How do we use your data?
You’re the stars of the game and role models for millions of people. We salute you. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, make payments and distribute funds, keep football open and transparent, and share information between member associations and FIFA. We also use your data to create the stats that get our fans excited – for example, we may measure the total distance you run during a match or just how far your left foot can kick the ball.
Where does your data come from?
Your data comes directly from you, through technology such as video or GPS, from member associations, team managers, FIFA’s partners and physicians.
What data do we collect?
Date of birth
Type(s) of football
Transfer instructions and information, including fees
Declaration on third-party payments and influence
Declaration on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights
Former and new amateur/professional status
Photos and videos
Health data for anti-doping purposes
4D optical-tracking data
How long do we keep your data for?
We keep your data for as long as you continue to play organised football.
Who do we share your data with?
Local Organising Commitees
FIFA media and technology partners
What part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) covers this?
Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) GDPR (consent)
Article 6 paragraph 1 (b) GDPR (contract)
Article 6 paragraph 1 (c) GDPR (compliance with legal obligation)
Article 6 paragraph 1 (e) GDPR (public interest)
Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR (legitimate interests)
What is the Charter of Player Data Rights?
The Charter of Player Data Rights aims to implement global industry standards and best practices to protect the privacy of professional football players and allows players to exercise and benefit from their data protection rights.
Before the first whistle, you should know that we use your data to provide customer service, manage our relationship and allow you to pay for your ticket.
We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our events to share our love of the beautiful game!
Event team members and volunteers
Thanks for being part of the team of staff and volunteers who make our events happen. We couldn’t do it without you!
Without our hard-working officials, there’s no game, so thanks for everything you do for the sake of football around the world.
Thanks for helping us tell football’s story! We use your data to manage access to the FIFA Media Channel and accredit the journalists, photographers and broadcast reporters who help us bring football to the world.
Match agents help us bring communities, countries, clubs and national teams together – you embody FIFA’s Living Football philosophy.
You’re fundamental for the development of the game’s stars. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and in particular the FIFA Football Agent Regulations.
Without fans like you, there’s no football. Your enthusiasm gets us up in the morning and drives us to make football truly global.
Players under the age of 18
You’re the future of the game. We use your data to help keep football safe and open, protect young players, comply with the rules of football, distribute funds and support payments, and share information between member associations and FIFA.
You’re the beating heart of the game, the players who turn out for local glory come rain or shine.
You’re the stars of the game and role models for millions of people. We salute you. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
Keeping the game clean
It is everyone’s responsibility to play by the rules and ensure the beautiful game is a doping-free sport.
Passionate fans from all over the world tune in to watch the action online. You are the stars. We use your data to give you access to the platform where the game is played.
Fair play is the name of the game. You must blow the whistle when you see foul play on or off the pitch.