2. When Football Is Your Job

Supporting Players

Football provides a meaningful form of employment for many around the world. Players can belong to the same profession, but also experience massively different conditions based on their gender, career stage, where they are from and where they play. Regardless of these variables, issues can apply across the board – ranging from salary disputes, contract negotiations, discrimination, prejudice and employment conditions. FIFPRO is here to highlight these potential pitfalls in the game, to support players and offer solutions.

Player Data: Managing Technology And Innovation

Players, football industry stakeholders and interested third-parties have common key interests in utilising state-of-the-art science and cutting-edge technology to drive player performance.

Player Data Managing Technology And Innovation
Player Impact Player story

Maya Yoshida: "The auction for Masato Kudo shows our solidarity with all players"

Global Player Council member and Japan captain Maya Yoshida is president of the Japanese players association JPFA. The Schalke 04 defender is organising an auction to support the family of the late Masato Kudo, the Tegevajaro Miyazaki player who tragically passed away in October 2022 at the age of 32.

Maya Yoshida Masato Kudo

FIFPRO PWM Flash Report 2022: A Calendar That Respects Players' Health

This edition of the FIFPRO PWM Flash Report focuses on the findings of two recent surveys - FIFPRO Global Player Survey and the FIFPRO High-Performance Coach survey.

PWM Flash Report 2022 COVER

“The job of player unions, and the industry as a whole, is to help set up support networks to help footballers when they need assistance. Players need help in their personal lives, not just their sporting lives”

— by Deputy General Secretary Simon Colosimo