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Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the English PFA and Honorable President of FIFPro, has visited the Bulgarian capital Sofia, where he had a meeting with the Board of the Association of Bulgarian Footballers (ABF).

 

Taylor has got acquaint with the work of the Bulgarian Union and the main problems in Bulgarian football. ABF’s idea to create a guarantee fund for players whose clubs have bankrupted was one of the main topics of the conversation. The problem is very serious having in mind that during the previous season 6 football clubs went bankrupt and withdrew from the championship. The problem is not solved: the players still cannot get their due salaries.

 

Gordon Taylor had more valuable advices to his Bulgarian colleagues. ‘it is very important to support young players and provide them with conditions in order to stay in Bulgaria for at least 5 years. This will help you bring back the spectators to the stadiums, because as we all know football is played for fans.’

 

Georgi Boychev, Secretary General of ABF, was delighted with the meeting. ‘The conversation we had and the advices we received from Gordon Taylor are crucial for our work. The PFA is an example for us all and we can only learn from the experience of our English colleagues.

 

‘The PFA has also promised to send us material and advice, as we will be starting negotiations for having a collective bargaining agreement in our country in the nearby future.’