Working conditions of male and female football players

This was a series of two projects on the working conditions of football players of both sexes.

The following projects were both funded by the Global Players’ Unions during 2016-2018:

  • Player Labour Conditions Survey - Women's Game
  • The labour Conditions of Professional Footballers 2016/17
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They involved the conduct for the first time of worldwide surveys of footballers playing for clubs and national teams. The survey findings relate to a number of issues:

  • pay
  • tournament prize money
  • education
  • discrimination
  • money fixing
  • the transfer market
  • work-family balance.

Project team members

  • Aristea Koukiadaki
  • Geoff Pearson

Further information