FIFPRO has underlined the formal recognition of Swedish player union Spelarföreningen as the official representative of footballers in the country in a letter sent to the Swedish Football Association (Svenska Fotbollförbundet) and Elitfotboll Dam.
Player unions in Europe welcome the findings regarding the protection of the pyramidal club competitions framework based on openness and sporting merit, especially concerning the importance of domestic leagues, which represent the employment markets of thousands of players.
World Leagues Forum and FIFPRO establish global employment relations structure in professional football
FIFPRO and the World Leagues Forum (WLF) have signed at the International Labour Organization (ILO) a ground-breaking agreement to take greater responsibility as social partners to strengthen collectively-agreed solutions in the football industry and contribute to its viability and growth.
FIFPRO is today issuing a transfer warning which advises professional footballers against signing for clubs in Algeria, China, Greece (Super League 2), Libya, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Turkey because of systematic and widespread contractual violations in those countries.
The FIFA Council’s decision to schedule the first edition of the 32-team FIFA Club World Cup between 15 June and 13 July 2025 without implementing further player workload safeguards demonstrates a lack of consideration for the mental and physical health of participating players, as well as a disregard for their personal and family lives.
FIFPRO General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann has decided to leave the global player union at the end of this year. His departure comes after 11 years of dedicated service, four of them as its most senior executive. During this time, FIFPRO has achieved numerous milestones and played a pivotal role in advancing the interests of professional footballers around the world.
FIFA and FIFPRO have released a report into the levels of online abuse aimed at participants during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ based on findings from its social media protection service tool.
FIFPRO has asked FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to urgently intervene in Indonesia, where a decision was taken by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to cancel the remainder of the 2022/23 season for the second and third leagues (Liga 2 and Liga 3).
FIFPRO is disappointed by the CAS’s decision that Esteghlal Football Club was not liable for Leandro Padovani’s career-ending injury, but nevertheless consider the case to be a landmark in the advancement of players’ rights.
FIFPRO and the World Leagues Forum (WLF), signatories of the Global Labour Agreement (GLA), are greatly disappointed by today’s decision by The IFAB not to permit a 2023 trial of temporary substitutions in the case of a suspected concussion in football.
This Sunday the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar and, while it will be a career peak for many players, it takes place under concerning circumstances.
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