Dr Andrew Massey
Northern Ireland | FIFA
Andy Massey joined FIFA in 2020, having worked at Liverpool Football Club for the previous 7 years as Head of Medical Services.
He began his career in the game as a professional footballer in the Irish league; however, an injury encouraged him to take up a university course initially studying physiotherapy. Upon graduating he commenced a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in Australia and completed a qualification in Strength and Conditioning, before deciding to commence his medical degree, initially working across a number of sports including football.
In 2009, Andy was appointed as national team doctor with the Irish Football Association. He completed an MSc in Sports Medicine and was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He has further completed a Master’s degree in Medical Ultrasound and Rehabilitation Medicine and is currently studying for a PhD in the subject of brain injuries in football.
In 2013 he joined Liverpool working across all aspects of the club, the Women’s team, the Academy and the First Team. In his final year at the club he was part of the successful backroom staff that helped Liverpool win the English Premier League, The UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World.
At FIFA he has been tasked with leading the Medical Subdivision. His current projects are looking at strategies to improve the physical and mental health of footballers globally and providing frameworks for clubs, member associations and confederations to deliver the optimal medical care for all, and to encourage football participation.