Football Agent

Have you ever dreamed about being able to work in the football industry?

With all of the drama that football players deal with on and off of the field, they need someone behind the scenes to look out for them.  That’s where you come in, the football agent. According to the new FIFA Rules, you don’t need a certificate or degree to become a football agent. However, in order to represent your client well, you understand what the job entails.

FIFA’s new rules and regulations regarding football agents have opened the door for more opportunities, and you should take advantage of these opportunities while they are available. This means that anyone can now become a football agent. In recent year, players and managers have opted for family members to be their agents. For example, Neymar is represented by his father, Ikay Gundagan is represented by his brother and Pitso Mosimane is represented by his wife.

If you got a family a family member that is talented or you’re a coach and have a group of talented players you want to represent then you should consider taking the football agent course to know the ins and outs of being a football agent.  The SBI Football Agent course will prepare you for a new career managing and representing football players. 

To be a great football agent, you’ll need:

  • Scout for talent by attending football matches and sporting events to find talent that you can work with, represent and take to the next level.
  • Finding opportunities by linking up with the right organisations, including clubs, to find lucrative opportunities that hit yours and your client’s expectations.
  • Negotiating contracts and ensuring that contracts meet legal guidelines and are presented to clubs in the right format.
  • Giving your client personal support if he or she is experiencing personal problems, loss of form or are feeling under pressure.

How much do agents make

Agents typically work on a commission basis, which ranges from 1-15% depending on the client. Football agents earn between R13000 per PSL client per month. So if you’re representing Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chief who earns around R830 000 per month or Deon Hotto of Orlando Pirates, who earns around R500 000 per month, 1-15% of that monthly income is yours.

However, if your client moves to a European League, you can be making much more with one player. For example, Percy Tau moved to the Premier League and earned around £30,000 (R530 000) per week. Enroll for the Football Business Academies Football Agent course right now and give yourself a chance to achieve your dream.  Whether you are looking to start your first career or you would like to change careers, becoming a football agent is a wonderful, achievable option.


If you don’t need the course, there are numerous steps you should take to become a football agent like

  • Study the market
  • Legal knowledge
  • Understanding business
  • Get agency experience
  • Register with SAFA
  • Network

If you still have questions contact the FBA’s Football Agen course, Student support Team who will be happy to help you at   OR WhatsApp at +27 68 043 9078.