Professional Football Department

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Who We Are

The Professional Football Department was established in 2016 to manage the various channels of communications with key football stakeholders, including clubs, players and leagues.

It functions as the secretariat of the Football Stakeholders Committee, a consultative body that advises the FIFA Council on all matters relating to football, particularly the structure of the game, as well as issues relating to club football worldwide.

In addition, the department is in charge of developing projects aimed at professionalising the game all around the world, including club licensing and bespoke programmes for leagues and clubs.

In line with FIFA’s overall vision, the Professional Football Department also works on projects whose goal is to make football truly global by creating an ecosystem where a larger number of clubs and players are given the opportunity to compete at the very highest level.

The Professional Football Department was established in 2016 to manage the various channels of communications with key football stakeholders, including clubs, players and leagues.

It functions as the secretariat of the Football Stakeholders Committee, a consultative body that advises the FIFA Council on all matters relating to football, particularly the structure of the game, as well as issues relating to club football worldwide.

In addition, the department is in charge of developing projects aimed at professionalising the game all around the world, including club licensing and bespoke programmes for leagues and clubs.

In line with FIFA’s overall vision, the Professional Football Department also works on projects whose goal is to make football truly global by creating an ecosystem where a larger number of clubs and players are given the opportunity to compete at the very highest level.

We are here to serve the whole football community, helping to shape the future of football both as a game and as an industry."

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Football Stakeholders
Football Stakeholders

Football Stakeholders

Since the approval of wide-reaching reforms in early 2016, FIFA has made ambitious improvements to ensure strengthened dialogue and collaborative decision‑making among football stakeholders.

In its role as world football’s governing body, FIFA is committed to shaping the future of football – both as a game and as an industry – in an inclusive manner and in the best interests of the fans and all the key stakeholders of the sport.

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DIPLOMA IN CLUB MANAGEMENT
DIPLOMA IN CLUB MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN CLUB MANAGEMENT

In line with the overall FIFA’s vision to truly globalize and democratize football, this programme is aimed at giving club executives from all around the world, the proper tools to compete at the highest level ‘out-of-the-pitch’.

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PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Professional Football Journal

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL HUB

Professional Football Reports

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LANDSCAPE
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LANDSCAPE

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LANDSCAPE

The Professional Football Landscape is the first-ever digital database providing a detailed visual overview of football and its worldwide components. Whether regionally specific or country-targeted, the data put together in the Professional Football Landscape provides a global snapshot of the football ecosystem at one’s fingertips to stay up to date on the world game's facts and figures.

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Other Projects

FIFA Fund for Football Players (FFP) 
FIFA Fund for Football Players (FFP) 

FIFA Fund for Football Players (FFP) 

The FFP is a joint project between FIFA and FIFPRO, the World Players’ Union, established to provide financial support to players who have not been paid and have no chance of duly receiving the wages due to the extinction of their respective clubs.

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