- Players honoured in Cyprus, Malta and Slovenia
A number of FIFPro player unions recently organised their Player of the Year gala. A former Arsenal player won four awards on Cyprus. An overview of winners in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Malta and Slovenia.
- Patrick Ekeng: Players at Risk in 19% of Leagues
At least 19 per cent of professional football leagues do not have a heart-starting defibrillator at every match.
- Hugo Vieira is the biggest star in Serbia
Red Star’s dominance of the 2015/2016 Serbian Super Liga was clearly illustrated during the awards gala organised by the country’s professional footballers association, SPFN, on Monday 16 May. The champions took home most of the silverware after a season that saw them finish on top, 28 points ahead of the runners-up Partizan.
- David Mayebi: “A Lion never dies, it only sleeps”
One Sunday in May, David Mayebi left the field of play for the final time. Yet he bowed out safe in the knowledge that he had done his life’s work. His was a life devoted entirely to football – first as a player, then as a coach and manager. In his later years, he founded and headed Cameroon’s footballers’ union and served on the FIFPro Board and within Division Africa – responsibilities that he took extremely seriously, driven by a determination to help others.
- New faces in Asia
Former Australian internationals Kathryn Gill and Simon Colosimo have been added to the board of FIFPro Division Asia/Oceania.
- Football doctors discuss sleep, recovery
FIFPro talks to experts at Derby County and Isokinetic about best practice.