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Global Player Council

The voice of the players

FIFPRO's Global Player Council strengthens the role of professional footballers in shaping their industry at an international level, reinforcing the mandate of FIFPRO and its affiliated national player associations to protect the interests of players around the world and safeguard their rights. Active players with international experience comment on, discuss and influence global regulations, trends and the strategic development of football worldwide.

What you should know

By the players, for the players

The Global Player Council is a platform for active players with international experience, ensuring viewpoints from both men's and women's football and different leagues from around the world are heard.

Strengthening the position of players

When decisions are being made that affect their livelihoods, footballers deserve a forum to have their concerns addressed. The Global Player Council is a vehicle for players with demonstrated leadership qualities to raise any issues they have.

Voicing issues on a global scale

While national player unions are the key driver of the collective voice of footballers domestically, the council strengthens the capacity to address cross-border issues, such as fixture schedules and recommended rest periods.

Global Player Council: A platform for players

WEB HEADSHOTS KELLYN ACOSTA FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Kellyn Acosta

 

USA
Los Angeles FC
CHINYELU ASHER FIFPRO Global Player Council

Chinyelu Asher

 

Jamaica
AIK
WEB HEADSHOTS ANDRE AYEW FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Andre Ayew

 

Ghana
Al Sadd
WEB HEADSHOTS LEON BALOGUN FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Leon Balogun

 

Nigeria
Queens Park Rangers
WEB HEADSHOTS SEDILAME BOSIJA FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Sedilame Boseja

 

Botswana
Mamelodi Sundowns
WEB HEADSHOTS LUCY BRONZE FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Lucy Bronze

 

England
FC Barcelona
WEB HEADSHOTS GIORGIO CHIELLINI FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Giorgio Chiellini

 

Italy
Los Angeles FC
Sebastian Coates FIFPRO Global Player Council

Sebastian Coates

 

Uruguay
Sporting Lisboa
WEB HEADSHOTS RACHEL CORSIE FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Rachel Corsie

 

Scotland
Aston Villa
WEB HEADSHOTS MEREL VAN DONGEN FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Merel van Dongen

 

Netherlands
Atletico de Madrid
Crystal Dunn FIFPRO Global Player Council

Crystal Dunn

 

USA
Portland Thorns FC
ISABELLA ECHEVERRI FIFPRO Global Player Council

Isabella Echeverri

 

Colombia
CF Monterrey
WEB HEADSHOTS MAGDALENA ERIKSSON FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Magdalena Eriksson

 

Sweden
Chelsea
WEB HEADSHOTS SARA GAMA FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Sara Gama

 

Italy
Juventus
WEB HEADSHOTS PAMELA GONZALEZ FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Pamela Gonzalez

 

Uruguay
Granada
Mark Anthony Kaye FIFPRO Global Player Council

Mark-Anthony Kaye

 

Canada
Toronto FC
WEB HEADSHOTS SAKI KUMAGAI FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Saki Kumagai

 

Japan
Bayern Munich
Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet

 

Belgium
Club Brugge
Ajara Nchout FIFPRO Global Player Council

Ajara Nchout

 

Cameroon
Inter Milan
WEB HEADSHOTS ANDRE ONANA FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Andre Onana

 

Cameroon
Inter Milan
Rui Patricio Web Header (1)

Rui Patricio

 

Portugal
AS Roma
WEB HEADSHOTS FERNANDA PINILLA FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Fernanda Pinilla

 

Chile
Universidad de Chile
Ali Riley FIFPRO Global Player Council

Ali Riley

 

New Zealand
Angel City
WEB HEADSHOTS RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Raquel Rodriguez

 

Costa Rica
Portland Thorns FC
WEB HEADSHOTS CARLOS SANCHEZ

Carlos Sanchez

 

Colombia
Santa Fe
Eugenie Le Sommer FIFPRO Global Player Council

Eugenie Le Sommer

 

France
Olympique Lyonnais
WEB HEADSHOTS Nicolas Tagliafico FIFRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Nicolas Tagliafico

 

Argentina
Olympique Lyonnais
WEB HEADSHOTS MORTEN THORSBY FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Morten Thorsby

 

Norway
Union Berlin
WEB HEADSHOTS ARTURO VIDAL FIFPRO GLOBAL PLAYER COUNCIL

Arturo Vidal

 

Chile
Flamengo
Tameka Yallop FIFPRO Global Player Council

Tameka Yallop

 

Australia
Brann
Maya Yoshida FIFPRO Global Player Council

Maya Yoshida

 

Japan
FC Schalke 04

“I joined the GPC because I want to make a difference. I want to use my platform, my voice, and my experience to help those who don't have the same opportunity.”

— by Ali Riley

“If I can help footballers worldwide with my words, with what I've done, maybe even with the knowledge I have, then it's really an honour to represent my colleagues and to be part of this council.”

— by Giorgio Chiellini