
 
 
 
 
  Gal ALBERMAN
Born in 1983
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for Maccabi Haifa FC, Maccabi Tel Aviv SC, Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach e.V, Beitar Jerusalem FC, CD Tenerife, Maccabi Petach Tikva FC;
  • 36 caps for the Israeli national team;
  • Two-time Israeli Cup winner, 2004 and 2015; five-time Israeli Premier League winner; two-time Toto Cup winner; footballer of the year in Israel, 2008.
 
Languages
  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Spanish
 
Education
  • UEFA A Licence.
     
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Andrey ARSHAVIN
Born in 1981
 
 
Work history
  • Advisor to the president on youth football, FC Zenit St Petersburg;
  • Football analyst, Match TV.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Arsenal FC, FC Zenit, FC Kairat, FC Kuban;
  • 75 caps for the Russian national team;
  • UEFA Europa League winner, 2008; UEFA Super Cup winner, 2008; three-time Russian League winner, 2007, 2012 and 2015; Russian Cup winner, 2003; Russian Super Cup winner, 2008; two-time Kazakhstan Cup winner, 2017 and 2018; Kazakhstan Super Cup winner, 2017; Ballon d’Or 6th place, 2008; footballer of the year in Russia, 2006; UEFA EURO - Team of the Tournament, 2008; UEFA Cup Final – Man of the match, 2008; Kazakhstan Player of the year, 2016.
 
Languages       
  • Russian
  • English
 
Education
  • Coaching licence, FC Zenit Academy;
  • Designing of light industry products (sewn products), Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design.

Other activities

  • Cooperation with SOS Children’s Villages International.
 
 
 
  Federico BALZARETTI
Born in 1981
 
 
Work history
  • Technical consultant, SPAL;
  • Assistant sporting director, AS Roma;
  • Consultant and commentator, Fox TV, Rai TV, Mediaset and DAZN.
 
Football career        
  • Played for AS Roma, SSD Palermo, ACF Fiorentina, FC Juventus, FC Torino;
  • 16 caps for the Italian national team;
  • UEFA EURO runner-up, 2018; Italian Cup winner, 2013; Serie B winner, 2007; Team of the year in Serie A, 2012.
 
Languages
  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
 
Education
  • UEFA B Licence;
  • Sporting director, Italian Football Federation.
 
 
 
  João BENEDITO
Born in 1978
 
 
Work history
  • Founder and chief executive officer, Personal Line;
  • Founder and chief executive officer, 181sports;
  • Project 1 coordinator, Portuguese Futsal Federation;
  • SPU - Sports Performance Unit - Support to Athletes;
  • Strategy implementation, Sports Embassy;
  • Member of the group of reflexion for the future of Portugal;
  • Guest speaker, UEFA Study Group Scheme, Season 10;
  • Corporate marketing, Sporting Clube de Portugal;
  • Financial controller, Sporting Clube de Portugal.
 
Futsal career        
  • Played for Sporting Clube de Portugal, Playas de Castellón, União Desportiva Olival Basto;
  • 181 caps for the Portuguese national team;
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup Bronze Medal, 2000; UEFA Futsal EURO runner-up, 2010; nine-time Portuguese champion.
 
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
 
Education
  • Master’s degree marketing management, Indeg-Iscte executive education;
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, Iseg - Lisbon School of Economics and Management.
 
 
 
 
  Didier DROGBA
Born in 1978
 
 
Work history
  • President, Didier Drogba Foundation;
  • Vice-president, Peace and Sport;
  • Co-owner, Phoenix Rising FC.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Chelsea FC, Olympique de Marseille, Galatasaray SK, EA Guingamp, Phoenix Rising FC, Montreal Impact, SH Shanghai, Le Mans UC 72;
  • 105 caps for the Ivorian national team;
  • UEFA Champions League winner, 2012; four-time Premier League winner, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2015; four-time FA Cup winner, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012; three-time Football League Cup winner, 2005, 2007 and 2015; two-time FA Community Shield winner, 2005 and 2009; Turkish Professional League winner, 2013; Turkish Cup winner, 2014; Turkish Super Cup winner, 2013; Western Conference winner, 2018; three-time Team of the Tournament - Africa Cup of Nations, 2006, 2008 and 2012; two-time African footballer of the year, 2006 and 2009; Ballon d’Or 4th place, 2007; BBC African footballer of the year, 2009; UEFA Champions League final, man of the match, 2012; UEFA Team of the Year, 2007; UNFP Trophy of Honour, 2019; five-time CAF Team of the Year, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012; Chelsea FC Player of the Year, 2010; three-time Ivory Coast Player of the Year, 2006, 2007 and 2012; French Ligue 1 Player of the Year, 2004; MLS All-Star, 2016; two-time Premier League Golden Boot, 2007 and 2010; Turkish Footballer of the Year, 2013.
 
Languages
  • French
  • English
 

Other activities

  • Ambassador, United Nations Development Programme;
  • Ambassador, UNICEF.
 
 
 
 
  Júlio César Espíndola
Born in 1979
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for Inter Milan, SL Benfica, CR Flamengo, Queens Park Rangers FC, AC Chievo;
  • 87 caps for the Brazilian national team;
  • FIFA Club World Cup winner, 2010; two-time FIFA Confederations Cup winner, 2009 and 2013; UEFA Champions League winner, 2010; Copa America winner, 2004; three-time Portuguese national champion, 2015, 2016 and 2017; Portuguese Cup winner, 2017; UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year, 2010; FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Glove Award, 2013; FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team, 2013; Best Goalkeeper of Portuguese Premier League, 2015; twotime Goalkeeper of the Year in Serie A, 2009 and 2010.
 
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Italian
 
 
 
 
  Khalilou FADIGA
Born in 1974
 
 
Work history
  • Committee member, CAF;
  • Owner and chief executive officer, Kafa Trading;
  • Ambassador for the president of Senegal;
  • Football analyst, BeIn Sport Doha, Proximus TV, RTBF TV.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Inter Milan, Red Star 93 FC, Liège FC, Lonnel SK, Brugge FC, AJ Auxerre, Bolton Wanderers FC, Derby County FC, Kaa Gent, K. Beerschot VAC;
  • 37 caps for the Senegalese national team;
  • French Cup winner, 2003; Belgian national champion, 1998; Belgian Super Cup winner, 1998.
 
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • Flemisch
 
 
 
 
  Clemens FRITZ
Born in 1980
 
 
Work history
  • Sports manager, SV Werder Bremen
 
Football career        
  • Played for SV Werder Bremen, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Karlsruher SC, FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt, VFB Leipzig;
  • 22 caps for the German national team;
  • UEFA EURO runner-up, 2008; German Cup winner, 2009.
 
Languages
  • German
  • English
 
Education
  • Certified sport manager, European Sportsmanagement Academy;
  • DFB Youth Elite coaching licence;
  • DFB A coaching licence.
 

Other activities

  • Clemens Fritz Foundation.
 
 
 
 
  Emile HESKEY
Born in 1978
 
 
Work history
  • Consultant and commentator, Sky Sports, BBC Sport, BT Sport, Premier League Productions, BeIN Sports;
  • Club ambassador, Liverpool FC;
  • Club ambassador, Leicester City FC.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Leicester City FC, Liverpool FC, Birmingham City FC, Wigan Athletic FC, Aston Villa FC, Newcastle Jets FC, Bolton Wanderers FC;
  • 62 caps for the English national team;
  • UEFA Europa League winner, 2001; UEFA Super Cup winner, 2001; four-time League Cup winner, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2003; FA Cup winner, 2001.
 
Language
  • English
 
 
 
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Abidal
 
  Sergei HOHLOV-SIMSON
Born in 1972
 
 
Work history
  • Board member and chief executive officer, Spordiklubi FC Levadia, SK FC Levadia Jalgpallikool;
  • Chief executive officer and coach, FC Pirita.
 
Football career        
  • Played for 1FC Flora, FC Levadia, JK Tervis Pärnu, Lelle SK, JK Viljandi Tulevik, FC Kuressaare, Hapoel Kfar Saba FC, Hapoel Tayibe FC, Hamarkameratene;
  • 58 caps for the Estonian national team;
  • Four-time Estonian national champion, 1994, 1997, 1998 and 2004, three-time Estonian Cup winner, 1998, 2004 and 2005; Estonian Super Cup winner, 1998.
 
Languages
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
 
Education
  • Higher education in real estate development and business administration, Mainor University;
  • UEFA B Licence.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Aaron HUGHES
Born in 1979
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for Heart of Midlothian FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Melbourne City FC, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Queen’s Park Rangers FC, Fulham FC, Aston Villa FC, Newcastle United FC;
  • 112 caps for the Northern Ireland national team;
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up, 2010; English Football League play-off winner, 2014.
 
Language
  • English
 
Education
  • UEFA B Licence.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Kim KÄLLSTRÖM
Born in 1982
 
 
Work history
  • Commentator, Discovery Networks, Eurosport
 
Football career        
  • Played for Djurgårdens IF, Grasshopper Zürich, Spartak Moscow, Arsenal FC, Olympique Lyonnais, Stade Rennais FC, BK Häcken;
  • 131 caps for the Swedish national team;
  • Two-time French League winner, 2007 and 2008; two-time French Cup winner, 2008 and 2012; two-time Trophée des Champions winner, 2007 and 2008; FA Cup winner, 2014.
 
Languages
  • Swedish
  • English
  • French
  • German
 
Other activities
  • Organisation of Gothia Special Olympics Trophy.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Viktor KASSAI
Born in 1975
 
 
Work history
  • Currently active referee, UEFA Elite category;
  • Football referee since 1990;
  • Referee in the Hungarian 1st League since 1999;
  • FIFA referee since 2003;
  • UEFA elite referee since 2007.
 
Refereeing career        
  • Olympic Games football final, 2008; FIFA World Cup semifinal, 2010; UEFA Champions League final, 2011; UEFA Champions League semifinal, 2012, 2013; UEFA Europa League semifinal, 2016; UEFA Champions League final as 4th official, 2016; UEFA EURO 2016, opening match, 2016; UEFA EURO 2016 final as 4th official, 2016; FIFA Club World Cup semifinal, 2016;
  • The youngest referee to officiate at a UEFA Champions League final in 2011 in Wembley Stadium;
  • In 2011 IFFHS presented Viktor Kassai with the World’s Best Referee award.
 
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • German
 
Education
  • Sports manager course (basic level) organised by the Hungarian Football Federation.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Lise KLAVENESS
Born in 1981
 
 
Work history
  • Technical director, Norwegian Football Association;
  • Football expert and analyst, NRK and TV2;
  • Lawyer, Central Bank of Norway;
  • Lawyer, Hjort DA;
  • Deputy judge, Oslo city court;
  • Mentor for master students, University of Oslo;
  • Trainee, Umeå city court;
  • Columnist for several newspapers.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Stabæk Fotball, Umeå IK, Asker Fotball, Bjørnar Fotball, Sandviken IL;
  • 73 caps for the Norwegian national team;
  • UEFA Women’s EURO runner-up, 2005; UEFA Women’s Champions League runner-up, 2007; two –time Swedish League winner, 2006 and 2007; Norwegian League winner, 2010; two-time Swedish Cup winner; two-time Norwegian Cup winner.
 
Languages
  • Norwegian
  • English
 
Education
  • Master of laws, University of Oslo
 

Other activities

  • Member, prosecution tribunal NFF;
  • Board member, pension fund, Central Bank of Norway;
  • Board member, Norway Cup;
  • Member, Law Committee, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF);
  • Board member, NISO, the Norwegian players’ association;
  • Board member, Asker Football Women.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Danko LAZOVIĆ
Born in 1983
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for Vidi FC, NK Olimpija, Beijing BSU, FK Partizan Belgrade, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, FK Rostov, PSV Eindhoven, Vitesse Arnhem, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Bayern 04 Leverkusen;
  • 47 caps for the Serbian national team;
  • Two-time Serbian champion, 2003 and 2015; Hungarian champion, 2018; Dutch Super Cup winner, 2009; Russian Super Cup winner, 2011; Russian Cup winner, 2010; Russian champion, 2010; Dutch champion, 2008.
 
Languages
  • Serbian
  • English
  • Russian
  • Dutch
 
Education
  • UEFA A Licence;
  • UEFA B Licence.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Ricardo ‘Kaká’ Leite
Born in 1982
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for, São Paulo FC, AC Milan, Real Madrid CF, Orlando City SC;
  • 94 caps for the Brazilian national team;
  • FIFA World Cup winner, 2002; two-time FIFA Confederations Cup winner, 2005 and 2009; FIFA Club World Cup winner, 2007; UEFA Champions League winner, 2007; UEFA Super Cup winner, 2007; Spanish champion, 2012; Copa del Rey winner, 2011; Serie A winner, 2004; Italian Super Cup winner, 2004; Ballon d’Or, 2007; FIFA World Player of the Year, 2007; three-time UEFA Team of the Year, 2006, 2007, 2009; UEFA Champions League top scorer, 2007.
 
Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  David LORIYA
Born in 1981
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for FC Okzhetpes, Kaira FC, FK Ordabasy Chimkent, FC Irtysh Pavlodar, Karşıyaka SK, Çaykur Rizespor, FC Astana, Lokomotiv Astana, Halmstads Bollklubb, FK Chakhtior Karagandy, FK Astana-1964;
  • 50 caps for the Kazakhstan national team;
  • Two-time Kazakhstan Cup winner, 2001 and 2002; four-time Kazakhstan champion, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2018.
 
Languages
  • Kazakh
  • English
  • Turkish
 
Education
  • UEFA A License;
  • PhD physical education, faculty of physical training and sports, Cand. Sc. Education, L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University.
 
 
Abidal
 
  Janne MADSEN
Born in 1978
 
 
Work history
  • Kit manager, Danish Football Association, U16 and U17;
  • Customer receiver/office assistant, Brødrene Møl l A/S (Volkswagen);
  • Customer service, Telenor.
 
Football career        
  • Fortuna Hjørring, Grønbjerg IF, Spiald IF;
  • 61 caps for the Danish national team;
  • UEFA Women´s Champion’s League runner-up, 2003; four-time Danish champion, 1999, 2002, 2009 and 2010; five-time Danish Cup winner 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2008.
 
Languages
  • Danish
  • English
  • German
 
Education
  • Business school, Ringkøbing Handelsskole;
  • Independent boarding school, Ølgod Ungdomsklub.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Florent MALOUDA
Born in 1980
 
 
Work history
  • Coach, FC Zurich;
  • Restaurant owner.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Chelsea FC, Olympique Lyonnais, FC Zurich, Wadi Deg, Delhi Dynamos, FC Metz, Trabzonspor, EA Guingamp, LB Châteauroux;
  • 80 caps for the French national team;
  • UEFA Champions League winner, 2012; Premier League winner, 2010; four-time French champion, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007; three-time English Cup winner, three-time Trophée des Champions winner 2003, 2004 and 2005.
 
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Creole
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Artur MORAES
Born in 1981
 
 
Work history
  • Vice-president, FC Alverca
 
Football career        
  • Played for Clube Desportivo das Aves, Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, Osmanlispor FK, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Sporting Club Braga, AS Roma, AC Cesena, AC Siena SPA, Coritiba Football Club, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Paulista Football Club;
  • Three-time UEFA Europa League runner-up, 2011, 2013 and 2014; two-time Portuguese champion, 2014 and 2015; four-time Portuguese Cup winner, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018; Brazilian champion, 2003; Brazilian Cup winner, 2003; Captain of Chapecoense after the plane crash.
 
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Italian
 
Education
  • Physiotherapy, Universidade Paulista.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  John O’SHEA
Born in 1981
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for Manchester United FC, Bournemouth FC, Royal Antwerp FC, Sunderland AFC, Reading FC;
  • 118 caps for the Irish national team;
  • FIFA Club World Cup winner, 2008; UEFA Champions League winner, 2008; UEFA Champions League runner-up, 2009; five-time Premier League winner, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011; FA Cup winner, 2004; two-time Football League Cup winner, 2006 and 2009; four-time FA Community Shield winner, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
 
Language
  • English
 
Education
  • UEFA A License.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Miran PAVLIN
Born in 1971
 
 
Work history
  • Sporting director, NK Olimpija;
  • Sporting director, FC Koper;
  • Assistant sporting director, NK Maribor.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Živila Naklo, NK Olimpija, SG Dinamo Dresden, SC Freiburg, Karlsruher SC, FC Porto, Olympiakos FC, APOEL FC, FC Koper;
  • 63 caps for the Slovenian national team;
  • Four-time Slovenian Championship winner as a player; six-time Slovenian Championship winner as a sporting director or assistant sporting director.
 
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Alexey SMERTIN
Born in 1975
 
 
Work history
  • Director of international relations, Football Union of Russia;
  • Consultant, Skolkovo Business School;
  • Advisor to the president, Football Union of Russia;
  • Anti-discrimination officer, Football Union of Russia;
  • Executive director, J.S.C. Dynamo Moscow;
  • Reserve preparation director, J.S.C. Dynamo Moscow;
  • Deputy, Altai Krai legislative assembly.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Chelsea FC, Fulham FC, FC Dynamo Moscow, Charlton Athletic FC, Portsmouth FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Uralan Elista, FC Zarya Leninsk- Kuznetsky, FC Dynamo Barnaul;
  • 55 caps for the Russian national team;
  • Best Russian football player, 1999; two-time silver medallist in the Russian Championship; Russian Cup winner, 2000; French League Cup winner, 2002; English League Cup winner, 2005; Premier League winner, 2005.
 
Languages
  • Russian
  • English
  • French
 
Education
  • PhD psychology;
  • Public administration, Altai branch of Siberian Academy;
  • Masters degree in sports, Barnaul State Pedagogical University.
 

Other activities

  • Young Talents Foundation, Altai Krai;
  • Ambassador of the 2018 FIFA World Cup;
  • Ambassador of the Russia 2018/2022 bid committee;
  • Founder, football academy.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Efstathios TAVLARIDIS
Born in 1980
 
 
Work history
  • Scout, AEK Football Club Academy;
  • Owner, green energy photovoltaic parks;
  • Α.Ταυλαρίδου & SΙΑ Ε.Ε. real estate company; ;
  • Bus owner, Municipality of Serres.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Aris Thessaloniki FC, Panathinaikos FC, Atromitos FC, OFI Crete FC, Athlitiki Enosi Larissa FC, AS Saint–Etienne, LOSC Lille, Arsenal FC, Portsmouth FC, Hércules de Alicante Club de Fútbol;
  • 3 caps for the Greek national team;
  • Intertoto Cup winner, 2004; Ligue 1 runner-up, 2005.
 
Languages
  • Greek
  • English
  • French
 
Education
  • Executive diploma in sports management, Mediterranean College in Athens.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Gerardo TORRADO
Born in 1979
 
 
Work history
  • Sporting director, Mexican national team
 
Football career        
  • Played for Indy Eleven, Cruz Azul FC, Racing de Santander, Sevilla FC, Polideportivo Ejido, CD Tenerife, Pumas UNAM;
  • 146 caps for the Mexican national team;
  • Champions League CONCACAF winner, 2014; two-time Copa Oro winner, 2009 and 2011; FIFA Confederation Cup winner, 1999; Mexico Cup winner, 2013.
 
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English
 
Education
  • Coaching fundamentals, CTI;
  • Specialist in scouting and analysing matches, MBP School of Coaches;
  • Football coach, Mexican Football Federation;
  • Bachelor in business administration, Universidad Anáhuac.
 
 
Abidal
 
  Robert VITTEK
Born in 1982
 
 
Football career        
  • Played for Trabzonspor, Ankaragücü, Lille OSC, FC Nuremberg, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, DVSC Debrecen;
  • 82 caps for the Slovak national team;
  • Two-time Slovak Cup winner, 2017 and 2018; German Cup winner, 2007; two-time Slovak championship winner, 2013 and 2018; Footballer of the Year in Slovakia, 2006; first Slovakian goal scorer in the history of the World Cup, 2010; second top scorer, World Cup 2010; DFB-Pokal winner, 2007.
 
Languages
  • Slovak
  • English
  • Czech
  • German
  • French
 
Education
  • UEFA A Licence.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Moritz Volz
Born in 1983
 
 
Work history
  • Assistant coach, RB Leipzig;
  • Senior international scout, Arsenal Football Club.
 
Football career        
  • • Played for TSV 1860 München, FC St. Pauli, Ipswich Town FC, Fulham FC, Arsenal FC, Wimbledon FC;
  • Two-time FA Youth Cup winner, 2000 and 2001.
 
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
 
Education
  • Bachelor of arts: social science and economics with French linguistics, Open University, UK;
  • UEFA A Licence.
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Achille WEBO
Born in 1982
 
 
Work history
  • National president’s advisor in charge of international relations, National Cameroonian Footballers’ Union (SYNAFOC).
 
Football career        
  • Played for Club Nacional de Football, Gazişehir Gaziantep F.K., Osmanlıspor, Fenerbahçe SK, Istanbul BB, RCD Mallorca, CA Osasuna, Stade Banjul;
  • 58 caps for the Cameroonian national team;
  • Three-time Uruguayan champion, 2000, 2001 and 2002; Copa del Rey runner-up, 2005; Turkish champion, 2014; Turkish Cup winner, 2013; Turkish Super Cup winner, 2014; Copa Sudamericana top scorer, 2002.
 
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
 
 
 
Abidal
 
  Xiaojie WENG
Born in 1987
 
 
Work history
  • Instructor, Jiangnan University;
  • Football team coach, Jiangnan University;
  • Instructor, coaching course, Chinese Football Association.
 
Football career        
  • Played for Jiangsu;
  • 80 caps for the Chinese national team;
  • Attended FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2007; attended Olympic Games, 2008; attended Asian Cup, 2014.
 
Languages
  • Chinese
  • English
 
Education
  • Master’s degree in athletic training programme;
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education and sports teaching;
  • AFC A Licence.