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Player Salary

Obtaining a fair wage is a fundamental right

In football, players are the biggest resource. Players should therefore benefit from this in a fair way. While some can command large salaries and benefits, most players in the labour market are competing for a limited number of jobs. It is crucial that this environment does not allow the exploitation of players.

What you should know

Football needs to improve its financial security

Through reviewing the structural, regulatory and business models, FIFPRO supports further scrutiny and analysis of football's economic health so that players can work in a secure industry.

Without players, there is no game

FIFPRO supports its members who work together to improve the employment conditions. Players should be involved in the decision-making process about changes that affect their careers. The football labour market is in a supply and demand economy, where supply far outstrips demand, which drives down wages. This situation is even worse in women’s football.

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Player story

Denied salary and reported to the police: Kalteng Putra players break silence

Players from Indonesian second-tier side Kalteng Putra have not been paid in months. When they protested by going on strike, the club told them to leave, and when they posted their complaints on social media, the club reported them to the police. One of the 25 affected players, speaking anonymously and on behalf of his team-mates, shares his experience.

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