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FIFA Football Agents Exam: Almost Half Of Candidates Unsuccessful


ZURICH, Switzerland, April 28, 2023/ — 3,800 candidates sat the first FIFA ( football agent exam; 1,962 candidates (52%) successful and therefore eligible to receive a football agent licence; Next exam scheduled for 20 September 2023; Use of licensed football agents for transfers to be compulsory from 1 October 2023

A total of 1,962 candidates, equivalent to 52% of the 3,800 who sat the first‑ever FIFA football agent exam on 19 April, obtained the required mark to be issued a licence to provide agent services in the context of transfers worldwide.

While 6,586 candidates originally applied for the licence, only 3,800 exam submissions were ultimately received by FIFA. All the candidates will receive their results, with further opportunities for unsuccessful applicants to retake the exam on 20 September 2023 and again in May and November 2024.

Approximately 300 FIFA Agent Platform administrators helped to conduct the exam, which was taken by candidates from 138 member associations. The exam was held in different time zones, with the first one starting at 02:00 CET on 19 April and the last one finishing at 03:00 CET on 20 April.

The licensing system is one of the pillars of the FIFA Football Agent Regulations, which aim to raise the professional and ethical standards of the profession.

Following a transitional period, the use of licensed football agents for transfers will become compulsory from 1 October 2023.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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