WWC Player Huddle

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.

Player Data: Managing Technology and Innovation

The Charter of Player Data Rights provides a response to the opportunities and challenges caused by new technologies, and is guided by leading legislation on data protection and privacy rights.

Player Data Managing Technology And Innovation
Player story

Rudo Neshamba: “Players should not be penalised for something governing bodies do”

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) was suspended by FIFA for nearly 18 months due to governmental interference. Former women's national team captain Rudo Neshamba was one of the players who met with FIFA and CAF to help lift the association's suspension in July 2023.

Rudo Neshamba Zimbabwe

Extreme Calendar Congestion: Adverse Effects on Player Health & Wellbeing

Overlapping competition schedules and elevated individual workload demands in the 2022/23 season are highlighted in a new FIFPRO report that warns of the impact on the health of professional players.

PWM 2023 Men's Report 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