FIFA Regulations on the Status & Transfer of Players

Most football leagues around the world follow FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (“RSTP”) to control the player transfer system through rules that balance player and team interests.

The current version of the RSTP (referred to by FIFA as simply the “Regulations”) is dated as of December, 2017.

FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players

FIFA also made certain amendments to these regulations, which took effect on June 1, 2018.

Amendments to the RSTP

Summary of the Amendments