Footballers’ health is at risk of congestion, the global players’ union says, calling for a forced 4-week break.
Fifpro has collected data from 16 well-known elite players and concluded that they played about 80 matches and traveled 110,000km last season.
Tottenaham’s striker Son as well as Liverpool’s pair Alisson Becker and Sadio Mane were among the players analyzed.
In the report, Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini said the players “must be protected” while Vincent Kompany has required mandatory layoffs.
According to the report, 85% of players want a break in half the season. The report says that players are at maximum risk of mental and muscular fatigue.