Football

Argentina will have its first professional women’s league featuring teams including Boca Juniors, River Plate, Estudiantes de La Plata and Independiente from August. Here, FIFPro looks at what’s behind the ground-breaking announcement. Who...
26/03/2019
Turkish footballer Umut Nayir is studying for a law degree – and his legal research helped him free up a move to Besiktas. The 25-year-old striker hopes his story - part of the “Mind the Gap’’ campaign - will encourage more players to prepare for a...
22/01/2019
FIFPro and UEFA jointly condemn the racist abuse aimed towards Napoli player Kalidou Koulibaly, during a league match at FC Internazionale in Milan. Both organisations applaud the prompt actions taken by Italy’s football authorities, who sanctioned...
08/01/2019
Petr Cech and Álvaro Pereira are helping FIFPro educate their colleagues in professional football on what to do when they suspect a team mate or opponent of having a concussion. Arsenal goalkeeper Cech and Uruguay full-back Pereira are ambassadors...
10/12/2018
The 16th edition of the Homeless World Cup will take place in Mexico City’s iconic Zocalo, right at the heart of the Mexican capital. More than 450 players representing 42 countries will travel to Mexico City to attend the inspiring week-long...
19/11/2018
Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is supporting the "Mind the Gap" campaign to inspire footballers to prepare for a second career and guard against financial woes and mental health problems in later life.   Only 13% of active...
19/10/2018
Thomas Kortegaard has played for Danish Super League club AC Horsens for 11 straight seasons. During that time, he got married, had children, bought a house and put planning about life after football at the back of his mind. In this interview for...
12/10/2018
Notts County defender Matt Tootle has spoken openly about his personal struggle with gambling addiction. Posting on Twitter, Tootle wrote: "I've been a compulsive gambler for as long as I remember and it has brought to me some of my worst memories. ...
09/10/2018
Rasmus Haagensen graduated in social science and sports science while he was a professional handball player in Denmark. In 2007, he set up the player development unit of the Danish football player union "Spillerforeningen". He and his union...
04/10/2018
N’Golo Kante, Raphael Varane and Kylian Mbappe were voted onto the FIFA FIFPro World 11 by their fellow professional footballers. The three French World Cup winners are among five newcomers who team-up with World 11 veterans such as Luka Modric,...
27/09/2018
Footballer Stephen Darby has retired at the age of 29 after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.   “It is with great sadness that I announced my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of Motor Neurone...
21/09/2018
FIFPro fully supports football players in the Spanish top division who have been ignored by the Spanish League when it takes important decisions which affect them directly. Captains of fourteen teams, including Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and...
18/09/2018