2.1.1. Standard Players Contract

Standard Player Contracts

Providing guarantees on contractual obligations

Standard playing contracts should be enacted for professional football players all around the world that should contain minimum international requirements. Although there has been significant improvements to contractual standards through Standard Player Contracts (SPC), issues are still prevalent in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Eastern Europe.

What you should know

Despite improvements, issues remain

There has been significant improvements to contractual standards through Standard Player Contracts (SPC), but issues are still prevalent in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Eastern Europe.

A global problem, with local solutions

Implementation and definition of minimum standards for player contracts are first and foremost a responsibility of stakeholders at the domestic level. However, FIFPRO and international stakeholders play a crucial role in supporting this process.

Standard Player Contracts level the playing field

Standard Player Contracts provide guarantees on contractual obligations, and also creates a level playing field between clubs and competitions which minimises legal disputes.

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Standard Player Contracts News

A contract offer via social media sounds too good to be true

Two English footballers outsmarted a person pretending to be a scout, who offered them a trial and a contract with a Portuguese club.

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Eight ways to spot a fake agent

Some professional footballers prefer to use an intermediary to arrange a trial or a contract with a club. If you decide to do that, please be vigilant - especially if you don’t know the intermediary personally.

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