Rui Pinto

Rui Pedro Gonçalves Pinto is a Portuguese whistleblower, creator of the Football Leaks website, and responsible for Malta Files and Luanda Leaks revelations. Winner of GUE/NGL Award for “Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information”.
He created the Football Leaks website in September 2015 with the intention of revealing the financial picture of association football, including the tax avoidance schemes used by top players and the controversial third-party ownership models used by clubs.


Rui Pedro Gonçalves Pinto is a Portuguese whistleblower, creator of the Football Leaks website, and responsible for Malta Files and Luanda Leaks revelations. Winner of GUE/NGL Award for “Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information”. He created the Football Leaks website in September 2015 with the intention of revealing the financial picture of association football, including the tax avoidance schemes used by top players and the controversial third-party ownership models used by clubs.
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