PFA study reveals 22% of members depressed or considered self-harm

  • Data shows 69% of players worried about career after pandemic
  • Results say 72% regularly felt nervous or anxious

Almost a quarter of current and former professional footballers surveyed during the coronavirus pandemic said they were depressed or had considered self-harm.

The Professional Footballers’ Association surveyed 262 members between mid-April and mid-May to assess the impact of the crisis, and found that around 14% of the 111 current players it asked felt that way.

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