DMU Alumni at the World Cup
Andre Megale was a graduate of the acclaimed FIFA Master’s course, run partly at DMU. Mr Megale began his career with the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) before being a sports lawyer in Brazil and now works for the Brazilian Stock Exchange, where 25 deals are done every second.
However he is also closely involved in the preparations of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as the Brazilian Government draws on his expertise honed at DMU.
He said: “I love the academic atmosphere of De Montfort University and I am grateful to the lecturers for inspiring me. I have never lost this passion for sports history which I learned at DMU.”
Mr Megale tipped Brazil to win the World Cup but said England should not be written off: “I think they have a good chance. The two friendlies they played us were great matches and I think they will do well. Brazil is known for parties so a party will happen whatever the outcome!”