FIFA appoints Carlos Cordiero, former US Soccer president, as senior advisor


FIFA has appointed Carlos Cordeiro as a senior advisor, the organization announced Thursday.

Cordeiro will serve as an advisor for global strategy and governance.

“Carlos is the right person to advise us as we modernise our regulatory framework and grow the sport in ways that advance football for men, women and youth across the globe,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a release.

Cordeiro was responsible for designing and implementing restructuring reforms within the U.S. Soccer Federation for more than a decade. He began his career with the USSF in 2007 as an independent director. From 2018 to 2020, Cordeiro served as U.S. Soccer President. He resigned from the position in March 2020 following fallout from the USWNT’s gender discrimination lawsuit.

During his tenure, he played a leading role in the bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which was successful.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to help fuel President Infantino’s vision for the future of the global game,” Cordeiro said. “I’m eager to strengthen FIFA’s governance and build a game that offers more opportunities than ever for players, fans and partners at every level.”