As football governance enters a critical phase, FIFPRO and European Leagues have announced a manifesto to embed collective governance standards and agreements throughout the professional game.
Representatives of players and leagues sign football governance manifesto
Costa Rica Women’s World Cup collective agreement: An inspiration for Latin America and beyond
Ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Costa Rican union successfully negotiated a collective agreement on rights and duties for the women’s national team similar to the one already achieved in 2014 for the men’s national side.
The Next Step: PFA report seeks to protect growth of Australian women’s football
Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) recently released ‘Professional Women’s Football: The Next Step’ to offer solutions to the challenges that Australian women’s football is facing. The PFA is seeking to increase the number of players who turn professional, encourage clubs take a long term view on investment and keep competitive balance in the W-League. One of the biggest goals is to attract and retain the best global talent amid the growth of European women’s football clubs. Similarly to FIFPRO’s Raising Our Game report, The Next Step provides a vision for women’s professional football.
Players in Australia welcome new deal about working conditions
Security, stability and a more professional working environment, those are the main accomplishments for men and women footballers in Australia enjoy with their new collective deal.
FIFPRO President David Aganzo: “We support the players in Panama”
FIFPRO fully supports the strike action by the football players in Panama, organized with their union AFUTPA.
Explaining the FIFPRO Merit Awards
We will walk off the pitch if there is racial abuse
Players in the Netherlands will collectively walk-off the pitch if they are confronted with racial abuse during a match
How Igor Strelkov made training alone in Russia illegal
Igor Strelkov fought against the practice of training alone. He objected to his club’s order to daily train in the cold Russian winter while the rest of the team was at training camp in Turkey and Spain. Strelkov won his case and the Russian Football Association declared training alone illegal.
Botswana player union tackles non-payment with labour deal
Players in Botswana enjoy better legal protection thanks to the collective labour agreement the Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) signed with the country’s football association (BFA).
'Shaping Our Future' report calls for new social contract in professional football
FIFPRO is today launching the ‘Shaping Our Future’ report about men’s professional football that examines global revenue streams and the working conditions of players, with a view to achieving a more stable and robust game.
#WeKickCorona in Germany
Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich started this collective initiative to support charitable associations and social institutions -those who help others- to make a contribution to community resilience and recovery.
Eugenie Le Sommer: "It’s important we’re all together and have the same objective"
Eugenie Le Sommer is one of 35 members on FIFPRO’s Global Player Council. France's all-time top scorer is helping advance the women’s game in her country through her role as general secretary of UNFP.