All professional footballers are human beings first and foremost. They are entitled to the same rights that should be bestowed on all global citizens. FIFPRO is a firm advocate of ensuring that all people, including players, should be guaranteed and protected by these human rights. History has proven that recognition and protection of players’ human rights has led to the positive growth of football. Honouring and guaranteeing these fundamental rights within the industry are not just a show of sportsmanship, but human decency.