Maheta Molango the CEO of the PFA – the Professional Footballers’ Association UK, is Co-Director of the FIFA Academy Programme, Of Counsel at Baker McKenzie in Madrid and was former CEO of Spanish LaLiga professional soccer club Real Mallorca.
He was appointed CEO of the club in January 2016 after Real Mallorca was bought by a group of US investors led by Robert Sarver and Andy Kohlberg (owners of the Phoenix Suns) and Steve Nash (2-time NBA MVP).
Prior to joining Real Mallorca, Maheta was a lawyer at Baker McKenzie in Madrid (Spain) specialised in labour / employment law, as well as sports law, admitted to practice in Spain and New York (USA). From 2007 until 2016 he was Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie and then became member of the firm’s advisory board.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Maheta played soccer at a professional level for several European clubs, including Atletico Madrid, Wacker Burghausen and Brighton & Hove Albion. After his playing career came to an end, he still remained linked to the soccer world, as he worked for Charlton Athletic as a scout for the Spanish market and was a guest commentator on Real Madrid TV’s international channel.
Maheta still teaches several courses on a part-time basis at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Centro de Estudios Garrigues, ISDE Law & Business School, and UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia. He is also a guest speaker at New York University (Madrid campus). Maheta is fluent in Italian, French, English and Spanish and proficient in German.