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Working with intermediaries – reform of the players’ agents system

 

1.    Overview

New Regulations on Working with Intermediaries replaced the FIFA Players’ Agents Regulations, following the approval of several necessary amendments to the FIFA Statutes and the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes by the 64th FIFA Congress. The new regulations, introduce a new approach based on the concept of intermediaries, were previously approved by the FIFA Executive Committee at its meeting on 21 March 2014 and came into force on 1 April 2015.

 

2. The reform process

In 2009, the 59th FIFA Congress decided to embark on an in-depth reform of the existing players’ agents system in order to address several shortfalls that had been identified with the licensing system established by the FIFA Players’ Agents Regulations. These difficulties included:

  • Inefficient licensing of players’ agents, resulting in the conclusion of many international transfers without the use of licensed agents
  • Even transfers concluded with the use of licensed agents were often intransparent and thereby not verifiable
  • Confusion regarding the differences between club representatives and players’ agents and their respective financial obligations

 

The aim of the review was to propose a new, more transparent system that would be easier to administer and implement, resulting in improved enforcement at national level. The FIFA Committee for Club Football established a sub-committee composed of relevant football community stakeholders to deal with this reform, including member associations, confederations, clubs, FIFPro and professional football leagues. The sub-committee prepared a set of draft regulations based on the concept of intermediaries, as well as Intermediary Declarations, to be signed by any intermediary when intervening in a transaction on behalf of a player or a club. Following the approval of the FIFA Executive Committee in March 2014 and the amendments to the FIFA Statutes at the 64th FIFA Congress in June 2014, it was decided that new Regulations on Working with Intermediaries would come into force on 1 April 2015 replacing the current FIFA Players’ Agent Regulations.

 

3. The new approach

The new system does not regulate access to the activity but provide a framework for tighter control and supervision of the transactions relating to transfer of football players in order to enhance transparency. The regulatory approach taken to achieve this is the introduction of minimum standards and requirements, as well as a registration system for intermediaries who represent players and/or clubs in concluding employment contracts and transfer agreements. They aim to provide players and/or clubs with the opportunity to choose any party they wish to engage as an intermediary, as long as this party meets specific criteria, fulfils best practice standards and respects certain key principals. This new regulatory approach will supersede the current licensing system on 1 April 2015. Key elements of the new regulations

  1. Transparency: full disclosure and publication of the remuneration and payments made to intermediaries as a result of transactions that they are involved in (for international transfers, further details must be inserted into FIFA’s Transfer Matching System)
  2. Payment of intermediary fees: identifying which entity (clubs or players) are responsible for paying intermediary fees and what percentage intermediaries are paid
  3. Conflicts of interest: proper disclosure if any conflicts of interest by all parties involved
  4. Protection of minors: non-payment of commission if the player concerned is a minor
NameCompanyAddressContacts
AKIBA YOICHIF-E-T Co. Ltd.4-4-12 Nishinarusawa-cho, Hitachi-City, IBARAKI 316-0032
  • Emailinfo@fet-football.com
  • Tel
  • Fax+81-3/294 87 7178
  • Mobile+81-3/294 87 7178
AKIYAMA YusukeSarcle Co. Ltd.Palais Royal Nagatacho 207, 2-9-8 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO 100-0014
  • Emailyusuke8@dc5.so-net.ne.jp
  • Tel+81-3/6426 06 14
  • Fax+81-3/6426 06 28
  • Mobile
ARBELO Alejandro Marcelo Collezione 301, 6-1-3, Minami Aoyama, Minato - Ku, TOKIO 107-0062, Argentina
  • Emailarbelo.ale@gmail.com
  • Tel
  • Fax
  • Mobile+81-803/604 97 57
GOMBATA ClaudioSun Sports Promotion Inc.3-1-23 Nishi Koizumi, Oizmui-Machi, Oura-Gun, GUNMA-KEN 370-0517, Brazil
  • Emailgombata@sannet.ne.jp
  • Tel+81-90/3244 04 98
  • Fax+81-276/629 637
  • Mobile+55-11/8426 4311
HONDA HiroyukiHEROE Co., Ltd.Nextage Mitaka 701, 4-2-14, Shimorenjyaku, Mitaka, TOKYO 181-0013
  • Email
  • Tel+81-80/4645 77 76
  • Fax
  • Mobile
IKKI NobuyukiJEB Entertainment Co., Ltd.1-49-3-1001 Hatsudai, Shibuya-Ku, TOKYO 151-0061
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/5333 16 51
  • Fax+81-3/3373 21 61
  • Mobile
IMATOKI YasushiFullcast Sports Co. Ltd.3F Fullcast Bldg., 2-6 Sakuragaoka-cho -Shibuya-ku, TOKYO 150-0031
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/ 3780 4300
  • Fax+81-3/ 3780 0300
  • Mobile
INATSU shuichiroHakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc.5-3-1 Akasaka,Minato-Ku, TOKIO 107-6321
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ISHIKAWA TakayukiJ-Planning Co. Ltd.FAD Akasaka 20 Bldg., 4-12-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, TOKYO 107-0052
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/5545 06 77
  • Fax+81-3/5545 66 17
  • Mobile
KAMINISHIZONO AkiraDataStadium Inc.1-13-1 Mishuku, Toei Mishuku Bldg. 6F-Setagaya-ku, TOKYO 154-0005
  • Emaila_kaminishizono@datastadium.co.jp
  • Tel+81-3/5431 35 56
  • Fax+81-3/5431 35 58
  • Mobile
KIMURA KiyotakaKKS Sports Management Corp.2-14-20 Koyadai, Funabashi-shi, CIBA 274-0801
  • Emailkiykao@yahoo.co.jp
  • Tel+81-47/440 2677
  • Fax+81-47/440 2677
  • Mobile
KIYOOKA TetsuroShootribe Inc.3F Baystage Motomachi - 27-5 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, YOKOHAMA 231-0862
  • Email
  • Tel+81-45/226 26 55
  • Fax+81-45/226 26 56
  • Mobile
KOH Ueda 1-23-8 Gohongi, Meguro-Ku, TOKYO 153-0053
  • Emailimagine@mxd.mesh.ne.jp
  • Tel+81-3/3710 62 68
  • Fax+81-3/3710 62 68
  • Mobile
KOJI MasakatsuInter SportsK + I Urban Buliding 2F, 1-6-11 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, TOKYO 151-0051
  • Email
  • Tel
  • Fax+81-3/ 3470 0953
  • Mobile
KUMAZAKI AtsuoJapan Sports Promotion Co. Ltd.Toyosaki Building 3F, 18-21 Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, OSAKA 530-0013
  • Emailjspkumazaki@estadio.co.jp
  • Tel+81-6/6377 4717
  • Fax+81-6/6377 4718
  • Mobile
MABUCHI YukiField-R Law Offices2F, 4-2-35, Roppongi, Minato-Ku, TOKYO 106-0032
  • Email
  • Tel
  • Fax+81-3/5775 72 02
  • Mobile
MATSUURA ShuyaPlayers First Co. Ltd.1001 Nic Hime Nakameguro, 2-7-14 Nakameguro, TOKYO 153-0061
  • Emailmatsuura@playersfirst.jp
  • Tel+81-3/3719 8290
  • Fax+81-3/3719 8290
  • Mobile
MIYAMOTO YukihiroFoot Stage67-8-510 Hanai Noda-shi, CHIBA 278-0026
  • Emailmiiyasan@footstage.jp
  • Tel+81-4/7189 73 23
  • Fax+81-4/7123 08 63
  • Mobile
MIYATA MasashiMassa Cooperation2-4-10 Higashiyujigaoka, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, KANAWAGA 215-0012 JPN
  • Emailfootballcoach034@aol.com
  • Tel+81-44/952 09 21
  • Fax+81-44/952 09 21
  • Mobile
NISHIMATA YoshinoriJapan Sports Promotion Co. Ltd.Pias Tower 15F, 3-19-3 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, OSAKA 531-0072
  • Email
  • Tel+81-6/6377 47 17
  • Fax+81-6/6377 47 18
  • Mobile
NISHINA KeikoJEB Entertainment Co. Ltd.1-49-3-1001 Hatsudai, Shibuya-Ku, TOKYO 151-0061
  • Emailplayers-agent@j-e.jp
  • Tel+81-3/5333 1651
  • Fax+81-3/3373 2161
  • Mobile
NOMURA KazuyukiA - Sports Creation Inc.23-17-404, Sakuragaoka-Cho, Shibuya-Ku, TOKYO 150-0031
  • Emailelpartenaire@yahoo.co.jp
  • Tel+81-3/3352 73 34
  • Fax+81-3/3352 83 34
  • Mobile
OHNO YusukeAthleteplus Inc.1-41-7 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, TOKYO 151-0063
  • Emailinfo@athleteplus.jp
  • Tel+81-3/5790 03 67
  • Fax+81-3/5790 03 67
  • Mobile
OKUDE ShinjiSARCLE Co. Ltd.Frencia Gaien West 216, 1-9-11, Sendagaya, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO 151-0051
  • Emails.okude@sarcle.jp
  • Tel
  • Fax
  • Mobile
SAKAI MitsutakaJP Consulting Co. Ltd.815 Sanno Urban Life, 2-1-8 Sanno, Ota-Ku, TOKYO 143-0023
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/5742 05 50
  • Fax+81-3/5742 05 48
  • Mobile
SAKAMOTO HideakiSports Biz Co. Ltd.ASK-Ginza Bldg., 5F Ginza 7-10-6, Chuo-ku, TOKYO 104-0061
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/5537 84 60
  • Fax+81-3/5537 84 61
  • Mobile+81-80/5092 52 46
SATO RobertoJeruti World Trading Co. Ltd. - Soccer PlanetY's Flat II 7F, 5-30-12 Nakakasai, Edogawa-ku, TOKYO 134-0083, Paraguay
  • Emailagente@soccerplanet-jwt.com
  • Tel+81-3/3869 5355
  • Fax+81-3/3869 4097
  • Mobile+81-90/5532 5267
TAKAGI YasuhiroJapan Sports Promotion Co. Ltd.Pias Tower 15F, 3-19-3 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, OSAKA 531-0072
  • Email
  • Tel+81-6/6377 47 17
  • Fax+81-6/6377 47 18
  • Mobile
TAKAI RyujiARS Inc.7F, 3-30 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO 102-0094
  • Emailtakai@ar-services.net
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  • Mobile
TAMURA NobuyukiF.O.L. Sports Tokyo Inc.3-6-22-105 Higashi, Shibuya-Ku, TOKYO 150-0011, Italy
  • Emailnobuyuki.tamura@fol-sports.com
  • Tel+81-3/5774 74 05
  • Fax+81-3/5774 74 06
  • Mobile+81-90/7815 54 91
TANABE NobuakiJEB Entertainment Co.1-49-3-1001 Hatsudai, Shibuya-ku, TOKYO 151 0061
  • Emailplayers.agent@jeb.co.jp
  • Tel+81-3/ 5333 1651
  • Fax+81-3/ 3373 2161
  • Mobile
TOJI MasaakiCompasso de Futebal Co. Ltd.5-16-13 Denenchofu, Ota-ku, TOKYO 145-0071
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/ 3721 92 21
  • Fax
  • Mobile
WAKATSUKI KenWSM Inc.Azabu East 401 3-3-6 Higashi-Azabu Minato-ku, TOKYO 106-0044
  • Emailinfo@wsm-jp.com
  • Tel
  • Fax+81-3/3588 1136
  • Mobile
YAMAMOTO Carlos AndresGMO ISMShibuya-Ku, Sakuragaokacho 26-1, Cerulen Tower, TOKIO 150-8512, Argentina
  • Emailcarlos.a.yamamoto@gmail.com
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YANAGIDA YusukeJapan Sports Promotion Co. Ltd.Pias Tower 15F, 3-19-3 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, OSAKA 531-0072
  • Email
  • Tel+81-6/6377 47 17
  • Fax+81-6/6377 47 18
  • Mobile
YOON Tae JoMay Breeze Inc.2-8-19 Ginja, Chou-ku, TOKYO 135-954, Korea Republic
  • Emailinfo@maybrz.com
  • Tel+81-3/5159 72 17
  • Fax
  • Mobile+81-90/3106 2079 3200
YOSHIMI JunJ-Planning Co. Ltd.Fuji-building 28 2F, 2-7-26 Kitaaoyama, MINATO-KU, TOKYO 107-0061
  • Email
  • Tel+81-3/68636957
  • Fax+81-3/5785 6819
  • Mobile
YOSHIZAKI HirofumiVolante Inc.2-1-12 chou-cho, Meguro-ku, TOKYO 152-0001
  • Emailinfo@Volante.co.jp
  • Tel+81-3/5720 22 33
  • Fax+81-3/5720 22 32
  • Mobile