Player Registrations

Football Association of Wales Player Registrations

The Registrations Department oversee all aspects of Player Registrations within Wales for both Professional and Amateur players. Our duties include: -

  • Administration of the FAW COMET Player Registrations module.
  • Registration of all Professional and Amateur Players in Wales.
  • Administration of the FIFA Transfer Matching System.
  • Processing of all International Transfer Certificates (ITC) for Professional and Amateur player's both in and out of Wales.
  • Implement all FAW, UEFA and FIFA Rules and Regulations regarding Player Registrations.
  • Advise Clubs/Players on any queries regarding the Rules & Regulations including FIFA and Domestic Training Compensation claims.
  • Governing Body Endorsements for Work Permit applications.
  • Oversee Intermediary Activity within Wales.

Registration Periods

The Professional Registration Periods for the 2021/22 season are as follows:

  • The first Professional Registration Period will open on 9th June 2021 and will close at midnight on 31stAugust 2021; and
  • The second Professional Registration Period will open on 1st January 2022 and will close at midnight on 31st January 2022.

The Amateur Registration Period for the 2021/22 season, applicable only to competitions in which only Amateur Players participate, will open on 9th June 2021 and close at 5pm on Thursday 31st March 2022.


International Transfers 

Please find below information on how to gain access to the FIFA Transfer Matching System (“TMS”) in order to obtain an International Transfer Certificate (“ITC”) for Players seeking to register with your Club. 


Aggregated FIFA World Rankings

The following 24 month and 12 month aggregated FIFA World Rankings are to be read in conjunction with the FAW Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) Regulations, which can be downloaded here.

FIFA World Rankings Aggregate 24month 17.12.2021.pdf

FIFA World Rankings Aggregate 12month 17.12.2021.pdf

FAW Standard Employment Contract

This Employment Contract must accompany an application to register a Professional Player and is to be submitted to the Association via FAW COMET.

FAW Standard Employment Contract.pdf

FAW Professional Mutual Cancelation Form

This form is used for a Club and Professional Player to mutually agree to terminate an Employment Contract early.

Professional Mutual Cancelation Form_2020-21_Final (Online Editable).pdf