FIFPRO welcomes the suspension of the European ‘Super League’ project, a closed competition whose format challenged the fabric and cultural identity of professional football and would have massively disrupted the economics of the game. We applaud the key role played by many of football’s key protagonists - players, coaches and fans - in bringing about this decision and protecting the game’s rich heritage.
FIFPRO, which represents football players globally, and the World Leagues Forum, which represents professional leagues at world level, have signed a cooperation agreement in order to develop more sustainable and effective professional football governance by collaborating on a wide range of issues.
FIFPRO is disappointed and concerned by the lack of consultation of professional footballers in the scheduling of the AFC Champions League in Qatar and the planning of COVID-19 protocols. These matters have implications for their mental and physical health as well as their participation in domestic leagues.
Clubs and player unions through their representative bodies – ECA and FIFPRO – have developed international guidelines on player health protection during the emergency calendar of football competitions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFPRO welcomes the ruling to dismiss the appeal of Keramuddin Karim, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation who misused his position to sexually harass and abuse female players.
The use of volumetric player data and artificial intelligence in the football industry requires the direct agreement of players and collective safeguards
In these turbulent times caused by the spread of coronavirus and shutdown of football, FIFPRO and our affiliated player associations are receiving a large volume of calls for assistance from professional footballers.
FIFPRO takes note of the comments in and around the International Football Association Board’s annual general meeting over the weekend. While current proposals remain insufficient to adequately change the rules of the game to better protect players who have suffered a concussion, FIFPRO recognizes the intention to provide better protection as soon as possible.
FIFPRO has campaigned since 2013 to improve football's concussion regulations. And now football stakeholders from UEFA to FIFA and rules-maker IFAB are coming around to our point of view.
FIFPRO took note with surprise of today’s decisions by the FIFA Council concerning the international match calendars for men’s and women’s football that could have serious consequences for and aggravate pressure on the welfare and employment of players.