2. When Football Is Your Job

Supporting Players

Football provides a meaningful form of employment for many around the world. Full-time football players can belong to the same profession, but also experience massively different conditions based on their gender, career stage, where they're from and where they play. Regardless of these variables, issues can apply across the board - ranging from salary disputes, contract negotiations, discrimination, prejudice and employment conditions. FIFPRO is here to highlight these potential pitfalls in the game, to support players and offer solutions.

“The job of player unions, and the industry as a whole, is to help set up support networks to help footballers when they need assistance. Players need help in their personal lives, not just their sporting lives”

— by Simon Colosimo
Fair Trial and Due Process Player story

Catalina Quezada: "We feel like game changers for Chilean football"

Catalina Quezada is a 27-year-old defender, who made history in Chilean women's football on 1 July 2022, alongside her team-mates Nicole Marinelarena, Constanza Villanueva and Alexandra Cruz, by becoming the first professional women's players to win a labour lawsuit against a club in their country.

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Women's Football

Player workload & impact during the emergency calendar

“The report ‘Player workload & impact during the emergency calendar’ provides a scientific mid-season analysis on player workload and match scheduling, covering a representative group of 85 female footballers across top leagues and national team competitions. The report focuses on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disrupted football calendar on player workload and its impact on players’ health and careers.”

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MEN'S FOOTBALL

Shaping our Future

FIFPRO’s 2021 Shaping our Future examines global revenue streams and the working conditions of players, with a view to achieving a more stable and robust game. The report is based on data from a sample of 79 countries and e economic market insights of KPMG Football Benchmark. "At a time of extraordinary uncertainty, it is crucial we review and strengthen the foundations of professional football for the next generation. Shaping Our Future’ shows what needs to change to secure football’s future, and underlines how football players must be at the heart of this process." - Jonas Baer Hoffmann, FIFPRO General Secretary

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Women's Football

Raising Our Game

FIFPRO’s Raising our Game is a forward-thinking report which charts the economic evolution of the game and puts players at the heart of the planned development and rebuilding of the sport after the coronavirus pandemic.

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