May 2019

STUDY TO TRACK HEALTH OF 200 PRO FOOTBALLERS

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 11:00

FIFPro is today announcing a ground-breaking longitudinal study into the health of 200 professional football players.

Over the course of the next decade, researchers will repeatedly track the cartilage degeneration, mental health, neurocognitive decline and cardiovascular health of the footballers, currently aged between 27 and 29. The players are based in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

CAPTAIN HOUGHTON BACKS CONCUSSION CAMPAIGN

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 14:45

England captain Steph Houghton is backing FIFPro’s campaign to raise awareness about concussion in football.

The Manchester City star and her England teammates attended an education meeting about the potentially-fatal head injury during a training camp as they prepare for the Women’s World Cup.

“We need to protect each other,” Houghton, 31, said. “Winning is important, but our health is far more important.”