Category: FIFPro

Interview with FIFpro’s Chief Medical Officer on topic of mental health in soccer

Mental health is an issue that soccer has an uneasy relationship with. Despite all the advancements in the game from physical conditioning, boot design and treatment of injuries the topic of mental health still draws uncomfortable breaths from players and coaches alike. Mental health is still an area that is considered taboo in football circles although there are ongoing efforts to lift the stigma attached it. World Soccer Talk discussed the topic of soccer and mental health with Dr. Vincent Gouttebarge, Chief Medical Officer of the World Players’ Union FIFpro. Here are his thoughts: World Soccer Talk: You played professional ... Read more