FIFA Fund for Football Players (FFP)
In 2020, FIFA and FIFPRO, the World Players’ Union, reached an agreement to establish the FIFA Fund for Football Players (FIFA FFP), which aims to provide financial support to players who have not been paid and have no chance of duly receiving the wages agreed with their clubs.
FIFA has set aside USD 16 million for the fund up to 2022, with this allocation to be divided as follows: USD 3m in 2020, USD 4m in 2021 and USD 4m in 2022, plus a further USD 5m for the retroactive protection of players’ salaries for the period between July 2015 and June 2020.
The agreement envisages the establishment of a monitoring committee composed of FIFA and FIFPRO representatives to process, assess and act on applications for grants from the FIFAFFP. While these grants will not cover the full amount of salaries owed to players, this fund will provide an important safety net.