Society of Professional Footballers

Society of Professional Footballers

Personal guidance in a strong union

Spillerforeningen – Society of Professional Footballers – represents football players in Denmark and Danish football players playing abroad. We have secured and systemised pension schemes, insurances, education and several other important matters so all our members get the help and guidance they need, when they need it.

Become part of a powerful unity

A membership of Spillerforeningen is not only a clear statement of solidarity between all players, it is also your lifeline if you need help with anything regarding your employment in Denmark. We can help you from the day you get here till the day you may decide to move on. Spillerforeningen is a powerful stakeholder and frontrunner, who successfully fights for the wellbeing, rights and working conditions for you and all your footballing colleagues here in Denmark.

Spillerforeningen has helped to ensure:

  • The first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in Danish football
  • An agreement for a profitable sporting pension
  • CBA’s for the Danish National Teams. Men, Women and Under 21

A membership that pays off

Holiday pay and pensions

You are always entitled to holiday allowances and pension as part of the CBA between Spillerforeningen and clubs. However, it can be difficult to figure out, if your club pays you the correct amount. Spillerforeningen can accurately calculate this and make sure that your club complies.

Pro training with Protreatment

ProTreatment is the number one choice among Danish top athletes, when they want expert physical training or need rehabilitation following an injury. As a member of Spillerforeningen you can train with ProTreatment for free in both summer and winter breaks if you sign up for Team Spillerforeningen. Team Spillerforeningen is for members only, so you will train alongside other professional football players.

Contract negotiation

Spillerforeningen provides free counselling by our intermediaries. Through our knowledge of Danish clubs, we can give you an evaluation of how you will fit into the club and advise you on salary etc. But getting the right contract is a question of more than cold cash. It is also a matter of reading between the lines and knowing the right people. Through our years of experience, Spillerforeningen has established a wide network that provides the help you need to.

Insurances and work-related injuries

Any footballer can get injured. But do you know, if your club has insured you, and if they have reported your injury?

Spillerforeningen helps and guides you if you get injured, and helps you get on with your case in the best possible way. We will make sure that you get the best help available and get the help and compensation you are entitled to.

Statement of claim and judical counselling

Spillerforeningen has appeared for many of our members in the Danish courts regarding everything from industrial injuries and insurances to unlawful firings and principle cases. Spillerforeningen’s legal partner Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with experts within all areas ready to help you.

Pension schemes, sports saving and insurance

With the CBA, Spillerforeningen have secured pension schemes, sport savings and insurance for all players. Our partner WillisTowersWatson has some of best advisors in the business, helping you get the optimal output.

Always at your service

Always at your service

Dame N’Doye »felt safe all the way« as The Danish Football Players' Association helped him with the paperwork regarding his injury during his latest spell at F.C. Copenhagen.

More than football

More than football

While being a professional athlete in Denmark you might still want to develop personally, do higher education or look to get a job next to the sport.

In 4player we've made an overview of our various options for international players in Denmark, and we're ready to help and provide guidance within both education & development, job & career as well as mental health.

Membership fees for contract players with a CBA
Contract typeHalf-yearly contingent
Full time Kr. 2.400,-
Full time basic*Kr. 1.500,-
Part TimeKr. 1.200,-
Secondary EmploymentKr. 700,-
TraineeKr. 350,-

The membership fee is tax deductible – If you give us your civil registration number (cpr-number), your membership fee will automatically be added to your tax papers.

* Full-time basis is for members on a full-time contract with a salary of less than DKK 24.500 a month. Coverage is exactly the same as full time. In order to be registered as this member type, it is a requirement that you sign up for direct debit (Betalingsservice).

Membership fees for contract players without a CBA
Base salery per monthHalf-yearly contingent
kr. 24.500 –Kr. 2.400,-
kr. 23.214 – 24.499,-Kr. 1.500,-
kr. 12.778 – 23.213,-Kr. 1.200,-
kr. 4.153 - 12.777,-Kr. 700,-
kr. 0 - 4.152,-Kr. 250,-

The membership fee is tax deductible – If you give us your civil registration number (cpr-number), your membership fee will automatically be added to your tax papers.

Become a member

You are always welcome to contact us with specific questions on +45 33 12 11 28 or

If you want to become a member fill in the form or contact Thomas Lindrup, Head of Player Management, on +45 22 99 33 73 or

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Our player consulting team provides individual and competent advice

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