2.6.6. Performance Data

Player Performance Data

Protective guidelines are essential

Collection of player data is an essential part of developing the game in the modern age, bringing value to clubs, match officials, competition organisers and players themselves. As a result, the football industry has the obligation to uphold data protection rights, transparent use of data, and fair player-participation in commercial use of their data.

What you should know

All stakeholders must ensure player protection

This includes all data being collected with a key interest in players’ wellbeing, an obligation to uphold data protection rights, transparent use of any data collected, and player participation in any commercial use of data.

Player data has five main categories

Personal player data, performance data (collected during matches and training), on-the-ball data (such as goals, touches), tracking data (such as that obtained through wearable technology), and health and biometrics data.

International adherence will contribute to a stronger data policy

This in turn will allow players, clubs, leagues, and federations to benefit from innovative opportunities that can positively transform the football industry.

2.6.6. Performance Data (2)

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

Charter of Player Data Rights launched for professional footballers

These standards mark an important starting point to further collectively-agreed solutions between player unions and football stakeholders in domestic playing markets and define the interests and legal rights of players regarding their personal data.

Players GPS Tracker

Player data rights: Why unions have an integral role to play

Nine FIFPRO member unions from four continents participated in the first FIFPRO Player IQ Tech Experience Tour in Tel-Aviv, Israel, giving them the chance to enhance their existing knowledge in the field of technology and innovation.

Data Tracking