Football transfers, FIFA licensed football intermediary only

English Section / 4 septembrie

Football transfers, FIFA licensed football intermediary only

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Players' agents will no longer be able, from 1 October 2023, to mediate transfers from one club to another, unless they obtain a license to do so following the completion of an examination organized by FIFA, and clubs that will carry out transfers without a license are at risk. drastic sanctions, according to an article published by the Irish Mirror.

FIFA's introduction of the mandatory FIFA agent license examination has shaken the transfer market, and some examiners have contested the measure in court, including the rules on the representation of minors, even though the first one organized by the international forum was attended by approximately 6,000 people. FIFA has decided to take a firm stand to ensure agents are qualified and has set tough penalties for football clubs using unlicensed intermediaries.

For the next FIFA agent in September, 10,383 people signed up, more than 4,000 more than the previous exam, as this exam is the last chance to qualify before the licensing system is implemented along with October 1st.

"For more than 20 years, the international player transfer system has been built on four key pillars, which were agreed with the European Commission in 2001. One of them is the protection of minors. Football players enter the youth transfer system and can already be transferred when they are still young, and protecting the most vulnerable targets our regulation. However, FIFA's regulation of the football administrator is being challenged before the European Court of Justice. Even special rules that FIFA wants to implement to protect minors are under attack. This is hard to understand, but the reality facing FIFA," Jan Kleiner, director of football regulation at FIFA, told Mirror Sport.

Unsatisfied with the ban on dual representation (which until now allows them to work for several parties in a single transfer) - as well as the limitation of earnings from transactions and the expenses they have to report to FIFA, the money sued the international forum , but they also invoked the regulation on the representation of minors in their actions, which is almost incomprehensible to the officials of the world forum, as long as there were many cases of trafficking or illegal transfers.

Jan Kleiner claims that from 1 October 2023, clubs will face potential transfer bans if they use without a licence.

"I can say categorically that we will apply the rules, always in a reasonable and proportionate manner, but if there is a need for strong sanctions - regardless of the importance or prominence of the parties involved," the FIFA official told the quoted source.

Until the new ban enters into force, the measures carried out this summer transfers a record amount, which brought them important commissions, if we take into account big footballers who reached the clubs of the championship of Saudi Arabia or other countries of the Arab world. , but also by footballers transferred to teams from the first five European championships.

"We don't know how much the total value of commissions collected by suppliers to footballers amounts to, especially since FIFA only collects budget fees paid by clubs in international transfers. FIFA has no information about paid acquisitions, for example, in an internal transfer between two clubs. It is possible that the fees charged in this summer of supply were higher, because for some of them it was the last opportunity to collect a significant fee," said Luis Villas-Boas Pires, the head of FIFA agents, according to the source cited.

The fact is that the transfer season that is just ending these days represented the last time for many money and unqualified to get income from brokering the sale of more or less well-known football players. From 1 October 2023, those intermediaries will no longer be able to operate in the international player transfer market, but some domestic markets in developing countries, where FIFA regulations will not strictly apply, are likely to refocus.

According to FIFA data, more than 20,000 professional players (men and women) are transferred annually to 5,000 clubs in different countries of the world.