PFA SCOTLAND: THE INDEPENDENT UNION FOR PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS IN SCOTLAND.

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Management Online
Programme

The FIFPro Online Sports Management Degree is unique as you can study for a FULL time degree whilst playing football AND it’s completely FREE to PFA Scotland members.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to prepare for life after football as you will have a BA in Sports Management which can lead to a variety of jobs at clubs, football bodies or within the sports industry including General Manager, Director of Football, Event...

FIFPro and FIFA Reveal
2016 World 11

Luis Suarez has made the FIFA FIFPro World 11 for the first time following a vote by professional footballers across the globe.

A total of 26,516 players in 69 countries selected a team consisting of the eleven players who according to them were the best at their position in 2016.

This annual vote is organized by FIFPro, the global representative of professional footballers, which through its member unions invited...

FIFPro Global Employment
Report: The Results

FIFPro, the World Players’ Union, has released the findings of its first worldwide survey of working conditions in professional football.

The 2016 FIFPro Global Employment Report looks at the life of players in a way that has never been done before.

The aim of the survey, carried out amongst a cross section of its membership by PFA Scotland, is to raise awareness of the realities faced by footballers – especially...

PFA Scotland and SFA
Launch NSPCC Hotline

PFA Scotland has joined forces with the Scottish FA to launch a dedicated hotline for potential victims of abuse, in conjunction with the NSPCC.

Following a series of revelations this week regarding sexual abuse in English football, the NSPCC has launched a dedicated hotline which is being supported by the Scottish FA and PFA Scotland.

The launch of the free, independent helpline number follows former professional footballers...

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PFA Scotland is part of FIFPro’s (World Players Union) Don’t Fix It project which is aimed at improving education and awareness of match fixing, and ensuring the protection of our game. PFA Scotland recommends that players follow the guidelines below.

GUIDELINES

  1. Be Clean – Never fix an event
  2. Be Open – Tell someone
  3. Be Careful – Never share sensitive information
  4. Be Smart – Know the rules
  5. Be Safe – Never bet on your sport

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BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

AT PFA SCOTLAND WE ARE HERE TO HELP BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER FOOTBALL

The complicated football regulations and registration procedures handed down by FIFA and the Scottish Governing Bodies mean that a player’s employment status is unlike any other.

The expertise in the field of football regulations within the PFA Scotland team, supported by skilled employment law advice from our specialist lawyers ensures that PFA Scotland has the structure and resources to provide the best service to our members.

The dynamic nature of football means that issues affecting players such as disciplinary procedures and contractual matters are constantly changing.  PFA Scotland strives to keep players updated in all areas of the game and constantly and regularly educate and inform them on these issues.

The team at PFA Scotland are always available to offer assistance to players on any queries they have in relation to their professional career.

Life after football is an area in which PFA Scotland offers plentiful and varied advice to its member players.

The structure within PFA Scotland ensures that players are able to access information on alternative courses, training and qualifications and assist in developing financial planning for when a player’s career comes to an end.