Pedro Figueiredo is the physiologist for the Under-21 Portuguese National Team. Pedro completed his Ph.D. in Sport Sciences at the University of Porto. He joined the FPF in 2017 after serving as senior sport scientist at the University of Maryland, USA. He is also a Auxiliar Professor at the University Institute of Maia (ISMAI), in Portugal.
Pedro research interests are related with monitoring training and competition loads, fatigue and recovery, and injury prevention, particularly in football. He also investigates topics related to muscle changes with aging at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA, as guest researcher. Pedro has authored over 60 academic articles in peer-reviewed journals.