Sunday, 8 July 2018
How to Become a Football Agent
Children all over the world are playing on the streets, in their back gardens or backyards, joining football clubs and there is also a growing interest in professional football.
The total annual wages bill for European football players alone is over £9.5 billion every year. That's $12.630 billion.
The standard football agent percentage fee is 10% of that wage bill, so it's easy to see why becoming a football agent is widely seen as a lucrative field to get into.
But you don't just open an office and launch a website announcing that you are now a professional football agent. There's obviously a lot more than that involved!
How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide will offer you a unique and highly informative insight into the first steps to becoming a football agent.
Written by Dr Erkut Sogut LL,M., Jack Pentol-Levy and Charlie Pentol-Levy, the guide offers unique insights into how football works from a business perspective and shows you how to start on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a football agent.
It also draws on advice from experienced agents such as Pere Guardiola, Lihan Gundogan and Harun Arslan.
It also offers tips on how football agents interact with sports lawyers and journalism. For example, the Chief Soccer Correspondent on the New York Times, Rory Smith, offers his opinions on football agency.
The book (it's written by the team behind Football Agent Education) will help provide you with the varied skills you will require to work as a football agent.
It gives information about he different rules and regulations of professional football bodies in Europe and the USA.
It details how you can get into the business, even if you do not have family connections or friends in the football industry, the type of work you will do as an agent, how you should interact with footballers, including your clients, employment contracts, etc.
It's a short but highly informative book and at £11.99 from Matador, it could be your way into a very lucrative career or business.
You can learn more by visiting www.footballagenteducation.com, Instagram @footballagenteducation or on Twitter @education_agent.