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2021 FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring-Annual Women's Report
A new FIFPRO report shows a lack of competitive matches and uneven scheduling are affecting most professional women’s footballers, and limiting the potential development of the women’s game. A sample of leading players participated in an average of fewer than 30 matches last season. The FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring report (2021, women’s football), in collaboration with KPMG Football Benchmark, covers the last three seasons and is based on a sample of 85 players including Christiane Endler, Alexia Putellas, Crystal Dunn and Sam Kerr.
'NO MORE SILENCE’ #ACTIONAGAINSTABUSE
In the last five years, FIFPRO has repeatedly intervened to protect and enforce the rights of players to participate in an environment free from sexual misconduct, harassment, and abuse. This document summarises our analysis of the conditions that allow sexual misconduct, harassment, and abuse to continue, shares some of our learnings, and reaffirms our commitment to stand with players to fight for their safety and wellbeing.
2021 Player Workload Monitoring Report – Men's Football
The report based on the FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring platform measures match congestion by looking at the increasing amount of minutes played by footballers in repeated back-to-back games, contrary to scientific recommendations about athlete health and performance. The report proposes new ways to reduce this overload for players as well as issuing warnings on energy-sapping travel and shrinking off-season breaks.
Player workload & impact during the emergency calendar
“The report ‘Player workload & impact during the emergency calendar’ provides a scientific mid-season analysis on player workload and match scheduling, covering a representative group of 85 female footballers across top leagues and national team competitions. The report focuses on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disrupted football calendar on player workload and its impact on players’ health and careers.”
FLASH REPORT PLAYER WORKLOAD & RECOVERY DURING THE EMERGENCY CALENDAR
The report ‘Player workload & recovery during the emergency calendar’ provides a scientific mid-season analysis on player workload and match scheduling, covering a representative group of 265 male footballers from 43 domestic leagues across six confederations and including club and national team matches.
Shaping our Future
FIFPRO’s 2021 Shaping our Future examines global revenue streams and the working conditions of players, with a view to achieving a more stable and robust game. The report is based on data from a sample of 79 countries and e economic market insights of KPMG Football Benchmark. "At a time of extraordinary uncertainty, it is crucial we review and strengthen the foundations of professional football for the next generation. Shaping Our Future’ shows what needs to change to secure football’s future, and underlines how football players must be at the heart of this process." - Jonas Baer Hoffmann, FIFPRO General Secretary
Covid-19: Recovery & Resilience
FIFPRO's Covid-19 Recovery & Resilience provides a set of recommendations to rebuild and strengthen the professional football industry during the pandemic, at the same time as protecting jobs, careers and the wellbeing of players
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