Frequently Asked Questions

For Young footballers Looking for First Professional Club

Q: How do I add other footballgeni players to my friends list
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Login to your footballgeni account and from your dashboard click on 'Player search' on the right side of the page. You will then be shown a list of players, select 'see more', and on the players profile page you will see the ' Add as friend' button.

Q: My son is 14 years old, is this too young to have an agent?
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A player cannot sign a contract with an agent until the year he reaches 16. A pre-contract agreement can be offered by agents for players who really stand out but until the player is 18, written consent of a parent of guardian is needed for the deal to be processed formally.

Q: I am above the age of 16 and want to become a professional footballer, what do I need to do?
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Log in to your footballgeni account. Click on the 'Send your CV' button and fill in your details. Once you have completed your information you will have the possibility to save, print, or send your CV to a list of clubs or agents that we have contact to.

Q: How do I become the best of my age group?
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Playing football at any professional level requires hard work, if signing a professional contract is the young players aim, then the hard work will be worthwhile. Hard work includes working on different parts of your game game, such as fitness, technique, tactical awareness and other aspects of the game which aren?t your strongest in order to become a better player and stand out.

Q: What is the quickest way get an Agent to represent me?
A: Use our CV sending service and we will send your CV to 2,945 FIFA registered agents
Q: What is the quickest way to find a new club to sign me?
A: Use our CV sending service and we will send your CV to 1,926 professional clubs.
Q: Why should I join Footballgeni?
A: We are one of the fastest growing football communities on the internet, so by joining you get free access to over 40,000 other members around the World. We have news and information that will help you stay up to date with the developments in the sport and maybe one day you will become one of the Worlds best players.
Q: How much does a footballgeni membership cost?
A: It's free to signup & register on footballgeni. Your profile, pictures and video will be displayed on the site, which will help to promote you. We would advise you to upgrade your membership to "featured player" to get maximum exposure, as most players who get offered a contract with a football agent are listed as featured players.
Q: Why should I upgrade my membership from Normal Player to Featured Player?
A: Upgrading your membership will give you access to many benefits, like adding your profile to the homepage, which will increase your chances of being selected by a club, scout, agent or academy by 90%.
Q: Why should I upgrade my membership from Silver Agent to Gold Agent?
A: Upgrading your membership will give you the possibility to access players contact details so you can contact them direct.
Q: Why should I upgrade my membership from Silver Scout to Gold Scout?
A: Upgrading your membership will give you the possibility to access players contact details so you can contact them direct.
Q: Why should I upgrade my membership from Silver Coach to Gold Coach?
A: Upgrading your membership will give you the possibility to access players contact detailsso you can contact them direct.
Q: Why should I upgrade my membership from Silver Academy to Gold Academy?
A: Upgrading your membership will give you the possibility to access players contact details so you can contact them direct.
Q: Why should I use the CV sending service?
A: Our CV sending service will enable you to contact all the major clubs and leagues around the World, which will help your chances of getting a trial with a club.
Q: How do I become a professional player?
A: To become a professional player you need to perform well on the pitch and get spotted by a scout or agent. You can increase your chances of getting spotted by registering with footballgeni and show your profile to over 40,000 members on our website.
Q: How do I find an agent?
A: The easiest way to find an agent is to click on the Agent Search button on the left side of the homepage. You can narrow your search by selecting the Country of the Agent.
Q: How do I become a football agent?
A: You can become a FIFA registered agent by contacting your local football organisation, they will tell you how to apply for the test that you will need to complete to become a registered football agent.
Q: How do I find a new club?
A: You can use our CV sending service to contact clubs, just select what league and country you want the club to be in and enter your details and we will make a professional CV containing all the information needed and send it direct to the clubs.
Q: How do I improve my skills?
A: It's always important to keep up as much training as possible. Try contacting one of the many coaches listed on the site for help. There is also various skills training videos you can find in our Media Center.
Q: I am above the age of 16 and want to become a professional footballer, what do I need to do?
A: Firstly, you need to fill in an online CV on this website. This service is free of charge. When you have done this, you need to decide where to send your CV to, and the options for this are also posted on this website, along with the prices. When you have decided on your future aspirations and the payment has been received, we will process your application and you could be on your way to playing professional football.
Q: My son is 14 years old, is this too young to have an agent?
A: A player cannot sign a contract with an agent until the year he reaches 16.A pre-contract agreement is often offered by agents to players who really stand out, but until the player is 18, written consent of a parent of guardian is needed for the deal to be processed formally.
Q: People say that I am too small for football?
A: For any football player to be in the game, especially at the youth level, you do not have to be the biggest, strongest, or fastest to be successful. At any youth level many players have not fully developed and still have time to grow in height. On the other hand mentally a positive attitude goes a long way in helping not only your game, but your teammates as well. For any young footballers there are other aspects, which have to be monitored in order to succeed.
Q: How do I become the best of my age group?
A: Playing football at any professional level requires hard work, if signing a professional contract is the young players aim, then the hard work will be worthwhile. Hard work includes working on different parts of your game, such as fitness, technique, tactical awareness and other aspects of the game which aren’t your strongest in order to become a better player and stand out.
Q: How do I post a video?
A: Log in using your email address and password then in your dashboard under your profile picture you will find a link saying edit video
Q: What will an agent do for me?
A: Having an agent to represent you will increase your chances of finding the right club and contract that benefits you. They can help with managing your finances, contract negotiating and even locating accommodation if you have to relocate. Agents generally work on a percentage of what income they are able to negotiate for you with a club so beware of agents that ask for money in advance as these are normally bad ones.
Q: What’s the difference between an agent and scout?
A: An agent will work on your behalf with regardsto contracts with a club, and a scout will normally be connected to a club with the aim to find players for that cub or others. A contract is normally presented to a player by a club or an agent when the player is signed to play for the club or have an Agent represent them.
Q: What is a mandate?
A: A mandate is a document that gives an Agent or representative the authority to act on the players behalf when being transferred from club to club.
Q: Can I move clubs if I am under contract?
A: Yes it is possible to move clubs providing the club you are on contract with agree with the move.
Q: What needs to be in my CV?
A: Your CV should contain, your personal details including, height, weight, preferred foot, playing position, your age, Country you live in, country of passport, the amount of games played per season, competitions won or entered, description of your strengths on the ball, and future ambitions.
Q: What should I do with my CV?
A: You should send your CV to as many clubs and agent/scouts as possible. The quickest and easiest way to do this is by using our CV sending service.
Q: How do I build a network on Footballgeni?
A: When you have registered on the site or are logged in, you can start building your network by sending & receiving as many friends request as possible.
Q: How do I send a friends request on Footballgeni?
A: To send a friends request you will first need to be logged into your dashboard. From here you can send and receive friends request.
Q: Why should I build a network on Footballgeni?
A: It's always important to get your name around to as many people as possible because you never know who will be able to help you develop your career or move to the club that’s right for you. Players need all the help they can get so by building a large network you will maximise your chances of getting to where you want to be.
Q: What is a Featured Player?
A: Becoming a featured player is the best way to get maximum exposure and will increase your chances of finding a club or agent faster. You can upgraded to become a featured player by logging in and clicking on the upgrade link under your dashboard profile picture.
Q: How do I get my profile shown on the homepage?
A: Upgrade to featured player and you will have your profile & picture placed on the homepage and at the top of the player search list placing you in front of over 30,000 other players.
Q: What is a Paid Coach?
A: Upgrading to a paid coach gives you the possibility to gain access to over 30,000 players contact details. This is the quickest & most effective way to get in touch with the players you want.
Q: What is a Silver Agent?
A: Becoming a silver agent is free and gives access to view all the players on the website but without access to any contact details.
Q: What is a Gold Agent?
A: Upgrading to a gold agent gives you the possibility to gain access to over 30,000 players contact details. This is the quickest & most effective way to get in touch with the players you want.
Q: How do I search for a player?
A: Click on the player search button in the left side menu or if you already know the players name enter it in the search box at the top of the homepage.
Q: How do I see a players contact information?
A: Players contact details are only available to Gold agents, Gold coaches, and Gold scouts. Log in and upgrade your membership to become a Gold member and receive many VIP benefits.
Q: Can I post a job?
A: Yes if you are registered as an Agent, Scout or Coach you can post a job through your dashboard.
Q: How can I delete my account?
A: Please contact us if you want to delete your account. For security reasons you cannot delete your account but we can deactivate it for you.
Q: How do I post my videos?
A: Log in to your profile page and in the left side menu click on the My videos link. Note: When adding a video it has to be from youtube, click share > Embed, then copy the code and paste it into footballgeni.
Q: How do I post my photos?
A: Log in to your profile and in the left side menu click on the My photos link, then upload your photos.
Q: How do I add a video to my profile
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Login with your user name and password. Click on the Edit my video link in the left menu and then click on the Add video button and upload your video file.

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