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FIFPro has an extremely critical opinion about the practice of players’ agents in general. A number of those agents seems to place their own interests above those of the players they represent. FIFPro feels that it is time for a completely new approach.
‘Obviously people have made an awful lot of money out of being football agents over the last few years.’ In the last year the twenty clubs from the English Premier League have spent almost 80 million euro on fees for players’ agents.
FIFPro looks back at a constructive meeting of the Professional Football Strategy Council at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, where all of football's stakeholders agreed on tackling serious issues such as third-party ownership, agent fees, integrity, the...
FIFPro issues a warning to all professional footballers to be very cautious when approached by alleged agents who pretend to be working for football clubs, international agency companies or on their own, but in reality are frauds trying to deceive the...
FIFPro Tournament secretary Tijs Tummers talks about the FIFPro Tournament and the participating footballers. Also interviews with several coaches and agents: Serge Romano Oldrich Svab and Louis Laros.
?Obviously people have made an awful lot of money out of being football agents over the last few years.? In the last year the twenty clubs from the English Premier League have spent almost 80 million euro on fees for players? agents.
FIFPro is concerned by the situation of minor footballers as described by journalist Juan Pablo Meneses. Given the young age and the vulnerability of these children, FIFPro demands more effective regulations to protect them.
FIFPro is deeply disappointed in the outcomes of the KEA Study on the Economic and Legal Aspects of Transfers of Players presented on Thursday 7 February by the European Commission. ‘Poor quality and inconsistent.’
Philippe Piat, the president of the French professional footballers’ union (UNFP), who is also vice president of FIFPro and president of FIFPro Division Europe doesn’t mince his words in an interview with Belgian magazine Sport.
FIFPro welcomes the statement made by the EU Expert Group ‘Good Governance’, which emphasises the importance of application of national and EU law principles in professional sports. FIFPro fully agrees with this statement.
FIFPro wants to congratulate the football federations of Russia and Qatar for being the host of the FIFA World Cup. FIFPro also wants to pay attention to the rights of all professional footballers, especially in Russia.
The entire football world must take responsibility for preventing clubs from succumbing to insolvency and players becoming the victims of financial problems at the clubs. This is the primary conclusion from the FIFPro Legal Conference.
Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has established the PFA Player Management Agency in response to an overwhelming demand by Australia’s elite professional footballers.
FIFPro has serious concerns about the current situation in Russian professional football where the national football association and the professional football league are attempting to sideline the Russian players’ union PSFT.
The Chilean journalist Juan Pablo Meneses recently published his book ‘Niños Futbolistas’ in which he describes the practice of child-footballers in South America being bought and transferred at a very young age.
A global mobilisation campaign to restore the rights of players and bring order to the football industry is gathering momentum, as the head of FIFPro Division America weighed in today on why his continent supports the urgent need for transfer system...
The sixth edition of the FIFPro Tournament will be played in The Netherlands. Italy and Spain join last year’s participants, in the event organized for free agents. Rijnsburg will host the tournament on 17 and 18 July.
Denmark will be one of the eight teams participating in the 2010 FIFPro Tournament in The Netherlands, on July 17th and 18th. The team of footballers’ association Spillerforeningen started training last week.
At its annual congress, FIFPro reviewed the current state of world football. FIFPro welcomed representatives of FIFA, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Barcelona on 2 November 2006.
While eight footballers’ associations are preparing themselves for this weekend’s FIFPro Tournament, two other associations organised their own match for players looking for a new contract: Greece and Bulgaria.
At its annual congress, which took place in Budapest from 18 to 20 November 2009, FIFPro reviewed the current state of world football. FIFPro welcomed representatives of FIFA to Hungary, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Barcelo
FIFPro sends its condolances to all family and relatives of Marvin Miller. The American is one of the most important men in the history of athletes associations and acted as a pioneer for many players’ unions. He passed away recently.
The Maltese Football Players Association (MFPA) and its members urge the country's football authorities to abolish the Maltese transfer system. On Malta, clubs still need to pay a transfer fee to sign an out of contract player.
The most prolific name on the participants list of last weekend’s FIFPro Tournament, was Luis Boa Morte. The former Portuguese international enjoyed the event and has his mind still set on playing top flight football.
FIFPro Secretary General Theo van Seggelen and national team captain Kairat Nurdauletov advised all professional footballers in Kazakhstan to unite and become a member of the national players union, Pro Football Kazakhstan.
FIFPro, the World Footballers' Association, has reiterated calls for an outright ban of Third Party Ownership (TPO), in response to comments made by UEFA President Michel Platini. "There is no place for TPO," FIFPro Secretary-General Theo van Seggelen...
FIFPro's bid to overhaul football's ailing transfer system leads the agenda during a two-day General Assembly of FIFPro Division Europe, to be held at The Westin Hotel in Dublin, April 14-15.
A resolution has been adopted today which saw FIFPro's 29 European member countries unanimously support the global campaign to challenge football's crippled transfer system. Details of the legal strategy received their backing during a two-day General...
A joint delegation of FIFPro Division Europe, UEFA, the European Clubs Association (ECA) and the European Professional Leagues (EPFL) visited Turkey for the implementation of minimum requirements for standard player contracts in Turkish club football....
A new indication of the dismal status of professional football in Serbia: twelve of the sixteen Super League clubs have only received temporary licences for the new championship season which kicked off on August 9th. Four of those clubs are even...
The Czech Association of Football Players, CAFH, organized its third training camp for out of contract players, which was attended by among others Milan Baros, former Czech national team player (93 appearances, 41 goals) and Champions League winner with...
The Portuguese Professional Footballers Association (SJPF) presented a study about the use of Portuguese and foreign players in the first half of the First and Second leagues.
All members of FIFPro Division Europe gathered in Fayence, in the south of France for the annual general assembly. It was a constructive meeting with serious and fruitful discussions.
FIFPro, the World Footballers' Association, calls on FIFA to urgently address proposals to reform the fundamental principles of football's failing transfer system.
The Strategic Committee provides the board of FIFPro, either requested or unrequested, with advice about various topics with which FIFPro is involved, in particular in the area of politics. The Strategic Committee also has the task to come up with...
The European Commission starts a study of the current transfer markets in sports, said Pedro Velazquez, deputy head of the unit Sport of the EC during the European Professional Sportspeoples Forum, organized by FIFPro.
FIFPro promises to provide full support to Norbert Mészáros and Vukasin Poleksic in their attempt to undo a ban imposed by UEFA for reasons of match-fixing by going to CAS.
Next week, Kuala Lumpur will play host to the annual FIFPro general assembly. Representatives of 52 players’ unions will be meeting to discuss the current state of affairs for the world union for professional footballers.
Philippe Piat is appointed as vice-president of FIFPro. The Frenchman is also re-elected as president of the Europe Division during the general assembly in Budapest.
The Irish players union, the PFAI, has been in talks with Cork City club officials since mid July following the club?s entry into the High Court after their failure to pay their taxes to the Revenue Commissioners. The club owed the Revenue ?439,000 and fa
The annual congress of FIFPro Division Europe in the Cypriot village of Limassol was particularly successful. The 25 national delegations all showed their interest, in a very committed way, in numerous topics from the European football world. Special gues
In Cameroon, the membership campaign of the “Association des Footballeurs Camerounais” (AFC) is in full swing. Around twenty players from one of Cameroon’s “Première Ligue” clubs, Sable FC de Batié, recently visited the AFC’s headquarters in Douala-Yassa,
All American players’ associations will gather this week in Costa Rica for FIFPro Division Americas’ annual general assembly. ASOJUPRO, a FIFPro candidate member, will be hosting this congress.
Top European players unions at the European Sports Forum in Madrid have sent a strong message to the European Commissioner responsible for Sport, that European athletes must be covered by EU laws that protect workers’ rights.
Philippe Piat is appointed as vice-president of FIFPro. The Frenchman is also re-elected as president of the Division Europe during the general assembly in Budapest.
FIFPro advocates the protection of minors. In particular, the monitoring of international transfers involving players below the age of 18 is an absolute necessity in order to combat exploitation and the trafficking of these young players.
The Union of Professional Football Players of Slovenia (SPINS) has again offered training sessions to players who are not under contract.
The Spanish professional footballers’ association AFE has taken an extraordinary step in helping players looking for a new contract to find a new club. The players’ union has been transmitting matches of its Team AFE on the internet.
NISO, the Norwegian professional footballers’ association, will once again host the FIFPro Winter Tournament. Players from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Ireland hope to find a new club by participating in this event.