2.1.4. Player Salary

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.

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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.

2.1.4. Player Salary
Player Salary News

Escaping from a nightmare season: How a player ended up trapped in a hotel

In the summer of 2019, a player signed with Tunisian club CS Sfaxien. The club abused him in various ways, including non-payment, retention of passport and bullying. Even though the player won both his legal cases, he is still yet to receive his money.

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Stephane Dassi Tatan waited seven years for his money: “Thanks to the union I could hold on”

A promising prospect in Cameroon’s top flight, Stephane Dassi Tatan’s career was cruelly cut short at the age of 23 after a severe injury in 2015. Together with his player union, he fought for seven years to get his former club to pay him the money he was owed.

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