Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


FIFA welcome CAS decision on FIFA Football Agent Regulations

FIFA welcome today’s ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that fully confirms the legality, validity and proportionality of the FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR).

The FFAR are a key development in FIFA’s reform of the football transfer system, within its strategic goal of modernising the football regulatory framework, and will regulate the work of football agents in the transfer of players.

The award represents the first in-depth legal assessment of the legality of the FFAR by an independent panel of renowned experts. The introduction of the FFAR follows a robust consultation period involving multiple stakeholders. The award confirms FIFA’s position that the FFAR are a reasonable and proportionate regulatory measure that help to resolve systemic failures in the player transfer system.

FIFA particularly notes that the award confirms its regulatory authority to regulate the activity of football agents in the transfer system, as well as the validity of key provisions of the FFAR. Those provisions notably include the service fee cap, the prohibition of multiple representation and the principle that only licensed football agents may provide football agent services,

all of which will enhance contractual stability, ensure that the interests of football agents are aligned with those of their clients, increase professional and ethical standards, and protect the smooth functioning of the player transfer system.

FIFA trusts that this award will provide all football stakeholders with legal reassurance about the integrity of the football agent regulatory framework, including in relation to ongoing disputes.

The FFAR were adopted following a long and inclusive consultation process involving players, clubs, leagues, national football associations and football agent organisations, and were implemented by FIFA as part of its comprehensive transfer system reform. In line with the FFAR, the obligation to use only licensed football agents will come into force on 1 October 2023.

CAS is the worldwide supreme body for sports-related disputes and is fully recognised by FIFA under article 56 of the FIFA Statutes.

The full text of the award rendered by CAS can be found here .

Further details on the FFAR are available here .

Credit: FIFA 

You May Also Like


The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) issued a memo today stating that they are “not considering applications for any Ghanaian boxers.” This means...

Olympic Games

Huang Guohui – who coached Vietnam’s swimming team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here – has died in quarantine after returning from the...

African Cup Of Nations

The Black Stars’ appearance in the 2021 edition will be their 23rd time and they will be keen to end their long awaited drought...

Combat Sports

Malaysia based multi decorated Ghanaian kickboxer, Gerald Dah is in high spirits ahead of his latest fight this Friday after safely landing in Kuala...