With the support of some of the most recognised international experts in sports medicine, FIFA has launched the “FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine” a new initiative to help disseminate the latest knowledge in sports science and improve care for football players and other athletes around the globe. The “FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine” is a free online course, accessible to all, allows the possibility for users to complete it at their own pace.

Each module is written by a group of international experts, most of whom are associated with a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, in their respective fields, sharing written content, podcasts and video examinations as well as providing links to journal articles and other resources. High-profile players also share their experiences after suffering an injury and what they learned during recovery. It is an outstanding resource for all health practitioners involved in the care of football players. It is unique, contemporary, comprehensive and superbly educational and should not be missed. Education is key to prevention.

I hope you enjoy completing this diploma and make full use of the benefits. Please feel free to provide feedback to help us improve in using the embedded links.

I wish to thank all the experts for sharing their expertise and time, with the common objective of improving the medical care of football players worldwide. Special thanks also to the editor, Dr Mark Fulcher, a sports physician from Auckland, New Zealand.

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Dr Michel D‘Hooghe

Chairman of the
FIFA Medical Committee

Dr Michel D‘Hooghe
Chairman of the
FIFA Medical Committee