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Player Impact

Without players, there is no football

FIFPRO acts as a united voice for professional players across the world, to ensure their needs are being met in any decisions that could affect them in the football industry. It is important that all players have their say when it comes to growth and governance of the game.

What you should know

Players should be central to any evolution of football

They have a unique perspective of the sport, and their opinions are critical in ensuring that the integrity and fairness of the game is maintained.

Footballers are human beings, first and foremost

They then must be considered as workers with rights just like any other employees. The FIFPRO Global Players Council brings players together from across the world to represent the voices of their colleagues on an international platform.

The rights of the players must be considered with every new decision

In an age when the football industry is constantly changing and progressing, we must ensure that players' employment conditions are appropriately adapted in light of any potential changes to their working environment.

Player Impact Player story

Santiago Mele: "I want my saves to have a positive social impact"

Uruguayan goalkeeper Santiago Mele has a charity clause in his contract at Argentinian club Union Santa Fe that is triggered every time he keeps five clean sheets.

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Sofie Junge Pedersen: "When I have an opportunity, I will talk about climate change"

Denmark and Juventus midfielder Sofie Junge Pedersen is involved with four charities tackling climate change and poverty.

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Ingrid Stenevik: "I want to use my time to help others"

Ingrid Stenevik is a 27-year-old Norwegian footballer who plays for SK Brann Kvinner (formerly part of Sandviken IF). The club formed the first women’s street team in Norway, aimed at offering those from challenging backgrounds the opportunity to train as part of a team. Ingrid was a pioneering figure in the initiative’s success.

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