Moya Dodd

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Moya Dodd
Born (1965-04-30) 30 April 1965 (age 53)
Adelaide, South Australia
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide (LLB (Hons) 1988)[1]
University of NSW (MBA 1996)
Board member ofFootball Federation Australia (2007–2017)
Asian Football Confederation (2009–)
FIFA (2013–2016)
Association football career
Playing position Midfield
Youth career
1979–1981 Port Adelaide
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Adelaide University
National team
1985–1995  Australia 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Moya Dodd (born 30 April 1965) is an Australian football official, former national team player, and lawyer. She is a executive committee member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)[2] and a former member of the FIFA Council.[3]

Football administration career[edit]

Dodd joined the board of Football Federation Australia in 2007.[4] In 2009, she was elected as a vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation.[2][5]

In 2013, she was appointed to the executive committee of FIFA, the 27-member body which governs football, in 2013 as a co-opted member.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Dodd played 24 times for Australia, including 12 in full international matches.[6][7]

Legal career[edit]

Moya is a partner in law firm Gilbert + Tobin.[8]

Honours and awards[edit]

In 2016, Dodd was named the overall winner of the 2016 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.[9] In 2018 Forbes ranked her Number 7 in their list of Most Powerful Women in International Sports.[10]


  1. ^ "Moya Dodd is first Australian representative on FIFA". University of Adelaide. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "AFC Executive Committee". The Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Moya Dodd scores for women's soccer". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ Smithies, Tom (15 May 2007). "Lowy shakes up soccer board". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  5. ^ "FFA welcomes outcome in Asia". Football Federation Australia. 8 May 2009. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Teams of the Decades – Women's 1990–1999". Football Federation Australia. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  7. ^ Howe, Andrew. "Official Media Guide of Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. p. 53. Retrieved 26 April 2017 – via
  8. ^ Merritt, Chris (27 June 2008). "G+T beats the benchmark for promoting women". The Australian. Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  9. ^ Stewart, Claire (28 October 2016). "Global aims drive winners". Australian Financial Review.
  10. ^ Settimi, Christina. "Moya Dodd, One Of Soccer's Most Powerful Women, Isn't Done Playing". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-03-29.

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