1.1.1. Our Mission

What we do

FIFPRO defends the rights of players and advances their interests.

The world of work in the professional football industry is complex, often fragmented and rapidly evolving. FIFPRO and player unions work across a wide range of policies and areas to influence those issues that constitute the world of work of players.

Player career & conditions

Just like any other industry, football is a player’s place of work and their career is their livelihood.

FIFPRO shapes and influences the provisions currently available to players across the world, as we strive to improve welfare and working conditions throughout the game. Just like any other industry, football is a player’s place of work and their career is their livelihood. They, just like any other worker, have rules and structures in place to protect their pay, their contracts, their working conditions and environment, their health and safety, and their development.

Player Career And Conditions

Institutions of work & the game

Players are entitled to the same rights and protections as any other employee.

FIFPRO actively works to ensure players have basic protections upheld across the institutions and governance mechanisms that steward the football industry. Players need, and are entitled to, the same human rights and good governance practices as any other member of society, and the same legal protections as any other employee. This includes for example the right to organise, to bargain collective agreements as well as mechanisms that guarantee players have their interests represented, and disputes resolved.

Institutions Of Work And The Game

Sustainable work in the football industry

FIFPRO’s advances the quality of working and playing conditions for footballers

FIFPRO’s advances the quality of working and playing conditions for footballers. While the football industry has gone through some profound changes over the years, the current acceleration of change is impacting the game and the current generation of players. A sustainable working environment fuels the positive development of both club and national team football and addresses challenges, such as competitions, calendars, management standards, economic sustainability, innovation and diversity and equality.

Sustainable Work In The Football Industry 2
Foundations of Work Statement

World Leagues Forum and FIFPRO establish global employment relations structure in professional football

FIFPRO and the World Leagues Forum (WLF) have signed at the International Labour Organization (ILO) a ground-breaking agreement to take greater responsibility as social partners to strengthen collectively-agreed solutions in the football industry and contribute to its viability and growth.

WLF

Supporting players is what we do