English Football League Publish Agent Fees Report

August 30, 2011

The Football League have published their latest report on agent fees during the 2010/11 season for all the clubs in the three divisions below the English Premier League.

A staggering total of $27.2 million was dispersed to agents during the 2010/11 season. Championship clubs accounted for $23 million (84.6%) of this total, with League 1 and League 2 clubs spending $3.75m (14.1%) and $0.45m (1.3%) respectively.

Clubs committed to pay agents in 570 (19.6%) of the 2,910 player transactions that took place. Only eight clubs did not spend any money on agents’ fees at all (Accrington Stanley, Barnet, Cheltenham Town, Crewe Alexandra, Hartlepool United, Macclesfield Town, Stevenage and Stockport County). 

After seeing the figures, Football League chairman Greg Clarke said: “This highlights the importance of the work Football League clubs are doing to establish a ‘breakeven’ business model across all three divisions. No-one is trying to prevent clubs from paying agents where they feel it is appropriate, however we must make sure that clubs are not spending money they simply do not have.”