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The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English – International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 60 national players' associations. In addition, there are five candidate members and five observers.

FIFPro
FIFPro
Formation 1965
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
60 members
Official language
English, French, Spanish
President
Phillipe Piat
Website www.fifpro.org

Contents

HistoryEdit

On 15 December 1965, representatives of the French, Scottish, English, Italian and Dutch players' associations met in Paris, with the objective of setting up an international federation for footballers. In the second half of June 1966, the first FIFPro congress took place in London, just before the start of the World Championship. The articles of association of FIFPro were thereby adopted and the objectives accurately laid down. FIFPro was responsible for increasing the solidarity between professional footballers and players' associations. FIFPro tried to offer the players' associations or other interest associations the means for mutual consultation and co-operation to achieve their objectives. In addition, it wished to co-ordinate the activities of the different affiliated groups in order to promote the interests of all professional footballers. Indeed, FIFPro likewise had in mind propagating and defending the rights of professional footballers. The emphasis was thereby laid on the freedom of the football player to be able to choose the club of his choice at the end of his contract. It was likewise laid down that FIFPro would be helpful in every required area for setting up interest associations. These are objectives which still apply to this day.

It was originally laid down that a congress would be held once every four years at a minimum – prior to the World Championship. The congress had to uphold the course set out and with a two-third majority vote. The congress is still the most important organ of FIFPro to this very day. It soon appeared that it was necessary to organize a congress annually, and not to limit this to once every four years. Many congresses have been held in the meantime, such as for example in 1978 in Madrid and in 1979 in Athens and Venice. In the eighties and nineties many memorable congresses have been organized in almost all the large European cities, such as Paris, Athens, Milan, Manchester, Zürich, Ghent, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Rome, Johannesburg, Barcelona, Santiago and Budapest. The latest congress was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2010.

The objectives of FIFPro also mean that not only FIFA applied as a talking partner. UEFA in particular, but also the European parliament and the European Commission appeared to be important points of approach. The national federations also started to become increasingly aware that, in addition to the national players' association, the international trade union FIFPro also played its role.

In recent years, FIFPro has grown from a European organization into a global network. The FIFPro has done much to support countries on other continents – Asia/Oceania, Africa and South America – in their efforts to set up players' associations. In October 2012, FIFPro welcomed the footballers' associations of Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro and Ukraine as its newest members.

In 2013, FIFPro launched a legal challenge against the transfer system.[1][2][3][4] FIFPro president Phillipe Piat said "the transfer system fails 99% of players around the world, it fails football as an industry and it fails the world's most beloved game". According to FIFPro's European president Bobby Barnes, 28% of the money from a transfer fee is paid to agents,[2] and that many players are not paid on time or at all.[2][3] He claims this leads to these players being "vulnerable targets of crime syndicates, who instigate match-fixing and threaten the very existence of credible football competitions".[1] Writing for the BBC, Matt Slater said "professional footballers do not enjoy the same freedoms that almost every other EU worker does",[4] and that "players look at US sport, and wonder why their career prospects are still constrained by transfer fees and compensation costs". Barnes argues that "the system encourages speculative, unsustainable, immoral and illegal investment models like third-party ownership of players".[3]

Current boardEdit

The FIFPro board consists of eleven members, including president Philippe Piat, for the term 2013–2017. He has been president since the FIFPro congress in Ljubljana in October 2013.[5] The board members are:[6]

  • President: Philippe Piat (UNFP, France)
  • Board members Bobby Barnes (PFA, England), Louis Everard (VVCS, Netherlands), Leonardo Grosso (AIC, Italy), Mads Øland, (Spillerforeningen, Denmark), Fernando Revilla (SAFAP, Peru), Luis Rubiales]] (AFE, Spain), Dejan Stefanovic (SPINS, Slovenia),
  • General-Secretary: Theo van Seggelen (Netherlands)[7]

In 1998, for the first time in FIFPro history, a board member was elected by the General Assembly.

MembersEdit

Founded on December 15, 1965, FIFPro has 60 full members, 5 candidate members and 5 observer members.[8][9][10] Upon graduation to the next level, new members sign an affiliation agreement that promotes loyalty, integrity and fairness as well as principles of good governance, including open and transparent communications, democratic processes, checks and balances, solidarity and corporate social responsibility.

Full membersEdit

Candidate membersEdit

Observer membersEdit

(Not official FIFPro members)

AwardsEdit

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have the most appearances on the FIFPro World XI with 11 each.

Each year since 2005, FIFPro invited all professional men's footballers in the world to compose the best men's team of the year, named the FIFPro World XI. Every player was requested to pick one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.[11] In 2009, the world players' union joined hands with FIFA. While the format remained the same, the award name changed to the FIFA FIFPro World XI. This became the only team award picked by all professional footballers worldwide.

Each year in September, approximately 45,000 voting ballots are sent out to professional footballers' associations that are FIFPro members or candidate members, who are then asked to distribute the forms among all professional footballers in their countries. In October these are returned to FIFPro's head office. At the end of November, FIFPro and FIFA together announce the 55-player shortlist, consisting of 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards.[12] In January the votes are counted, and the 11-man FIFA FIFPro World XI is revealed at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zürich, Switzerland.[12]

From 2005 until 2008, FIFPro also asked the footballers to choose the FIFPro Player of the Year. From 2009 on, the election for FIFPro Player of the Year merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2010 combined with France Football's Ballon d'Or into one award, the FIFA Ballon d'Or.[13]

In 2014, FIFPro launched a women’s football committee.[14] In February 2016, FIFPro Women's World XI was launched.[15] Players of 33 different nationalities in over 20 countries participated in voting for one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.[16]

FIFA FIFPro World XI Edit

WinnersEdit

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2005–2009), the FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010–2015) or The Best FIFA Men's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

Season Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
2005[17]   Dida (Milan)   Paolo Maldini (Milan)
  John Terry (Chelsea)
  Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
  Cafu (Milan)
  Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
  Claude Makélélé (Chelsea)
  Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
  Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
  Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
  Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)
2006[18]   Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)   Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus/Barcelona)
  John Terry (Chelsea)
  Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid)
  Lilian Thuram (Juventus/Barcelona)
  Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
  Kaká (Milan)
  Andrea Pirlo (Milan)
  Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
  Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
  Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
2007[19]   Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)   Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
  John Terry (Chelsea)
  Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)
  Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  Kaká (Milan)
  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
  Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
  Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2008[20]   Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)   Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
  John Terry (Chelsea)
  Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Kaká (Milan)
  Xavi (Barcelona)
  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
 
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2009[21]   Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)   Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
  John Terry (Chelsea)
  Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
  Dani Alves (Barcelona)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Xavi (Barcelona)
  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
  Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2010[22]   Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)   Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
  Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
  Lúcio (Internazionale)
  Maicon (Internazionale)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Xavi (Barcelona)
  Wesley Sneijder (Internazionale)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  David Villa (Valencia/Barcelona)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2011[23]   Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)   Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
  Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
  Dani Alves (Barcelona)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Xavi (Barcelona)
  Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2012[24]   Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)   Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
  Dani Alves (Barcelona)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Xavi (Barcelona)
  Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2013[25]   Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)   Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
  Dani Alves (Barcelona)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Xavi (Barcelona)
  Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2014[26]
  Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)   Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
  David Luiz (Chelsea/Paris Saint-Germain)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid)
  Ángel Di María (Real Madrid/Manchester United)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2015[27]   Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)   Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
  Dani Alves (Barcelona)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
  Paul Pogba (Juventus)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Neymar (Barcelona)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2016[28]   Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)   Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
  Dani Alves (Barcelona/Juventus)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
  Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2017[29]   Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)   Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Milan)
  Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
  Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  Neymar (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Appearances by playerEdit

Player Apps Years Club(s)
1   Lionel Messi 11 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barcelona
  Cristiano Ronaldo 11 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Manchester United, Real Madrid
3   Andrés Iniesta 9 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barcelona
4   Sergio Ramos 8 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Real Madrid
5   Dani Alves 7 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain
6   Xavi 6 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Barcelona
7   John Terry 5 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Chelsea
  Iker Casillas 5 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Real Madrid
9   Gerard Piqué 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 Barcelona
  Marcelo 4 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 Real Madrid
  Manuel Neuer 4 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Bayern Munich
12   Ronaldinho 3 2005, 2006, 2007 Barcelona
  Kaká 3 2006, 2007, 2008 Milan
  Gianluigi Buffon 3 2006, 2007, 2017 Juventus
  Steven Gerrard 3 2007, 2008, 2009 Liverpool
  Carles Puyol 3 2007, 2008, 2010 Barcelona
  Thiago Silva 3 2013, 2014, 2015 Paris Saint-Germain
  Toni Kroos 3 2014, 2016, 2017 Bayern Munich, Real Madrid
  Luka Modrić 3 2015, 2016, 2017 Real Madrid

Appearances by clubEdit

Players in italics have made appearances with multiple clubs, and appearances are separated accordingly.

Club Apps Player(s)
1   Barcelona 50 Messi (11), Iniesta (9), Xavi (6), Alves (6), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Ronaldinho (3), Eto'o (2), Neymar (2), Thuram (1), Villa (1), Zambrotta (1), Suárez (1)
2   Real Madrid 39 Cristiano Ronaldo (9), Ramos (8), Casillas (5), Marcelo (4), Kroos (3), Modrić (3), Zidane (2), Cannavaro (2), Alonso (2), Di María (1)
3   Milan 11 Kaká (3), Nesta (2), Cafu (1), Dida (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Shevchenko (1), Bonucci (1)
4   Juventus 10 Buffon (3), Alves (2), Cannavaro (1), Pogba (1), Thuram (1), Zambrotta (1), Bonucci (1)
5   Bayern Munich 9 Neuer (4), Lahm (2), Ribéry (1), Robben (1), Kroos (1)
  Chelsea 9 Terry (5), Drogba (1), Lampard (1), Makélélé (1), David Luiz (1)
  Manchester United 9 Cristiano Ronaldo (3), Vidić (2), Evra (1), Ferdinand (1), Rooney (1), Di María (1)
8   Paris Saint-Germain 7 Thiago Silva (3), Ibrahimović (1), David Luiz (1), Alves (1), Neymar (1)
9   Liverpool 5 Gerrard (3), Torres (2)
10   Internazionale 3 Lúcio (1), Maicon (1), Sneijder (1)
11   Arsenal 1 Henry (1)
  Atlético Madrid 1 Falcao (1)
  Valencia 1 David Villa (1)

Appearances by nationalityEdit

Nation Apps Player(s)
1   Spain 40 Iniesta (9), Ramos (8), Xavi (6), Casillas (5), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Alonso (2), Torres (2), Villa (1)
2   Brazil 27 Alves (7), Marcelo (4), Kaká (3), Ronaldinho (3), Thiago Silva (3), Neymar (2), Cafu (1), David Luiz (1), Dida (1), Lúcio (1), Maicon (1)
3   Argentina 12 Messi (11), Di María (1)
4   England 11 Terry (5), Gerrard (3), Ferdinand (1), Lampard (1), Rooney (1)
  Italy 11 Buffon (3), Nesta (2), Cannavaro (2), Bonucci (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Zambrotta (1)
  Portugal 11 Cristiano Ronaldo (11)
7   Germany 9 Neuer (4), Kroos (3), Lahm (2)
8   France 8 Zidane (2), Evra (1), Henry (1), Makélélé (1), Pogba (1), Ribéry (1), Thuram (1)
9   Croatia 3 Luka Modrić (3)
10   Cameroon 2 Samuel Eto'o (2)
  Netherlands 2 Arjen Robben (1), Wesley Sneijder (1)
  Serbia 2 Nemanja Vidić (2)
13   Colombia 1 Radamel Falcao (1)
  Côte d'Ivoire 1 Didier Drogba (1)
  Sweden 1 Zlatan Ibrahimović (1)
  Ukraine 1 Andriy Shevchenko (1)
  Uruguay 1 Luis Suárez (1)

Continental appearancesEdit

Continent Apps Nations
1 Europe 99 Croatia (3), England (11), France (8), Germany (9), Italy (11), Netherlands (2), Portugal (11), Serbia (2), Spain (40), Sweden (1), Ukraine (1)
2 South America 41 Argentina (12), Brazil (27), Colombia (1), Uruguay (1)
3 Africa 3 Cameroon (2), Côte d'Ivoire (1)

FIFPro Women's World XIEdit

WinnersEdit

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2001–2015) or The Best FIFA Women's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

Season Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
2015[30]   Hope Solo (Seattle)   Wendie Renard (Lyon)
  Meghan Klingenberg (Houston)
  Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia)
  Julie Johnston (Chicago)
  Carli Lloyd (Houston)
  Amandine Henry (Lyon)
  Aya Miyama (Okayama)
  Célia Šašić (Frankfurt)
  Eugenie Le Sommer
(Lyon)
  Anja Mittag
(PSG)
2016[31]   Hope Solo (Free Agent)   Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride)
  Wendie Renard (Lyon)
  Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
  Leonie Maier (FC Bayern Munich)
  Marta (FC Rosengård)
  Carli Lloyd (Manchester City)
  Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
  Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon)
  Ada Hegerberg
(Lyon)
  Alex Morgan
(Lyon)

Appearances by playerEdit

Americans Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo and French players Eugénie Le Sommer and Wendie Renard have the most appearances on the FIFPro Women's World XI with two each.
Player Apps Years Club(s)
1   Eugénie Le Sommer 2 2015, 2016 Lyon
  Carli Lloyd 2 2015, 2016 Houston Dash, Manchester City
  Wendie Renard 2 2015, 2016 Lyon
  Hope Solo 2 2015, 2016 Seattle Reign

Appearances by clubEdit

Club Apps Players
1 Lyon 8 Le Sommer, Renard (2), Henry, Hegerberg, Marozsán, Morgan
2 Houston Dash 2 Lloyd, Klingenberg
3 Manchester City 1 Lloyd
Chicago Red Stars 1 Johnston
FC Bayern Munich 1 Maier
FC Rosengård 1 Marta
Frankfurt 1 Šašić
Okayama 1 Miyama
Orlando Pride 1 Krieger
PSG 1 Mittag
Seattle Reign 1 Solo
VfL Wolfsburg 1 Fischer

Appearances by nationalityEdit

Nation Apps Player(s)
1   United States 8 Lloyd, Solo (2), Johnston, Klingenberg, Krieger, Morgan
2   France 5 Renard, Le Sommer (2), Henry
3   Germany 4 Maier, Mittag, Marozsán, Šašić
4   Brazil 1 Marta
  Canada 1 Buchanan
  Japan 1 Miyama
  Norway 1 Hegerberg
  Sweden 1 Fischer

FIFPro World Player of the Year (2005–2008)Edit

Season Player Team Notes
2005   Ronaldinho   Barcelona [32]
2006   Ronaldinho   Barcelona [11]
2007   Kaká   Milan [33]
2008   Cristiano Ronaldo   Manchester United [34]

FIFPro granted this award between 2005–2008, in 2009 it merged with FIFA World Player of the Year which was succeeded by the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010.[13]

FIFPro Young Player of the Year (2005–2008)Edit

Season Player Team Notes
2005   Wayne Rooney   Manchester United [32]
2006   Lionel Messi   Barcelona [11]
2007   Lionel Messi   Barcelona [33]
2008   Lionel Messi   Barcelona [35]

FIFPro granted this award between 2005–2008, after which it was discontinued.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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