Women's Football

The female national-team players receive inferior pay and conditions to their male counterparts and the government equality ombudsman is looking into whether that is illegal.   “If men and women who have a similar position are rewarded differently...
25/03/2018
More than 4,100 female first-division women footballers in 45 countries voted for their best team based on 2017 performances. It is the third straight year FIFPro has organized this poll; footballers selected one goalkeeper, four defenders, three...
16/03/2018
Six members of the Dutch national team, crowned European champion last summer, star on the list of 55 players who received most votes for the 2017 Women’s World XI, in a poll organized by FIFPro.   Lieke Martens is the most prominent of these...
05/03/2018
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
FIFPro published the 2017 FIFPro Global Employment Report on working conditions in professional women’s football.   The 41 pages of findings, a summary of a longer report by the University of Manchester, are based on a survey of 3,500 women...
19/12/2017
The Danish national women’s team has successfully negotiated a new four-year agreement on working conditions.   Under the accord, the European Championship finalist will benefit from an annual total of about 4.4 million Danish kroner ($700,000 USD...
29/11/2017
The Norwegian Football Federation will pay its women's internationals the same money as the men's team receive from next year.   Under the existing arrangement, a pot of 6.55million krone (£627,000) is distributed among the men's senior team each...
17/10/2017
After Chile failed to qualify for the 2015 World Cup the national federation (ANFP) did not arrange any matches or training sessions for two years. The team dropped from 41st to 128th in the FIFA rankings. Iona Rothfeld decided to set up a women’s...
03/10/2017
Denmark women are on strike and did not play their friendly against the Netherlands whilst Denmark's men's football team have offered the women's side £60,000 a year as their pay dispute with the Danish Football Association (DBU) continues.   The...
24/09/2017
The players of the Danish women’s team are fighting for a new agreement with the Danish football association, DBU, as they want fair compensation for representing their country almost 70 days on average each year.   FIFPro fully supports the...
17/09/2017
Women footballers said they felt a new sense of purpose after meeting at FIFPro’s headquarters.   American goalkeeper Hope Solo and Chelsea’s Hedvig Lindahl were among women players from 30 countries who attended a two-day conference near...
22/08/2017
Hundreds of top female players are leaving football in their early twenties to pursue a more sustainable career or start a family, a new FIFPro study has found.   While women’s football has increased in profile in recent years, 87 percent of...
06/08/2017