Following a remarkable 30 years of service, PFA Deputy Chief Executive John Bramhall has decided that the end of the current season will be the right time to step down from his role at the PFA.
Bramhall is a former central defender who clocked up over 500 Football League appearances for six clubs over a 15-year playing career.
On his retirement from professional football in 1991, Bramhall originally joined the education arm of the PFA, while he continued his education to degree level. He then went on to join the PFA on a full-time basis in 1997.
In his current role, Bramhall has responsibility for the PFA’s Delegate Liaison Department, and his team help members understand a wide range of areas that impact their career both on and off the field. During his time at the PFA, John has been pivotal in representing members’ views to the game’s stakeholders and has worked hard to ensure that the football industry guidelines are created with the players’ best interests in mind.
Domestically, Bramhall has represented the PFA on various boards during his time with the players’ union, including the Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee, FA Stakeholders meetings, Professional Game Match Officials Technical Committee, and has also been a Premier League Match Delegate for over a decade. Internationally, John was a FIFPRO players’ representative on FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber for eight years.
Although his official leaving date is still some time away, John will now be assisting Maheta Molango and the Delegate Liaison team during a transition period ahead of the 2022/2023 season.
The PFA would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his hard work, support and dedication over the last three decades, and he leaves with our very best wishes.