Posted: 21 / 11 / 2021
Football careers are inherently short and carry a real risk to be cut even shorter at any time.
A recent survey by FIFPRO as part of their #MindTheGap campaign found that two out of three professional footballers are not sure what they will do when they stop playing and around 46% of players retire unexpectedly from professional football. You can find the report here.
Our Tax Partner, Tom Whittome says:
“The findings are alarming but will come as no surprise to those who work in the football industry and have experienced first-hand the unique challenges which face footballers throughout their career and thereafter.
Whilst clubs, federations, player unions and educational institutions are working hard to address this issue, we believe more can be done and a holistic approach to player development needs prioritising.”
Here at Sedulo we play our part in this development by providing footballers with a way to build value in their assets and invest it for the future, as well as protecting from poor financial decisions and often unconsidered factors such as what to do with their wealth in the event of career-ending injuries.
We already work with some of the UK’s most influential sports stars, sports clubs and national governing bodies and we know exactly the level of care, effort and attention footballers need to succeed not just on the pitch but off it as well.