Interview: Vincent Kompany joins future of football debate with call for match cap

30 January 2020

Kompany
Photo: Getty Images “When you're young and you're getting pushed and you've got, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 thousand people each week, the revenues are coming in and you're going to take on the world, you don't care about your body. You don't care about your health. You just go for it," says former Manchester City-captain Vincent Kompany who leads efforts by professional footballers to have a greater say in the ongoing debate about control of the international football calendar.

Kompany has founded Global Players Council to empower professionals in ongoing debate on future of football.

FIFPro backed move could have big consequences for squad sizes.

Man City legend weighs in to player load debate, calling for ‘cap’ on number of games players can play in a season.

Offthepitch.com research shows that World Cup winners played 10 per cent more games than a generation ago.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

BRUXELLES - Vincent Kompany calls for a cap on the amount of games individual players play each season, as he leads efforts by professional footballers to have a greater say in the ongoing debate about control of the international football calendar.

Speaking at a FIFPro event in Brussels to mark the launch of a Global Players Council, the Anderlecht player-manager said that it was for clubs to have squad sizes appropriate for the number of games in the football calendar, but that players should not have to play more than a certain number of games.

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