Football Intermediary Association

About The FIA (Football Intermediary Association)

FIA, the Football Intermediary Association, is the body for football intermediaries and officiators of courses, programmes and events for the educating of individuals looking to train as football intermediaries. With the industry evolving (legislation was changed in 2015, so that anyone could train to become a football intermediary), the opportunity came to provide high-quality, professional training to help those looking to become Football Intermediaries. The lack of any official associations meant this was more difficult to support, so the Football Intermediary Association was formed to support and encourage professional training in this sector.

If you’re looking to work towards becoming a football intermediary with the help of some outstanding professionals in this business, the FIA can help get you there! The FIA has trained over 500 delegates to date and runs professional ‘Exclusive Access Events’ every quarter. You can also learn through the FIA’s online Football Intermediary Certificate course at any time. Through their training programmes they have helped many individuals work towards becoming a football intermediary, embarking upon a career offering high earning potential and great job satisfaction, in an industry they love.


Excellent course materials – We have worked with a team of experienced football intermediaries to create a course which provides you with the knowledge you need to undertake a career as a football intermediary. This course is periodically reviewed and updated, to ensure that your learning materials are current and that you can learn in an engaging and interactive way, such as through animations and quizzes.

World-class trainers – FIA’s team of trainers led by world leading intermediary Xabier de Beristain Humphrey, include individuals from across the football industry, including managers, coaches, players and management representiatives from a wide variety of clubs and institutions. These professionals are more than qualified to instruct you on the business side of football and the skills it takes to become an intermediary.

Xabier is a football intermediary and sports lawyer, who was involved in the transfer of Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea for a record £71 million!

Help with building your professional network – With so many connections in the FIA, including other aspiring intermediaries, current football intermediaries and players, FIA offers an excellent and unique way for you to build up your professional network and contacts.

Career opportunities

Becoming a football agent (or football intermediary) is a common dream, and for those who are interested sport, working in the world of football represents an ideal career! FIA courses are perfect for anyone who is looking to gain a solid grounding in the skills required to become a football agent or football intermediary. After successfully completing an FIA course you can expect to be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to kickstart your career as a football intermediary.

Whether you’re new to the world of professional football or are simply looking to add to your existing skillset, we are sure that you will find an FIA qualification to be worthwhile. Taking an FIA course is the first step for those who want to forge a successful career in the sport they love. After completing your course, you will have what it takes to apply for football agent jobs.

Which certification?

If you are wondering how to become a football agent, e-Careers exclusively offers two courses to help you gain the knowledge required to succeed in this industry:

For new players entering the world of professional football the assistance from a football agent, commonly referred to as a Football Intermediary, is required to help with their professional careers.

FIA’s interactive and engaging Football Intermediary Certificate provides you with the skills and knowledge to successfully do this, working in the industry you love, while helping up-and coming sports professionals to realise their dreams of becoming a professional footballer. This is achieved through a series of 16 modules, covering essential topics within this business, such as the transfer window and processing a deal.

  • The Football Intermediary Professional Programme – This course includes the Football Intermediary Certificate and the opportunity to attend a one-day ‘Exclusive Access Event’ with our lead trainers and representatives from the industry.

To become a successful football intermediary, you will need industry specific skills and knowledge, the right contacts, and professional guidance from experienced world-class trainers, who have played or managed at an international level. Fortunately, all of this is available within our Football Intermediary Professional Programme. At the Exclusive Access Event, you’ll meet and learn from Xabier de Beristain Humphrey and other special guests.

These guest speakers bring a wealth of knowledge spanning decades, which will ultimately help you to fast track your career.

Please note, this programme is for delegates aged 18 or older.

How to get certified

If you are interested in becoming a football intermediary, speak to our team of Football Intermediary Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700, and they will help you take your next step in this industry.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your career as a trained Football Intermediary!