27 May 2024 — 31 May 2024
16 Sept 2024 — 20 Sept 2024
18 Nov 2024 — 22 Nov 2024
Since its inception in 2019, the FIFA Diploma in Football Law has become a well-established, prestigious legal course on football for qualified legal experts from across the globe. It continues with its third edition to provide ambitious and football-focused sports legal executives working at FIFA member associations, leagues, clubs, players’ unions and private practices with every important aspect of the football legal ecosystem.
Why should I apply?
Who can apply?
The FIFA Diploma in Football Law is designed for sports executives who want to upgrade their knowledge of football law to further their career, while getting a comprehensive, in-depth overview of the latest football law rules and trends from experts who are active at all levels of the football industry.
A potential participant in this programme may work in the legal department of a FIFA member association, hold a legal position in a players’ union, club or league, or work as a sports lawyer in the football field.
The third edition of the FIFA Diploma in Football Law will be delivered in five modules, which will take place in key football locations around the word over a period of 13 months.
Zurich (Switzerland), 5-9 February 2024 Various sessions, round tables and case studies related to the main rules and regulations of the international football governing bodies, good governance and leadership.
Asunción (Paraguay), 27-31 May 2024 Various sessions, round tables and case studies related to the FIFA Transfer Regulations, the dispute resolution system, player-club matters, such as the signing and breaching of contracts, registration issues and national team matters.
Dubai (UAE), 16-20 September 2024 Various sessions, round tables and case studies related to club matters, such as the signing and breaching of contracts, transfer issues, solidarity and training compensation.
Miami (USA), 18-22 November 2024 Various sessions, round tables and case studies related to disciplinary, doping and integrity matters, commercial rights, TV rights and sponsorship, among others.
Zurich (Switzerland), 1-5 March 2025 Various sessions and case studies related to the activity of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), its ordinary, appeal and anti-doping proceedings and the leading football-related decisions rendered by CAS in recent years; graduation ceremony.
One of the most incredible experiences of my entire career, to learn from and talk to the main executives of FIFA itself, travelling around the world and meeting fantastic classmates.
Goffi Scartezzini Advogados Associados - Founding partner and sports lawyer
Being selected was an incredibly enlightening experience. Upon finishing the course, I had a deeper understanding of football law and gained a new football family – my fellow students.
United States Soccer Federation - Senior Manager, Compliance
Diploma in Football Law - 2nd edition
The 2nd edition of the FIFA Diploma in Football Law took place in various locations around the world as well as in the virtual classroom over a period of 13 months.
Diploma in Football Law - 1st edition
The first edition of FIFA Diploma in Football Law took place in five different locations around the world over a period of 13 months.