Marcus Rashford has been awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: PA

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has been made an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the coronavirus pandem(...)

There has been an increase in players reaching out to the PFA for support, with more than 300 seeking wellbeing or educational support since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty

Almost a quarter of current and former professional players surveyed during the coronavirus pandemic said they were depressed or had considered self-h(...)

Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has raised the possibility that halves may be shorter than 45 minutes as discussions continue about the Premier League’s return. Photograph: PA

Shorter matches are being considered as part of plans to restart the football season, according to the chief executive of the Professional Footballers(...)

Tottenham’s Eric Dier playing Teqball at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground in London. Photograph: PA

Harry Maguire, Sadio Mane and Wayne Rooney are among the stars to have embraced teqball during the coronavirus lockdown — a mixture of football and ta(...)

Saido Mane of Liverpool against Manchester United on January 19th. Liverpool have joined Newcastle, Tottenham, Norwich and Bournemouth in claiming 80% of non-playing staff wages from  a government scheme. Photograph: Getty Images

Premier League clubs anticipate having to start individual negotiations over wage reductions with their players after attempts to reach a collective p(...)

This is far from the first time James McClean  has deleted a social media account. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The world of social media is, it seems, set to be just a little less interesting over the next few weeks after Stoke City announced that James McClean(...)

  Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola greets supporters after beating Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: EPA

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will be “destroyed” if they do not become Premier League champions on Sunday. City will retain the title if th(...)

Gordon Taylor: formidable in defending the Professional Footballers’ Association. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty

The annual unveiling of the salary paid to Gordon Taylor has become a ritual of public bewilderment, a surfacing of dysfunctional relationships embedd(...)

Jeff Astle: was famed for his prowess at heading the ball and died of a degenerative brain disease traditionally associated with boxers. Photograph: A Jones/Express/Getty Images

A Glasgow-based research team will investigate whether former footballers are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life than the general publi(...)

Irish forward Kevin Doyle in the Euro 2012 championships: the player has been forced to retire from the game at 34 after repeated concussions. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The English Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association are understood to be close to announcing the launch of a new study into a p(...)

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