League reveal agents fees

The finances of Football League clubs look in better health than a year ago with fees paid to agents falling by 1%.

Last Updated: 06/09/13 at 10:17 Post Comment

Agents fees have fallen by 1% in the Football League

Agents fees have fallen by 1% in the Football League

Latest figures of the money ending up in the hands of player representatives reveal clubs committed a total of £21.5m during the 2012/13 season - £170,000 less than the previous 12 months.

Championship clubs accounted for £18.6m of the total, with League One and League Two clubs spending £2.2m and £0.7m respectively. Of the 3,746 player transactions that took place, agents were paid in 776 of these.

Football League chairman Greg Clarke said: "This is a considerable amount of money to be leaving the game.

"However, the real challenge is to ensure that such payments are part of a sustainable financial model with clubs only spending what they can afford. In conjunction with clubs, we're making real progress towards this goal and now have all three divisions operating Financial Fair Play regulations."

The 2013/14 season represents the first accounting period for the Championship against which Financial Fair Play sanctions could be levied from January 2015.

In Leagues One and Two clubs are operating the Salary Cost Management Protocol which limits spending on player's salaries to 60% and 55% of turnover, respectively.

It is 10 years since League clubs voted to introduce the publication of agents' fees with a determination to achieve transparency in the football industry with the League clubs intent on making sure any payment was a matter of public record and debate.

With the increased commercial income trickling down into the lower leagues, fees paid to agents have been on the rise but the recent figures will be comforting news for many administrators within the clubs outside of the Premier League.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company