FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring (PWM), set to launch in March, will address a growing need for aggregated player workload data by providing extensive information about the playing time, travel and recovery periods of a sample of male and female footballers.
The digital platform will help the football industry stakeholders make informed decisions in designing the next generation of national and international competitions so that they are sustainable, integrated, and benefit footballers and the game as a whole.
FIFPRO has been working with KPMG’s Football Benchmark practice on the project for several months to create player-centric dashboards providing ongoing information across competitions. The platform will assist stakeholders in developing the necessary safeguards against excessive workload, and help identify possible opportunities in markets that would benefit from new and innovative competitions.
The FIFPRO PWM platform will be public facing and available for player unions and stakeholders as well as fans, media and sports scientists. It will include a wide range of metrics such as the number of minutes players are on the pitch, the accumulated duration of their international travel, and the length of their rest and recovery periods. FIFPRO and KPMG have agreed to a detailed plan to develop the platform over the next three years. Regular data updates will enable comparisons between players and competitions around the world, and measure changes across different seasons.