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A football or sports agent negotiates employment contracts for the athletes they represent. Some agents will use their own solicitor to carry out the legal contract work for them.
Agents might work for a sports agency, a law firm that specialises in sporting contracts, or they may be freelance. Some sports agents are employed by football clubs to recruit players on their behalf.
There are no set entry requirements to be a football or sports agent. To get started, most agents usually have: work experience with a sports agency — contact agencies to see if there are voluntary placements or internships available contacts within sport — you can build up your contacts by watching games and matches and getting to know club officials, and players, their parents and friends legal knowledge — a lot of your work will involve looking over legal contracts, so you'll need a good understanding of contract law, and it may help if you are a trained solicitor business knowledge — this is very important to the role, so you may also find it useful to study for a degree or postgraduate course in international sports management or business management Related skills.