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An Interview With FIFA Agent Ken Joseph

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like being a FIFA agent, placing soccer players all over Europe?  Soccer is not a subject that is covered all that much on Sports Agent Blog.  Fortunately, I have found an interview on a third party site ( that takes a peek at the life of FIFA agent Ken Joseph, by asking him some questions about his practice and the state of affairs for soccer.  Here is a portion of that interview: What is UEFA trying to achieve by introducing Financial Fair Play?

Ken Joseph:What UEFA is trying to achieve, is to introduce the Financial fair play rules to help prevent careless spending on transfer fees and wages of players, and to keep in check huge cash injections from rich football club owners.

This means that football club spending shall not exceed revenue from TV rights, sponsorship, gate receipts, and competition prize money. Football clubs who go against this rule face expulsion from European competition. Can the Financial Fair Play rules work?

Ken Joseph:Absolutely! My professional views are that Michael Platini has indeed an excellent vision for the beautiful game. Nevertheless, for the Financial Fair Play to be successful, the rules will have to stamp out any potential loop holes and only time will tell if this shall be the case. Any juicy gossip for the summer transfer window?

Ken Joseph:I would not mention names but we have recruited an emerging talent from South America, a supporting striker, he reminds me so much of Carlos Tevez. So many clubs want the lads signature but we are not in a rush, we want to help him make an informed decision that supports what is most important for his individual career development.

We are also monitoring another player in Kenya very closely – raw talent and has a great future ahead of him!

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.