Paolo Lombardi – 20 Years Since Joining FIFA

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Today, Friday 2 December 2022, marks twenty years to the day since our MD, Paolo Lombardi, joined FIFA.

In eight years with FIFA, Paolo took part in two in the organisation of FIFA World Cups and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  His time at FIFA was the start of a fantastic career in sports law and to mark the occasion Paolo spoke with Sean Cottrell, CEO and Founder of Law in Sport for the Law in Sport Podcast, about his career to date and some of the highlights.  The podcast covers Paolo’s start at FIFA, some highlights from his time with world football’s governing body and the interaction with Diego Armando Maradona that convinced him he wanted to be on the other side of the table, defending players and coaches.

The podcast is available at the links below:



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