What you should know
Football isn’t always the financially lucrative career it appears to be
The general public assume that the more famous players in the men’s game are a reflection of average earnings, but actually these salaries are rare, and tend to only be available at an elite European level. The vast majority of players are faced with financial and contractual insecurities, and many in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe are at a high risk of professional and personal abuse.
FIFPRO is working to develop a secure employment market for all players
This involves working with organisations around the world to find solutions to global employment issues for players. Achieving more secure pay and better conditions for players will contribute to the development of the football industry as a whole - at both domestic and international level.
Three core steps to achieving a stable employment market
First, concrete protection for players in more vulnerable markets; second, more player representation within at executive levels to ensure better employment conditions; and finally, a commitment for better quality jobs from all global bodies.