Intermediaries/Player's Agents


Intermediaries / players' agents may apply for pre-registration according to Art. 4 RfSV.

Any natural or legal person intending to participate in a transaction as an intermediary / players' agent during a given season may, as of February 1 of each calendar year, submit an application for pre-registration for the following season.

N.B.: Please take into account that the application approval process according to Art.4 may take several weeks. We therefore recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity to pre-register early (see above).
For the pre-registration of an intermediary / players' agent according to Art. 4 RfSV, such person must send the following documents to

the completed and signed application form according to Art. 4 RfSV,

the signed and binding DFB Intermediary Contract for natural persons or legal entities (see Appendix 1 and 2 RfSV),

a criminal record clearance certificate of the intermediary / players' agent issued by the Federal Republic of Germany or a corresponding foreign document in accordance with Art. 2 no. 2, para 2 RfSV in one of the FIFA languages in accordance with the FIFA Statutes (German, English, French or Spanish), which is not older than three (3) months at the time of application. If said certificate is submitted in another language, an officially certified translation in German must be enclosed, both as original documents.

The electronic document shall be submitted by the applicant to The Intermediary Declaration and the criminal record clearance certificate must also be sent by post as original documents to the DFB Central Administration, Department Services & Security – Intermediaries Unit, Otto-Fleck-Schneise 6, 60528 Frankfurt.

N.B.: when applying for a criminal record clearance certificate, the above-mentioned DFB address may be given as the recipient. The invoice for the registration fee of EUR 500 will be issued by the DFB Accounting Dept. as soon as all necessary documents have been received (see above bullet points) and shall be settled only after receipt of said invoice. In order for the DFB to issue the invoice, the application form must be completed in full.

N.B.: The application can only be processed once all the necessary documents have been submitted by the applicant.

The Intermediary Declaration is a central component of the regulations, whereby the intermediary / players' agent confirms with his signature that he will comply with the applicable FIFA Statutes and Regulations as well as those of the confederations and member associations when carrying out his activities, that he is of impeccable repute and that he has no contractual relationship with national and/or international leagues and associations that may cause a possible conflict of interest.

If there are no other reasons that might speak against the applicant carrying out his activities as an intermediary / players' agent, the DFB Central Administration will (i) confirm to the person concerned that he has been pre-registered with the DFB for the respective season and (ii) publish a list of pre-registered intermediaries / players' agents on its homepage here. We recommend keeping this confirmation in a safe place as no substitute copy will be issued.

Clubs and players who use the services of a pre-registered intermediary / players' agent are therefore not required to submit the criminal record clearance certificate and proof of payment of the registration fee to the DFB as part of a transaction.

As a matter of principle, a pre-registration will be considered valid for one season only.