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The FBA and Sports Agent Academy Launch Professional Football Agent Programs led by Dr. Erkut Sogut

The Football Business Academy and the Sports Agent Academy get together to lead the education of the future leaders of football representation, through unique online programs.

The Football Business Academy (The FBA) and the Sports Agent Academy are proud to announce their partnership and launch of their innovative Football Agent Certificate and Football Agent Diploma programs. These new educational offerings are designed to provide aspiring football agents with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in the competitive world of sports representation. The programs will be led by the esteemed Dr. Erkut Sogut, a prominent football agent known for his work with elite athletes and his extensive experience in the industry.

Dr. Erkut Sogut brings a wealth of knowledge to these programs, having represented some of the biggest names in football. His practical insights, combined with the comprehensive curriculum developed by The FBA and Sports Agent Academy, will offer participants a unique learning experience that blends academic rigor with real-world application.

The self-paced online Professional Football Agent Certificate offers not only a comprehensive program covering FIFA Agent Regulations and FIFA Agent Exam material but also a monthly individual virtual meeting with Dr. Erkut Sogut, among other features. The Professional Football Agent Diploma takes this a step further. It includes a three-day on-site learning experience in Lisbon with Dr. Sogut, which also features networking activities such as meetings with football experts, site visits, and more.

Dr. Erkut Sogut, best known for representing high-profile footballers and his extensive experience in sports law and contract negotiations, brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these programs. His involvement ensures that participants will receive top-tier education grounded in real-world application, making them well-equipped to excel in the dynamic and competitive field of football agency.

Key Features of the Programs:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering essential topics such as sports law, contract negotiation, transfers, talent management, youth players, and ethical practices.
  • Expert Instruction: Led by Dr. Erkut Sogut and other industry professionals, providing students with first-hand insights and mentorship.
  • Flexible Learning: Available online to accommodate the busy schedules of aspiring agents worldwide.
  • Practical Experience: Opportunities for internships and real-world projects with leading sports agencies and football clubs.

Dr. Erkut Sogut commented on the launch, stating, “I am honored to lead the Football Agent Certificate and Diploma programs, created by The Football Business Academy in partnership with the Sports Agent Academy. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our ongoing effort to elevate the professional standards of football representation. Our goal is to equip aspiring football agents with not only the foundational knowledge and skills but also the ethical compass necessary to excel in this dynamic industry. We are committed to educating a new generation of well-rounded professionals who are prepared to handle the complexities of sports management with integrity and expertise.

The Football Agent Certificate and Diploma programs are open for enrolment, with courses starting in July 2024. To apply, please visit:



Sports Agent Academy, founded by Dr. Erkut Sogut, is a premier training institution specializing in the education and development of sports agents. With a commitment to excellence and a curriculum designed by industry leaders, Sports Agent Academy prepares its students to navigate the complexities of sports management and athlete representation. Dr. Sogut has over 20 years of experience at the highest level within the sports industry as a sports lawyer and sports agent, where he has negotiated record-breaking contracts and influenced the industry through his innovative approach to managing his clients.

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The Football Business Academy is a global leader in football business education whose goal is to accelerate the professionalization of the football industry and develop current and future leaders in the game. Founded in 2017 and based in Switzerland, The FBA is best known for its flagship degree – the Professional Master in Football Business – which is a 12-month program with two intakes each year.

Furthermore, various football-related stakeholders seek the services of The FBA for the creation and/or delivery of a variety of tailor-made workshops, certificates, or diplomas. Other partners of The FBA include CONMEBOL, NWSL, USL, Belgian FA, Saudi Pro League, Brighton & Hove Albion,, Rangers FC, SL Benfica, Mazatlán FC, Common Goal, Double Pass and Samba Digital.

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