Wednesday 23 September 2020, 13:00

FIFA publishes comprehensive new Legal Handbook

  • New resource provides comprehensive reference point for FIFA regulatory and statutory codes

  • FIFA Legal Handbook now available on

FIFA has today published a comprehensive new handbook in which the latest FIFA regulations, statutory documents and relevant circulars can be accessed in one place electronically for the first time.

Now available on, the FIFA Legal Handbook will be updated annually and has been created to provide an all-in-one electronic resource for FIFA documentation related to legal, governance and regulatory matters in football.

As well as the FIFA Statutes, the FIFA Legal Handbook features numerous other key FIFA regulatory and statutory codes. These include the FIFA Governance Regulations, Disciplinary Code, Code of Ethics and Anti-Doping Regulations, as well as the latest FIFA regulations governing the status and transfer of players, working with intermediaries, club licensing, stadium safety and security, and the Forward Programme, amongst others.

In addition, the FIFA Legal Handbook also includes relevant circulars and standard FIFA legal documents.

The FIFA Legal Handbook is available for free (in both PDF and ePUB format) on and contains the updates to the FIFA Statutes and regulations made in September 2020. You can also download it here.

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