Football, Soccer, Calcio, Futebol, Futbol – the name changes but it is a universal language: ‘The People’s Game.’ Unfortunately, at the moment it is anything but.
This website aims to be the startpoint of a drive to return the game to the people; to make FIFA an organisation with a President and board voted in by the people who play, watch and love the game. Public vote is the greatest system of accountability and fairness known; it works at great clubs like FC Barcelona as well as it does in political systems. We can make it work with FIFA too.
With enough support we believe we can negotiate with FIFA to realise our objectives, which are:
* To allow football fans to become members of FIFA
* To give these FIFA members the right to vote for future FIFA presidents
* To allow any person to become a FIFA presidential candidate
In this way, football will be given the leadership it deserves, chosen by those who love the game. Our aim is to create a database online of people who love the game enough to register their support and help us to apply pressure on those ‘running’ the game – FIFA – to stop the current ruling system in football and realise our objectives.
What we would love you to do is join our Facebook group, even if Facebook isn’t your thing. We chose this medium because it offers a well known system which is easy to register on and offers a visible platform for monitoring how many people believe in the cause. By joining this group you are helping to take football out of the hands of those who currently control it and to give it back to the people. Help us realise this vision and create a modern, transparent sport to be proud of.
Change FIFA is written by a lover of the sport, based in Barcelona who is keen that this campaign is about the people. The plan is to gather 1 million people together and then to form a team to approach FIFA and force democratic, transparent change. This campaign isn’t a vanity project, so I will avoid slapping my name and photo all over the place. What I will do is push for change. At the time of writing there are 158 members of the group, this is very much the start of something special. Your support will be gratefully received and valued.