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Semir Bajraktarevic: How FIFPRO and FIFA’s Fund for Football Players helped recoup our unpaid salaries

At the end of the 2020/21 season, Semir Bajraktarevic's club FK Olimpik dissolved, leaving him and other players with various months of unpaid salaries. Through the FIFA Fund for Football Players, which has been set up by FIFPRO and FIFA, Bajraktarevic and his former team-mates were able to receive a large part of the monies owed.

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Workplace Safety Report: The impact of violence towards footballers in their workplace

The report features the insights of more than two-thirds of the global FIFPRO membership and builds on previous publications focusing on other safety concerns in the workplace as well as research in domestic playing markets by player unions.

Workplace Safety Report

World 11: By the players, for the players


Eight reasons to join a union

Joining a player union unlocks many benefits for professional footballers. Through the power of the collective via FIFPRO’s 66 member unions, men’s and women’s players around the world are able to stand together with one common voice – supporting each other to push for positive change in their industry.

Reasons To Join A Union

#ShineALight: Issues that matter to players

Player story

Leon Balogun: "Workplace has become more violent for footballers"

Rangers and Nigeria defender Leon Balogun feels social media has contributed to a rise in abusive behaviour aimed at players in their workplace – and says dialogue is needed to help create safer working environments in football.

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2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Workload Journey Report

The report underlines how the domestic and international calendars in the women’s game remain uneven and fragmented, leaving many players in the countries where football is less developed forced to move abroad to improve, or face the prospect of not having enough matches to reach their potential.

Women's PWM Report WWC 2023

Community Champions: Players making a difference

Player story

Linda Sallstrom: "Misogynistic slurs and degrading language – have we not come further than this?"

Linda Sallstrom has made over 130 international appearances for Finland and has played club football in Sweden, Finland and France. Though she began her career in 2007, it was only this year – on 9 March 2024 – that the 35-year-old says she experienced the worst level of spectator abuse in her career. The Vittsjo GIK striker shares her concerns with FIFPRO.

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