Diploma in Football Law

In recent years, the development of regulations and legal decisions in football has become extraordinarily relevant to the work of professionals at national associations, leagues, clubs and players’ unions.

With this undeniable reality in mind, FIFA has set itself the objective of ensuring that football’s stakeholders can get to know the most relevant aspects of the legal field first-hand. As the world’s leading football organisation, FIFA’s various goals and responsibilities include promoting education and sharing knowledge. Two great topics, football and law, combined with some of the most renowned experts, leaders, arbitrators and sports lawyers have resulted in the FIFA Diploma in Football Law.

The FIFA Diploma in Football Law is a unique journey covering five continents, during which you will acquire the in-depth knowledge, skills and experience required to be able to perform at your best, upgrade your football law knowledge, and pursue a long and prosperous career in the dynamic industry that is sports law.

The programme has been specially created by FIFA in collaboration with the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES). It offers a practical, personalised learning approach, backed up by theory, research and practical sessions. Participants will come away with well-rounded knowledge of football law, equipping them to meet the various needs of today’s professional football structure, whether within an organisation or in private practice.

To learn more about the previous and first edition of the FIFA Diploma in Football Law, download the official brochure.

The second edition is now also available.

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Diploma in Football Law
In recent years, the development of regulations and legal decisions in football has become extraordinarily relevant to the work of professionals at national associations, leagues, clubs and players’ unions.
FIFA Diploma in Club Management - 2nd edition
FIFA Diploma in Club Management
In line with FIFA’s vision of making football truly global, the second edition of the FIFA Diploma in Club Management will continue to promote the professionalisation of global football.
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Executive Programmes
FIFA’s Executive Programme on Sports Arbitration educates through a hands-on approach to all relevant aspects related to proceedings before CAS, taking into account the specific needs of the world of sport.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 22: FIFA Senior Legal Development Affairs Manager Maja Kuster Hoffmann during the 3rd FIFA Football Law Annual Review during the FIFA Football Law Annual Review from Home of FIFA on March 22, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)
Football Law Annual review
In recent years, the development of regulations and legal decisions in various fields of FIFA’s activity have become very relevant issues for professionals in national associations, leagues, clubs and players’ unions as well as for coaches. At times,...
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Football Law Talks
Football Law Talks are tailored towards lawyers with an interest in sport law and/or in-house legal counsels of international or national federations, clubs, leagues and player unions.
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