July 13, 2022

iWorkinSport partners with Liga Portugal to help Portuguese clubs to recruit talent at the Thinking Football Summit

July 13, 2022

iWorkinSport partners with Liga Portugal to help Portuguese clubs to recruit talent at the Thinking Football Summit

iWorkinSport, the global hub for recruitment, career growth and education in sport, has partnered with the Liga Portugal, the Portuguese Professional Football League, to replicate, in a compact scale, the services offered at the acclaimed iWorkinSport Job Fair at the Thinking Football Summit, which will take place between November 18th to 20th, 2022, in the city of Porto.


As per the agreement, iWorkinSport will help the Portuguese professional football clubs in the first and second divisions – as well as other companies exhibiting at the event - to scout and recruit attendees of the event interested in working for those organisations.


How it will work

A selection of clubs (Portuguese and international), as well as other sports companies exhibiting at Thinking Football Summit will post job offers which will be available only for attendees of the event. Attendees will be able to apply for job interviews at the Thinking Football Summit. iWorkinSport will coordinate the whole recruitment process.


Although only a selection of applicants will eventually have their job interviews at the event, all attendees will be able to attend a panel hosted by iWorkinSport which will discuss new trends in sports management careers, and will give invaluable tips and advice to all striving to accelerate their sports career.  


iWorkinSport founder and CEO, Joao Frigerio, commented: “It’s an honour to partner with Liga Portugal by sharing our expertise in the field of sports career development, as well as event management, to help sports companies to find the right candidates and allow candidates to achieve their dreams of working in football”.


Rui Caeiro, Executive Director of Liga Portugal, congratulates the establishment of this partnership: "This is another important step in the development of Professional Football, taking advantage of the presence and visibility of such an important event as the Thinking Football. It is important for Liga Portugal to be associated with events of this magnitude and, even more, to have companies like iWorkinSport by our side, which will certainly help in the development and professionalisation of Professional Football and Sports Societies. Another step was taken with the certainty that we will have candidates who will add even more value to the professional competitions and their sports departments."


About the Thinking Football Summit

Liga Portugal will host the “Thinking Football Summit” between November 18th and 20th, 2022, an event that will be held for the first time in Portugal and Porto. For three days, the Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota will breathe football, in a summit that is intended to become a reference and one of the best in European Football.


This international gathering aims to welcome some of the best national and international figures in the world of football, thus helping to promote a better understanding and visibility of this industry. Thinking, promoting and growing will be the main objectives of this event, which is expected to be very successful for Portuguese Professional Football.


The “Thinking Football Summit” will thus be the flagship of football, where debates will revolve around the major themes of this sport that generates so much passion across the world.


About iWorkinSport


iWorkinSport is the global hub for recruitment, career growth and education in sport.


The company was created in 2017 with the aim to organise the first truly international career fair focused on the sports industry. It enables some of the most renowned organisations to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management programmes in the world. World-class sports organisations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA, UEFA, adidas, Juventus FC, Manchester City FC, Infront, IMG, TEAM Marketing, the NBA, Eurovision, Soccerex, the World Football Summit and many others have been in attendance, recruiting at the event.


In addition to the traditional Job Fair, iWorkinSport organises two online events: the Education Virtual Expo and the Virtual Job Fair. Recently, the company has extended its online offerings, to be in line with its updated vision and mission statement. 


iWorkinSport's mission is to connect and provide solutions and opportunities to all stakeholders in the field of career development in sport - be it candidates, employers, employees, students, academic programmes, HR professionals, recruitment agencies, consultants, career coaches, etc - as well as to produce, aggregate and curate content and knowledge relevant to all of them.