Following their approval by the FIFA Council in December 2022, the new FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) came into force as of Monday, 9 January 2023, thus marking a landmark step towards the establishment of a fairer and more transparent football transfer system.
The new regulations introduce basic service standards for football agents and their clients, including a mandatory licensing system, the prohibition of multiple representation to avoid conflicts of interest, and the introduction of a cap on agent fees, all with the objective of reinforcing contractual stability, protecting the integrity of the transfer system and achieving greater financial transparency.
There will be a transition period ahead of the obligation to only use licensed football agents and the cap on agent fees, which will happen on 1 October 2023.
The FFAR were approved by the FIFA Council at its meeting in Doha in December 2022 following a very robust and open consultation process carried out by FIFA since 2018 and involving all key international football stakeholders. FIFA’s consultation and reform process for the FFAR as a whole was, and is, publicly accompanied and supported by various institutions and bodies.
For more information on how to become a football agent licensed by FIFA, please click on the following link: https://www.fifa.com/legal/football-regulatory/agents.
To begin the process to become a football agent licensed by FIFA, please register on the new Agent Platform at https://agents.fifa.com/home.
For further information, please refer to the following documents: