Club owner jailed for not paying outstanding salaries: Malaysian player union hails legal win

Malaysia's High Court sent a football club owner to jail for not paying outstanding salaries to players. The Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) expects this precedent will help prevent non-payment.

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World 11: By the players, for the players

Player story

Rikke Sevecke: "We can’t take chances with players’ health – there needs to be a change"

Rikke Sevecke, 27, announced her retirement from football in January 2024 due to a heart condition detected in October 2023. The former Brondby, Everton and Portland Thorns defender, who earned over 50 senior appearances for Denmark, highlights the need for better protections among women's footballers when it comes to monitoring heart health.

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2023 Workplace Safety Report: The impact of violence towards footballers in their workplace

The report features the insights of more than two-thirds of the global FIFPRO membership and builds on previous publications focusing on other safety concerns in the workplace as well as research in domestic playing markets by player unions.

Workplace Safety Report

#ShineALight: Issues that matter to players


New FIFPRO Asia/Oceania report encourages collaboration between the AFC, clubs and players to unlock value in Asian Champions League

A new report from FIFPRO Asia/Oceania analysing the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) flagship club competition, the AFC Champions League (ACL), has delivered extensive insights into the experiences for players and clubs participating in the competition.

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2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Workload Journey Report

The report underlines how the domestic and international calendars in the women’s game remain uneven and fragmented, leaving many players in the countries where football is less developed forced to move abroad to improve, or face the prospect of not having enough matches to reach their potential.

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Lionel Messi: World 11 through the years

The night of 15 January 2024 marked a new milestone in the never-ending career of Lionel Messi: for the 17th time he was voted by his fellow professional footballers into the FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11, an unprecedented record. The list of winners puts the feat in context: another giant, Cristiano Ronaldo, has won it 15 times, third on the list is Sergio Ramos with 11, and fourth is Andres Iniesta with nine.

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Community Champions: Players making a difference


Eight reasons to join a union

Joining a player union unlocks many benefits for professional footballers. Through the power of the collective via FIFPRO’s 66 member unions, men’s and women’s players around the world are able to stand together with one common voice – supporting each other to push for positive change in their industry.

Reasons To Join A Union

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