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The Football Agent Certificate is designed to equip you with the formal skills and knowledge to successfully represent football players and clubs worldwide.


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November 2023



975 €

Acquired competences

8- live online classes with industry experts and course tutor - agents/intermediaries, sports lawyers, football scouts and professional football players

24/7 access to online campus with course learning material - presentations, cases, readings, official documents, reports, videos, articles, etc.

Virtual access to a tutor/mentor - tutor will answer your specific questions and provide support throughout course

Bonus recorded masterclasses with top football executives, agents, sports lawyers, who have been previous speakers at SBI.


The course curriculum has been designed to provide you a practical and in-depth overview on how to begin and sustain a successful career as a football agent.

  1. Introduction to the Business of Football
  2. Understanding the Role of the Football Agent/Intermediary
  3. Football Intermediary Regulations
  4. Building a Network of International Agents

  1. Contract Negotiations
  2. Sports Marketing & Sponsorship
  3. Athlete Brand Management & Image Rights
  4. International Sports Law and Legistlation

  1. Player Scouting & Recruitment
  2. Third-Party Ownership and Financial Fair Play
  3. Player Career and Wealth Management
  4. Final Assessment


Daniel Geey - SBI Barcelona

Daniel Geey

International Sports Lawyer & Partner at Sheridans

Daniel Geey is a sports and entertainment lawyer who’s helping clients particularly in the football industry in relation to transfers, contract negotiations, commercial deals and disputes. He is the author of Done Deal & Build the Invisible
Matt Ritchie - SBI Barcelona

Matt Ritchie

Professional Football Player for Newcastle United

Matt Ritchie plays for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He’s a Scottish international who previously played for Portsmouth, Swindon Town and AFC Bournemouth just to name a few.
Laura McCallum - SBI Barcelona

Laura McCallum

Former Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs at Dundee United FC

Laura is a solicitor specializing in sports law. Her interests include football regulation, disciplinary matters (including anti-doping) as well as good governance. She regularly writes on sports law matters, articles of which have featured on leading sports law website, LawinSport, as well as in the football business magazine, FC Business and The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland.
Enric Ripoll - SBI Barcelona

Enric Ripoll

International Sports Lawyer & Arbitrator of the European Association of Arbitration

Enric is a licensed Spanish Lawyer since 2005 and US Attorney since 2023, specialized in International Sports Law and negotiation, advising Athletes, Clubs, Agents and Entities Governing Sports. As an International Sports Law specialized Lawyer, he gives legal advice to Clubs, Intermediaries, Athletes or Associations in contractual matters such as employment or image rights contracts, also in Disciplinary procedures regarding match-fixing, Financial Fair Play, and Doping.
Victor Ocando - SBI Barcelona

Victor Ocando

International Sports Lawyer based in the USA

Victor Ocando is the Founder and CEO of Adapt the Game, a startup focusing on improving game day experience for fans with disabilities. Before founding Adapt the Game, Victor as a Venezuelan attorney practiced international sports law specializing in football law, representing different stakeholders including clubs, players, leagues and agencies in South America and Europe. He has over eight years of experience working in the sports industry.
Diego Valdes - SBI Barcelona

Diego Valdes

Director General at Sports Business Institute Barcelona

Diego is the CEO & Founder at the Sports Business Institute Barcelona. He established SBI in 2012 with the aim of preparing professionals to move into leadership positions in the football industry. Since then, SBI has trained over one thousand professionals across 83 countries providing them the tools to successfully prepare them and optimize their opportunities of success in the football industry.

Malle Koido

Founder of Fan Engagement Consultancy & Marketing Intelligence Coordinator at AZ Alkmaar

Bas is a Senior Consultant with experience in Data Analytics, Customer Experience & Fan Engagement. Industry experience in football, publishing, ecommerce and consulting. His main focus is in consumer analytics, membership acquisition and retention.
Cristian Martin Vidal - SBI Barcelona

Cristian Martin Vidal

Sporting Director at Leeds United

I needed a new challenge and SBI gave me the flexibility and support to achieve a Masters degree whilst maintaining a high standard at work and travelling up and down the country and Europe for work. The course was incredibly informative and helpful and I enjoyed studying with people from all over the world. I recommend the course for anyone currently working in football or aspiring to get a career in football.
Victor Orta - SBI Barcelona

Victor Orta

Sporting Director at Leeds United

Victor was the Sporting Director of Leeds United for the past six years, and he was the orchestrator behind the scenes that helped the team back to the Premier League. He previously worked with Real Valladolid, Sevilla FC, FC Zenit, Middlesbrough F.C. and Elche CF
Dominic Vieria - SBI Barcelona

Dominic Vieria

Registered Football Agent with the Spanish Football Association

Dominic is a Registered Football Agent who currently works at ROOF Football. He previously worked with Adidas. He has expertise in Social Media and Marketing.

SBI’s methodology is practical and based on real-life cases and scenarios. We will prepare you for the situations you will face in the real world as a football agent, such as contract negotiations, dealing with minors, commissions, sponsorship opportunities, international collaboration with agents worldwide, among others.

All speakers have been carefully selected to prepare you for a successful career as a football agent.

You will engage with successful football agents, sporting directors, sports lawyers, scouts, professional players and marketing experts, providing you a holistic view of the role of the agent.

At SBI we believe that in order to truly understand the business side of the game you must be taught by those who have direct and relevant experience. For this reason, each year we select the best executives from across top clubs, federations, governing bodies, brands, agencies and media outlets to act as guest speakers for the program.

Our lineup regularly includes executives with experience working for FIFA, UEFA, Manchester United, Manchester City, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, CONCACAF, APOEL, Adidas, Nike, among numerous others.

Our students work at

We offer the opportunity to carry out professional internships to obtain first-hand experience in numerous football organizations, to initiate or advance in the development of professional careers in the area of football and sport.

How to apply


Tuition fee for the two-month Football Agent Certificate is 975 Euros