This is a story about a player who joined a foreign club. After only one month, the club wanted the player to terminate his contract. When he refused, the club put him under pressure with unlawful and abusive behaviour. The player remained resilient, got what he was legally owed, and now wants to share his experiences anonymously to help other players.
A significant decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in favour of a Congolese footballer who had previously been denied justice due to the lack of a sufficient National Dispute Resolution Chamber (NDRC) in DR Congo.
FIFPRO notes with concern the recent decision of arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Sport that raises the possiblity of unscrupulous behaviour by “phoenix” football club owners.
Today’s decisions by the European Court of Justice present an important moment to strengthen the role of player rights in sport and reaffirm the solidarity-based European football pyramid.
FIFPRO is appalled by the employment situation of professional footballers in Romania and the lack of urgency shown by the country’s football association (FRF) to find adequate solutions for this disturbing situation.
FIFPRO wants to remind clubs and professional football players that it is prohibited to exclude players from the first team through coercive methods.
Following the landmark agreement reached by FIFA and FIFPRO in 2020 to establish the FIFA Fund for Football Players a total of 1,005 applications have recently been approved by the joint Steering Committee.
Stelios Tsoukanis will have some savings to show for from his six-year professional football career, thanks to the FIFA Fund for Football Players.