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The FIFPro family has three new members. Morocco, Serbia and (under reservation) Costa Rica are official members of FIFPro. Four other unions have been nominated as candidate members.

 

During the annual FIFPro congress - this year held in Tel Aviv, Israel - the members’ meeting of FIFPro accepted Morocco, Serbia and Costa Rica as new members.

 

The Moroccan union for professional footballers (AMF) enjoyed a strong growth last year under the leadership of president Mustapha El Hadaoui and Naji Melhli, his right hand.

 

In Serbia, Nezavisnost, the Serbian players’ union, has made big steps. Chairman Mirko Poledica (photo) and secretary general Mirko Lekic have their hands full with the fight for the rights of the prof footballers in their country.

 

Costa Rica is officially just one step away from membership. Chairman Reynaldo Parks and executive director Steven Bryce will have to overcome the last important obstacle at the members’ meeting of the Costa Rican union Asojupro. Only if that happens can Asojupro be promoted from candidate member to full member of FIFPro.

 

Four new unions have risen to the status of candidate member. The following representatives received the proof of their new status from the hands of FIFPro secretary general Theo van Seggelen:

  • Dario Simic, chairman of the union of Croatia, HUNS;
  • Karel Poborksy, chairman of the union of the Czech Republic, CAFH;
  • Zeljko Janovic, chairman of the union of Montenegro, SPFCG;
  • Rogelio Wilfrido Delgado, chairman of the union of Paraguay, FAP.

 

Since the congress in Tel Aviv, the FIFPro family now has 46 members, 9 candidate members and 9 observers.