The Czech Association of Football Players (ČAFH) is the largest organisation which brings together professional athletes in the Czech Republic and promotes their interests at both national and international level.
Below are four areas of interest about which our members most frequently seek help and advice. If you encounter any difficulty from any of these four topics, or you need guidance on any other issue, do not hesitate to contact us.
The mission of the Czech Association of Football Players is to support its members by helping them deal with problems of all kinds. More and more players turn to us in need of help. You play, we care!
"Football players should act like one family, one team, even when they play for different clubs. That’s exactly what the ČAFH makes possible. While many players don’t encounter the slightest issue throughout their career, many others face difficult situations on multiple occasions. The ČAFH is here to help these players and their task is to unite, hang together, and support one another."
"I have experienced how player associations work and how strong they are in France and in England. Footballers greatly appreciate their work and are proud to be their members. We strive to build the ČAFH into an organisation with an equally strong position and reputation as similar associations abroad."
"If anyone wants to achieve great results in today’s world of professional football, they must devote 100% of their time and energy to play, training, and regeneration. In such case, there is no time left to contact lawyers and make sure that your contract includes all the necessary parts, or it is just a useless piece of paper. There is nothing like having somebody who covers your back. Thank you!"
Women's football is gaining more and more popularity in the Czech Republic, although the women's national football team did not qualify for the World Cup, after finishing third in their qualifying group behind the Netherlands and Iceland. The captain of AC Sparta Prague and the Czech women's national team, Petra Bertholdová, spoke about the qualification process and other topics in an interview with the Czech Football Players‘ Association.
The Czech Association of Football Players has unhesitatingly condemned the aggressive invasion in Ukraine by the Russian army and declared its support for the football players there. The leadership of the ČAFH decided that the membership fees, which are annually donated to the needy, will this time go to help football players from the war-stricken country.
Following the escalation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has led to an ongoing and distressing humanitarian crisis, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided – in coordination with UEFA and after consultation with various stakeholders – to temporarily amend the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) in order to provide legal certainty and clarity on a number of matters.