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

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
Community Champions Player story

Marshall Munetsi: "The more I run, the more we raise for underprivileged children in Zimbabwe"

Marshall Munetsi plays for Stade de Reims. The midfielder donates 10 percent of his earnings to his foundation, which helps provide an education for underprivileged children in Zimbabwe. His club introduced a clause in his contract that would see them donate a further €100 for every kilometre ran by Munetsi during play.

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2022 Player and High Performance Coach Surveys

This edition of the FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring flash report focuses on the findings of two recent surveys: the 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