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!"
For professional footballers facing unfair dismissals, salary cuts and the uncertainty of lockdown, player unions are acting as a vital support system by fighting for the collective rights of members and providing personal assistance.
CAFH strongly warns its members against the actions of the fake football intermediary Martin Koiš. Koiš a citizen of the Slovak Republic, repeatedly acts as a football agent, offering young players internships, exams or training camps in Portuguese and Italian clubs.
FIFPRO and its member unions are distributing the Red Button smartphone app to professional footballers to protect their careers and support the fight against match-fixing. Here’s what you need to know.