The Master's thesis adresses the position that professional football players hold in social insurances in Slovenia. Professional footballers perform their job in different forms of work and therefore do not constitute a homogeneous group. Football players in Slovenia are predominantly self-employed, subsequently causing a particular issue also in terms of social security.
The thesis comprises an analysis of social insurances and highlights differences, arising from the legal basis of football players insurance. The forms of work determine the range of social security rights, whereby the employed footballers enjoy more favourable treatment than the rest. The thesis points out certain factors that are likely to contribute to balance the differences among football players, deriving from social insurances. Professional footballers also benefit from certain specific measures that the State provides for them as athletes. Author notes, that the State's measures mainly target the most successful athletes and athletes in idividual sports and are also accompanied by numerous issues. Current legislation does not provide for measures covering all professional football players.