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How to Become a Soccer Agent

Soccer AgentBecoming a soccer agent isn’t all glamour and swanky parties like you may think it is. Of course the bigger players with professional agents that have been in the game for a while probably to get to sit in the lap of luxury, but when you are starting out you cannot expect to find the diamond in the rough right off the bat. That’s what fairy tales and movies are made out of, not average life.

The truth behind how you become a football agent is hard work and perseverance. If you do not already have a good reputation associated with your name then you will most likely be watching a lot of minor league teams searching for the next big thing. It sounds like tedious work I know but if you love the game and are totally determined on becoming an agent then you’ll have no problem.

Young stars are discovered all the time, that’s how the league stays going year after year. You can even look into different colleges to see some new up and comers who show some potential. It’s also a good idea to keep track of current soccer players that are good so that you can know when they are released from their agent. Once you’ve found one you can persuade them to sign with you.

In all reality it shouldn’t take much persuasion, because if the football player really enjoys the game, then he or she should have no problem signing with a new agent in order to continue or even further their career.

The whole idea behind being an agent is convincing a good or promising player to sign with you, and then setting out to make that player a bunch of money. See because the more money you make your player, the bigger cut you will be able to take. That’s why you always hear about agents holding out for their clients for more money, it’s not necessarily all for their client, it’s also because they get a much larger cut out of $5,000 rather than $500.

As an agent the best way to move up the ladder is to fight for your promising players to make it into a league. There are many different leagues and some are higher up than others, so obviously if you got your player into a lower end organization you wouldn’t be able to strike a high priced deal like you would in a much larger league.

Each move forward you make is a good one, each new promising young star you get signed on to any league is just more credibility for you. Earning that credibility will not only have leagues and teams trusting your word that this is a promising player, but new recruits will hear of your success and gladly sign up with you.

You may start out signing a few players on a couple lower leagues for a small amount of money per game or per week. This is going to make your cut small as well, but it’s a step in the right direction. For example, let’s say you sign up 10 good players that show promise to play for $100 a week. You will probably only be getting about $10 of that from each player, so you will only be pocketing roughly $100 a week yourself.

If you’ve ever heard of a “finder’s fee” or “handling fee” that’s exactly what an agent will be getting for their player. Each time your rising star is paid you get a pre-determined cut of the earnings. When you get a player to sign up with you, they sign a contract you two discuss the ins and outs of it. In that contract they sign with you will be your pay which is a percentage of what they make, usually around 10%.

This is a great first step though because if you have a good eye for promising players then the chances are that at least one of those guys or girls will get picked up by a pro team. Once you have one hopeful picked up not only does that raise their pay per week, but it raises your pay per week and it puts some credibility behind your name.

With that credibility comes much more opportunity. You may have already (and if you weren’t you should have been) contacting teams and organizations about your promising players. Well now that you have at least one that’s been picked up your word sounds a lot more trustworthy. You can tell these teams that you have more like the one that got picked up by such and such and they should act fast before they lose a great soccer player.

To further your own football agent career you will need to look into getting licensed. First you will need to fill out a form and pass a test of regulations in the country you are starting out as an agent in. Most of these exams are pretty simple and rather short, lasting around 30 minutes, but very necessary so you know all the rules and regulations that come with being a professional soccer agent.
Once you have been licensed in the country of your agent origin (not necessarily where you were born but where you want to be an agent) you can then go after the big boys. Yep that’s right FIFA. The same course of action is taken for this licensing, you will need to fill out an application along with taking a test of rules and regulations.

This exam will consist of many international rules along with a few national rules you must know to be a complete professional agent. This all may take some time and definitely some serious initiative but if you want to become a football agent then you should have no problem persevering.

Here are a couple websites to look through for help with getting licensed. These sites have rules and regulations along with ways to contact who you need to about applying and taking your exams. First is The Football Association, here they have your national license for whatever country you are in, it’s roughly a 2 page downloadable document.

And here at the FIFA website you can look into your international licensing with all the same helpful links. You can study and really get on your game so you can push your potential stars into the new stratosphere of the soccer game. On both sites you will be able to apply and also get any and all questions you may have answered for you.

So why wait another second? Get out there and become a football agent and show your love for the game, and its players. Remember to have some fun because that’s what it’s all about anyway.

Fri 4 June, 2010
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18 Comments:

  1. donaldson says:

    am soccer agent that use to help so many player from any country all over the world

  2. denis says:

    Hi I’m Denise Borsuk, 21.11.1988 Ukraine. Speed 30 m / sec 3.8 Height 1.75 m Weight 68 kg I am currently playing in Poland, but I do not like this level. I want to try out the other team. If you have any suggestions, waiting for an answer

  3. MAJOR N ZAMMIE says:

    DEAR SIR/MADAM
    AM AGENT MAJOR N ZAMMIE FROM LIBERIA WEST AFRICA, AM A AGENT INTERESTED IN SENDING 4FIRST DIVISION PLAYERS IN TO THE in LEAGUE THE ARE BRILLIANT YOUTH THAT WON LOTS OF AWARD IN OUR LIBERIAN LEAGUE.

    I HOPE YOU BE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME OF THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY HAS PUT OUT ONE OF THE WORLD BEST SOCCER LEGEND GEORGE WEAH AND MORE SOCCER STAR IN LIBERIA I WILLING TO TAKE THEIR SOCCER CAREER TO ANOTHER LEVEL.
    WE ARE THERE FORE ASKING IF ANY TEAMS INTERESTED I WILL SCAN THEIR PASSPORT AND EACH PLAYERS C.V TO THE TEAM .
    WE WILL HIGHLY APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE IN FINDING FIRST, SECOND DIVISION CLUB THAT IS INTERESTED IN SENDING OUR PLAYERS INVITATION TO COME OVER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    WITH REGARD
    AGENT MAJOR ZAMMIE
    +2316729585

  4. tendai rodney magondo says:

    attention dennis borsuk i can be ur agent can take you to spain england or other country can u call me at 1574 202 6768

  5. tendai rodney magondo says:

    oh iam in the u.s.a in indianapolis so you have to dial u.s.a area code

  6. ridwan says:

    I am a talented footballer and I need an agent to sponsor me

  7. Alfie says:

    I am currently in transition of getting my football agency licence if anyone knows any process that would help speed the process up would be great fully appreciated and any of you players if u could send a link over of you playing I’d be willing to see what you have

  8. mustapha sonko says:

    I live in sweden,n i wan’t to be a football agent. Can please help me with some information.

  9. MOUNIR says:

    HI I AM A FOOTBALL PLAYER 18 YEARS OLD AND I AM VERY TALENTED PLAYER AND I need an agent to sponsor me! !

  10. aggrey says:

    i own a football team with well talented players, looking for management firm to support them.

  11. Rahan says:

    i want to become an agent

  12. Mr, Bubacar Sano says:

    I am in England Leeds, I want be football agent what I have to do,can you please help me with some information

  13. malaak says:

    28 years old experience more than ten years but as amature not pro still play  egyptian

  14. tom says:

    I m soccer player but I want to study coaching online please help where should I get

  15. Paul says:

    what is requirement for the registration if you want to be soccer agent please

  16. Ndumiso says:

    I wanna become an agent because 1st of all I played soccer bt I’ve seen at soccer industry if there’s any trials anywere the choosers always choose their families even thou they don’t deserve . That’s why our football is dead nw a days

  17. Tlotlego says:

    Ey… I’m a soccer player but I’m working… so I’ll like to be an agent… I stay in Pretoria, South Africa… I’m from I was born in a rural area so I’ll like to help the young people at home… so how to become an agent

  18. my name is johnson i’m a soccer player i play football very well my country is nigeria i need an agent to help my football career

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