Football

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved in an angry fracas with a Wigan fan following his team's shock FA Cup exit.   The Premier League leaders were stunned by the League One side in the fifth round. Angry scenes saw fans invading the...
20/02/2018
Forced to quit the game at 30, Ryan France fell back on his maths degree and carved out a career in finance – mainly thanks to his transferable skills as a footballer…   Tell us about how your playing career came to an end… You can go back to...
18/02/2018
Rapid Vienna could win it in Austria, while Feyenoord appears to successfully defend its Dutch crown of having the best pitch in the league, rated by the players.   Similar contests arranged by FIFPro member unions in Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark...
15/02/2018
Italy striker Mario Balotelli was booked for complaining to the referee about racist chants during Nice’s 3-2 defeat to Dijon.   The incident occurred at the 72nd minute, when the crowd hurled abuse as he missed a scoring opportunity. Balotelli at...
11/02/2018
The new FIFPro board has met to discuss proposals that are expected to lead to the biggest changes to the football player transfer market in two decades.   FIFPro is cooperating with FIFA, leagues and clubs in a task force established earlier this...
09/02/2018
The Professional Players Federation (PPF) is encouraging more players to make use of the help that is available from their respective Player Associations to prepare themselves for life after sport.   The need for transition support has never been...
07/02/2018
"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to tell you about my Foundation. Some of you are no doubt wondering “Why does he not simply donate the money? What is the point of a foundation?” My Foundation is something that is really close to my heart...
06/02/2018
The Portuguese football player union SJPF is asking parliament to change national legislation so players can access a tax-efficient savings fund aged 35, when many struggle with a decline in salary. Several FIFPro member unions have set up such...
03/02/2018
Turkish football team Harunustaspor announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, that it will pay a player partially in Bitcoin (BTC), local news outlet CNN Turk reports.   As chairman of the amateur club, Haldun Şehit told CNN Turk, the move was completed to hire...
01/02/2018
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has had his work in fighting racism recognised by a German radio station.   The 30-year-old has been active in the field and "sent out a signal fighting racism which extends beyond football,"...
29/01/2018
Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of England through to the end of the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championship campaign.   The former England, Manchester United and Everton defender will take charge of a new-look coaching set-up being put in place...
26/01/2018
Jonathan Biabiany's legal advisor has told FIFPro the French footballer is being forced to train alone at Sparta Prague in a "severe violation of the player's fundamental rights."   Training alone - football's version of solitary confinement - has...
23/01/2018