Andre Zanotta

FC Dallas

Technical Director
Andre Zanotta is the current Chief Soccer Officer & Technical Director of FC Dallas, one of founding member clubs of the Major League Soccer. Zanotta joined FC Dallas in January 2019 and is in his fourthseason with the Texan club.At Dallas, Zanotta oversees the planning and execution of many of the club’s technical operations including player acquisitions, hiring, as well as contract negotiations and renewals. Zanottawas instrumental in the sale of players like Carlos Gruezo, Bryan Reynoldsand Ricardo Pepifrom Dallasto clubs in Europe.Zanotta was previously executive director of Brazilian first-division team Grêmio where he was part of the club’ssuccess in the 2017 Copa Libertadores, 2018 Recopa Sudamericana and 2018 Campeonato Gaúcho. The club also reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2017.Zanotta also served as sporting director for Santos FC from 2012 to 2015 before transitioning into an executive director position at Sport Recife. A trained lawyer, Zanotta’s connection to the sports industry emerged when he began working on player training contracts for the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) and other Brazilian soccer clubs. To further his career in soccer, Zanotta enrolled in the prestigious FIFA Master program, receiving an MBA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport in 2010.