FIFPro will add two female members to its executive committee in 2017, when a new board is due to be elected.
Member countries, during the first day of the FIFPro annual general assembly in Costa Rica, voted in favour of amending FIFPro statutes, in order to add the two female representatives to the FIFPro board.
The number of board members will increase to 13.
The new women members will have the same rights and tasks as all other board members. Female candidates can be nominated by FIFPro member countries regardless of nationality. The women will be elected by all member countries at the general assembly in 2017.
FIFPro’s decision to elevate the role of women is the next step on the way to gender equality in its governance structures.
Earlier this year, FIFPro Division Asia added Australia’s Kathryn Gill and Japan’s Aya Miyama to its board aiming to improve the decision-making process. It was the first FIFPro Division to change its statutes and include female representatives.