• PFA is formed

  • First Executive elected led by President Greg Brown and Vice President John Kosmina

  • Executive member and Marconi player Kimon Taliadoros appointed inaugural Chief Executive


  • PFA successfully establishes new National Soccer League Standard Player Contract


  • PFA wins abolition of transfer and compensation fee system before full bench of Australian Industrial Relations Commission
  • Stars join PFA Executive including Frank Farina and Alex Tobin
  • PFA lawyer Brendan Schwab appointed Chief Executive
  • Kimon Taliadoros appointed President


  • Major collective agreement struck for NSL
  • Players Commission is formed


  • First Socceroos CBA follows industrial action at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup
  • The PFA adopts a five year strategic plan


  • PFA secure significant Socceroos pay rise
  • Alex Tobin becomes PFA President
  • Supreme Court upholds players’ free agency bid


  • PFA secures new National Soccer League CBA
  • Kimon Taliadoros becomes the inaugural PFA Life Member


  • PFA Advisory Board launched
  • PFA joins FIFPro
  • Francis Awaritefe becomes the PFA’s second Life Member
  • PFA fails to save Carlton as players fall victim of NSL’s financial woes


  • Landmark Socceroos CBA struck
  • PFA registers “Australian Premier League” and commits itself to the wholesale reform of Australian football
  • Andy Harper and Robbie Hooker become PFA Life Members


  • FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber established with the PFA’s Brendan Schwab nominated by the PFA and FIFPro to the body
  • PFA secures seventh straight NSL CBA
  • Harry Kewell joins PFA Executive
  • Alex Tobin awarded PFA Life Membership


  • Crawford Report handed down
  • PFA secures new NSL CBA
  • PFA wins at the Australian Industrial Relations Commission
  • Brendan Schwab steps down as Chief Executive


  • NSL closed down
  • PFA sits on task force that designs new national competition
  • A-League is launched


  • Simon Colosimo elected as PFA President
  • Craig Foster appointed interim Chief Executive
  • Brendan Schwab appointed PFA Chairman
  • PFA secures historic CBA for Socceroos
  • John Didulica appointed Chief Executive


  • PFA launches Special Assistance and Education funds
  • Chairman Brendan Schwab returns to the position as Chief Executive


  • PFA Champion and Life Member Alex Tobin receives OAM

  • Matildas join the PFA
  • PFA leads the establishment of FIFPro Asia


  • PFA secures five year A-League CBA
  • Joe Martson and the late Johnny Warren awarded the inaugural PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal
  • Kimon Taliadoros and Alex Tobin named as the inaugural PFA Champions


  • Craig Johnston receives PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal
  • Tim Cahill becomes inaugural PFA Footballer of the Year
  • Nikita Rukavystya wins inaugural PFA Harry Kewell Medal


  • PFA secures historic CBA for Matildas
  • PFA secures Socceroos CBA for 2010 World Cup


  • PFA secures new Socceroos CBA
  • PFA secures new Matildas CBA


  • Brendan Schwab steps down as PFA Chief Executive to focus on FIFPro and CBA responsibilities
  • Bruce Djite and Matt McKay join the PFA Executive Committee


  • PFA secures new Matildas CBA
  • A-League CBA extended
  • PFA takes control of player development and wellbeing programs
  • Brendan Schwab appointed FIFPro Vice President


  • Socceroos CBA extended
  • PFA and the players play key role in establishing A-League’s inaugural Erasing Racism


  • The Matildas take historic industrial action in pursuit of new CBA
  • The Socceroos take industrial action in support of their fellow players
  • The PFA and FFA reach agreement on Australian sports first ever ‘Whole of Game’ CBA
  • Brendan Schwab departs the role of PFA Special Counsel following his appointment as the Head of UNI World Athletes


  • PFA announces historic partnership with John Moriarty Football
  • PFA Champion and Life Member Craig Foster is appointed as interim PFA Chairman
  • PFA commits driving W-League growth as players on mass join the PFA
  • Craig Foster instigates independent PFA review resulting in the appointment of John Didulica (Chief Executive) and Brendan Schwab (Chairman)


  • PFA strikes landmark deal with inaugural W-League CBA
  • Cheryl Salisbury becomes the first female player to be awarded the PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal


  • PFA celebrates 25th anniversary at Gala event in Sydney where Paul Okon is awarded the Alex Tobin Medal.


  • Australian football community helps secure the release of Hakeem Al-Araibi
  • PFA agrees historic National Teams CBA, closing football’s gender pay gap between the Socceroos and Matildas
  • PFA publishes pioneering report into golden generation of Australian footballers, Culture Amplifies Talent

  • PFA launches #OurGoalisNow, campaigning FIFA for equal distribution of FIFA World Cup Prize Money
  • PFA launches major charity initiative, Footballers’ Trust
  • Australia hosts 2019 FIFPRO Annual General Assembly as PFA welcomes global colleagues to Sydney


  • PFA holds ‘Oz Football Aid’ charity match following the 2019-2020 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires
  • PFA releases inaugural Y-League Pathway and Conditions Report
  • Francis Awaritefe appointed as PFA Chair
  • PFA plays critical role in assisting players domestically and internationally with the economic and football fallout from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


  • PFA launches PFA Past Players Program
  • PFA launches Our Greener Pitch, an initiative designed to reduce the organisation’s climate impact and inspire positive climate action within Australian football
  • PFA and APL announce ground-breaking CBA to drive Professional Leagues


  • Socceroos release statement on Qatar and human rights ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • PFA supports Uluru Statement from the Heart


  • PFA strikes improved National Teams CBA with enhanced gender equality

  • PFA celebrates 30 years of supporting the players and building the game