AIFF Masters Football Management

The Program

 India's Official Flagship International One Year Post Graduate Football Management Program implemented across three cities – Delhi, Mumbai and Cadiz (Spain). 

The Goal

 To train highly skilled Football Managers with world-class management skills to work towards the growth of Football in the country with emphasis on inculcating critical concepts and strategies paramount for the growth of the game in the right spirit and towards the right direction, especially in the post COVID-19 world – governance of football, structure of standing and judicial committees, terms of reference, player status regulations, competition regulations, integrity and ethics, anti-doping regulations and anti-racism regulations.  

Training Methodology

 Hands-on experiential training on every aspect of Football in India and abroad through live tournament exposure, match staging, clubs and team management, data management and analysis, leadership and project management skills, contractual and legal obligations, sponsorship marketing and business communication. 

Start your career with the Indian National Team

Sandesh Jhingan

 Indian National Football Team Player 

Adil Khan

 Indian National Football Team Player 

Rowllin Borges

Indian National Football Team Player 

Pronay Halder

 Indian National Football Team Player 

Pritam Kotal

 Indian National Football Team Player 

Ashutosh Mehta

 Indian National Football Team Player 

Sahal Abdul Samad

 Indian National Football Team Player 

Leaders of AIFF Masters


Shri. Praful Patel, AIFF President

 “Football is without any doubt the number one global sport and is growing very quickly in India. We felt that such a Program was much needed to help students understand the nuances and global practices involved in managing football not only in India but across the world. With the curriculum combining theoretical and practical knowledge, there will be a paradigm shift in football management in the country.”  


Shri. Kushal Das, AIFF General Secretary

 “The AIFF Masters Program will be the first to be conducted by any sports federation in India. It will give a structured insight into governance of world football as laid down in FIFA and AFC statutes and an understanding of the plethora of rules and regulations for managing football in India in line with best practices across the world including player status, regulations, competition regulations, terms of reference and functioning of standing and judicial committees, finance and budgetary control, integrity, anti-racism and anti-doping regulations.”  


Mr. Enrique Perez, Cadiz CF Director

 “We are thrilled to open up the best practices of our club for the benefit of AIFF Masters students and give them the opportunity to learn how to successfully manage a Football Team and a Club with the highest standards in the world. Our team of managers, coaches, sports scientists, players and support staff are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with the students over the course of one whole month!” 


Mr. Manuel Vizcaino, Cadiz CF President

 “We are excited to partner with this only one-of-its-kind National Sports Federation-led Football Management Program in the world and look at this being the Football bridge of excellence between India and Spain. It is a matter of pride for us that the Indian Football Team Coach, Mr. Igor Stimac, has played for Cadiz CF during his illustrious playing career”  

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Cadiz CF

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